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Featured Sites Archives – 2007


Week of Site 
December 31, 2007 Exploring Planets in the Classroom
December 24, 2007 NASA Kids
December 17, 2007 SETI InstitutSearch for extraterrestrial intelligence
December 10, 2007 Interactive Mars Habitat
December 3, 2007 Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind
November 26, 2007 StellariumStellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Morgantown, West Virginia Coordinates: 3938′1″N, 7957′2″W (39.633696, -79.950670)

November 19, 2007 Lunar Eclipse Computer
November 12, 2007 Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association
November 5, 2007 Amazing Spacestudents can use Web-based activities to learn about the solar system, train to be a scientist, follow a star’s life cycle, and more.
October 29, 2007 Cool CosmosLearn about infrared light through fun games, cool movies, images, and more. Classroom activities and a Spanish-language version of the site are also available.
October 22, 2007 Stanford Solar Folklore
October 15, 2007 PlanetQuestthe search for another Earth
October 8, 2007 Ask Dr Universe the world’s most curious cat answers kid’s questions about the universe. Dr. Universe answers some of life’s most confounding questions.
October 1, 2007 Technology Review MIT’s magazine of innovation.
September 24, 2007 Nature international weekly journal of science.
September 17, 2007 EurekaAlertrecent postings by research institutions & scientific organizations.
September 10, 2007 Astrobiology at NASA
September 3, 2007 Current Moon Phase / Lunar Phase / Moon Calendar
August 27, 2007 Apollo Lunar Surface JournalTranscripts, commentary, and spectacular images from when astronauts walked on the Moon.
August 20, 2007 The James Webb Space Telescope Plans for the Hubble’s successor are underway.
August 13, 2007 What time is it? current time in about 600 cities around the world
August 6, 2007 The Earth at night as seen from space Pick out your favorite city from its light pollution.
July 30, 2007 Earth Viewer day and night.
July 23, 2007 AstroViewer Display a sky map online, very nice
July 16, 2007 Space Calendar
July 9, 2007 The Bruce Medalists short biographies, photos, and bibliographies of the leading 19th and 20th century astronomers.
July 2, 2007 John Herschel (pdf file)
June 25, 2007 Sir Isaac Newton
June 18, 2007 Tycho Brahe
June 11, 2007 The Antique Telescope Society
June 4, 2007 Archaeoastronomy Web Sources
May 28, 2007 History of Astronomy
May 21, 2007 Spaceflight Now includes news about other space topics as well as astronomical ones
May 14, 2007 Tunguska EventDescribes the massive 1908 explosion and features several papers discussing the meteorite theory.
May 7, 2007 Tunguska Home Page – University of BolognaSearching for an answer to what devastated about 2150 square kilometres of Siberian taiga on June 30th, 1908.
April 30, 2007 Great Siberian ExplosionLooks at some of the wilder theories proposed to explain the great Siberian explosion that occurred over central Asia on June 30, 1908.
April 23, 2007 Tectonic Interpretation of the 1908 Tunguska EventA contrary opinion.
April 16, 2007 1908 Siberia Explosion (Tunguska)Reconstructing the 1908 Tunguska explosion from eyewitness accounts.
April 9, 2007 Near Earth Objects – The Planetary SocietyProvides recent news about, as well as the society’s efforts to, research Near Earth Objects (NEOs).
April 2, 2007 Near Earth Object Current Impact RisksA table that lists potential future Earth impact events that the JPL Sentry System has detected based on currently available observations.
March 26, 2007 Barringer Meteor CraterAlso known as Meteor Crater, it is a gigantic depresion in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert.
March 12, 2007 Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud Discusses the proposed vast cloud at the outer reaches of the solar system that comets reside in.
March 5, 2007 Kuiper Belt Page – suggested by Alexandra Sawyer.
February 26, 2007 www.harvard.edu/scied/SUN/SunIntro.html“>Astronomy in Motion Sun Pages – Includes a brief story of the Sun as a star, plus solar activities designed for understanding the size and effects of the Sun on the Earth.
February 19, 2007 SpaceWeather.comCurrent research news plus daily forecasts of solar flares and geo-magnetic storms from NASA.
February 12, 2007 Minor Bodies and the Interplanetary Medium
February 5, 2007 The UnMuseum’s Ponzo and the MoonExplains why the Ponzo Illusion makes the Moon appear larger when near the horizon.
January 29, 2007 The Space Place Images of Earth’s Moon for the Classroom NASA Moon images with captions showing different phases, suitable for printing and classroom display.
January 22, 2007 Phase of MoonDisplays the phase of the Moon in a browser window, with times of last and next Full Moon and New Moon.
January 15, 2007 How long does each phase of the Moon last?NASA’s Dr. Marc of The Space Place answers questions about Moon phases and the lunar month. Includes GIF animation of the Moon going through its phases.
January 8, 2007 Moon Phases 5000 Year CatalogNASA Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSFC) Five Millennia Catalog of the phases of the Moon.
January 1, 2007 The Moon: It’s Just a Phase It’s Going Through – Very nice explanation of why our Moon has different phases.