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Astronomy Online
The whole universe on one Web site? Maybe.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12


Astronomy Online was created by Ricky Murphy while working on a master’s degree in astronomy. It provides basic as well as more complex information about the world of astronomy and includes photographs, essays, and more.
The sites simple design makes navigation easy. Links to the major areas are in the top navigation bar and are previewed in the main area of the front page. Quick links are listed in the left sidebar.

Astronomy Online provides a wealth of resources and information for teachers, students, or anyone interested in astronomy. The content is arranged into broad categories including Observation, Science, Solar System, Stars, Our Galaxy, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Exoplanets, and Astrophotography. Each main category is grouped into sub-categories that cover such topics as constellations, astronomy tools, the solar system formation, stellar evolution, and much more. Each of the topics includes a number of informative and illustrated essays with embedded links that lead to even more information. Visitors wont want to miss the Astrophotography section as it contains some magnificent professional photographs from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at the top of Mauna Kea. It also contains some excellent amateur images of the solar system, star clusters, nebulae, and more.


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