Helpful Websites and Resources

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory's space calendar for those interested in tracking astronomical events like eclipses, meteor showers, comet apparitions, planetary conjunctions, etc. through out the year, and much, much more.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: Each day a different image or photograph of our Universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
  • Detroit Clear Sky Chart: The astronomer's forecast - this handy chart lets you know how likely clear, dark skies are over the next 44 hours.
  • The Astronomy Society of the Pacific Over one hundred years old, The Astronomy Society of the Pacific is a collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers, dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
  • The American Astronomical Society The organization for professional astronomers in the United States. The goal of the Society is to 'enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the Universe.'
  • The Astronomy Center Part of the ComPadre project, the Astronomy Center has resources for both students and instructors, as well as information on the latest research in astronomy education.

Science Learning Research Center

University of Michigan - Dearborn Observatory - Science Learning and Research Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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