Astronomy/Astrophysics: Best Free Resources: Solar System
This guide contains some of the best astronomy/astrophysics resources freely available on the Internet.Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019 2:14 PM
- Lunar and Planetary Institute (Universities Space Research Association)
- NASA Human Spaceflight - Information about the International Space Station and a launch countdown clock plus links to the Space Shuttle page and the history of manned space flight.
- NeoDys: Near Earth Objects - Orbital data on all Near Earth Asteroids and impact risk analysis.
- Planetary, Lunar, and Stellar Visibility (Alcyone Software) - freeware program that produces color diagrams showing when astronomical objects are visible during any year from 3000 BC to AD 6000 at any location on the earth.
- Solar System Exploration (NASA) - Explore planets and other objects in our solar system. Excellent overview, facts, graphics, mission information, and much more.
- Solar System Simulator (NASA) - Software that visualizes solar system objects from many perspectives based on user-specified parameters.
- View of the Solar System: Lesson Plans and Activities (Calvin J. Hamilton)
- U.S. Naval Observatory - Extensive astronomical data such as sun and moon rise and set times, moon phases, eclipses, seasons, and positions of solar system objects. Information on software, research, and publications.