Resources and Links

This page features several links to resources, materials, web applications, organizations, and more. All of these can be used by ambassadors, teachers, and participants to get in touch with astronomy and to learn more about our universe. This page is continuously being updated and extended.

In The Sky - Planetarium and Charts
" is an online guide to what you can see in the night sky."

The Size of Space - Interactive Application
"The Size of Space. A 3D visualization of the scale of the cosmos."

Interactive Universe Forecast
"What is the future of the universe? Well, using some science we can make a few predictions..."

Stellarium Browser Version
"If the moon were only 1 pixel. An accurate scale model of the solar system."

Sky Events Calendar
"SKYCAL (Sky Events Calendar) will help you keep track of the sky by calculating the local date and time of all these celestial happenings."

The Sky Online Planetarium
"This site aims to provide accurate real time data and finder charts for the most interesting Solar System objects."

Web Application: If the moon were only 1 pixel
"If the moon were only 1 pixel. An accurate scale model of the solar system."

ISS Tracker Map
"The current position of the ISS and its ground track."

Earth Satellite Map
"Satellite map shows current position and trajectory of over 19,300 satellites orbiting the Earth. View satellites by country, type, size, launch date, orbit period, inclination, apogee & perigee."

NASA Eyes on Exoplanets
"Eyes on Exoplanets is a fully rendered, scientifically accurate 3D universe that allows you to explore thousands of exotic planetary systems known to orbit distant stars."

100,000 Stars by Google
"100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser."

NASA Solar System Explorer
"An overview of our local neighborhood in the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy."

Google Sky
"To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, we have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky."

Space Weather Predition Center
"Live Space Weather and Space Weather Predition Center provided by NOAA."

Gravitation Simluator - Web Application
"How do celestial bodies warp the fabric of space-time and interact with each other?"

NASA Image Gallery
"Official NASA photographs from agency photographers chronicle what's making news across the agency, from launches and landings to important science announcements."

ESA Kids Education Centre
"Space for Kids! ESA Kids features space news, information, animations and downloads for kids aged between 6 and 12."

NASA Space Palace Learning Center
"NASA’s award-winning Space Place website engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on activities, fun articles and short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and numerous resources for kids, parents and teachers, Space Place has something for everyone."

ESA Kids Solar System Explorer
"Solar System Explorer. Help Paxi land on different planets and celestial bodies."

ESA Videos for Professionals
"Video library with content from various areas of space technology."

CESAR Education Platform
"CESAR is an educational ESA initiative whose main objective is to engage secondary school students with the wonders of astronomy and, more generally, science and technology."

ArXiv Paper Archive
"arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,745,133 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics."

Planetary Science Archive
"The European Space Agency's Planetary Science Archive (PSA) is the central repository for all scientific and engineering data returned by ESA's Solar System missions: currently Giotto, Huygens, Mars Express, Rosetta, SMART-1, ExoMars 2016, Chandrayaan-1, BepiColombo and Venus Express, as well as complementary ground-based observations."