SPA Telescopes for Schools
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Information about the night sky:
Heavens Above (sky and satellites visibility) http://www.heavens-above.com/
Stellarium (downloadable planetarium) http://www.stellarium.org/
Globe at Night (how dark is your sky at night) http://www.globe.gov/GaN/index.html
Astronomy Picture of the Day http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/
Infrared satellite cloud map http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_ir.html
Planetary photos from spacecraft http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov

Links for information for schools:
IYA2009 UK home page http://www.astronomy2009.co.uk/
Hubble Space Telescope site http://hubblesite.org/
STFC Schools http://www.scitech.ac.uk/PandS/Contents.aspx
RAS Schools
http://www.ras.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=49
IOP Schools and Colleges http://www.iop.org/activity/education/index.html
RAS Education Resource Database
http://www.ras.org.uk/index.php?option=com_formamend&task=search&form_id=15
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
(Science and Engineering Ambassador scheme) http://www.stemnet.org.uk/
The Jodcast (astronomy podcast) http://www.jodcast.net
365 Days of Astronomy (daily astronomy podcasts) http://365daysofastronomy.org/
Astronomers willing to give talks to schools http://www.ras.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=102
Organisations for amateur astronomers:
Society for Popular Astronomy http://www.popastro.com/
SPA Young Stargazers http://www.popastro.com/youngstargazers/
British Astronomical Association http://www.britastro.org/baa/
For a local astronomical society:
Federation of Astronomical Societies http://www.fedastro.org.uk/fas/

Things to do:
National Schools Observatory http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk
Bradford Robotic Telescope http://www.telescope.org
The Liverpool Robotic Telescope http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk
Help SETI look for signals from space http://setiathome.berkeley.edu

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Schools' telescope

The schools' telescope

What it will show

Telescope safety

What's Up Tonight?

Useful links

Help with Telescopes for Schools

DVD clips

 
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