Links

This section contains link to external organisations.

Magazines

Sky at Night Magazine http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com sky at night
Astronomy Now http://www.astronomynow.com

Education

Association for Astronomy Education http://www.aae.org.uk
RAS Education Committee – competitions for schools and information leaflets. http://www.ras.org.uk
On this site are 4 educational exercises aimed at students aged 16-19, but societies might find them interesting if running any sort of practical astronomy sessions. The exercises all relate to distance measuring. http://www.astroex.org/
Some experiments on Cosmic Rays http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/javalabs/java102/hess/index.htm
Links to a number of astronomy lessons http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lessons/
Another set of astronomy education experiments http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/xmm/forteachers.html

 

FAQs

 

sci.astro FAQ

Astronomy & Physics are covered here

Astronomy applications FAQ

The Bad Astronomy page at Рthis attempts to address some misconceptions about astronomy 

Planets for Kids – Informative page for kids which provides information on the planets in our solar system.

 

Places to Visit

Below is a list of a few astronomy related atractions that are mostly across the UK.

Armagh Planetarium

Birr Castle in Ireland

Centro de Observacao Astronomica no Algarve – COAA

Coats Observatory – Strathclyde

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Herstmonceux Science Centre in Sussex

Island Planetarium & Astronomy Resources Centre on the Isle of Wight

Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Arboretum

Les Granges: Sun and Stars in Southern France

Mills Observatory – Dundee

National Maritime Museum – Greenwich

The National Space Centre in Leicester

Thinktank – Birmingham’s Science Museum

Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth, Devon

South Downs Planetarium

Spaceguard Centre – Knighton

Spaceport - Liverpool

The Astronomy Centre in the Pennines on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border

Techniquest – Cardiff

 

Further places to visit can be found in the FAS Handbook.