Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

Additional Resources


Below are some resources related to the galaxies beyond the Milky Way:

  1. Hubblesite has an online exploration called "Galaxies Galore."
  2. The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has produced an "Active Galaxy Education Unit."
  3. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (that is, GALEX) has a few activities for teachers.
  4. You and your students can contribute to a project to classify galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with Galaxy Zoo.  This has been incorporated into a newer resource from the SDSS team called Voyages, and there is a Voyages activity on galaxy shapes.
  5. Phil Plait's Crash Course Astronomy has "Galaxies, Part 1" and "Galaxies, Part 2".

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