Resources

Amazing Space
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Amazing Space incorporates Hubble Space Telescope discoveries into classroom-friendly curriculum support tools that adhere to national education standards. Use "Telescopes from the Ground Up" to explore the history of the telescope from Galileo to today.

Hubble Space Telescope – NASA Education Resources Website
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/hubble-index.html
The Hubble educational resource site offers activities and resources for three primary themes: Hubble Careers, From Galileo to the Great Observatories, and the Hubble Walk: Spacesuits and Spacewalks. Revisit this Web site often throughout the next year for updates and added activities, resources, links to complementary sites, and notices of special events.

Sight/Insight
http://www.hubble-sightinsight.com/
NASA in Collaboration with USA Today
Students and educators can learn about the repairs and enhancements that NASA professionals at the Goddard Space Flight Center have engineered in preparation for the 2009 servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). A collegiate case study focuses on the Hubble legacy and how human ingenuity and a "failure is not an option" attitude have contributed to the improvement and maintenance of the HST. A project-based learning takes high school students through the steps of a problem-solving process (SIMILAR) as they design an astronaut tool to resolve a specific problem on the HST. Through these resources, students will gain insights about the professionals at NASA involved in bringing Hubble's extraordinary discoveries to the world.

International Year of Astronomy 2009
http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei. The aim of the Year is to stimulate worldwide interest, especially among young people, in astronomy and science under the central theme "The Universe, Yours to Discover."

NASA International Year of Astronomy (IYA) activities are part of a broader U.S. IYA effort that aspires "to offer an engaging astronomy experience to every person in the country, nurture existing partnerships, and build new connections to sustain public interest in astronomy." NASA IYA activities are aligned with U.S. program themes, and endeavor to provide opportunities for youth and adults to make their own observations of the universe, increase awareness of astronomy, strengthen interest in science and science education, and enhance collaboration across and beyond NASA.

IMAX ® Hubble 3D
http://www.imax.com/hubble
Through the power of IMAX ® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany spacewalking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history.  The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view theuniverse and ourselves.

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, lead by Producer/Director Toni Myers.  Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Exclusive IMAX engagements of Hubble 3D begin March 19th.

IMAX HUBBLE 3D MOVIE POSTER

 

ScienceForCitizens.net
http://www.scienceforcitizens.net/

ScienceForCitizens.net will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities. We aim to:

  • Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.
  • Inspire greater appreciation and promote a better understanding of science and technology among the general public.
  • Create a shared space where scientists can talk with citizens interested in working on or learning about their research projects.
  • Satisfy the popular urge to tinker, build, and explore by making it simple and fun for people—singles, parents, grandparents, kids—to jump in and get their hands dirty with science