The ESO Educational Office was established in July 2001. It
is part of the EPR Department
at ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich. The aim is to provide support of astronomy
and astrophysics education, especially at the high-school level. This includes
teaching materials, courses for teachers and specific educational projects, for instance
in the context of the yearly European Week of Science and Technology.
Society (EAS) Pages
ASSOCIATION FOR ASTRONOMY EDUCATION
APOD in the Classroom
- How Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is being used as a
learning tool by teachers and students.
the Space Scientist
- Answers to thousands of astronomy questions by Dr. Sten
- Several astronomy lectures on an intermediate level. You can
also ask a question, through e-mail, of an astronomy expert.
with a Stick
- Elementary school astronomy activities that can be done with
only a stick. Brought to you by the National Science
Picture of the Day Subject Sorted Archive
- This archive contains Astronomy Pictures of the Day (TM)
sorted by subject and is updated monthly.
Astronomical Internet Resources
- An exhaustive list of astronomy resources on the internet.
- ASCL: The Astrophysics Source Code
- An archive of computer programs useful to researchers in
astronomy or astrophysics.
holes and Neutron Stars
- Take a virtual trip to a black hole or neutron star. Have
your MPEG movie player ready. Intended for the advanced student, but fun for everyone.
- The Exploratorium
- A fun way to explore science for a beginner.
Mason University's Introductory Astronomy Lecture Notes
- Lecture outlines and transparencies for an introductory
college level astronomy class. Knowledge of pre-calculus level mathematics is assumed.
Debates in Astronomy
- Do leading astronomers always agree? Not always. Here are
detailed accounts of several debates in astronomy starting with the famous Scale of the
Universe discussion in 1920 between Curtis and Shapley.
- Imagine the Universe!
- This premier internet education site now covers a broad range
of astronomy topics. "Imagine the Universe!" is a service of the Laboratory for
High Energy Astrophysics at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Hubble Space
Telescope Public Information
- Detailed pictures and explanations of Hubble Space Telescope
- NASA Spacelink - An
Electronic Information System for Educators
- An entry into NASA's educational projects. Intended for
teachers looking for on-line teaching aids.
- The Night Sky Live
- See the night sky live from some of the world's premier
observing sites. This growing global network of CONtinuous CAMeras (CONCAMs) returns live
images of stars, planets, meteors, and much more.
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
- Intended primarily for ages 4-14, this site presents material
on the Solar System, the Universe, and other Space Stuff. Produced by a collaboration of
professional scientists and educators it is one of the very few astronomy WWW sites for
elementary school readers.
- Stellar Education Site
- An elementary school teachers' resource for general astronomy
- Students for the
Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
- A library of information for the student on all aspects of
space and space travel. Be sure to take the "Nine Planets" tour.
Of The Solar System
- Great pictures and detailed information on the space program
and the solar system.