Useful Websites

On Chinese Astronomy

The Dunhuang Star Atlas: View the Dunhuang Star Atlas on the IDP database.

The University of Maine: Comprehensive resource on all aspects of Chinese Astronomy.

Silk Road Project: Interactive ‘Create a Constelllation’ resource.

Space Today : China in Space - Accessible resource covering a brief history of astronomy In China and current astronomical developments.

Hong Kong Space Museum: Interactive Chinese and Western Star Maps available to download.

Shooting Stars: The UK-China Leonid Meteor Shower Observation Project: Useful resource on China's astronomical legacy.

Ephemeris : Website devoted to information about time and motion in the universe. Learn about the History of Astronomy in Ancient China.

History for Kids: Astronomy in Ancient China for Kids

Astronomy for Kids Online: Discoveries and accomplishments of ancient Chinese Astronomy.

General Sites on Astronomy

The International Year of Astronomy 2009: Comprehensive website with multi-media resources and useful links.

Kids Astronomy: Great website explaining basic terms and concepts with interactive games and downloadable resources.

ThinkQuest: Kids astronomy site with a virtual telescope for viewing western constellations.

StarChild : Learning centre for young astronomers by NASA.

NASA Kids Club : Resources for students and teachers on all aspects of astronomy.

The Nine Planets: A comprehensive information site featuring the planets of our solar system.

National Geographic: Useful tutorials explaining map projections in detail and offering lesson plans for US grades 6-8 (Ages 11-14) and 9-12 (Ages 14-18).

Beginner's Guide to Astronomy: An extensive selection of articles about astronomy for beginners.