Astronomy News

HubbleSite NewsCenter is the complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials, along with tools and resources designed to further your knowledge of astronomy.

Chandra X-ray Observatory is NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, taking its place in the fleet of ‘Great Observatories’.

European Southern Observatory (ESO) press releases.

EU Universe Aware Space Scoop: Astronomy news translated into simple language (primarily for children aged 8 and above). Also available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and many other languages.

IPAC press releases.

Lights in the Dark. Space enthusiast Jason Malor shares the latest photos and news on Solar System exploration on his blog.

NASA Planetary Missions Program Office.

Snapshots from Space. The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla’s regular updates on planetary and space science.

StarDate online is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. StarDate’s radio program has being running since 1978, featuring astronomical and space science news.

The Universe Today provides space and astronomy news.

Astronomical images

APOD, Astronomy Picture of the Day.

The Hubble Heritage Project has images and information on how they are created from HST.

James Webb Space Telescope latest images from NASA.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) has space and planetary images:

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) gateway to astronaut photographs of Earth from space:

Astronomy education resources

American Physics Society Forum on Education (FEd) is involved in physics education, at all educational stages, from elementary to grad school and life-long learning.

Astronomy Apps for Mobile Devices: a catalog of resources compiled by Andrew Fraknoi, originally published in Astronomy Education Review:

Bad Astronomy: devoted to airing out myths and misconceptions in astronomy

Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) at U. of Arizona’s Steward Observatory:

ESO Educational materials.

Exoplanet teaching resources compiled by Andrew Fraknoi for the ASP:

LIGO Multimedia Resources, for images, videos, documentaries and more from LIGO:

Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project (NAAP) provides online laboratories that are designed to be flexible to accommodate a variety of needs. Their astronomy simulations and animations are particularly useful.

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED).

Open Education Resource Hub (via OpenStax) lists more than 35 free ancillary materials, including short videos, lab exercises, PowerPoint slides, and more:

PhET Interactive Simulations from the University of Colorado cover a wide range of subjects:
Create your own solar system:
Land a lunar module:

Planetary Science Nuggets, hosted by Lunar and Planetary Institute, featuring PowerPoint slides created by mission scientists:

Project CLEA, Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy, hosted by Gettysburg College:

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, feature astronomers giving non-technical lectures on recent developments in astronomy:

Sloan Digital Sky Survey SkyServer presents educational tools and projects, allowing you to do real research with SDSS data.

Solar System Scope has interactive simulations of the Solar System and several space missions, such as Rosetta.