Physics and Astronomy Resources
John D. FurberMaster of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
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- Amusement Park Physics is part of the Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection. How do Physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection.You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.
- Physics 2000 relies heavily on the use of interactive "applets", and is designed to help students and teachers understand the concepts of Physics. These interactive applets are different from typical animations you see on the Internet because you can actually interact with them.
- The Physics Classroom is an online Physics tutorial written for high school Physics students.
- Introduction to Microscopy by Molecular Expressions, Olympus America, Inc., and The Florida State University.
- The High Energy Physics Information Center (HEPIC), is an information server that contains links to various HEP Resources throughout the world. HEPIC exists to aid the HEP Researcher in locating information quickly and efficiently.
- The Los Alamos Physics Information Service has information on physics, math, nonlinear sciences, and computing and language.
- The Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP) is a bulletin board for Physicists to communicate with each other.
- NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/
- Sky and Telescope magazine has a very nice web site for amateur astronomers.
- The Anglo-Australian Observatory has a web site of astronomical images photographed through the 3.9 meter telescope.
- The Morrison Planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park has a guide to what's up the night sky, images of planets, and many astonomy links.
- http://science.nasa.gov/ and http://spacescience.com/ and http://www.ThursdaysClassroom.com/ present space science news stories from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- Hubble Space Telescope exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution http://hstexhibit.stsci.edu
- ESA/NASA SOHO orbiting solar observatory http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
- Lunar atlases http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/la_home.html
- The Earth and Sky radio series has a web site with information on current sights in the night sky, and short articles about the natural environment here on Earth.
- The StarDate radio series, produced by the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas, has a web site with information on current sights in the night sky.
- Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer has scripts from this weekly TV series about night sky viewing without a telescope.
- The International Dark Sky Association (IDSA)
- Global Network of Astronomical Telescopes (GNAT)
- Views of the Solar System "presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more."
- The NASA/JPL Comet Observation Home Page maintained by Charles S. Morris.
- Backyard Stargazing by Starmanjer has a calendar of current events visible in the night sky.
- SpaceWeather.com has Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment including Near Earth Objects.
- The Astronomy Cafe: "The web site for the astronomically disadvantaged" http://www.theastronomycafe.net/
- Mr. Eclipse has a photo gallery and resources for astrophotography of eclipses.
- The M-27 Awards for "Astronomical Stupidity and Ignorance".
- Asteroid and Comet Impact Prevention overview and links by John D. Furber also has links to NASA NEAR spacecraft.
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