We've added a number of links to sites that we think will be of special
interest to astronomers.
Court Farm Holiday Camp Site - the
home of the Observatory. See www.courtfarmcornwall.co.uk
Come and stay with us! Here is the website for the
camp site at the observatory. Contact
Simon Palmer (01726) 823684 mob 07973773681 or 07971971673 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Court Farm Holiday Camp Site
For Dormitory accommodation we use Woodland Valley
Farm a nearby activity centre . www.woodlandvalley.co.uk
Is used by Paul Hughes our imager to store and display his photos to a
Zoo 2 Allows PC owners the
opportunity to help classify galaxies for the professionals. www.galaxyzoo2.org
Solar Storm Watch run by one of
my mates Dr Chris Davis from RAL http://www.solarstormwatch.com
there is a Moon version too.
About the day and night sky
Everyone's first stop
for information about happenings in the sky. www.spaceweather.com
Also satellite flyby timings on www.spaceweather.com/flybys
"Heavens Above" Another
excellent site giving up to date information about the stars &
planets. Allows you to find out when the various satellites are going
"Real Time Weather" Just
to see the clouds rushing towards you in real time.
"Hear meteors flash
by" Andy Smith's
Radio Meteor site is the real deal click on http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio
gives really good views of the night sky in real time, downloadable for
free - especially useful for newcomers.
"Have your own telescope in
two places at once" A
user friendly robotic telescope is at www.slooh.com
Updating kit? then try www.astrobuysell.com/uk/
Observatory" images and data from
space some a bit technical.
see also http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov
and also http://www.nasa.gov/ click on
Earth and follow the links.
Rocket Making" - great fun for
"children" of all ages contact the
Model Rocket Shop, the world record holding outfit, set at the World Scout
Jamboree summer 07.
Also Fun with model rockets
found for us by Matthew H from Mill Valley CA USA library book club.
The Royal Astronomical Society.
premier astronomy organisation in the UK founded in 1820. Hosts a new
section listing web resources for teachers and youth leaders. Can be found
by clicking on "Education" right hand side bar then on that drop
down menu click on "education resources".
The British Astronomical Association
The Association was formed in 1890 and membership is open to all
people interested in astronomy. It has an international reputation for
the quality of its observational and scientific work.
British Astronomical Association
Federation of Astronomical
Contains the details of nearly 200 astronomical societies throughout
the country, including one near you.
Lessons from Challenger. In
1986 teacher Christa McAuliffe died when Space Shuttle Challenger blew up
on take off. Her lesson plans have been rediscovered can be taught again;- www.challenger.org
follow "programs" then "lessons".
Nobel Prizes the story
of the most important discoveries in physics and astronomy were recognisd
by the Award . Don't miss www.nobelprize.org
follow "star stories" then "star stories and the Nobel
National Schools Observatory.
2 metre telescope dedicated for use by teachers and school students on La
the Moon. The Science and Technology
Facilities Council holds 4 sets of lunar samples to borrow free of charge
see http://www.stfc.ac.uk and follow
the public and schools Tab on the RHS then drop down to Loan Scheme.
clubs and schools
The Space Place Astro Club Resources
Computer and accessory
SS Computer Services,
St Austell, Cornwall. Tel (01726) 68684. When only the best will
Brad Dillion's web site
Bespoke handmade time dials.
Home to the Lovell Radio Telescope
For Space Science
For a wide range of educational support & advice
Science & Technology
The home of the UK's Solar Science Labs. SOHO, Stereo, Hinode,
Also Solar Storm Watch http://www.solarstormwatch.com