SpaceViews Space Site of the Week Award
Week of September 15, 1997
- The Columbus
Optical SETI Observatory
- Most people associate SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) with radio
observatories and seraches at microwave wavelengths. However, as Dr. Stuart Kingsley
explains at this Web site, searches at optical wavelengths -- from the ultraviolet through
the visible to the infrared -- can also be used to turn up evidence of extraterrestrial
intelligence. This largely overlooked techinique is discussed in detail at this Web site,
along with other information about SETI.
- The Stanford SOLAR (Solar On-Line Activity Resources) Center provides educational
activities about the Sun based on data from the SOHO mission. There are activities, basic
information, solar artwork (including images and illustrations of data), and an
opportunity to ask questions of solar physicists, among other features. This site is an
excellent resource for students wishing to learn more about the Sun.
Week of September 8, 1997
- The Cosmic Mirror
- The Cosmic Mirror provides updates on events in astronomy and space exploration. Updates
usually come once a week, but editor Daniel Fischer provides more frequent updates during
conferences and other special events. The news articles include links to more detailed
information on other Web sites.
- Regulus! The Astronomy Newsletter
- Amateur astronomers looking for information about their hobby online should check out
"Regulus!", an online astronomy newsletter. The site features content updated
monthly on the state of amateur astronomy, from what's visible in the night sky that month
to feature articles and scientific papers. The site also features something not found on
many other Web sites: staying power. Regulus is celebrating two years on the Web this
Week of September 1, 1997
- Space Business.com advertises a "wealth of business information" about the
space industry, and they do a good job delivering. The site features a listing of some
1,750 space-related companies and organizations, organizes in a searchable and browsable
database, as well as similar listings of conferences and financing information. There are
also books and other resources that can be purchased and and a classified job listing
where space-related positions are advertised.
- The Space Educator's Handbook offers an immense assortment of space-related educational
resources. The Web site includes "Space Museum", which shows how to use space
memorabilia to teach space to students; online versions of educational space comics; past
issues of NASA's "Spinoff" magazine, and more. This information is also
available in standalone files that can be run on MacOS and Windows machines using
HyperCard and ToolBox. Teachers and students alike can use this site to start off the
school year learning about space!
SpaceViews presents "Space Sites of the Week": a list of some
of the best space-related space sites on the Web. Each week we update this list with new
entries, so stop by often!
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