A collection of moon related web links. Due to the large
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Apollo Lunar Surface Journal - A record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972.
Contact Light - Personal recollection of Project Apollo includes photos, movies, and sounds from the Apollo missions to the Moon.
Apollo Astronauts - portrait gallery of the eighteen crews, with links to their biographies.
Apollo Expeditions to the Moon - the personal accounts of eighteen men who were much involved in the remarkable undertakings, from NASA.
Apollo Guidance Computer - detailed description of the guidance computer used on the Apollo missions.
Apollo Manned Space Program - patches, lunar modules, scientific discoveries, capsules and spacecraft, and more.
Apollo Mode Decision - a brief look at how lunar orbit rendevous was chosen as the way to get to the moon.
Apollo Program (1963-1972) - information about the moon missions, from NASA.
Apollo Project Images - with explanatory captions.
Apollo Saturn Reference Page - Photo-reference and technical information on the Saturn V, Saturn Ib, Apollo Spacecraft, and Launch Complex 39.
Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology - a NASA Historical Series publication providing specific documented information covering a wide range of happenings both directly and indirectly related to the program.
Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft - a NASA History Series publication focusing on the spacecraft, the command and service modules and the lunar module, through Apollo 11.
Giant Leap: The Apollo Chronicles - explores many aspects of Project Apollo.
Great Beyond: The Mission to Put a Man on the Moon - grade 11 history project, presenting an overview of the Apollo missions. Includes pictures, sounds clips, facts, and a timeline.
Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations - tells the story from the beginning of design through the final launch. From the NASA History Series.
NOVA: To the Moon - chronicles the untold science and engineering story of how we got to the moon. Includes stunning 360-degree moon panoramas and RealAudio of space pioneers.
Project Apollo Archive - includes a mission chronology, image gallery, maps, information about memorabilia, and more.
Project Apollo Drawings and Technical Diagrams - from NASA, especially interesting and useful for modelers and other space enthusiasts who want to see Apollo "blueprints."
Web Directory: The Apollo Program - NASA links.
Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions - a NASA History Series publication.
Source of Links - DMOZ (Open Directory)|
Africa Eclipse 2001 - Maps and links for African Eclipse 2001.
2001 African Eclipse - 2001 African Eclipse in Zambia.
The African Total Solar Eclipses of 2001 and 2002 - A site covering in detail the eclipses of 2001 and 2002 which will both traverse southern Africa.
Brian Dana Akers' Eclipse Photos - Solar eclipse photographs from 1972 to the present.
Christmas Eclipse 2000 Safe Solar Viewer - Christmas Eclipse 2000. The Final Solar Eclipse of the Second Millennium will be viewable to most of north America. This site supplies CE certified solar eclipse glasses and viewers.
The Cosmic Egg - The "cosmic egg" creation myth of ancient religious belief was probably inspired by the "Sun Bird" that seemingly lays the "golden egg" of the sun during total solar eclipses.
The Cosmic Cross - The Ancient Solar Cross Symbol - A cross-like pattern, manifested in the sun's corona during some total solar eclipses, evidently inspired the pre-Christian solar cross symbol that was used by many ancient "pagan" religions.
The Earth View ECLIPSE Network - A comprehensive source of educational information about the history, science, and observation of all types of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.
Eclipse 2001 - The main webportal about the first total solar eclipse of the third millennium.
Eclipse Cafe - Images, discussion, information and resources for solar and lunar eclipses.
Eclipse Chaser Home Page - Total solar eclipse articles, expeditions, experiments, umbral data, and images.
Eclipse Chasing Tips, Experiences, Photography - Eclipse chasing history, about solar eclipses, photography of eclipses, and a gallery of images.
Eclipse Chasing with Maria Mitchell - Interactive solar eclipse project for high school earth science classes, sponsored by Vassar College and Arlington Central High School.
Eclipse Online - Everything about Solar eclipses. Pictures, information and eclipse simulations.
Eclipses at Sea - more than a predictable solar phenomenon
Eclipsoids - Personal webpage devoted to the experience and phenomena of total solar eclipse.
Eric's Black Sun Eclipse Website - Site contains pictures, accounts of eclipses, 10 myths of eclipse presentation, astronomy news and links.
The Eye of God - The totally eclipsed sun distinctly resembles an "eye in the sky." Modern eclipse observers metaphorically call it the "Eye of God." Ancient humanity took this "Eye of God" more literally.
How Solar Eclipses Work - Detailed illustrated explanation of what happens during a solar eclipse and how you can observe this special event safely.
IAU Eclipse Page - International Astronomical Union's Working group on solar eclipses. Contains reference materials, expedition reports, and useful links.
International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) - was established to encourage and facilitate the observation of occultations and eclipses. It provides predictions for grazing occultations of stars by the Moon and predictions for occultations of stars by asteroids and planets, information on observing equipment and techniques, and reports to the members of observations made.
Introductory Eclipse Tutorial - What Causes an Eclipse? Types of eclipses; alignment of Sun, Moon, & Earth; nodes of lunar orbit. Effects During a Total Solar Eclipse. Gradual darkening; shadow bands; Baily's beads; corona; solar prominences; effects on plants and animals. Patterns of Eclipses. Eclipse seasons; the eclipse year; the saros cycle; patterns in time and space.
James Funkhouser's Eclipse Page - Photographs of lunar and solar eclipses.
Jonathan Hunt's 2001 Total Lunar Eclipse Gallery - Photographs of the 2001 total lunar eclipse and a time-lapse video covering the whole 3 hour event.
kidseclipse: Total Solar Eclipse - Teaches children the wonders of astronomy through total solar eclipses. Essays from kids worldwide, teach section for classrooms, and Christmas Eclipse 2000.
Lunar Eclipse Finder - Resources from the Calwell Lunar Observatory in Canberra, Australia.
Lunar Eclipses - Images, links, list of eclipses.
A Memorable Occultation - an article by Dave Scherping of the Prairie Astronomy Club.
MrEclipse.com - Detailed explanations and information about observing and photographing both solar and lunar eclipses.
Museum Eclipse 2001 - Educational resources, interviews with scientists and eclipse FAQ. Includes a guide to museums and other organizations hosting satellite broadcasts of the 2001 eclipse.
Occultation Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand - Information about asteroid (minor planet) occultations, total and grazing lunar occultations, eclipses of Jupiter's satellites and some astronomy software.
Pedigree of the Phoenix - A remarkable bird-like pattern seen in the sun's corona during total eclipses inspired the Egyptian winged sun symbol, the Phoenix myth, and other mythical sunbirds.
Planetary Phenomena - Planetary conjunctions, occultations, and transits 3000 BC to 3000 AD.
SDAC Eclipse Information - Solar eclipse information at the Solar Data Analysis Center (NASA).
Solar Eclipse in Africa - The 2001 solar eclipse in Africa. Description of places to view the solar eclipse and information regarding the solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse: Stories From the Path of Totality - From The Exploratorium; stories focusing on the science, historical accounts, and natural wonder of solar eclipses.
Solar Eclipse Tours and Expeditions - Astronomical Tours since 1970 led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society and arranged by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Extensive information on past expeditions.
Solar Eclipses - Solar Eclipse photographs and experiences.
Syzygy in Ceduna - All about the solar eclipse in Ceduna, South Australia in December 2002. Covers safe viewing, photography techniques, tours and more.
Total Solar Eclipse - Interact, exchange, experience, share ideas, learn, work together with others on the occasion of eclipses. Images, impressions, design a solar viewer.
Total Solar Eclipse 2001 - All you need to know about travelling to Zambia for the Total Solar Eclipse of June 2001.
2001 Total Solar Eclipse in Lusaka, Zambia - The 2001 Total Solar Eclipse as seen at the American International School in Lusaka, Zambia.
Total Solar Eclipses - High resolution pictures and videos of the Total Solar Eclipse 2001 (Zambia) and 1998 (Venezuela).
Treasures of Darkness - The Influence of Eclipses on Religion and "Mythology". Provides links to Robin Edgar's various "Web Sights" which reveal how both solar and lunar eclipses profoundly influenced humanity's religious consciousness.
Wendy Carlos Eclipse Page - Excellent images and accounts of eclipses by musician Wendy Carlos.
Source of Links - Yahoo|
Lunar Eclipse Images - photographs taken during the total lunar eclipse that took place on April 3-4, 1996.
Lunar Eclipse Photo Gallery - photographs by Fred Espenak.
Astronomy On-Line: Lunar Eclipses - reports on the total lunar eclipses of September 27, 1996 and September 16, 1997.
Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses - predictions for all 12,186 lunar eclipses occurring during the five thousand year interval 2000 B.C. to 3000 A.D..
U.S. Naval Observatory Lunar Eclipse Computer - provides the local time of each eclipse "event" for recent and upcoming lunar eclipses for any location.
Source of Links - Various|
LUNAR ECLIPSE OBSERVER - HOME PAGE|
Stonehenge: An Eclipse Computer
| DMOZ (Open Directory) Top Moon Links...|
Source of Links - DMOZ (Open Directory)|
The Artemis Project - Artemis is a private venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting community on the Moon. Here, you will find out how we are going to get there, how we are going to pay for it.
Clementine Lunar Image Browser
Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon - Digital edition of Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas, 1971, with all 675 plates.
Humans on the Moon - The Apollo stories of travelling to the Moon
Keith's Moon Page - A collection of moon facts, phases, folklore and photos.
Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc. - Milwaukee-based membership organization engaged in public outreach and education about the benefits of establishing a permanent human presence on the Moon.
Lunarama - This is a resource page dedicated to the Earth's Moon.
LunarSat Space Mission - LunarSat is a european space mission to investigate the Moon's South Pole for its suitability for the first permanent human outpost.
The Moon - From Orrery, the Solar System in Action.
The Moon Illusion Explained - Why the moon looks big at the horizon and smaller when higher up.
Moon Phases and Agriculture Almanac - Learn about the phases of the moon, its orbit and its reflection of sun light.
Moon Society - The Moon Society, a new international organization dedicated to human settlement of the Earth's moon, Luna
MoonBase7 - Moon facts, missions, phases, news, links.
Moon-Watch.com - The site for Moon enthusiasts. Find the latest information, news, and photographs about the Moon, interesting lunar facts, and an outstanding Moon photo archive.
NOVA Online: To the Moon - Companion website to the special which chronicled the untold science and engineering story of how we got to the moon. Features 360-degree moon panoramas.
NSSDC Photo Gallery: Moon
Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated - U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated
A Simple Solstice - Though the winter solstice will coincide with two lunar events, experts say chances of the brightest moon in years are dim.
Survey of the Moon - Observing the Moon, drawing lunar features and selected links.
Walking on the Moon - Channel Four website with a timeline detailing events and theories from the creation of the Moon to present day. Also has an A-Z of 1969.
Woman in the Moon - Several features of lunar landscape combined can be seen as a profile of a woman.
Source of Links - Moon Links |
Moonlink Participants' Websites
- North Haven Middle School, North Haven, CT
- Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
- Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, CT
- Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
- Episcopal Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA
- Grenville Christian College, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
- Kharkiv School, Kharkov, Ukraine
- Luis Munoz Rivera High School, Utado, Puerto Rico
- Marple Newtown High School, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
- McMillan Magnet Center, Omaha, NE
- TJMS Garfield, New Jersey
| Moon Superstition & Folklore...|
Source of Links - Nasa's SpaceLink|
Exploring the Moon Slide Set - See a glimpse of how astronauts
went about their business while exploring the Moon in person. The
slides give a brief history lesson on what we know about the Moon
from telescopic and astronomic observations.The 35mm version of
this slide set may be ordered from NASA CORE at the link
Moon Rocks - Between 1969 and 1972, six Apollo space flight
missions brought back 382 kilograms (842 pounds) of lunar rocks,
core samples, pebbles, sand and dust from the lunar surface. Have
you ever wondered what it took to collect these samples and what
happened to them once they were returned to Earth? Find out more
Materials: Moon - These lithograph images show the face of the Moon
taken by Apollo 11 astronauts. Astronauts Edwin Aldrin, Pete Conrad and
Harrison Schmitt are shown in other photographs on missions to the lunar
surface. There's also a picture of an Apollo 15 moon rock.
Materials: Once and Future Moon - This NASA educational poster
features a collection of information about the Apollo program such as Moon
Facts, and the Top Ten Scientific Discoveries Made During Apollo
Exploration of the Moon. Two accompanying classroom activities include
Geology of the Moon and Moon Craters.
Materials: Exploring the Moon - This teacher's guide has been designed
for use in upper elementary through high school. Provided in the guide is
background information about the moon. The activities are divided into
three units: Pre-Apollo, Learning from Apollo, and the Future.
Materials: The Apollo Program - This NASA lithograph image shows
Astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt collecting samples of a huge boulder in
the Moon's Littrow Valley during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972.
Materials: How High Is It - Activities in this NASA educator guide can
be used to help students better visualize where satellites, spacecraft,
aircraft and other NASA vehicles orbit or operate with respect to the
layers of the atmosphere.
Projects: Lunar Prospector - Launched on January 6, 1998 aboard an
Athena 2 rocket, Lunar Prospector reached the moon in four days. Shortly
after entering orbit over the lunar poles, its five science instruments
began expanding the limited equatorial measurements made by the Apollo
command modules into global, high-resolution data sets.
Projects: Apollo Missions - Begun in 1961, the Apollo program became
the backbone of the American space program. Two significant highlights
during the Apollo program were the first humans to leave Earth orbit and
the first human landing on the Moon.
Great Moon Hoax - Did astronauts really land on the moon?
This article from Science@NASA presents proof that the moon rocks returned
during the Apollo Missions are indeed authentic.
30th Anniversary - On July 20, 1969, the human race
accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time
when a human first set foot on another celestial body. This site contains
biographical information, timelines, a photo gallery, and information of
historical value about man's journey to the moon.
to the Universe-The Earth's Moon - Windows to the Universe
offers information about the Moon on the elementary, intermediate, and
advanced levels. The objective of this project, funded by NASA, is to
develop an innovative and engaging website that spans the Earth and Space
System Bodies: Earth's Moon - Facts, figures and links
about the bodies in our Solar System.
& Planetary Institute - The Lunar and Planetary
Institute is a focus for academic participation in studies of the current
state, evolution, and formation of the solar system.
Sciences - The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)
is NASA's deep archive and general distribution center for lunar and
planetary data and images. Information about each planet, Earth's moon,
asteroids, and comets is available at this site. Be sure and check out the
photo sections for the moon and each planet.
Lunar Surface Journal - The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is
a record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of
astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972. The Journal is
intended as a resource for anyone wanting to know what happened during the
missions and why.
the Space Scientist - Ask a Space Scientist is conducted by
Dr. Sten Odenwald at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Scroll to the
bottom of the page for questions about the Moon, Earth, the Solar System,
the Cosmos, and Everything Else!
Rendezvous That Was Almost Missed Fact Sheet - President
John F. Kennedy's decision in 1961 to land a man on the moon "before the
decade is out" meant that NASA had to move quickly to find the best method
of accomplishing the journey. NASA gave serious consideration to three
options: initially, direct ascent; then Earth-orbit rendezvous (EOR), and,
finally, a darkhorse candidate, lunar-orbit rendezvous (LOR).
Geology - Lunar Geology is the study of the moon's crust,
rocks, strata, etc. Lunar Geology tends to cover two broad areas of study;
Maria (and/or Basins) and Highlands. The two major lunar geologic
disciplines are Geochemistry and Geophysics.
Curation Johnson Space Center - What happens to all those
rock samples brought from outer space? They are stored at this center
where they are protected, preserved, and distributed for study. These
sample collections include: lunar rocks and regolith, meteorites recovered
by the U.S. in the Antarctic, dust particles from the Stratosphere, and
space-exposed surfaces retrieved from satellites or spacecraft.
Moon Rocks - How difficult was it for Apollo astronauts to
collect rock samples from the moon? This page has pictures of the
astronauts at work on the surface of the Moon collecting samples, as well
as descriptions of the tools that they used, procedures, and storage
Years of Curating Moon Rocks - Twenty-five years ago, rocks
from the Moon were delivered to a laboratory in Houston that was a marked
contrast to the methodical, almost serene laboratory in which the Moon
rocks are curated today. This document traces how the process of receiving
and protecting the rocks has changed since 1969.
Missions Sampling Activities - Six Apollo missions were
responsible for collecting materials from the moon's surface and returning
them to Earth. Pictures of samples from each flight and information about
the samples are described at this website from NASA's Jet Propulsion
- This resource page is from the Astromaterials Curator's
website at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Here you will find "The Curator's
Coloring and Activity Book", the Top Ten Discoveries Made During Apollo
Exploration of the Moon, along with Fact Sheets, publications, and
Prospector's Space Day Activities - This site contains 25
hands-on activites. Each activity was selected based on its
science/educational value and its relevance to the Lunar Prospector
Mission. Among the titles you will find Edible Rocks, Reaping Rocks, Moon
Archeology, Lunar Landforms, and Make a Crater.