Mining the Online Astronomy and Educational Resources of the Spitzer Space Telescope Web Pages.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ Portal URL to access Spitzer related educational and outreach materials.

 

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/spitzer/index.shtml Up-to-date happenings and discoveries related to the Spitzer Observatory.

 

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2006-06/release.shtml Newsroom releases on the latest Spitzer findings.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ The Cosmic Classroom from Spitzer! Complete with links for classroom activities, infrared light lessons, and infrared astronomy tutorial, an infrared astronomy timeline, information on muliwavelength astronomy, a cosmic reference guide. One link leads to “Ask an Astronomer.” There is information on the Spitzer Teacher’s Program, too. An HTML link is available: http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/main_html/index.html.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/ask_astronomer/getting_involved/index.html This Spitzer link is for the amateur astronomers with suggestions and links to information on how to get started in astronomy. It provides links to pages with activities for amateur astronomers, how to keep an observing notebook, binocular astronomy, and choosing a telescope. It provides a link to observing organizations (the Rose City astronomers are linked on page 4: http://www.astrosociety.org/resources/linkclubs4.html.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/resources/informal_education/index.html The easily accessible Site Map provides simple HTML links to lessons, videos, images, and infrared resources.

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/classroom_activities/herschel_experiment.html The classroom activities include pages with activities, background & standards information, on Herschel’s experiment for the infrared and on Ritter’s experiment for the ultraviolet--http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/classroom_activities/ritter_experiment.html.  

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/ir_zoo/lessons/index.html Lesson Plans on the Infrared Zoo include general background information for teachers and lessons on heat and temperature, warm and cold-blooded creatures, the infrared and infrared image technology.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/classroom_activities/ir_activities.html The Infrared Classroom Activities page provides eleven links to activities that can be done on infrared light and infrared thermal imaging.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/light_lessons/thermal/index.html a page devoted to lessons and activities on heat and temperature with classroom activities and experiments, linked to the National Science Standards for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/light_lessons/our_world_different_light/index.html  “Seeing our World in a Different Light.”  These pages provide background on the uses of infrared light in the arts and science, in health and safety (e.g., in firefighting), and in commercial applications.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/ir_tutorial/index.html a tutorial on Infrared Light and Infrared Astronomy provides a thorough, complete introduction for the novice on infrared radiation, its properties and uses, especially in the Spitzer Observatory. An excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn more about “IR” and the use of infrared in space observations.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_astronomy/index.html “revealing the Universe in All of its Light!”  Multiwavelength Astronomy pages introduce images in different wavelengths and provide links to educational resources. This page is in Spanish, too.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/teacher_research/index.html Part of the Spitzer outreach program brings teachers and students into the research process using the Spitzer Observatory.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/legacy/ an Infrared Legacy Gallery with beautiful images of galaxies and deep space objects from the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. For the most part, these images are available for public download in high-resolution format. There are some exceptions, so please read the image use policy.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/cosmic_reference/index.html The Cosmic Reference Guide provides five guides: the Spitzer Mission and Instruments,  Astronomical Objects, Infrared Radiation and Astronomy, Units of Measurement, and Astronomical Imaging.

 

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/resources/informal_education/index.html The Cool Cosmos Informal Education Page also provides links to High Resolution Images (Spitzer, 2MASS, Astronomical All-Sky Maps and, again, to the Infrared Legacy Gallery. In addition, this page provides links to 3D Spitzer models and full-resolution online production videos.

 

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/espanol/  Spitzer:  El Telescopio Espacial. El sitio in Español.  The science and the technology behind the Spitzer telescope presented in Spanish.

http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/espanol/edu/index.shtml The Spanish version of the Cool Cosmos pages include links to pages, in Spanish, on the infrared (Guía del Infrarrojo),  our world in the infrared (Nuestro Mundo en Infrarrojo), the chronology of the intrared (Cronología del Infrarrojo), multiwavelenth astronomy (Astronomía Multi-Onda), information on heat and temperature (Calor y Temperatura), a run down on the experiments of Herschel and Ritter (El Experimento de Herschel y El Experimento de Ritter),  an infrared zoo (Zoológico Infrarrojo), Yellowstone seen in the infrared (Galería de Yellowstone En El Infrarrojo). One link is a page in Spanish especially for children (Para Niños) and for students a “Pregúntele a un Astrónomo de Spitzer” page.

 

 

UV….   …. IR