SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory

Web links to other useful sites

  • askAIMS
    A free service to promote better understanding and appreciation of the mathematical sciences in Africa for both teachers and their students.
  • EU-Universe Awareness (EU-UNAWE) South Africa
    The idea behind EU-UNAWE is to educate children aged 4-10 years (especially those from underprivileged communities) about astronomy, because it embodies a unique combination of scientific and cultural aspects.
  • Galileo Teachers Training Programme
    Improving teaching of science in classrooms around the world.
  • Yuri's Night Kids
    Resource site for parents and educators wanting to introduce the concepts of space and space travel to children.
  • Astronomy and Space Sites
  • Links compiled by Best Education Sites.
  • From Stargazers to Starships
    One of the best REAL education sites I have recently come across - not just pretty pictures! Well worth a visit for the serious educator.
  • Welcome to the Planets
    This is an excellent site and contains some good images and much useful and up-to-date information on all the planets in our Solar System.
  • Hubble Space Telescope Images.
    All the latest and best pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day.
    This site gives an image of the latest and best astronomical picture. New picture each day.
  • World of Astronomy
    This site lists in alphabetical order a huge range of astronomical terms and facts. Enter and click on the initial letter of your chosen key word and explore!
  • Heavens-above
    A site that will enable you to see bright satellites as they pass over your position, anywhere in the world.
  • Starchild
    An super website for Astronomy. It is aimed at children and gives material at two different levels. Well worth a visit.
  • Science Club
    This website is intended to link and support science clubs from across South Africa and across the world.