Web Resources

NASA Wavelength


NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. These resources, developed through funding of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD), have undergone a peer-review process through which educators and scientists ensure the content is accurate and useful in an educational setting. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate resources, connect them to other websites using atom feeds, and even share the resources you discover with others through social media and email.

Space Weather Media Viewer


The Space Weather Media Viewer is an application built to support Education and Public Outreach activities of NASA. Many of the images that appear in this viewer are "near-real time" and come from a variety of NASA Missions.

NASA’s Imagine the Universe


Welcome to Imagine the Universe! This site is intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe.

The Stellar Guide


Welcome to the Stellar Guide! This site is your source for information about the constellations and their stars. Read through mythological background, view star charts, and more.

Catalog of Transits of Venus


NASA website that lists all transits of Venus from 2000 BCE to 4000 CE.



Spanish-language version of Science@NASA.

When Compasses Point South


NOVA website about the science behind reversals in the Earth’s magnetic field.

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN)


MAVEN’s goal is to explore the Mars’ upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and interactions with the Sun and solar wind. Scientists will use MAVEN data to explore the loss of volatile compounds—such as CO2, N2, and H2O—from the Martian atmosphere to space. Understanding atmospheric loss will give scientists insight into the history of Mars atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability.

Solar Dynamics Observatory


SDO: The Solar Dynamics Observatory is the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program, a program designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously.

Near-Earth Object Program


Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood.

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer


WISE is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge about the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Universe. Among the objects WISE will study are asteroids, the coolest and dimmest stars, and the most luminous galaxies.

NASA Eclipse Web Site


This website provides solar and lunar eclipse calculations by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.

Smithosonian National Museum of the American Indian: Living Maya Time


Explore Mayan culture and tradition. Learn about the interconnection between the Maya Calendar, the Sun, and corn.

Traditions of the Sun: The Yucatan


Visit the great Mayan cities of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Dzibilchaltun, Mayapan, and others. Learn about Mayan astronomy, history, culture, and science.

Tales of the Maya Skies


Produced by Chabot Space & Science Center, “Tales of the Maya Skies” inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe.

Maya Exploration Center


Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient Maya civilization. MEC does this through: 1) travel courses, lecture series, and education programs teaching students, educators, and the general public about the ancient Maya, 2) the survey and mapping of ruins hidden in the jungles of Mexico and Central America 3) the study of ancient Maya science and 4) the exploration and documentation of Maya architecture.

Maya Adventure from Science Museum of Minnesota


The Science Museum of Minnesota presents Maya Adventure, a World-Wide Web site that highlights science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture.  Maya Adventure includes images from the Science Museum's anthropological collections and activities developed by the Science Museum's education division. Featured in the project is information from two exhibits about the Maya developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota, Cenote of Sacrifice and Flowers, Saints and Toads.

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.


The Foundation (FAMSI) was created in 1993 to foster increased understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. This website contains many scholarly resources, including a museum database, drawings, photographs, and a PowerPoint about 2012.

Clive Ruggles Image Collection




This page provides access to Clive Ruggles’ archival collection of some 1100 images of archaeological and archaeoastronomical interest. Copyright information is given beneath each image.


Cracking the Maya Code




NOVA program website about the story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs.


Exploratorium: Ancient Observatories




Exploratorium website for the Ancient Observatories programs at Chaco Canyon and Chichen Itza. Includes a webcast from Chichen Itza.

It's Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us About 2012


A collection of research by Professor Mark Van Stone of Southwestern College in San Diego, CA about 2012 and what the ancient Maya actually wrote about it.

The Great 2012 Doomsday Scare


This guest article on 2012 was written by E. C. Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and is reprinted with permission from Sky & Telescope Magazine.

2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?


NASA scientists answer several questions that they are frequently asked regarding 2012.

The Maya Calendar and the 2012 Hoax


NASA Sun-Earth Day 2011 website article about the Maya Calendar.

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