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SkyServer Projects - Teacher's Guides

Our projects are designed to teach astronomy interactively, using the tools that professional astronomers use. All examples in these projects are taken from real stars and galaxies as seen by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most detailed survey in the history of astronomy.

These pages give information on how to use SkyServer's projects as an interactive lab in your science class. The projects were designed to be done individually, but they can be done in teams as well. Each individual or team will need a computer with Web access. The table below gives an overview of each project. Click on the project's name for more detailed information.

Old Time Astronomy

Students pretend they are "old time astronomers" and draw sketches of stars and galaxies.

Scavenger Hunt

Students use SkyServer's navigation tool to go on a scavenger hunt through the sky.

Constellations

NEW!

Students "connect the dots" to make constellations from stars and galaxies in SkyServer.