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SkyServer Projects - Teacher Guides

Welcome to the index of teacher guides for SkyServer's science projects. Please bookmark this page so you can return without needing to register again.

These projects are constantly being updated, and we will add more projects in the near future. Check back often!

Click on one of the following project categories to view the teacher guides:

Basic projects

Appropriate for middle and high school students, and for curious adults who want a basic understanding of astronomy

Advanced projects

Appropriate for advanced high school and college students, and for adults who want a more detailed, mathematical understanding of astronomy

For Kids

Special projects designed for kids ages 8 to 12


Long-term, self-paced research projects for advanced, motivated students


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