subject guide: moon

A selection of resources to help you immerse yourself in the moon.

Library Materials

 
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard...

Rocket Men: The Epicof the First Men on the Moon
by Craig Nelson
CALL # 629.45 NEL
The Practical Astronomer
by Will Gater
CALL # 520 GAT
Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
by Howard Schneider
CALL # 520 SCH
Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest
by Gerald De Groot
CALL # 629.454 DEG
Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
by J.R. Minkel
CALL # 520 MIN

Online databases

INSPIRE - inspire.in.gov
Use INspire's Academic Search Premier to locate journal and magazine articles on the moon.

websites

Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)http://www.lpi.usra.edu/
LPI is research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community.  The site includes Lunar Surface Flyovers, lunar images, moon data, multimedia, educational resources and much more.

365 Days of Astronomy http://365daysofastronomy.org/
Started as part of the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, this website provides a daily podcast on varying astronomy topics.  An especially interesting episode asks the question, "what if the moon did not exist?" http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/03/28/march-28th/

Google Moon - http://www.google.com/moon
Google Moon offers a mosaic of landing site images and a tour of the Apollo landings. 

NASA Lunar Science Institute - http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/
Learn about moon news and events, browse the "Ask a Scientist" section and access education and multimedia resources.  Young moon gazers can learn about the moon in the "Lunar Science for Kids" section.

NASA Lunar Exploration Timeline http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/lunartimeline.html
A list of lunar missions in chronological order with information on the spacecraft, what was discovered, and mission images.

International Observe the Moon Night - http://observethemoonnight.org/
Information on International Observe the Moon Night, lunar links and resources for hosting your own moon watching event.
 

Mythbuster Results: Moon Landing - http://mythresults.com/nasa-moon-landing
Did we really go to the moon or was it all a NASA hoax?  See Mythbuster's answer here. 

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