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  1. Highlights (flash version)
  2. Highlights (without flash)
About the Sun
  1. Space Weather
  2. News about the Sun
  3. Cool Videos
  4. The Sun's Vital Statistics
  5. Exploring the Sun
  6. Sunspots
  7. Helioseismology and Solar Physics
  8. Multicultural Aspects
  9. The Sun-Earth Connection
  10. Solar Missions and Telescopes
  11. Images of Today's Sun
  12. Collections of Solar Images and Data
  13. Pictures of the Day & Cool Solar Imagery
Activities See "Lesson Plans for Educators", below.
Solar Weather & Effects
  1. Space Weather
  2. Global Warming
  3. Auroras
  4. Space Weather Monitors
News about the Sun A collection of recent news articles about the Sun; changes frequently
Solar Art
  1. Scientific Images
  2. Photography
  3. Images by Artists
  4. Poetry
  5. Literature
  6. Music
Multicultural Approaches
  1. Indigenous American
  2. Australian Aborigine
  3. Mesopotamia
  4. Judaeo-Christian
  5. Other Cultures
  6. Ancient Astronomers (archaeoastronomy)
    • Includes Newgrange, the Sundagger, the Big Horn Medicine Wheel, Sonehenge, the Aztec Sun Stone calendar, Maya astronomy, Native American astronomy, rock art, building a modern sunwheel, etc.
Obtaining Solar Posters How to obtain free solar posters
Glossary and Info
Lesson Plans for Educators Overview of Science Content Standards
  1. Build your own Spectroscope
  2. Effects of the Sun on our Planet
  3. What is Ultraviolet Light?
  4. Retrieving Solar Images
  5. The Spinning Sun
  6. Sunspot Races
    • Pointer to page on getting data
    • Pointer to other sites with images
  7. Observing the Sun
  8. Magnetism and the Sun
  9. Hidden Pictures
  10. Interview Mr. Sol
  11. A Sun-Centered Physics collection of activities from Goddard Space Flight Center.
  12. Are Sunspots Really on the Sun?
  13. Solar Music (an NOAO activity)
  14. The Singing Sun
  15. Quick Quizzes
  16. The Sun on Earth
  17. Art Based on Science
  18. Solar Art, Music, Literature, Poetry
    See "Solar Art" above
  19. Multicultural Interpretations
    See "Solar Folklore" above
  20. Global Warming (includes many pointers to other resources)

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