Tools for educators
Here you can find a list with different educational tools to learn more about astronomy and astrophysics in an intuitive and easy way. Play with them and enjoy!
The COSMUS group produces visualizations that explain scientific concepts and data. They have created several visualization tools and an interactive 3D fly-through of the universe and an interactive walkthrough of Apache Point Observatory.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
Immerse yourself in a seamless beautiful environment. From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. You can research and import your own data and visualize it, then create a tour to share with others
This open source software for Windows lets you zoom through the sky using the SDSS data set.
This site allows anyone to classify observations of galaxies. A great tool to look at real scientific data!