Education Links

Resources For Beginners (And Not-So-Beginners) In No Particular Order


Regarding the Mentor Program


Radio Astronomy Presentations


First Experiences With An SDR Radio System




The following links offer resources for anyone wanting to learn more about astronomy in general and specifically about radio astronomy.


SARA radio astronomy grant program lets students and teachers apply for grants to do hands-on radio astronomy projects.


Coursera is a great website to take free on-line classes in a wide range of subjects can be found at 


NASA Space Place offers parents, teachers and students activities and projects that make learning about the Universe fun. Check it out


NRAO has an excellent page on radio astronomy for educators and students


Teach Astronomy is an astronomy learning tool, intended either as a supplement for classroom instruction or for informal learners wanting to know more about the subject.


The Exploratorium is a leader in informal education, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. Their mission is to change the way the world learns, creating innovative learning environments, enthusiastic leaders, and new knowledge for teacher professional development.


The Space Exploratorium is an online resource supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Space Physics and Astronomy Education. Our goal is to improve K-12, undergraduate and graduate education in space physics and astronomy. It is also our intent to promote science literacy for all who are interested.

Whether you are a teacher, student, amateur astronomer, or simply interested in learning more about the universe, the resources found here will help you in your quest for a better understanding of the universe.


This workbook, although applicable to all radio astronomy, was developed to support training for the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. 


If you are a physics, astronomy, or engineering undergraduate or graduate student interested in education, or a student teacher or practicing teacher interested in doing some professional development in cosmology or space science, UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group has several educational projects that may be of interest to you.

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