Astronomy Resources

Casper Planetarium Facebook page

Casper Planetarium YouTube Channel -- Keep up with our podcasts!!

Natrona County School District - Casper, WY

A-Z Guide to Backyard Astronomy – Information about observing planets, constellations, meteor showers, using star charts, and choosing equipment such as telescopes. Resources for educators.

Astronomy for Kids - A Free Introductory Guide

Beginners Backyard Astronomy Basics - Getting Started -- A good place for getting started in astronomy. With general information and a very good section on choosing binoculars or a telescope for stargazing.

Buying a Star FAQ - Check this report before you spend money to "buy a star" for someone.

How to Get Started with Astronomy While on a Shoestring Budget -- A guide to many useful free resources. Of particular interest may be the links to maps of light and air pollution, and links to free astronomy instructional videos.

Moon Questions and Answers -- Moon Facts - 22 frequently asked questions about the Moon.

NASA Welcome to the Planets - A collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration.

NASA Space Place - Explore Earth and Space!

NASA - Mars Exploration Program - The Red Planet - The Program - News & Events - Missions and more.

Online Astronomy Education -- Some basic info about planets, stars and other celestial objects, plus a collection of links to fact sheets, lesson plans, and more. Please be aware that some of the links no longer work.

Planetary Comparisons -- The Clark Planetarium, in Salt Lake City, has prepared this guide to basic facts about the planets in our solar system.

Skymaps -- The Evening Sky Map -- Download a .pdf of the current month's sky chart. These charts include a guide to objects and celestial events to look for in the current month.