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SkyServer Projects - Teacher Guides

Welcome to the index of teacher guides for SkyServer's science projects. Please bookmark this page so you can return without needing to register again.

These projects are constantly being updated, and we will add more projects in the near future. Check back often!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have just finished updating all SkyServer projects for the SDSS's Data Release 2. If you encounter any problems with the site, please do not hesitate to E-mail the site developer, Jordan Raddick.

Click on one of the following project categories to view the teacher guides:

Advanced projects

Appropriate for advanced high school and college students, and for adults who want a more detailed, mathematical understanding of astronomy


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(*)NOTE: The sample solutions currently on the site use data from the Early Data Release, so they are out of date with the current projects. We will update the solutions over the next few weeks. To be notified when new solutions are available, please join the SkyServer mailing list.

We are also conducting diagnostic evaluations to help us learn how effective our projects are in teaching science. Contact us if you are interested in helping us with these studies, and we will send you our diagnostic materials.