Museums and the Web: An International Conference
Los Angeles, CA, March 16 - 19, 1997

Space Telescope Science Institute

3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Phone: 410-338-4834
Fax: 410-338-4579

Scientists are delighted with the exciting results achieved through observations with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). New images of colliding galaxies, exploding stars, detailed features on solar system objects and the search for extra solar planets have been released. The Office of Public Outreach at the (Hubble) Space Telescope Science Institute brings the exciting results to the public regularly. Associated with the specific scientific results and new technological advancements are a suite of educational resources. These materials, all available through the World Wide Web at a site called "Amazing Space", are tuned for use by informal science centers, teachers, students and the general public. Some of the resources offered are dramatic imagery, textual information, animations, videos, audio clips and interactive software programs. In addition, we offer examples of use of HST data in the classroom. The lesson modules offered are created by teams of teachers working with scientists, graphic artists, software developers and video production personnel. The educational resources include descriptions of computer equipment required, student activities, and materials tuned by teachers for other teachers. We believe that science museums provide one of the most effective dissemination networks of science and technical information to the public, and we know that many science centers have vibrant teacher instructional facilities and resource centers.

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