Research & Resouces

 

Animation

 


Carlson, Wayne (2003) “A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation” Ohio State University
http://accad.osu.edu/~waynec/

Animation note
http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/aim/a_notes/anim_contents.html


Information Visualization

 


Information Aesthetics
http://infosthetics.com/

Edward Tufte
http://www.edwardtufte.com/

Edward R. Tufte (1992). The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte (1990). Envisioning Information.
Edward R. Tufte (1997). Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative.


Scientific Visualization


The Mechanical Universe (1985)
Jim F. Blinn (James F. Blinn)

Donna J. Cox, Jim Blinn, Richard Ellison, Helga M. Leonardt Hendriks (1990) Beyond scientific visualization: mapping information, ACM SIGGRAPH 90 (pp 601 - 623 )
Jim Blinn, (1995) Designing the Mathematics of The Mechanical Universe, ACM SIGGRAPH 95 (course)
Jim Blinn, (March 1991) The meaning of Visualization : Visualization is good. Visualization is valuable. Let's have more visualization.
Tom M. Aposto (March 1991) Teaching Mathematics with computer animated videotapes, journal PRIMUS (pp 29 - 44)

NASA Scientific Visualization
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Steam Locomotive (2001) Engine Matt Keveney, Animated Engines.
http://www.keveney.com/Engines.html

Study of a Numerically Modeled Severe Storm NCSA, (1989) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
http://redrock.ncsa.uiuc.edu/image_89video.
html http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/

Volume Visualization of the Orion Nebula (1999) SDSC,University of California, San Diego.
http://vis.sdsc.edu/

JPL Solar System Simulator
http://samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov/

Solar Eclipse paths 1991-2030
http://umbra.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/predictions/eclipse-paths.html

Falling into a Black Hole
http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/movies.html

Doppler effect Simulation(java)
http://www.quietbay.net/Science/physics/java/doppler/

Astronomy and Physics Simulations (java)
http://hypnagogic.net/sim/

An atlas of the Universe
http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/

Physics 2000
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000


Education in Astronomy

 


NASA education

http://education.nasa.gov/

Chandra Education

http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/

Astronomy Center
http://www.compadre.org/Astronomy/

Mars Exploration Rover Mission

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/

Orion's Arm Universe
http://www.orionsarm.com/

Athena - Mars Exploration Rover
http://athena.cornell.edu/

Phonix Mar Mission
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/

AstroSurf
http://www.astrosurf.com/

SWIFT's "Eyes Through Time" lesson plans for grades 5-8
http://www.wpsu.org/swift/lessonplan_all.php

Discovery Education
http://discoveryeducation.com/

PBS Nova Universe
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/universe/

NASA Multimedia
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/

Hubble Gallery
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/

Chandra Multimedia
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/animations/

Space
http://www.space.com/php/video/

BBC Science & Nature : Space
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/

PBS Science : Space
http://www.pbs.org/science/science_space.html

History Channel : The Universe
http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=54036

PBS :Stephen Hawking's Universe
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/hawking/html/home.html

Astronomy Cast
http://www.astronomycast.com/


 


Amazing Space

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/

Cosmic Journey : A HIstory of Scientific Cosmology

http://www.aip.org/history/cosmology/index.htm

Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

A Virtual Journey into the Universe
http://library.thinkquest.org/28327/

The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
http://www.nineplanets.org/

A virtual Journey into the Universe
http://library.thinkquest.org/28327/

the Universe Adventure
http://universeadventure.org/

Cool Cosmos
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

Science for the 21st Century
http://www.phy.syr.edu/courses/CCD_NEW/seti/topics/topics.html




Science Museum & Planetarium

 


American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)

Rose center for earth and space http://www.amnh.org/rose/?src=h_p
Hayden Planetarium http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/

Meseum of Science (Boston, MA)
http://www.tcm.org/

Exploratorium* (San Francisco, CA)

http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum (Washington DC)
http://www.nasm.si.edu/

Science Museum (Oklahoma city, OK)
http://www.omniplex.org/

Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, CA)
http://www.griffithobs.org/

California Science Center (Los Angeles, CA)

http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/

Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL)
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/

Discovery Museum Science and Space Center (Sacramento, CA)

http://www.thediscovery.org/

Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines, IA)

http://www.sciowa.org/

Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, OH)
http://www.cosi.org/

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland, OR)
http://www.omsi.edu/

the Franklin (Philadelphia, PA)
http://www.fi.edu/


 


The Science Museum (UK)
http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/

National Space Centre (UK)
http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France)

http://www.mnhn.fr/

Palais de la découverte (France)
http://www.palais-decouverte.fr

Astro Lab (Canada)
http://www.astrolab-parc-national-mont-megantic.org/

TELUS World of Science (Canada)
http://www.scienceworld.ca/
http://www.calgaryscience.ca/

Stardome Observatory (New Zealand)

http://www.stardome.org.nz/

Science Centre (Italy)
http://www.immaginarioscientifico.it/

Seoul National Science Museum (Korea)

http://www.ssm.go.kr/eng_index.asp

National Science Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

http://www.kahaku.go.jp/

Museum Victoria (Australia)
http://museumvictoria.com.au/

Astronomy WA (Australia)

http://www.astronomywa.net.au/

Technopolis (Belgium)
http://www.technopolis.be

Glasgow Science Center (Scotland)
http://www.gsc.org.uk/

Experimentarium (Denmark)
http://www.experimentarium.dk/

Navet Science Cnetre (Sweden)
http://www.navet.com/

Tom Tits Experiment (Sweden)
http://www.tomtit.se/


Interactive learning experience

 


Fear of Physics
http://www.fearofphysics.com/

Fun School
http://funschool.kaboose.com/

Science News for Kids
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Java Applets for Teaching of AstroPhysics
http://astro.u-strasbg.fr/~koppen/apindex.html

Explore Science
http://www.explorescience.com/

Thinkquest
http://www.thinkquest.org/

The Cosmic Distance Scale
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/cosmic/


Others..

 


How things Work
http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/