Science in Focus: Shedding Light: Light Links
Sun and Mythology
- Solar Folklore
From the Stanford University Solar Center
- The Center for Archaeoastronomy
This site from the University of Maryland explores "astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies, religions and world-views of all ancient cultures."
- Myths about the Sun
Choose from beginner, intermediate, or advanced explanations of mythologies about the sun for many different cultures. From the
Windows to the Universe! Web site from the University of Michigan.
- Ice Ages
From the History of the Universe Web site, these pages explore the Earth's climate and ice ages.
- Ice Ages
From the Illinois State Museum Exhibits
The Solar System and Planetary Orbit
- Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground
Hands On Astronomy Activities for Kids, an online book from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Chapter 2 focuses on the Earth's orbit.
- NASA Earth Observatory — Reference Module
A brief explanation of Kelper's three laws of planetary motion.
A biography of Kepler
- The Nine Planets
A multimedia tour of the planets in our solar system.