Astro4Girls Resources

Astronomy Education Resources (mainly NASA-related)

A: General

Explore! Discussion Boards (for librarians, afterschool providers and informal educators)

B: Exhibits


C: Astro4Girls "Exploring the Universe Beyond Our Eyes" Workshop-Specific Resources


D: Astro4Girls "Learning From Light" Workshop-Specific Resources


Astronomical Observing Resources and Partners

Night Sky Network (of astronomy clubs)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Girls

A. Meta-Resources

Women in Astronomy: An Introductory Resource Guide to Materials in English


B: STEM-oriented Girl-Serving Organizations, Collaboratives:

GirlsGoTech (Girls Scouts)

C: Professional Societies for Women and STEM:

Women in Physics (American Physical Society)

Best practices

A: Engaging girls and families in STEM:


B: Science education and special needs:


STEM Careers

A: Profiles of Women (and Men) in STEM:


B: Reading List / Books about women scientists:

You Can Be a Woman Astronomer by Andrea Ghez and Judith Cohen (2006, Cascade Press)
Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars by Mabel Armstrong (2008, Stone Pine Press)
African American Women Chemists by Jeannette Brown

Astronomy through Art

Poetry by:
Diane Ackerman (e.g.: The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral)
Rebecca Elson (e.g.: A Responsibility to Awe)
Astronomy & the Arts (links for the film "Seeing in the Dark")

Benefits of Astronomy to Society

Astronomy in Society (from: the National Academies' New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2010)
Benefits to the Nation from Astronomy (from: the National Academies' Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium 2001)
Benefits of Astronomy (from WikiAnswers)

Women's History Month

Women's History Month (on the National Register of Historic Places)