The website was officially launched today and provides an easy to use portal to a range of engaging content useful for people interested in our solar system.
OurSolarSystem.com.au is a project by Knowledge Fusion Chris Hollingdrake and Alison Quin. With backgrounds in education and science communication, Alison and Chris developed OurSolarSystem.com.au to provide an accessible, interesting and informative website that conveys some of the excitement and awe of our local universe.
The website is divided into five sections:
• Planets Information is provided on each of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), the sun, the moon and the solar system. Content includes: Overview, Fast Facts, Image Gallery and Advanced Information.
• Activities A range of solar system related activities has been compiled that are useful for teachers, parents and other people interested in teaching and learning about our solar system. Many of the activities provide for modeling the solar system or modeling phenomena in the solar system.
• Latest News Our solar system news items keep readers up to date with recent advances in planetary science, solar system exploration, and astronomy and solar system educational initiatives.
• Forum Our forum is a place for our community to engage and share ideas related to the teaching and study of the solar system.
• Shop The solar system shop provides access to a range of carefully selected quality products that are useful tools for learning about the solar system.