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What is Windows to the Universe?

Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space Sciences for the general public. It uses the unique medium of the WWW to allow easy access to numerous sources of Space information. The project is aimed at people using publicly available platforms with high speed Internet connections at libraries, hands-on museums and classrooms.

How do I navigate around Windows to the Universe?

Windows to the Universe is set up so that with a few clicks of a mouse button you can get to pages of information related to whatever topic you might be interested in. There are buttons, clickable images, and highlighted text throughout Windows that will lead you through a myriad of wonderful space-related information and learning tools.
The main entry point to Windows is the front page, where one sees a number of graphical buttons as well as a view of our Solar System. BE SURE TO SET A BOOKMARK HERE, TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AS WELL AS TO HELP YOU RETURN IN THE FUTURE. To begin your journey, either click on one of those buttons or choose an object in the Solar System image that you want to learn about and click on it.
My advice to you, the user, is to just go ahead and explore around, learn a great deal, and have fun finding out about our Universe. If you ever find that you are somewhere you don't want to be anymore, you can always get back to the front page by reusing the Netscape Back button, or by hitting your WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE bookmark.

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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF