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Lots of slides to help you teach space with, including: historical views of the universe, the heliocentric model, Copernicus and Galileo, the size of the Earth compared to other planets or stars, the light year, distances in space, measuring distances to stars using brightness and parallax, problems with measuring distances, basic facts about the Earth, the solar system, the moon, comets, asteroids, space travel, near-Earth objects, solar flares, the aurora borealis, centripetal force, the eight planets of the solar system, different orbit times, gravity, gravity on different planets, weightlessness, artificial satellites, rockets, escape velocity, benefits of space research, the search for aliens, SETI, modern telescopes, building a spectrometer, the formation of the universe, Hubble's Law, the Big Bang theory, the end of the universe and its different theories, the life cycle of a star, nebulae and protostars, main sequence stars, red giants and supergiants, fusion reactions, pulsars, black holes, second generation stars, detecting black holes, cosmic microwave background radiation, red shift, star spectra, observing the universe, CCDs, transmission of different wavelengths through the atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope, different space telescopes, luminosity, intensity, using intensity to find distance, Cepheid Variable stars, the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Planck distribution of energy, Wien's Displacement Law.

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