Space Links

Bobsdog and I have been on a tour of the Internet to search for other websites which we think may help you on your journey to discover the secrets of the Solar System. Below are some of our favourites!


Website Name Site Description
NEW! Astrobods Astrobods is a fantastic series of books starring the eight planets (and dwarf planet Pluto!). Find out more about the stories and buy them from the Astrobods website!
Astronomy Expert This website contains several useful articles about the different objects in the Solar System. The site is split into sections so you can easily find an article for the topic that you're interested in!
BBC Space They make some of the best TV on the planet, and they've also got a great website about space. If you're in the UK, you can also access any recently-shown space-related programmes from the site.
ESA Kids This section of the European Space Agency's website is designed for the junior explorer! Available in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.
European Space Agency Find out what the Europeans are up to in their bid to explore space!
GCSE Physics: The Solar System Exams coming up soon? This site features information about the Solar System necessary for Solar System modules in your GCSE Physics exam.
HubbleSite Orbiting Earth is a telescope which looks deep into space, observing distant galaxies and stars being born in astonishing detail. Go here for the latest pictures from Hubble.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory These are the people who build the space craft and probes used in space exploration. Visit it to find out when the next shuttle to Mars takes off!
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics Home of the Lovell Space Telescope, the Jodrell Bank Observatory is a real working research centre based in Cheshire, UK.
Kennedy Space Center America's Spaceport is located at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Most US launches into space take place from here, including the famous Apollo missions to current Space Shuttle missions.
NASA The official website of NASA is, of course, the place to visit to find out about space exploration. Read about NASA's past missions, its current missions and its plans for the future. Any new and exciting developments and discoveries will appear on this site before any other.
National Space Centre The National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. Visit their website to find out more about the location, special events, exhibits and attractions how to find your way to it.
Night Sky Info Can you see Mars tonight? Where's Jupiter? This site lets you know what you can see from your bedroom window! It contains weekly information about the night sky, astronomy articles and observations.
The Nine Planets This site is overflowing with information about the Solar System. If there is anything at all that you need to know, you can find it here.
The Nine Planets for Kids This site is a child-friendly version of the above site. Ideal for the young astronaut!
NEW! Norman Penguin Productions Norman Penguin is home to a number of informative and entertaining websites, including Covalency, a site featuring a section on astronomy as well as masses of information to help you with your Science GCSEs, and also Photography from Gavin Ford, which features fantastic astrophotography from an amateur astronomer and amazing pictures of Earth-based objects and views.
NEW! Planets of the Solar System Planets of the Solar System is a new site which contains clear and well-written information about the planets and their moons, plus the other bodies in the Solar System.
Views of the Solar System For information, pictures, videos and animations of just about anything related to the Solar System, go here!

Do you know of any other space-related websites which are worthy of a journey to? If so, send us an email to let us know and it may get listed on this page!

Please note that the links above are for external pages. By clicking on them, they will take you out of Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System website. Each site has been visited and checked for suitability and are recommended as useful for visitors of this site. Bob the Alien visits them regularly but cannot accept any responsibility for the content of any of the sites.





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