Homer Hickam Official Website (1/18/05)
Rocket Boys Author Homer Hickam's website includes study guides,lesson plans and much more.

Geoffrey A. Landis - NE Ohio sci-fi author (1/20/05)
Web site for Geoffrey Landis, a Cleveland-area science fiction writer and NASA scientist. Web site lists his upcoming appearances in conjunction with North Coast Neighbors Share a Book.

Astronomy: Astronomy at CMNH (1/21/05)
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has both the Shafran Planetarium and Mueller Observatory, two premiere venues for astronomical programs. This site gives descriptions and showtimes for programs, as well as recommended web sites. The Observatory is open Wednesdays, September through May, 8:30 to 10 pm (free with general admission).

Astronomy: Astronomy Club of Akron (1/21/05)
Founded in 1949, this northeast Ohio club presents public events, programs, and lectures. The site lists schedules as well as PDF versions of Night Sky, the club's official newsletter.

Astronomy:Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (1/21/05)
The CAA was founded in 1957 "to organize local amateur astronomers and to promote the science of astronomy." The site includes a list of Ohio observatories, lots of astronomy links, a calendar of events, PDF's of The Observer (the group's newsletter), and much more.

Educator Resource: A to Z Teacher Stuff (1/21/05)
This site provides links to lesson plans for many different topics relating to space exploration and astronomy for a variety of grade levels.

Educator Resource: Homer Hickam Online (1/21/05)
This page from Mr. Hickam's web site is specifically for educators. It includes a Teachers' Guide, information on the The Freida J. Riley Teacher Award, an actual test, movie study guide, and much more.

Educator Resource: Inkspell (1/21/05)
Dr. Z (Nancy E. Zuwiyya, an English teacher in Binghamton, NY) provides suggested assignments and unit objectives for Rocket Boys/October Sky.

Educator Resource: NASA SIP (1/21/05)
The NASA Student Involvement Program site, designed by scientists and educators, serves as a "starting point for your exploration, investigation, and discovery." It provides links to NASA programs, Earth science resources, and more.

Educator Resource: Web English Teacher (1/21/05)
This site provides links to helpful ideas for teachers using Rocket Boys/October Sky in the classroom.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (LENSC) (1/21/05)
Based in Bay Village, OH, the planetarium at LENSC has a number of programs on various topics. The site also has links to information on other activities at the LENSC.

National Engineers Week (1/21/05)
February 20-26, . Check out the web site to Discover Engineering Online, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering," and view "The Sightseeer's Guide to Engineering." Explore ways to participate in the event at your library.

National Inventors Hall of Fame (1/21/05)
The official web page of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, located in Akron, OH, has information on inductees, programs, as well as the hows and whys of patenting your invention.

Tri-City Skybusters Rocketry Club (1/21/05)
Sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry, this northeast Ohio club regularly launches rockets of various sizes in Amherst and Oberlin, conducts workshops, and does programs and displays at libraries.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Baker & Taylor

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Eat n Park

Great Lakes Science Center

International Womens Air and Space Museum


Ohio Space Grant Consortium

Shaker Heights Middle School

The Cleveland Foundation

The George Gund Foundation

The Ohio Center for the Book at CPL



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