Astronomy.com named top 100 educational website

Posted by Chris Raymond
on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I’m pleased to announce that Astronomy magazine’s website, Astronomy.com, was selected by Homeschool.com as one of its “Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012.” Every year, Homeschool.com asks its “product testers” to submit a list of their favorite educational Internet sites, and this year Astronomy.com joins nine others as a premier online destination in the science category.

Astronomy magazine has been selected by Homeschool.com as one of the "Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012."
With more than a million members, Forbes magazine and Google rank Homeschool.com as the number-one homeschooling site on the Internet. According to Rebecca Kochenderfer, Homeschool.com co-founder and senior editor, “Every year we ask our readers to nominate their favorite educational websites — the websites they use regularly in their everyday homeschooling activities.”

Given its focus, Homeschool.com specifically links to Astronomy.com’s landing page for kids, but the description included with the Top 100 list makes it clear that those homeschooling their children find Astronomy magazine’s entire site invaluable: “Learn about tonight’s sky, this week’s sky, this month’s sky and more. Lots of interesting information and a special section — Astronomy for Kids.”

In addition to Astronomy magazine’s website, this year’s top online science destinations include two NASA sites, one geared to students and the other aimed at a broader audience of “young astronomers.” Also listed is San Francisco, California’s, superb Exploratorium, which offers numerous articles, online exhibits, and hands-on activities on astronomy and space.

To view all of the sites selected by Homeschool.com as the “Top 100 Educational Websites of 2012,” please click here.

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