Earth and Space Sciences Research Guide

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Earth and Space Sciences Research Guide is a select list of resources for students, teachers, and researchers to learn about earth and space science. This guide compliments our Astronomy Research Guide and our Aeronautics Research Guide

Earth Sciences: Remote Sensing

Earth Sciences: Smithsonian Institution Resources

Space Sciences: Astronomy

Space Sciences: Astrophysics

Space Sciences: Commercial

Space Sciences: Exploration

Space Sciences: General

Space Sciences: History of Space Sciences

Space Sciences: Organizations

  • Aerospace Corporation: The Aerospace Corporation is a federally funded research and development center in support of national-security, civil and commercial space programs - commercial site.
  • Aerospace Legacy Foundation: The goal of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation is to preserve Southern California's aviation and aerospace heritage.
  • Association of Space Explorers: The Association of Space Explorers is an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 300 individuals from 30 nations who have flown in space.
  • European Space Agency: Comprised of fourteen member states which promote cooperation in space research and technology for scientific purposes.
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI): The Lunar and Planetary Institute is a research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • MIT Center for Space Research: MIT's major space research programs in cosmology, astrophysics and flight experiments.
  • Satellite Industry Association: The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers.
  • Space Foundation: The Space Foundation is one of the world's premier nonprofit organizations supporting space activities, space professionals and education.
  • The Mars Society: The Mars Society's goal is the exploration and settlement of Mars.

Space Sciences: Smithsonian Institution Resources

Last Updated February 27, 2023