Earth and Space Sciences Research Guide

Welcome to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Earth and Space Sciences Research Guide. This is a select list of mostly freely-available resources for students, teachers, and researchers to learn about earth and space science. This guide compliments our Astronomy Research Guide. Please feel free to Contact Us with suggestions for additional resources or with questions.

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 March 29, 2021