Welcome to ExInEd's home page on the Internet. ExInEd (Exploration In Education) is a program of the SpecialStudies Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Please stop and take a look at our latest electronic offerings of Macintosh, Windows, and DOS software available for downloading!



Electronic PictureBooks
For Macintosh and now for Windows! Chock full o' beautiful images and informative text! Macintosh versions requires HyperCard Player 2.1. Windows versions require the WinPlus Runtime .

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Gems of Hubble 3.0 (3.9mb) .

Space Art By Kids (2.1mb)

The Red Planet (3.6mb)

Clementine Explores the Moon (2mb)

PlanetQuest (4.8mb)

Windows on Orion (3.1mb)

Comparing Earth (3.6mb)

Other Worlds from Earth (1.5mb)

Apollo 11 atTwenty-Five (3mb)

The Planetary System (6.4mb)

The Impact Catastrophe (1mb)

Endeavour Views the Earth (4.9mb)

Volcanic Features of Hawaii (3mb)

Magellan Highlights of Venus (3mb)

Images of Mars (2mb)

Scientific Results from GHRS (1mb)

Electronic Tutorials
With digital video, audio, and animations, these titles are true multimedia experiences! For Macintosh and MPC Compatible Windows PC. Requires Apple's Quicktime software. Click on the "Download Quicktime Software" icon to download the version of QuickTime appropriate for your operating system.
  Cepheids in M100 (7 mb)

Electronic Reports
For Macintosh, Windows, DOS, & Unix. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click the "Get Acrobat" Icon to download the version of Acrobat Reader Appropriate for your Operating System.

Note: If dowloading with Netscape, it is sometimes necessary to click and hold on the download link. You will then be presented with a pop-up menu, select 'Save file to disk', and then enter.


Report of the HST Strategy Panel: A Strategy for Recovery



Toward Other Planetary Systems (1mb)



The Future of Space Imaging (1.5mb)



Space Science for the 21st Century (500k)



Exploration and Education (1.6mb)



HST & Beyond (520kb)



An Education Initiative in Astronomy  Coming Soon

A Call for an Education Initiative at NASA  Coming Soon

U.S. Presidents and Astronomical Discovery  Coming Soon

Astronomy's Education Imperative  Coming Soon

The Electronic PictureBook and Astronomy's Education Initiative  Coming Soon

The highest priority thrust of our education initiative in astronomy is to aid basic education by building appropriate and useful connections between the federal astronomy research programs and the teachers, institutions, and commercial interests responsible for educating our young people.

--An Education Initiative in Astronomy, 1991

Exploration in Education (ExInEd) is a NASA-supported program of the Special Studies Office (SSO) of the Space Telescope Science Institute. The ExInEd program, headed by Dr. Robert A. Brown, was established to explore new ways to derive social benefit from our space program by communicating its attendant ideas and results. ExInEd uses technology to overcome the time lag and information barriers that keep fresh research results from reaching wide audiences. In one facet of its program, ExInEd develops new types of electronic publications that combine the aesthetic benefits of traditional hard-cover copy with the flexibility and interactivity of electronic data, including audio and full-color video. ExInEd welcomes the expanded information networks that are enabling better, faster, less expensive, and easier-to-use methods of conveying the information and excitement of space activities to broad audiences.


The mission of the Special Studies Office (SSO) of the Space Telescope Science Institute is to study specific issues of importance to the space science research community, and to produce analyses, options, and recommended strategies. The SSO performs these tasks for the ST ScI Director, the Hubble Space Telescope project, and the NASA astrophysics and planetary programs. While many tasks of the SSO are short-term and narrow in scope, such as conducting studies of specific, time-dependent issues, other SSO tasks are of a continuing nature, such as advisory support of research community committees and panels, science working groups, and NASA advisory councils. A recurrent theme in SSO activities is the goal of increasing the return to the public from their investment in exploring the planetary system and the cosmos beyond. Consequently the SSO is studying and designing ways to improve that benefit, and in particular, to develop stronger connections between the research community and K-12 education through SSO's Exploration in Education (ExInEd) program.