Windows on Earth

Seeing Earth Through the Astronauts’ Lens

Lead Staff:
David Libby

Summary

Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. Astronauts take hundreds of photos each day, for research, education and public outreach. The photos are often dramatic and help us all appreciate home planet Earth.

It also responds to the need to improve public understanding of key issues in Earth science and their connections to daily life. It harnesses the power of visualizations (e.g., images, animations, video) to engage, inform, and support public understanding of these issues.

This web site provides free public access to virtually all of these photos, updated at least weekly. The site is operated by TERC, and selections are featured in the “Image of the Week” on the McAuliffe Center at Framingham State website.

All images are in the public domain, credit NASA.

Videos

Project: Windows on Earth Video

Windows on Earth YouTube Channel