I'm kind of scathing my head over this. First of all, I'm not a physicist of any kind, I'm a software developer, but I'm also a bit passionate about astronomy(usually read the news) and in my free time I'm also part of an NGO which focuses on public education. To this end I've been asked to find scientific material on the formation of the solar system for the purpose of educating adults on this topic.
What I'd like to do is create something that is easily understandable to everyone, that covers the entire formation of the solar system (from mater being created in stars to star formation regions in nebulae, planetary accretion, formation of the moon, and maybe something on the conditions for life) and that has references to accepted scientific works.
My problem is the following:
I can find material that is easy to understand but it usually doesn't cite any scientific publication(I'd like to avoid is things like "scientists say..." or "a new study shows...").
I can find scientific papers, but they're usually so complex I can barely understand them or I can't understand them at all.
What I need is something in the middle that's easy to understand for someone who doesn't have an extensive physics background and that has valid references to accepted works. I'd also, like something that reflects the latest findings on this issue.
I've found Wikipedia to be fairly accurate, however we can't accept it as a credible source due to it's editing policy.
The closest thing I've found to what I'm looking for is the Big History Project. I's a nice explanation but it kind of lacks the citations I need.
Can anyone help my search? Any support would be appreciated.