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Astronomy News Updates
Universe Today. Read about space exploration and astronomy news, which is updated every weekday.
Sky-Watch - SkyWatch sends its subscribers a daily email message with information on important astronomical events that can be observed from their location. These events include meteor showers, satellite passes and eclipses.
Sky and Telescope Magazine and Sky Publishing
ASTRONOMY Magazine A slightly more basic, but excellent, astronomy magazine
Amateur Astronomy Magazine is different! We have a simple black-and-white format that actually gives you an abundance of reading material. Each quarterly issue has 68 pages packed with 50,000 words of articles and 60 - 100 photos. .
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). Information about stars whose brightness varies. Amateur astronomers observe these unique stars and measure their brightness. Learn how you can join in the fun!
American Meteor Society. We are an organization of amateur and professional meteor scientists and observers founded in 1911, with a common goal of studying meteors: - bright fireballs, the annual meteor showers, and the random sporadic meteors that appear every night.
ALPO Homepage The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers home page.
Arp Galaxy Gallery. View the Arp galaxies as taken by James McGaha and Tim Hunter at their personal observatory, The Grassland Observatory, in southern Arizona.
Astro Archive is an archive site for many astronomy-related mailing listing. These lists can be searched or read by most recent. A description of each list is included along with subscription data.
Astronomical CCD Imaging by Enrico Prosperi gives you a look at universe through this Italian amateur's CCD images. These are primarily deep-sky, including galaxies, supernovae and comets.
Bradford Robotic Telescope Visit the site of the British robotic telescope.
Deep Sky Database, an online resource for building customized observing lists. There are currently ten different searches available which can be filtered then sorted. The data source is the Saguaro Astronomy Club's database of over 10,000 deep sky objects, valuable observing notes, and much other useful information.
IMLTUG - The International Meade LX90 Telescope Users Group This internet group is for new, prospective and current owners of Meade's LX90 8" SCT GOTO telescope. Membership is open to everyone and discussions range from equipment, to technique, astrophotography, star parties and beyond.
International Occultation Timing Association. Learn about stars winking off and on behind the Moon and minor planets. This site includes the latest predictions and observing results.
Lake County Astronomical Society (Illinois) home page. Interesting information for the beginner and the advanced amateur.
Milkyweb Astronomical Observatory Database want to have "every astronomical observatory" on the world available at a glance, and to connect those, which have an observatory to those who want to find one. This is an international site available in four languages: English, German, Italian, Russian.
Nearby Star Observers (NBSO) is a new Special Interest organization that is dedicated to the sharing of data and information about the closest stars to our Sun. Our primary study range is 20 parsec and includes approximately. 1300 stars/systems.
Terry's Hunt of the Month is a monthly observing list web page. It contains five monthly observing lists. They are derived from the Messier, Herschel, Herschel II, FWAS Favorites, and The Beyond Messier lists.
The Ultimate Private Observatory Joseph Aymond would like to share the observatory that he built.
Astronomy and Space
American Astronomical Society. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major professional organization in North America for astronomers and other scientists and individuals interested in astronomy. They provide information on careers in astronomy and other topics.
Carl Koppeschaar's ASTRONET! ASTRONET offers information on astronomical phenomena and closely follows the news on astronomy, space research, space flight, meteorology and earth sciences. ASTRONET is frequently updated.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific. An organization of professional and amateur astronomers dedicated to the promotion of astronomy, especially to the young. The also hold professional meetings and publish a professional Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. For the general reader, there also publish Mercury magazine.
Galileo Lives! The Starry Messenger is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise Siderius Nuncius. Galileo (dressed in 17th century costume) arrives at your organization to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent.
Hubble.site Check out the latest cool stuff from space on Hubblesite.org, the official online home of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope! Get spectacular pictures of the universe, press releases about Hubble discoveries, telescope facts, astronomy education resources, games, and a special multimedia trip through time.
International Astronomical Union Working Group on Solar Eclipses. Home page for information on Solar Eclipses, including scheduled observations and reports on solar eclipses already gone by. Run by Jay Pasachoff.
The International Dark Sky Association. Devoted to preserving the sky for all of us, IDA will help you learn to fight light pollution at all levels. Visit this site often, and consider joining the battle through membership and advocacy.
Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias Home Page of an observatory in the Canary Islands.
NASA Eclipse Home Page. The authoritative site for Eclipse Information, both lunar and solar. Includes maps for recent and upcoming solar eclipses.
NASA/Kennedy Space Center Home Page Go to the doorway into space.
images pic du midi Images and information from Pic du Midi Observatory. It is a premier site for planetary observing and astrophotography.
Project Galileo (JPL) Home Page of the Jupiter Orbiter with the latest images from the Giant Planet. .
The STScI Digitized Sky Survey Provides images from the Palomar Sky Survey. The displayed image is a result of user-controlled search. This is great for verifying images you have taken that show unusual or suspect objects.
University of Guam Planetarium. Being the only planetarium IN this part of the world offers us a unique perspective on the evening skies. If you are a visiting professor, aficionado, or just plain curious.
The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) project is designed to close the gap between our current technical capability and our knowledge of the near-infrared sky. This site has many fascinating infrared images taken by the project. Be sure to check-out the picture of the week and the image gallery.
Commercial Astronomy-Related Sites
Anacortes Telescope and Wild Bird. "When great service and reasonable prices are what you want, please contact us."
The Astronomy Mall. Click to some of your favorite astronomy related products and services. Many well known dealers of astronomical goods have sites here.
DGM Optics Off-Axis Newtonian Telescopes feature a Unique, 2-Mirror, Unobstructed Reflector, Offering Exceptional Contrast and Resolution at a Fraction of the Cost of Equal Aperture Refractors.
Eastman Kodak Company Information on film and electronic imaging products.
Planet S is a new search directory limited to Astronomy, Space, and Physics. We will have lots of goodies, including a great selection of products to offer.
Skycamping Worldwide is a travel and tourism business for amateur astronomers. We want to make it easy to get to prime observing locations, enjoy great skies, and learn more about the heavens in the company of other passionate skywatchers.
Stargazer Steve. Read about a unique offer from amateur astronomer and telescope builder Steve Dodson.
Starmaster Portable Telescopes. Information on what they make and sell. 7-inch through 22-inch Dobsonians and accessories.
Black Forest Star Party will be held at the Cherry Springs State Park, in north central Pennsylvania. Contact Central Pennsylvania Observers, P.O. Box 947, State College, PA 16801.
Great Plains Star Party hosted by the Kansas Astrophotographers and Observers Society from. The star party site is located 75 miles southwest of Kansas City. For more information contact Larry Madison at (816) 229-2394 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho Star Party, presented by the Boise Astronomical Society (BAS). Being held at the Bruneau Dunes State Park. For more information, visit the BAS website at http://www.isidaho.com/bas/, email: email@example.com, or write to: BAS; P.O. Box 8386; Boise, ID 83707. Inquiries may be directed to Mike Blackburn at (208) 375-8850 or Chris Erwin at (208) 363-0427.
Montana Starwatch. Come see the sky with us in Southwestern Montana for one of the best "star parties" of summer vacation! Enjoy transparent skies at a wide open viewing site just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park. All the details on how to register will be in our upcoming Starwatch brochure. Call Mike Murray at 406-994-6891, (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) for a brochure and more information on registration.
Mount Magazine Star Party hosted by the River Valley Stargazers, will take place at Mount Magazine (elevation 2,700 feet). Contact Myron Barnum, 76 Observatory Lane, Dover, AR 72837, or call (501)331-3773 (day); 501-331-3620 (evening). E-mail: email@example.com
Nebraska Star Party, a week-long dark sky event will be held at Merritt Reservoir, 27 miles south of Valentine, Nebraska. There are many activities available, both astronomical and non-astronomical. This is a really fun family event.
The annual Okie-Tex Star Party to be held at Camp Billy Joe near Kenton, Oklahoma. Accommodations at the site are excellent and the skies are superb! The Black Mesa area of the Oklahoma Panhandle provide some of the darkest skies available on the North American continent. There are heated and insulated bunkhouses (provided free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis), a large community building, 2 extra-large, powered observing fields, catered lunch and dinner, astronomy vendors, guest speakers, swap meet, and the infamous Okie-Tex Star Party Giveaway!
Texas Star Party, the premier star party of the Southwest. Dark skies, great speakers, a week long immersion in amateur astronomy. This site is chocked full of information, and contain all of the information that you can get from the TSP large Information Packet that gets mail out each year. There are also other items of interest, including pictures, links to TSP astronomy clubs, local west Texas pages, etc.
The White Sands Star Party A beautiful dark sky, glistening White Sand dunes and visits to two outstanding national observatories await you at the Second Annual White Sands Star Party at the White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Come take advantage of one the nation's premier national parks, and share our passion of observational astronomy with each other and the general public. The opportunity to camp at the White Sands National Monument is included.
KidsAstronomy.com "A Universe of Discovery" for kids provides information on deep sky objects, an interactive sky map and more. Kids can also ask an expert or join the online astronomy academy.
The Space Center The Space Center is a Space Museum and IMAX Dome Theater located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Space Center mixes education with entertainment in its presentation of space history. The International Space Hall of Fame features exhibits ranging from Robert Goddard's early rocket experiments near Roswell, New Mexico, to mockups of tomorrow's space stations. The John P. Stapp Air and Space Park featuring larger exhibits such as the Little Joe II rocket and the rocket sled that Stapp rode to 634 mph.
The Summer Science Program (SSP) in the Ojai Valley (California) is a 6-week residential summer program for high school students that has been running since 1959. Formerly a program of The Thacher School, it is now operated by Summer Science Program, Inc. and held at Happy Valley School in Ojai.
Astronomy Books (Text and General)
Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe. Check here for updates and news and other links relevant to Jay Pasachoff's astronomy text.
Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets. Classic book on astronomy, part of the famous Peterson Field Guide series.
The Old Farmer's Almanac does not tell how they predict the weather, but some amateurs swear by it. You can find out more and get a forecast for your area.