NASA! - The latest, most detailed pictures of the Jupiter moon
more support to the theory that slush or even liquidwater
lurks beneath the moon's surface. Those pictures were presented and
by scientists from BrownUniversity
and NASA during a press briefing today on the Brown campus.
Global Surveyor - This site contains large quick-time animations
Mars Global Surveyor. Neat if you have a fast
7, 1995, the Galileo Probe became the first atmospheric
probe to study
a gas giant. Radio transmissions indicated that Galileo's Jupiter
probe mission had succeeded, when it was confirmed that the probe
been received by the orbiter as the probe began parachuting into
Small Comets - Every
seconds a "snowball" the size of a small house breaks up as it
approaches Earth, and deposits a large cloud of water vapor in Earth's
atmosphere. This theory was first proposed in the early 1980's, but
widely accepted then. New findings (May 1997) are confirming the theory.
Space Flight - A Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) online tour. This guide
an overview of how spacecraft missions operate.
Mir Space Station -
Mir is the
culmination of the Russian space program's efforts to maintain
human presence in space. It can house up to six cosmonauts and
has been orbiting the earth for 10 years.
Of General Interest
Astronomy Camp -
week at the University of Arizona
learning about astronomy from scientists during the day, and studying
at night. Beginning and advanced sessions are available for teens,
Robotic Telescope - A
remote-control telescope -- you control it over the Internet!
located high on the moors in West Yorkshire, England. The telescope
when the conditions are good enough to make observations of the sky by
an astronomer does not need to be present. Anyone on the Internet can
and ask the telescope to look at anything in the northern night sky. Very cool.
Comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake - Also known as The Great
Comet of 1996,
this comet passed very close to Earth during March, April, and May,
was visible with the naked eye.
Universe - A science research and
education program that makes leading edge astrophysics research tools
technologies available to high school students and educators. >From LawrenceBerkeley
A learning center for young astronomers, featuring Hubble Telescope
graphics and data about Earth, planets, and
Stargazer Map -
your time and location and you get back a Postscript map of the night
You can also adjust it for star magnitudes and meteor showers.
Universe Today. Read about space exploration
astronomy news, which is updated every weekday.
Magazines/also see below
Coelum Magazine The
Italian astronomical magazine web site. Coelum
"publishes the best images by the most known astrophotographers
from all around the world".
American Meteor Society .
We are an organization of amateur and professional meteor
scientists and observers founded in 1911, with a common goal of
- bright fireballs, the annual meteor showers, and the random sporadic
that appear every night.
Observers (NBSO) is a new Special
Interest organization that is dedicated to the sharing of data and
about the closest stars to our Sun. Our primary study range is 20
includes approx. 1300 stars/systems.
Hunt of the Month is a
monthly observing list webpage. It contains five monthly observing
are derived from the Messier, Herschel, Herschel II, FWAS Favorites,
and The Beyond Messier lists.
Astronomy and Space
American Astronomical Society.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major professional
in North America for astronomers and
and individuals interested in astronomy. They provide information
careers in astronomy and other topics.
ASTRONET! ASTRONET offers information on astronomical
and closely follows the news on astronomy, space research, space
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
especially to the young. The also hold professional meetings and
professional Publications of the Astronomical Society of the
For the general reader, there also publish Mercury magazine.
Comet Home Page A
of information on comets, especially those that are currently visible.
Lives! The Starry
Messenger is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo's short
(dressed in 17th century costume) arrives at your organization to
public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly
spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new method of
observation and measurement of nature become apparent.
The International Dark Sky
Association. Devoted to preserving the sky for all of us, IDA will help you learn to fight light
all levels. Visit this site often, and consider joining the battle
membership and advocacy.
Eclipse Home Page.The
site for Eclipse Information, both lunar and solar.Includes maps for recent and upcoming
Rawhide Space Page
maintains this site detailing west coast launches from Vandenberg Air
Base. He also is starting a database of dark sky observing sites.
Digitized Sky Survey Provides images from the Palomar Sky Survey.
displayed image is a result of user-controlled search. This is great
verifying images you have taken that show unusual or suspect objects.
Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics
and Supercomputing is hosted by the School of Biophysical Sciences
and Electrical Engineering
at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. The group's
main research focus is in computationally-demanding problems in pulsar
astrophysics, but it is also involved in education through its exciting
education programme. They are offering
in astronomy to an audience of mainly amateur astronomers, which
includes a number of US participants. The group is a major user of the Parkes 64-m radio telescope operated by the
Telescope National Facility and has been involved in the discovery and
of many of the Southern millisecond pulsars.
The Astronomy Mall .
some of your favorite astronomy related products and services. Many
dealers of astronomical
goods have sites here.
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
is a new search directory limited to Astronomy, Space, and Physics. We
have lots of goodies, including a great selection of
products to offer.
Store offers secure online shopping for leading astronomy software
other space and astronomy related
Coatings ' mission is to
become a leader in front surface mirror and decorative thin film
Amateur Astronomers, Precision Optical companies, and the Art Glass and
industries. Check out their site for more information on their coating
Stargazer Steve. Read about a unique offer
astronomer and telescope builder Steve Dodson.
They have added several new
Earth, space and weather pages, many of them animated. You can see a
list on our home page. We've also added: More science news; Search
capability; A bulletin board (the q&azone);
The ez science index, which you can put on
site to help visitors find answers to common Earth, space and weather