Thanks to Kisha for many of these links
Some of these are also in my Star Gazing page, so I apolgize in
advance. If there is something good which is not on here, mail it to
The observatory here at Carleton College and briefly the
home of the Physics/Astronomy dept. (Physics moved back into
our home, Olin, at the end of this year). Few Carl's realize
the full importance of this observatory in the College's
Also, they run open houses open to students and locals.
Please, check one out sometime!
- STSCI Homepage
This is the homepage of the Space Telescope Science
Institute, the folks who handle the HST (Hubble Space
Telescope). Of course they have lots of very, very pretty
pictures, all from Hubble, as well as captions for each
expalining what they are. The page is nicely laid out, as
well. Give it a try!
- Sky and Telescope
Sky and Telescope is a leading amature astronomy magazine,
and their page is also very helful.
- The Galileo
You may have heard of the Galileo space probe now orbiting
Jupiter. It is sending back a wealth on information, among it
a great many surprises. All this despite a faulty tape drive
and an undeployed main antenna. But check out the page, there
is a lot of really good stuff here.
Star pictures from explosions to clusters, to single stars
Picture of the Day
- Astronomical Image
Searchable index of astro images on the Internet.
"To provide you with easy access to the publicly released
images from various Solar System exploration programs."
A really great tour of the nine planets of the solar system
Information about the upcoming solar eclipse.
Asteroid Tracking Home Page (NEAT)
- Comets at JPL Comet
Observation Home Page
of the Solar System
Mars Pathfinder, NASA's lander and rover to Mars
- Mars Global Surveyor
Sent to map Mars from orbit.
- Live Cams
Live cams pointed at the sky. Everything from aurora to all-sky cameras. Thanks to Cindy and her Senior Scouts for the link!
- Cassini at
Cassini, space probe at Saturn.
International Ultraviolet Explorer.
- Infrared Space
Still more bands to look at with satellites.
- The Good
Infrared Astronomical Satellite. An older infrared observatory.
- Compton Gamma-ray
National Optical Astronomy Observatory.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, for those Radio
Extra-Solar Planet Search
Search for planets around other stars.
- The National Science
The good folks who fund lots of the work being done in
astronomy, as well as other fields. From this, try the
Math/Physical Sciences link to find astronomy things or you
can browse through other sciences as well.
- International Dark
Dark Skies good. Light pollution evil. Enough said.
- What is Light Pollution?
A bit more on light pollution.
- Naked-Eye Astronomy Guide
Guide to naked-eye astronomy. Thanks to Ben for the link!
HEASARC Astronomy Resources Page
Lots of links from here! Intended for general astronomy
- Kitt Peak
Kitt Peak...One of the finest observatories in the world, with
the highest density of telescopes anywhere. Located just
outside of Tucson ("just" in a relative sense), it has
- Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory was built by the wealthy and famous
Percivel Lowell, after whom Pluto is sort of named
(PLuto...the initials...oh, never mind.) The original
observatory site is largely not in use now, so it has a very
nice interpretive center. Plus, you can see the telecope
building where Pluto was discovered! (they moved the actual
'scope). It, too, is in Arizona, but in Flagstaff, which is a
hop south of the Grand Canyon.
- Mauna Kea
Depending on how you do the measuring, the largest ground
based scopes in the world. Great seeing. Plus, during the
day, you can visit the Hawian beaches! My kind of
- The American Astronomical
- A Collection of links Thanks to Jeremy for these.
- Backyard Astronomy. Thanks to Peyton Vogel for this one.
- Beginners' Guide to Astrophotography. Thanks to Jackie and Ava Campbell for sharing this!
- Astronomy: Computer Software Games for Kids. Thanks to Cynthia and Trevor for this one.
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