Astronomy Resource Lists
Andrew Fraknoi's Resource Guides for Astronomy and Astronomy Education - http://www.fraknoi.com/resource-guides-on-astronomy-education
Adirondack Video Astronomy http://www.astrovid.com/ email: email@example.com -- cameras with manual gain and shutter control. Complete kits are available to attach to the telescope.
Amateur Sky Survey (TASS) http://www.tass-survey.org/tass/tass.shtml TASS hopes to construct low-cost drift-scan cameras and distribute them to sites around the world--to monitor bright objects across a large section of the sky
Amateur Telescope making
History of Astronomy: Archaeoastronomy, Ancient Astronomy and Ethnoastronomy http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/hist_astr/ha_items_archaeo.html 12/97
Stonehenge http://www.christiaan.com/stonehenge/index.html http://home.earthlink.net/~shadowfax/sfstone.htm12/97
Art--Space Art by
Don Davis http://www.donaldedavis.com/
Lynnette Cook http://extrasolar.spaceart.org/
David Rumsey - 1693 Maps of the Heavens - http://www.davidrumsey.com/blog/2012/8/21/mapping-the-heavens-in-1693
Barclay Shaw http://www.artie.com/cm/art/artists/barclayshaw/
Astrobiology Index http://www.lyon.edu/webdata/users/dthomas/astrobiology/astrobiology.html
NASA Ames Astrobiology http://www.nai.arc.nasa.gov/
Penn State Astrobiology Research Center http://psarc.geosc.psu.edu/
Astronomical Pseudo-science: A Skeptic's Resource List (v 2.1) http://www.aspsky.org/education/pseudobib.html by Andrew Fraknoi, Astronomy Dept., Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Aug 30 2001, Accreditation Commission Approves Astrology School -- http://www.csicop.org/list/listarchive/msg00269.html -- The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)http://www.csicop.org
Astrometry http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ps/info/Astrometry.html Guide to Minor Body astronometry
Astronomer Search Engine http://star-www.rl.ac.uk/astrolist/astrosearch.html -- find info on professional astronomers...
Astronomical Image Index (searchable) http://www.syz.com/images/ (over 17,000 images linked)
Astrophotography (see also CCD Imaging)
hrAstro - http://www.hrastro.com/ - astrophotography by Matija Pozojevic
QuickCam -- to disassemble QuickCam and remove lens: http://perso.club-internet.fr/uranos/disassemble_quickcam.htm;; color astrophotos by Akkana with quickcam http://www.shallowsky.com/quickcam/
Webcam Astrophotography for the Mac, by Neale Monks -- http://www.applelust.com/scitech/archives/monks_020503.shtml
Astrophysical data system http://adswww.harvard.edu/ Abstract Service; Article Service (access to scanned images of full journal articles for the most astronomical journals; Astronomical Catalog; Digital Library of books scanned and put online; data collected by the Einstein X-ray satellite mission; NIST Atomic Spectroscopic Database
Bad Astronomy http://www.badastronomy.com/ misconceptions
Astronomy Magazine web site beginner's page -- http://www.astronomy.com/Content/static/beginners/
Bill Dauphin's Complete Newbie's Guide to Getting Started in Astronomy -- http://pw1.netcom.com/~dauphinb/newbie.htm
Cloudy Night's Telescope Reviews -- http://www.cloudynights.com/
FAQ for sci.astro newsgroup -- http://sciastro.astronomy.net/
Tom Campbell's Amateur Astronomy--Useful Tools for the Beginning Stargazer -- http://www.iolaks.com/softech/astro/astro.html
Braille--Touch the Universe--NASA Braille book of astronomy by Norine Grice. http://analyzer.depaul.edu/ttu/
Bright Star Catalog - http://www.alcyone.de/search_in_bsc.html
Abrams Planetarium (MSU) Sky Calendar http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/SkyCalendar/ (hard copy only, by subscription)
Glenn A. Walsh's Astronomical Calendar - 2020 - http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/astrocalendar/2020.html
Jim Kaler http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/ updated every Friday.
Que Tal? Current Skies (Bob Riddle) - http://currentsky.com
Solstices, equnoxes, perihelions, aphelions - Weather Doctor's Diary - http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/almanac/seasondate.htm
Stig's Sky Calendar & Planisphere http://www.skycalendar.com/
Your Sky - http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/ - sky maps
Celestial sphere -- good explanations of coordinate systems and celestial timekeeping systems.
Chiron Information http://www.vub.ac.be/STER/www.astro/chihp.htm
COMPANIES that sell Astronomy stuff
Constellation Charts http://www.learnwhatsup.com/astro/constellations/index.shtml
Constellations and Stars--educational resource by Jim Kaler: http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/sow.html. Includes photos of the constellations
Greek Mythology and Constellations - http://www.greekforme.com/constellations.html
Mythology of the Constellations www.emufarm.org/~cmbell/myth/myth.html
Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook--http://www.cosmopolis.com/star-myths/ -- translation and commentary by Dr. Theony Condos
Coordinates -- Latitude / Longitude look up site (actually, an astrological site) http://www.astro.com/atlas
Crater Chasers http://www.msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/m-crater.asp on MSNBC. Lots of stuff from Shoemaker.
Dark Matter--OGLE http://www.astrouw.edu.pl/index.html
Dark Sky Information -- Light Pollution
Model Lighting Ordinance http://www.darksky.org/ordsregs/mlc/modlicod.html
Connecticut -- AN ACT REQUIRING ENERGY EFFICIENT ROADWAY LIGHTS
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) http://www.darksky.org/
Glare Buster http://www.theglarebuster.com/ -- alternative in home lighting which eliminates glary flood lights.
ÊOctober 28, 2002, Light Pollution Goes Mainstream, By Richard Tresch Fienberg -- If the fall 2002 meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proved anything, it's that astronomers have lost control of the light-pollution issue Ñ and that's a good thing. Like the spoiling of our air and water, the loss of nighttime darkness is becoming a serious concern not only to astronomers but also to health-care professionals, zoologists, lighting engineers, politicians, and the public. Some 175 activists gathered in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, last Friday and Saturday for the IDA's first national meeting outside its headquarters city of Tucson, Arizona. They learned that poorly designed light fixtures do more than just blot out our view of the starry sky. They also disrupt our circadian rhythms, cause accidents on roadways, confuse migrating birds and other wildlife, and waste billions of dollars in energy costs.
August 18, 2001 -- Study details growing problem of light pollution BY JEFF FOUST http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0108/18lightpollute/ -- SPACEFLIGHT NOW
The Fading Milky Way -- http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast01nov_1.htm?list13216 -- Science@NASA
Study details growing problem of light pollution Aug 18, 2001 http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0108/18lightpollute/
Dark Sky Observing Sites
DarkSky - A Web Tool for Stargazing http://www.darksky.org/ida/darksky/index.html
Distances to Stars -- directly access the Hipparcos data base and calculate the distance to any of the 100,000 stars it contains. http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/hipparcos.html; Click on I/239; Select Main Catalog to arrive at the VizieR Search Page; Type the name of the star in the Target field then click Submit Query; Scroll right to the PLX field, which is in units of mas (milli arc seconds); Move the decimal point three places left to get seconds of arc; Use the formula d=1/p to calculate the distance (where p is the parallax in seconds of arc, and d is the distance in parsecs, one parsec = 3.26 ly)--Example: For the star Dubhe, the query returns 26.38 mas. So the distance is 1/.02638, or 37.9 pc. Finally, 37.9 pc is equivalent to 124 LY. You can also use a location in the target field. Example: 11:04 +61:45 The declination must have a + or - sign. If you need to pinpoint more accurately, you could use 11:04:43 +61:45:04. Colons may be dropped and replaced by spaces. VizieR doesn't seem to know all the stars. Alkaid, for example, is not found by name.
Double Star Club Observing List - http://www.astroleague.org/al/obsclubs/dblstar/dblstar2.html
Double Star magazine: DOUBLE STAR OBSERVER; c/o Ronald C. Tanguay; 306 Reynolds Drive; Saugus, MA 01906-1533; firstname.lastname@example.org
Star Splitters Best Doubles - http://bestdoubles.wordpress.com/
Stelledoppie Catalog - http://stelledoppie.goaction.it/index2.php?section=1
Washington Double Star Catalog - http://ad.usno.navy.mil/wds/
EDUCATION PROGRAMS in Astronomy
Eta Carina -- http://etacar.umn.edu/
FTP list for Astronomy http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/pub/faq/astroftp.html
CCD Images of galaxies http://zebu.uoregon.edu/galaxy.html
The Galaxy catalog of Zsolt Frei and James Gunn
Grasslands, Sabino Canyon, and 3towers Observatories http://www.3towers.com/
Images at U. of Alabama http://www.astr.ua.edu/choosepic.html
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/
Galileo (the person) http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/
Hawkings -- PBS show/website on Stephen Hawking http://www.pbs.org/wnet/hawking/html/home.html
Download a free, desktop-publishable quality PDF (Portable Document Format) version of the STEPHEN HAWKINGÕS UNIVERSE Teacher's Guide
HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY
History of astronomy discoveries since 1989. University of Illinois astronomy professor Jim Kaler has given an "astronomy update" at the Great Lakes Planetarium Association's annual conference. The very popular talk covers the major astronomical discoveries over the previous year. They're at http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/glpa/glpa.html
AANC Astro Images resource page
2 Micron All-Sky Survey http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/
Anglo-Australian Observatory Photographs by David Malin http://www.aao.gov.au/images.html
Astronomical images from the 3.9M Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) -- http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~mgb/astroimages.html
Astronomy Picture of the Day http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/
Can Stock Photo http://www.canstockphoto.com - Many astronomical photos available in "Advanced Search" using appropriate words, e.g. "astronomy," "astrophotography," "aurora" and "telescope"
Deep Sky Astronomical Images http://www.astropix.com/INDEX.HTMl By Jerry Lodriguss
http://www.astr.ua.edu/choosepic.html An interesting catalog of sky images based at University of Alabama
Digital Images of the Sky http://www.allthesky.com/gallery.html
Milky Way \ Axel Mellinger's All-Sky Milky Way Panorama - http://home.arcor-online.de/axel.mellinger/
Narrow Band Imaging - http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/ - Richard Crisp
NGC images http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/ngc.html - Including fits. Virtual Sky site.
Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association (RMPA) Links for images. Click on "Links" then scroll down to "Astrophotography Sites and Image Finders"
SkyView http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/skyview.html is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray
Starmatt Astrophotography http://starmatt.com/
The World At Night (TWAN) - http://www.twanight.org - more than 1,500 images from an international program by Astronomers Without Borders: more than 40 of the best landscape photographers, coordinators and consultants in 25 countries.
Very Large Telescope (VLT--ESO) http://eso.org/outreach/gallery/astro/
Virtual Observatories--Imagine you are an astronomer with instant, fingertip access to all existing observations of a given object and the opportunity to sift through them at will...
Japanese Astronomy (Steve Reynolds) http://www2.gol.com/users/stever/jastro.html You will find articles in English about Japanese Starlore and Astronomical History as well as significant Activities of Amateur Astronomers in Japan.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Information on JPL programs
Astronomy Magazine http://www.astronomy.com
Explore Space http://www.explorespace.com
A sort of magazine online -- general topics in astronomy
Que tal in the Current Skies http://currentsky.com "Earth in Space Online Monthly Newsletter" by Bob Riddle
Sky & Telescope Magazine -- Sky Online http://www.skypub.com -[Sky Publishing]
Maps -- See Observational Aids
Learn What's Up -- Messier Page -- http://www.learnwhatsup.com/astro/messier/index.shtml
Grasslands, Sabino Canyon, and 3towers Observatories http://www.3towers.com/
Misconceptions in Astronomy: Heavenly Errors http://www.physics.umaine.edu/ncomins/
MinutePhysics: Science, Religion, and the Big Bang - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3MWRvLndzs&feature=youtu.be
AstroCappella: A Musical Exploration of the Universe -- http://www.astrocappella.com/
Music Inspired by serious astronomy - Fraknoi - http://aer.noao.edu/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=193
An annotated guide with 133 pieces of music inspired by astronomical ideas -
Multicultural astronomy - Unheard Voices, Part 1: The Astronomy of Many Cultures, A Resource Guide by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College) [2013-2014]
MYTHOLOGY of Constellations
Bulfinch's Mythology -- http://www.bulfinch.org/
Cathy Bell's pages -- http://www.emufarm.org/~cmbell/myth/myth.html
Encyclopedia Mythica http://pantheon.org/
Greek Mythology and Constellations - http://www.greekforme.com/constellations.html
Hawaiian Astronomical Society Storybook http://www.hawastsoc.org/deepsky/
Japanese Starlore http://www2.gol.com/users/stever/jastro.html
Myth Web -- http://www.mythweb.com/
Myths & Legends http://www.myths.com/pub/myths/myth.html --Christopher B. Siren
MYTHING LINKS http://www.mythinglinks.org/ Kathleen Jenks
Perseus Project http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook -- http://www.cosmopolis.com/star-myths -- translation and commentary by Dr. Theony Condos.
University of Michigan index of mythology files http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/mythology.html
Night Sky Live http://nightskylive.net/ CONCAMs (CONtinuous CAMeras) that are placed around the world with fisheye lenses to watch the entire sky every night. Each camera takes a 180-second exposure every 4 minutes, then relays the data back to nightskylive.net.
NOVA (PBS) Spacewatch http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/spacewatch/
To . . . OBSERVATORIES
Stargazing Simplified, by James Mullaney | June 6, 2017
Planispheres and Starcharts online - SkyMaps - http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html
AstroViewer http://www.astroviewer.com/ The AstroViewer planetarium applet shows a sky map for any time and any location on Earth
CalSKY -- http://www.calsky.com
David Chandler's Night Sky planisphere (hard copy commercial product) - http://www.davidchandler.com/nightsky.htm
DeepSkyLive is a sky charting java-applet--freeware web-based star charting application that can display any object in NGC catalogue and stars up to mag. 11.5. By Wim Pessemier
Heaven's Above -- http://www.heavens-above.com
Japanese Constellation Finder http://www.nhao.go.jp/~tokimasa/hayami/hayami.html
Mount Wilson Observatory Online Stargazer Map http://www.mtwilson.edu/Services/starmap.html
SEDS list of Web-based Planetariums http://www.seds.org/billa/astrosoftware.html#www
Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Observatory has a downloadable set
of star charts at http://members.cox.net/astro7/SFAStarCharts.html
Skymaps.com -- http://www.skymaps.com
Star chart map server http://www.polaris.net/services/starchart/starchart.php
Stig's Sky Calendar & Planisphere http://www.skycalendar.com/
Your Sky http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/ by John Walker
Uncle Al's Sky Wheels http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html
To . . . ORGANIZATIONS
International Planetarium Society (IPS) http://www.ips-planetarium.org/atw/ips-worldwide.html; also, IPS homepage http://www.ips-planetarium.org/
Follow the Drinking Gourd planetarium show -- related activities http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/mlkarchive.html
Full Dome Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fulldome
All-sky projector for Starlab planetariums and a planet projector for small domes. Paper Plate Education website at http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate under the "Activities" section. The all-sky projector is self-titled, and the planet projector is entitled "P6".Ê
Planetary Data Systems http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov -- data from all Solar System exploration missions
PLANETS (Solar System)
51 Pegasi http://zebu.uoregon.edu/51peg.html
California & Carnegie Planet Search -- http://exoplanets.org
Chart of extrasolar planets http://cannon.sfsu.edu/~gmarcy/planetsearch/multi_panel.jpg
Discovery of Extrasolar Planets http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/~gmarcy/planetsearch/planetsearch.html -- Dr. Geoff Marcy (San Francisco State University and University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Paul Butler (Anglo Australian Observatory), Dr. Steve Vogt (University of California, Santa Cruz).
The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/planets/
Images of Planets Outside Our Solar System -- http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/newplanets€
List of known planetary systems: http://www.princeton.edu/~willman/planetary_systems/
NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) Mission (a space telescope concept, to find small earth-like planets at nearby stars). http://www.terrestrial-planet-finder.com. Official NASA TPF site is http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/TPF/tpf_index.html
Planet Quest -- http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov
Transit of a planet across HD 209458 UC Berkeley -- November 14, 1999:
Powers of ten, animated in java
Pseudoscience -- Astronomical Pseudo-science: A Skeptic's Resource List -- http://www.aspsky.org/education/pseudobib.html
Development of Radio Interferometry -- http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/2309/page3.html
National Radio Astronomy Observatory http://www.nrao.edu/
Principles of Radio Interferometry and VLBI -- http://www.drao.nrc.ca/science/vlbi/principles/principles.shtml
Radio Telescope Kit -- http://www.cassicorp.com/
William Herschel (discoverer of the planet Uranus) - https://soundcloud.com/wucxlifelines/william-herschel-the-georgian-star-by-michael-lemonick.
Rockets - Spacecraft Encyclopedia - http://claudelafleur.qc.ca/Spacecrafts-index.html
Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysicshttp://www.cea.berkeley.edu
Excellent site. You can also get all sorts of info about other objects to observe, such as comets.
Heavens Above http://www.heavens-above.com/
International Space Station -- sightings (by city)
Lift-off to Space Exploration (MSFC) http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov J-Pass displays overflights of selected satellites from your location on a skymap and J-Track shows where satellites are in realtime on a worldmap. http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JTrack/
Spacecraft - http://historicspacecraft.com/
SpaceLink Satellite tracking http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Instructional.Materials/Multimedia/Satellite.Tracking/.index.html
The UCS (Union of Concerned Scientists) has a Satellite Database of operational satellites currently in orbit around the Earth. It includes basic information about more than 800 satellites and their orbits and is the only free, comprehensive compilation of active satellites in an easy to manipulate, commonly-used database format. Downloadable Excel file at:
Science Fiction Author list by Andy Fraknoi - http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/scifi.html
SEDS (Students for Exploration and Development of Space) http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu (University of Arizona)
Optical SETI http://www.coseti.org/
SETI Institute http://www.seti.org Institute general information and news
SERENDIP--UC Berkeley SETI Project http://seti.ssl.berkeley.edu/serendip/serendip.html
SETI@home http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ is a scientific experiment that will harness the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a screensaver program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. There's a small but captivating possibility that your computer will detect the faint murmur of a civilization beyond Earth.
2012 June Interview with Frank Drake, the Founder of SETI, in celebration of the beginning of the 30th year of the SETI Institute. Interview conducted by Andrew Fraknoi at SETICon II. PDF of Frank Drake's personal history of the Drake Equation, published by ASP is at http://www.astrosociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ab2010-46.pdf - video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPQz-kdaxNo
Shoemaker, Gene--tribute page for Gene Shoemaker assembled by USGS-Flagstaff at: http://wwwflag.wr.usgs.gov/USGSFlag/Space/Shoemaker/
Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index, Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College) Version 6; 2014
Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, on YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures/ You can also listen to audio-only podcasts.
Sandra Faber on galaxy formation,
Michael Brown on his discovery of Eris and the “demotion” of Pluto,
Alex Filippenko and Leonard Susskind on black holes,
Natalie Batalha on the latest discoveries from the Kepler mission,
Frank Drake on his modern view of the Drake Equation,
Gibor Basri on brown dwarfs and unattached planets,
Anthony Aguirre on multiple universes, and
Chris McKay updating the Cassini discoveries about Saturn's moon Titan.
SIMBAD (Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data) http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Simbad.html
SkyWatch - Astronomical Alarm Clock -- http://www.sky-watch.com -- Ed Ehrlich email@example.com -- 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.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey http://www.sdss.org/ -- (Apache Point Observatory) will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than 100 million celestial objects. It will also measure the distances to more than a million galaxies and quasars.
Applets--Juergen Giesen's GeoAstro Applet Collection http://www.jgiesen.de/GeoAstro/GeoAstro.htm
Apps - http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/AER2011036 annotated list of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets. Compiled by by Andrew Fraknoi, published in the on-line journal Astronomy Education Review.
SEDS list of software http://www.seds.org/billa/astrosoftware.html#www
Celestia http://shatters.net/ -- Free program that can show simulated real time views of many astronomical objects. Use the help page to learn all its capabilities, including making and recording movies.
Dynamical Astronomy Java Lab http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/JavaLab/
Earth Update and Space Updates -- http://earth.rice.edu/ -- interactive real-time displays of real-time earth and space science data. Modules include quicktime movies, images, and sound, all with very rapid, user-chosen, access. All modules have imagery updated automatically in the background so that an up-to-date image is always immediately available to the visitor. The software presents archival images (such as images from planetary encounters), as well as newly released imagery (Comets, Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Pathfinder & Surveyor). ... hourly weather maps and satellite weather photos and daily images of the Sun at various wavelengths of light from ground-based observatories. One module characterizes the daily space weather by presenting real-time information on the hazards of space from programs run at Rice University, based on real-time data from ground-based and space-based observatories.
Home Planet for Windows http://www.fourmilab.ch/homeplanet/homeplanet.html
Macintosh software for webcam astrophotography:
Keith's AstroImager -- http://www.unm.edu/~keithw/software/keithsAstroImager.html
Keiths ImageStacker -- http://www.unm.edu/~keithw/software/keithsImageStacker.html
Mathematica software http://www.mathsource.com/
Meteor Tracking Software http:// www.sci-trak.com/
Moon Menu http://www.selznick.com/ puts icon of current Moon phse in upper right corner of Mac screen.
NIH Image http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/
Partiview software and Digital Universe http://www.haydenplanetarium.org
DarkAdapted, by Stephen E. Hutson. http://www.adpartnership.net/DarkAdapted/index.html - Makes computer screen red.
SkyMap http://cfa165.harvard.edu/software/skymap.html -- shareware
SOHO screensaver http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/whatsnew/screensaver.html
Spectral Calculator http://www.spectralcalc.com/spectralcalc.php - an interactive spectral modeling tool.
Starry Night http://www.siennasoft.com Sienna Software, 416-926-2174
X-ray and Gamma-ray telescopes screensavers -- http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Sunwheel project (University of Massachusetts) http://www.umass.edu/sunwheel/
Songbook -- Astronomer's Songbook (Jon Bell) http://www.ircc.cc.fl.us/atircc/commout/planetarium/astsongbook.pdf
Space Day http://www.spaceday.com/
Space Environment Center http://www.sec.noaa.gov
Space Science News Archive - http://spacescience.spaceref.com/
Space.ref - http://www.spaceref.com/company/ - 21 news and reference web sites on outer space and Earth observation
Space Shuttle Images http://www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/RPIF/SSPR.html from National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
Brightest Stars -- http://www.learnwhatsup.com/astro/current/brightest_stars.shtml
Simbad database http://simbad.harvard.edu/Simbad -- will tell you spectral class, magnitude and list all references to a given star. You need an account to use the database - it costs you nothing all you are doing is registering your use.
StarDate Online radio script: http://stardate.org/radio/program.php?f=today
Star Descriptions and info on specific stars http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/sowlist.html
Star Hustler (now Star Gazer) http://www.jackstargazer.com/ -- Jack Horkheimer
Star Maps -- See Observational Aids
Position of the International Planetarium Society: http://www.ips-planetarium.org/pubs/ips-starnaming.html
May 8, 1998 RELEASE FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, IN NEW YORK, NY http://www.ras.ucalgary.ca/~gibson/starnames/isr_news.html
Article in "The Straight Dope" -- Ask Cecil: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_385.html
Stars and Constellations--educational resource by Jim Kaler: http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/sow.html
Starshot - http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/ - Interstellar travel using ultra-light nanocrafts – miniature space probes attached to lightsails accelerated by lasers to 1/7 the speed of light.
State of Sky -- http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/kiosk/index.html -- by Sandburg Center for Sky Awareness -- an online automated "slideshow" presenting a series of sky-related Web pages, featuring the current sky (day & night) as well as some of the sky's greatest hits. About 10 minute slide show.
Students for Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu (University of Arizona) Large quantity of astronomical information and images. Space Images -- Solar-Geophysical data, solar alerts, forcasts, summaries, images
TASS--The Amateur Sky Survey http://www.tass-survey.org/ hopes to construct low-cost drift-scan cameras and distribute them to sites around the world to monitor bright objects across a large section of the sky
Johnsoniansadjustable tracking platforms for Dobsonian Telescopes from 6 to 25 inches aperturehttp://www.johnsonian.com/
Robotic Telescopes - see http://www.globalsystemsscience.org/studentbooks/acc/ch2/remote-telescopes
Skywatcher Telescopes http://www.skywatcherTelescope.com
Universe Today -- Space Exploration News from Around the Internet http://www.universetoday.com/
Wolfram|Alpha Reference Site - http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/Astronomy.html - a free online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data. Produces star charts, astronomical events, astrophysics computations, and much more. See also astronomy demos - http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/topic.html?topic=Astronomy - physics demos - http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/Physics.html, and the online community dedicated to Astronomers - http://community.wolframalpha.com/viewforum.php?f=8 as well as Stephen Wolfram's introduction:
Women in astronomy - Unheard Voices, Part 2: Women in Astronomy, A Resource Guide by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College)[2013-2014]