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Listed here are only a small number of the many Astronomy related sites which can be found on the internet.

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Astronomical Organisations:

    • Astronomy Clubs
      A list of UK Astronomy Clubs and other useful information.
    • Association for Astronomy Education
      The AAE promotes public education in Astronomy and supports the teaching of Astronomy to students at all levels of education.
    • European Southern Observatory
      An intergovernmental, European organisation for astronomical research. It has eight member countries. ESO operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
    • FAS
      Formed in 1974, the FAS was conceived as a sort of union of astronomical societies, groups, and individuals, liasing together, where practicable, for their mutual benefit. A list of federation aims was drawn up which included such items as the compilation of lists of people prepared to give talks, the encouragement of the teaching of astronomy in educational establishments, the giving of advice on problems commonly encountered by astronomical societies, and so on.
    • BAA
      The British Astronomical Association is a national organisation, founded in 1890, which encourages amateur astronomy through meetings, sectional groups and its publications. Visit the BAA Information Page where you will find full details of the Objectives, the Observing Sections and Section Directors, the Officers of the Association, Publications, Meetings, Instruments, Library and Educational Policy.
    • SPA
      The Society for Popular Astronomy brings astronomy to everyone. Whether you are young or old, a beginner or an experienced sky watcher, you'll get a great deal from the SPA. Formed in 1953 as the Junior Astronomical Society, the SPA is Britain's brightest astronomy society.
    • Hawaiian Astronomical Society
      Founded in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting astronomy in Hawaii. HAS is affiliated with the Western Amateur Astronomers. Membership is open to all.
    • Royal Observatory at Edinburgh
      The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh comprises the UK Astronomy Technology Centre of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Institute for Astronomy of The University of Edinburgh

Astronomical web sites:

    • Sky Allexperts Astronomy Q&A
      Astronomers and other experts answer all your astronomy questions for free!
    • Sky Diary
      Find out what is going on in the night sky at Sky On line
    • A Virtual Tour of the Sun
      The duration of the journey is about 20 minutes. It shows spectacular images and MPEG animations of solar flares, sun spots, magnetic fields and solar eclipses, and explains a lot about the science of the sun and the influence it has on the solar system.
    • History of Astronomy
      History of Astronomy was created in January 1995 on behalf of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft. Since March 1998 this site is also maintained on behalf of Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) of the International Astronomical Union.
    • Mark Wade's Encyclopaedia of Space flight
      The Encyclopedia Astronautica is a proven and reliable reference source endorsed by the Encyclopedia Britannica, library associations, NASA, Internet guides, the New York and London Times, and leading space writers and historians.
    • Stars and Constellations
      Information and pictures concerning the constellations and their stars.
    • UC Santa Barbara Astrophysics
      Astrophysics Web site at the Physics department of UCSB.
    • The Salopian Web
      On this site you will find plenty of information for budding astronomers: A guide to the current months night sky, astronomical events, lunar phases and a description of the visibility of the major planets, detailed star charts; eclipse details, a glossary and satellite data plus a huge list of links and software down loads.
      Amateur Radio, Computing and Space enthusiasts are equally well catered for.
    • The Worldwide Telescope

On line media: Magazines, TV etc.:

    • Astronomy Now On-Line
      For more than 10 years, Astronomy Now magazine has provided a monthly source of information for amateur and professional astronomers alike. It is the UK's best-selling astronomy magazine.
    • Final Frontier
      "Your on line guide to the night sky"
      The site is related to the Final Frontier TV programmes.
    • New Scientist
      News, jobs and more from the leading weekly science magazine
    • Sky & Telescope
      Since 1941 Sky & Telescope has been the world's leading source of accurate and up-to-date information about astronomy and space science. Sky & Telescope appeals to the full spectrum of astronomy enthusiasts, from the novice ready to purchase a first telescope, to the enthusiastic amateur looking to enhance observing skills and equipment, to the professional desiring to keep up with this dynamically changing field. Our articles are written to satisfy both technically savvy readers and those who require clear descriptive language, rich imagery, and superb graphics.
    • The Astronomer Magazine
      A magazine for the advanced amateur. Their aim is to publish all observations of astronomical interest as soo
      n as possible after they are made.
    • BBC Sky at Night Magazine
      The latest mag. out there. Same layout and principle as Sky and Telescope, but seen from the British Isle. First issue in 2005.

Scientific organisations:

    • CERN
      CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics centre. Founded in 1954, the laboratory was one of Europe's first joint ventures, and has become a shining example of international collaboration. From the original 12 signatories of the CERN convention, membership has grown to the present 20 Member States.
    • Federation of American Scientists
      FAS was founded as the Federation of Atomic Scientists in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project who produced the first atomic bomb, to address the implications and dangers of the nuclear age. FAS is the oldest organization dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race, achieving complete nuclear disarmament, and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and much of its work has been in nuclear arms control and disarmament.
    • NASA
      National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Space missions / satellites / experiments etc.:

    • Cassini Voyage to Saturn
      The Cassini spacecraft, including the orbiter and the Huygens probe, is one of the largest, heaviest, and most complex interplanetary spacecraft ever built. Here you can find all you might want to know about the mission.
    • Galileo Project (JPL)
      Launched in 1989, the Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995, when it fired its main engine for a successful orbit capture around Jupiter. On that day, Galileo's atmospheric probe plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere and relayed information on the structure and composition of the solar systems largest planet. The spacecraft's orbiter will spend the next two years orbiting the giant planet, studying Jupiter and its moons (encountering one moon during each orbit), and returning a steady stream of images and scientific data. After completing its primary mission, Galileo will then begin its two year extended mission called the Galileo Europa Mission.
    • LASCO
      The Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO) instrument is one of 11 instruments included on the joint NASA/ESA SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) spacecraft.
    • Lunar Orbiter to the Moon (1966 - 1967)
      Five Lunar Orbiter missions were launched in 1966 through 1967 with the purpose of mapping the lunar surface before the Apollo landings.
    • Mars Global Surveyor - Welcome to Mars!
      In November 1996, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory began America's return to Mars after a 20-year absence by launching the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft.
    • SETI Institute
      The SETI Institute is the world leader in the scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence.
    • SOHO
      The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
      The SOHO project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail (ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar.
    • The Moon
      Missions, images and other resources.

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