Listed here are only a small number of the many Astronomy related
sites which can be found on the internet.
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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
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.
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.
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
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!
Find out what is going on in the night sky at Sky On
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
"Your on line guide to the night sky"
The site is related to the Final Frontier TV programmes.
News, jobs and more from the leading weekly science
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
The Astronomer Magazine
A magazine for the advanced amateur. Their aim is to publish all observations of astronomical interest as soon
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.
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
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.
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.
The Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO)
instrument is one of 11 instruments included on the joint
NASA/ESA SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)
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.
The SETI Institute is the world leader in the scientific
hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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.
Missions, images and other resources.
An overview of light pollution produced by a sympathetic