Astronomy Resources 2017

Astronomy Resources 2017
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Astronomy Resources ( is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for astronomical resources which are listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2016. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Sections Include: Astronomy (general), Astrophysics, BioAstronomy, Radio Astronomy, and RoboScopes.



2MASS Second Incremental Data Release Gallery

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy

Abrams Planetarium – Skywatcher’s Diary

ADS Astronomy Custom Query Form

American Association of Variable Star Observers – AAVSO

American Astronautical Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

American Astronomical Society

Ancient Observatories

Armagh Observatory

Asteroid Zoo – Hunt for Resource-Rich Asteroids

AstroGrid – Open Source Project Designed to Create a Working Virtual Observatory

Astronomical & Nightscape Photography by Chris Cook

Astronomical League

Astronomical Resources on the Web

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

Astronomy Education and Outreach

Astronomy Education Review

Astronomy Letters – Astronomy and Space Links

Astronomy Notes

Astronomy Online

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day’s Educational Links

Astronomy Technology Today Magazine – Guide To Astronomical Equipment

Astrophysical Virtual Observatory

Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal (ASAIP)

AstroTurtle’s Amateur Astronomy Page

AstroWeb: Astronomical Internet Resources

Aurorasaurus – Reporting Auroras From the Ground Up

Australian Centre for Astrobiology

Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait

Brian’s Space Hot List

Center for Astronomy Education

Chandra X-Ray Observatory – Photo Album – Chandra Images by Date

Clear Sky Institute


Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal (CAPJ)

Cool Cosmos

Cornell University: Curious About Astronomy? Ask An Astronomer

Cosmic Distance Scales

Cosmic Journey – A History of Scientific Cosmology


Current Space Weather

Daylight Hours Explorer

Deep Sky Database:Deep Sky Objects:Galaxies:Globular Clusters:Open Clusters:Nebulae:Double Stars

Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects

Earth & Sky

Earth View

Encalc – The Free Online Scientific Calculator

Encyclopedia Astronautica

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight

Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy

ESO – The European Southern Observatory

Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology

Famous Astronomers and Astrophysicists


Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Galaxy Zoo

Galileo Project

GISS: Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University in New York

Google Moon

Google Sky



Institute of Meteoritics

International Association of Astronomical Artists

International Outer Planet Watch

International Space University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

International Year of Astronomy 2009

Introductory Astronomy Clearinghouse: Labs Mars in 186 Seconds

Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin

Lunar and Planetary Science at the NSSDC

Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon

Mars Exploration Rover Mission – Spirit and Opportunity

Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery

Mars Global Surveyor MOC2-320 Release

MARSOWEB – Mars Exploration Program Landing Sites

Meteor Showers

Milkyway@Home – Help Discover the Structures in the Milky Way Galaxy

Moon, Mars and Beyond

Multimission Archive at Space Telescope (STScI)

NASA – JPL Solar System Simulator

NASA Space Shuttle Missions,International Space Station News, Astronauts News and Moon & Mars, Aeronautics,Science & Technology

NASA-Sponsored Classroom of the Future

NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

National Space Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

National Virtual Observatory

NetAstroCatalog – A Mailing List For “Deep Sky” Observers Of All Levels

NOVA: Sputnik Declassified

Open Directory – Science: Astronomy

Planet Four – Help from Stargazers to Explore the Surface of Mars

Planetary Photojournal: NASA’s Image Access

Planet Hunters


Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia [No longer published]

QuickCam and Unconventional Imaging Astronomy Group

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – RSAA

Satellite and Space Shuttle Tracking in Real Time

SEDS Messier Database

Shade Tree Physics

SIMBAD Astronomical Database

Sky and Telescope News

Skymania – Guide to Astronomy and Space News by Paul Sutherland

SkyMap Software

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Mapping the Universe

Solar System Views

Solar Terrestrial Dispatch

Space Calendar (JPL)

Space Exploration – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Space Feeds

Space Frontier Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Spaceflight Now

Space Science and Astronomy News

Space Station/Shuttle Blog


Space Weather Now

Spitzer Space Telescope

Starry Night Astronomy Software

Stellarium – Open Source Planetarium for Your Computer

The Astronomer Magazine

The Astronomy Center

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

The ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator

The Meteoritical Society

The Nine Planets – A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

The Planetary Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

The Virtual Amateur Astronomer

Thirty Meter Telescope

U.K. Society for Popular Astronomy

USGS Astrogeology Research Program

Venus Transit

Views of the Solar System

View to the Edge of No-Return [AstroBiology Magazine]

Watch Live Astronomy Cams and Resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace

WIKISKY – Consolidating Astronomical, Astrophysical and Other Space Objects

WISE: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

World Sunlight Map

WorldWide Telescope

Yahoo Directory Science – Astronomy

Your Sky




Astronomy Research at Rutgers

Astrophysical Bulletin

AstroWeb: Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet

Computational Astrophysics: Digital Demo Room

Inside Einstein’s Universe

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Ned Wright’s Cosmology Tutorial

Ohio State University-Astrophysics and Cosmology

Open Directory – Science: Physics: Astrophysics

Physics and Astronomy –

SAO/NASA AstroPhysics Data System (ADS)

Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

STARBASE – Topics in AstroPhysics and Cosmology

StarDate Online

STSCI Office of Public Outreach – Astrophysics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The SuperString Theory

WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace

UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



AstroBiology Curriculum

Astrobiology Journal

Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe

AstroBiology at NASA

AstroBiology Web

Astromaterials Curation

Bioastronomy – The Net Advance of Physics

IAU COMMISSION 51 – Bioastronomy: Search for Extraterrestrial Life – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SETI – The Planetary Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



AIPS (Astronomical Information Processing System)

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

Basics of Radio Astronomy

Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies

Deep Space Network (DSN)

Duel of the Winds

European Radio Astronomy Club

European VLBI Network

GAVRT – Lewis Center for Educational Research


National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center: Arecibo Observatory

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Open Directory – Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy for Scientists Teachers and Students

Radio Astronomy Supplies


Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

SARA: Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers



Bradford Robotic Telescope

eSTAR Project

GLORIA Project

Iowa Robotic Telescope Facilities – Premier Network of Internet Connected Telescopes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Liverpool Telescope

Lowell Observatory


ROTSE – Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment

SLOOH Space Camera – Astronomy, Remote Control Telescopes, Observatories, View the Universe

The Faulkes Telescope Project

The National Academies Space Studies Board

Yahoo Groups – RoboScope



Digitized Sky Survey

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database

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