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Astronomy Resources (AstronomyResources.info) 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 2014. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from WhitePapers.us. 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.

ASTRONOMY RESOURCES (General)

2MASS at IPAC
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/

2MASS Second Incremental Data Release Gallery
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/2mass/gallery/second/

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/across-the-sciences/60-second-adventures-astronomy

Abrams Planetarium – Skywatcher’s Diary
http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/

ADS Astronomy Custom Query Form
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html

American Association of Variable Star Observers – AAVSO
http://www.aavso.org/

American Astronautical Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://astronautical.org/

American Astronomical Society
http://www.aas.org/

Ancient Observatories
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/

Armagh Observatory
http://www.arm.ac.uk/home.html

AstroGrid – Open Source Project Designed to Create a Working Virtual Observatory
http://www.astrogrid.org/

Astronomical & Nightscape Photography by Chris Cook
http://www.abmedia.com/astro/

Astronomical League
http://www.astroleague.org/

Astronomical Resources on the Web
http://www.istl.org/02-spring/internet2.html

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
http://www.astrosociety.org/

Astronomy.com
http://www.astronomy.com/

Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
http://www.springer.com/astronomy/journal/159

AstronomyCenter.org
http://www.AstronomyCenter.org/

Astronomy Education and Outreach
http://casswww.ucsd.edu/index.php/resources:Outreach

Astronomy Education Review
http://aer.aas.org/

Astronomy Letters
http://link.springer.com/journal/11443

astronomylinks.com – Astronomy and Space Links
http://astronomylinks.com/index.htm

Astronomy Notes
http://www.astronomynotes.com/

Astronomy Online
http://www.AstronomyOnline.org/

Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/

Astronomy Picture of the Day’s Educational Links
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/lib/edlinks.html

Astronomy Technology Today Magazine – Guide To Astronomical Equipment
http://www.astronomytechnologytoday.com/

Astrophysical Virtual Observatory
http://www.euro-vo.org/

Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal (ASAIP)
http://asaip.psu.edu/

AstroTurtle’s Amateur Astronomy Page
http://www.astroturtle.com/

AstroWeb: Astronomical Internet Resources
http://www.stsci.edu/

Australian Centre for Astrobiology
http://aca.unsw.edu.au/

Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy.html

Brian’s Space Hot List
http://spacelist.org/

Center for Astronomy Education
http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm

Chandra X-Ray Observatory – Photo Album – Chandra Images by Date
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/chronological.html

Clear Sky Institute
http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/

Cometography
http://www.cometography.com/

Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal (CAPJ)
http://www.capjournal.org/

Cool Cosmos
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/

Cornell University: Curious About Astronomy? Ask An Astronomer
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/index.php

Cosmic Distance Scales
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/cosmic/

Cosmic Journey – A History of Scientific Cosmology
http://www.aip.org/history/cosmology/

Cosmochemistry
http://www.higp.hawaii.edu/meteoritics.html

Current Space Weather
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/spaceweather/

Daylight Hours Explorer
http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/daylighthoursexplorer.html

Deep Sky Database:Deep Sky Objects:Galaxies:Globular Clusters:Open Clusters:Nebulae:Double Stars
http://www.virtualcolony.com/sac/

Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
http://vizier.cfa.harvard.edu/viz-bin/Dic

Earth & Sky
http://www.earthsky.com/

Earth View
http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth/action?op=-s

Encalc – The Free Online Scientific Calculator
http://www.encalc.com/

Encyclopedia Astronautica
http://www.astronautix.com/

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ETEmain.html

Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/

ESO – The European Southern Observatory
http://www.eso.org/

Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology
http://www.elba.bioflux.com.ro/

Famous Astronomers and Astrophysicists
http://cnr2.kent.edu/~manley/astronomers.html

Galaxies
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2005/04/galaxies.html

Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/

Galaxy Zoo
http://www.galaxyzoo.org/

Galileo Project
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galileo/

GISS: Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University in New York
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Google Moon
http://www.google.com/moon/

Google Sky
http://www.google.com/sky/

Heavens-Above
http://www.heavens-above.com/

HubbleSite
http://www.HubbleSite.org/

Institute of Meteoritics
http://meteorite.unm.edu/

International Association of Astronomical Artists
http://www.iaaa.org

International Outer Planet Watch
http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/IJW/

International Space University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.isunet.edu/

International Year of Astronomy 2009
http://astronomy2009.us/

Introductory Astronomy Clearinghouse: Labs
http://www.astro.washington.edu/courses/labs/clearinghouse/labs/labs.html

kuro5hin.org Mars in 186 Seconds
http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/8/23/133723/157

Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/newsletters/

Lunar and Planetary Science at the NSSDC
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/

Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/

Mars Exploration Rover Mission – Spirit and Opportunity
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery
http://www.msss.com/all_projects/mgs-mars-orbiter-camera.php

Mars Global Surveyor MOC2-320 Release
http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/e7_e12_captioned_rel/

MARSOWEB – Mars Exploration Program Landing Sites
http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/landingsites/index.html

Meteor Showers
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2005/05/meteor-showers.html

Milkyway@Home – Help Discover the Structures in the Milky Way Galaxy
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/

Moon, Mars and Beyond
http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/home/index.html

Multimission Archive at Space Telescope (STScI)
http://archive.stsci.edu/

NASA – JPL Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

NASA Space Shuttle Missions,International Space Station News, Astronauts News and Moon & Mars, Aeronautics,Science & Technology
http://nasa-image.blogspot.com/

NASA-Sponsored Classroom of the Future
http://www.cet.edu/?cat=cotf

NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images
http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/viewer/flash/flash.html

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.nro.nao.ac.jp/en/index.html

National Space Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://nss.org/

National Virtual Observatory
http://www.us-vo.org/

NetAstroCatalog – A Mailing List For “Deep Sky” Observers Of All Levels
http://www.visualdeepsky.org/

NOVA: Sputnik Declassified
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/sputnik-declassified.html

Open Directory – Science: Astronomy
http://dmoz.org/Science/Astronomy/

Planet Four – Help from Stargazers to Explore the Surface of Mars
http://planetfour.org/

Planetary Photojournal: NASA’s Image Access
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/

Planet Hunters
http://www.planethunters.org/

PlanetScapes
http://planetscapes.com/

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia [No longer published]
http://www.publish.csiro.au/?nid=138

QuickCam and Unconventional Imaging Astronomy Group
http://www.qcuiag.org.uk/

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – RSAA
http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/

Satellite and Space Shuttle Tracking in Real Time
http://www.n2yo.com/

SEDS Messier Database
http://messier.seds.org/

Shade Tree Physics
http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/

SIMBAD Astronomical Database
http://simbad.cfa.harvard.edu/simbad/

Sky and Telescope News
http://skyandtelescope.com/news/

Skymania – Guide to Astronomy and Space News by Paul Sutherland
http://www.skymania.com/

SkyMap Software
http://www.skymap.com/

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Mapping the Universe
http://www.sdss.org/

Solar System Views
http://www.solarviews.com/

Solar Terrestrial Dispatch
http://www.spacew.com/

Space Calendar (JPL)
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html

Space Exploration – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html

Space Feeds
http://feedspace.blogspot.com/

Space Frontier Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://spacefrontier.org/

Spaceflight Now
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/

Space Science and Astronomy News
http://www.space.com/science-astronomy/

Space Station/Shuttle Blog
http://spacestation-shuttle.blogspot.com/

SpaceWeather
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Space Weather Now
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/

Spitzer Space Telescope
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

Starry Night Astronomy Software
http://astronomy.starrynight.com/

Stellarium – Open Source Planetarium for Your Computer
http://stellarium.org/

The Astronomer Magazine
http://www.theastronomer.org/

The Astronomy Center
http://www.astronomycenter.org/

The ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator
http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/fits_liberator/index.html

The Meteoritical Society
http://www.meteoriticalsociety.org/

The Nine Planets – A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
http://www.nineplanets.org/

The Planetary Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.planetary.org/

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/

The Virtual Amateur Astronomer
http://www.jupiterscientific.org/virtualastronomer/

U.K. Society for Popular Astronomy
http://www.popastro.com

USGS Astrogeology Research Program
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/

Venus Transit
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2004_05_01_zillman_archive.html#108576106074833301

Views of the Solar System
http://www.solarviews.com/

View to the Edge of No-Return [AstroBiology Magazine]
http://www.astrobio.net/interview/835/view-to-the-edge-of-no-return

WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/outreach/webstars.html

WIKISKY – Consolidating Astronomical, Astrophysical and Other Space Objects
http://www.wikisky.org/

WISE: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/

World Sunlight Map
http://www.die.net/earth/

WorldWide Telescope from Microsoft Research
http://www.WorldWideTelescope.org/

Yahoo Directory Science – Astronomy
http://dir.yahoo.com/science/astronomy/

Your Sky
http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS:

Astronomy Research at Rutgers
http://libguides.rutgers.edu/physics

Astrophysical Bulletin
http://www.springer.com/astronomy/journal/11755

AstroWeb: Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet
http://www.cv.nrao.edu/fits/www/astroweb/head_astronomy.html

Computational Astrophysics: Digital Demo Room
https://my.illinois.edu/uPortal/render.userLayoutRootNode.uP

Inside Einstein’s Universe
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/seuforum/einstein/

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/

Ned Wright’s Cosmology Tutorial
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmolog.htm

Ohio State University-Astrophysics and Cosmology
http://ccapp.osu.edu/

Open Directory – Science: Physics: Astrophysics
http://dmoz.org/Science/Physics/Astrophysics/

Physics and Astronomy – PhysLink.com
http://www.physlink.com/

SAO/NASA AstroPhysics Data System (ADS)
http://adswww.harvard.edu/

Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/index.html

STARBASE – Topics in AstroPhysics and Cosmology
http://www.ph.surrey.ac.uk/astrophysics/files/home.html

StarDate Online
http://stardate.org/

STSCI Office of Public Outreach – Astrophysics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://outreachoffice.stsci.edu/

The SuperString Theory
http://www.superstringtheory.fanspace.com/

WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/www_info/webstars.html

UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.deepspace.ucsb.edu/

 

BIOASTRONOMY:

AstroBiology Curriculum
http://astrobio.terc.edu/

Astrobiology Journal
http://online.liebertpub.com/loi/ast

Astrobiology Magazine :: Search for Life in the Universe
http://www.astrobio.net/astrobiological_news.php

AstroBiology at NASA
http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/

AstroBiology Web
http://www.AstroBiology.com/

Astromaterials Curation
http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/index.cfm

Bioastronomy – The Net Advance of Physics
http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/user/r/e/redingtn/www/netadv/bioast.html

IAU COMMISSION 51 – Bioastronomy: Search for Extraterrestrial Life
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~meech/iau/

SETI.net – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
http://www.seti.net/

SETI – The Planetary Society                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.planetary.org/explore/projects/seti/

 

RADIO ASTRONOMY:

AIPS (Astronomical Information Processing System)
http://freecode.com/projects/aips?branch_id=168&release_id=179046

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/alma.html

Basics of Radio Astronomy
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/

Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies
http://www.craf.eu/

Deep Space Network (DSN)
http://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn/

Duel of the Winds
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=103182

European Radio Astronomy Club
http://www.eracnet.org/

European VLBI Network
http://www.evlbi.org/

GAVRT – Lewis Center for Educational Research
http://www.lewiscenter.org/Global-Programs/GAVRT/index.php

LOFAR
http://www.lofar.org/

National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center: Arecibo Observatory
http://www.naic.edu/

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
http://www.nrao.edu/

Open Directory – Radio Astronomy
http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Astronomy/Amateur/Radio_Astronomy/

Radio Astronomy for Scientists Teachers and Students
http://www.radiosky.com/

Radio Astronomy Supplies
http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/ras.html

RadioNet
http://www.radionet-eu.org/

Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics
http://link.springer.com/journal/11141

SARA: Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers
http://radio-astronomy.org/

 

ROBOSCOPES:

Bradford Robotic Telescope
http://www.telescope.org/

eSTAR Project
http://www.estar.org.uk/

Iowa Robotic Telescope Facilities
http://astro.physics.uiowa.edu/rigel/

iTelescope.net – Premier Network of Internet Connected Telescopes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.itelescope.net/

Liverpool Telescope
http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/

Lowell Observatory
http://www.lowell.edu/

Rent-a-scope
http://www.arnierosner.com/are/index.htm

ROTSE – Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment
http://www.rotse.net/

SLOOH Space Camera – Astronomy, Remote Control Telescopes, Observatories, View the Universe
http://events.slooh.com/

The Faulkes Telescope Project
http://www.faulkes-telescope.com/

The National Academies Space Studies Board
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/index.htm

Yahoo Groups – RoboScope
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RoboScope/info

 

DATA MINING RESOURCES FOR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY:

Digitized Sky Survey
http://archive.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/dss_form

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
http://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/

(c) 2014 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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