Encyclopedia: Astronomy, Physics, Science, Technology, Etc.


This is an encyclopedia site mainly devoted to astronomy. But astronomy often involves physics, other sciences, and technology. Thus I've put all the things I found useful here. The links are to images, other sites, papers, and my own descriptions. It is really intended to be a hodge-podge of stuff useful primarily to myself.

I have tried to use only images that are public domain or otherwise free for non-commercial use without express permission. There are a few images whose provenance I have lost track of. I believe that these images fall into the category of no one caring: e.g., typical astronomical images of eclipses and images of a few astronomers. However, if anyone does feel that an image should not be displayed, please contact me and I resolve the problem.

 A  B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z  

A

  1. Acronyms Frequently seen astro/space acronyms by Mark Bradford.
  2. Alien images (files): These are miscellaneous cartoons with my pet character the Alien. The Alien is everyman.
  3. Ancient Astronomy (files)
  4. Ancient Greece: Hellas (files)
  5. Applet: NAAP (files)
  6. Archaeoastronomy
  7. Aristotle (384--322 BC) (files)
  8. Art (files)
  9. Artwork: All my own invention.
  10. arXiv: Astro-ph The ultimate astronomy eprint server: "If it's not at astro-ph, it's not published."
  11. Asteroids (files)
  12. Astronomers & Friends (files)
  13. Astronomical Objects
  14. Astronomy Lectures Online
  15. Astronomy Links: Not exhaustive.
  16. Astronomy: Introductory Astronomy Lectures (IAL) A course of online html lectures.
  17. Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear Data, and Nuclear Weapons (files)

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B

  1. Babylonian Astronomy (files)
  2. Big Sur, California
  3. Biology
  4. Blackbody Radiation
  5. Black holes
  6. Brown Dwarfs (files)

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C

  1. Canvas / WebCampus at UNLV
  2. Celestial Sphere
  3. Center of Mass
  4. Chaucer, Geoffrey (1343?--1400)
  5. Chemistry
  6. Clio: the Muse of History
  7. Clusters of Stars (files).
  8. Comets (files)
  9. Compact Remnants: White Dwarfs, etc. See White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes.
  10. Computers, Computation, and Web Links (files)
  11. Constellations, Clusters of Stars, and Star Names (files)
  12. Copernicus: Nicolaus Copernicus(1473--1543) (files)
  13. Copyright A stab at a resource.
  14. Cosmology (files)

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D

  1. Date & Time

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E

  1. Earth (files)
  2. Eclipses: Lunar and Solar
  3. Educational Notes (files)
  4. Egypt
  5. Einstein, Albert (1879--1955) (files)
  6. Eire: Eire in Irish or Gaelic, Ireland in English. See files.
  7. Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)
  8. Electromagnetism
  9. Ellipses and Elliptical Orbits (files)
  10. Energy in Society
  11. Exoplanets

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F

  1. Fluids

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G

  1. Galaxies (files): Including the Milky Way
  2. Galileo Galilei (1564--1642) (files)
  3. Glossary (files): A glossary of astronomy and other related and/or useful terms. In fact, this is never got far off the ground. A reasonable online astro glossary is Further elucidation of the terms can be found at Wikipedia.
  4. Gravity (files)

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H

  1. Hellas: Ancient Greece (files)
  2. History or Clio: the Muse of History
  3. howto

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I

  1. Ireland: Eire in Irish or Gaelic, Ireland in English. See files.
  2. Italy

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J

  1. Jupiter: King of the Planets (files)

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K

  1. Kelvin or Absolute Temperature Scale (files)
  2. Johannes Kepler (1571--1630) (files)

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L

  1. Logarithms (files)

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M

  1. Magnitudes The ancient horror of astronomy.
  2. Maps (files)
  3. Mars: The Red Planet (files)
  4. Mathematics
  5. Mechanics
  6. Mercury (files)
  7. Moon (files)

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N

  1. Naked Eye Visible Stars
  2. Nebulae (but not Galaxies)
  3. Neptune
  4. Neutron Stars
  5. Newton, Sir Isaac (1643--1727) (files)
  6. Nobel Prizes The Official Web Site of The Nobel Foundation.
  7. Nuclear Weapons

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O

  1. Omar Khayyam (files)
  2. Optics
  3. Orbit
  4. Orion Nebula

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P

  1. Pedagogy
  2. Periodic Table sites
  3. Photometry
  4. Physics
  5. Physics Links Look-up pages essentially.
  6. Physicist Gallery of Images, Frankfurt University
  7. Planetary systems
  8. Pluto and the Kuiper Belt (files)
  9. Polarization
  10. Ptolemy: Claudius Ptolemy (circa 100--175) (files)
  11. Psychology

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Q

  1. Quantum Mechanics

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R

  1. Radiative Transfer (radtran) (files): See also Saha for a Saha solver.
  2. References These are many references that I have used. Many are just physics and astronomy text books. But philosophy, history, biography, and other works are listed too. Not updated for years.
  3. Relativity: Special and General

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S

  1. Saha: Saha solver.
  2. Saturn: the Ringed World (files)
  3. Schroedinger, Erwin (1887--1961) The co-discoverer of quantum mechanics.
  4. Science
  5. Science Fiction
  6. SETI The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
  7. Sky Maps (files)
  8. Spectra
  9. The Solar System (files)
  10. Spain (files)
  11. Sport
  12. Star Formation
  13. Stars (files)
  14. Statistics
  15. Stonehenge (files)
  16. The Sun (files)
  17. Supernovae (files)
  18. SUSPEND A Database of SUpernova Spectra and other Supernova-Relevant Data PENDing Further Analysis
  19. Synodic Period

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T

  1. Technology
  2. Telescopes (files)
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Tycho Brahe (1546--1601) (files) Danish astronomer

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U

  1. Units (files)
  2. Uranus (files)

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V

  1. Venus (files)
  2. Videos

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W

  1. Waves
  2. WebCampus / Canvas at UNLV
  3. White Dwarfs
  4. Writers and Works (files)

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X

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Y

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Z

  1. Zodiac (files)

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