The following are links to good astro pages that I've found.
I havn't looked very hard.
- Astronomy in General
Excite. Check out your horoscope and love-match compatibility.
- Astronomical Society of
the Pacific (ASP) This site has some good pages on special topics:
e.g., on the
varying motions of the Earth.
- Astronomy Page My own not often updated site.
Earth and Space Center of Triton College in Chicago.
- Encyclodia Astronautica by Mark Wade
- Finding their Inner Astronaut:
A Child's Guide to the Solar System
- James W. Young - W7FTT
Astro Photo Gallery Some unusual images not to be found
elsewhere, but the restrictions put on them are absurd.
He says they are public domain, but then takes it back and forbids
using them in web pages.
- John Walker's Fourmilab
A site devoted to all kinds of things including astronomy.
Most items are declared upfront to be public domain.
Some good eclipse images!
- Linda Hall LibraryScience images
free for non-commercial use.
- McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
- Nine Planets
Perry-Casta~neda Library Map Collection University of Texas
Austin. Most of the maps are in the public domain and can be
downloaded. There are historical maps.
The Earth is astronomical. Check out
Las Vegas 1952 Still mostly desert.
- SEDS Students Explore the
A really good astro resource. Check:
Earth and Moon Viewer
The Interactive NGC Catalog Online
- The Messier
- Tutorials for
Astronomy A nice low-key page by Tom Kirkman
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Views of the Solar System This is a commercial site by
Calvin J. Hamilton who reserves all rights on his own materials.
But many images are public domain from NASA.
Hamilton has done a good job of assembling these images which
NASA has left dispersed in numerous miscellaneous archives.
Some of NASA's best images are seemingly impossible to find on
its own sites.
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia A very useful site
with articles on everything. Some may not be authoritative,
but many are good and it's one-stop shopping.
- Atlas of the Universe
- UCLA popular cosmology
Online solar system courses Lots of other free courses too.
Mike Guidry & Ted Barnes's The Solar System
University Tennesse, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Lab.
Mike and Ted are my old friends from my Oak Ridge days.
- David Jeffery's
Began at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003fall/2004spring
and continue until 2012 at least.
Ana Larsen's Planets Course University of Washington, Seattle,
Norman Murray's Geology 130H: Exploring the Solar System
University of Toronto, 2001fall/2002spring.
- The Galaxy and Galaxies
- Gold Mine
Galaxy On Line Database Milano Network.
They have some galaxy images free for use with credit.
- Leda The galaxy data base
in Lyon, France.
NASA Extragalactic Database
Galileo's manuscript 72
One of galileo's notebooks---the golden notebook?
Over 300 pages covering 40 years of Galileo's jottings,
Brush up on your Italian and Latin, but, thank heaven,
no mirror writing.
- Astro-ph The ultimate
astronomy eprint server: ``If it's not at astro-ph, it aint published.''
Caltech: The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC gallery:
2MASS image gallery The images are all released to the
- CfA: center for astrophysics
harvard smithsonian I worked there 1991--1993.
- Hot Images
but you have to ask permission for use which is a bore.
european southern observatory
A consortium of European countries that run big telescopes in Chile.
gallery Free for non-commercial use with credit given.
IAU Circulars at cfa International Astronomical Union
circulars, iau, iauc, Brian Marsden. Hot news about supernovae,
IAU Minor Planet Center Minor planets (asteroids), NEOs (near
objects), PHAs (potential hazardous asteroids)
- JPL The Jet Propulsion Lab
JPL Image Gallery Some good images free for non-commercial
use with credit.
JPL planetary maps
Some good maps free for non-commercial use with credit.
All about Pluto
- Mount Wilson Observatory
They had this great starmap program, but its broke.
National Observatory of Japan. They have some good images
but they seem to not want them downloaded.
Public Information Page
- NASA: homepage You've heard of
NASA Astro Picture of the Day Archive They are NOT all
public domain pictures.
- NASA: Terra, part
NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Good satellite pictures
of Earth, but some restrictions apply.
NASA: eclipse page
- NASA: galileo probe
Hubble Heritage Project Some classic HST images are
- NASA NIX=NASA Image Exchange
One page for all NASA images. But the search engine doesn't
do all archives yet. But there are links to other NASA archives.
- NASA Ames NEO Program
This is a site that tells all about Near Earth Objects and their
potential threat to Earth.
- NASA JPL NEO Program
This is another site that tells all about Near Earth Objects and their
potential threat to Earth.
NASA: SIM: space interferometry
mission A modern stellar parallax measurement program.
Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) Some good Sun
images and eclipse images.
- NASA: stsci: space telescope science
NASA: Solar System Exploration site Some good images,
it's answer to all an instructor's dreams it seems.
- NF/ Observatory
near Silver City, New Mexico. There is an interesting collection
of images including historical ones from Europe.
No obvious statement of image usage.
- NOAO National Optical
NOAO image gallery
Free for educational use with credit.
There are links to other image galleries.
- US Naval Observatory
- us navy: sunrise/sunset and
moonrise/moonset And lots
of other data to such as eclipses and brightest stars.
- us navy: official us
time source current time, gps, leap seconds, more.
us navy: official zone times
- Worldwatch Institute
- Astronomy Education Review
- Scientific American
- s&t: sky & telescope homepage
- Kuiper Belt
David Jewitt's Kuiper Belt site.
California & Carnegie Planet Search
This is the page that Butler & Marcy contribute too: the two leading
- Sky Maps
sky atlas Hawaiian Astronomical Society.
Good on constellations and their myths.
- Sky Maps
Your Sky. Display a map for any place, any time.
This is a pretty useful page, but the images are protected.
- Space Weather About
the Earth-Sun environment.
Stars Jim Kaler, University of Illinois