Astronomy Picture of the Day
2017 eclipse path visualization
for observational astronomy. (no solar system objects)
Animation and song
about the elements.
Space Environment Center:
Forecasts of solar storms, solar and geophysical "weather" information, sun images.
Sunspot cycle graphs,
sun images, sun movies. (Belgium's Solar Influence Data Center.)
(Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) nine planets tour and more. A great astronomy site.
Interactive Element Spectra
Java applet that shows an approximation of the visual spectrum of every element in the periodic table.
Solar System Simulator.
Pick your planet, position, date, time, and field of view and the simulator will show what it's like to see the universe from your own special standpoint. GREAT!
The northern (and southern) lights.
Earth from Space.
Images of Earth taken from space.
NASA Space Flight
All about the International Space Station and all the other hardware.
Asteroid and Comet Impacts.
The real story on impacts, including the upcoming 1997XF11 near-miss in 2028.
Space policy, launches, events, political developments.
The Galileo Project
: Historical information and resources by and about Galileo Galilei.
Bio, pictures, explanations of relativity.
The home of the Hubble Space Telescope is the
Space Telescope Science Institute.
The meta-club of amateur astronomy clubs is the
Sky & Telescope Magazine
Astronomy Now Magazine
is located in Hollywood.
A very nice site about
buying a star
for a loved one? Avoid the scam! Read this!
Images by David Malin,
the premier astrophotographer.
CCD pictures of the famous list of 110 objects compiled by the French comet hunter Charles Messier. U. Oregon.
on light pollution issues, and
, the International Dark Sky Association.
U. Mass Images
Inner Planet Animation
using Java: tiltable, with copious explanation. Nice, but it doesn't work with all browser/computer combinations.
3D red/blue images of star fields and constellations.
Solar System Builder
Applet. As a first cut, select "random" then hit "play." Explore from there - it's pretty neat.
Another solar system builder
The 90" Bok Telescope at Steward Observatory,
Kitt Peak National Observatory,
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory,
National Solar Observatory,
Gemini North and South,
Keck and Lick Observatories.
Astronomy Camp at the University of Arizona.
Time zones - NASA
Time zones - Darron Gedge
Note that the international date line was redrawn in 2011!
Bill! Bill! Bill!
Bill Nye The Science Guy, My Hero!