Links to Astronomy-Related Sites

Astronomy Books
Cards: Virtual Astronomy Cards
Children and Beginners
College and Universities
Comets and Meteors
Equipment and Accessory
General Astronomy
Geographic Positions and Time
History of Astronomy
Hubble Space Telescope
Member Web Pages
Objects to Observe
Organizations, Societies & Events
Planetriums & Observatories
Pronounciation Guide
Sky Maps
Sky Watching
Software & Armchair Astronomy
Space Flight
2024 Total Solar Eclipse


Astronomy Books
Amazon- books on line
Barnes and Noble
Science News Magazines

RegiStax - free image processing software

Cards - Virtual Astronomy Cards
Virtual Astronomy Postcards

Children and Beginners
The Children's Museum of Utica NY - Welcomes you to our museum for kids!
The best of NASA material for elementary school children - The Space Place
General information from NASA for Children and Beginners - SpaceKids
Seeing in the Dark Activities for children/teachers/parents and adults
Be an astronaut simulation: Station Spacewalk Game
Space & Astronomy for Kids + hundreds of links for kids -
Solar System and the universe beyond - StarChild
For older children (14 and up) - Imagine the Universe
Exploratorium - San Francisco science museum
Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)
SEDS: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Astronomy for Kids

College and University Astronomy Departments
Arizona State University - Academic Programs - Main Campus - Liberal Arts - Physics and Astronomy
Colgate University - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Balonek & Dr. Aveni
Hamilton College - Department of Physics
Michigan Technological University - Department of Physics
University of Chicago - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Comets & Meteors
NASA Near Earth Object Program
The International Meteor Organization homepage
Finding comets on SOHO images

Equipment & Accessories - New and Used
Oceanside Photo & Telescope - new telescopes & accessories, Oceanside, CA
Meade Instruments - Irvine, CA new equipment
Celestron International - Torrance, CA new equipment
Astromart - ads placed to buy and sell used equipment
Anacortes - new equipment
Skies Unlimited - new telescopes & accessories, Pottstown, PA
Telescope Review
Telescope Guide

Astronomy - more than you may want to know
Black Hole Encyclopedia - latest news on black holes
Astronomy Starlust - stargazing guides, articles, telescopes & more (+Ads)

Geographic Positions/Time
World Atlas - latitude and longitude explained
TouchMap of latitude and longitude
Official Time from the US government
Magnetic Declination from NOAA
Sunrise/set, Moonrise/set times
U.S. Naval Observatory Dates & times of Sun, Moon, eclipses, astro-events


History of Astronomy

Hubble Space Telescope
Space Telescope Science Institute
Picture Album
Hubble and the European Space Agency

Sky and Telescope
StarDate Magazinea non-profit publication of McDonald Observatory
Science News
Scientific American

Member Web Pages
Chuck and Carol Higgins' Web Page

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Tom Balonek's Astronomy Links - Professor of Astronomy, Colgate University
Tom Balonek's Arecibo Night Sky Video
SETI Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence sites
David Levy's Radio Show: Starizona
Dark Sky Initiative
For Fun - Name a star for someone

MythsGreek; More Greek myths

Sky & Telescope latest news breaks
Aurora, Sun, Meteors, Spaceweather News
"What's New" Press Releases from NASA's Office of Space Science
SpaceRef - Space news
Space News - lists articles published daily on the internet

Objects to Observe
Messier Objects
Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) - a catalog of Struve double stars
The Electronic Sky
Moon Maps - click on Part I or Part II for lunar regional maps

International Occultation Timing Organization's (IOTA)

Organizations, Societies and Events:
Astronomical League - a confederation of amateur astronomers and astronomy organizations
Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Northern California professional and amateur astronomer organization
Albany Area Amateur Astronomers associated with Dudley Observatory
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
DarkSky International
Rochester Astronomical Society - section of the Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester, NY
Rockland Astronomy Club - Suffern, NY
Syracuse Astronomical Society- Syracuse, NY
Gloucester Area Astronomy Club- Gloucester, MA
Kopernik Astronomical Society- Vestal, NY
Stellafane Homepage- Springfield Telescope Makers, Stellafane, Vt.
American Association of Amateur Astronomers
Northeast Astronomical Forum (NEAF) - Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY

Planetariums & Observatories
3-D Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory,Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Most Museum Planetrium, Syracuse, NY
Portable Planetarium, Oneida BOCES, Utica, NY
Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche PlanetariumSchenectady, NY
Henry Hudson PlanetariumAlbany, NY
Roberson Museum and Science Center Planetarium, Binghamton, NY
Abrams PlanetariumMichigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Rose Center& Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History
Kopernik Observatory and Science Center, Vestal, NY
National Radio Astronomy Observatory,Green Bank, West Virginia

Galileo Mission at Jupiter
Mars Exploration Rovers Mission Home Page
Mars Express Photos
Mars Team On Line Photo Gallery
Cassini Mission to Saturn
The Nine Planets - current findings, pictures and other data
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Extrasolar Planets: Extrasolar Planet Encyclopedia
Extrasolar Planets: Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
Near Eros Photos

Pronunciation Guide
Astronomical pronunciation guide from the Astronomical League

Heavens Above - track artificial satellites in your sky: time, altitude, direction, magnitude
Celes Trak - orbital elements for satellites

Sky Maps
Novice: Monthly Sky Maps for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Free Magnitude 7.0 Star Maps
Advanced: NASA Extragalactic Database (NED) - excels for galaxies, professionals
Advanced: SIMBAD (Set of Identification, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data)

Sky Watching
Sky & Telescope's The Sky at a Glance
NASA's Eclipse Website
What to look for in the current sky Choose the TONIGHT tab
Monthly viewing information - the Moon, Sun, Planets, etc. Que Tal

Software and Armchair Astronomy
Google Sky - a simulation
NASA Television broadcasts
World Wide Telescope - simulated explorations of the universe
Stellarium free planetarium software

Space Flight - latest spaceflight news
The Planetary Society - space exploration
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Space Weather - Solar wind velocity, density, sunspot numbers, flares, CME, aurora warnings
Big Bear Solar Observatory Images - latest images of the Sun in Hydrogen alpha
Auroral Activity Map - NOAA POES satellite image
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory  Satellite - 24 hour surveillance of the Sun, UV images
GONG - Global Oscillation Network Group - a network of six world wide solar observatories
Stanford University Solar Center - lots of neat stuff here, even folklore

Weather conditions at the MVAS BBO Observatory
Real time Weather Satellite images and movies.
Space Weather in Earth's neighborhood

2024 Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipse Map National Solar Observatory
National Eclipse Path and Events
Comprehensive Eclipse Information
Rochester Museum & Science Center Eclipse Information
American Astronomical Society Eclipse Page
Great American Eclipse
NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses
Solar Eclipse in The Finger Lakes
Eclipse Weather
NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center
Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Google Map - Xavier Jubier
Interactive map for the 2024 Eclipse
Safe Eclipse Glasses
NASA - Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse
Smartphone Photography of the Eclipse
Smartphone App - Totality by Big Kid Science - on the App Store
My Science Shop Solar Eclipse Merchandise