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AstroNet
A listing of Astronomy Clubs and destinations worldwide

Astromart
The Global Astronomy Marketplace. If your in the market to buy or sell telescopes, cameras or other equipment, this is the site to post free ads and get results!

AstroWeb: Astronomical Internet Resources
Astronomical Internet Resources contains pointers to potentially relevant resources available via Internet

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day this page features a different fascinating image or photograph of our universe, supplemented by a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

APS Image Database
Images from the National Geographic-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey

Asteroids and Comets

Astronomical Images Archive
This is a continually growing source of astronomical photos of and information about a variety of local and deep sky objects. The images were collected from a variety of sources throughout the Internet. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. In the meanwhile, please enjoy what you find here.

The Aurora Borealis Page
Features lots of information on the Northern Lights phenomena, and serves as a good jumping-off point for related resources. You can download beautiful images, learn what is believed to cause the lights, get forecasts for the next outbreak, and even find out about the sounds that the lights sometimes make.

Backyard Astronomy: Tips On Observing the Universe

The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope

Center for Mars Exploration
In-depth view of Mars. Superb background, photo views, Animations, Statistics and evidence of primitive life on Early Mars.

Comet Images

Comets and Meteor Showers

Comet Observation Home Page
Latest information on Comet Hale-Bopp and other currently visible Comets.

Earthshots
Earthshots is a collection of satellite images which show how our environment has changed over the last 20 years. The effects of droughts, fires, deforestation, urbanization, irrigation,  and other natural and anthropogenic events can be detected, measured, and analyzed using satellite data.

The Essential Magazine of Astronomy

Expanding Universe
A classified search tool for amateur astronomy.

FAQ sci.astro
sci.astro is a newsgroup devoted to the discussion of all aspects of astronomy. As such its content ranges from the Earth to the farthest reaches of the Universe. This document answers all of your most frequently asked questions about astronomy.

GalacticSky Charts
Clickable charts that allow you to view different star patterns according to where you are in the world.

Galaxy Page
A sizzling hot site crossing new frontiers in online astronomy. It's a fun and easily navigable guide to the solar system, planetary exploration, aerospace, real-time weather and more. The section Visions of the Future is a must-see for a futuristic look at space colonies, starships, and other conceptions once known only to science fiction

Galileo Space Probe Information
This page contains links to many of the best Galileo sites available on the net.

Whole Truth About Ice on the Moon
The Transcript from original radio broadcast with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

International Meteor Organization (IMO)
The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.

Meteor Observing Calendar

Latest Hubble Space Telescope Pictures
Contains both text and images of the latest discoveries made by the HST.

Mars
Curious about our big red neighbor? Visit Mars, the Red Planet for a comprehensive guide to the astral body. The site offers a global view of Mars, a variety of photos of its surface, information on various exploration efforts and information on Martian meteorites. It's the next best thing to going up there yourself.

MEL
A nice selection of Astronomy sites in the Michigan Electronic Library Collection.

Meteor Showers

The Nine Planets - A Multimedia Tour
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Project Galileo
Check out their extensive collection of just-released images and data from Jupiter, read a brief introduction to the mission, and join the excitement as we take you through Galileo's exploration of our solar system's largest planet.

SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Serving the World Wide Web with information about scientific research in the general field of Life in the Universe with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Potentially, there are billions of locations outside our solar system that may contain life."


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Sky & Telescope Magazine
This Essential Magazine of Astronomy is updated weekly.

Solar System Live
Solar System Live generates a "live," minute-to-minute GIF image of the planets as they would appear if you were floating a few million miles out in space. Users can select a variety of options, including time and date (see the position of the planets when you were born!), viewpoint, and observing location.

Space Calendar
A calendar of celestial events and anniversaries of humankind's space explorations. Space Calendar, compiled and maintained by Ron Baalke, provides dates for meteor showers, solar eclipses, and other curiosities.

Space Exploration/a>
The past, present, and future of space exploration. See how the U.S. and Russia compare in exploring space while hooking up to the Russian Space Agency, Shuttle Web, and Mir Space Station.

Space Images Archive
Searchable index to over 13,000 images)

Space Shuttle Photogaphs
The collection contains photographs from STS-41C to the present and is continually growing with each space shuttle mission. Astronauts have captured spectacular Earth-looking views as well as photographs of extra-vehicular activities (EVA's), such as the Hubble Space Telescope repair, and spacecraft and satellite deployments.

Stars Family
The Star*s Family of Astronomy and Related Resources is a growing collection of directories, dictionaries, databases and related products on astronomy, space sciences, as well as related fields, organizations and people.

Stephen Hawking's Universe
Stephen Hawking a theoretical physicist, has devoted his life to "probing the space-time described by general relativity and the singularities where it breaks down." For more on this (anti) matter, visit the PBS site dedicated to the brilliant man and his work. You can read about the long unsolved mysteries (such as "Is Time Travel Possible?"), learn about history's cosmological superstars (Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Einstein, among others), and have all of the truly strange stuff explained.

The 3-D Sky
Take a thrilling 3-D ride through interstellar space within 25 parsec of the sun. Database contains nearly 3000 stars.

Views of the Solar System
Views of the Solar System has been created as an educational tour of the solar system. It contains images and information about the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids found within the solar system. It contains over 220 pages of information, over 950 high-resolution images and animations, and over 880 megabytes of data.

Tonight's Sky
Look up to see the wonders of the universe -- and know what we're seeing! Tonight's Sky will get you started along that path to astronomical enlightenment -- today.

The Virtual Sun
The Sun: A multimedia tour

Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Ever wonder what it would be like to circle a neutron star just above its surface or travel to a black hole? With the support of NASA, Robert J. Nemiroff has created a number of MPEG movie simulations, taking visitors on virtual trips to black holes and neutron stars.

The Web Nebulae
If you look up at the night sky with your naked eye all you see is a black void with a few points of white light. But with a camera and a telescope an entirely different view unfolds in brilliant color and amazing detail. These pages will introduce a few of these spectacular objects.

What's Up this Month??
Updated on the first day of each month, this informative site furnishes details on astronomical events, star charts for the month, photos, charts, and more. Locate the planets, comets, meteor showers, constellations, and other selected objects for the current month.

World of Astronomy
ASTRONOMY Magazine is the world's largest English-language magazine for astronomy hobbyists. ASTRONOMY on the Web presents the contents of the current issue of ASTRONOMY magazine, previews the next issue, and highlights current and future sky events.

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