This page is http://www.csam.montclair.edu/~west/astrolnk.html
There are many more comprehensive lists of Astronomy-related links
available on the World Wide Web (such as Yahoo
but here are some of our favorites:
Amateur Astronomy Clubs:
- Back to the North Jersey Astronomical Group homepage
- NJAG belongs to the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey.
- The Amateur Astronomers, Incorporated in Cranford is an active local club.
- The Rockland Astronomy Club organizes star-gazing in northern NJ and southern NY.
Their guiding lights include Jim and Don (with guest speaker ML West)
- Another club in south Jersey is the STAR Astronomy Society
and many other clubs can be found through the Lunar
and Planetary Society's clublinks
- Other astronomy organizations can be found through StarWorlds:
- The Dreyfuss Planetarium at the Newark Museum (Newark, NJ) where Kevin Conod is staff astronomer
Of interest to amateur astronomers:
- Many amateur astronomers are partners with school teachers to bring astronomy to kids in the classroom.
They are organized by New Jersey's Project Astro Nova.
- There is lots of interesting information, including "ask an astronomer" at
The Astronomy Cafe:
- The International Dark-Sky Association fights light pollution!
- Want to buy a star? (you can't really, but here's why)
- If you like to build radio equipment or analyze radio static from Jupiter,
check the Radio JOVE Project
and archives of radio noise from several radio telescopes at the University
- If you are interested in volunteer science then try labeling and categorizing Martian craters at
- Another popular volunteer science activity is SETI at home which searches
radio signals from other stars for intelligent signals
A Professional/amateur search for OPTICAL signals from other star systems is
the OSETI program at Harvard and Princeton
- Astronomy magazines with interesting sites include Sky and Telescope magazine,
- Astronomy magazine,
- and The Astronomer magazine from England.
- A history of time and calendars
NASA general resources:
- StarChild- NASA's Web Page for young children:
- Imagine the Universe- NASA's Web Page for teenagers and for teachers
- NASA's SpaceLink:
- NASA's astronomy picture of the day:
- Check out the daily images of the sun and the weather in space.
- NASA's Skyview is a virtual observatory which lets you see sections of the sky in various different wavelength bands.
New telescopes include
- Japan's new Subaru Telescope,
- the University of Iowa Automated Telescope Facility,
- the University of California at Santa Barbara's Remote Access Astronomy Project,
- the Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge Observatory has been taking nice CCD images since January 1998,
- and the Nevada Desert NF/Observatory.
- Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)
- the Gemini Infrared Telescope,
- Robotic Telescopes such as the Bradford Robotic Telescope in England,
- The FUSE spacecraft is investigating Far Ultraviolet Spectra
on an Explorer class spacecraft. It was launched on June 24, 1999 partly due to
Alice Berman, an MSU physics graduate.
- The NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft orbited and then landed on the asteroid Eros
on February 12, 2001, partly due to Karl Whittenburg, another MSU physics graduate.
- The Chandra X-Ray Observatory satellite was launched in 1999.
- You can find when the International Space Station (ISS) or other satellites
are visible from Upper Montclair.
- Simulations of Solar System Collisions can be found under "astronomy for
beginners" at the University of Maryland's Astronomy Workshop
- The analemma is a puzzling phenomenon of the sun/Earth interaction (Click on the word "Analemma")
- Venus was mapped by the Magellan spacecraft (1990-1994)
- Solar System Live
- Views of the Solar System are images digitally processed by Calvin Hamilton
- for a catalogue of supernovae remnants in the Milky Way see David Green's page
- For extragalactic supernova information see Michael Richmond's page:
- Another amateur astronomy club in south Jersey is the old STAR Astronomy Society page
Also see the links for kids and teachers (It's All in Motion!):
Last modified on October 11, 2002.
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