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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:

  1. Back to the North Jersey Astronomical Group homepage
  2. NJAG belongs to the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey.
  3. The Amateur Astronomers, Incorporated in Cranford is an active local club.
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. Other astronomy organizations can be found through StarWorlds:
  7. The Dreyfuss Planetarium at the Newark Museum (Newark, NJ) where Kevin Conod is staff astronomer

    Of interest to amateur astronomers:

  8. 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.
  9. There is lots of interesting information, including "ask an astronomer" at The Astronomy Cafe:
  10. The International Dark-Sky Association fights light pollution!
  11. Want to buy a star? (you can't really, but here's why)
  12. 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 of Florida
  13. If you are interested in volunteer science then try labeling and categorizing Martian craters at
  14. 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
  15. Astronomy magazines with interesting sites include Sky and Telescope magazine,
  16. Astronomy magazine,
  17. and The Astronomer magazine from England.
  18. A history of time and calendars

    NASA general resources:

  19. StarChild- NASA's Web Page for young children:
  20. Imagine the Universe- NASA's Web Page for teenagers and for teachers
  21. NASA's SpaceLink:
  22. NASA's astronomy picture of the day:
  23. Check out the daily images of the sun and the weather in space.
  24. NASA's Skyview is a virtual observatory which lets you see sections of the sky in various different wavelength bands.

    New telescopes include

  25. Japan's new Subaru Telescope,
  26. the University of Iowa Automated Telescope Facility,
  27. the University of California at Santa Barbara's Remote Access Astronomy Project,
  28. the Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge Observatory has been taking nice CCD images since January 1998,
  29. and the Nevada Desert NF/Observatory.
  30. Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)
  31. the Gemini Infrared Telescope,
  32. Robotic Telescopes such as the Bradford Robotic Telescope in England,

    Spacecraft resources:

  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory satellite was launched in 1999.
  36. You can find when the International Space Station (ISS) or other satellites are visible from Upper Montclair. Lat=40.862778&Lng=-74.189722&Loc=Upper+Montclair%2C+NJ&TZ=EST

    Astronomical objects:

  37. Simulations of Solar System Collisions can be found under "astronomy for beginners" at the University of Maryland's Astronomy Workshop
  38. The analemma is a puzzling phenomenon of the sun/Earth interaction (Click on the word "Analemma")
  39. Venus was mapped by the Magellan spacecraft (1990-1994)
  40. Solar System Live
  41. Views of the Solar System are images digitally processed by Calvin Hamilton
  42. for a catalogue of supernovae remnants in the Milky Way see David Green's page
  43. For extragalactic supernova information see Michael Richmond's page:
  44. 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. Please send corrections and additions to