ASTRONOMY LINKS

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
http://www.yahoo.com/Science/Astronomy/
but here are some of our favorites:

Amateur Astronomy Clubs:

  1. Back to the North Jersey Astronomical Group homepage
    http://www.csam.montclair.edu/~west/njag.html
  2. NJAG belongs to the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey.
    http://www.uacnj.org
  3. The Amateur Astronomers, Incorporated in Cranford is an active local club.
    http://www.asterism.org
  4. The Rockland Astronomy Club organizes star-gazing in northern NJ and southern NY.
    http://www.rocklandastronomy.com Their guiding lights include Jim and Don (with guest speaker ML West)
  5. Another club in south Jersey is the STAR Astronomy Society
    http://www.starastronomy.org,
    and many other clubs can be found through the Lunar and Planetary Society's clublinks
    http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/alpo/clublinks.html.
  6. Other astronomy organizations can be found through StarWorlds:
    http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/~heck/sfworlds.htm
  7. The Dreyfuss Planetarium at the Newark Museum (Newark, NJ) where Kevin Conod is staff astronomer
    http://www.newarkmuseum.org/Planetarium.html

    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.
    http://www.raritanval.edu/planetarium/astronova.html
  9. There is lots of interesting information, including "ask an astronomer" at The Astronomy Cafe:
    http://itss.raytheon.com/cafe/qadir/qanda.html
  10. The International Dark-Sky Association fights light pollution!
    http://www.darksky.org
  11. Want to buy a star? (you can't really, but here's why)
    http://www.iau.org/IAU/FAQ/starnames.html
  12. If you like to build radio equipment or analyze radio static from Jupiter, check the Radio JOVE Project
    http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov and archives of radio noise from several radio telescopes at the University of Florida http://ufro.astro.ufl.edu/ufro
  13. If you are interested in volunteer science then try labeling and categorizing Martian craters at http://clickworkers.arc.nasa.gov
  14. Another popular volunteer science activity is SETI at home which searches radio signals from other stars for intelligent signals
    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
    A Professional/amateur search for OPTICAL signals from other star systems is the OSETI program at Harvard and Princeton
    http://observatory.princeton.edu/oseti
  15. Astronomy magazines with interesting sites include Sky and Telescope magazine,
    http://SkyandTelescope.com
  16. Astronomy magazine,
    http://www.astronomy.com
  17. and The Astronomer magazine from England.
    http://www.theastronomer.org
  18. A history of time and calendars
    http://www.ernie.cummings.net/time.htm.

    NASA general resources:

  19. StarChild- NASA's Web Page for young children:
    http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
  20. Imagine the Universe- NASA's Web Page for teenagers and for teachers
    http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs
  21. NASA's SpaceLink:
    http://spacelink.nasa.gov
  22. NASA's astronomy picture of the day:
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
  23. Check out the daily images of the sun and the weather in space.
    http://www.spaceweather.com
  24. NASA's Skyview is a virtual observatory which lets you see sections of the sky in various different wavelength bands.
    http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov

    New telescopes include

  25. Japan's new Subaru Telescope,
    http://www.nao.ac.jp
  26. the University of Iowa Automated Telescope Facility,
    http://phobos.physics.uiowa.edu
  27. the University of California at Santa Barbara's Remote Access Astronomy Project,
    http://www.deepspace.ucsb.edu/rot.htm
  28. the Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge Observatory has been taking nice CCD images since January 1998,
    http://www.bro.lsu.edu/hrpo
  29. and the Nevada Desert NF/Observatory.
    http://www.nfo.edu/nfo.html
  30. Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)
    http://neat.jpl.nasa.gov
  31. the Gemini Infrared Telescope,
    http://www.gemini.edu
  32. Robotic Telescopes such as the Bradford Robotic Telescope in England,
    http://www.telescope.org/index.php

    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.
    http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu
  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. http://near.jhuapl.edu
  35. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory satellite was launched in 1999.
    http://chandra.nasa.gov
  36. You can find when the International Space Station (ISS) or other satellites are visible from Upper Montclair.
    http://www.heavens-above.com/main.asp? 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
    http://janus.astro.umd.edu
  38. The analemma is a puzzling phenomenon of the sun/Earth interaction (Click on the word "Analemma")
    http://www.analemma.com
  39. Venus was mapped by the Magellan spacecraft (1990-1994)
    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/magellan
  40. Solar System Live
    http://www.forumilab.to/solar
  41. Views of the Solar System are images digitally processed by Calvin Hamilton
    http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm
  42. for a catalogue of supernovae remnants in the Milky Way see David Green's page
    http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/surveys/snrs
  43. For extragalactic supernova information see Michael Richmond's page: http://stupendous.rit.edu/richmond/sne/sne.htm
  44. Another amateur astronomy club in south Jersey is the old STAR Astronomy Society page
    http://www.monmouth.com/~ksears,

Also see the links for kids and teachers (It's All in Motion!):
http://www.csam.montclair.edu/~west/ideasresources.html

Last modified on October 11, 2002. Please send corrections and additions to

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