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Contents of this Document:

Solar System Links
Beyond the Solar System
Educational Resources
Essential Information for Observers
More Information for Observers
Information about Constellations
Equipment for Observers
NASA
Other Institutions
Observational Resources
Professional Reference Sources
Surveys
Archival Data
Catalogs
Data Analysis
Amateur Astronomy Publications
Publications for Professional Astronomers
What About Extraterrestrials


Essential Information for Astronomical Observers

Johnny Horn’s Astronomy Blog.
A note about light pollution in Fayetteville.

Skymaps.com offers a great evening sky map each month which you can print.

Want to know how the Sun appears at this moment through a telescope? Check out the current solar images assembled by NASA.

Time:
USNO Master Clock.
A map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, at John Walker’s Earth and Moon Viewer website.

Weather:
Links to weather information can be found on the FSU Observatory Webpage.

What might be interesting to observe right now?
Here is current observing information from Sky and Telescope Magazine.


More Information for Observers

What does the Sun look like right now? Will I perhaps see the Aurora tonight?
Check both at:
www.spaceweather.com

Satellite Viewing:
Satellite information for observers at or near Fayetteville State University from Heavens-Above.com (if you will view a satellite more than 50 miles from Fayetteville, data for the position of FSU will not be accurate; for Iridium flare magnitudes, 5 mile precision is required).
Here is the link to day time Iridium flares seen from FSU.
Here is the link to night time Iridium flares seen from FSU.

Information about Meteors and Meteorites:
Meteor shower information.
Meteorites and their Properties, an on-line book by David A. Kring
seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/meteorites.html
Langheinrich Educational Meteoritics (nice photos, also meteorites for sale)

Information about the Planets:
The Eight Planets Solar System Tour from the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).
JPL’s Solar Sysytem Ephemeris Generator.

More Information for Amateur Astronomers:
National Deep Sky Observers Society
The International Occultation Timing Association HomePage.
Multiwavelength Messier Museum (from the SIRTF project)
The Messier Object Index for the Messier Catalog from Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Also from SEDS, The Interactive NGC Catalog Online
The Constellation Table at Richard Dibon-Smith’s Constellation Website.

Miscellaneous:
Satellite monitoring of the artificial night sky brightness.


Information about Constellations


The Constellation Table at Richard Dibon-Smith’s Constellation Website.
Constellation Information from the Greek Mythology Link.


Equipment for Amateur Astronomy

Retailers
Oceanside Photo & Telescope in San Diego, California
Astronomics in Norman, Oklahoma

Manufacturers:
Santa Barbara Instrument Group


NASA

NASA Homepage
Today@NASA (News)The NASA Newsroom
NASA Space Flight
NASA HQ OSS
NASA Scientifc and Technical Information Server
HEASARC high-energy data archiveNASA/AMES DATA CenterGSFC, code 600 workshopsNASA Scientifc and Technical Information Server
NASA/GSFC Space Data and Computing Division Highlights
Guide to NASA Online ResourcesWelcome to STELARGSFC SPIRAC Project


Professional Reference Resources

StarHeads compilation of astronomer’s WWW pagesU.S. Naval Observatory Data ServicesW3Browse from GSFCIndex of Zombeck’s Handbook of Space Astronomy and AstrophysicsCDS Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial ObjectsHEASARC AstrobrowseNEDQuery by identifier or coordinates for SIMBADBryson’s compilation of ASTRONOMY MEETINGS
Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
ADS Article ServiceADS Abstract Service
AstroWeb: nraoAstroWeb: stsciAstroWeb’s List of Astronomer’s Personal Web Pages
CDS Astrophysical Yellow Page Service
Penn State Statistical Consulting Center for Astronomy


Surveys

NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS)The VLA FIRST Survey
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
2 MASS Survey


Catalogs

FIRST VLA radio survey
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
NRAO VLA radio survey
SIMBAD astronomical database
SNR Catalog of Dave Green
WGACAT home page


Professional Observational Resources

Astroweb Telescope List

Automated Telescopes on the Internet
CONtinuous CAMera (CONCAM) Network
Bradford Remotely Operated Telescope
University of Iowa Automated Telescope Facility

Indiana University Automated Photometric Telescope

Optical telescopes

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Project
The SUBARU Telescope
Hobby-Eberly telescope
European Southern Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope
Mount Wilson
National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)NOAO Electronic Forum Hot TopicThe Gemini 8m Telescopes ProjectUCO/Lick ObservatoryTelescope observing schedulesUT-Austin AstronomyUppsala Astronomical ObservatoryKITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORYInformation relating to the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma.The Jacobus Kapteyn TelescopeCTIO Home PageST-ECF HomepageA.A.O. Home PageCFHT Home PageKeck telescopesGNATThe LAS CAMPANAS OBSERVATORY.Calor Alto

Radio
National Radio Astronomy Observatories (NRAO)

Arecibo Home PageNRAO OVLBI Home PageIRAMJAMES CLERK MAXWELL TELESCOPE – HOME PAGEJoint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)JPL Space Very Long Baseline Interferometry ProjectThe Caltech Submillimeter ObservatoryEffelsberg 100-m telescope (MPIfR)Dominion Ast. Obs. (DAO) telescope

Infrared telescopes

NASA Infrared Telescope Facility Home PageISOSIRTF Intro Page

X-ray telescopes:

ChandraXMMConstellation-X

Gamma-ray

Milagro
Whipple Gamma-Ray Observatory
HEGRAGROINTEGRAL The International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics LaboratoryGLASTThe MAGIC Telescope Project.

Gravity-wave Observatories:
WWW.LIGO.CALTECH.EDU HOME PAGE
JPL SPACE VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY PROJECT


Other Institutions

American Astronomical Society
National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)
National Radio Astronomy Observatories (NRAO)
Astronomy Departments
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
MPIfRAInternational Astronomical Union (IAU)The Astronomical Society of the PacificRoyal Greenwich ObservatorySteward Observatory Home Page
STScIEuropean Space Information System


What About Extraterrestrials

The Astrobiology Web
Web site table of contents at
The SETI Institute
Project Phoenix
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
The SETI Institute
SETI@home
What About UFOs?


Archival Data

HEASARC high-energy data archive
Data from the University of Michigan Radio Astronomy Observatory
HEASARC high-energy data archive
Infrared Processing & Analysis Center
SKYVIEW Virtual Observatory
[IMAGE] JPL’s Comet Home PageWelcome to PDSSBNPDS Home PageNASA/AMES DATA CenterU Minn POSS APSNRAO Very Large Array ImagesCatalogues available at CDS See also
Links to Surveys.


Amateur Astronomy Publications

Sky and Telescope Magazine Website
Space.com
Astronomy.com
Guy Ottewell’s ASTRONOMICAL CALENDAR is available from The American Association of Amateur Astronomers.


Publications for Professional Astronomers

IAU Circulars
Astro-ph form interface at the arXiv e-print archive.Astrophysical Journal
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series
Astronomical Journal
MNRAS
Astrophysical Journal and Supplement Series
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Physics Today
Icarus


Data Analysis

ASDS: The Astronomical Software and Documentation Servicesaoimagesaotng helpIDLIDL Astronomy LibraryWIP User’s ManualThe FASTexpeditions Home PageOptical Interferometry1993 VLBA Summer School ProceedingsProceedings from the 1994 NRAO Workshop on Compact Extragalactic radio SourcesVERY LONG BASELINE ARRAY OBSERVATIONAL STATUS SUMMARYPERL — Practical Extraction and Report LanguageMIRIAD IntroductionBIMA Programmers Page
Wolfram Research, Inc.X Consortium welcome document
PGPLOT GRAPHICS SUBROUTINE LIBRARYLinux Documentation ProjectGhostscript, Ghostview & GSviewLEARN C/C++ TODAYFortran Market


Educational Resources

http://universesandbox.com

MOOSE: Menu of Outreach Opportunities for Science Education (in astronomy)
American Astronomical Society Statement on the Teaching of Evolution
The Astronomy Education Review
Astronomy Education Merchandise
The Astronomy Survey
The AstronomyCenter Here is information about the hazards of Dihydrogen Monoxide.
NPR Story about Dihydrogen Monoxide. Seeing Our World in a Different Light (Infrared, from SIRTF)
The Hands-On Universe
Teacher’s Newsletter from the Astronomy Society of the Pacific
Astrophysics Visualization Archive at the Hayden Planetarium.

NASA Educational Resources

NASA Space Flight
Amazing Space from STScI
Cosmic Distance Scales
NASA Education Resource Directory.
Education Group at NASA Space Science
Astronomy Picture of the Day
NASA CORE, your resource for multimedia materials for the classroom

NASA’s Planetary PhotoJournal:easy access to the publicly released images from various Solar System exploration programs.
StarChild: A learning center for young astronomers
Imagine the Universe!
NASA’s Collection of Images of Space

Solar System Links

Skiing on the Moon

Nine Planets Solar System Tour by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Mars Pathfinder Home Page
The Mars Society

Galileo Mission
Galileo visit to Earth
Europa Images
Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter
Dr. Carl Sagan
Tribute to Carl Sagan
NEAR and asteroid information Here is the Website for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. NASA Eclipse Home Page
Nine Planets Solar System Tour by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Mars Pathfinder Home Page
The Mars Society

Galileo Mission
Galileo visit to Earth
Europa Images
Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter
Dr. Carl Sagan
Tribute to Carl Sagan
NEAR and asteroid information
NEAR spacecraft

First there was Quaoar, a Kuiper Belt object, found in 2002, half the diameter of Pluto and 1.6 billion kilometers further away than Pluto, then Sedna, then 2003 UB313, which is larger than Pluto.

Beyond the Solar System

Geoff Marcy, Discovery of Planets Around Other Stars
The Astrobiology Web
Gamma-Ray Burst Found to be Most Energetic Event in Universe
Visit to a Black Hole
Astronomers have discovered a nearby star system that appears to be like an early version of our own Solar System
About spectral lines in the interstellar medium
LANL N-Body Simulation Images and Animations
Ned Wright’s Cosmology Tutorial
BOOMERanG
Super Nova Explosions
Visit to a Black Hole
About spectral lines in the interstellar medium
LANL N-Body Simulation Images and Animations
Ned Wright’s Cosmology Tutorial
BOOMERanG


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