[Astroweb Yellow Pages]

Just when you thought there was too much to explore in outer space! Professional and amateur astronomers now have a virtually infinite amount of astronomical information at their finger tips in cyberspace.

No listing of astronomical World Wide Web pages can be complete, but we've tried to compile the ones which we think are most useful and interesting. Instead of listing them in alphabetical order, like some other links pages, we've group them by subject. Just like the yellow pages in the phone book.






Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)

ATM Software
Multiple programs to assist with telescope construction.

The ATM's Workshop
Projects, Tips, and Techniques for the Amateur Telescope Maker.

Mel Bartel's ATM page
Feature many articles on telescope mountings and optics.




Astronomy Clubs and Organizations

Local (Michigan)

Capital Area Astronomy Association
Meets monthly at Abrams Planetarium in East Lansing.

Ford Amateur Astronomy Club
Group of amateur astronomers from Dearborn area.

Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association
Neighboring club to the north; owns and operates Veen Observatory.

Grand Traverse Astronomical Society
Astronomy enthusiasts from northeastern Michigan.

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society
Founded in 1936, oldest and one of the largest groups in Michigan.

Muskegon Astronomical Society
Neighboring club to the northwest.

Oakland Astronomy Club
Club based in Oakland County in Southeast Michigan.

Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association
Group from the Holland area on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Sunset Astronomical Society
Club based in the Bay City area.

University Lowbrow Astronomers
Amateur group based in the Ann Arbor region.

University of Michigan Student Astronomical Society
Student group educating students and public about astronomy.

Warren Astronomical Society
Large group of amateur astronomers from the Detroit area.

Regional (Illinois / Indiana / Ohio)

Calumet Astronomical Society
Enthusiasts from Northwest Indiana and southern Chicago regions.

Columbus Astronomical Society
Central Ohio's largest and oldest organization.

Fort Wayne Astronomical Society
Amateur astronomers from northeastern Indiana region.

Indiana Astronomical Society
Based in the Indianapolis region.

Lake County Astronomical Society
Club in the Northeastern region of Illinois.

Michiana Astronomical Society
Located in Northern Indiana, from the South Bend region.

Warsaw Astronomical Society
Amateurs located in Northern Indiana.

National (and Canada)

Antique Telescope Society Home Page
Dedicated to promote the history of astronomy.

Astronomical Society of Kansas City
Founded in 1935 and operates Powell Observatory.

Houston Astronomical Society
Texas group founded in 1955.

Los Angeles Astronomical Society
Large organization founded in 1926.

North York Astronomical Association
Host of Starfest, based in Ontario, Canada.

Orange County Astronomers
Large organization in southern California.

Peoria Astronomical Society
Amateur astronomers from north-central Illinois.

Phoenix Astronomical Society
Desert astronomers in central Arizona.

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
Astronomy enthusiasts from the Bay Area.

Sidewalk Astronomers
Co-founded by John Dobson in 1968.

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
Astronomy enthusiasts from southeastern Arizona.

Ventura County Astronomical Society
Educational and scientific group north of Los Angeles.

International

Astronomical Society of Melbourne
Astronomy mates in southeastern Australia.

Brisbane Astronomical Society
Australian amateur astronomers on the east coast.

East Antrim Astronomical Society
Amateur astronomers from Northern Ireland.

Sheffield Astronomical Society
Amateur group in South Yorkshire, England.

AstronomyClubs.com
Links to astronomy clubs around the world.




Astronomy Marketplace

Manufacturers

Apogee Instruments Inc.
High performance CCD cameras.

Astrodon
Astronomy filters for imaging and research.

Astro-Physics
High-end refractors and German equatorial mounts.

Astrozap
Makers of dew controllers, dew caps, focusing masks, and much more.

Celestron
Manufacturer and importer of telescopes, binoculars, etc.

Coronado
Hydrogen Alpha solar telescopes.

Deep Sky Instruments
Makers of high-end Ritchey-Chrétien Telescopes.

Denkmeier Optical
Specializes in binoviewers for telescopes.

Jim's Mobile Inc.
Telescopes, cases, and motorized focusers.

Kendrick Astro Instruments
Dew controllers, solar filters, and power supplies.


Losmandy
Fine German equatorial mounts and astrophotography accessories.

Meade Instruments Corporation
Telescopes and accessories for beginners and advanced amateurs.

Obsession Telescopes
Larger aperture Dobsonian telescopes for obsessed observers.

Optical Guidance Systems
Research grade Ritchey-Chrétien Telescopes.

PlaneWave Instruments
Makers of high-end Dall-Kirkham Telescopes.

SBIG Imaging Systems
Major manufacturer of CCD cameras and accessories.

Software Bisque
Makers of the Paramount ME II, MX & MyT, TheSky, and more.

Starlight Instruments
Feather Touch Focusers for telescopes.

Stellarvue
High quality refractors and accessories.

Takahashi
Top notch refractors, astrographs, and more.

Tele Vue
Beautiful refractors and highest quality eyepieces in the world.

Thousand Oaks Optical
Solar filters, dew heaters, and deep sky filters.

University Optics
Eyepieces and ATM supplies from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Webster Telescopes
Makers of large aperture Dobsonian telescopes right here in Michigan.

William Optics
Fine refractors, eyepieces, and other accessories.

Willmann-Bell
Astronomy books, atlases, and software.

Vendors

Alpine Astronomical
Large variety of filters and optical accessories.

Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
Large mail order dealer in Washington state.

Astronomics
Large mail order dealer in Norman, Oklahoma.

Enerdyne
Sells astronomical and other science and nature products.

Oceanside Photo & Telescopes
Large mail order dealer in Oceanside, California.

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
Largest mail order outfit in the United States.

Scope City
Mail order dealer with stores in California and Nevada.

Starizona
Telescope shop in Tucson, Arizona.



Astrophotography / CCD Imaging

Astronomical & Nightscape Photography
Award winning images and articles by Chris Cook.

Astronomical Cameras: A Guide to Astrophotography
Lots of useful links for those interested in getting started with astrophotography.

Astrophoto
Images and printing services by Tony and Daphne Hallas.

Astrophotography by Bob & Janice Fera
Images taken with ASA 8" Astrograph, 12.5" RC, and more.

Catching the Light
Images and many helpful articles by Jerry Lodriguss.

Chuck's Astrophotography
Astrophotography articles and images by Chuck Vaughn.

Imaging the Deep Sky
Astronomical images from Ash Meadows Observatory by George Greaney.

Russell Croman Astrophotography
Fine Photographs of Celestial Wonders.

Star Circle Academy
Night and Low Light Photography Tips, Webinars, Field Events and Workshops.

The Universe in Color
Images by Rob Gendler from his robotic observatory in New Mexico.




Aurora (Northern Lights)

Aurora - 30 Minute Forecast
See if there's auroral activity in your area right now!

Aurora Borealis Forecast
Aurora forecasting from Soft Serve News.

Aurora Forecast
Aurora forecast from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
Learn about aurora with their self-guided lesson.

The Aurora Page
Images and links from Michigan Tech.

Space Weather
News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, and much more.

Space Weather Enthusiasts Dashboard
Information on current conditions from the Space Weather Prediction Center.



Bed & Breakfast 

A Shooting Star Inn
Owned & Operated by former KAS member Tom Taylor.

Gordon's Park
Wilderness Retreat on Manitoulin Island; they also host two summer star parties.

Observatory B&B
Located in British Columbia, Canada and owned by Jack & Alice Newton.

Starry Nights
Located in the Hill Country near Austin and San Antonio, Texas.


Blogs 

Bad Astronomy
Website by astronomer, writer, and skeptic Phil Plait.

Regulus!
The astronomy newsletter for amateurs of all levels.

Snapshots from Space
Focus on planetary exploration by Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society.


Comets

Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Operates at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Cometography
A wealth of information on comets of the past, present, and future.



Deep Sky

33 Doubles in Orion
Detailed table of double stars in Orion with star maps for each.

DeepSkyPedia
Wiki project to help amateur astronomers in planning their observing sessions.

Double Star Log
Contains 100 entries and sketches by KAS member Richard Bell.

Messier Database
Tremendous amount of information of the famous catalog and its history.

Messier Marathon Guide
Detailed analysis of planning and executing the marathon by Richard Bell.


Eclipses

Eclipse 2017
NASA website on eclipses with information about events, science, and much more.

Eclipse Megamovie 2017
Project hoping to collect eclipse photos from over 1,000 amateur astronomers.

Eclipse Orchestrator
Software (for the PC) that controls your camera during solar eclipses.

Eclipse Photography Home Page
Incredible eclipse images by Miloslav Druckmüller.

Eclipse Wise
Loads of information on solar and lunar eclipses by "Mr. Eclipse" Fred Espenak.

Eclipsophile
Information on future eclipses with weather information from Jay Anderson.

Google Maps Eclipse Page
Zoom into and get detailed information for any point along the 2017 eclipse path.

Great American Eclipse
Detailed maps and much more on the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Front Page Science
Special event and information for the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Hermit Eclipse
Information on upcoming eclipses and what causes them.

National Eclipse
Includes a detailed overview of the 2017 eclipse with links to special events.

Sky & Telescope's 2017 Eclipse Page
Many helpful articles to get you ready for the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Maestro
Software (for Macs) that controls your camera during solar eclipses.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017
100s of links to small towns and cities along the eclipse path with weather info.



Extrasolar Planets

Anglo-Australian Planet Search
Long-term program with the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT).

Astrobiology Web
Includes section on Exopaleontology.

California & Carnegie Planet Search
Features the latest news, articles, and a catalog of all known exoplanets.

Extrasolar Artwork by Lynette Cook
Well known astronomical artist with large collection exoplanet artwork.

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Most up-to-date listing maintained by Jean Schneider of Paris Observatory.

Kepler Mission: A Search for Terrestrial Planets
Mission to search for Earth-sized and smaller planets using transit method.

Planet Quest
NASA site with all the latest news on discoveries and missions.

Systemic
Collaboration to improve statistics of galactic planetary census.

Transit Search
Program to enlist amateur astronomers in search for transiting exoplanets.



General

Astronomy Center
Educational Resources for introductory astronomy college course.

Go Astronomy
Guide to telescopes, planets, constellations, and more.

NASA Science
Provides information about NASA's scientific endeavors and achievements.

Night Skies Network
A site for amateur astronomers who like to view and share our night time skies.

Personal Pages of Astronomers
Hundreds of links to amateur astronomers around the world.

Secret Worlds:  The Universe Within
Powers of Ten style tour of outer and inner space.

Seeing in the Dark
Web page dedicated to the PBS Special by Timothy Ferris.

space.com
Latest news and information on astronomy and space exploration.

SpaceWander Virtual Space Trip
A virtual space-trip to the depths of the Universe.



Images

2MASS
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) image database.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
A different image of our universe every day.

Hubble Heritage Program
Monthly images from the HST with achieve of past releases.

HubbleSite
Latest news and information about the iconic space telescope.

NASA Images
Public access to NASA's images, videos and audio collections.

Planetary Photojournal
Thousands of images from the planets and moons of the solar system.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey
A survey to map one-quarter of the entire sky in detail.

Whole NGC
An image of every object in the New General Catalog.

Wide Field DSS2 Images
Selected images from the Digitized Sky Survey.



Kid Sites

Kids Astronomy
Interactive sections on the solar system, deep space, and much more.

NASA's Kids Club
Feature educational games, picture dictionary, and much more.

Space Place
Games, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.

Space Scoop
An astronomy news service for children aged eight and above.



Light Pollution

Dark Sky Initiative
Information to educate and motivate you to fight light pollution.

International Dark-Sky Association
Dedicated to preserve and protect the night time environment.

Light Pollution
Information from the National Park Service.

Light Pollution and Ecosystems
Nice article by Actionbioscience.org with lots of links and references.

Light Pollution Atlas 2006
Color coded light pollution map compiled by David Lorenz at University of Wisconsin.

Light Pollution Hurts the Environment, Hides the Night Sky
Lots of information from the Department of Physics at Florida Atlantic University.

Our Vanishing Night
Excellent article from National Geographic.

Skykeepers
Dedicated to reducing light pollution and restoring the natural night time sky.

Starry Night Lights
Commercial Dark Sky Lighting.



Magazines & Journals

Amateur Astronomy Magazine
News for, by and about amateur astronomers around the world.

Astronomy Magazine
The world's best-selling astronomy magazine.

Astronomy Now
The United Kingdom's best-selling astronomy magazine.

Astronomy Technology Today
Your complete guide to astronomical equipment.

AstroPhoto Insight
Monthly newsletter dedicated to astrophotography.

SkyNews
The Canadian magazine of astronomy and stargazing.

Sky & Telescope
The essential magazine of astronomy.

StarDate
Publication of The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory.



Meteorites, Meteoroids, & Meteors

American Meteor Society
Inform, encourage, and support the research in meteor astronomy.

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies
Wealth of information on meteorites from Arizona State University.

International Meteor Organization
Collects meteor observations from around the world.

Mars Meteorites
News, information, and images about all known rocks from the red planet.

Meteoroids and Meteorites
Covers the basics of meteor astronomy wit images of the various classes.

Meteor Showers Online
Comprehensive history of meteor shower observations.

NAMN Home Page
Dedicated to coverage of sporadic and meteor shower activity.

Sky & Telescope's Meteor Page
News on upcoming meteor showers and many how-to articles.



The Moon

The Full Moon Atlas
A complete series of interactive lunar maps.

Inconstant Moon
Take a tour each night, with maps, photos, explanations, animations.

Virtual Atlas of the Moon
Free software for Moon observation or survey.



Observatories

Local

Albion College Observatory
Built in 1883, contains an 8.25" Alvan Clark refractor.

MSU Observatory
Contains a 24-inch Boller & Chivens Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

Owl Observatory
Owned and operated by the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society.

Sherzer Observatory
Observatory on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

Veen Observatory
Facility of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association.

Radio

Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Advanced telescope array under construction in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Arecibo Observatory
World's largest radio telescope, located in Puerto Rico.

Green Bank Telescope
World's largest fully steerable radio telescope - spanning 100 meters.

Parkes Observatory
A 64-meter radio telescope located in Australia.

Very Large Array
Network of 27 radio telescopes near Socorro, New Mexico.

Optical

Big Bear Solar Observatory
Operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Cerro Tololo Inter American Observatory
Premiere observing sites in Chile, includes Gemini 8m and more.

Grove Creek Observatory
Remote Internet controlled public telescopes in Australia.

Kitt Peak National Observatory
Largest observatory in continental U.S. - located in Arizona.

Large Binocular Telescope
Telescope with two 8.4-meter mirrors on Mount Graham, Arizona.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Proposed ground-based 8.4-meter nightly all-sky survey telescope.

Lick Observatory
Historic facility on Mount Hamilton in California.

Lowell Observatory
A private research institution in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mauna Kea Observatories
Prepare site in Hawaii; includes the twin 10-meter Keck telescopes.

McDonald Observatory
Operated by University of Texas at Austin; located near Fort Davis.

Mount Wilson Observatory
Home of the historic 100-inch Hooker telescope in California.

National Optical Astronomy Observatories
Operates observing facilities of Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo.

Palomar Observatory
Home of the historic 200-inch Hale telescope in California.

Puckett Observatory
Private facility in Georgia dedicated to comets and supernovae.

U.S. Naval Observatory
Remote observing stations located in Arizona and Colorado.

Yerkes Observatory
Home of the world's largest refracting telescope (40") in Wisconsin.

Orbiting

Chandra X-ray Observatory
One of NASA's Great Observatories; launched in 1999.

Herschel Space Observatory
Infrared telescope operated by the European Space Agency.

Hubble Space Telescope
Official website of the legendary telescope.

James Webb Space Telescope
Future 6.5-meter space telescope; the successor to Hubble.

Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared telescope launched in 2003.



Observing Programs [of the Astronomical League]

Introductory

Constellation Hunter
An orientation to the night sky for novice astronomers.

Lunar Club
Observe 100 lunar features with eyes, binoculars, and a telescope.

Lunar II Club
Observe another 100 lunar features.

Sky Puppy
Observing program designed for younger observers.

Universe Sampler
Designed to expose beginners to many different types of objects.

Binocular

Binocular Messier
Observe at least 50 Messier objects with binoculars.

Deep Sky Binocular
Observe at least 50 non-Messier objects with binoculars.

Southern Skies Binocular
Observe 50 deep sky objects visible from the Southern Hemisphere.

Telescopic

Arp Peculiar Galaxy
Image 100 Arp galaxies with a CCD camera.

Caldwell
Observe all 109 objects in Patrick Caldwell-Moore's list.

Galaxy Groups & Clusters
Observe up to 120 objects in four different categories.

Globular Clusters
Observe and compare up to 50 different globular clusters.

Herschel 400
Observe 400 objects in William Herschel's New General Catalog.

Herschel II
Observe another 400 NGC objects.

Messier Club
Observe all 110 objects in Messier's famous catalog.

Open Cluster Club
Observe, sketch, and classify up to 125 open clusters.

Planetary Nebula Club
Observe and/or image up to 110 planetary nebulae.

Southern Skies
Observe and log at least 50 objects visible from southern skies.

Urban Observer
Observe 100 objects from light polluted skies.

Topical

Asteroid Observing
Observe and/or image up to 100 asteroids.

Comet Observers
Observe and/or image up to 30 different comets.

Double Star Club
Observe 100 of the finest double stars in the sky.

Earth Orbiting Satellite Observing
Observe a variety of man-made orbiting satellites.

Master Observer
Complete ten Astronomical League Observing Programs to qualify.

Meteor Club
Observe and log meteor observations for up to six hours.

Planetary Observers
Complete at least 25 of 27 planetary observing projects.

Sunspotter Club
Make 5 detailed and 20 full-disk sketches of sunspots.



Planetaria

Abrams Planetarium
Located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Adler Planetarium
Oldest planetarium in the western hemisphere; located in Chicago.

Albert Einstein Planetarium
Located in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Armagh Planetarium
Ireland's leading center for astronomical education.

Buhl Planetarium
Part of the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Griffith Observatory and Planetarium
Historic facility located in Los Angeles, California.

Kovac Planetarium
World's largest mechanically-operated planetarium, located in Rhinelander, WI.



Planetary Exploration

Cassini-Huygens
Cassini currently orbiting Saturn; Huygens landed on Titan in 2005.

Dawn
Mission to orbit asteroids Vesta and Ceres.

Juno
New Frontiers Mission to Jupiter - due to arrive in July 2016.

Mars Exploration Program
NASA's main site for the exploration of the red planet.

Mars Express
Mission of the European Space Agency - currently in orbit.

MESSENGER
First probe ever to orbit the innermost planet.

New Horizons
NASA mission to the Pluto-Charon system and beyond.

STARDUST
Collected samples of Comet Wild 2 and returned them to Earth in 2006.

Venus Express
Mission of the European Space Agency - currently in orbit.

Voyager Project Home Page
NASA's legendary planetary probes now heading into interstellar space.



Podcasts

Astrocast
Video blog with the latest news in astronomy and space exploration.

Astronomy Cast
Weekly discussions on a variety of astronomical topics.

Hearts of Space
Slow music for fast times - free on Sundays only.

Planetary Radio
Weekly podcast of the Planetary Society.

SkyTour
Monthly highlights of the night sky by Kelly Beatty of Sky & Telescope.

SkyWatch
Learn about the latest discoveries from a Hubble scientist.

Slacker Astronomy
The latest astronomical news and interviews.

StarDate
A production of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.

Universe Today
Covering the latest space news from around the Internet.



Satellite Observing

Heavens Above (Iridium Flares, ISS)
Predictions for the space station, iridium flares, and more for your area.

Visual Satellite Observer's
Provides information on all facets of visual satellite observation.



Software

Commercial

CloudMakers
Astronomy and astrophotography software for Mac OS X and iOS.

Deep-Sky Planner
Comprehensive astronomical planning and logging software.

Distant Suns
3D flight simulation, live Earth cloud data, and more.

Earth Centered Universe
A planetarium and telescope control program for Windows.

Guide
A powerful general-purpose charting/desktop planetarium tool.

SkyMap
Create custom star chart and observing lists.

SkyTools
Observation planning, charting, and logging.

Starry Night
Multi-tasking program with versions for all user levels.

Freeware

Astrophotography Software
Several programs by Michael Covington.

DeepSkyStacker
Simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures.

Cartes du Ciel
Great desktop planetarium and star charting program.

GIMP
Free image manipulation program.

Iris
Multi-faceted imaging processing program.

K3CCDTools
Controls your webcam for lunar and planetary imaging.

Mitaka
Seamlessly navigate from Earth to the edges of the known Universe.

RegiStax
Automatically aligns and stacks your best webcam images.

Sky View Café
Java-based program that turns your web browser into a planetarium.

Startrails
Helps you automatically assemble digital images into star trails.

Stellarium
Colorful desktop planetarium program.

Where is M13?
A Three Dimensional Galactic Atlas

XEphem
A star-charting, sky-simulating, ephemeris-generating virtuoso.



Solar System

Build a Solar System
Create a scale model of the solar system.

Eight Planets
The history, mythology, and scientific knowledge of the solar system.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system.

Solar System Exploration
Current news and a treasure trove of information on the planets.

Solar System Guide
Website by the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.

Solar System Scale Model
This web page shows the planet's sizes and distances to scale.

Views of the Solar System
Wealth of information on the Sun, planets, moons, and more.

Welcome to the Planets
Collection of many of the best images from planetary explorers.



Space Agencies & Space Centers

Canadian Space Agency
Committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge.

European Space Agency
Europe’s gateway to space.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Operated by the California Institute of Technology.

Kennedy Space Center
Gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.

Lunar and Planetary Institute
Provides support services to the planetary science community.

NASA
Official site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Space Science Data Center
The permanent archive for NASA space science mission data.

Space Telescope Science Institute
Operates the Hubble Space Telescope; located in Baltimore, Maryland.



Space Organizations

American Astronomical Society
The major organization of professional astronomers in North America.

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
Clearing house for amateur and professional planetary observations.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
The largest general astronomy society in the world.

International Astronomical Union
Responsible for categories and naming astronomical objects.

National Space Society
Organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.

The Planetary Society
Dedicated to exploring the solar system and seeking life beyond Earth.

Royal Astronomical Society
UK's leading professional body for astronomy & astrophysics, and more.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Dedicated to the advancement of astronomy and allied sciences.

Webb Society
Specializes in the observation of double stars and deep sky objects.



Star Maps and Catalogs

Divine Sky: The Artistry of Astronomical Maps
Online exhibition of classical star atlases from the University of Michigan.

The Night Sky on Paper: Reading a Starmap
Describes how to read an all-sky starmap to locate constellations.

SkyView
Virtual observatory generating images of the sky at all wavelengths.

Skymaps.com
Download an all-sky starmap for free every month.



Star Parties

Apollo Rendezvous
Presented by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society near Dayton, Ohio.

Astronomy on the Beach
Hosted by the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs.

Black Forest Star Party
Held at the Cherry Spring State Park Dark Sky Preserve in Pennsylvania.

Eldorado Star Party
Sponsored by the Austin Astronomical Society in Texas.

Grand Canyon Star Party
Sponsored by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.

Great Lakes Star Gaze
Held annually at the River Valley RV Park near Gladwin, Michigan.

Hidden Hallow Star Party
Held by the Richland Astronomical Society in Ohio.

Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area.

Nebraska Star Party
Held at Merritt Reservoir near Valentine, Nebraska.

Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show
Large astronomy expo held by the Rockland Astronomy Club in New York.

Okie-Tex Star Party
Hosted by the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club and held at Camp Billy Joe.

Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Hosted by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society.

RTMC Astronomy Expo
Held at Camp Oakes, five miles southeast of Big Bear City, California.

Starfest
Held by the North York Astronomical Association in Ontario, Canada.

Staunton River Star Party
Held at Staunton River State Park in Halifax County, Virginia.

Stellafane
Held by the Springfield Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill in Vermont.

Table Mountain Star Party
Held about 20 miles northwest of Ellensburg, Washington.

Texas Star Party
Held at the Prude Ranch near Fort Davis and McDonald Observatory.

Winter Star Party
Hosted by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society in the Florida Keys.



Stars

100,000 Stars
An interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood.

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVS0)
World-recognized leader in information and data on variable stars.

International Occultation and Timing Association
Provide details on occultation of stars by the Moon, planets, etc.

Journal of Double Star Observations
Electronic journal published quarterly by the University of South Alabama.

Latest Supernovae
Details and images of all known current supernovae.

Nearby Star Observers
Observes and exchanges information about 2600 closest stars.

The Sounds of Pulsars
Listen to the radio pulses of several different pulsars.



The Sun

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Veteran solar probe launched in 1995; operated by NASA & ESA.

Solar Data Analysis Center
Located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Solar Dynamics Observatory
Designed to understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space.

Solar Physics
Wealth of information by the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory
Two space-based observatories that provide 3D solar images.

The Sun in Motion
IMAX style movies of many solar phenomena.

TRACE
The Transition Region and Coronal Explorer - a NASA mission.



Weather (West Michigan)

Clear Sky Chart
Gives a graphical 40 hours forecast specifically for astronomers.

CNN Kalamazoo Forecast
Weather forecast for the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.

GOES Satellite
Provides animated visible and infrared satellite images.

INTELLICAST Satellite Image
The latest weather data with several satellite images.

Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Animation
Current satellite images from the Space Science and Engineering Center.

Ventusky
Animated wind, rain, temperature maps, and detailed forecast for your location.

The Weather Channel - Kalamazoo Forecast
Weather forecast for the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.

Weather Underground
Detailed weather forecasting with an astronomy section.