Just when you thought there was too much to explore in outer space! 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 we've group them by subject. Just like the yellow pages in a phone book.
Amateur Telescope Making (ATM)
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.
The leader in precision optical mirror coatings for telescopes and astronomy.
Complete plans for building various aperture Dobsonian telescopes and more.
Astronomy Clubs and Organizations
Regional (Illinois / Indiana / Ohio)
National (and Canada)
Apogee CCD Cameras
High performance CCD cameras.
Astronomy filters for imaging and research.
High-end refractors and German equatorial mounts.
Makers of dew controllers, dew caps, focusing masks, and much more.
Featuring high quality filters, plus a variety of telescope and mount accessories.
Manufacturer and importer of telescopes, binoculars, etc.
Hydrogen Alpha solar telescopes.
Deep Sky Instruments
Makers of high-end Ritchey-Chrétien Telescopes.
Specializes in binoviewers for telescopes.
Major manufacturer of CCD cameras and accessories.
Finger Lakes Instrumentation
Quality Cooled CCD Cameras for Scientific and Astronomical Imaging.
Makers of Center Balanced and German equatorial mount, plus camera trackers.
Kendrick Astro Instruments
Dew controllers, solar filters, and power supplies.
Fine German equatorial mounts and astrophotography accessories.
Lunt Solar Systems
Maker of hydrogen alpha solar telescopes and accessories.
Meade Instruments Corporation
Telescopes and accessories for beginners and advanced amateurs.
My Case Builder
Design custom foam for your eyepiece case and much more.
Larger aperture Dobsonian telescopes for obsessed observers.
Makers of specialized astronomy prodcuts based in Lowell, Mchigan.
Optical Guidance Systems
Research grade Ritchey-Chrétien Telescopes.
Specializes in a folded Newtonian ranging from 30 to 60 inches.
Makers of high-end Dall-Kirkham Telescopes.
Makers of the Paramount ME II, MX & MyT, TheSky, and more.
Feather Touch Focusers for telescopes.
High quality refractors and accessories.
Top notch refractors, astrographs, and more.
Beautiful refractors and highest quality eyepieces in the world.
Thousand Oaks Optical
Solar filters, dew heaters, and deep sky filters.
Makers of large aperture Dobsonian telescopes right here in Michigan.
Fine refractors, eyepieces, and other accessories.
Astronomy books, atlases, and software.
Astrophotography / CCD Imaging
Aurora (Northern Lights)
Website by astronomer, writer, and skeptic Phil Plait.
The astronomy blog for amateurs of all levels.
Snapshots from Space
Focus on planetary exploration by Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society.
33 Doubles in Orion
Detailed table of double stars in Orion with star maps for each.
Deep Sky Watch
Astronomical observing resources by Michael Vlasov.
Double Star Log
Contains 100 entries and sketches by KAS member Richard Bell.
Tremendous amount of information of the famous catalog and its history.
Guide to the brightest galaxies, nebulae, and clusters in the Messier catalog.
Messier Marathon Guide
Detailed analysis of planning and executing the marathon by Richard Bell.
NASA's Kids Club
Feature educational games, picture dictionary, and much more.
Games, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
An astronomy news service for children aged eight and above.
Magazines & Journals
Meteorites, Meteoroids & Meteors
Observing Programs [of the Astronomical League]
An orientation to the night sky for novice astronomers.
Observe 100 lunar features with eyes, binoculars, and a telescope.
Lunar II Club
Observe another 100 lunar features.
Observing program designed for younger observers.
Designed to expose beginners to many different types of objects.
First orbiting mission to Saturn; Huygens landed on Titan in 2005.
Mission to orbit asteroids Vesta and Ceres.
New Frontiers Mission to Jupiter.
Mars Exploration Program
NASA's main site for the exploration of the red planet.
Mission of the European Space Agency - currently in orbit.
First probe ever to orbit the innermost planet.
NASA mission to the Pluto-Charon system and beyond.
Collected samples of Comet Wild 2 and returned them to Earth in 2006.
Mission of the European Space Agency - currently in orbit.
Voyager Project Home Page
NASA's legendary planetary probes now heading into interstellar space.
Video blog with the latest news in astronomy and space exploration.
Weekly discussions on a variety of astronomical topics.
Hearts of Space
Slow music for fast times - free on Sundays only.
Weekly podcast of the Planetary Society.
Monthly highlights of the night sky by Kelly Beatty of Sky & Telescope.
Learn about the latest discoveries from a Hubble scientist.
A production of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.
Covering the latest space news from around the Internet.
Astronomer's Control Panel
Advanced observatory control from DC-3 Dreams.
Astronomy and astrophotography software for Mac OS X and iOS.
Comprehensive astronomical planning and logging software.
3D flight simulation, live Earth cloud data, and more.
Earth Centered Universe
A planetarium and telescope control program for Windows.
A powerful general-purpose charting/desktop planetarium tool.
Advanced image processing platform.
Observation planning, charting, and logging.
Multi-tasking program with versions for all user levels.
Desktop planetarium software offering telescope and camera control from Software Bisque.
Simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures.
Cartes du Ciel
Great desktop planetarium and star charting program.
Free image manipulation program.
Multi-faceted imaging processing program.
Seamlessly navigate from Earth to the edges of the known Universe.
Automatically aligns and stacks your best planetary images.
Sky View Café
Java-based program that turns your web browser into a planetarium.
Helps you automatically assemble digital images into star trails.
Colorful desktop planetarium program.
A star-charting, sky-simulating, ephemeris-generating virtuoso.
Space Agencies & Space Centers
Star Maps and Catalogs
Weather (West Michigan)