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1. Astronomy & Astrophysics links
2. NASA resources
3. Advice for beginners
4. Reporting fireballs or meteor strikes in the U.K.
5. Solar eclipses

1. Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Astronomy.com portal and magazine
  • Aurora Borealis & Australis, current 30 minute forecast from NOAA SWPC, Alaska forecasts and UK 'AuroraWatch' alerts by emails sent from the University of Lancashire. How to photograph them.
  • BAADER AstroSolar film for binoculars and scopes and observe the sun safely. Black polymer from Thousand Oaks is said to be more durable.
  • BBC's 'Sky at Night' monthly magazine.
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Observations of the Sun.
  • Bluebird Observatory. The lunar cycle, how to track planets and where to look for meteor showers.
  • 'Cambridge Relativity' and research by the 'Computational Cosmology Consortium' on the origin of the Universe and Stephen Hawking's pages.
  • Comet Hale-Bopp
  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy
  • Constellations: information on them, by Richard Dibon-Smith.
  • Earth satellites and meteors : Overview.
  • Search for the latitude and longitude of many places, worldwide. Streetmap UK can also be used to define latitude and longitude with more precision.
  • European Space Agency
  • European Southern Observatory ESO
  •  Faulkes Telescopes. UK robotic telescopes for education.
  • Irish Astronomical Association
  • Jaco Aerospace links to astronomy information for students.
  • Kalamazoo Astronomical Society
  • The Brecon Beacons National Park is the fifth certified 'International Dark Sky Reserve'.
  • Lowell Bradford's astronomy links
  • Moon: high resolution photo
  • The Naked Sky information on current events to view in the sky
  • OnlineSchool.org "What's Out In Space?" links to astronomical information
  • Rent-a-Scope astrophotography over Internet with telescopes in the Arizona desert. US$50/hour.
  • 'Sky and Telescope'
  • 'SkyMap Pro' astronomical companion software including real-time sky maps and star charts.
  • Space Weather Now, NOAA. SpaceWeather, interactions of the Sun and Earth including solar storms and Aurora borealis alerts. A map is available showing predicted area covered by Aurora.
  • 'Telescope House' Telescopes and amateur astronomy equipment
  • UK amateur astronomy pagesUK Amateur Astronomers. The 'Webb Society' for observing double stars and 'deep sky' objects.
  • University of Glamorgan robotic telescope 'RoCCoTO'
  • University of London Observatory.
  • 2. NASA resources

  • NASA astronomy home page
  • NASA planets home page & Mars data.
  • Ames Research Center
  • Astrophysics data system, Cambridge Mass.
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Hubble telescope information server
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • J-Track satellite tracking Track major satellites in real-time.
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Langley Research Center
  • Langley Technical Library
  • Mars Exploration, Mars Rovers Information, Facts, News, Photos
  • National Archives Info on Space Exploration
  • SOHO images including current sun activity.
  • Space calendar of events
  • Space and NASA News
  • Space Education Resource List
  • 3. Advice for beginners

    4. Reporting fireballs or meteor strikes in the U.K.

    5. Solar eclipses

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