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Posted 06/16/18

What's at the Gate? Use the links below to find out:

Space Exploration
Star Wimin
Maya Astronomy

Stargate Contributors

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Latest Astro-News

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Mars Opposition 2020
October 13, 2020

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Expected return 8/02/20
SpaceX Crew Dragon
Launched from US 5/30/20

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Monthly Almanac:whats up almanac

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Grand Conjunction

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Astra's Star Gate opens a portal into the world of astronomy, space exploration, telescope making, women astronomers and other topics of interest to amateur astronomers and related subjects. The Observer's page is for beginners and amateurs to negotiate today's world of events, equipment, and over all astro-know-how.

Find out what's up in the night sky, by checking Astra's Celestial Almanac or click the giant question mark.

Use your finger or mouse on the navigation graphics above to see where the gate takes you - - astronomy, women astronomers, or ancient astronomers. Astra's Stargate has been online over 20 years!

ASTRONOMY !!! - Major subpages pages are listed below.

Discover Mars on Astra's Three Faces of Mars page
For information on the latest oppositions of Mars--
Mars Oppositions - Get to a telescope and observe our exciting neighbor!

APERTURE FEVER - Bigger is Better, Right? - The world of amateur telescope making can be reached through this page.

The UN-official O.T.A.A. web site - Find out what's up in the world of Northeastern Ohio Amateur Astronomy clubs. Major events are listed here and links to club web pages.

Astra's Near Earth Asteroid's page

Other topical pages include Near-Earth Objects, Mars, Educator's Pages and Internet astronomy offerings.

Don't miss Astra's special feature sub-site Near Earth Asteroids

SPACE EXPLORATION - Humans and Robots in Space

Space Cadet's Corner - Astra's original page of space exploration's grass roots
Space Visionaries
International Space Station (ISS)

Astra's Young Astronomer's Page - Astronomy page geared to kids, have fun while learning!

STAR WIMIN - Updated 06/12/2019

Women in Astronomy and Science

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The U. S. celebrates the centennial of women winning the right to vote. The 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote was ratified on August 26, 1920 after a century of struggle.

STARFLEET - The International fan club and Star Trek franchise information

A member of Starfleet International, Inc., the International fan club, but this page is for all fans of the science fiction universe of Star Trek and members of the USS Jurassic Starfleet chapter

MAYA ASTRONOMY - updated 5/02/17

This page contains links to Maya astronomy, general information on the Maya, archeoastronomy links, and more.
The Maya Lunar Series, an original article by Robert Kihm
You may also want to read Astra's lecture on The Maya Astronomy Page.

OBSERVER'S PAGE - Information for Star Gazers, Amateur Astronomers, Astronomy Clubs and Newbies

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Astra's Observing Challenge- An observing program for Amatuers
Astra's Aug 2017 Eclipse Guide! - Total Solar Eclipse!

What's Up? - Astra's monthly almanac reveals what can be seen in the sky every month.

STAR LINKS--The Transporter is Ready to take visitors to astronomy links

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