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Link to astronomical content presented in interesting and interactive ways, brought to us as only the internet can provide. I don't have time or space to list everything, but as usual, feel free to send a request for inclusion through Astra's contact page.

Astronomy on the Internet

Astronomy Page - at Astra's Star Gate
AstroWeb: Astronomy Resources from STScl
Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space - SEDS

Basic Information

Astronomy for Beginners: How to Get Started in Backyard Astronomy - from A. MacRobert at Sky and Telescope
StarDate Online - MacDonald University production
Find out what's up at Sky Eye - Obliquity
Click here to go to the Education Page at Astra's
Commercial Telescope Vendors - Just links no endorsements

Astronomical Organizations

- - LOCAL CONTACTS (Northern Ohio, USA)- -

Astronomical Organizations listed on Astra's Astronomy Page

Interactive Astronomy - Running Programs

Solar System Simulator - JPL => I love this!
Solar System - A java applet Virtual Solar System 3d animator
The Sky live - Explore the Solar System
Astronomy Tools - - from Brian Casey
Moon Phases Aplet
JPL HORIZONS - On-line Solar System Data and Ephemeris Computation Service
Heaven's Above - Information about Satellite Passages, interactive and printable skychart, free app, and more

The Naval Observatory's website is being reconstructed, expected to return April 2020
Naval Observatory'sVirtual Reality Moon Phase Picture - also see their Data Services -

- -Interactive Image Retrieval Pages from NASA - -

Astronomy Computer Programs Available !

Stellarium - a free open source planetarium
Sea and Sky's Astronomy Software - free, demos and commercial
Best 100+ Astronomy Pictures - Free Astronomy Images
Dan's Astronomy Software Collection
Astronomy Software Servers - Hubble Legacy
Astronomy Software - Freeware, Shareware, Commercial
JupSat95 - by Gary Nugent
Dave Ransome Software Home Pages - maintained by T.S. Kelso
The Eagle has landed! - 3d Lunar landing simulator
Astronomy Freeware - from

Remote Access Telescopes

Astronomy Blogs

Here's an internet phenomena that grew up since this page was originally created, the weblog. So here's a few of the ones Astra found most interesting....

Blog / Patreon - Emily Lakdawalla
Bad Astronomy blog
Mars Rover Blog
Dirty Skies - Urban Astronomy- Includes some great image processing projects
Sky this Week
Centauri Dreams by Paul Gilster - discussing peer reviewed articles
Search for more blogs on your own using Blog Search Engine

Fun Stuff!

44 Closest Stars and How They Compare to Our Sun - Requested by Megan and LouAnne

Astronomy Picture of the Day
The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars

You may return to Astronomy page or go to Astra's index page or use the links below to discover other areas of interest

Last Modified 4/5/21