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Com ()

Hilal (Crescent Moon), Islam, Astronomy, and Cyberspace
This website provides Monthly Crescent Moon Sighting information for many locations around the world. This provides the basis for a lunar calendar.

am ()

Armenian Astronomical Society ( ArAS )
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory ( Armenia )
Yerevan Physics Institute - Cosmic Ray Division

ar (Argentina)

Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata ( OALP )
Faculty of Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences. The Observatory was established in November 1883. Its principal tasks are research and teaching in Astronomy and Geophysics.
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia ( IAR )
Información sobre las características del Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía, sus facilidades instrumentales, tareas de investigación y desarrollo en curso, personal científico y técnico y actividades de extensión.
El Leoncito Astronomical Complex ( CASLEO )
The Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito is an astronomical facility operated under agreement between the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la República Argentina and the Universities of La Plata, Córdoba and San Juan.
Its main telescope is a 2.15 meter reflector, equipped with direct CCD camera, spectrographs, a photopolarimeter and other instruments. It is located at 2552 meters above the sea level, in a high quality astronomical site in the mountains of Calingasta, 240 km away from the city of San Juan (Argentina).
The use of this facility is open to the national and international astronomical community. [also in Spanish]
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales ( CONAE, Argentina )
Information on the Centro Regional de Datos Satelitales (CREDAS) and on Argentina's National Space Plan
Estacion Astronomica Rio Grande ( EARG )
Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio ( IAFE )
IAFE is an Institute devoted to the research in the areas of Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Atomic Collisions and Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation. Besides the Institute takes part in international interinstitutional instrumental projects. The objective of the Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics in Buenos-Aires, Argentina, is to constitute a multidisciplinary group of astronomers, physicists and engineers, whose work be centered on astrophysical problems not covered by other national institutions. Besides, through the requirements imposed by the non classical astronomical experiments, to carry on technological developements, mainly in the area of electronics, transferable to other sectors of the scientific-technological system of the country.
The Investigation Projects are: Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation, and Atomic Collisions.

at (Austria)

Graz Univ. - Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Meteorology Institute ( IGAM )
[also in German]
Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory
The Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory is operated by the Institute of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Meteorology (IGAM) of the University of Graz, Austria. It is located near Villach, close to the Italian and Slovenian border. Operated continuously and devoted also to Solar surveillance since its foundation in 1943 it houses a rich archive of observations.
Innsbruck University - Institute for Astronomy
This server offers information on:
  • Staff and scientific fields of interest
  • Galactic PNe Data Base
  • Link to general Austrian University Library Index
KIMESWENGER, Stefan ( AI Innsbruck )
Delta Scuti Star Network ( DSN )
The Delta Scuti Star Network for Observation and Investigation of Delta Scuti, Gamma Doradus and SX Phe Stars is a collaboration of astronomers all around the world, who observe and study short period variable stars.
Ada in Astrophysics
Object-oriented astrophysical software components written in Ada95, including two complete parallelised codes for spectral line synthesis in polarised and unpolarised light respectively.
STIFT, Martin J. ( Vienna )
Vienna University - Institute for Astronomy
The WWW server of the Institute for Astronomy, at the University of Vienna in Austria, provides information about the Institute and an electronic version of the Delta Scuti Star Newsletter.
A Computational Research Enterprise ( ACORE )
Herbert J. Muthsam and his collaborators: ACORE (A COmputational Research Enterprise) at the University of Vienna, Austria: Scientific Computing, numerical hydrodynamics and MHD, stellar hydrodynamics, convection.
Vienna Radiation Hydrodynamics Group ( TAG )
Austrian Space Agency ( ASA )
Gerald's Astrophoto Gallery
Amateur Astrophotos from Austria, Europe. [partly in German]
Kuffner Observatory Society ( VKS )
Astronomical Events and Astronomical News. Schedule and Information about the Activities, Guided Tours, Public Observations, and Meetings of the Kuffner Observatory Society (Verein Kuffner Sternwarte). Description of the 19th century Observatory in Vienna, Austria and its instruments. Historical and modern photographs of the facilities including the world's largest Heliometer. The VKS is an organisation of people interested in the night sky and historical instruments and observatories with a strong fraction of professional and amateur astronomers. It represants the Austria section of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA). [in German]
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Astronomie und Astrophysik ( OeGAA )
The WWW pages of the Austrian Astronomical Society, ''Österreichische Gesellschaft für Astronomie und Astrophysik`` contain basic information on the activities of this organization of Austria astronomers.

au (Australia)

Interactive raytracing for optical design or education ( Raytrace )
Raytrace allows you to set up and trace rays through arbitrarily complex optical systems. Rays may be one of three colours (wavelengths). Both real and idealised optical elements are supported. A scripting facility allows student tasks or demos or complex design tasks to be set up and played at the click of the mouse button. Ray diagrams can be animated by dragging with the mouse or under script control and ray paths are updated automatically as you drag. Protractor and tape measure tools allow accurate measurements which update automatically as diagrams are dragged or modified.
Astronomical Illustrations, Russell Kightley Media
Illustrations of accretion disks, classic T Tauri star, white dwarfs, magnetic phenomena.
STAR Atlas:Pro - Deep Sky Star Charts & Telescope Control ( SKY:Lab Series Astronomy Software )
STAR Atlas:PRO is a powerful Deep Sky Star Atlas and Telescope Control application for Windows. Produce precision star charts to 21st magnitude. Controls robotic telescopes and supports Digital Setting Circles.
The Karma package is a library and applications for Signal and Image Processing written by Richard Gooch.
ATNF - Australia Telescope Compact Array ( ATCA, Narrabri )
The Paul Wild Observatory, near Narrabri, is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), and operated by the CSIRO; the Officer-in-Charge is Dr Graham Nelson. The Narrabri site contains the Australia Telescope Compact Array, which consists of five antennas located along a 3-km railtrack, and a 6th antenna 3 km further to the west.
ATNF - Mopra Observatory ( ATNF Mopra )
The Mopra 22-m antenna is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), operated by the CSIRO. It is intended for use in conjunction with other AT antennas (the six 22-m dishes at Narrabri, and the 64-m Parkes dish) to form the Long Baseline Array. Like the Parkes antenna, it is also used for single-dish operation; mm-wavelength receivers are to be installed soon.
ATNF - Parkes Observatory ( ATNF Parkes )
The CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility operates a group of radio telescopes collectively known as the Australia Telescope. The ATNF Parkes Observatory consists of a 64m telescope which is used as an independent instrument, and networked with other Australian and international radio telescopes for VLBI.
Radio Surveys of the Southern and Northern Sky
This page attempts to list some of the survey work at radio wavelengths in both the southern and northern hemispheres. Links to the data from these surveys are included, where available.
ATNF - Australia Telescope National Facility ( CSIRO )
CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is an organisation that supports and undertakes research in radio astronomy. It operates the Australia Telescope, the collective name for a set of radio telescopes in New South Wales. These telescopes are used, individually or together, to study objects in the Universe ranging from the remains of dead stars to entire galaxies.
Square Kilometre Array ( SKA - Australian contribution )
A web resource covering SKA scientific and engineering developments. Contains access to reports, meetings announcements, discussions of SKA issues, links to SKA related research.
International Interference Mitigation (for Radio Astronomy)
This Web site is a meeting place for anyone interested in the technical problems of making radio astronomical measurements in the presence of other radio signals. Postings on this site are from scientists and engineers around the world on subjects such as suppression of RFI from electronic devices, measurement of the electromagnetic environment, and techniques for separating weak cosmic signals from other radiation in the radio spectrum.
Astronomical Society of Australia ( ASA )
The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) is the society of professional astronomers in Australia. This link points to the ASA Home Page, listing a variety of information on the Society and its activities, including " Instructions to Authors" for its journal and email addresses of members.
Miriad Interferometric Data Reduction Package ( Miriad )
Miriad is a radio-interferometry data reduction package, going from raw visibility data through calibration, imaging, analysis and publication quality output.
Australia Telescope National Facility - Positions vacant ( ATNF, CSIRO )
Australia Telescope Compact Array, Parkes, MOPRA - Schedules ( ATNF )
Observing Schedules for all ATNF Telescopes.
MORGANTI, Raffaella ( ATNF / Bologna )
ATNF Parkes 21cm Multibeam Survey
The Parkes 64-m telescope is commencing an HI Southern Sky and Zone of Avoidance survey in 1996. The survey will cover redshifts up to 0.04, and be sensitive to objects with HI mass between 10^6 and 10^10 solar masses, depending on distance. This will be the first extensive "blind" survey of the 21cm extragalactic sky.
Australian Journal of Physics - electronic archive ( AJP )
The Australian Journal of Physics published new and significant research in all fields of physics, ranging from elementary particles to astrophysics. It ceased publication after April 2001 and is no longer receiving papers.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
The Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA) is a refereed international journal for new and significant research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including instrumentation and software development.
CSIRO - Telecommunications & Industrial Physics ( CSIRO - TIP )
This server is operated by the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility and CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, located in Sydney, Australia. The Parkes Radio Observatory is also operated by ATNF. The top-level menu contains: ATNF Site Guides and General Information, The ATNF FTP Server - Documentation (See the README file first), The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes Catalogue '90, The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes, MIT, NRAO Survey, The ATNF FTP Server - COMRAD database.

There is also an FTP server , with contents: Various AIPS tasks and support routines for the processing of Australia Telescope data; Observing proposals and documentation related to the use and operation of the Australia Telescope, including vistors guides to all the ATNF sites; The Karma package (library and applications for Signal and Image Processing; A spectral line reduction package which can read a number of formats including those used by the Parkes 64m telescope; Another spectral line reduction package specifically for the reduction of spectral line data from the Parkes 64m telescope; - README

University of Adelaide - Astrophysics Group
High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Detector ( HiRes )
The HiRes detector - an atmospheric fluorescence detector: HiRes currently consists of two sites on top of two mountains separated by 13km in western Utah.
Collaboration between Australia and Nippon for a Gamma Ray Observatory in the Outback ( CANGAROO )
The project uses two gamma ray telescopes at a dark site 15 km from Woomera, a small town 500 km north of Adelaide.
University of Adelaide - Astrophysics Group: Preprints
McGEE, Paddy ( Adelaide )
CCD photometry of cataclysmic variables (CVs), teaching of astronomy.
Australian Defence Force Academy - Astronomy and Astrophysic Research Groups ( ADFA )
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group of the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, The University of New South Wales. Containing information on research interests and personnel.
2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey ( 2dF )
MSSSO colour imaging project
Astro-pictures from Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), Australia, created by the MSSSO colour imaging project. Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (MSSSO) are operated by the Australian National University's (ANU's) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA).
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories - Schedules ( MSSSO )
DRAKE, Andrew ( Mount Stromlo Observatory )
Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories - Australian National University ( MSSSO )
Includes the Australian AstroWeb site, and an Anonymous ftp server.
Astronomy Thesaurus
A multilingual web interface to "The Astronomy Thesaurus", compiled by R.M. Shobbrook & R.R. Shobbrook.
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories - Observing facilities ( MSSSO )
The Australian National University runs the following telescopes: 2.3m at Siding Springs ; 74in at Mount Stromlo ; 50in at Mount Stromlo ; 40in at Siding Springs ; 24in at Siding Springs.
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories Library ( RSAA Library Resources )
Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet ( at MSSSO )
FRANCIS, Paul ( Melbourne )
Role playing games for teaching undergraduate astronomy ( roleplay )
This page describes the use of role-playing games to teach undergraduate astronomy and physics, and contains several ready-to-use examples, as well as papers describing the technique.
MACHO project
The MACHO project is searching for dark matter in the form of Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs) using gravitational microlensing. We search for these events by monitoring over 10 million stars every night in the LMC and Galactic bulge, using the dedicated 50-inch telescope at Mt. Stromlo.
Monash University - Applied Mathematics Department
WARDLE, Mark ( SRCfTA, U. Sydney )
Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
The Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing is hosted by the School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
MACKIE, Glen ( Swinburne Univ. of Technology )
Swinburne Astronomy Online
Starting in 1999, Swinburne Astronomy Online, an online Graduate Certificate in Astronomy will contain both general-interest and more specialist units. The course content will be rich in multimedia animations and simulations and incorporate newsgroup communications nd discussion of up-to-date astronomy and space news.
Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies
A Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies is presented as an educational tool for high school students. Optical, X-ray, Far-Infrared and Radio images are shown for a variety of nearby galaxies. Text describing the physical mechanisms of the different types of radiation, and their astronomical sources is supplied.
MAZZOLINI, Margaret ( Swinburne )
University of Melbourne - School of Physics: Astrophysics Group
HOLMAN, Brett ( Melbourne )
BROWN, Michael ( Melbourne )
University of New South Wales - Department of Astrophysics and Optics
Joint Australian Centre for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica ( JACARA )
This page is a resource for Antarctic astronomy, providing information of interest to anyone considering the Antarctic plateau as the site for a future major international observatory. It contains papers, images, details of meetings and lists of people involved with Antarctic astrononomy.
BURTON, Michael ( UNSW )
University of New South Wales - School of Physics ( UNSW )
Automated Patrol Telescope ( APT )
The Automated Patrol Telescope (APT) is a wide-field CCD imaging telescope, which is operated by the University of New South Wales at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia.
WHITING, Matthew ( Sydney )
University of Queensland - Astrophysics Group
Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey ( SUMSS )
SUMSS is a deep radio survey of the entire sky south of declination -30 degrees, made using the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope, operating at 843MHz and recording right-circular polarization.
SUMSS matches (approximately) the resolution and depth of the NRAO-VLA Sky Survey (NVSS). The principal data products are mosaics which cover a 4x4 degree square on the sky. The centres of the mosaics mirror the NVSS centres in the north. The resolution is 45" x 45"/sin(dec), and the rms noise limit varies from 1.3 to 2mJy/beam (lower toward the south celestial pole).
The survey began in March 1997 and will take eight years to complete. SUMSS is suported by funding from the Australian Research Council.
The primary reference for a description of the survey is: Bock, D., Large, M. and Sadler, E.
University of Sydney - School of Physics
Fundamental Stellar Properties: The Interaction Between Observation and Theory ( IAU Symposium 189 )
Table of Contents of proceedings, conference in Sydney, Australia, 13-17 January 1997.
University of Sydney: Astrophysics Department ( Sydney )
Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope ( MOST )
The MOST consists of two cylindrical paraboloids, 778m x 12m, separated by 15m and aligned East-West. A line feed system of 7744 circular dipoles collects the signal and feeds 176 preamplifiers and 88 IF amplifiers. The telescope is steered by mechanical rotation of the cylindrical paraboloids about their long axis, and by phasing the feed elements along the arms. The resulting `alt-alt' system can follow a field for +/- 6 hours (necessary for a complete synthesis with an East-West array) only if the field is south of declination -30 degrees. For fields near this limit the signal-to-noise ratio is considerably lower for the first and last hour or so due to the lower gain of the system at large `meridian distance' angles.
Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics ( RCfTA )
ts members undertake research in theoretical astrophysics with special emphasis on the fundamental physics of stars and on the physics of non-thermal phenomena.
University of Tasmania - Radioastronomy Group
Ceduna Radio Observatory ( South Australia )
Ceduna 1 Satellite Earth Station in South Australia: 30 metre diameter antenna.
Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory ( Tasmania )
The Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory is run by the Physics Department of the University of Tasmania and is located 20 km East of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. The Observatory is equipped with two antennas, a 26 m and a 14 m which are both prime focus instruments. The 26 m telescope is at latitude 42 48' 18'' S, longitude 147 26' 21'' (east of Greenwich) and is 43 m above sea level.
Tasmania Univ. - Astrophysics ( UTAS )
University of Tasmania - School of Mathematics and Physics - Discipline of Physics - Research in Astrophysics: Cosmic ray astronomy; Optical & X-Ray astronomy; Radio-Astronomy.
Canopus 1 m telescope ( Tasmania )
SETI Australia Centre ( UWS )
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Australia Center supports SETI-related high school and university science education, SETI research and public outreach programs from the University of Western Sydney Macarthur. Its research project, Southern SERENDIP, is an eight million channel spectrum analyzer piggy-backing onto conventional radio astronomy observations for the next five years at the Parkes 64 metre radio telescope in NSW,Australia.
Anglo-Australian Observatory ( AAO )
The Anglo-Australian Observatory operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt Telescopes at Siding Spring, Australia, and a laboratory on the same campus as the ATNF in the Sydney Suburb of Epping.
Anglo-Australian Telescope - Schedules ( AAT )
FIGARO Data reduction system ( AAO )
Astronomical Images from the AAO
The images available here are low resolution scanned derivatives of over 100 AAO photographs.
Anglo-Australian Observatory Library ( AAO Library )
Anglo-Australian Planet Search Program
R. Paul Butler, Chris Tinney, Geoff Marcy, Hugh Jones, Alan Penny, Brendan Byrne.
The AAT Planet Search aims to target 200 nearby stars brighter than V=7.5 and south of 0 degrees.
COLLESS, Matthew ( AAO )
Scientific interests include galaxy evolution and formation, large-scale structure of the universe, redshift surveys, clusters of galaxies, peculiar motions of galaxies, astronomical instrumentation for large telescopes.
AAO Job Vacancies ( Anglo-Australian Observatory )
RYDER, Stuart ( Anglo-Australian Observatory )
UK Schmidt Telescope - Anglo-Australian Observatory ( UKST / AAO )
Grove Creek Observatory, Australia ( GCO )
Grove Creek Observatory in NSW Australia, specializes in CCD imaging and research. Accomodation is available for visiting amateur astronomers.
Southern Astronomical Society Home Page
One of the first WWW sites of an amateur astronomical in Australia. Set up for the Southern Astronomical Society, Inc. by the administrator, Zac Pujic. The site contains general information about astronomy as well as information about the society.
IPS Radio & Space Services ( IPS )
IPS is a unit of the Australian Government Department of Administrative Services and provides the Australian radio propagation and space environment services. Includes: Sydney Regional Warning Centre; Culgoora Solar Observatory; Learmonth Solar Observatory; Prediction Services; Consultancy Services

be (Belgium)

LEMAITRE, Anne ( FUNDP, Namur )
Institute of Astronomy K.U.Leuven (Belgium)
The research performed at the Institute of Astronomy at the K.U.Leuven is situated in the domain of stellar astrophysics, with special emphasis on asteroseismology and late stages of stellar evolution. The instrumentation group is involved in instruments for several space missions (ISO-SWS, Herschel-PACS, MONS/Roemer, COROT, ...) and the institute operates the Mercator Telescope, at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory (La Palma, Spain).
Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique ( ULB-IAA )
The Institut d'Astronomie of the Université Libre de Bruxelles has a long tradition of research in the field of nuclear astrophysics. It hosts the NACRE (Nuclear Astrophysics Compilation of Reaction Rates) and NetGen (Network Generator) web interfaces to generate nuclear reaction rates for use with stellar-evolution codes.
International Liquid Mirror Telescope Project ( ILMT )
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Geophysique de Liege ( IAGL )
[in French]
Societe Astronomique de Liege ( SAL )
This site of the Astronomical Society of Liege (Belgium) is completely in French.
La Société Astronomique de Liège vous propose: prochaines activités; actualité astronomique; images d'amateurs; liens astronomiques; informations sur la SAL, etc...
Journal of Astronomical Data
The Journal of Astronomical Data accepts raw and reduced data from observations as well as from theoretical research, reduction software, complete descriptions of new instruments, PhD theses with extensive data tables, catalogues, graphs, computer code, and also lengthy articles, or regular articles accompanied by the data on which it is based.
Contributions describe in short the astrophysical background and motive for the scientific work done, a complete description of the data-collecting process, an assessment of the accuracy of the data, next to the data themselves.
All data are published on CD-ROM.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Astrofysisch Instituut ( Belgium )
Belgian Federal Science Policy
The missions of the Belgian Federal Science Policy office are exercised on three levels: scientific activities, technical activities and cultural activities. The Department of Space Research and Applications of the Belgian Federal Science Policy office is in charge of managing the Belgian (public) participation in R&D activities carried out by industry and Belgian scientists in space-related matters. These activities are conducted primarily within the framework of the international organisations to which Belgium belongs (e.g.: the European Space Agency (ESA), the European organisation for the exploitation of meteorological satellites (EUMETSAT), or within the framework of bilateral agreements (e.g. with France on SPOT). [also in Dutch and French]
Mira Public Observatory, Grimbergen, Belgium ( Volkssterrenwacht Mira, Grimbergen, Belgium )
The Mira Public Observatory is located north of Brussels, Belgium.
Its main goal is to introduce people to the wonders and beauty of the night sky. The homepage also includes a virtual tour of the observatory.
Royal Observatory of Belgium ( KSB-ORB )
The Royal Observatory of Belgium was founded in 1834 and moved to its present location (Uccle) in 1890. The site offers a large overview of the research activities in astronomy and geophysics
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy ( BIRA-IASB )
Created in 1964, the main tasks of the BIRA-IASB are public service and research in the field of the space aeronomy, i.e. tasks that require data knowledge, gathered using ground-based, balloon, rockets and satellites observations within the framework of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and outer space. That implies the following specific tasks:   to collect and place at the disposal of interested parties information on the terrestrial space environment; to develop experimental programs and theories which explain the observations; to implement calculations, measurements and observations allowing control and extension of the existing knowledge. [also in Dutch and French]
Societe Royale Belge d'Astronomie, de Meteorologie et de Physique du Globe ( SRBA )
The "Société Royale Belge d'Astronomie, de Météorologie et de Physique du Globe" was founded in Brussels in 1894. It is a non-profit organization for french speaking people interested in astronomy, meteorology, geophysics and space sciences. The Society publishes the bimonthly journal "Ciel et Terre", organizes conferences, seminars, course of lectures and visits to professional astronomical sites. One of its most famous president was the cosmologist Georges Lemaître.
Groupe Astronomie de Spa ( GAS )
Euro Space Center - La tete dans les etoiles. [in French]
Astronomie: Reis door het heelal ( news, planets, universe )
Maandelijks astro-nieuws, inclusief een educatieve reis door het heelal. Maandelijkse afdrukbare sterrenkaart en bespreking sterrenbeeld. [in Dutch]
Vigilia Youth Association for Astronomy ( JVS Vigilia )
Jongeren Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde Vigilia. Features information and pictures on our youth association. Authentic astronomical pictures taken by our members can also be found here. Organises an astronomical youth course. [in Dutch]

bg (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria Institute of Astronomy ( IABG )
The Institute of Astronomy, Bulgaria (IABG) has two observatories: National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen" and Belogradtchik observatory.
Bulgaria National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen" ( NAO-Rozhen )
The National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) - Rozhen (the Rhodopes), operated by the Institute of Astronomy (IA), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences disposes with a 2-meter Ritchey-Chretien-Coude (RCC) telescope, a 50/70 cm Schmidt, and a 60 cm Cassegrain telescope. On the 2-m telescope, in the RC mode, direct images of extended astronomical objects are obtained on astronomical photographic plates with size up to 30x30 cm2, covering a field 1° x 1°. The three cameras of the Coude spectrograph allow the obtaining of spectra of astronomical objects with dispersions ranging from 2 Å mm-1 to 36Å mm-1.
Belogradchik Astronomical observatory
PETROV, Georgy ( Sofia )
Active Galactic Nuclei, Emission Line Galaxies, Spectrophotometry, Surface photometry and Photometry, Open clusters - U, B, V, R, I CCD photometry, Surface photometry of BOX / PEANUT galaxies, Emission nebulae.
Bulgarian Academy of Science, Space research institute

br (Brazil)

De Aquino, Fran ( Maranhao State University )
Selected papers on Gravitation & Cosmology.
Santa Cruz Astrophysical Group ( Theoretical and Observational Astrophysics Lab )
The Astrophysical Group of the Laboratório de Astrofísica Teórica e Observacional was created in April 2001 at University Estadual de Santa Cruz - Ilheus in the state of Bahia in Brazil. The group's researchers teach classes mainly for undergraduate students in Physics. We also develop training programs in astrophysics with the students (in order to provide them the necessary skills to follow a graduate program in astrophysics). This page intends to show our research work, as well as our goals and projects. [also in Portuguese]
Brazil National Institute of Space Research - Astrophysics Division ( INPE - DAS )
The Divisão de Astrofísica is part of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil). In our department we have researchers working on the following topics: High Energy Astrophysics, Optical Astronomy, Radioastronomy, and Gravitational Waves. [in Portuguese]
Northeastern Space Radio Observatory - VLBI antenna ( ROEN )
VLBI Antenna at Radio-Observatorio Espacial do Nordeste, site of Fortaleza, Brazil.
Brasil National Institute for Space Research ( INPE )
[also in Portuguese]
Brazil National Laboratory for Astrophysics ( LNA )
The Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica is an Institute of the Brazil National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). At present, LNA supports 3 telescopes: the 1.6-m Ritchey-Chretien and coudé, the 0.6-m Cassegrain and the 0.6-m telescope of the University of São Paulo. [also in Portuguese]
Pico dos Dias Observatory ( OPD )
The Observatório do Pico dos Dias (1864 m, LNA) has three telescopes: 1.6 m, and two 0.6 m.
Brazil National Observatory ( ON )
The Observatório Nacional of Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro, was founded in 1827. [in Portuguese]
Brasilian Astronomical Society ( SAB )
Home page of the Sociedade Astronômica Brasileira with information on the Society, meeting schedules, members directory. [in Portuguese]
Antares Astronomical Observatory ( OAA-UEFS )
The Observatório Astronômico Antares of the Universidade de Feira de Santana (Brazil) was founded in 1971. [in Portuguese]
Observatorio Astronomico da Serra da Piedade ( OAP, Mainas Gerais, Brazil )
The Serra da Piedade observatory belongs to the Federal University of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It is opened to the general public every first Saturday of each month for observations. Tutorials and workshops are also part of the program, presented by astronomers and undergraduate students of the university.
The observatory is equipped with one Zeiss 0.6 meter reflector and one Zeiss 15cm Coudè refractor. The observatory is located 50km east of Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil.
Minas Gerais Federal Univ. - Astrophysics group ( DF-UFMG )
[in Portuguese]
Rio Grande do Sul - Physics Institute ( IF-UFRGS )
The Instituto de Fisica of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul includes an Astronomy Department and an Astronomical Observatory. [in Portuguese]
Valongo Observatory and Astronomy Department ( OV-UFRJ )
The Observatório do Valongo and the Departamento de Astronomiaare of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro are located in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). [in Portuguese]
Santa Catarina Federal Univ. - Astrophysics Group ( GAS-UFSC )
Grupo de Astrofisica of the Departamento de Física Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil). [in Portuguese]
Sao Paulo Univ. - Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences - Astronomy Department ( IAG-USP )
The Departamento de Astronomia is part of the Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas of the Universidade de São Paulo. [also in Portuguese]
LIMA NETO, G. B. ( Universidade de Sao Paulo )
Extra-galactic astrophysics and positional astronomy.
MACIEL, Walter J. ( IAG/USP )
COSTA, Roberto D.D. ( USP )

ca (Canada)

HARRIS, William E. ( McMaster University )
Big Sky Astronomical Society ( Alberta, Canada )
The astronomical society for kids, their parents, and teachers. Lots of fun and educational web pages to explore, online projects, Adopt-A-Star, and more! (Vulcan, Alberta, Canada)
Prince George Centre - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
The Prince George Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of astronomy and science in Prince George and the neighboring Northern Canadian communities.
Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology ( CRESTech )
SIMARD, Luc ( HIA, Victoria )
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory ( DAO )
The DAO is operated by the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (NRC-HIA) as a national centre for astronomical research within Canada, with emphasis on UV, optical and IR astronomy. The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is a group within the DAO which is responsible for the Canadian archive of data from the Hubble Space Telescope as well the archive of data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. DAO's Facility Manual is now online.
Canadian Space Agency ( CSA - ASC - Agence Spatiale Canadienne )
McGill University - Earth and Planetary Science
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences of McGill University have available an interactive Atlas of impact craters and coronae structures of Venus. The Face of Venus, enables browsers to interactively access a geographical database of these features. Craters or coronae can be selected by size, type, and name status to create user-generated maps of the selected features, as well as a text listing. A dynamic ISMAP is created with clickable areas where users can obtain more information about any feature viewed on the map, or directly from the text list. Users may also elect to examine the distribution of their selected features by using hierarchical cluster analysis to generate a dendrogram of any groupings.
KASPI, Vicky ( McGill )
McMaster University - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Contains information about their faculty, research, facilities and graduate programme.
McMaster Cepheid Photometry and Radial Velocity Archive
This site contains ASCII data tables of photometry and radial velocities for Galactic and Extragalactic Cepheids (both Classical and Type II). Data is presented as published and full citations to the original work are given. Currently, data are sorted according to star name.
PUDRITZ, Ralph E. ( McMaster University )
SUTHERLAND, Peter G. ( McMaster University )
WILSON, Christine D. ( McMaster University )
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre ( CADC )
The CADC was established in 1986 as one of three world-wide distribution centres for data from the Hubble Space Telescope and is part of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, B.C. The CADC mandate has recently expanded and we are now archiving data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope located on the Big Island of Hawaii. CADC has hosted ADASS'93 (Oct 13-15, 1993).
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 93 ( ADASS III )
The electronic version of the Proceedings for the ADASS III Conference, held in Victoria, October 13-15, 1993, is available on-line. A printed volume, A.S.P. Conference Series Volume 61 (Dennis R. Crabtree, R. J. Hanisch, and Jeannette Barnes, Editors), is also available, which can be ordered from the A.S.P. office in San Francisco through the WWW pages or by sending a FAX inquiry to them directly at 415-337-5205. Comments about the electronic proceedings can be sent to the editors at Electronic Editors: Daniel Durand, Jeannette Barnes, Dennis R. Crabtree.
Canada France Hawaii Telescope - Archive at CADC ( CFHT )
All the CFHT data are now being archived since September 18, 1992 and the proprietary period is 2 years. After that time, they become public and are available world wide.
International Astronomy Conferences and Meetings
This list of astronomy meetings is compiled by Liz Bryson of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. This version of the meeting list has been updated to provide links to those meetings which are providing information electronically. If you find this list useful please send e-mail to (Bryson's plain text version of the file is available via FTP; the HTML is easier to read, and includes links).
CADC Services
The CADC tools package includes: starcat - STARCAT is a tool for accessing the HST Archive, CFHT and ESO archives. xhot - X tool which displays the planned activities of the Hubble Space Telescope. It allows you to find out what the telescope is currently observing simbad - The new SIMBAD tool now runs on your workstation. xmgr - This very nice interactive plotting package is now used for the Preview system whitin STARCAT. You will be amazed by its capabilities. Data display could be FFT'd, fitted, zoomed, printed, etc...
DURAND, Daniel ( CADC )
GAUDET, Severin ( CADC )
HILL, Norman ( CADC )
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory [English] ( DRAO )
DRAO is a national facility operated by the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics of the National Research Council of Canada. The synthesis telescope is particularly suited to comprehensive studies of the interstellar medium, extended Galactic nebulae and star-forming regions, and of nearby galaxies. The other instruments are a 26-m paraboloid and a solar flux monitoring system. Observing proposals are welcome from all interested astronomers.
KNEE, Lewis B.G. ( DRAO )
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 2001 ( ADASS XI )
The ADASS XI conference, hosted by CADC, was held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 30 Sept. - 3 Oct., 2001.
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics ( HIA )
The Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA)is the scientific institute within the National Research Council of Canada which is responsible for operating Canadian observatories. Subdivisions and related facilities of HIA include: the DAO, DRAO, JCMT, CFHT, CADC, Gemini, and Solar Terrestrial Physics.
Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page
This is a web page with many astronomical sites and some weather sites for use by amateur astronmers and others with an interest in Astronomy.
Ottawa Valley Astronomy and Observers Group ( OAOG )
We are the Ottawa Valley Astronomy and Observers Group -- Observateurs astronomes d'Ottawa-Gatineau (OAOG) : a very casual group of amateur astronomers who do sidewalk astronomy, star parties and just like to observe together. Observers of all levels are welcome. The OAOG is the original informal group for Ottawa, Ontario founded in 1994.
Queen's University - Astronomy Group
Canadian Astronomical society ( CASCA )
Dark Matter Tutorial
This is a tutorial about Dark Matter and cosmology, written by a researcher in the field, with optional Java experiments.
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory ( SNO at Queen's University )
SNO is an astronomical neutrino observatory that is being built below ground in the deepest section of INCO Limited's Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is an international collaboration of scientists from Canada, USA and UK. Information services are available at
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada ( RASC )
The beginnings of "The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" (RASC) go back to the middle of the nineteenth century. The Society was incorporated within the province of Ontario in 1890, received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII in 1903, and was federally incorporated in 1968. The National Office of the Society is located at 136 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 1V2, telephone (416) 924-7973, e-mail The business office and library are housed there. You may link to RASC Centres across Canada from this page and join the one nearest you.
Canadian Automatic Small Telescope for Orbital Research ( CASTOR Satellite Tracking Project )
The Canadian Automatic Small Telescopes for Orbital Research project, based at the Royal Military College of Canada, uses small optical telescopes to track medium to high earth orbit satellites such as Russian, Molniya satellites.
Aerospace Engineering Resources
A compilation of resources targeted specifically toward Aerospace Engineering students; however, the site also includes several more general resources that would appeal to other students. In addition, the site links to news sources whose focus is space-related, as well as a few forums in which people can interact.
Saint Mary's University - Department of Astronomy and Physics ( SMU )
Center for Subatomic Research ( CSR )
University of British Columbia - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( Astro@UBC )
These are the pages for the astronomy group in the larger Physics and Astronomy Department at UBC located in Vancouver, Canada. Information on both research and educational activities is available.
Microvariability and Oscillations of STars ( MOST )
MOST is Canada's first space science microsatellite and its first optical space telescope project, aiming for launch in late 2001. MOST is designed to measure (as its acronym implies) Microvariability & Oscillations of STars in broadband light with a precision of a few micromagnitudes over timescales from minutes to days. The resulting eigenfrequency data will be used primarily for stellar seismology, to probe the structure and ages of Sun-like stars, magnetic stars, Wolf-Rayet stars and halo subdwarfs. The subdwarfs are expected to yield age estimates which would place a meaningful lower limit on the age of the Universe. MOST should also be capable of confirming the presence of giant extrasolar planets identified in Doppler surveys.
Planetary Surfaces ( PlaNet )
An online lab used in the lab section of the Astronomy 101 course at the University of British Columbia
RICHER, Harvey B. ( University of British Columbia )
Physics and Astronomy Department, HST and Research Papers.
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory ( RAO )
The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is the principal astrophysical teaching and research facility of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Calgary.
University of Calgary - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary Radio Astronomy Laboratory
Canadian Galactic Plane Survey ( CGPS )
The CGPS is an international effort to map the interstellar matter in a large swath of our own Milky Way Galaxy at high resolution (atomic hydrogen and radio continuum emission).
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory ( RAO )
The RAO has a 1.8-m alt-alt mounted telescope equipped with infrared and optical photometers. The latter inludes a Photometrics 1024x1024 Photometrics CCD camera and the Rapid Alternate Detection System photoelectric photometer. Other, newly refurbished telescopes are a 0.5-m modified Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera, now an equatorially mounted Patrol Camera with 3Kx3K FLI CCD camera, and a 0.4-m English Cross-axis mounted equatorial telescope with optimized Newtonian focus and FLI 1024x1024 CCD camera. Open House evemts are held monthly from late Spring to early Fall. A new Visitors' Centre is expected to be open in late summer, 2004.
Universite Laval - Groupe de recherche en astrophysique
Group of Research in Astrophysics of the Université Laval. Description of research projects. Science with HST. Picture gallery. Individual members. Recent publications. Links with other Astronomy/Astrophysics groups. Member of the Centre de recherche Observatoire du Mont Mégantic (OMM). [in French]
BEAULIEU, Sylvie F. ( U. Laval, Quebec, Canada )
Liquid Mirrors at Université Laval ( LM )
Liquid Mirror (LM) technology is being developed at Université Laval. A f/1.2, 2.5 meter diameter, mercury mirror is being extensively tested in our testing tower. We are also exploring the use of gallium eutectics as reflecting liquids. The design of novel optical correctors to increase the accessible field of view of liquid mirrors up to 45 degrees is also addressed.
Solar, Auroral, Ionospheric, ... Information ( Univ. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada )
Solar Imagery (mirrored from SELSIS/BBSO)-updated once every three hours; Daily Reports of Ionospheric Data containing M(3000), foF2, MUF(3000), and TEC; East-West Solar Interferometer Scan Images from the Algonquin Radio Observatory 32-Element Interferometer; Weekly Solar Terrestrial Forecast and Review Reports; Daily GOES-6 and 7 X-ray Plots as well as special high-resolution xray plots of major flares; Daily NSO solar coronal line emission plots; Daily Pseudo-Full-Disk solar coronal maps of the coronal Fe XIV and Ca XV ion lines from the NSO; and more... - README
Manitoba Univ. - Physics & Astronomy Department
Physics and Astronomy is part of the Faculty of Science and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
LEBLANC, Francis ( Université de Moncton )
Observatoire du Mont Megantic ( OMM )
The Centre de recherche Observatoire du mont Mégantic (OMM) is an inter-university collaborative organisation which brings together researchers from Université de Montréal, Université Laval, with axis centred on the télescope du mont Mégantic (TMM).
The Centre unites most of the professional researchers working in astronomy and astrophysics in Québec.
BASTIEN, Pierre ( Montréal )
CARIGNAN, Claude ( Montréal )
DEMERS, Serge ( Montréal )
FONTAINE, Gilles ( Montréal )
MOFFAT, Anthony F.J. ( Montréal )
NADEAU, Daniel ( Montréal )
RACINE, René ( Montréal )
SAINT-LOUIS, Nicole ( Montréal )
WESEMAEL, François ( Montréal )
Universite de Montreal - Groupe d'Astrophysique
[English] Observatoire du Mont Mégantic ( OMM )
A Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a mirror of 1.6m, located at about 250 km east of Montreal, at an altitude of 1111m. [in French]
Canadian Space Geodesy Forum ( CANSPACE )
The Canadian Space Geodesy Forum (CANSPACE) is a computer-communications-based information dissemination and discussion group that was established several years ago as an aid to improving communication among scientists and engineers working with the techniques of space geodesy. Among topics discussed are the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), Glonass, Transit, very long baseline interferometry, satellite laser ranging, satellite altimetry, etc. Daily postings of information bulletins include GPS satellite constellation status reports (Department of Defense Notice Advisories to Navstar Users) and reports of solar and geomagnetic field activity. Information concerning satellite launches and orbital elements is posted regularly. Although initially intended to link Canadian geodesists and geophysicists together, CANSPACE now has a wide international subscriber list and is open to all. Questions are particularly encouraged.
Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue ( AAAAT )
This is an amateur organization located in the western part of the Province of Quebec, Canada, far away from major centers. [in French]
VALLEE, Jacques P. ( Nat. Res. Council Canada, Victoria, BC )
Magnetic Fields in all astronomical objects: cosmological, clusters of galaxies, galactic, interstellar, protostellar, stellar, planetary, meteoritic, etc.
Institute for Space and Atmospheric Studies ( ISAS )
Gord Sarty's Amateur Astronomy ( Variable stars... )
Canadian amateur astronomer's personal home page with information and links on Variable Stars (including Millennium Star Atlas Errors), Fireballs, Comets, Eclipses, Telescope Making, and Warp Drive Starship Engines.
BARKHOUSE, Wayne ( Toronto )
Las Campanas Redshift Survey ( LCRS )
Las Campanas Redshift Survey data and publications
University of Toronto - Department of Astronomy
Encompasses the David Dunlap Observatory and the library and provides links to other UofT and Canadian servers.
Selected astronomy and astrophysics book and software reviews ( UofT )
These files are updated quarterly. They contain citations for reviews in the main astronomy journals and magazines, of books closely related to astronomy and astrophysics.
David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto ( DDO )
The David Dunlap Observatory is located in Richmond Hill, Canada. As part of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy it operates optical telescopes for research, the largest being a 1.88m telescope. DDO is also a centre for student training and public education.
Galactic Classical Cepheid Database ( DDO )
The Database of Galactic Classical Cepheids is a project of J. Donald Fernie that lists all known Population I cepheids. It consists of four tables listing data on 505 cepheids in the Galaxy. Information includes positional data, color excess determinations, periods, amplitudes and means of V, B and B-V derived by Fourier fits to magnitude and intensity light curves, radial velocities, distances, Z values, etc. Simple string searches of the database are possible using WWW client software such as NCSA Mosaic. The tables can be viewed in PostScript format or retrieved in either ascii or dBase IV versions.
BARKHOUSE, Wayne ( University of Toronto )
Research interests: Galaxy clusters, luminosity functions, dwarf galaxies, and globular clusters.
GARRISON, Robert F. ( Toronto )
HALL, Patrick Brian ( University of Toronto )
Contains the Astronomy Job Rumor Page, Astronomy Graduate Student Resource page, and info on my personal research, etc.
Astronomy Job Rumor Central
LILLY, Simon J. ( Toronto )
VAN KERKWIJK, Marten H. ( Utrecht University )
The formation and evolution of binary stars, and the use of binaries to infer fundamental properties of stars, especially of compact objects.
RUCINSKI, Slavek ( Toronto )
University of Toronto Southern Observatory ( UTSO )
UTSO operates the 60cm Helen Sawyer Hogg Telescope located on Cerro Las Campanas in north-central Chile. This homepage provides information useful to potential users and others interested in our facility.
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics ( CITA )
The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a national research centre for studies in theoretical astronomy and related subjects; it is hosted by the University of Toronto. CITA has two primary missions: a Canadian one - to foster interaction in the Canadian theoretical astrophysics community, and also between theorists and observational astronomers; the other is an international one - to be a world-class centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics.
Research Resources for the Ambitious Undergraduate or Beginning Graduate Researcher in Astrophysics ( Resources for Starting Research )
A succinct introduction to tools, techniques, strategies, and Web resources for beginning researchers. Contains: advice on choosing topics and advisors; good research habits; tools for literature research; software tools and programming languages; advice on writing up and presenting research; and advice for advancement in the research job market.
Victoria Univ. - Astronomy Group ( UVic )
Astronomy Group at the University of Victoria (Physics & Astronomy Department). Information on faculty, graduate students and research associates. Research activities and facilities are described. In addition, a selection of electronic preprints written by members of the Group is also available.
Climenhaga Observatory ( Canada )
Photometric redshifts ( including HDF and HDFS )
Includes a view of the Hubble Deep Fields with access to photometric redshifts of individual galaxies.
WIRTH, Gregory D. ( University of Victoria )
Evolution of galaxy clusters, Observational cosmology, Fundamental properties of early-type galaxies
LABRIE, Kathleen ( Univ. of Victoria )
Supernovae and supernova remnants: Rate, Impact on ISM, Role in galaxy evolution.
ELLISON, Sara ( Victoria Univ. )
Quasar absorption lines.
Publications of the Astronomical Society ofthe Pacific ( PASP )
PASP is the technical journal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific produced monthly by The University of Chicago Press.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Instructions for Electronic Manuscript Submission
University of Victoria - Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Waterloo - Astronomy Group
HUDSON, Mike ( University of Waterloo )
University of Western Ontario - Astronomy
BASU, Shantanu ( University of Western Ontario )
GRAY, David F. ( UWO )
Everyday Physics ( FAQ & Answers )
Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions in Everyday Physics and Astronomy. With links to: How Things Work, The Last Word (New Scientist), Dear Lou (Physics Central), Physlink, The Physics Of..., & The Ask A Scientist - Astronomy Questions.
BLAKE, Melvin ( St Mary's University )
York University - Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Swiss Space Office ( SSO )
The SSO is the unit of the Swiss Governement dealing with Space affairs. We are located in the Ministery of Interior. Our mission is to propose and implement, after approval by the Federal Council, the Swiss space policy. In our daily business we have coordination tasks and we work closely with our national scientists and industries. [also in French, German and Italian]
Sternfreunde Oberaargau ( SFO )
Informationen über Verein, Astronomie allgemein, Fotos, Linksammlung [in German].
CERN Hybrid Oscillation Research apparatUS ( CHORUS )
ALEPH Experiment ( CERN )
High-Energy Physics Web Sites ( a resource list from CERN )
CERN Preprint Server
Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucláaire (1) ( CERN )
DELPHI experiment ( CERN )
Sternwarte Sursee
The Sursee Observatory (Switzerland) [in german].
ETH Institute of Astronomy ( ETH Zurich )
The Institute of Astronomy at ETH Zurich includes the three following research groups: Solar Physics; Stellar and Interstellar Physics; Computer Simulations and Data Processing.
Zurich Solar Radio Spectrometer
The Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) of ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, recorded solar radio spectrograms with an analog spectrometer called Daedalus (1974-1993) in the range of 100-1000 MHz. Its observation list can be accessed directly. Two digital spectrometers, Ikarus (1978--1985) and PHOENIX (1988--1994), cover a range from 100--1000 MHz and 0.1--3 GHz, respectively. And since 1998 the new and improved Phoenix-2 Spectrometer covers a range from 0.1 -4 GHz. These data can be accessed by the ASPECTimage retrieval system. Their observation list contains references to frequency programs that indicate which frequencies were observed. More information can be obtained from RAG members.
Mont-Soleil Astronomical Observatory ( Switzerland )
Since Summer 2002, the Astronomical Observatory of Mont-Soleil is open to the visitors, at 1300 meters high in the Heart of Jura bernois, near Saint-Imier in Switzerland. [in French]
Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory ( OFXB, Switzerland )
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory, located above the village of St-Luc in the Swiss Alps, stands at an altitude of 2200 metres. It is intended not only for the experienced amateur wishing to produce work of a quasi-professional quality, but also for the use of schools and for simple visitors. curious.
Equipped with numerous instruments (60 cm reflecting telescope with CCD camera, 20 cm refracting telescope, coelostat, 16 cm coronagraph) it may be used day or night. [in French]
Societe d'Astronomie de St-Imier - Les Pleiades ( Pléiades )
A society of amateur astronomers in Switzerland.
La Société d'Astronomie de St-Imier offre aux amateurs une porte ouverte sur l'Univers... Elle veut donner aux amateurs les possibilités de construction de télescopes, d'observation du ciel, d'utilisation de logiciels, d'astro-photographie, etc. [in French].
Basel University Astronomical Institute
GREBEL, Eva K. ( Basel Univ. )
Fields of research: Stellar populations and galaxy evolution Dwarf galaxies Galactic structure and Near-field cosmology Star formation and star clusters
Basel Theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics Group ( tNPA Uni Basel )
This is Quasar, the server of the theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics groups at the Dept. of Physics of the University of Basel, Switzerland. The server offers information on people, research topics, publications, and teaching as well as personal home pages and preprints. Research topics in astrophysics include nucleosynthesis, type I and II supernovae, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear physics far from stability, neutrino physics; other research interests are atomic physics and chaos. (For a full list, take a look at the server)!
Astronomical Institute, University of Berne ( AIUB )
International Space Science Institute ( ISSI )
ISSI is an Institute in Switzerland at which scientists from different countries can work together. Its main task is to contribute to the achievement of a deeper understanding of the results from space-research missions, adding value to those results through multi-disciplinary research in an atmosphere of international cooperation.
Franz Niklaus König: Celestial atlas (1826)
High Accuracy Radial velocity Planetary Search ( HARPS )
Lausanne - General Catalogue of Photometric Data ( GCPD )
The General Catalogue of Photometric Data (GCPD) built at the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Lausanne contains photometric data for about 200000 stars from some 75 different systems, taken from about 3300 papers. The WWW server allows to query the database ad retrieve any data from any photometric system. Searching the references by authors' names and keywords from the titles offers a possibility to retrieve the data from each of the 3300 papers directly.
INTEGRAL Science Data Centre
The INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) is a medium size mission of the European Space Agency dedicated to gamma-ray astronomy. The INTEGRAL Science Data Center (ISDC) located in Geneva is the link between the astronomical community at large and the INTEGRAL spacecraft.
Open Cluster Database ( WEBDA )
WEBDA is a site devoted to observations and data on stars in open clusters. The database collects information on more than 100,000 stars in some 500 open clusters. Various facilities are offered to perform selections on star clusters and access the available data for each cluster. The database query through cluster maps is a main feature of the interface. A place where anybody should be able to get the desired data and contribute his or her own observations.
Extrasolar Planet Search Programmes ( Geneva Observatory )
Geneva Observatory
This server presents the activities of the Observatoire de Geneve (Geneva Observatory) and of the Institut d'Astronomie, Universite de Lausanne (Astronomical Institute, Lausanne).
Geneva Observatory Library
[in French]

cl (Chile)

Concepcion University, Astronomy Group ( Chile )
The Astronomy Group of the Universidad of Concepcion (Chile) studies Cepheids, Be Stars, Cataclysmic Variables, Dwarf Novae, Cluster distance, Globular Clusters.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile - Astronomy and Astrophysics Department ( PUC Chile )
Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Facultad de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Center for Space Studies - Universidad de Chile ( CEE )
The Center for Space Studies (CEE) of the Universidad de Chile offers ground support services to space missions since 1959. National leader in the development of applications related to space technology, the CEE offer solutions in territorial management and studies of electromagnetic compatibilities.
The Center for Space Studies offers its support to space missions that require coverage in this region of the world. Other related services are the hosting of automatic control stations and satellite gateways, as well as the implementation of laboratories, sensors and equipment for scientific research. In addition to the Satellite Tracking Station, the CEE has offices in the city of Santiago and facilities at Easter Island, for services related to the space activity.
Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas. Departamento de Astronomía ( Universidad de Chile )
Department of Astronomy of the University of Chile. [in Spanish]
MARDONES, Diego ( U. Chile )

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Beijing astronomical Observatory ( BAO )
The Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO) is a comprehensive institute primarily engaged in astrophysics research. The observatory, with its headquarters located in Beijing, has five observing sites: the Xinglong, Miyun, Huairou, Shahe and Tianjin stations. The main research programs include stellar physics, extragalactic studies, solar physics, radio astronomy, atomic time and frequency service, solar activity prediction, artificial satellite observation and history of astronomy, as well as astronomical techniques.
China National Astronomical Observatories ( NAOC )
The NAOC-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) were officially founded on April 25, 2001 through the bringing together of four CAS observatories, three CAS observing stations and one CAS research centre. The Headquarters of the NAOC are situated in the northern suburbs of Beijing on the site of the former Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO), and take responsibility for all matters relating to the former BAO. [also in Chinese]
Nanjing Astronomical Instruments Research Centre ( NAIRC )
Nanjing Astronomical Intruments Research Centre (NAIRC), China, was founded by Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958 for developing mainly the large and medium astronomical instruments and also other instruments by integrated optical, mechanical, electronical and computer techniques. There are about 520 staff members working in NAIRC, including one China Academician, 17 senior researchers and professors, 60 senior engineers and 150 technicians. They compose a technical team to study and design the overall astronomical instruments including optical system, precise mechanics, automatic and computer controls. NAIRC is equipped with precise mechanical machines,electronic testing instruments, large and medium optical fabricating machines, of which some are very rare in China. NAIRC is specialized in optical process technology for aspheric surface, birefringent crystal, etc. Its off axis aspheric technique is in the domestic lead position. The technology of antenna panel for millimetre wavelength radio telescope is also being advanced in China. NAIRC adopts astronomical technique and methods research as its subject direction. Its main developing areas are the instruments for stellar,solar and satellite observations,astrometric and radio astronomical instruments and other instruments by comprehensive techniques.The great achievements have been obtained in basic research field such as the active optics and astronomical optical interferometry, which have been placed as the major research projects of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Especially,after finishing the pre-research in NAIRC, the Large Sky Area Multi-objects Fibre Spectroscopy Telescope (LAMOST) has been rated as one of the major national scientific projects.
NAIRC is an authorized unit for training M.Sc and Ph.D students with the subject of "Astronomical Instruments and Methods". NAIRC is having wide international contacts with more than 20 countries. The multilevel academic exchange and technical-trade collaboration have been set up with overseas scientists, institutes and specialized corporations.
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory ( SHAO )
Chinese Academy of Sciences ( CAS )
Astronomical Books Online
This site contents a list of links to on-line books in various formats, concerning astronomy, archeoastronomy, space explorations and skylore.
Beijing Astrophysics Center ( BAC )
Jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University.
Peking University (Department of Astronomy) ( PKU )
The Department of Astronomy at Peking University was formally established in June 2000. It used to be an Astronomy Section in the Department of Geophysics for more than 40 years. After the year 2000, the Department has entered a rapidly developing era and is currently co-supported by the Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The Department of Astronomy is offering both undergraduate and graduate programs to students who wish to study astronomy and astrophysics, as well as postdoctoral positions to young scientists.
There are 10 faculty members in the department, including 6 full professors and 4 associate professors. The main research programs currently ongoing are: cosmology and physics of galaxies; active galactic nuclei and accretion physics, high energy astrophysics; radio astronomy; molecular clouds and star formation; gas nebulae physics; astrophysical methods.

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Astronomy - 123 World
Astronomy, Web sites on Point observatory, Astronomical society, Space, NASA, Universe, Stars, Planets, Planetarium, Space Science, Aeronautics.
Video Astronomy by Craig Zerbe
Astroimaging using an Astrovid 2000 video camera. Examples and techniques for high resolution lunar and planetary images.
Video Astronomy by Craig Zerbe
Astrovid, Astroimaging Moon and Planets.
Astronomical Adventures
Guided geologic tours to northern Arizona by day and stargazing through large telescopes at night.
Origin ( data analysis )
Origin is a data analysis and technical graphics software in Windows for scientists and researchers. Free full working model is available at our website.
Personal MicroCosms
Download Astronomy Lab and Astronomy Clock from Personal MicroCosms' web site. These programs are available in Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, 98, and NT versions. ( Physics Jobs )
Job and career discussion site for physics professionals on and
Tria Image Processing ( Tria )
Tria Image Processing provides fast and effective blind deconvolution (de-blurring) of optical and non-optical images. The software opens 14 image types, including FITS, provides image math, conventional deconvolution, point spread cleaning, and SeDDaRA blind deconvolution functions. (Available Sept. 2005)
SciTech Astronomical Research ( Telescope Manufacturer )
Design and manufacture high performance automated telescope systems, software, and related instrumentation for research and education. Emphasis on delivering turn-key operations to the customer.
Science Master - Space and Astronomy Pages
ScienceMaster's Space and Astronomy Home Page is a portal for space science and education resources.
Science Oxygen - mining of science knowledge ( Science Oxygen )
Information on astronomy, math, physics, chemistry, and biology for students to study science.
Starlight Images ( astro photos )
Posters of spectacular astro photos for sale. Free images for personal use. Time-lapse pictures of the Northern Lights (Aurora), Polaris and star trails over Sedona, Arizona by Michele Breedlove
A guide for space and space exploration.
Associazione Friulana di Astronomia e Meteorologia ( AFAM )
AFAM is an Italian amateur astronomical society in 1970, and devoted to the popularization of astronomy and amatorial research. The activity is conducted in its observatory, located in Remanzacco (about 150Km E-NE of Venice). Main fields of interest are: Solar System radioastronomy (Sun, meteors, Jupiter), and photometry of cataclismic variables. AFAM is deeply involved with professional and amateur astronomers conducting international studies in selected topics.
Digital Images of the Sky
A collection of astronomical images taken with the instruments of the Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn (AIUB) by Till Credner and Sven Kohle et al.
A descriptive view of the analemma using computer animations and graphics.
Astronomical Society Ivan Stefek, Kutina, Croatia
Astronomical society dedicated to school astronomy, in Croatia.
Antedo, Inc.
Technical Support and Program Management services to Schwartz-Hautmont for two 34-meter diameter Beam Waveguide Wheel and Track-type antenna systems, contracted from JPL for NASA Deep Space Nine Network. One installed in Australia and another in Spain. Technical Consulting and Program Management services to Schwartz-Hautmont for a 6.5-Meter Optical Telescope Enclosure and Buildings, contracted from Carnegie Institute of Washington.
Anys Llum ( Amateur astronomical observations )
Amateur astronomical observations done by Xavier Bros. Variable stars, double stars, galaxies, quasars, nebula, globular clusters, open clusters, moon, planets, sun. Astrophotos and sketches. [also in Catalan and Spanish]
PJM's Astronomy Gallery
A CCD astrophotography gallery of 200 mm f/4 Schmidt Newtonian reflector and 75 mm f/16 refractor images of comets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and our solar planets. The images and text provide a simple introduction to astronomy, stargazing and astrophotography.
Odyssey Astronomy Club - Ten Acre Observatory
Martz Observatory & Martz Astronomical Assn., Inc.
The Web Site for the Martz Observatory & Astronomical Association. The Martz Observatory has served western New York state since 1965. The Martz Astronomical Association, Inc. (501c3) conducts public education programming at the observatory and other locations that give over 15,000 people access to the stars every year.
Black Sun Eclipse website ( Eric Flescher )
This website contains information about eclipses, accounts and photographs, eclipses links, online presentation (10 myths of Eclipses), and other information and news about asteroids, comets, etc.
Astrofreaks - Astronomie Homepage der Nienburger Astrofreaks
Astronomie for teachers, students and pupils [in German].
Astronomie für Schüler, Einsteiger, Lehrer und Unterricht. Anregungen zu eigenen Beobachtungen mit eigenen Mitteln. Kaufberatung für Teleskope und Buchtipps.
Armagh Planetarium
An astronomical resource for educators and Planetarium workers which contains images obtained through our telescopes and a variety of other material.
Astronomy French Portal ( Astronomie et Sciences de l'Espace )
Astronomy French portal : News, Articles, Gallery, Downloads, Forums. [in French]. ( Space Industry Virtual Exhibit Hall )
Online databases of Space qualified hardware, software, services, companies, and news.
Lebanon Astronomy club ( astroleb )
AstroLeb association gathers many amateur astronomers and engineers from Lebanon. Its aim is to help advanced amateur astronomers to collaborate with professional astronomers working in Lebanon and abroad and help people work in a scientific atmosphere.
AstroMB: Computer Aided Astronomy ( MBCAA )
The AstroMB software package provides a PC-based database, image viewer and planetarium to handle astronomical images and catalogs. Astronomical objects on images can be identified from catalogs. Observations at different energy range (e.g. X-ray and visible light) or at different times may be matched together. Astrometry and photometry can be performed automatically, with pattern recognition. The database holds the descriptions of many catalogs, such as radio sources, X-ray objets, minor planets, etc. It also holds the descriptions of more than 10,000 images, mainly from the ROSAT and Einstein Observatory satellites, and can be enriched with the user own data. The program is ASCOM compliant and can drive a telescope.
AstroMía ( AETSSU )
Educational Astronomy: Earth, Solar System and Universe. [in Spanish]
Astronomy, educational, industry, robotic exploration, human space flight.
Introduction to Astronomy
An introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. [in French and partly in Malay]
ASTRONOMY magazine is produced by the publishers of the world's best selling English magazine of the same name. Like its sister publication, Astronomy magazine, offers visitors a wide variety of information for both hobbyist and armchair astronomers alike.
Astronomy In Your Hands
Hands-on astronomy activities for classroom and home. Activities and lesson plans that enable teachers to deliver hands-on astronomy lessons without needing a science background. Featuring a downloadable star wheel or planisphere available for all latitudes. - journey through your universe
Astronomy and space links from around the world, broken down into an intuitive index for beginners, intermediate or advanced stargazers.
Astronomy Notes
These documents were created by Nick Strobel for the introductory astronomy courses he teaches. They are copyrighted by Nick Strobel. This web site is offered to the net as a resource in astronomy education.
Astronomy Now
Britain's leading astronomy magazine. ( Astronomy site for educators ) collects links to resources, lesson plans, interactive projects, and links of interest to astronomy educators in K-12 schools.
Astronomy Today ( astrononomy, cosmology and space exploration )
Astronomy Today has articles on astronomy, cosmology and space exploration, with a regularly updated sky guide plus the latest space news.
Amateur Astronomy Web Guide
Astronomy Web Guide provides links to amateur and professional Internet resources for amateur astronomers or anyone looking for Astronomy information (students, teachers, parents...). Each web site listed includes a brief description.
AstroNotes ( Free and commercial tool for recording and planning observations )
AstroNotes is a tool for recording observations and planning future observing sessions.
The goal of AstroNotes is to provide a database application for amateur astronomers at a low price.
Spanish news about astronomy, astronautics and space sciences [in Spanish].
The Astrophysics Spectator ( TAS )
The Astrophysics Spectator is an online publication that presents to a general audience our current understanding of astrophysics and the current research efforts to broaden that understanding. The web site includes Java simulations of various astrophysical phenomena. The web site is updated weekly.
AstroSnap ( Amateur Astronomical Imaging software for webcams )
Astro-Snap is a multi purpose amateur astronomical imaging software especially designed for webcams. Many features from focusing assistant to off-chip frame integration and image stabilization, polar align assistant, relative go-to for non goto equatorial mounts, powerful scripting language for automatic frame capture, mosaic capture feature, etc. [also in French]
Astronomical Ring for Access to Spectroscopy ( ARAS )
ARAS is an informal group of volunteers who aim to promote cooperation between professional and amateur astronomers in the field of spectroscopy. The purpose of ARAS in fostering the participation of amateur astronomers in scientific projects in the field of spectroscopy is not to implement and coordinate observing campaigns. This is the role of astronomy research scientists, laboratories or international consortiums. ARAS will however attempt to consolidate the acquired data into a web database and will ensure that the quality of its data is compatible with scientific processing methods. ARAS was held from 6 to 11 May 2003 by the 8th "Ecole d'Astrophysique d'Oléron, France" and organized by Jean-Pierre Rozelot ("Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur", France), under the aegis of the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS). This session essentially focused on the theme "Astrophysics Tools for Cooperation between Amateur and Professional Astronomers", with special emphasis on spectrography. It demonstrated that amateurs can make a useful contribution to observation in a broad range of fields. [also in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish]
Soissonnais Astronomical Association ( Amateur AAS-France )
Association Astronomique du Soissonnais. [in French]
Astrobel ( Astronomy at Belfort, France )
French amateur organization. CCD photos and images processing, Moon, planetary with modified quickcam, Solar eclipse of the 08/11/99, Celestron C8 telescope, Amateur meeting. [Site in English / French]
Northern lights chaser ( D. Cantin )
About 300 photos of the northern lights taken about 100km around Quebec city, Canada. [also in French]
CcdBazar ( CCD Amateurs )
This site carries information about usage of CCD by amateurs for astronomical photography. [mostly in French]
Ciel d'Anjou ( ACA )
[in French]
NITSCHELM, Christian ( Antwerp University )
High resolution spectroscopy, Spectroscopic binaries, Photometry, beta Pictoris stars, Total solar eclipses, Solar corona, History of Astronomy. [also in French]
Astronomical CCD Imaging
Includes a section with a CCD Galaxy Atlas.
Astronomical CCD Imaging
Includes a section with a CCD Galaxy Atlas.
Observation of the Sun with a spectroheliograph
Description of an amateur realization: a spectroheliograph with linear CCD, by Phil Rousselle. Archives: full disk images of the Sun (H-alpha an ionized calcium lines), synoptic maps of sunspots and filaments, etc. [French and english pages].
AstroViewer - quick orientation in the night sky
AstroViewer is a Java applet, that helps you to find your way in the night sky quickly and easily.
AstroViewer allows you to:
  • display a sky map
    • for any time,
    • for any position on Earth,
  • find out the names and other information about the celestial bodies (stars, planets, etc.) on the display,
  • find celestial bodies,
  • find constellations,
  • display a map of the solar system.
Atlas Coelestis ( Felice Stoppa )
History of sky mapping directed by Felice Stoppa. [in Italian]
WARNOCK, Archibald ( A/WWW Enterprises )
Bad Astronomy
Discusses common misconceptions about astronomy in the media and other sources. Includes narrative, sometimes humorous descriptions of misconceptions in astronomy with an explanation of what the correct idea is.
Bentec Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces
Polymer Optics Manufacturing and free optical software illustrating Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces.
Planetary Nebulae Observer's Home Page
The web site for almost everything related to observations of Planetary Nebulae. Hundreds of images and over 1000 observing reports in addition to many special articles. Links to other PN related sites and databases.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ( MNRAS )
The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society is published for the Society by Blackwell Science Limited. The Journal publishes the results of original research in the positional and dynamical astronomy, astrophysics, radio astronomy, cosmology, space research and the design of astronomical instruments.
Astronomy & Geophysics ( Royal Astronomical Society )
Astronomy & Geophysics is a journal for the publication of serious scientific papers on a range of subjects within the remit of the Royal Astronomical Society: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics and the history of these topics. Astronomy & Geophysics also focuses on topical items, reports of meetings, science in the news and acts as a forum for discussion of all matters of interest to professional astronomers and geophysicists. Astronomy & Geophysics is the House Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society and as such records the business of the Society and informs Fellows of Council matters.
A resource for science information, studies, research and discoveries.
Asociacion Colombiana De estudios Astronomicos ( ACDA )
ACDA is a non profit amateur association devoted to the research and popularization of Astronmy in Colombia. [in Spanish]
Light pollution education.
Brooks/Cole Astronomy Resource Center
Links which are useful to teachers and students of astronomy.Also, an Online Studyguide for the Wadsworth text: Foudations of Astronomy, Fourth edition, by Michael Seeds.
Astronomy Chat Room Listings
Xephem: An Interactive Ephemeris for X Windows/Motif ( XEPHEM )
Xephem is an interactive astronomical ephemeris program for X Windows systems. It computes heliocentric, geocentric and topocentric information for celestial objects. Xephem has built-in support for all planets; the moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Earth and Mars' central meridian longitude. Xephem supports objects in heliocentric or Earth orbit given the appropriate elements. Sample databases of over 16000 objects are included in the release kit. Xephem generates data in configurable tabular forms and in several detailed graphical formats. Xephem can plot and list all data fields and can be programmed to search for arbitrary circumstances. Xephem can serve as the control point for automated telescopes and can connect to auxiliary database servers in real-time via named streams pipes (UNIX fifos).
Closer To Truth
Closer To Truth television series and Web site brings together leading scientists and scholars to debate how the Universe began, and how it may possibly end.
Coelum, Mensile di Astronomia Scienza e Telescopi
European astronomical monthly magazine [in Italian].
Puckett Observatory
Company Seven Astro-Optics Division
Company Seven Astro-Optics Division is a firm that is involved in the design, manufacture, resale, and service of astronomical telescopes and related systems. Credentials include support of mission critical aspects of the NASA International Comet Halley Watch, the Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission, and a variety of Defense and Law Enforcement projects.
The Company sponsors a showroom and museum displaying rare new and antique telescopes, binoculars, and optics in Laurel, Maryland, U.S.A.
Links to Relativistic Starflight ( RFS )
This is a list of links to all known relativistic flight simulators. There are a variety of technologies in use.
American Association of Amateur Astronomers ( AAAA )
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers. welcomes all individuals interested in astronomy of any level of expertise, from novice to nationally recognized expert. Interests range from observing and astrophotography to CCD imaging and armchair astronomy.
Informationen über Sonne, Mond, Finsternisse für beliebige Orte in Graphiken und Tabellen. Hilfetexte in deutsch. [in German].
Galileo astrologer
Special issue of the journal 'Cosmos and Culture' published from Bath Spa University (UK). It is a source-book containing all relevant primary and secondary-source material, including much translated from the Italian and Latin into English for the first time.
CyberSky is an educational astronomy program that transforms a personal computer into a personal planetarium. CyberSky provides an excellent way to learn about astronomy and to explore the wonders of the sky visible in the distant past, the present, and the far-off future.
Cyprus Astronomical Society
Cyprus Astronomical Society was established in 1990 by a group of professional and amateur astronomers living in Cyprus.
IRIS ( CyTeg )
IRIS is a program complex for processing and analysis of large arrays of research data (in particular, images). It is a researcher's toolbox to decide a lot of concrete problems. IRIS is oriented towards the researchers: scientists, engineers, graduate students, students, etc.
Main features of IRIS are simplicity of use, flexibility, possibility of integration with other applications (advanced OLE and DLL-interface).
Native formats processed by IRIS, are FITS, SBIG, BMP. There is the possibility to include support of additional data formats without recompiling IRIS.
Great Astronomers ( brief biographies )
General information about some famous astronomers.
Internet Tools Summary
DFM Engineering, Inc. of All Astronomy Products and Instrumentation
DFM Engineering, Inc.: Dealer and Sales Support Specialists of All Astronomy Products and Instrumentation Including: Telescopes, Lidar Scanners, Computer Control Systems, Telescope Retrofit Control Systems, Custom Products and Optics.
Astronomical Society of Rowan County
Astronomy club located in Salisbury North Carolina. Founded June 1981 to encourage the public to explore science, with a focus on teaching astronomy fundamentals to children, club members, and the interested public.
Gov Aker Observatory at Discovery Park
Gov Aker Observatory-Offers a variety of educational programs, interactive astronomy exhibits, a working 20-inch optical reflecting telescope.
Astronomy for Kids
Solar Terrestrial Activity Report
The Solar Terrestrial Activity Report has an overview of current solar activity as well as this activity's effect on Earth's geomagnetic field. The report is primarily aimed at radio listeners. Solar cycle and solar wind information is part of the report.
Hypermedia Issues And Applications
State of the Art Review on Hypermedia Issues And Applications, by V. Balasubramanian, Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey ( Chapter 1: Hypertext - An Introduction, Chapter 2: Implementation Issues, Chapter 3: Database Issues, Chapter 4: User Interface Issues, Chapter 5: Information Retrieval Issues, Chapter 6: Integration Issues, Chapter 7: Applications, Chapter 8: A Systematic Approach To User Interface Design For A Hypertext Framework. Postscript version available (tar'ed and compressed)
Earth and Sky
This is a weekly on-line publication for the public to learn more about Earth science and astronomy. It consists of transcripts of radio programs aired daily on the Earth & Sky Radio Series, which is hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block. The series broadcasts on more than 500 stations in the United States and on a variety of other stations across the globe.
EARTHWORKS is a world leading on-line database of career opportunities for: space/planetary scientists, remote sensing/GIS staff, geocomputing specialists, climate/atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, geophysicists, seismologists, environmental scientists, geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, petroleum scientists/engineers and hydrologists/hydrogeologists in the academic, space, water, upstream oil and gas, civil and mining sectors with particular focus on North America, the UK, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa.
The European Incoherent SCATter Scientific Association ( EISCAT )
The EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organisation operating three incoherent scatter radar systems, at UHF (931 MHz), VHF (224 MHz) and 500 MHz, in Northern Scandinavia. It is funded and operated by the research councils of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Elsevier Science publishers
General Information from Elsevier Science: The Elsevier Science Internet Journal and Book Catalogue, Information on TULIP - The University Licensing Program, About Elsevier Science. Electronic Journals: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems: WWW '94 Conference Proceedings. Current Awareness and Archival Services: ECONbase, Nuclear Physics Electronic. Other Services: Elsevier Science Gopher Server, Elsevier Science FTP Server.
New Astronomy Reviews ( Former title: Vistas in Astronomy )
New Astronomy Reviews publishes review articles in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics: theoretical, observational and instrumental. This international review journal is written for a broad audience of professional astronomers and astrophysicists.
The journal covers solar physics, planetary systems, stellar, galactic and extra-galactic astronomy and astrophysics, as well as cosmology. New Astronomy Reviews reviews research in all wavelength bands, ranging from radio to gamma-ray, as well as computational and laboratory astrophysics.
New Astronomy ( Elsevier )
New Astronomy is fully electronic, available on the World Wide Web. A traditional paper edition is also published. The electronic version is linked to major scientific data centers, such as CDS, ADS, and NED.
New Astronomy aims to publish only the best articles in this field, without page charges, and with a very short publication time. Each field is represented by a specialist Editor who is directly responsible for the review process.
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - School of Cosmic Physics
Free online ephemeris and software library
Online Solar System ephemeris. Free software library to read, write, and interpolate the NASA/JPL ephemeris files, written in C for Linux. Released under the Lesser Gnu Public License v2.1. The site also has educational information on the Solar System.
Europhysics News ( European Physical Society )
ExoScience NEWS ( exoScience Space News )
exoScience provides daily astronomy news in addition to more comprehensive features on major astronomy events.
Bernez's Homepage ( Astro )
Warning: contains some obsolete or mispelled links.
Endless Boundaries
Detailed and easy-to-understand information on the Sun, the nine planets, and several of the planets' moons.
Astronomy Stock Photography ( Stock Pictures related to astronomy and space )
Foto Search Image Library offers over 1 million images in its extensive online archive. It is the digital, online equivalent of a conventional art museum.
Polaris Observatory Association ( POA )
Polaris Observatory Association is a scientific not-for-profit organization with a private observatory in Lockwood Valley, California.
Leicester Astronomical Society ( LAS )
Leicester Astronomical Society meets twice a month at National Space Centre, Leicester UK. Talks, visits, observing session, social events.
FreeTechBooks ( Online computer science books and lecture notes )
This site lists free online computer science books and lecture notes, all of which are freely and legally available over the Internet. All the books listed here are available for free, as they are hosted on websites that belong to the authors or the publishers. Visitors are most welcome to view, download and print the books for private use at no charge.
Orrery: The Solar System in Action ( Orrery )
This site grew as a support resource for Spacetech's Orrery application for RISC OS workstations. It is now replete with educational resources for all platforms, and is kept up to date. The site contains the kind of information that teachers often want to have at their finger tips, because it was written by a teacher who looked for information, and failed to find it.
Astroteam Mariazellerland
Homepage of astronomical club situated in Mariazell, Stmk, Austria.
Instruments : 16" Meade LX200, observation dome 5m in diameter. [also in German]
Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association ( BMAA )
Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is an active astronomy organization of Bucks and Montgomery County colleagues in Pennsylvania. BMAA sponsors Stella-Della-Valley, the annual weekend convention held in October at a dark-sky observing site in upper Bucks County (Ottsville, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles north of PHiladelphia). BMAA numbers about 80 members.
FTP Software Inc
Innovative developer of TCP/IP transports and applications for DOS, Windows and OS/2
Variable Star Observing.
Grupo Astronomico Silos de Zaragoza, Spain ( GAS )
[in Spanish].
Lebanese Amateur Astronomical Society
A Lebanese astronomical society dedicated to the study of astronomical sciences which is open to all people of all ages in Beirut, Lebanon.
Sidewalk Astronomers
A non-profit organization dedicated to public service in Astronomy. In order to help make it possible for the people who live on this planet to see and understand the Universe in which we live, we set up our telescopes in the shopping malls or on the sidewalks of the cities so that people may see the planets and moons of our own solar system.
River Valley Stargazer Online ( A web based Astronomy magazine )
The River Valley Stargazer Online is devoted to the education of Astronomy and weather.
Sirius Astronomy Association ( Constantine, Algeria )
SIRIUS is an Amateur Astronomy Association from Constantine, Algeria, devoted to promote Astronomy and Science, and to establish contact with similar associations.
Evansville Astronomical Society ( Indiana )
Meetings are held monthly at the Wahsiedler Observatory in Lynnville Park, Lynnville Indiana. The Observatory houses a 14" SCT and a 12.5" Newtonian Reflector.
Intijalsu ( Archaeoastronomy )
Intijalsu is the name of a group of Chilean amateur Archaeoastronomers (study of astronomy in ancient civilizations). We study the astronomical characteristics of archaeological sites in South America and especially in Chile. We have now also widened our interest to Ethnoastronomy (study of astronomy in modern societies) which is necessary for a good and realistic understanding of these ancient civilizations.
Philippine Astronomical Society ( PAS )
Features the Philippine Astronomical Society's history, objectives, current activities, etc. Provides lots of pictures showing both astronomical observations and human interests related to astronomy in the Philippines.
Torbay Astronomical Society ( Devon, England )
The Torbay Astronomical Society is based in Torbay, Devon, England. The web site includes information on the 1999 eclipse, for which Torbay will be in the totality zone.
Voyages Through the Universe Site
This site accompanies the introductory college textbook by Fraknoi, Morrison, and Wolff (1997, Harcourt Brace) and includes annotated links, resource lists for beginning astronomy instructors, teaching hints, and more.
Annotated Links to Introductory Astronomy Web Resources
Links organized by 30 subjects; each link gives a brief review.
Satellite Tracker freeware with interface to Meade LX200 Telescope
Satellite Tracker is free Windows software for astronomers which calculates the position of over 1800 satellites. An interface to a Meade LX200 telescope allows automatic tracking and viewing. - Jobs in Higher Education, Science and Research
Post your resume and search for post-docs, postgraduate studentships and jobs in higher education, science and research. Features jobs by email, resume search, and profiles of universities and research institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, United States and New Zealand. Jobs updated daily. Free for job seekers.
Hitachi High Technologies America ( Hitachi HTA )
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. is a manufacturer and provider of high efficiency diffraction gratings. We offer both standard catalog components and custom made to order items.
HobbySpace ( Space related hobbies and activities )
HobbySpace provides information and links to web resources about space related hobbies and activities accessible to non-professionals. The site holds nearly 30 sections that cover such areas as astronomy, amateur SETI, satellite observing, software, space radio, amateur and student satellites, space art and music, and more.
Yellowstone Valley Amateur Astronomers ( YVAA )
Practical Guide to Astronomy
CFD codes list
COX, Andrea ( Beloit College, USA )
The Cepheid Distance Scale: A History
A critical review of the Cepheid distance calibration, from Henrietta Leavitt to the Hipparcos mission.
WARD, John
Astronomy for kids
Learn about the Universe, and join the Junior Astronomers Club.
Event Inventor ( Astronomy and math activities using cross staff & quadrant )
Have FUN learning about the basics of SCIENCE, MATH and TECHNOLOGY while doing INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES.
Astronomy - Learn What's UP This Month
Want to know where, when, and how to find a planet? When's the next meteor shower? Where is the comet?
These pages are updated monthly or as needed.
Written for the beginner to intermediate.
BinoSky - best bets for viewing the night sky through binoculars ( BinoSky )
A guide to the best bets for viewing the night sky through binoculars. Images and maps on consistent scales, with consistent exposures.
ANA data processing package/language ( ANA )
A free, extensive, IDL-like interactive data analysis and display program and language for 32-bit computers, developed and used by the authors for scientific investigation of images of the Sun (but not limited to those). The source code is written in C (with X11) and is (Nov 1998) about 4.2 Mbyte in size, of which 670 kbyte is covered by the manual. The authors use ANA on linux and SGI Irix, and it has also run on DEC OSF and Sun Solaris.
Transition Region And Coronal Explorer ( TRACE )
TRACE will enable solar physicists to study the connections between fine-scale magnetic fields and the associated plasma structures on the Sun in a quantitative way by observing the photosphere, transition region, and corona.
Soft X-Ray Telescope onboard Yohkoh Satellite, ISAS, Japan ( description at LMSAL, USA )
Yohkoh (" Sunbeam" in Japanese) is a satellite of the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) dedicated to high-energy observations of the Sun, specifically of flares and other coronal disturbances
Yohkoh Public Outreach Project ( YPOP )
The Yohkoh Movie Theater (YPOP) is designed to bring you images and movies depicting our nearest star, the Sun, as seen by an X-ray telescope on board the Yohkoh satellite. The YPOP site includes a range of activities for youngsters, parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Sun.
Loch Ness Productions: Planetarium resources
Includes a list of planetarium and planetarium- related Web sites, together with Loch Ness Productions resources for planetaria: shows, original artwork slides, space music CDs and tapes, the LNP Planetarium Compendium (directory of the world's planetaria), and more.
Robinson Lunar Observatory
Information, pictures, observations of amateur observatory plus pages relating to the International Occultation & Timing Association (IOTA).
CCD Spectroscopy at Mais Observatory
This site shows what an amateur with only modest equipment can accomplish in the area of astronomical spectroscopy.
Neos, Phas, asteroids ( Neos Animations )
Neos, Phas animations.
We're the developers of S-PLUS as well as developers and providers of a variety of other tools for statistical and data analysis. We strive to provide you with a variety of online information which will help you work more efficiently and creatively within S-PLUS.
Orbit! 3D On-Line Planetarium ( Orbit! )
Orbit the earth in a realistic VRML environment with moon, sun, planets, galaxy, constellations, thousands of stars, satellite imagery, space flight, and solar eclipses.
Star Maps for visual use
Use the 68 star maps to find the location of the data you are proccessing!
MMI astronomy materials
MMI Corporation provides educational materials and equipment for Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences. Products include A-V materials, models globes, murals, slides, books, portable and permanent planetariums, observatory domes.
Mojave Solar
A private research venture into Solar Physics.
MONOPTEC's Fixed Shutter Dome ( FSD )
MONOPTEC licenses the Fixed Shutter Dome, an enabling technology in observatory enclosures and satellite laser ranging systems. Four FSD's now reside in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Keystone Project.
Shaukat on Moon Sighting ( Earliest Crescent Moon Sighting )
Earliest visibility of moon across the globe, calculated by the latest criterion developed by Shaukat
Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. ( MSSS )
MSSS Viking Image Archive
Provides access to a large fraction of the set of images taken by the Viking orbiters from 1976 to 1980
Cosmology, gravitation, geometry.
Mythical Ireland - 5,000-year-old astronomy
Mythical Ireland explores the Stone Age in the context of astronomy, mythology and art, and reveals how the people of 5,000 years ago were master astronomers, confidently able to predict the solstices and the seasons, and acutely aware of the Metonic Cycle of the Moon and Precession of the Equinoxes.
Design Engineering Technology Digest
The monthly magazine features exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners/contractors that can be applied to develop new/improved products and solve engineering or manufacturing problems. Authored by the engineers or scientists who did the work, the briefs span a wide array of fields, including electronics, physical sciences, materials, computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics/information sciences, and life sciences.
Most briefs offer a Technical Support Package, which explains the technology in greater detail and provides contact points for questions or licensing discussions.
NASA Tech Briefs also contains feature articles on successful NASA spinoffs, profiles of NASA tech transfer resources, news briefs, and application stories. Regular columns describe new patents, industry products, software, and literature.
International weekly journal of science
NatureJobs ( )
Comprehensive international listing of jobs on the Internet, updated weekly.
Neuro One - Neuro Code - neural networks softwares ( NETRAL )
Neuro One is a Windows based neural networks software that handles static, dynamic and hybrid models (feedforward, feedback, NN+knowledge models). All predicted values are associated with a confidence interval. There is a flexible tool to design advanced NN like hybrid models or merged multi-ouputs models, a powerful optimizer for reverse computation (on mono or multi-outputs models), soon in 2004 a module for the design of experiments for non-linear models. Neuro Code is an automatic generator of librairies in C-code : neural networks, Levenberg-Marquardt algorithmes, confidence intervals. The codes runs sucessfully on Pentium and Itanium processors. [also in French]
New Scientist
Planet Science
Night Sky Info ( Amateur site )
Weekly news about the night sky, astronomy articles and observations.
Numerical Recipes
The Numerical Recipes (NR) books are developed by Numerical Recipes Software and published by Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Thanks to special permission from Cambridge University Press, the complete Numerical Recipes books in C, Fortran 77, and Fortran 90 On-Line, are available on-line, free, in both PostScript and PDF formats.
SIRENE Observatory & Association ( SIRENE )
Public amateur observatory delivering facilities for star parties and private observations (groups or individuals); various telescopes available, among them a 24" reflector and a coronograph. A 48" reflector is due for 2004. Sited in the South of France, at 1200 meters heigh (400 feet), with dark skies guaranteed. [in French]
Observatory Domes
Oklahoma City Astronomy Club ( OKcAC )
The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club exists to provide an enjoyable opportunity to explore the science of astronomy.
Omaha Astronomical Society
Website of the Omaha Astronomical Society.
Omega Optical, Inc
Omega Optical manufactures interference filters for astronomical applications from the deep UV to the far IR. Image quality interference filters are offered to many standard designs. Also produced are UVBRI sets from colored glasses. Optical fabrication facilities permit specialized fabrication with reasonable build times.
Digital Archive of Historical Astronomy Pictures ( DAHAP )
A collection of images from the history of astronomy, for use in research and teaching.
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver Centre ( RASC Vancouver Centre )
RASCVC is a chapter of RASC based in Vancouver, BC. It is also incorporated as a Society in the Province of BC. In addition to receiving RASC National publications members receive a bi-monthly newsletter NOVA. Members' Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month with a guest speaker. Members may borrow books and CD ROMS from an extensive library, access the telescope loaner program, attend starparties, and meet and learn from other enthusiasts.
RASCVC operates CARO, the Canadian Amateur Research Observatory, which while primarily devoted to supernova search is also available for other suitable research projects. CARO uses a 16 inch Meade LX200 SCT with a CCD camera.
PERiod ANalysis SOftware ( PERANSO )
PERANSO is a Windows based period analysis software offering advanced features for period error and period accuracy determination, next to Fourier based methods (Lomb-Scargle, DCDFT, Bloomfield, ...) and others (PDM, Jurkewich, Dworetsky, ...). In addition, the software provides methods for extremum finding (Kwee-van Woerden), etc.
Physics 24/7 ( Physics Help )
Access physics articles, sets of solved problems, interactive quizzes, homework help.
Includes discussion forums, 'Ask the Experts' system, and many educational and reference resources.
Ipswich School Astronomical Society ( ISAS )
Ipswich School Astronomical Society is a school club that was set up in 1998. Members are aged between 11 and 17 and meet weekly in the physics department of the school.
Portable Planetariums Home
Our Portable Planetarium Models are more than a common Portable Planetarium, because they can show in 360 degrees images of other sciences as paleontology, geology, history, with our Projection Cylinders. It is a portable display system, affordable, versatile, educational environment. They are ideal for significant educational activities, that can be presented in any covered space larger than 6 m wide and 3 m high -20x10 ft. [also in Chinese, Russian and Spanish]
Vaulx-en-Velin Planetarium
[in French]
Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos.
Views Of The Solar System
Views of the Solar System presents a multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more.
Society for Popular Astronomy ( SPA )
The Society for Popular Astronomy brings astronomy to everyone. Formed in 1953 as the Junior Astronomical Society, the SPA publishes a quaterly magazine Popular Astronomy.
Quantum Image Processing
Quantum Image, Image restoration software for Microsoft Windows platforms.
Space Weather Software Applications
Software application to graph current space weather data from NOAA GOES satellites and other data sources. An interactive map of the sun showing locations of current active regions.
Radio astronomie d'amateur
Personal page about amateur radio-astronomy, mainly concerning the sun.Contains schematics tips on how to begin, photographs, records of solar activity. [in french and english].
Radio-Sky Publishing
Radio-Sky Publishing endeavors to provide amateur radio-astronomers with the resources they need to begin investigations of the radio universe, in the form of books, software, and web based information.
Robert Lentz's Astronomy Resources
LENTZ, Robert A.
Education and Informational resources for general public; Computer Aided Instruction
Linux for Astronomy CDROM project ( LfA )
Collections of Astronomical software for the Linux (x86) operating system. Includes AIPS, GIPSY, MIRIAD, MIDAS,IRAF, NEMO, STSDAS, PROS, TABLES, SAOimage, FTOOLS, PGPLOT, Karma, StarLab, R, Xephem, and many more. All packages are prebuilt and install with a mouse click.
Astrobiology Web
AstroSci - Astronomy and Science Education ( Astronomy Education Resource )
A list of educational resources for teachers and students.
Interactive Data Language from Research Systems, Inc. ( IDL )
IDL, Interactive Data analysis Language, is a complete package for the interactive reduction, analysis, and visualization of scientific data and images. Optimized for the workstation environment, IDL integrates a responsive array oriented language with numerous data analysis methods and an extensive variety of two and three dimensional displays into a powerful tool for researchers. IDL supports an extensive data import capability, publication quality hard copy output, and user-defined Motif graphical user interfaces. Users can create complex visualizations in hours instead of weeks with the aid of IDL's high level capabilities and interactive environment. IDL is useful in physics, astronomy, image and signal processing, mapping, medical imaging, statistics, and other disciplines requiring visualization of large amounts of data.
The pages include technical information about IDL, distributor information, a gallery of images that you can download, and links to the IDL ftp site. A number of scientific visualization products. (ftp)
IDL Astronomy Library
Societe d'Astronomie de Nantes ( SAN )
[in French].
Scientific American
Increase your science IQ with a cool science fact sent to your email each workday. From cloning to nanotechnology and from global warming to fundamental physical principles: interesting, relevant and comprehensive science facts for curious minds 5 to 105 years old.
Sciencejobs database of New Scientist
The New Scientist recruitment database offers a comprehensive listing of current scientific, technological and academic vacancies available on the Web.
Scope Mall ( Astronomy buyers forum and Vendor directory )
A place for astronomers to quickly locate vendors and suppliers of key astronomical equipment.
The Sirius Stargazers Club ( Michigan, USA )
Our organization provides free viewing to the public through our 20" reflecting telescope and our 6" refractor. We also provide a large educational library of DVD's pertaining to space, science, and math purchased from NASA. The DVD's are free to check out. Our site also includes activites such as bi-weekly star parties, model rocketry, mirror grinding and polishing. We are also working on plans to build a 36" reflecting telescope for our members and the community.
SkyWatch ( Astronomical Alarm Clock )
SkyWatch sends its subscribers a daily email message with information on important astronomical events that can be observed from their location. These events include meteor showers, satellite passes and eclipses. Subscribers also receive a weekly report with Sun and Moon rise/set times.
Sky & Telescope
Sky Online, a service of Sky & Telescope magazine, is designed for astronomy enthusiasts at all levels of interest. It features excerpts from Sky & Telescope and CCD Astronomy magazines, tips for backyard skygazers, reviews of telescopes and accessories, a weekly astronomical news bulletin, calendar of upcoming star parties and amateur conventions, downloadable BASIC programs, links to other sites, and more.
Sky View Cafe ( SVC )
Sky View Cafe is a Java applet you can use to get localized star charts, ecliptic charts, rise and set times of the Sun, Moon, and planets, Moon phases, and many other bits of astronomical data in a very interactive way.
Constellation Photos
Northern Hemisphere Constellation Photos and photos of Hale-Bopp Comet. All photos taken with 400 asa film and a 50mm lens.
Views Of The Solar System
Views Of The Solar System has been created as an educational tour of the solar system. It contains images and information about the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids found within the solar system. The image processing for many of the images was done by Calvin J. Hamilton.
Solar Voyager
Solar Voyager is an educational site featuring information about our solar system, along with interesting space artwork.
Space Careers
Space Careers is a highly targeted niche site for engineers and technical professionals of the space industry and has now become the reference website for employment in this sector. Hundreds of space jobs, a resume bank of space professionals and the largest space industry directory are available on Space Careers. [partly in French]
Space Jobs
SPACE JOBS is a career advertising venue for employment opportunities in the Space Industry - worldwide. It is a free service for "Job Seekers" and provides both on-line search capabilities and an e-mail subscription to receive job postings as they arrive.
Solar Terrestrial Dispatch ( STD )
The Solar Terrestrial Dispatch (STD) provides information regarding the state of the Sun and its effect on the Earth and the space environment near the Earth.
STD's primary responsibility is to provide support and time-critical solar and geophysical information to institutions and individuals who require this information. For this purpose, STD monitors solar and geophysical conditions in real-time and provides e-mail (and other) distribution of numerous services.
STD Aurora Monitor
STD Aurora Monitor is an interactive program that allows the user to post questions and auroral activity observations to others on the Internet. Find out when the latest Aurora is visible in your area. Also monitor Solar activity and global weather conditions in real-time using satellite imagery. Even see the different phases of the moon. Free trial software available.
SpaceWander Virtual Space Trip
Fly to Mars, Visit Jupiter and the Hubble deep space pictures...
SpaceWander is a multimedia tour of space. It's free and it's fun for all ages. Includes links for advanced users, telescopes, field guides, and information about real space travel.
Solar Physics
Solar Physics was founded in 1967 and is the principal journal for the publication of the results of fundamental research on the Sun. The journal treats all aspects of solar physics, ranging from the internal structure of the Sun and its evolution to the outer corona and solar wind in interplanetary space. Papers on solar-terrestrial physics and on stellar research are also published when their results have a direct bearing on our understanding of the Sun.
Jandel Scientific Software
Jandel Scientific offers PC-based software to aid researchers in many areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Jandel products include SigmaPlot graphics software, SigmaStat statistical software, TableCurve 2D and 3D curvefitting software, and SigmaScan image measurement and analysis software. In business since 1982, Jandel serves nearly 100,000 customers, many in astronomy and related disciplines.
Starlab Planetarium
Free educational materials from NASA, JPL, and other resources. Starlab Planetarium.
Astrophotography by Matt BenDaniel
Color images of Nebulae and other objects at optical wavelengths, using Astro-Physics refractors, medium format film, and highly refined image processing.
Starry Estate Amateur Observatory ( Amateur photographies )
My website is dedicated to astrophotography of the night sky.
A 3D software planetarium. 3D renderings of 2 million stars, galaxies, nebulae, the milky way and more. Includes several educative tutorials.
Stellaris is a shareware program for MS Windows. It displays the night sky and the solar system, plots various user-definable graphs and displays space images. Various utilities are also included (e.g. astronomical calculator).
Astronomical Image Library
We're undertaking the task of indexing the wealth of astronomical images available on the Internet. To use the service, you just have to go to the URL mentioned and type the name of the object you are looking for. If our database knows where an image of this object is located, you just have to click on the resulting link(s) to obtain a picture of it. We're currently indexing approximately 15,000 images and more are being added regularly.
San Antonio Astronomical Observers Group
Ideal for the amateur astronomer and space exploration enthusiasts, we are neighbours in the San Antonio Metro area who share your interests and are there to help you learn more about the night sky and your telescope, to share ideas and enjoy each other's company.
The Pilot Group ( Systems for Astronomy )
The Pilot Group has expertise in the design, engineering, and construction of distinctive systems with significant technology content in which our core competency includes custom and semi-custom telescopes and mounts. Our sample mount includes >35°/sec axis rate, >25°/sec2 acceleration, and sidereal tracking better than 0.15 arc seconds.
The Scientist
Newspaper for the Life Sciences Professional.
Jobs at Thingamajob
Search the Engineering jobs in your area by browsing through your state's job listings.
Deep-sky.Org includes deep-sky images, taken by well known astrophotographers from around the world. It features a large and complete graphical Messier object reference.
HighBridge Hills Northern Lights ( Educational Center Astronomy's Camp )
This astronomers paradise is an all inclusive resort in northern Wisconsin for Kids, families and adults. A week full of hands on astronomy education and observing every night.
Grupo Universitario de Investigaciones Astronómicas, USB ( GUIA, USB )
[in Spanish]
RYABOV, Boris ( VIRAC, Latvia )
Planetary researches in Kazakhstan ( Planlab )
The studies of planets and other solar system bodies are described on a base of the researches in Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Physics of Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute (Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan).
Tycho Brahe
Website that describes life and scientific work of Tycho Brahe. Maintained by the Tycho Brahe museum at Ven.
Universe Today
Space exploration news brought to you from around the Internet, updated daily.
Deep Sky Database
The Deep Sky Database is an online resource for building customized observing lists. The database is the Saguaro Astronomy Club's database which consists of over 10,000 deep sky objects and includes valuable observing notes.
South East Essex Astronomical Society ( SEEAS )
The South East Essex Astronomical Society (SEEAS) was wound up on 7th of May 2004, but the web site remains for historical purposes.
MathSource -- Mathematica Software ( Wolfram Research, Inc. )
This site contains all material available through MathSource. The General directory contains items of general interest to the Mathematica community, such as administrative info, MathGroup archives, Mathematica tutorials, MathSource information, utility programs, and Mathematica tips. The Enhancements directory contains items that enhance the functionality of Mathematica beyond the capabilities of the basic kernel. Items in the Applications directory deal with the application of Mathematica to specific problems or subject areas. The subcategories group related items together into manageable sizes. Subcategories under Applications include: Audio, Chemistry, Complexity, Computer Science, Data-Tables, Economics-Finance, Education, Engineering, Geography, Graphics, Life Science, Material Science, Math, and Physics. Books supplements, periodicals, journals, press-announcements, bibliographical information, Mathematica documentation, and the like are all stored in the Publications directory.
Mathematica - Scientific Astronomer
A comprehensive astronomy package for Mathematica.
Southern Nights Astronomical League of Florida ( Southern Nights )
The Southern Nights Astronomical League of Florida provides a one-stop resource to astronomy in Florida.
Southern Nights provides a forum for all Florida astronomical organizations, planetaria, observatories, and educators to coordinate and promote astronomy, astronomical events and light pollution abatement efforts within the State of Florida, so that needless dupication of efforts and potential conflicting event schedules might be avoided.
YAHOO: List of Astronomy Resources
YAHOO: List of Astronomical Organizations

cz (Czech Republic)

Czech Astronomical Society
Czech Astronomical Society (CAS) is a voluntary association of professional and amateur astronomers and friends of astronomy and related sciences and also corporate members in the Czech Republic. CAS was founded on December 8, 1917 in Prague. [also in Czechoslovak]
StarClock: Stellar evolution
StarClock 2.0 is a simple free program for PC/DOS machines with VGA graphics that animates stellar evolution in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. Based on a grid of models computed recently at Geneva Observatory.
The Munipack is a photometry package for a long time series of CCD images. The Unix/DOS version is available. It was originated from a daophot aperture routines. Now, it uses a new core of a robust statistical estimators, routine for matching of CCD images, auto-flat-field, sum of many files and etc. It is designated to a masive processing a lot of images.
Astronomical Institute Ondrejov, Prague ( Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic )
The Institute's research is carried in five research departments: Solar Physics, Stellar Physics, Interplanetary Matter Department, Near-Earth Space Physics, and Dynamical Astronomy.
Library and Information Services in Astronomy IV ( LISA IV )
The fourth conference on Library and Information Services in Astronomy (LISA IV) will be held from July 2-5, 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic, and will be hosted by the Charles University.
Charles University Prague, Astronomical Institute
The site of the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague provides information about personnel, research, and lectures.
Klet Observatory ( Czech Republic )
Information about Klet Observatory research programme: discovery of minor planets, publications, images of minor planets and comets.

dE ()

Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik ( MPE, Garching )

de (Germany)

Astronomy and Astrophysics Library ( AAL )
The "Astronomy and Astrophysics Library" (AAL) is devoted to monographs on subjects encompassing all aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. The spectrum covers everything from experimental and observational techniques to the most elaborate theoretical models, be it for extraterrestrial physics or related to the origin of the universe.
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam ( AIP )
The Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP) is a research institute with two main directions of research activity:
  • Cosmic Magnetic Fields, Solar- and Stellar Activity
  • Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notices ( News in Astronomy and Astrophysics )
AN is the oldest astronomical journal of the world that is still being published. In its renewed appearance it is intended to serve as a supplement in all fields of astrophysical research including instrumentation, numerical methods, solar and stellar astrophysics, extragalactic and cosmological research. It can be used also for refereed workshop proceedings.
STEINMETZ, Matthias ( Astrophysical Institute Potsdam )
Wolfgang-Amadeus, The University of Vienna Twin Automatic Photoelectric Telescope ( APT )
We operate two robotic 75-cm telescopes for photoelectric photometry at Fairborn Observatory in the Sonoran desert near Tucson, Arizona. Not only are the telescopes automatic, but the observatory itself is automatic. A site-control computer monitors weather sensors, operates the observatory roof, and provides a nightly report to the observatory staff, who are located in Vienna, Austria.
STRASSMEIER, Klaus G. ( Potsdam )
Stellar magnetic activity, Doppler imaging, robotic telescopes.
Das Team von besteht aus engagierten Amateurastronomen, die es sich zum Ziel gesetzt haben, eine sinnvolle Ergänzung des bislang vorhandenen Informationsangebotes im deutschsprachigen Internet zu schaffen. Wir möchten - Einsteigern durch unparteiische Beratung helfen - die kommerzielle Seite der Astronomie, d.h. den Teleskop- und Zubehörmarkt im Internet durchsichtig machen - eine gute Startseite für ausgedehnte Surftouren schaffen - für Einsteiger die englischen Astro-News des Internets übersetzen und erläutern - Amateurastronomen untereinander in Kontakt bringen, - Amateuren eine Möglichkeit bieten, eigene Beiträge zum Informationsangebot zu liefern. [in German]
German Astronomical Directory
Links and addresses to planetaria, observatories and clubs in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
WEGHORN, Hans ( Berufsakademie Stuttgart )
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY )
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft und Raumfahrt ( DLR )
DLR is Germany's national aerospace center as well as the national space agency.
European Space Operations Centre ( ESA/ESOC )
ESOC is the satellite control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is responsible for the operations of all satellites and related ground stations and communications network.
Berlin Meteorology Institute ( MET, Freie Universität Berlin )
The Department of Meteorology at the Free University of Berlin WWW server offers an index of sources for meteorological data on the Internet sorted by continent, manner of data and server-type. In addition they provide weather observations from Berlin and Meteosat pictures received from the University of Nottingham. For users from the FU Berlin they also offer latest radar images. They have links to other servers with interesting documents. [in German]
Astronomical software clock ( MAXCLOCK )
The high-precision astronomical clock displays various sidereal and solar time signals(for Greenwich and other selectable site), equation of equinoxes, Julian dates in UT1 and ET, Delta-T, Sun and Moon in aequatorial and ecliptic coordinates(milliarcsec-accuracy), and issues announcements for solstices, equinoxes, and Moon phases.
Large Angle and Spectrographic Coronagraph for SOHO ( LASCO/SOHO )
This instrument monitors the solar corona above the Sun's limb in a similar way as we perceive the corona during a solar eclipse. It produces images of the corona in the visible spectrum and with distance off the Sun's center ranging from 1.1 to 32 solar radii.
Göttingen Univ. Observatory ( Universität Sternwarte Göttingen )
information (research activities, preprints, history of the institute ...) about the observatory of the University at Goettingen. [also in German]
Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen - Preprints
How to present rotation curves of Galaxies ? ( Galaxy Rotation Curves )
An alternative way to present astronomical data by combining atlas and catalog features: The Galaxy Wanted Poster. The Halpha and NII spectra of nearby spiral edge-on galaxies reveal next to their redshift velocities their individual kinetic fingerprints. Such velocity slices or rotation curves are correlated to the morphological properties of these objects. Based on a sample of 59 galaxies of the southern hemisphere a small rotation curve atlas has been compiled which allows fast comparison between visual and spectral observations.
GeoAstro Applet Collection
Interactive Java applets display the position of sun and moon on the horizon for any date, time and location. The times of rise and setting, twilight, the declination, hour angle, the equation of time and more data are computed.
Sun, Moon & Earth Applet
This interactive Java applet displays the positions of sun and moon for any date, time and location on the horizon, and on a world map with day and night regions. The times of rise and setting, the declination, the Greenwich Hour Angle of sun and moon, the equation of time and more data are computed.
Amateur German site on Stars and Planets
[in German]
WEGA - Interessantes aus Astronomie und Raumfahrt ( Astronomical Online Journal - in German )
The server hosts the homepage of the online journal WEGA - Interessantes aus Astronomie und Raumfahrt. The main content are news and articles of astronomical themes for the general public. [in German].
Top 20 amateur astro photos
Amateur Astro Gallery with detailed description of equipment used and cross-reference.
Munich Astro Archive ( MAA )
Astronomy for everyone. Collections of software, astronomical catalogues, stellar data and more is available.
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) ( MPG, Golm )
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)  was established to pursue research in gravitational physics, especially general relativity and quantum gravity.   Its research is organized into four divisions, each of which addresses a particular subject: geometric analysis and gravitation, astrophysical relativity, quantum gravity and unified theories and laser interferometry and gravitational wave astronomy (Teilinstitut Hannover). [also in German]
International Max-Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the University of Munich ( IMPRS )
Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie ( MPAe )
The Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie (MPAe) is one of the over sixty institutes for basic research run by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. The fields of research comprise the near earth space (atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere) and extend into the interplanetary space as far as the sun and to other planets, comets and asteroids.
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik ( MPA, Garching )
Binary Star Conferences in the near future ( list maintained at MPA )
MPA Galaxy Formation Group: Preprints
MPA Gravitational Lensing Group: Preprints
Mining the Sky ( MPA/ ESO/ MPE Joint Astronomy Conference )
A Conference held in Garching, Germany, July 31 - August 4, 2000.
This meeting aimed to investigate methods for the numerical and statistical analysis of astronomical datasets with particular emphasis on the manipulation of the very large databases arising from both existing and forthcoming projects, as well as current large-scale computer simulation studies. Review speakers gave overviews of cutting-edge methods applicable in the area of astronomical data-mining. Case-studies demonstrated the interplay between these techniques and interesting astronomical problems. Targetted talks presented current results, and there were also opportunities for participants to contribute shorter talks or posters.
GADOTTI, Dimitri Alexei ( MPA-Garching )
BUlge/Disk Decomposition Analysis ( BUDDA )
Budda is a Fortran code developed by Drs. Ronaldo Eustáquio de Souza, Dimitri Alexei Gadotti, and Sandra dos Anjos (Astronomy Department, São Paulo Univ.) to perform a detailed structural analysis on galaxy images. It is simple to use and it gives reliable estimates of bulge and disk structural parameters. Moreover, it has a powerful ability to reveal hidden sub-structures, like inner disks, secondary bars and nuclear rings.
BRAITHWAITE, J. ( MPI für Astrophysik, Garching )
Research interests: magnetic fields in stars.
Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
MPE Garching site for COMPTEL ( onboard Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory )
Local project documentation and utilities as well as collaboration-wide information sources are maintained by the MPE COMPTEL people for: COMPTEL Data Reduction Group work: documents, scientific results and utilities used by the data analysts, the processing team and the scientists. COMPASS software system work : technical and management documents, used and maintained by the MPE software team. the local computing environment : documents on system configuration, maintained by the MPE/RZG software team. MPE - COMPTEL People Matters: the weekly activity list individual 'home pages'
X-Ray Astronomy Data Center at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics ( MPE )
Research activities, data center services, and databases related to the X-ray satellite ROSAT at the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics.
Roentgen Satellite (X-ray satellite) operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany.
ROSAT All Sky Survey ( RASS at MPE )
The ROSAT All-Sky X-ray Survey was obtained during 1990/1991 using the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) in combination with the ROSAT X-ray Telescope (XRT).
Heidelberg MPI for Nuclear Physics ( MPIK )
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik is located at Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded by Wolfgang Gentner as a research centre for nuclear physics in 1958. The present major research areas include nuclear and particle physics, space science, cosmic ray research and other topics. [also in German]
Cosmic rays, gamma rays, and neutrinos ( categorized list of links to experiments and institutions )
A categorized list of links to experiments and institutions in the areas of cosmic rays, gamma rays, and neutrinos.
High Energy Stereoscopic System Project ( HESS )
H.E.S.S. is a next-generation system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. The name emphasizes two main features of the proposed installation, namely the simultaneous observation of air showers with several telescopes, under different viewing angles, and the combination of telescopes to a large system to increase the effective detection area for gamma rays. H.E.S.S. will allow to explore gamma-ray sources with intensities at a level of a few thousandth parts of the flux of the Crab nebula. H.E.S.S. is located in Namibia, near the Gamsberg, an area well known for its excellent optical quality. The first of the four telescopes of Phase I of the H.E.S.S. project went into operation in Summer 2002; all four should be complete by 2004.
The GALLEX experiment was performed by an international collaboration headed by MPIK Heidelberg. GALLEX measured the solar neutrino flux produced inside the Sun by proton-proton fusion. As target for neutrino capture, a large amount (30 tons) of the rare element Gallium in form of an aqueous solution of Galliumtrichloride was used. To protect the detector from the interfering cosmic radiation one must go deep underground. Hence the experiment was carried out under the shielding of Italy's highest mountain outside the Alps, the Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region.
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie ( MPIA, Heidelberg )
The MPIA operates the Calar Alto Observatory as well as conducting research in different areas of astronomy and astrophysics including star formation, extragalactic objects, astrophysical theory, and instrumentation development. [also in German]
Calar Alto Observatory ( Centro Astronomico Hispano-Aleman )
The German-Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto is located in the Sierra de Los Filabres in Southern Spain. It operates four telescopes with apertures from 1.2m to 3.5m as well as a Schmidt reflector. A 1.5m-telescope is operated under the control of the Observatory of Madrid.
Calar Alto Observatory - Schedules for all telescopes
Current schedules for telescopes at the Calar Alto Observatory of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie.
statnet ( Neural network code )
This is a flexible feed-forward neural network code for data modelling, such as automated classification. The code incorporates a conjugate gradient optimizer and weight decay regularisation.
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie ( MPIfR, Bonn )
Colloquium schedule (KOLLOQUIUMSPLANUNG -- Diese Planungsdatei ist LAN-öffentlich und über Internet zugänglich via 'anonymes ftp')
Effelsberg Radio Telescope ( MPIfR )
The Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) operates the world's largest movable radio telescope, a 100-m single-dish near Effelsberg, 40 km south of Bonn, Germany.
European Pulsar Network Data Archive ( EPN data archive )
The European Pulsar Network is maintaining an archive of published data: the database consists largely of pulse profiles but may in the future contain pulse time-of-arrival measurements.
GCNEWS - A Newsletter for Galactic Center Research
GCNews is subscribed to by more than 250 astronomers and contains abstracts of recently submitted papers as well as a few original articles which revolve around the Galactic Center (GC).
GCNEWS features articles on the GC which are of general interest, information about upcoming conferences and other news related to the GC. The Newsletter appears quarterly in printable form and as Web-pages - a Newsflash is distributed by email whenever new abstracts are received.
The XXXIIIYoung European Radio Astronomers Conference 2003 ( YERAC )
The XXXIII YERAC was hosted by the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) in Bonn on September 16-19, 2003.
ZENSUS, Anton ( MPIfR )
Director at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany.
MUDERS, Dirk ( MPIfR )
FALCKE, Heino ( Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn )
Scientific Home Page with complete publication record and links to all articles. Research keywords: AGN, quasars, low-luminosity AGN (LLAGN), compact radio cores, linear and circular polarization, Galactic Center, Sgr A*, Seyferts, jets, accretion disks, black holes, VLBI, VLA, HST.
JUNKES, Norbert ( MPIfR Bonn )
PREIBISCH, Thomas ( MPIfR, Bonn )
WALSH, Wilfred ( MPIfR )
Astronomisches Institut der Ruhr-Universitt Bochum ( AI-RUB )
Local information about the institute, the research groups and actual Astro-News. There also is an Astro-Flame-Wall.
HUETTEMEISTER, Susanne ( Ruhr Astron. Inst., Bochum Univ. )
Susanne Hüttemeister.
JÜTTE, Marcus ( Ruhr-Universit&aumlt Bochum )
WFS Picture of the Week
The Picture of the Week every week at the site of the Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, Berlin, Germany. The page includes a description and a quiz [in German].
Astronomie bei Multimedia Physik ( Schulastronomie und Astrophysik )
Astronomy and Astrophysics - education - software - weekly astro-news. [in German].
Sternfreunde Durmersheim und Umgebung e.V.
Meteorüberwachung (meteor observation), Alle Bereiche der Astronomie (all astronomical themes). [in German]
Remscheid Astronomical Association & public Observatory ( AVRS )
All about the Astronomischer Verein Remscheid e.V. - Sternwarte Remscheid. [in German]
Schwäbischen Sternwarte
The Swabian Observatory was founded in 1919. It is a non-profit-making organisation. Since January 8th 1922 we operate an observatory located on a hill in Stuttgart. The focal point of our astronomical work is the observation of occultations of stars by the moon, the planets and their satellites, asteroids and also mutual events. We measure the occultation timings with video and photoelectric equipment up to 10.5 mag with an accuracy of +/-0.01s and up to 13.5 mag with an accuracy of +/-0.1s. We send our results to IOTA, EAON, BAA and ILOC. Sometimes we make an excursion to observe grazing events with our transportable telescopes, for example a Meade 2080HTC. Another main emphasis is the observation of variable stars, mainly Mira type stars. Normally we measure stars up to 15mag. At the moment we are beginning to observe variable stars with the CCD camera ST-6. We send our results to AAVSO, AFOEV and BAV. [in German]
ADORF, Hans-Martin ( MPE, Garching )
TIEFTRUNK, Achim ( Koeln )
Education, Astronomy in School, High-Mass Star Formation
Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg ( TLS )
The observatory is running a 2m telescope which can be used in three different optical configurations: Schmidt telescope Cassegrain telescope Coude telescope
Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik ( Technische Universitaet Berlin )
The Centre of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Technology Berlin is the only institution of that kind in Berlin. Whereas the research is concentrated at the University of Technology, the institute offers a broad teaching of astronomy and astrophysics at all universities in Berlin (Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt Universität (HU), Technische Universität (TU)). Students may study Astronomy and Astrophysics as a subsidiary or a optional compulsory subject. They can also work at their diploma or doctoral theses.
Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn ( AIUB )
The Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn consists of three departments: 1. Radioastronomisches Institut - Radio Astronomy Department (RAIUB) 2. Sternwarte Bonn - Optical Astronomy Department (Sternwarte) 3. Institut fr Astrophysik und extraterrestrische Physik - Department for Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IAEF)
BRAUN, Jochen M. ( Sternwarte Bonn )
Research Topic: Stellar populations and supergiant shells of the Magellanic Clouds.
Magellanic Clouds Newsletter ( European mirror )
The Magellanic Clouds Newsletter is an electronic publication for information exchange on Magellanic Clouds research. It is distributed bimonthly and provides abstracts of submitted papers on the Magellanic Clouds, dissertation abstracts, meeting information and job announcements.
Working Group for the History of Astronomy: Electronic newsletters ( EMA/ENHA )
The newsletters contain announcements of conferences, exhibitions, new books, and other related material. They are available in the German original as well as in English translation.
Working Group for the History of Astronomy ( in the Astronomische Gesellschaft )
The working group is open for all who are interested. Its membership is independent from that in the AG.
History of Astronomy
The first general History of Astronomy pages on the Web. These pages are maintained by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft
DICK, Wolfgang R. ( IfAG, Potsdam )
Bonn University - Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research ( IAEF )
[in German]
Bonn University Observatory - Sternwarte der Universitaet Bonn
Observations mainly in the optical spectral range are used for galactic and extragalactic research. The Sternwarte operates the Observatorium Hoher List about 100 km from Bonn.
Observatorium Hoher List ( Bonn )
Bonn VLBI group ( GIUB )
The VLBI group at the Geodetic Institute of the University of Bonn (GIUB) has been persuing the use of Very Long Baseline Interferometry for Geodesy and Astrometry since the late seventies and is operating one of the few existing centers for the scheduling, correlation and postprocessing of geodetic VLBI observations.
Institut für Theoretische Physik/Astrophysik der Universität Frankfurt
The Institute for Theoretical Physics/Astrophysics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik ( KIS )
The Kiepenheuer-Institut is a research institution of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, dedicated to the study of the Sun. It is located in Freiburg, Germany, and operates solar observing facilities at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Spain.
BRULS, Jo ( KIS, Freiburg )
Radiative transfer; magneto-convection.
HAMMER, Reiner ( KIS )
the energy balance of the nonactive solar corona, transition region, and chromosphere, and the dynamics of the solar granulation
OSSENDRIJVER, Mathieu ( Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik )
Research topics: dynamo theory; babylonian astronomy.
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Fakultät für Physik ( Univ. Freiburg-im-Breisgau )
CHRISTLIEB, Norbert ( Hamburg )
Scientific interests:
  • Metal-poor stars
  • Galactic chemical evolution
  • Surveys
  • Automatic spectral classification.
Hamburger Sternwarte ( Hamburg observatory )
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna ( LISA, Hannover Home Page )
Astronomische Gesellschaft - Job Bank ( AG )
German Astronomical Society ( AG )
The WWW pages of the ''Astronomische Gesellschaft" contain basic information on the activities and members of this organization of German speaking astronomers.
ARI Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References ( ARIBIB )
The ARIBIB (developed at Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg) is an on-line database for the astronomical bibliography in the reference format.
ARIBIB is freely available in the Internet to subscribers of the printed bibliography 'Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts' (AAA).
German Interferometer for Multi-channel Photometry and Astrometry ( DIVA )
The Deutsches Interferometer fuer Vielkanalphotometrie und Astrometrie (DIVA) is a small astronomy satellite, planned for launch in 2004. It is aimed to measure positions, proper motions and parallaxes, brightness and color of at least 30 million stars.
This amount and the high precision is unreached so far by any predecessor mission. In a sense it is a pathfinder mission for the technology of upcoming cornerstone missions in the ESA Horizon 2000+ and the NASA Origins programmes like GAIA, DARWIN, LISA, SIM etc.
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg ( ARI )
The Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) is a state institute for research in astronomy of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. It is closely linked to the University of Heidelberg.
The main research areas of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut are astrometry and stellar dynamics. The institute provides also astronomical services by issueing basic data for the calendar, ephemerides, and bibliographies.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts ( AAA )
The bibliography 'Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts' (AAA) aims to present a comprehensive documentation of the literature concerning all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and their neighbouring fields. It is devoted to the recording, summarizing, and indexing of the relevant publications throughout the world.
AAA are published since 1969. The older literature (from 1899 to 1968) is recorded in the forerunner of AAA, the bibliography 'Astronomischer Jahresbericht'.
AAA are a printed publication of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg, produced in cooperation with the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe FIZ (since 1988) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers IEE (since 1995). AAA are prepared under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union.
An on-line version of AAA in the 'reference format', i.e. without the summaries of the papers, is available in the data base ARIBIB of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.
Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl ( LSW )
Synthetic Spectra of B Main-Sequence Stars from 3000 - 10000 ( Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl )
This Web page provides a simple interactive tool for line identification in B stars along the main sequence. The calculation makes use of the atomic line list of Kurucz & Bell (1995). For one of six possible effective temperatures between 10000 and 35000 K and an arbitrary wavelength range between 3000 and 10000 Å a normalized synthetic spectrum is displayed on-line. The output consists of a gif image (~10 kB) or a gzipped postscript file (~30 kB).
Fors Deep Field ( FDF )
The FORS Deep Field is a key project of the FORS consortium (ESO VLT).
Heidelberg Univ. - Physics and Astronomy Faculty ( Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie )
BOILY, Christian ( QMW College London )
PDRA in astronomy; Research interests: dynamics, hydrodynamics, star formation, YSOs.
SCYON : Star Cluster Young and Old Newsletter ( SCYON )
A newsletter devoted to all aspects of star cluster astronomy, including abstracts, meetings, databases, jobs, etc.
Jena University - Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel - Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Research Areas:
Köln Univ. - Physics Institute
The Physikalisches Institut of the Universität zu Köln holds 5 scientific workgroups: Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Instrumentation, The KOSMA Observatory, Theoretical and Numerical Astrophysics, and Laboratory Spectroscopy.
Koelner Observatorium fuer SubMillimeter Astronomie ( KOSMA )
The 3-m KOSMA telescope at Gornergrat (Switzerland) is operated by the I. Physikalisches Institut (Cologne, Germany). It can be used for observations between 210 and 820 GHz.
OSSENKOPF, Volker ( Köln University )
Cologne Univ. - Theoretical Phys. Institute - Gravitation and Relativity Group ( Germany )
The Gravitation and Relativity Group, including Scientific Computing, is part of the Institut für Theoretische Physik of the Universität zu Köln. Our group investigates Einstein's theory and its possible extensions in both the classical and the quantum regime. The methods involved include quantisation of general relativity, an analysis of its gauge structure, and quantum theory in curved backgrounds. Particular applications are cosmology and the physics of black holes. Because of the complicated formalism, computer methods such as numerics, computer algebra, and visualisation are heavily used.
Munich Near Infrared Cluster Survey ( MUNICS )
Deep survey of one square degree in total in K' (19.5) and J with additional optical imaging in B, V, R, and I. More than 550 spectra have been taken and galaxy catalogues are available. See Drory et al. 2001 MNRAS 325, 550 for a detailed description.
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München - Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
[in German]
Muenster Institute of Planetology
The Institut für Planetologie performs teaching and research in Planetary Sciences with a particularly interdisciplinary approach including geochemical, geological, geophysical, and mineralogical methods.
PhysNet: The Physics Departments & Documents Network
PhysNet is a service of the European Physical Society (EPS).
Physics Jobs Online ( PhysJobs )
A service of the European Physical Society (EPS).
WISOTZKI, Lutz ( Univ. Potsdam )
Quasars, galaxy evolution, gravitational lensing.
IAAT (Astronomy): Astronomy section of the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tuebingen, Germany ( IAAT )
Stellar atmospheres, UV astronomy, (ORFEUS, WSO/UV), X-ray and Gamma-Ray astronomy (ROSAT, HEXE, INTEGRAL, time series), optical astronomy (Planetary Nebulae), astronomical IDL routines.
IAAT (Astronomy): Time Series Analysis
This is the homepage of the time series analysis group at the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sect. Astronomy, in Tübingen (Germany).
We are dealing with problems of the deterministic (periodic) and non-deterministic behavior of astronomical time series measured by X-ray satellites. The object of our work is to develop tools both for analysing and simulating time series in order to improve the understanding of the time dependent processes taking place in the objects observed by satellites (EXOSAT, Ginga, ROSAT, XTE, ASCA).
IAAT (Astronomy): Publications
Abstracts (in HTML) and full texts (PS files) of the preprints, yearly reports, diploma theses and PhD theses issued by the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sect. Astronomy in Tübingen (Germany).
RAUCH, Thomas ( AIT )
IAAT (Astronomy): Theoretical Astrophysics and Computational Physics ( TAT, Tuebingen )
Theoretical Astrophysics; Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Relativity.
Wuerzburg University - Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics ( Würzburg )
High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy ( HEGRA )
The HEGRA experiment (High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy) is mainly devoted to the study of VHE gamma ray emmision (in the range between 5*1011 eV and 1016 eV) produced either by galactic and extragalactic objects. The experiment also studies the origin and nature of cosmic rays in this energy range. It is located at The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at LA Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) as a guest of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) .
Venus Transits ( Transits of Venus in the past and the future )
About the transit of Venus on June 8, 2004 and the importance of venus transits in the history of astronomy to determine the solar parallax.

dk (Denmark)

Pijpers, Frank P. ( Aarhus )
Aarhus Univ. - IFA Library
Aarhus Univ. - Physics and Astronomy Department ( IFA )
Aarhus Universitet - Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet - Institut for Fysik og Astronomi. [also in Danish]
Danish Space Research Institute ( DSRI, Denmark )
Denmark Astronomical Society
The Astronomical Society in Denmark is the only Danish nationwide society for people interested in Astronomy.
Danish Space Research Institute - Open Positions ( DSRI )
Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services ( FAGS )
The Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS) was formed by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) in 1956 and includes today eleven Permanent Services each operating under the authority of one or more of the intererested Scientific Unions: International Astronomical Union (IAU), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and Union Radiologique Scientifique (URSI). Their tasks are to continuouisly collect observations, information and data related to astronomy, geodesy, geophysics and allied sciences; to analyse, synthesize, and draw conclusions from them; to distribute data; and to publish the results obtained.
Copenhagen University Observatory
NORDLUND, Åke ( Copenhagen )
PEDERSEN, Holger ( Copenhagen )
Danish telescopes around the world
PETERSEN, Jørgen Otzen ( Copenhagen )
KJæRGAARD RASMUSSEN, Per ( Copenhagen )
Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics ( NORDITA )
Funded by Danmark, Finland, Island, Norway, and Sweden, through the Nordic Council of Ministers. Research at NORDITA is conducted in four primary fields: Astrophysics, High energy and nuclear physics, Condensed matter and statistical physics, and Biological physics.
Rundetaarn ( Observatory, music, exhibitions )
History of astronomy, Tycho Brahe, Ole Roemer.
Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Copenhagen ( TAC )
Tycho Brahe Planetarium

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Algiers Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics ( CRAAG )
Centre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Géophysique (Alger).

edu (US Education & Research)

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope ( JCMT )
The 15-m JCMT is situated close to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and is the largest submillmetre facility in the world. It is owned and operated by the UK, Canada and the Netherlands on behalf of astronomers worldwide. Its home page contains information about the site, the antenna and the instrumentation, as well as a description of the JCMT-CSO interferometer, and details of the various time allocation processes.
High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program ( HAARP )
Stellar Spectral Synthesis code ( SPECTRUM )
SPECTRUM is a stellar spectral synthesis program. Given a stellar atmosphere model, SPECTRUM computes the LTE synthetic spectrum. This Web site contains an introduction to SPECTRUM, full on-line documentation, and access to the ftp site for downloading SPECTRUM and auxiliary files. SPECTRUM is being made available over the Internet for the purposes of research and education.
HILL, John M. ( Steward Obs. )
Arizona Radio Observatory ( ARO )
The ARO owns and operates two radio telescopes in southern Arizona: The former NRAO 12 Meter (KP12m) Telescope located 50 miles southwest of Tucson on Kitt Peak and the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT) located on Mt. Graham near Safford, Arizona. Combined, the two telescopes routinely cover the entire millimeter and submillimeter windows from about 4.6 mm to about 0.6 mm, and at the HHSMT observations can be made all the way to 0.3 mm with PI instruments. The telescopes are operated around-the-clock for about 9 to 10 months per year for a combined 10,000 hours per observing season (about 1500 hours are dedicated to sub-mm wavelengths at the HHSMT). The ARO offices are centrally located in the Steward Observatory building on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona.
Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics ( CAAO )
The Center's mission is to develop state-of-the-art adaptive optics systems for the many large telescope projects currently under development by Steward Observatory in collaboration with a number of partners worldwide.
Standard Star Newsletter
The Standard Star Newsletter is the publication of the Standard Stars Working Group sponsored by Commissions 25, 29, 30, and 45 of the International Astronomical Union. Its purpose is to keep astronomers in touch with all aspects of stellar standards: those in photometry, spectroscopy, polarization, element abundances, stellar parameters, and radial velocities.
Vatican Observatory
The Vatican Observatory has its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Italy. Its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
GORDON, Karl ( Steward Obs. )
Have Dust - Will Study! (Especially if it's extragalactic dust).
SYKES, Mark V. ( Steward Obs. )
Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena Conferences ( INSAP )
The Third Conference of the series is to take place in Palermo (Sicily), Italy (December 31, 2000-January 6, 2001).
Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO )
The Mt. Graham International Observatory is located on Mt. Graham near Safford , Arizona. Two telescopes are now in operation, the Vatican Observatory/Arizona 1.8m Lennon telescope (VATT) and the 10m diameter Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (SMT), a joint project of Arizona and the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany.
Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Space Telescope ( MIPS )
The Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS) is a far-infrared photometer, one of three instruments on Spitzer, launched on 25 August of 2003.
ZARITSKY, Dennis ( Steward Observatory )
Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer ( NICMOS )
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS, Univ. of Arizona) is a second-generation instrument to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the February 13, 1997 on-orbit servicing mission. NICMOS will provide infrared imaging and spectroscopic observations of astronomical targets between 0.8-2.5 microns.
Steward Observatory
The Steward Observatory Home Page provides information on the academic and research activities of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy as well as information on the facilities of Steward Observatory.
University of Arizona - Theoretical Astrophysics Program
The server of the Theoretical Astrophysics Program at the University of Arizona contains information about faculty reserach and graduate student studies, and provides links to other web servers useful to the Astronomy/ Astrophysics community. Computer graphics and simulations generated by members of the group will also be featured as this server continues to develop.
NASA Shuttle flights - pictures
Pretty pictures from many NASA Shuttle flights, including STS-61 in December 1993 to service the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The images in this directory are mirrored from the site at:
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space ( SEDS )
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space was founded in 1980 at MIT and Princeton and consists of an international group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds who are working to promote space as a whole. SEDS is a chapter based organization with chapters throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Latin America, and the Middle East. The permanent National Headquarters for SEDS-USA resides at MIT. Each chapter is fairly independent and coordinates activities and projects in its own area.
There is also a Gopher server which contains a Rennes archive mirror plus software.
SEDS - Internet Space Archive ( LPL/Arizona )
An index of astronomy, space, and aerospace web pages.
SEDS - Astronomical Anonymous FTP Sites ( SEDS: Astro-FTP list )
This is a concise description of anonymous-ftp file servers containing astronomy and space research related material. It includes only those servers where there are special subdirectories for astro stuff or much material included into a general directories. For sites with multiple directories of interest, the list points towards a common top-level directory. (NOTE: until August 1994, this list of servers was maintained in Finland.)
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (SEDS-LPL, Ariz.)
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory - Department of Planetary sciences ( LPL )
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers ( ALPO )
An educational organization that instucts observers in proper technique, collects amateur observations and promulgates them to the professional community.
MELIA, Fulvio ( Steward Obs. )
Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer ( ASU )
This is the homepage for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), in the Department of Geology at Arizona State University. TES is one of five instruments on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. The goal of this website is to present up-to-date information about the TES instrument and its activites at Mars as well as information about infrared spectroscopy and links to many other Mars-related sites. We also have a very active Mars K-12 Outreach Program.
SCOWEN, Paul ( ASU )
Star Formation, Star Formation propagation, Ionization Structure, HII Regions, Galactic Structure, Emission Lines, Hubble Space Telescope, WFPC-2.
Arizona State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( ASU )
The ASU Physics and Astronomy Department website provides information about our department, links for alumni, and a service for all students, staff, and faculty.
JANSEN, Rolf A. ( Arizona State Univ. )
Rolf A. Jansen's home page at the Department of Physics & Astronomy of the Arizona State University.
Nearby Field Galaxy Survey ( NFGS )
The Nearby Field Galaxy Survey (NFGS) aims to construct a spectrophotometric reference atlas and catalog of the observable properties of ~200 nearby field galaxies. This survey is designed to be a benchmark for interpreting the spectra and imagery of distant galaxies.
The NFGS web-pages are currently hosted and maintained at the Arizona State University at
Arkansas Tech University - Astrophysics ( ATU )
Celestial Observatory and Meteorological Station.
CARKNER, Lee ( Augastana College )
Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array ( AMANDA )
University of California, Berkeley - Astronomy Department ( UCB-Astronomy )
The UCB Astronomy Home Page contains general information about the department. We maintain links for faculty, staff, post docs and students so that they may make papers, images, and other information available. Also included are an e-mail directory for the department, and links to related institutions.
MCDONALD, Kelley ( UCB/Astronomy )
Wavelength-Oriented Microwave Background Analysis Team ( WOMBAT )
WOMBAT is dedicated to understanding sources of microwave foreground emission and providing the cosmology community with estimates of foreground emission as well as uncertainties in those estimates.
FISCHER, Debra ( Berkeley )
MARCY, Geoffrey W. ( UCB )
Hat Creek Radio Observatory ( UMD )
Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics ( CEA / EUVE )
The Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics (CEA) opened in September, 1990. CEA represents the culmination of twenty years of research and student training in the field of EUV astronomy brought to focus by the launch of NASA's research mission, the University of California at Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE), on June 7, 1992.
CSILLAGHY, Andre ( SSL / U.C. Berkeley )
Research and development of software for the analysis and access of data from the HESSI spacecraft.
Berkeley - Space Sciences Laboratory
HEAD The High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. SPRG The Space Physics Research Group. SERENDIP The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations. HOU The Hands-On Universe Program. COBE The Cosmic Background Explorer. EAG The Experimental Astrophysics Group. ISI The Infrared Spatial Interferometer Group. CEA The Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics. ORFEUS The Orbiting Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometers and The Berkeley Spectrometer.
The UC Berkeley SETI Program, SERENDIP (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) is an ongoing scientific research effort aimed at detecting radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. The project is the world's only " piggyback" SETI system, operating alongside simultaneously conducted conventional radio astronomy observations. SERENDIP is currently piggybacking on the 1,000-foot dish at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the largest radio telescope in the world.
SETI@home ( SETI at home )
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes batches of radio telescope data, for signals which may be transimtted by intelligent extra terrestrial life.
Brown University ( High-Energy Physics Group )
BRANDENBERGER, Robert ( Brown Univ. )
Brown University Public Observatory ( USA )
Brown University - Astrophysics and Cosmology
Brown University - Department of Physics - Astrophysics and Cosmology (USA).
Aspen Center for Physics ( ACP )
The Aspen Center for Physics is a scientific organization which promotes organized research in physics, astrophysics and related fields through a program of individual and collaborative research, seminars, workshops and conferences and which promotes the education of the general public through public lectures and other activities.
Boston University Astronomy Department ( BU )
Galactic Ring Survey ( GRS )
Galactic Ring Structure.
Bucknell University Observatory
THORNLEY, Michele D. ( Bucknell University )
Butler University - Physics and Astronomy
McELROY, Doug ( JPL/Caltech )
A semi-personal Home Page, with some research projects I have been involved in and links to same.
CalTech Astronomy
Virtual Observatories of the Future
The goal of the meeting held in Pasadena, June 13- 16, 2000, was to explore the possibilities for new astronomy with large digital sky surveys and archives, and to define the technical needs and the mandate for the future National (and ultimately Global) Virtual Observatory.
Palomar Observatory ( CalTech )
HILLENBRAND, Lynne ( UC Berkeley )
ODEWAHN, Stephen ( Caltech )
KULKARNI, Shri ( CalTech )
PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library
The PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library is a Fortran-callable, device-independent graphics package for making simple scientific graphs. It is intended for making graphical images of publication quality with minimum effort on the part of the user. For most applications, the program can be device-independent, and the output can be directed to the appropriate device at run time.
Balloon-borne Observations Of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation ANd Geophysics ( BOOMERanG )
BOOMERANG is an instrument designed to measure anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
Digital Sky Project
The Digital Sky Project: Federating the Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys.
PRINCE, Tom ( CalTech )
gravitational wave astronomy
virtual observatories.
CalTech - Infrared Astrophysics Group
Much of the research done by members of the group is performed at the Palomar 5-meter telescope, in the " near infrared" range of the electromagnetic spectrum between wavelengths of 1 and 5 microns.
PHINNEY, E. Sterl ( CalTech )
CalTech Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Group ( TAPIR )
The Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group is part of the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at CalTech.
GALaxy Evolution EXplorer ( GALEX )
A Space Ultraviolet imaging and spectroscopic mission that will map the global history and probe the causes of star formation over the redshift range 0 < z < 2.
GOLDREICH, Peter ( CalTech )
CalTech - Planetary Astronomy
Cool Cosmos
Learn about infrared light, infrared astronomy and multiwavelength astronomy. [also in Spanish]
Herschel Experiment - Discovering Infrared ( SIRTF Education and Outreach )
This easy, low-cost experiment will allow students to discover infrared for themselves. It is ideal for a the classroom and for science fairs. This is a version of the original experiment in which William Herschel discovered that there are forms of light beyond what we can see with our eyes. [also in Spanish]
Ritter Experiment - Discovering Ultraviolet
This easy, low-cost experiment will allow students to discover ultraviolet for themselves. It is ideal for a the classroom and for science fairs. This is a version of the original experiment in which Johann Ritter discovered that there was a form of light beyond the visible violet end of the spectrum.
Infrared Astronomy Tutorial - IPAC's Educational Outreach
All about infrared astronomy: Discover of infrared, What is infrared, history, the infrared universe, gallery, activities, discoveries, missions, catalogs from NASA's infrared astronomy center (IPAC). [also in Spanish]
Multiwavelength Astronomy - Revealing the Universe in All of its Light
An overview of multiwavelength astronomy which includes numerous images. Discusses why we need to study the Universe at all wavelengths, why we need to send telescopes into space, what unique information do we receive by studying different types of radiation from space. This site also includes many links to multiwavelength galleries and detailed tutorials on each wavelength region. [also in Spanish]
Multiwavelength Messier Museum ( SIRTF Education and Outreach )
This site is a collection of images taken at different wavelengths by a variety of ground-based and space-borne observatories. In the detailed tutorial which accompanies each object, you will be introduced to the wealth of data available at wavelengths beyond the familiar visible light we are accustomed to seeing. You will discover some important characteristics of astronomical phenomena, and learn about which types of radiation are best suited to studying certain objects. By comparing images of objects obtained at different wavelengths, you will be able to interpret interesting features, and discover why certain objects emit, or do not emit, radiation at various wavelengths.
IPAC Image Gallery
This gallery provides images from projects that have been and currently are being supported by IPAC: IRAS, ISO, 2MASS, MSX.
InfraRed Science Archive ( IRSA, NASA/IPAC )
The NASA/IPAC InfraRed Science Archive (IRSA) is a project focused on providing software and Internet services to facilitate astronomical discoveries, support the production of new astronomical data products, and to plan future observations utilizing the data archives from infrared astrophysics missions supported at IPAC.
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database ( NED )
Research tool providing access to a broad range of published extragalactic data. NED is continuously being updated and augmented. It is the systematic merger of major catalogs of extragalactic objects covering all wavelengths, and of object lists appearing in the refereed literature.
NED contains about 800,000 objects, along with names, redshifts, positions, bibliographic references, photometric measurements, and notes. The Web interface of NED started recently serving images of objects at various wavelengths.
van BELLE, Gerard ( Caltech )
Optical interferometry, stellar effective temperatures and radii.
HURT, Robert ( IPAC/JPL )
KEOHANE, Jonathan ( SIRTF Science Center )
LATTER, William B. ( IPAC/Caltech )
STORRIE-LOMBARDI, Lisa J. ( SIRTF Science Center, Caltech )
IM, Myungshin ( SIRTF, IPAC )
VAN DYK, Schuyler ( IPAC )
SURACE, Jason ( IPAC )
Infrared Processing & Analysis Center ( IPAC )
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) exists to carry out large, data-intensive processing tasks of critical importance to NASA's infrared astronomy program, and to provide scientific expertise on those projects to the astronomical community. IPAC is operated by the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) Image Gallery
Gallery of three-color near-IR JHKs composite Atlas Images of interesting and beautiful objects from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).
SIRTF Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Survey ( SWIRE )
SWIRE is an approved Legacy Progarm of the SIRTF mission. SWIRE is a wide-area, high galactic latitude, imaging survey to trace the evolution of dusty, star-forming galaxies, evolved stellar populations, and active galactic nuclei as a function of environment from redshifts, z ~ 3, when the Universe was about 2 billion years old, to the present time. SWIRE will survey approximately 70 square degrees with the MIPS far-infrared camera and the with the IRAC mid-infrared camera.
Midcourse Space Experiment ( MSX )
The MSX observatory is a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization project which offers major benefits for both the defense and civilian sectors. It was launched on a Delta II vehicle on April 24, 1996, into a 900 km, polar, near-Sun synchronous orbit. The spacecraft featured an advanced multispectral image capability to gather data on test targets and space background phenomena.
The infrared sensors operated at 11 to 12 degrees Kelvin by employing a solid hydrogen cryostat. The IR instruments span the range 4.2 - 26 microns. The focal plane array consists of five bands and the radiometer beam-size is more than 25 times smaller than IRAS. As a result, much greater spatial resolution than anything currently available has been obtained. The cryogen phase of the mission ended on 26 February 1997. During the ten month cryogen phase of the mission over 200 Giga Bytes of data on Celestial Backgrounds were obtained.
See the MSX Celestial Backgrounds Team Home Page for additional details.
IPAC IRSKY observation planning tool
IRSKY is an observation planning tool, which allows display of IRAS images, overlay of catalogs on the images, and information on the ISO satellite, all useful in planning ISO observations.
  • Access IRSKY.
  • IBIS (IRSKY Batch Inquiry System) is an electronic mail, batch version of IRSKY. IBIS will compute the infrared sky background and confusion noise for targets using parameters and positions from the input file that it receives.
Infrared Space Observatory U.S. Support Center ( ISO )
U.S. science support center for observers using the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), a fully approved and funded project of the European Space Agency (ESA).
IPAC Job Opportunities
IPAC is located on the campus of California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA and is operated jointly by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the California Institute of Technology.
Wide Field Infrared Explorer ( WIRE )
This is the website for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE). The primary purpose of WIRE was a four month infrared survey of the universe, focusing specifically on starburst galaxies and luminous protogalaxies.
On 29 Mar 1999, the WIRE mission has been declared a loss.
BLANDFORD, Roger D. ( CalTech )
GEIER, Sven ( CalTech )
Caltech Astrophysics Library
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO )
Michelson Fellowships
Postdoctoral, graduate student, and educational awards available from the Michelson Science Center.
Palomar Testbed Interferometer ( PTI )
The Palomar Testbed Interferometer is a near-IR, long-baseline stellar interferometer located at Palomar Observatory in north San Diego County.
Owens Valley Radio Observatory ( OVRO )
Caltech Millimeter Array ( Owens Valley Radio Observatory )
CalTech - Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
This division is concerned with the very small--such as the nature of elementary particles and their interactions--and the very large--for example, the size of the universe.
Space Infrared Telescope Facility: Education and Public Outreach ( SIRTF - EPO )
Spitzer Space Telescope ( ex-SIRTF )
The Spitzer Space Telescope, formerly known as Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is the fourth and final element in NASA's family of "Great Observatories". It consists of a 0.85-meter telescope and three cryogenically-cooled science instruments capable of performing imaging and spectroscopy in the 3 - 180 micron wavelength range. Incorporating the latest in large-format infrared detector arrays, Spitzer offers orders-of-magnitude improvements in capability over existing programs. While Spitzer's mission lifetime requirement remains 2.5 years, recent programmatic and engineering developments have brought a 5-year cryogenic mission within reach. Spitzer represents an important scientific and technical bridge to NASA's new Origins program.
CalTech - High Energy Astrophysics Group
CalTech - Space Radiation Laboratory
Includes: Cosmic Ray Physics and Astrophysics ; High Energy Astrophysics (X-rays and gamma-rays) ; Computational Astrophysics
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory ( CSO )
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) is a cutting-edge facility for astronomical research and instrumentation development. It consists of a 10.4-meter diameter Leighton radio dish situated in a compact dome near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
CalTech - Submillimeter Wave Astrophysics Group
This group operates a single-dish submillimeter telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii for the astronomy community under contract from the NSF.
California Institute of Technology Theoretical Particle Physics ( CalTech )
MOLNAR, Lawrence A. ( Calvin College )
Lunar Phases Web Tool
An interactive Java tool for teaching the relationship between the phase of the Moon, the time of day, and the direction in which the Moon is observed.
Carnegie Institution of Washington
The Carnegie Institution of Washington is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in astronomy, the earth sciences, and biology. It comprises five research campuses, including the Observatories, the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, and the Geophysical Laboratory. Its website includes descriptions of research under way at Carnegie, an Ask-The-Experts page, and information about the Institution's education outreach programs.
Carnegie Mellon Univ. - Astrophysics & Cosmology ( Pittsburgh )
Software Engineering Institute ( SEI )
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a major force causing the widespread adoption of significant improvements in the practice of software engineering. The institute is committed to the evolution of software engineering from an ad-hoc, labor-intensive activity to a managed, technology-supported engineering discipline.
StatLib Index
StatLib, a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP, gopher, and WWW. StatLib started out as an e-mail service and some of the organisation still reflects that heritage.
Neff, James ( College of Charleston )
College of Charleston, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Boulder, Colorado - Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences ( APS )
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences teaches and researches the areas of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Science, Plasma Physics, Solar Physics, and Space Physics.
The department is also affiliated with Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory on campus.
Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy ( CASA )
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), founded in 1985, is affiliated with the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The APS department offers a graduate program in the two related areas, and students obtain basic theoretical knowledge common to both before specializing. CASA personnel have active research programs. In Astrophysics, the major topics include: Stars (proto-, hot, cool, and the Sun), Interstellar and Intergalactic Matter, Extragalactic Astronomy, High-Energy Astrophysics, Origins, and X-ray/UV/IR Instrumentation.
Falling into a Black Hole
In which we fall into a black hole on a real free fall orbit. All distortions of images are real, both general relativistic from the gravitational bending of light, and special relativistic from the near light speed orbit. After you are done dying at the central singularity of the black hole, feel free to explore more about the Schwarzschild geometry, about wormholes, and about the collapse of a black hole.
Cosmology, Relativity and Black Holes, Supernovae.
DUNCAN, Doug ( Colorado Univ. )
Dr. Douglas Duncan Director of Astronomical Laboratories Dept. of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Univ. of Colorado, Boulder USA (1) 303-735-6141 Astronomical interests: new techniques in teaching astronomy, spectroscopy - especially of the oldest stars, young late-type stars and their rotation.
University of Colorado - Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics ( JILA )
JILA is the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, a joint institute run by the University of Colorado and the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST).
McCRAY, Dick ( JILA )
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP )
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics is an institute of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Members of LASP conduct basic experimental and theoretical research into fundamental questions in the areas of planetary science, atmospheric composition and processes, and solar physics. Members of LASP also explore the potential uses and development of space operations and information systems as well as develop scientific instrumentation.
Reaching for the Red Planet ( Curriculum )
A multi-purpose curriculum focusing on planning a Mars colony. The students will use drawings, creative writing, research skills, team work, math, and the scientific method to explore their own environment, and design an artificial one for Mars. Several assignments, a teacher's tour guide to the planets, and a guide to current and planned Mars missions are included, and experiments for the students to perform in class are explained in detail. Links to many other educational resources are also included.
Columbia University - Astronomy and Astrophysics
This is the homepage for the Columbia University Department of Astronomy and the Columbia Astrophysics Lab.
CROTTS, Arlin ( Columbia Univ. )
AUDARD, Marc ( Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory )
Stellar coronae; EUV and X-ray observations. Member of the PSI Stellar Group; participation in XMM Cal/PV/GT Programs.
SCHARF, Caleb A. ( Columbia )
X-ray galaxy clusters and cosmology, Large Scale Structure, Gamma-ray bursts and Biocomputing
HELFAND, David J. ( Columbia Univ. )
SPIEGEL, Edward A. ( Columbia Univ. )
HALPERN, Jules ( Columbia Univ. )
KAY, Laura E. ( Columbia Univ. )
Columbia University Physics/Astronomy Library
Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer
Astronomers at Cornell University answer questions submitted by the public. Contains an extensive archive of previous questions, astronomy-related links and more.
WASSERMAN, Ira M. ( Cornell Univ. )
InfraRed Spectrograph on Spitzer Space Telescope ( IRS )
The Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) is one of three instruments to be flown in the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
SLOAN, Gregory C. ( IRS Sci. Center, Cornell )
Study of infrared spectral emission from circumstellar dust and interstellar material.
Algorithm reference implementations, astronomical and Unix system management tools
Various items including: Jiggle, a program for noninteractive mosaic assembly; Limbctr, a program for non-interactive identification of planetary limbs and centers in images; Mko2FITS for converting '80s-era UH 2.24-meter telescope CCD image files to FITS; Icarus.bst, Latex macros for formatting papers for the planetary journal Icarus; Backup, Unix scripts that automate nightly backup securely over a network; Clues, cut-and-paste instructions for getting and installing over 75 (mostly free) software packages, Sundiskfmt - practical example of partitioning a disk in SunOS. Most items have liberal/free distribution terms.
HARRINGTON, Joseph ( Cornell University )
Jovian planetary waves, SL9 impact plumes, Saturn occultations, interactive data analysis environments, image processing algorithms, telescopes and cameras optimized for planetary astronomy, extrasolar planets, Icarus bibtex file, unix backup scheduler.
BANFIELD, Don ( Cornell )
XIRAF - a startup script for IRAF ( XIRAF )
XIRAF is a C shell script which starts up an IRAF session on an xgterm, including starting an image display of the user's choice (i.e. SAOimage, XImtool, SAOtng, DS9). Its purpose is to provide a simple IRAF startup from Unix/Linux.
Jicamarca Radio Observatory ( Peru )
Radar studies of the ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
Icarus ( International Journal of Solar System Studies )
ICARUS is the official publication of Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and is dedicated to reporting the results of new research-- observational, experimental, or theoretical-- concerning the astronomy, geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific aspects of our solar system or extrasolar systems. It is published monthly by Academic Press, Inc.
Icarus is now available through IDEAL, Academic Press' online scientific journal library. This server also contains information for authors planning to submit papers to Icarus and subscription information.
Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory
Cornell Theory Center ( CTC, ex-ACRI )
Cornell University - Department of Astronomy
LOREDO, Tom J. ( Cornell )
Tutorials for Astronomy and Astrophysics
North Valley Astronomers ( NOVA )
The North Valley Astronomers (NOVA) is an organization open to anyone interested in astronomy and living in Northern California, including students of all grades.
RINGWALD, Fred ( CSU Fresno )
Cataclysmic variables, nova shells, X-ray binaries and black holes, accretion disks and outflows, planetary nebulae and planets, common envelope evolution.
Case Western Reserve University Astronomy Department ( CWRU )
Case Western Reserve University - Nassau Station Robotic Telescope ( CWRU )
MIHOS, Chris ( Case Western Reserve University )
FELDMEIER, John ( Case Western Reserve University )
HEITER, Ulrike ( CWRU )
Polyclystic Pilot Survey of Intracluster Light ( PoPSIcL Project )
We propose to search for and quantify the properties of the intracluster light (ICL) in galaxy clusters as a function of cluster environment.
Big Occulting Steerable Satellite ( BOSS )
The Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (BOSS) project is designed to provide improved resolution of closely spaced objects with comparable brightnesses (binary stars, microlensing events, ...) and to facilitate separation of dim objects from nearby bright objects (such as planets around stars).
Warner and Swasey Observatory - Library
CHABOYER, Brian ( Dartmouth )
Dartmouth College Physics and Astronomy Department
In space physics, active areas of research include theoretical studies of space plasmas, computer simulations of plasmas, studies of auroral particle acceleration and heating, investigations of the ionosphere and magnetosphere, and studies of geomagnetic storms. The observational space physics program at Dartmouth uses ground-based, rocket-launched, and satellite instrumentation to study the ionosphere and magnetosphere. Observational work in astronomy is carried out not only at the MDM Observatory, but at national and international facilities including the Hubble Space Telescope. Ongoing research includes optical, UV and X-ray studies of supernovae and supernova remnants, investigations of the interstellar medium, shock waves, and Wolf-Rayet stars, optical studies of X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variable stars. Additional work focuses on cosmology, the large-scale structure of the universe, and the end states of stellar evolution. The theoretical particle physics and cosmology group at Dartmouth conducts research into general relativity, field theory, particle physics and phase transitions in the early universe, and baryogenesis, as well as investigations of star formation and the origins of large scale structure in the universe.
Denver Univ. Astronomy ( DU )
DU Astronomy research and Observatories, among which: Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory located at 14,124 feet above sea level, on Mt.Evans in the Front Range of Colorado, used for infrared astronomy research.
Mount Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory ( Denver Univ. )
Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory, elev. 4,303 meters, in the Colorado Rockies. Dual 0.7 meter R-C telescopes, optical and mid-infrared instrumentation. Summer access. Collaborations invited.
STENCEL, R ( DU Obs. )
Image Processing Resources for Astronomy Teachers
Links to and summaries of astronomical image processing resources for high school or introductory college astronomy courses.
East Tennessee State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( ETSU Physics and Astronomy )
East Tennessee State University is part of the SARA telescope consortium, operating the 0.9 meter SARA optical telescope on Kitt Peak.
Research interests at East Tennessee State University include Mira variables, the interstellar medium in galaxies, and galaxy interactions.
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception with over 500 interactive "hands on" exhibits. Each year more than 600,000 visitors come to the Exploratorium, over 95,000 students and teachers come on field trips, and more than 2000 teachers attend professional development programs which focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom
FRAKNOI, Andrew ( Foothill College )
Education in astronomy.
Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy ( SARA )
The SARA telescope consortium operates the 0.9 meter SARA optical telescope on Kitt Peak.
WOOD, Matt ( Florida Institute of Technology )
White dwarf evolution, white dwarf luminosity function and the age of the local galactic disk, Whole Earth Telescope observations of pulsating white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables, SPH simulations of CV accretion disks.
Florida Inst. of Technology - Physics and Space Sciences Department ( PSS )
The Astronomy Group at Florida Tech is concerned primarily with observational and theoretical studies of white dwarf stars, both as single stars and as members of binary or multiple systems. The Space Physics Group at Florida Tech studies the interaction of the Sun on the Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere
Gemini Observatory ( Two 8 m telescopes )
The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best sites on our planet for observing the universe.  Together these telescopes can access the entire sky. The Gemini South telescope is located at almost 9,000’ elevation on a mountain in the Chilean Andes called Cerro Pachón. Cerro Pachón shares resources with the adjacent SOAR Telescope and the nearby telescopes of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The Gemini North Telescope is located on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea as part of the international community of observatories that have been built to take advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions on this long dormant volcano that rises almost 14,000' into the dry, stable air of the Pacific. The Gemini Observatory’s international headquarters is located in Hilo, Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s University Park.
Gemini Observatory Preprint Series
HAYWARD, T.L. ( Gemini Obs. )
George Mason University - Astronomy and Space Science group ( GMU )
The Space Sciences group at George Mason University is research and teaching in Astronomy and Space Sciences.
George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
OZERNOY, Leonid M.
Professor of Space Sciences and Computational Sciences. Links to research interests and publications.
Georgia State University - Astronomy ( GSU )
CHARA = Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
Earth Satellite Ephemeris Service for brighter earth satellites.
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy ( CHARA Array )
CHARA research is focused on the development of astronomical long-baseline optical/infrared interferometry and the application of interferometry to high resolution observations leading to the determination of the astrophysical properties of stars. The Center operates the CHARA Array, a six-telescope optical/infrared interferometric array in a Y-shaped array contained within a 400m diameter circle (on Mount Wilson, California). This configuration will provide high resolution interferometry in the visible spectral region as well as the K spectral band (2.2 micron), with a limiting resolution of 0.2 milliarcsec in the visible.
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy ( CHARA )
Hard Labor Creek Observatory ( HLCO )
GIES, Douglas R. ( GSU )
GUDEHUS, Donald H. ( GSU )
Multipurpose Interactive Image Processing System ( MIIPS )
MIIPS is an interactive image processing system which runs under VAX/OpenVMS. Some components run under Linux and other version of Unix. MIIPS can perform image display, image analysis, plotting, and function fitting. Earlier versions of this package were known as ROO and Pandora.
MCALISTER, Harold A. ( GSU )
MASON, Brian D. ( GSU )
MILLER, H. Richard ( GSU )
TAYLOR, Stuart F. ( CHARA )
Interferometry astronomy person. Research interests include high angular resolution astronomy, binary stars, exo-planets, small stars, eclipsing binaries, binary fraction in LMC rich clusters.
WIITA, Paul J. ( GSU )
WINGERT, David W. ( GSU )
Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service ( ADS Abstracts )
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service provides access to two sets of abstracts: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstract Service provides access to currently over 200,000 abstracts. The Instrumentation Abstract Service provides access to currently over 270,000 abstracts. Both datasets are searchable with a sophisticated searching system. The Astronomy dataset also includes object name searches through a connection to the SIMBAD database in France. More information about this service is available in the Abstract Service Help Pages .
Astrophysics Data System ( ADS )
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project whose main resource is an Abstract Service, which includes four sets of abstracts: (1) astronomy and astrophysics, containing over 500,000 abstracts; (2) instrumentation; (3) physics and geophysics; and (4) Los Alamos preprint server. Each dataset can be searched by author, object name (astronomy only), title, or abstract text words. In addition, the abstract service includes links to scanned images of over 40,000 journal articles for articles appearing in most of the major astronomical journals.
Astrophysics Data System ASIAS Article Service ( ADS Article )
This service provides access to scanned images of journal articles since 1975. So far, we have created images of ApJ Letter journal articles and linked them into the Abstract Service. We will add ApJ articles next, followed by other journals for which we can obtain publisher permission.
Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF) - Science Center ( ASC )
The Chandra (AXAF) Science Center is located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The purpose of the ASC is to provide the support required by the science community to realize fully the potential of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
AstroBrowse ( at SAO )
AstroBrowse is a service to allow scientists to determine the existence, location, and access to astronomical data being held at various data centers, institutions, and other sites. It is intended to help answer the question: "Tell me about...".
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ( CFA )
The CfA combines the resources and research facilities of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The CfA operates the Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona, and the Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts. There is also a Theory Group ).
CfA index of ApJ Letters accepted but not yet published
Note that issues of the Letters are published electronically about one month earlier than the issue date: Electronic ApJ.
AAS index of Papers Submitted to Selected Astronomical Publications ( formerly the Yellow Pages )
Titles of papers recently submitted to eight astronomical journals (automatically included in each issue of the ApJ (Part 1) unless the authors opt not to have that material published for their papers).
Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle ( AFOE )
A Spectrograph for Precise Stellar Radial Velocity Measurements.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Employment Opportunities
CfA 1.2 m Millimeter-Wave Telescope ( CfA_mini )
The 1.2 meter Millimeter-Wave Telescope at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and its twin instrument at CTIO in Chile have been studying the distribution and properties of molecular clouds in our Galaxy and its nearest neighbours for over 20 years.
Infrared and Optical Telescope Array ( IOTA )
Oak Ridge Observatory
InfraRed Array Camera for Spitzer Space telescope ( IRAC )
The Spitzer Space Telescope (ex-Space InfraRed Telescope Facility Spitzer), contains three focal plane instruments, one of which is the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC). IRAC is a four-channel camera that provides simultaneous 5.12 x 5.12 arcmin images at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 microns.
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams ( CBAT )
The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Commission 6 of the International Astronomical Union and under the direction of Dr. Brian G. Marsden. The CBAT is responsible for the dissemination of information on transient astronomical events, via the IAU Circulars (IAUCs), a series of postcard-sized announcements issued at irregular intervals. The IAUCs are also available in electronic form.
Minor Planet Center
The Minor Planet Center is a service of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union and operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under the direction of Dr. Brian Marsden. The Minor Planet Center is responible for the collection and dissemination of astrometric observations and orbits for minor planets and comets.
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory ( FLWO )
The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA (USA). Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins, the FLWO has the following facilities: * The 6.5-meter MMT (256-inch) , a joint facility operated with the University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.5-meter (60-inch) and 1.2-meter (48-inch) reflector telescopes, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.3-meter(51-inch) PAIRITEL (Peters Automated IR Imaging Telescope, ex-2MASS) reflector, for infrared observations, especially of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and other variable sources. * The 10-meter optical Gamma-ray reflector telescope. Also visit VERITAS. * The IOTA Telescopes, used for optical and infrared interferometry (in collaboration with several institutions). * The HAT (Hungarian Automated Telescope) network of optical refractor telescopes, used for robotic observations of the night sky.
John G. Wolbach Library ( Harvard/CFA )
The online catalog contains information about approximately 95 percent of the holdings of the CfA Library (i.e. the merged collections of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory Libraries)
Center for Astrophysics Library
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (1) ( MMTO )
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (1) ( SAO )
Submillimeter Receiver Laboratory ( SAO )
Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory ( AST/RO )
AST/RO is a 1.7 meter diameter off-axis telescope for research in astronomy and aeronomy at wavelengths between 200 microns and 2 mm. The instrument is now operating at the South Pole with four heterodyne receivers and three acousto-optical spectrometers.
BOURKE, Tyler ( CfA )
PATTEN, Brian M. ( Harvard-Smithsonian CfA )
Evolution of angular momentum and coronal/chromospheric activity in young solar-type stars. Brown dwarfs.
New England Light Pollution Advisory Group ( NELPAG )
Information concerning improved outdoor lighting to reduce glare and obtrusive light.
STANEK, Krzysztof Z. ( Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics )
DIRECT Project ( Determining the distances to nearby galaxies )
We undertook a long term project, DIRECT, to obtain the direct distances to two important galaxies in the cosmological distance ladder -- M31 and M33, using detached eclipsing binaries (DEBs) and Cepheids.
KURTZ, Michael J. ( ADS )
ASHBY, Matthew ( Harvard )
GURWELL, Mark A. ( CfA )
Spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres; interferometery; astrobiology.
BARMBY, Pauline
Observational extragalactic astronomy.
SMITH, Peter L. ( CfA )
HUNTER, Todd R. ( Cfa )
Massive star formation; submillimeter telescope and receiver control systems.
COLLEY, Wesley N ( Princeton )
Chandra X-ray Observatory ( AXAF )
The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the U.S. follow-on to the Einstein Observatory. Chandra was formerly known as AXAF, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, but renamed by NASA in December, 1998. The Chandra spacecraft carries a high resolution mirror, two imaging detectors, and two sets of transmission gratings.
American Astronomical Society - Division of Dynamical Astronomy ( DDA )
The object of the American Astronomical Society Division on Dynamical Astronomy is the advancement of all aspects of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, stellar dynamics, the dynamics of the interstellar medium and galactic dynamics, and coordination of such research with other branches of science.
High Energy Astrophysics Division ( SAO )
The Division's main focus is on X-ray astronomy via observations of high-energy sources with instruments aboard satellites, rockets, and the Space Shuttle; and development of new instrumentation for future space missions to address the processes involved in generating x-rays, the amount of matter in the universe, and the origin, evolution, and the ultimate fate of the universe. The AXAF Science Center The AXAF HRC project The AXAF Mission Support Team The ROSAT Science Data Center The PROS/XRAY Data Analysis Software The Einstein Data Center The Spectrum-X Gamma Coordination Facility The Solar and Stellar X-ray Group The Astrophysics Data System Project The Einline Database Service The SIMBAD Database Service The Quasar Energy Distribution Team The Supernova Remnant Group The Energetic X-Ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) The Large Area X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission (LAXSM) Galaxy Clusters at the Center for Astrophysics Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies The Everyday Classroom Tools Project The SAO Summer Intern Program Science Education and Outreach HEAD Lunch Talks Preprints of HEAD papers
SAOImage DS9
SAOImage DS9 is an astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and colormaps. It provides for easy communication with external analysis tasks and is highly configurable and extensible.
Spectrum-X-Gamma Coordination facility ( SXG. University of Harvard )
Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG) is an international high-energy astrophysics observatory which is being built under the leadership of the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI). The US SXG CF supports the US astronomical community in obtaining information about SXG, proposing for and making SXG observations, and performing archival research using the SXG archive
EICHHORN, Guenther ( ADS )
GREEN, Paul J. ( CfA )
SLANE, Patrick ( CfA )
MURRAY, Stephen S.
GRANT Carolyn Stern ( ADS )
WOLK, Scott ( Harvard )
AXAF Science Operations Team Member, Research: Star formation, stellar rotation and brown dwarfs
ASSIST implements a uniform graphical interface to analysis systems, documentation, and other community memory.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ( CfA )
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is a collaboration between the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) . Many CfA staff members are also associated with the Harvard University Department of Astronomy. Includes: AXAF Science Center (ASC) . Anonymous ftp
Submillimeter Array ( SMA )
The Submillimeter Array (SMA), now under construction near the summit of Mauna Kea, was conceived as an exploratory instrument for high angular resolution observations at submillimeter wavelengths (1.3 to 0.3 mm).
SAO Telescope Data Center ( RVSAO, RGSC, SKYMAP Software )
Includes software packages: RVSAO, an IRAF package for finding radial velocities from spectra; RGSC a program for searching the Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog; SKYMAP a program for mapping star catalogs onto the sky; STAR a program for searching star catalogs
MINK, Doug ( SAO )
SAOimage Image Display Utility ( SAOimage )
SAOimage (pronounced S-A-0-image) is a utility for displaying astronomical images which runs under the X11 window environment. It was written by Mike Van Hilst at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1990 and is now maintained by Doug Mink. Image files can be read directly, or image data may be passed through a named pipe (Unix) or a mailbox (VMS) from IRAF display tasks. SAOimage provides a large selection of options for zooming, panning, scaling, coloring, pixel readback, display blinking, and region specification. User interactions are generally performed with the mouse.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory - Public Information & Education
This site provides current information on the "hot" field of X-ray astronomy and the Chandra mission, NASA's Great Observatory. Chandra is designed for detecting X-rays from cosmic sources such as black holes, and exploding stars and galaxies.
Canada France Hawaii Telescope (ftp) ( CFHT )
Canada France Hawaii Telescope ( CFHT )
CFHT is a joint facility of the National Research Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawaii. The CFH observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 meter, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii. The CFH Telescope became operational in 1979.
There is a Mirror copy of the Web site at CDS.
A CFHT page at CADC has information about the CFHT archive, CCDs, proposal template and manuals.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 99 ( ADASS IX )
Conference hosted by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), held on the Island of Hawaii's Kohala Coast, 3-6 October, 1999.
CFHT Bulletins
Canada France Hawaii Telescope - Schedules (at Hawaii) ( CFHT )
CFHT (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope) Library
Infra-Red Telescope Facility - Schedules ( IRTF )
Infra-Red Telescope Facility ( IRTF )
The IRTF is a 3.0 meter telescope optimized for use in the infrared. It was first built to support the Voyager missions to Jupiter. It is now the USA National facility for infrared astronomy providing continued support to planetary and deep space applications.
MICKEY, Donald L. ( IfA )
Solar physics, magnetic fields, instrumentation.
Mees Solar Observatory ( MSO, Hawaii )
University of Hawaii - Institute for Astronomy ( UH - IfA )
University of Hawaii IfA: 2.2m Telescope
University of Hawaii IfA: 2.2m Telescope - Schedule
This is a PDF file of the current schedule of the University of Hawaii 2.2m Telescope.
COWIE, Antoinette Songaila ( IfA )
GIOIA, Isabella M. ( IfA )
Comet Home Page
A page about comets.
WAINSCOAT, Richard J. ( IfA )
Haleakala Observatories ( Hawaii )
University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy Library
Mauna Kea Observatories
BARNES, Joshua E. ( IfA )
JEWITT, David ( IFA, Univ. Hawaii )
Kuiper Belt Page ( KBOs )
The study of the trans-Neptunians (occupying the Kuiper Belt) is a rapidly evolving field, with major observational and theoretical advances in the last few years. A partial list of relevant papers is included in this site.
MEECH, Karen ( University of Hawaii )
Planetary Astronomy - SS Formation, Distant Comets
LIU, Michael C. ( University of Hawaii )
Joint Astronomy Centre ( Hilo, Hawaii )
The Joint Astronomy Centre incorporates the 15m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and the 3.8m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on the 4200m summit of Mauna Kea along with the Centre's Hawaii headquarters in Hilo. The facility is operated by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on behalf of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the United Kingdom, the Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek and the National Research Council of Canada.
Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope ( SCUBA )
SCUBA is a bolometer camera for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope operating at submillimetre and millimetre wavelengths.
UK Infra-Red Telescope ( UKIRT )
UKIRT is the world's largest telescope dedicated solely to infrared astronomy. It is sited in Hawaii near the summit of Mauna Kea at an altitude of 4194m above sea level. It is owned by the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and operated, along with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), by the staff of the Joint Astronomy Centre, which is located in Hilo. The operation and development of UKIRT are overseen by the UKIRT Board.
Keck Observatory ( CalTech )
Keck Observatory - Telescope Schedules
Leeward Community College Observatories
Leeward Community College Observatories in Hawaii are available for public use, for K-12 astronomy education programs, and for undergraduate research projects.
University of Hawaii, Manoa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Hawaii, Hilo - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UH, Hilo )
WEST, Michael ( University of Hawaii )
FOSTER, John C. ( MHO )
Millstone Hill Observatory ( MHO, Haystack )
The Millstone Hill Observatory, located in Westford Massachusetts, is a broad-based atmospheric sciences research facility owned and operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Atmospheric Sciences Group, which staffs and manages the observatory, is a part of M.I.T's Haystack Observatory, a basic research organization whose focus is radio wave and radar science, instrumentation and techniques. The following resources may be of interest. EISCAT is a particularly good source of data and useful information. See, for example, incoherent scatter radar and magnetosphere Millstone Hill Observatory: Information, data, etc., including real-time radar status and data when the radar is operating. EISCAT: European Incoherent Scatter Association. NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research. NSF: National Science Foundation Gopher server. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center.
The John Bahcall Home Page contains solar neutrino materials including recent preprints, viewgraphs, software, and data. It also contains other recent preprints regarding different topics in astronomy and a number of popular papers on different astronomical subjects.
HUT, Piet ( Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton )
Stellar dynamics, GRAPE computers, immersive visualization.
Whole Earth Telescope ( WET )
In 1986, astronomers from the University of Texas established a world--wide network of cooperating astronomical observatories to obtain uninterrupted time--series measurements of variable stars. The technological goal was to resolve the multi-periodic oscillations observed in these objects into their individual components; the scientific goal was to construct accurate theoretical models of the target objects, constrained by their observed behavior, from which their fundamental astrophysical parameters could be derived. This approach has been extremely successful, and has placed the fledgling science of stellar seismology at the forefront of stellar astrophysics.
Iowa State University - Department of Physics & Astronomy ( ISU )
The Astronomy Group of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University is announcing it's WWW Home Page. It contains information about the Astronomy Program at Iowa State and links to the ISU library, Gopher and other WWW servers in the ISU campus.
APPLETON, Philip N. ( Iowa State Univ. )
BOWEN, George ( Iowa State Univ. )
STRUCK-MARCELL, Curtis ( Iowa State Univ. )
EITTER, Joseph ( Iowa State Univ. )
KAWALER, Steven D. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LAMB, Richard C. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LAVERY, Russell J. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LEWIS, David A. ( Iowa State Univ. )
WILLSON, Lee Anne ( Iowa State Univ. )
Iowa State University - Astronomy Program: Preprints ( ISU )
Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering ( ICASE )
IMSA Astrophysics Home Page ( A high school course in Astrophysics )
This is a one-semester course that embeds technology and the use of the internet into the daily experience of the students. Course materials, assessment tools and philosophy, and curriculum documents are all provided through this site.
COHN, Haldan N. ( Indiana Univ. )
DURISEN, Richard H. ( Indiana Univ. )
LUGGER, Phyllis M. ( Indiana Univ. )
MUFSON, Stuart L. ( Indiana Univ. )
3D Hydro group ( Purdue & Indiana Universities )
Self-gravity in fluid and particle systems is the primary mechanism for the creation of structure in the Universe on astronomical scales.
Indiana University - Astronomy Department
News, Academics, Folks, Facilities, Annual Reports, Miscellaneous, Animations, Images.
Kirkwood Observatory
WIYN, from Indiana University
HEINZ, Richard M. ( Indiana Univ. )
MUSSER, James A. ( Indiana Univ. )
HONEYCUTT, R. Kent ( Indiana Univ. )
Space News Archive ( SPACENEWS )
Announcements of space-related news items. Moderated.
Space Policy Archive ( SPACEPOL )
Space Policy digest ( newsgroup) Discussions about political, economic, and policy aspects of spaceflight.
Space Science Archive ( SPACESCI )
Space Science digest ( newsgroup) Planetary science, space-based astronomy, and other space science. Moderated.
Space Shuttle Archive ( SPACE-SH )
Space Shuttle digest ( newsgroup) The space shuttle and the STS program.
Space Tech Archive ( SPACE )
Space Tech digest ( newsgroup) Technology and general issues related to space flight. (Moderated) **note** This digest is completely different from the space-tech-digest run by Marc Ringuette.
International Space University ( ISU )
The International Space University is an interdisciplinary, intercultural and international institution preparing individuals to respond to the current needs and the increasing and evolving demands of the space sector, through multidisciplinary education and research programs.
Advanced Camera for Surveys ( ACS )
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) will be installed in the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during a Space Shuttle mission scheduled in 2000. ACS will increase the discovery efficiency of the HST by a factor of ten. ACS will consist of three electronic cameras and a complement of filters and dispersers that detect light from the ultraviolet at 1200 angstroms to the near infrared at 10,000 angstroms.
TSVETANOV, Zlatan I. ( JHU )
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer ( FUSE )
The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer was launched on June 24, 1999; this satellite astronomy project is based at The Johns Hopkins University. [also in French]
Digitized Palomar Observatory Sky Survey ( DPOSS )
DPOSS is a program to photograph and catalog the entire Northern Sky.
SDSS Science Archive ( JHU/SDSS )
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is a project to survey a 10000 square degree area on the Northern sky over a 5 year period. A dedicated 2.5m telescope is specially designed to take wide field (3x3 degree) images using a 5x6 mosaic of 2048x2048 CCD's, in five wavelength bands, operating in scanning mode. The total raw data will exceed 40 TB. A processed subset, of about 1 TB in size, will consist of 1 million spectra, positions and image parameters for over 100 million objects, plus a mini-image centered on each object in every color. The data will be made available to the public after the completion of the survey.
SZALAY, Alex ( JHU )
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( JHU )
About the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy: Current research activities can be divided roughly into five areas: solid-state physics, high-energy physics, astrophysics, plasma spectroscopy, and theoretical physics. Work in the Center for Astrophysical Sciences (CAS) at JHU is now centered in three areas: developing instrumentation for astronomical observations, particularly from space; optical observational astronomy from the ground and space; and theory.Two large space astronomy projects are currently active in CAS: the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, a far-UV spectrophotometer which made its first flight aboard the space shuttle in December, 1990, and its second flight on March 2, 1995; and the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a free-flying satellite whose launch is expected in 2000.
KROLIK, Julian ( JHU )
SWATERS, Rob ( John Hopkins Univ. )
Dark matter in dwarf galaxies.
COLBERT, Edward J. M. ( JHU, Baltimore, Md )
X-ray and Radio Astronomy, accretion onto black holes, AGNs, Seyfert, starburst and normal galaxies.
Hierarchical Triangular Mesh ( HTM )
The Hierarchical Triangular Mesh (HTM) is the indexing concept used in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Science Archive to partition the data by location on the celestial sphere. The HTM is a partitioning scheme to divide the surface of the unit sphere into spherical triangles. It is a hierarchical scheme and the subdivisions have not exactly, but roughly equal areas.
VISHNIAC, Ethan T. ( JHU )
Theory of accretion disks, plasma turbulence.
Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers ( AMPTE )
Super Dual Auroral Radar Network ( SuperDARN )
An International Radar Network for Studying the Earth's Upper Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and Connection into Space.
Astronomy Class ( Dr. J. R. Harkay )
Teaching astronomy resources and associated links at Keene State College.
Kestrel Institute
ANTHONY-TWAROG, Barbara J. ( U. Kansas )
Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment ( RICE )
A prototype ultra-high energy neutrino detector/obervatory located at the South Pole. RICE consists of an array of radio antennas buried deep in the ice which detect coherent Cherenkov emission from electromagnetic cascades produced as a by product of ultra-high energy neutrino interactions.
SHAWL, Stephen J. ( U. Kansas )
MELOTT, Adrian ( U. Kansas )
Cosmology, Large-Scale Structure, N-body simulations.
University of Kansas - Cosmology Group
Kansas University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
A combined Department of Physics and Astronomy, with research groups in Cosmology, Galactic Astronomy, and Space Plasma Physics. We are in the Kansas Alliance for Cosmology and Interdisciplinary Astrophysics with Kansas State University, who are starting a program in Particle Astrophysics.
STARK, Michael ( Lafayette College )
University of Louisville - Moore Observatory
Moore Observatory is located in the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Louisville, KY. A computer-controlled 0.5 meter telescope, fiber optically coupled spectrograph, and wide field spectral imaging camera are used there to investigate physical processes in comets and low surface brightness emission nebulae. This resource describes the observatory and its environs, and provides a link to astrophysics research at the University of Louisville.
VISTA Software
Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory Library
An IDL widget based CCD photometry reduction system
SMITH, Tracy ( Colombus, Ohio )
Astrophysics of interstellar dust.
Louisiana State Univ. - Physics & Astronomy Department
Missouri-Columbia University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Haystack Observatory
MIT Short Course: Recent Exciting Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics ( MIT Professional Education Course )
With the advent of powerful new instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the widespread application of state-of-the-art supercomputers in tackling tough theoretical problems, the past decade has seen an explosion in our knowledge of the nature of our universe and the role of humankind in it. This course is intended for anyone who wishes to learn about the most recent and important advances in the burgeoning fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology.
The course will cover a very broad range of topics from the origin and evolution of the earth to the birth and structure of the universe as a whole. All subject matter will be presented on a level accessible to anyone familiar with algebra and Freshman-level physics.
Do not be concerned about the request for professional credentials in the standard application form. This course is intended for interested laypersons, not for professionals in astronomy and astrophysics.
MIT Short Course: Relativity, Gravity, and Cosmology ( MIT Professional Education Course )
Recent advances in gravitation theory and cosmology, combined with breakthroughs in observational astronomy, are transforming our understanding of space and time and our perspectives on the origin and future fate of the universe. This course is designed both for individuals who would like to learn the fundamentals of Einstein's theories of relativity and for those who are interested in the most recent advances in our understanding of the nature of black holes and other relativistic phenomena in our universe and the formation and evolution of the universe itself.
The course will cover a large number of topics, ranging from the experimental and theoretical underpinnings of the special and general theories of relativity to the birth, history, and future evolution of the universe. All subject matter will be presented on a level accessible to anyone familiar with algebra and Freshman-level physics.
Do not be concerned about the request for professional credentials in the standard application form. This course is intended for interested laypersons with a Freshman level of understanding of algebra, not for professionals in relativity or cosmology.
BURKE, Bernard F. ( MIT )
COPPI, Bruno ( MIT )
MIT Center for Space Research - Positions vacant
MIT Center for Space Research ( CSR )
The Center supports a broad range of space-related research by scientists in many departments of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Areas of current activity range from theoretical cosmology and astrophysics to laboratory and flight experiments and ground-based observations. Laboratory facilities include X-ray generators, particle accelerators, vacuum chambers, and conventional electronic test and machine shop equipment. Extensive computational facilities are available for the analysis and reduction of data.
High Energy Transient Explorer ( HETE-2 )
The High Energy Transient Explorer is a small scientific satellite designed to detect and localize gamma-ray bursts.
ISHIBASHI, Kazunori ( MIT )
Study of a massive/hot stars in the multiband observations. Currently engaging in study of Eta Carinae with RXTE.
BELCHER, John W. ( MIT )
Net Advance Physics ( NetAdvPhys )
Online encyclopaedia of physics/astrophysics; includes most review papers in the Los Alamos preprint base catalogued by subject. Will someday hopefully be a complete subject-index to online physics and astrophysics literature.
MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science ( LNS )
Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer ( RXTE )
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (1995-present) is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution.
ESKRIDGE, Paul ( Ohio State Univ. )
NASA/MSU Center for Educational Resources ( CERES )
An extensive library of interactive K-12 materials for teaching astronomy including classroom-ready lesson plans, NASA data search engines and distance learning courses for in-service K-12 teachers.
MSU Solar Physics Group ( Montana )
Montana Space Grant Consortium ( MSGC )
Part of the NASA's National Space Grant and Fellowship Program, MSGC enhances aerospace research and education in Montana through a variety of programs. Research initiation grants, education enhancement grants, undergraduate research awards and scholarship-fellowship program are administered by the Central Consortium Office at Montana State University in Bozeman. This office acts as a statewide clearinghouse for information on NASA and other aerospace-related programs relevent to the state, and takes an active role in alterting Consortium affiliates about opportunities in research and education with NASA and other space agencies.
Montana State University ( Bozeman, USA )
Over 18 full-time faculty on staff with strong research areas in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, optical science and laser technology, relativity and cosmology, solar physics and physics/astronomy education.
Southwest Montana Astronomical Society ( SMAS )
The Southwest Montana Astronomical Society is a regional astronomy club founded in 1993 to promote amateur astronomy through a variety of programs and special events. Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month, 7:30 pm at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, and are always free and open to the public. Activities include guest speakers, telescope workshops, star parties, planetarium shows, slide programs. Annual events sponsored by SMAS include the Montana Astro Fair, a major astronomy festival held at the Museum of the Rockies each winter, and the Montana Starwatch, a regional star party at a dark sky site in the summer. Each event draws hundreds of participants. SMAS has approximately 100 members.
Mississippi State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Physics and Astronomy Department home page contains information about faculty, students, and departmental facilities. Research information and information about the University's Howell Observatory is also available.
Mississippi State University - Howell Observatory
SIMKIN, Susan ( Michigan State University )
AGNs, Radio Galaxies, Kinematics of Galaxies
Michigan State University - Physics & Astronomy ( MSU )
Michigan State Univ. SOuthern Astrophysical Research Telescope ( SOAR )
Outreach efforts to merge astronomy research and non-science education. The SOAR Telescope is located on Cerro Pachon, Chile, and operated by a consortium including Michigan State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the country of Brazil.
HAMLIN, Michael ( MSU )
STEIN, Bob ( MSU )
Mount Wilson Observatory
The mountain is host to several ongoing observing projects using the onsite facilities. The observatory has two primary nighttime telescopes: the 60-inch telescope, built in 1908 is home to the HK Project and the Atmospheric Compensation Experiment; and the 100-inch (Hooker) telescope, built in 1917, which is available to the scientific community. Two solar observatories, the 60-foot tower telescope (operated by USC), and the 150-foot tower telescope (operated by UCLA) maintain long-term exploration of the magnetic activity behavior of the Sun. There are also two interferometers onsite: the Infrared Spatial Interferometer (ISI, operated by U.C. Berkeley), and the NRL Optical Interferometer. The Telescopes in Education (TIE) Project operates a 24" telescope, as well as the Snow Solar Telescope (built in 1904). Finally, a fully-robotic 32-inch Automatic Photoeletric Telescope (APT) is operated by Tennessee State University.
Arecibo Observatory - National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center ( NAIC )
Analyz User Guide ( single-dish spectral analysis (NAIC )
National Academy of Sciences - Board on Physics and Astronomy ( National Research Council )
Strategy For Ground-Based Optical And Infrared Astronomy
McCray Panel on Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1995
NAS/NRC Space Studies Board
The SSB is an advisory board within the National Research Council, which is in turn the operational arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. The SSB operates a number of standing committees and task groups that perform studies in space science and policy for the federal government.
National Undergraduate Research Observatory ( NURO )
The National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) at Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University is a 0.8m telescope located on Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff, Arizona. NURO is a consortium of Universities and small colleges to provide a research grade telescope for undergraduate research and education.
Northern Arizona University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( NAU )
LUTZ, Barry L. ( Northern Arizona University )
NCSU list of Astrophysics Resources
This guide provides information sources relating to professional astronomy. It is intended as a comprehensive portal for academic faculty, graduate students in astronomy, and advanced undergrads conducting research. Resources include materials available electronically (both information licensed through the NCSU Libraries and information freely available) and print materials held in the D.H. Hill Library.
North Carolina State University - Mars Mission Research Center
Co-located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh (NCSU) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro (A&T), the Mars Mission Research Center (M2RC) is one of eight University Space Engineering Centers established by NASA in 1988. The goal of the Center is to focus on research and educational technologies necessary for planetary exploration, especially transportation to and from Mars.
North Carolina State University - Astrophysics ( NCSU )
A description of activities and resources within the Astrophysics Research group in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Contents include preprints, description of ongoing research, astrophysics MPEGs, and graduate research opportunities
Microlensing Planet Finder Project ( MPF, ex-GEST )
The Microlensing Planet Finder Project (MPF) is by far the most powerful proposed observatory for finding large numbers of planetary systems. It answers the following questions: How many planets are there? How are they distributed in mass and distance from their parent stars, and in distance from the Galactic Center? How many have large moons? How many have been expelled from their systems? None of these questions are fully addressed by other techniques particularly if the abundance is low. MPF will do this by observing microlensing signals from 100 million stars in the Galactic bulge for 4 observing seasons, and it will have sensitivity to planets with masses as low as 0.1 M\oplus at separations > 0.7 AU. MPF will be sensitive to analogs of all the planets in the solar system except for Mercury and Pluto and will complement the Kepler mission.
Notre Dame Astrophysics Group
Microlensing Planet Search Project ( MPS )
The Microlensing Planet Search Project (MPS) searches for evidence of extra-solar planets using the gravitational microlensing technique.
NFO's Automatic Radio Linked Telescope
Observatory associated with Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM (USA).
Big Bear Solar Observatory ( BBSO )
This site contains daily images from our solar optical telescope at Big Bear, California. Fulldisk images for the current month. H-alpha, white light, and Ca-II K-line images are generally available for every observing day; Ca-II K-line fulldisk archive; H-alpha fulldisk archive; White light fulldisk archive; Current high-resolution region images; Programs to read FITS images on IBM PCs and Macintoshes.
Frequency-Agile Solar Radiotelescope ( FASR )
FASR is a concept for a groundbased synthesis imaging radiotelescope designed specifically for observing the Sun.
Apache Point Observatory ( APO )
APO is privately owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium. Located near Sunspot, New Mexico, the observatory consists of a 3.5-meter telescope, the 2.5-meter Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, and two smaller telescopes.
BRINKMANN, Jonathan ( NMSU )
LOOMIS, Karen ( APO )
SIEGMUND, Walt ( Univ.Washington )
KLYPIN, Anatoly ( NMSU )
CHURCHILL, Christopher ( New Mexico State Univ. )
QSO Absorption Lines; Gaseous Content of High z Galaxies
VOGT, Nicole P. ( NMSU )
The WWW page for Nicole P. Vogt at NMSU contains information on astronomical research, teaching, and publications, including work on cluster infall and distant galaxy evolution and formation.
Planetary Atmospheres Node ( NASA/PDS )
New Mexico State University Astronomy Preprints ( NMSU )
Department members' recent preprints sorted by subject type.
New Mexico State University - Department of Astronomy ( NMSU )
Contains information on faculty, staff, and students and their research and educational activities, as well as descriptions of department astronomical facilities.
Magdelena Ridge Observatory Project ( MRO )
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) project is an international scientific collaboration between New Mexico Tech, the University of Cambridge (UK), New Mexico State University, New Mexico Highlands University, the University of Puerto Rico, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The project is overseen by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The observatory is primarily intended for astronomical research and will be composed of two facilities, a single telescope and an array of optical/infrared telescopes called the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI). Located on the main ridge of the Magdalena mountains, some 30 miles west of the New Mexico Tech campus, at an elevation of 10,600 ft. above sea level, it will be the fourth highest observatory in the world.
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology - Physics Department
New Mexico Tech - Physics Department - Astrophysics Program
Main research domains:
  • Dynamics and Kinematics of Nearby Galaxies
  • Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO)
  • Plasma Astrophysics
  • Pulsars
  • Plasma Physics in Clusters of Galaxies
  • Radio Galaxies and Their Cluster Environment
  • Radio Studies of Normal, Exploding, and Compact Stellar Systems.
New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club
Southern Columbia Millimeter Telescope ( 1.2 Meter )
CCD-world ( Charge-Coupled Device )
A mailing list for the discussion of issues relating to the use of CCD and SWIR systems in professional astronomy. The list address is
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory ( CTIO )
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory is a complex of astronomical telescopes and instruments located approximately 80 km to the East of La Serena, Chile at an altitude of 2200 Meters.
CTIO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation as part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories.
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory - Schedules ( CTIO )
Magellanic Cloud Emission-line Survey ( MCELS, UM/CTIO )
MCELS is a survey of two of our nearest neighboring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The survey is done in the bright emission of Hydrogen (Halpha 6563), Sulfur ([S II] 6724), and Oxygen ([O III] 5007) from the interstellar gas of these two galaxies to study the properties, kinematics, and dynamics of the "violent" interstellar medium. Although the project just started recently, one can already see some samples of the utility as well as the beauty of emission-line imaging which will be brought to the astronomical community and the public in general. The survey is performed with the University of Michigan's Curtis Schmidt telescope, a 0.6/0.9m Schmidt located on Cerro Tololo and run by CTIO under a cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan.
Image Reduction and Analysis Facility ( IRAF, NOAO )
IRAF ftp archive directories. README = This file; ORDERFORM = IRAF order form, for mailed IRAF distributions and printed and bound versions of the manuals; REGISTER = IRAF mailing list and site registration; conf = November 1991 IRAF Conference information; contrib = Contributed software; docs = IRAF user and technical documentation; extra = IRAF add-on layered packges, fixes, etc.; v28 = The IRAF V2.8 distribution (partial); v29 = The IRAF V2.9 distribution; v210 = The IRAF V2.10 distribution; web = World Wide Web (WWW) home directory.; (there is an IRAF home page (preliminary) \
Image Reduction and Analysis Facility ( IRAF )
The main IRAF distribution includes a good selection of programs for general image processing and graphics, plus a large number of programs for the reduction and analysis of optical and IR astronomy data (the "NOAO" packages). Other external or layered packages are available for applications such as data acquisition or handling data from other observatories and wavelength regimes such as the Hubble Space Telescope (optical), EUVE (extreme ultra-violet), or ROSAT and AXAF (X-ray). These external packages are distributed separately from the main IRAF distribution but can be easily installed. The IRAF system also includes a complete programming environment for scientific applications, which includes a programmable Command Language scripting facility, the IMFORT Fortran/C programming interface, and the full SPP/VOS programming environment in which the portable IRAF system and all applications are written.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 95 ( ADASS V )
The ADASS Conferences provide a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software, and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. ADASS '95, held in Tucson, AZ, was hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (October 22-25, 1995).
USA National Solar Observatory / Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, NM ( NSO/SP )
Anonymous ftp.
National Optical Astronomy Observatories ( NOAO )
catalogs, NSO, CTIO, KPNO
Astrophysical Journal ( ApJ )
The Astrophysical Journal (ISSN 0004-637X) is published three times a month (in two parts) for the American Astronomical Society by The University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. Volumes consist of two issues each. An author and subject index covering three volumes appears in Part 1 every second month. An annual index is published after the last volume of the year and is sent to each subscriber. The articles in this journal are indexed in the Science Citation Index, Philadelphia, PA.
Astrophysical Journal Supplement ( ApJS )
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049) is published monthly for the American Astronomical Society by The University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. Six volumes of two issues each are published each year. An author and subject index appears in the second issue of each volume.
Employment Opportunities at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories ( Job Openings at NOAO and NSO )
NOAO Educational Outreach
Links to educational programs and materials provided by the U.S.A. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ.
NOAO Image Gallery
Images from telescopes operated by the U.S.A. National Optical Astronomy Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona, and Cerro Tololo, Chile, plus various solar images from the National Solar Observatory.
Kitt Peak National Observatory ( KPNO )
Observing information. There is also an anonymous ftp
Kitt Peak National Observatory - Schedules ( KPNO )
NOAO Newsletters
The NOAO Newsletter is published quarterly. Issues starting with June 1992 are available on-line but only those Newsletters dated June 1996 and later are full-up HTML files. Each issue is seachable, plus a variety of search options are available from this page.
BOWER, Gary A. ( NOAO )
Mighell, Kenneth ( NOAO Tucson )
MACRI, Lucas ( NOAO )
Cepheid variables; Tully-Fisher relation.
Submillimeter Polarimeter for Antarctic Remote Observing ( SPARO )
Mapping Interstellar Magnetic Fields from the South Pole.
RASIO, Fred ( Northwestern University )
Theoretical astrophysics: extrasolar planets, stellar dynamics, hydrodynamics, general relativity, gravitational wave astronomy.
MEYER, David M. ( Northwestern Univ. )
ULMER, Melville P. ( Northwestern Univ. )
Northwestern University - Astrophysics ( NWU )
Observational and theoretical astrophysics at Northwestern University uses all of the electromagnetic spectrum: radio (at both centimeter and millimeter wavelengths), near and far infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray. This is carried out using state-of-the-art instrumentation at major international facilities. Theoretical research emphasizes compact objects (black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars), stellar astrophysics, and cosmology.
NOVAK, Giles ( Northwestern Univ. )
TAAM, Ronald ( Northwestern Univ. )
ZADEH, Farhad Yusef ( Northwestern Univ. )
The Galactic Center. Supernova Remnant Masers. Star formation.
PSPLOT is a Fortran-callable PostScript plotting library which can create 2-D publication-quality graphics. It supports the standard 35 PostScript fonts and color, and is distributed free of charge for non- commercial use.
Astronomical Image Processing System ( AIPS (the Classic Variety) at NRAO )
The Astronomical Image Processing System is a software package for calibration, data analysis, image display, plotting, and a variety of ancillary tasks on Astronomical Data. It comes from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It is primarily for Radio Astronomy. There is a Usenet newsgroup alt.sci.astro.aips that deals with AIPS issues and has occasional interesting announcements. There is an AIPS memo that nicely describes the AIPS software system (PostScript, 189404 bytes). It contains one schematic diagram of the overall AIPS structure.
Myers, Steven T. ( NRAO )
Contains links to the Astro News Page, Online Course material, and includes VLA/VLBA and ALMA related information.
Fill-in form to search the database of all preprints received at NRAO from 1986 forward, with citations to published papers. Included are preprints by NRAO authors as well as preprints received from authors and institutions worldwide. The database is updated weekly.
FITS Information Archive
This is an archive for the Flexible Image Transport System [FITS], the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community.
NRAO Charlottesville ( NRAO-CV )
This web page contains links to these items, among others: AIPS (Astronomical Image Processing System), AIPS++, NRAO Headquarters, The Central Development Lab, and the main NRAO Library.
Postage Stamp Server for NVSS Radio Sky Survey ( NVSS Postage Stamp Server )
This Web page allows the user to obtain "postage stamp" FITS images of selected, small fields from the NRAO/VLA Sky Survey (NVSS). Either 1950 or 2000 positions are supported as are a number of projective geometries. This survey is being done with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array telescope at a wavelength of 20 cm (1.4 GHz) and is producing images of the sky north of declination -40 deg with a resolution of 45". Both total intensity and linear polarization is being imaged. This project began in September 1993 and the main body of observations will be finished in the Summer of 1996. Results are being made available as they are produced.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 96 ( ADASS VI )
The ADASS Conferences provide a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software, and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. ADASS '96 was hosted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the University of Virginia Departments of Astronomy and Computer Science (September 22-25, 1996).
Flexible Image Transport System ( FITS archive at NRAO )
Astronomy resources on the Internet ( NRAO )
Microcomputer Image Processing System ( MiPS )
(this document is the announcement of a demo for MS-DOS computers)
An Astronomer's Guide to On-line Bibliographic Databases and Information Services
This is Starlink User Note 174.1 (29 November 1993).
See also " A Guide to Astronomical Catalogues, Databases and Archives available through Starlink" , Starlink User Note 162.1 (18. March 1993), also by A.C. Davenhall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Leicester.
  • Extragalactic radio sources
  • VLA Development Plan
  • VLAPLAN software
  • Radio images
Radio Galaxy and Quasar Images
Images of extragalactic radio sources, mainly from the VLA
FITSview FITS image viewers ( FITSview )
The FITSview family of viewers for FITS format astronomical images are available for Microsoft Windows (FITSview), Apple Macintosh (MacFITSview) and Unix/X-Windows (XFITSview) computer systems. These viewers have easy to use graphical controls and will display astronomical images in the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) format allowing zooming, scrolling, modifying the brightness, contrast and pseudo color and allow determination of celestial positions and the physical brightness units in the image. Both standard World Coordinate System (WCS) and Digitized Sky Survey
WELLS, Donald C. ( NRAO )
LISZT, Harvey ( NRAO )
NRAO VLA Sky Survey ( NVSS )
The NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) is mapping the sky north of -40 deg declination at 1.4 GHz. The principal data products are (1) 4 deg X 4 deg continuum maps " cubes" with three planes containing Stokes I, Q, and U images, (2) source lists, and (3) processed (u,v) data sets. The maps have 45 arcsec FWHM resolution and nearly uniform rms noise, about 0.45 mJy/beam = 0.14 K (Stokes I) and 0.29 mJy/beam (Stokes Q and U). The rms uncertainties in right ascension and declination vary from 0.3 arcsec for strong (S > 30 mJy) point sources to 5 arcsec for the faintest (S ~ 2.5 mJy) detectable sources.
Fate of Gas in Interacting Galaxies
MURPHY, Patrick P. ( NRAO )
Green Bank
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank (West Virginia) is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Orbiting Very Long Baseline Interferometry ( OVLBI )
The Orbiting VLBI tracking station in Green Bank, West Virginia is one of four NASA tracking stations dedicated to support of Very Long Baseline Interferometry satellites.
Atacama Large Millimeter Array - NRAO Web site ( ALMA )
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is a millimeter wavelength telescope. The U.S. side of the project is run by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), operated by Associated Universities, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The European side of the project is a collaboration between the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy and Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie, and the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council.
NRAO Arizona Operations ( NRAO-TUC )
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory Arizona Operations is the center for the following NRAO activities: (1) 12 Meter Telescope and (2) Millimeter Array Development Activities.
NRAO 12m Telescope Schedules
Very Large Array ( VLA )
Very Large Array - Schedules ( VLA/NRAO )
Very Long Baseline Array ( VLBA )
National Radio Astronomy Observatory ( NRAO )
The NRAO is a facility operated by Associated Universities, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
NRAO/VLA Information System -- Maintenance Report summaries (Open and to be Repaired); Official VLA, VLBA and VLBI NUG Schedules; General Info for Visitors to NRAO (New Mexico); VLA Specific Information; VLBA Specific Information; Weather Information
NRAO-Charlottesville ( Headquarters ; there is also an anonFTP server .
NRAO-VLA (Very Large Array)
NRAO-VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array)
NRAO-Green Bank (140-foot, GBT, OVLBI)
Careers at NRAO ( National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, New Mexico )
AIPS++ ( Astronomical Information Processing System )
AIPS++ is a software package which will calibrate and image (primarily) radio astronomical data. It is being written in an object-oriented style using the C++ language. AIPS++ is being developed by an international consortium. AIPS++ is not yet of interest to users, although there are some email reflectors you may wish to join for information. A beta library release is available via anonymous ftp. This may be of interest to C++ software developers.
NRAO Library
RAPsheet, PageCharge Policies, Preprints, Published Papers...
Seyfert galaxies; Space VLBI; Active galactic nuclei.
Global Oscillation Network Group ( GONG )
The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a community-based program to conduct a detailed study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. In order to exploit this new technique, GONG has developed a six-station network of extremely sensitive, and stable velocity imagers located around the Earth to obtain nearly continuous observations of the Sun's "five-minute" oscillations, or pulsations.
National Solar Observatory ( NSO, USA )
The mission of the National Solar Observatory is to advance knowledge of the Sun, both as an astronomical object and as the dominant external influence on Earth, by providing forefront observational opportunities to the research community.
National Solar Observatory Telescope Schedules ( NSO )
* Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope * John W. Evans Solar Facility * Link to NSO-KP telescope Schedule.
Carnegie Institution Observatories ( OCIW )
KELSON, Daniel D. ( Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena )
Fundamental Plane
Extragalactic Distance Scale
Galaxy Evolution
Interstellar Medium.
Ohio State University Department of Astronomy ( OSU )
MARTINI, Paul ( Harvard-Smithsonian CfA )
Neural Network Papers ( archive )
This directory contains technical reports as a public service to the connectionist and neural network scientific community which has an organized mailing list (for info: Researchers may place electronic versions of their preprints in this directory, announce availability, and other interested researchers can rapidly retrieve and print the postscripts.
Ohio State University - Department of Astronomy
Provides information about the personnel, research and teaching activities, and resources of the OSU Astronomy Department. Includes our on-line graduate program brochure, links to the personal home pages of faculty, staff, and students, and calendars of local events.
POGGE, Richard W. ( Ohio State Univ. )
PRADHAN, Anil K. ( Ohio State Univ. )
TERNDRUP, Don ( Ohio State Univ. )
Ohio State University Astrophysics and Cosmology
People and Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology at Ohio State University.
Ohio Univ. - Physics and Astronomy Department
STATLER, Tom ( Ohio Univ. )
Ohio University - Astronomy and Astrophyics
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Physics Department of Ohio University at Athens, Ohio.
University of Oklahoma - Physics and Astronomy Department
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute ( PARI )
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is a not-for-profit public foundation dedicated to providing research and educational access to radio and optical astronomy for a broad cross-section of users.
Pre-college through post-graduate students will have the opportunity to work and learn with full time and visiting astronomers. Additional access is provided on a remote basis through this Internet site to grades K-12.
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute ( PARI )
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to providing research, study, and educational access to optical and radio astronomy for a broad cross section of users. Pre-college through post-graduate students will have the opportunity to work and learn with full time and visiting astronomers and astrophysicists while performing real research using a variety of advanced astronomical techniques. Additional access will be provided on a remote basis through the Internet to grades K-12 and the public.
Located in the Appalachian Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway just west of Asheville, North Carolina, PARI will provide both the sky views appropriate to the science of astronomy, as well as a pleasant place to work and learn.
Astronomy links
Extensive list of thousands of categorized astronomy links especially useful for educators and students.
CONTI, Alberto ( University of Pittsburgh )
Galaxy Formation et alia.
GARDNER, Jeff ( Univ. Pittsburgh )
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Physics & Astronomy
Allegheny Observatory
The official web site of the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory.
Pomona College - Astronomy Program
Includes a complete description of the Pomona College astronomy program, a tour of the Frank Brackett Observatory, and a tour of the 40" telescope in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.
Princeton University Observatory
Princeton University - Astrophysics Library
Princeton University Astrophysics Graduate Program
SPERGEL, David N. ( Princeton )
LUPTON, Robert ( Princeton )
VOGELEY, Michael S. ( Princeton )
Princeton University - Pulsar Group
The home page of the pulsar research group in the department of physics of Princeton University, this site includes pointers to the home pages of group members, a collection of pulsar related resources and pointers to our supported data analysis software (including TEMPO), and links to radio astronomy observatories and related sites.
Radio Pulsar Resources
A unified collection of information and pointers of interest to radio pulsar researchers. Resources include pointers to group and individual home pages, radio telescope home pages and telescope schedules, and pulsar related preprints and reprints.
NICE, David ( Princeton University )
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ( PSC )
Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center/University of Pittsburgh - Relativity Group: Preprints ( pitt_preprints )
Planetary Science Institute ( PSI )
The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) is a non-profit organization ( a division of San Juan Institute) that conducts a wide variety of basic research in planetary science and allied fields. Established in Tucson, Arizona, in 1972, the Institute has a number of multi-faceted research programs in planetary astronomy, lunar and planetary geology, and planetary geophysics and dynamics. PSI's Astrophysics Group conducts research on cataclysmic variables, CCD observational techniques and instrumentation, multi-wavelength observations, faint object photometry, and extra-Solar planet searches. PSI currently emphasizes Mars, satellites, asteroids , and comets, as well as the origin of planets. Our scientists have participated in NASA spacecraft missions, such as Mariner 9, Viking, and Mars Observer, and are presently involved in the Galileo Mission to Jupiter and the NEAR Mission to Eros.
Pennsylvania State University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics ( PSU )
Hobby Eberly Telescope ( HET )
The Hobby-Eberly telescope (HET) is a new 9 meter telescope, built at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory near Ft. Davis Texas as a result of an international collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin, The Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University in the United States and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, and Goerg-August-Universitaet Goettingen. The HET has been tailored for spectroscopy, and in particular, fiber-coupled spectroscopy.
Penn State Inservice Workshops in Astronomy ( PSIWA )
The Penn State Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics offers inservice workshops for science teachers at the middle- and high-school levels. These are held during the summer and provide graduate credit.
Penn State - QSO Absorption Line Group ( PSU )
Statistical software for astronomy and related fields ( StatCodes )
StatCodes is a Web metasite with links to >200 source codes and packages implementing statistical methods which are freely available on the Internet. Most are in C or Fortran. Categories include: general statistics; statistical distributions; Bayesian statistics; time series analysis; multivariate analysis; multivariate clustering and classification; censored and truncated data; nonparametric methods; density estimation and smoothing; spatial statistics; image analysis; correlation and regression; visualization tools; interactive Web tools.
WOLSZCZAN, Alex ( Penn State University )
KIZILTAN, Bulent ( Penn. State University )
Pulsar Searches, Timing and Radio Observations of Pulsars using the PSPM at Arecibo, High Energy Astrophysics (SNR and compact objects).
BURROWS, David N. ( Penn State Univ. )
CHARLTON, Jane C. ( Penn State Univ. )
CHESTER, Margaret McMath ( Penn State Univ. )
PALMA, Chris ( Penn State )
SCHNEIDER, Donald ( Penn State Univ. )
FEIGELSON, Eric D. ( Penn State Univ. )
MESZAROS, Peter ( Penn State Univ. )
LAGUNA, Pablo ( Penn State Univ. )
PAVLOV, George ( Penn State Univ. )
CIARDULLO, Robin ( Penn State Univ. )
SIGURDSSON, Steinn ( Penn State )
Theory, dynamics and compact objects, misc.
Statistical Consulting Center for Astronomy ( SCCA )
The SCCA provides prompt high-quality statistical advice for the astronomical community. It is an interdisciplinary team of faculty at Penn State with contacts throughout the international statistical community. A wide range of issues arising in astronomical data analysis can be addressed. Questions and answers are made available on the WWW.
Purdue University High Energy Astrophysics ( HEAp )
Educational Space Simulations Project ( ESSP )
The Educational Space Simulations Project is a web site where teachers and students can retrieve information about coordinating and conducting their own space simulation. Activity guides, launch and landing scripts, software, and much more is available for free download.
MICHEL, F. Curtis ( Rice Univ. )
Rice Space Institute ( RSI )
The mission of the Rice Space Institute is to"Make the Universe Smaller" by interdisciplinary research and education at all levels, charting the course for the next generation of peaceful uses of space.
REIFF, Patricia ( Rice Univ. )
Houston Astronomical Society ( HAS )
The Houston Astronomical Society in Texas has 250+ members and an 18 acre observatory site with a rolloff roof building housing 3 pier'ed telescopes.
Rice University - Department of Space Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Space Physics & Astronomy at Rice University is currently involved in many different aspects of space physics and astrophysics research with plasma physics linking the two disciplines as an underlying theme. Theoretical Solar System Physics; Experimental Solar System Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics; Observational Astronomy; Atomic and Atmospheric Physics
HARTIGAN, Patrick ( Rice )
Galileo Project
A web resource on the life and works of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).
Rochester Univ. - POA Library
University of Rochester - Near Infrared Group
Colloquial description of some of the activities of the group of astronomers at the University of Rochester, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. Not kept up to date.
BLACKMAN, Eric G., Prof. ( Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester )
Theoretical Astrophysics.
University of Rochester - Astronomy and Astrophysics Group
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Department of Physics, applied Physics and Astronomy ( RPI )
Research in the Astrophysics Group is centered around the properties of interstellar dust and the role of dust in physical processes such as star formation and interstellar chemistry.
Rutgers University Astronomy
San Diego Supercomputer Center ( SDSC )
Mount Laguna Observatory
Green Flashes ( SDSU )
Information about green flashes, mirages, and other refraction phenomena. Contains an extensive bibliography that covers the history of these topics, as well as links to numerous color photographs and simulations.
San Diego State University - Astronomy Department ( SDSU )
Stephen F. Austin State University Observatory ( SFASU )
Facilities, research, and personnel of the SFASU Observatory.
San Francisco State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( SFSU )
Research activities include search for extrasolar planets.
BEST, Jason ( Shepherd College )
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies ( CEPS / RPIF )
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies and its Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) located at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution are pleased to announce the availability of its WWW server. The purpose of this NASA supported RPIF is to act as a reference library providing planetary science researchers with access to the extensive collection of image data from planetary missions. Currently we are in the process of placing some of the 300,000 photographs and images of the planets and their satellites in our collection online.
Southwest Missouri State University - Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials science ( SMSU )
Southwest Missouri State University has an extensive Astronomy program, including studies using their Baker Observatory which is conveniently located outside of the city's lights. Studies started here can lead to a Ph.D. in Astronomy.
COMINSKY, Lynn R. ( Sonoma State Univ. )
Sonoma State University - Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
SPEAR, Gordon G. ( Sonoma State Univ. )
TENN, Joseph ( Sonoma State Univ. )
Jobs in Physics, Astronomy, and Other Fields
Maintained at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University.
McLIN, Kevin M. ( Sonoma State University )
QSO Absorption Lines, Intergalactic Medium, Observational Cosmology.
Stanford University Astrophysics
MERIWETHER, Dave ( Satellite development, testing & Operations, Stanford )
Dave's world is split into three catagories:
Space Work (My current work developing the Gravity Probe B's ground station), Physics (Relativity mostly), Astrophysics (including my previous work with the EUVE), Rocket Science (lots of links, including the X prize), and Space operations (every satellite web page I know of);
Dave's Playground: Weather, News, Earthquakes & hurricanes, road conditions, California info, Federal info, images, html, perl & vi resources www sources, music, & misc
Jobs: on-line job resources.
Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission ( Stanford )
Gravity Probe B is the relativity gyroscope experiment being developed by NASA and Stanford University to test two extraordinary, unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The experiment will check, very precisely, tiny changes in the direction of spin of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth satellite orbiting at 400-mile altitude directly over the poles. So free are the gyroscopes from disturbance that they will provide an almost perfect space-time reference system. They will measure how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth, and, more profoundly, how the Earth's rotation drags space-time around with it. These effects, though small for the Earth, have far-reaching implications for the nature of matter and the structure of the Universe.
Daily Martian Weather Report
The Daily Martian Weather Report is produced by the Mars Global Surveyor Radio Science Team (MGS RST). When the MGS mapping sequence begins, the page will contain a daily weather report for the planet Mars based on radio occultation measurements of the temperature and pressure profiles of the Martian atmosphere. Currently, the site contains information about the MGS mission and the Radio Science Team, the radio occultation technique for study of planetary atmospheres, profiles of the atmosphere of Venus acquired during occultations of the Magellan spacecraft, and information for K-12 educators interested in e-mail communications between their classes and members of the MGS RST.
Wilcox Solar Observatory ( WSO )
The Wilcox Solar Observatory began daily observations of the Sun's global magnetic field in May 1975, with the goal of understanding changes in the Sun and how those changes affect the Earth; this is now called space weather. Now low-resolution maps are also made of the Sun's magnetic field each day, as are observations of solar surface motions. The observatory is located in the foothills just west of the Stanford University campus.
Stanford Public Information REtrieval System ( SLAC-SPIRES )
A variety of SLAC's databases of interest to high-energy physics community is now made available via WWW, including: Preprints: HEP preprint database. Contains bibliographic summaries of more than 280,000 particle physics papers. Included are preprints, journal articles, technical reports, thesis, etc. Searchable by author, title, report number, institution, collaboration, and more. Find citations of your favorite author or article. View full postscript versions of selected preprints, read abstracts of bulletin-board papers. Need more help? Abstracts: Bulletin boards abstracts database. Useful in searching for recent physics bulletin board articles not yet covered by the HEP database. Find abstracts (and more!) of the articles posted today, yesterday, in the last seven days, week before that, or anytime.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center ( SLAC )
Stanford SOLAR Center
Providing Solar On-Line Activity Resources for the joy of solar science exploration.
This site presents a collection of fun educational activities based on Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) data.
Solar Physics at Stanford University
Observational and theoretical research in the physics of the sun is carried out at Stanford University in several research groups. The Wilcox Solar Observatory and Solar Oscillations Investigation programs are conducted by a group of scientists and supporting staff associated with the Center for Space Science and Astrophysics (CSSA) and the Hansen Exerimental Physics Laboratories (HEPL), under the direction of Philip H. Scherrer (CSSA and the Department of Physics).
Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope ( GLAST )
The GLAST Mission is under study for flight in the first decade of the next century. GLAST is a next generation high-energy gamma-ray observatory designed for making observations of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy band extending from 10 MeV to more than 100 GeV.
MOSKALENKO, Igor V. ( Stanford U. )
The whole particle/high-energy astrophysics including diffuse Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray emission, cosmic-ray production and propagation, particle interactions with fields and matter, X-, and gamma-rays, astrophysics of neutrinos, stellar mass black holes and AGN physics, neutron stars and binaries, astrophysical plasma kinetics etc.
The SCSU Archive of the MAPS Catalog of the POSS I ( MAPS Catalog )
This online version of the Minnesota Automated Plate Scanner (MAPS) Catalog of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (Epoch I) [hereafter the MAPS Catalog] was constructed by Juan Cabanela, one of the authors of the original MAPS Catalog of the POSS I. The MAPS Catalog was originally distributed on four DVDs to several astronomical data centers. The goal of this project is to make the catalog available in an interactive format. This site should be viewed as a backup/alternate version of the website maintained by the Minnesota Automated Plate Scanner group at
Amazing Space ( Hubble Space Telescope Online )
Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy.
Hubble Space Telescope Data Archive ( STScI )
ASTRO Observatory ( ASTRO-1 and ASTRO-2 )
The ASTRO Observatory had three primary instruments: the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT), the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) and the Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE). The first Astro flight was on December 2-11, 1990. The X-ray experiment Broad Band X-Ray Telescope (BBXRT) was also part of the Astro-1 flight. The second flight was on March 2-18, 1995.
OAO-3 (Copernicus) Archive
The Copernicus satellite, otherwise known as the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 3 (OAO-3), obtained high resolution far- (900-1560 Å) and near- (1650-3150 Å) ultraviolet spectra of 551 objects, primarily bright stars, from 1972 to 1981.
This is part of the Multimission Archive at STsCI (MAST).
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive ( at STScI )
IUE Archive ( MAST )
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) performed spectrophotometry at high (0.1-0.3 Å) and low (6-7 Å) resolution between 1150 Å and 3200 Å.
Over 104,000 ultraviolet spectra were obtained with IUE between January 26, 1978, and September 30, 1996.
This is part of the Multimission Archive at STScI.
Multimission Archive at STScI ( MAST )
The Multimission Archive at STScI is being developed to support a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
Medium Deep Survey ( MDS )
The Medium Deep Survey (MDS) is an international project that uses the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in Pure parallel mode to study the nature of faint galaxies in the deepest regions of the universe. The released MDS database contains model fits for about 64000 objects in 185 WFPC2 fields, observed in most cases using the F814W(I), F606W(V) and for few in F450W(B) photometric filters. Some fields overlap each other, and duplicate observations of the same object has not yet been cross-identified.
Starcast ( Navigating the Astronomical Internet )
Starcast is ST ScI's prototype implemetation of Astrobrowse, a coordinated effort to develop common interfaces to the growing multitude of online astronomical services.
Starcast is an interface for querying multiple data archives, catalogs, and other online astronomical resources from a single Web-based form. Using simple but common query parameters, you can use Starcast to quickly locate online services (maybe even services you didn't know existed) that may have the data you're looking for.
Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope ( UIT - Archives at STScI MAST )
The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UIT) was one of three ultraviolet telescopes on the ASTRO-1 mission flown on the space shuttle Columbia during 2-10 December 1990. The same three instruments were later flown on the space shuttle Endeavour from 3-17 March 1995, as part of the ASTRO-2 mission. Exposures were obtained on 70-mm photographic film in the 1200-3300 Å range using broadband filters and later digitized using a Perkin-Elmer microdensitometer. Image resolution was 3" over a 40' field of view. Overall, UIT-1 obtained 821 exposures of 66 targets, and UIT-2 obtained 758 images of 193 targets.
Astronomical Software & Documentation Service ( ASDS )
The Astronomical Software and Documentation Service (ASDS) is a network service that allows you to find existing astronomical resources for solving your problem. ASDS started life as the Astronomical Software and Documentation Service, devoted entirely to astronomical software packages and their associated on-line documentation. Much code is rewritten these days, not because anyone has found a fundamentally better way to solve the problem, but because they simply don't know who has already done it, whether the code runs on the system they have available, or where to get it if it does. That is the problem that ASDS was intended to solve. The objectives of ASDS changed in 1998 when its scope was expanded to include astronomical observing sites and their associated telescope and instrument manuals, taken from a listing maintained by Liz Bryson ( The service was renamed at this point.
Electronic Preprints project
A NASA Applied Information Systems Research Program grant funded project for indexing a distributed set of astronomical documents, including preprints.
Hubble Heritage Project
A striking astronomical image, created by the Hubble Heritage team, is released at this site the first Thursday of every month. As well as creating color images from the exposures in the Hubble Telescope Data Archive, this project has voting events for choosing observing targets at this website.
Hubble Heritage Project Index
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a research tool dedicated to scientific studies of nature. By emphasizing compelling HST images distilled from scientific data, we hope to pique curiosity about our astrophysical understanding of the universe we all inhabit.
STScI Newsletter
Space Telescope Science Institute Preprint services ( STScI )
Union List of Astronomy Serials ( ULAS )
The Union List of Astronomy Serials (ULAS), 2nd edition, is composed of bibliographic information for (primarily) non-commercial publications of observatories and institutions concerned with research in astronomy.
Space Telescope Science Institute Library Service
STEPsheet, IAU circulars
HST Science Data Archive ( STScI, Baltimore, MD )
(telnet, password='archive')
Digital Sky Survey ( DSS )
The Digitized Sky Survey comprises a set of all-sky photographic surveys in E, V, J, R, and N bands conducted with the Palomar and UK Schmidt telescopes. The Catalogs and Surveys Branch (CASB) is digitizing the photographic plates to support HST observing programs but also as a service to the astronomical community.
Images of any part of the sky may be extracted from the DSS, in either FITS or GIF format.
STScI STEPsheet Preprint Database
STScI-STEPsheet is a bibliographic listing of astronomy and astrophysics preprints received at the Space Telescope Science Institute Library since 1982, including all HST papers in the refereed literature. The preprints include papers submitted to scientific and technical journals and to appear in meeting proceedings; they cover observational, experimental, theoretical, review, instrumentation, image processing, and computing topics in a wide range of astronomical subdisciplines. Preprints include work by ST ScI authors as well as preprints received from authors and institutions world-wide. Citations are added as papers are published. The database is updated daily.
Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-centimeters ( VLA FIRST )
FIRST -- Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm -- is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the NRAO Very Large Array (VLA) and an automated mapping pipeline, we produce images with 1.8" pixels, a typical rms of 150 Jy, and a resolution of 5" . At the 0.75 mJy source detection threshold, there are ~110 sources per square degree, ~35% of which have resolved structure on scales from 2-30" .
WHITE, Richard L. ( STScI )
MARGON, Bruce ( STScI, Baltimore )
Space Telescope Science Institute ( STScI )
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STScI is operated by Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under contract to NASA.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Encounters Jupiter - Latest HST Images (STScI)
Employment Opportunities at the Space Telescope Science Institute ( STScI )
Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph ( GHRS-HST )
The GHRS was one of four axial instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope and was designed to obtain UV spectra over a wide range of resolutions. GHRS was used to make finely detailed spectroscopic observations of ultraviolet sources, but was removed from HST in February 1997.
Hubble Deep Field ( HDF )
The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is a Director's Discretionary program on HST in Cycle 5 to image a typical field at high galactic latitude in four wavelength passbands as deeply as reasonably possible. In order to optimize observing in the time available, a field in the northern continuous viewing zone (CVZ) was selected and images were taken for 10 consecutive days, or approximately 150 orbits. Shorter 1-orbit images were also obtained of the fields immediately adjacent to the primary HDF in order to facilitate spectroscopic follow-up by ground-based telescopes. The observations were carried out from 18-30 December 1995, and the data are available to the community for study.
Remote Proposal Submission Software
TIM (Telescope Imaging Model) ( PSF software for HST )
TinyTIM PSF software for HST
STScI-authored preprints (abstracts)
Hubble Space Telescope ( HST )
The Hubble Space Telescope is a cooperative program of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to operate a long-lived space-based observatory for the benefit of the international astronomical community. To accomplish this goal and protect the spacecraft against instrument and equipment failures, NASA had always planned on regular servicing missions. Hubble has special grapple fixtures, 76 handholds, and stabilized in all three axes. HST is a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope which was deployed in low-Earth orbit (600 kilometers) by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-31) on 25 April 1990. HST's current complement of science instruments include three cameras, two spectrographs, and fine guidance sensors (primarily used for astrometric observations). Because of HST's location above the Earth's atmosphere, these science instruments can produce high resolution images of astronomical objects. Ground-based telescopes can seldom provide resolution better than 1.0 arc-seconds, except momentarily under the very best observing conditions. HST's resolution is about 10 times better, or 0.1 arc-seconds.
Hubble Space Telescope Observing Schedule
Astronomical Internet Resources ( at STScI )
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Conference Series
Spike Planning and Scheduling ( Spike )
Space Telescope Science Institute developed the Spike planning and scheduling software in support of the Hubble Space Telescope as a general toolkit for planning and scheduling under Contract NAS5-26555 with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is our desire that this toolkit be used to promote scientific research through the effective and efficient use of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories. By providing the Spike system to other facilities, we hope to develop a community of users who develop and use the Spike system. To the degree our resources allow, STScI will act as a clearinghouse for users, bug fixes, modifications, etc.
Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System ( STSDAS )
Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System (STSDAS) is a software primarily designed for reducing and analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). It operates in the IRAF software environmant. STSDAS includes the HST instrument calibration software included in the routine data processing pipeline but also includes general-purpose astronomy data analysis tools and enhancements to the IRAF environment.
STScI Online Preprint Service
The on-line STScI preprint service provides electronic versions of all preprints appearing in the STScI preprint series. It includes a searchable index, and full-text articles in PostScript format where available.
STScI Searchtools
Includes: STEIS Gopher Menus, STScI Phonebook, Archive Exposure Catalog, Current Year's Weekly Timeline, HST Status Reports, Long Range Plan (disabled), Weekly Summaries, STScI Documents, ...
Space Telescope Electronic Information System ( STEIS )
Calibrating Hubble Space Telescope
The proceedings from the HST Calibration Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute November 15-17, 1993. These proceedings include discussions on the calibration of each instrument, including the Fine Guidance Sensors. There is also a general section that includes papers on the Optical Telescope Assembly, the HST Calibration Database and information on the calibration of other space observatories namely, the IUE and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope. Check the table of contents for a full listing. For the user's convenience this book is available both by individual paper and by hefty chunks of postscript for each section: WFPC, FOC, FOS, GHRS and General. The latter method is most useful for those of you who want to collect the whole book. The main text of the book is 442 pages.
Restoration of HST Images and Spectra Workshop
Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 18-19 November 1993. Edited by Robert J. Hanisch ( and Richard L. White ( Advanced Systems Group, Science Computing and Research Support Division, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
AAS/CSWA Women in Astronomy Database ( WiA )
This list of Women in Astronomy has been produced by the American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy. It includes the names, professional affiliations and scientific interest information of females in the disciplines of astronomy and astrophysics. We welcome submissions from women affiliated with the science of astronomy and related fields.
Andrew Fruchter ( STScI )
Massive stars, starbursts, and their interaction with the surrounding ISM in nearby galaxies.
Umbral Missions Blocking Radiating Astronomical Sources ( UMBRAS )
UMBRAS is a technique and a class of space science missions. The UMBRAS goal is direct observation of planets around other stars.
Sandage Two-color Survey of the Galactic Plane
The examination of the Sandage two-color photographic survey of the galactic plane taken in support of the Uhuru X-ray satellite project (1969-1972) is a continuing project headed by Howard Lanning (CSC/STScI). Several hundred faint UV sources including many old novae, white dwarfs, cv's, Be shell stars, etc. have been identified and presented in the literature and posted on the WWW. The survey comprises over 100 Palomar (48-in.) Oschin Schmidt plates extending to a limiting B magnitude of ~20.
MILLER, Glenn ( STScI )
Data Reduction Expert Assistant ( DRACO )
The use of large format detectors, increased access to very large astronomical databases, and other developments in observational astronomy have led to the situation where many astronomers are overwhelmed by the reduction and analysis process. Draco is a novel approach to data reduction and analysis which works in conjunction with existing analysis systems such as STSDAS/IRAF, IDL, etc. Draco takes on much of the mechanics of the process, allowing the astronomer to spend more time understanding the physical nature of the data.
POSTMAN, Marc ( Baltimore, USA )
RHOADS, James ( Space Telescope Science Institute )
Union List of Astronomical Serials ( ULAS )
The Union List of Astronomical Serials, 2nd edition, is composed of bibliographic information for (primarily) non-commercial publications of observatories and institutions concerned with research in astronomy. To each of the approximately 2300 titles included are appended the holding records of 42 contributing libraries, representing the most comprehensive astronomical collections in North America, with selected holdings from China, Europe, India, and South America as well. ULAS is an on-going project of the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division of the Special Libraries Association. Judy Bausch of the Yerkes Observatory is the coordinator/compiler. For additional information, contact Judy at or Sarah Stevens-Rayburn at
BARRETT, James W. ( Stony Brook Radio Astronomy )
SOLOMON, Philip ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
SUNY Stony Brook Astronomy Group
PETERSON, Deane ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
WALTER, Fred ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
Observational astronomy (100 keV - 20 cm) within one Kpc.
LATTIMER, Jim ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
Personal home page for James M. Lattimer, with links to nuclear astrophysics group of SUNY-Stony Brook, current activities, and publications.
YAHIL, Amos ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
Southwest Research Institute - Department of Space Studies ( SwRI )
Parker, Joel Wm. ( Southwest Research Institute )
Ionosphere Thermosphere Mesosphere ( ITM )
Texas A&M University. High Energy Physics Group
Information server operated by the High Energy Physics Group at Texas A&M University
INGRAM, Doug ( Texas Christian University )
This page contains links to Introductory Astronomy teaching resources for college-level classes, including readings, homeworks, exams, lab exercises and study guides.
Tennessee State University 2-m Automatic Spectroscopic Telescope Project ( 2-m AST )
This site details development of an 80-inch automatic telescope that Tennessee State University is developing for high-dispersion spectroscopy. It includes engineering reports and extensive pictures of the instrument.
Tufts University Astronomy Program
The Astronomy Program at Tufts University includes resources for both education and research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physics. Links include information on our undergraduate program in Astrophysics as well as Solar Physics research into coronal magetic fields and their relation to noise storms on the sun.
University of Alabama - Department of Physics and Astronomy
A listing of faculty, postdocs, and graduates students as well as information on the Graduate program of study, the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, and a description of research facilities. Online preprints, job listings, and other information will be added soon.
KEEL, William ( Alabama )
WHITE, Raymond E., III ( U. Alabama )
Binary Stars
Free software for Macintosh computers, complete with manuals, for use in an educational setting or for self-learning. Teaches binary star concepts.
University of Cincinnati, Department of Physics ( UC Physics )
The Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati offers masters and Ph.D. degrees in Physics with an Astronomy Dissertation.
HANSON, Margaret ( U. Cincinnati )
High Altitude Observatory ( HAO )
Today's Observatory program includes numerical simulation of convection, radiation transport, and large-scale dynamics in both the solar and terrestrial atmospheres, plus observational programs to measure the Sun's output of magnetized plasma and radiation over the 11 year sunspot cycle of the Sun.
STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets ( STARE )
STARE (STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets) uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars. An important byproduct of STARE will be an unusually complete survey of variable stars within its selected fields-of-view.
National Center for Atmospheric Research ( NCAR )
Windows to the Universe
Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space sciences for the use of the general public. The objective of this project, funded by NASA, is to develop an innovative and engaging Web-site that spans the Earth and Space sciences. Our goal is to build a site that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience.
There is a NASA mirror site.
University of Chicago - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Our server has information about our graduate program, brief descriptions of our research, listings of the members of our department (and their personal home pages, if applicable). Several research groups also have pages; this web server is home to the web pages for Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and Yerkes Observatory.
Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica ( CARA )
Stereo Photographs of Telescopes and Observatories ( Stereo Telescope Photos )
Aligned Color Stereo Photographs of several telescopes and observatories, including Apache Point, Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Mt Hopkins, Kitt Peak, Yerkes, and the huge array of detectors at the Pierre Auger Observatory. Placed for public use by the Cosmus Group.
Interactive Stereo Visualizations of Cosmic Ray Showers ( AIRES Shower Visuals )
This has movies and animated 3d models of cosmic ray showers simulated by the AIRES package. You can see how a shower started by a gamma ray differs from one started by an iron nucleus, and so on. Software used to make the pictures are also available.
Color Stereo Photos of Mars from the 2004 Rovers ( marscolorstereo )
These are colorized versions of the black/white stereo photographs that the NASA/JPL Mars Exploration Rovers sent back in 2004. Both anaglyphs and side-by-side (geowall) photos are available. These were colorized and used in a 3d exhibit at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago.
Ryerson Astronomical Society
a student organization at the University of Chicago.
Solar System, Lecture notes and class materials ( Indiana University Northwest )
Lecture notes, homeworks, exams, and plenty of relevant links for introductory Astronomy course for non-science majors at Indiana University Northwest: The Solar System. Class taught in September 1996.
REBULL, Luisa ( UnivChicago )
Yerkes Observatory ( University of Chicago )
Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Wisconsin hosts the 40" refractor, a 41" reflector, a 24" Boller & Chivens reflector, a 10" educational telescope, and support facilities. The 41" telescope is used for research including adaptive optics studies.
KRAVTSOV, Andrey ( U. Chicago )
Microwave Background Anisotropies - Physics
A series of online tutorials ranging from beginner to expert covering the theory of cosmic microwave background anisotropies.
AASTeX Package for Manuscript Preparation
AASTeX is a LaTeX-based package that can be used to mark up manuscripts for American Astronomical Society (AAS) journals.
Astrophysical Journal ( ApJ )
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Electronic Edition ( PASP )
Published by the University of Chicago Press for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
WECHSLER, Risa ( University of Chicago )
Yerkes Library
The astronomy collection housed in Yerkes Library is designed to support the research and educational activities of Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, with emphasis on practical and observational astronomy, charts and catalogs of astronomical objects, and the design and construction of astronomical instruments and lenses. The collection also supports the activities of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), whose headquarters are located at the Observatory.
University of Chicago, Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
CARROLL, Sean ( University of Chicago )
Theoretical physics and astrophysics.
Lecture Notes on General Relativity ( University of Chicago )
University of California, Irvine, Observatory ( UCI Observatory )
The University of California, Irvine, Observatory is located on campus. It consists of a computer-controlled telescope with a 24-inch primary mirror and numerous other portable telescopes. The instruments on the primary telescope include CCD cameras and a spectrograph. The Observatory is used primarily for undergraduate astronomy classes. In addition, Visitor Nights open to the general public are held quarterly, and special tours for community groups can be arranged.
University of California, Irvine - Department of Physics & Astronomy ( UCI )
BENFORD, Gregory D. ( UC Irvine )
University of California, LA - Department of Physics and Astronomy (UCLA) ( UCLA )
Home page for the Astronomy Division of the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy. Information on faculty, staff, graduate students, graduate programs, and research programs.
GHEZ, Andrea ( UCLA )
JURA, Michael A. ( UCLA )
MALKAN, Matthew A. ( UCLA )
PLAVEK, Mirek J. ( UCLA )
LARKIN, James ( UCLA )
Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment ( STACEE )
STACEE is a new experiment for detecting gamma-rays with energies from 20 to 300 GeV, corresponding to the last unopened window in the electromagnetic spectrum. STACEE will use a the heliostats available at a large solar power facility to collect Cherenkov light that results from gamma-ray air showers. STACEE is currently under development and should be operational sometime in 1997 or 1998.
Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial
Cosmology is the study of the origin, current state, and future of our Universe. This field has been revolutionized by many discoveries made during the past century. This cosmology tutorial is an attempt to summarize these discoveries. It will be "under construction" for the foreseeable future as new discoveries are made. These pages are kept up-to-date as a resource for the cosmology courses at UCLA.
WRIGHT, Edward L. ( UCLA )
UCLA - Earth & Space Sciences Department ( UCLA ESS )
Our programs include planetary science, isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, continental tectonics, structural geology, mineral physics, paleobiology, geodynamics, seismology, and space physics.
UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Space Science Center
Magnetospheric physics, Solar Wind Coupling and Geomagnetic Activity, Space Simulations and Space Physics
UCR-IGPP - Astrophysics Group
UCR is active in the areas of space physics, plasma astrophysics, and observation astronomy. All of this research is performed within the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at UCR.
University of California, Riverside - High Energy Astrophysics ( UCR )
Information on current research in High Energy Astrophysics being conducted at the University of California, Riverside.
Remote Access Astronomy Project - Remotely Operated Telescope ( RAAP-ROT )
The Remote Access Astronomy Project. The RAAP is an educational outreach program that promotes interest in science through providing astronomy educational resources. These include a series of digital image processing exercises to teach a variety of physical concepts as well as access to our computer controlled telescope allowing motivated students design and carry out their own experiments.
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics ( KITP )
University of California Santa Barbara Physics ( UCSB )
Theoretical Astrophyics Astrophysics and Relativity General Relativity and Quantum Gravity Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology
University of California, Santa Barbara - Astrophysics & Cosmology Group ( UCSB )
BLAES, Omer ( UCSB )
Star formation; active galactic nuclei; radiation magnetohydrodynamics.
California Univ., Santa Cruz - Astronomy and Astrophysics Department ( UCSC )
Pulsars, X-ray Binaries, Supernova Remnants, Compact Objects, Extrasolar Planets, Transit Searches -Multiwavelength Observations of Pulsars
GROSS, Michael A. K. ( UCSC )
Full copies of recent publications, my dissertation, and several cosmological Fortran programs may be found here.
KORYCANSKY, Don ( Lick )
University of California, San Diego - Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences ( UCSD - CASS )
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at UC San Diego is the birthplace of the multi-channel Digicon photon detectors. Four of these are used on two instruments, the UCSD Faint Object Spectrometer (FOS), and the Goddard High Resolution Spectrometer (GHRS), on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Available at this site is information relating to the activities, facilities, and personnel at CASS. The Faint Object Spectrograph group, its history, and related areas of research are described in detail.
SMITH, Harding E. (Gene) ( CASS/UCSD )
Luminous Infrared Galaxies & AGN, Galaxy Evolution, Observational Cosmology, Physics & Astronomy Education.
Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences Marlar Library
Activity in Galaxies and Quasi-Stellar Objects, Formation of the Chemical Elements, Quasi-Steady State Cosmology. Editor, Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics; Scientific Editor, Astrophysical Journal.
PUETTER, Richard C. ( UCSD / CASS )
Infrared astronomy, instrumentation, active galaxies/QSOs, radiative transfer, computational physics, image reconstruction.
CASS Astronomy Tutorial - Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Introductory astronomy course developed for UCSD's Courses for Liberal Arts Majors.
RAZOUMOV, Alexei ( UC San Diego )
University of California - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics ( IGPP )
The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) is a Multi-Campus Research Unit (MRU) of the University of California. Its fundamental mission is to promote and coordinate basic research on the understanding of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe, and on the prediction of future changes, as they affect human life. The Institute was founded at UC Los Angeles in 1946 and expanded to include eight branches (UCLA, UCSD, UCR, UCSC, LANL, LLNL, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley) since then.
Howk, J. Christopher ( University of California )
The ISM in galaxies, particularly the disk-halo interface region of spirals.
CASS - High Energy Astrophysics
High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment ( HEXTE )
The High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment is one of 3 common-user instruments on board the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) which was launched on 1995 December 30. The HEXTE is sensitive to X-rays from 15 to 250 keV and is able to time-tag photons in this energy range to 8 microseconds.
Cecil and Ida Green Piñon Flat Observatory ( PFO )
PFO is operated by the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the University of California, San Diego (IGPP-UCSD), and is intended to measure, as accurately as possible, crustal deformation in a tectonically active area, so as to improve our understanding of the earthquake cycle, and so improve estimates of the earthquake hazard throughout southern California. It is also intended to serve as a testing ground for new geophysical instrumentation. Investigators from throughout the world operate instruments at this site.
University of Delaware - Department of Physics and Astronomy
GIZIS, John E. ( University of Delaware )
2MASS Survey; Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs.
University of Florida Astronomy Dept.
HAMANN, Fred ( University of Florida )
OLIVER, John P. ( U. Florida )
SARAJEDINI, Vicki ( U. Florida )
NASA COmputer Software Management and Information Center ( COSMIC )
University of Georgia, Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy at UGA
CAILLAULT, Jean-Pierre ( University of Georgia )
X-ray astronomy, star-forming regions, open clusters.
MAGNANI, Loris Alberto ( U. Georgia )
Radio Astronomy at University of Indianapolis ( Educational radiotelescope )
The radio telescope at Radio Astronomy at the University of Indianapolis is a 5 meter educational radio telescope. It has operated for two years on C band at abour 4 GHZ. The data from the radio telescope goes on the WWW as the data is recorded. The web page contains information about radio astronomy, a page that graphs the users selected data files and many data files. Software to do data processing on the data files is available for download. There are sample graphs of observations. The site contains complete technical data about the radio telescope and instructions on building a simple radio telescope.
Iowa Robotic Telescopes Facilities
The University of Iowa Physics and Astronomy Department maintains these pages as a guide to our suite of robotic, autonomous tasking telescopes. In addition to using these instruments for teaching and faculty and student research, limited observing time is made available to anyone with an interest in Astronomy and a valid observing request.
MUTEL, Robert L. ( Univ. Iowa )
NEFF, John S. ( University of Iowa )
The item of general interest is a directory containing Fortran source code for lecture demonstration programs.
IGNACE, Richard ( Iowa )
FRANK, Louis A. ( U. Iowa )
University of Iowa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Astronomy Department ( UIUC )
Magellanic Clouds Newsletter ( MCnews )
An bi-monthly electronic publication on Magellanic Clouds related research. The online content of the www page includes downloadable recent and back issues, news, and hyperlinks to other Magellanic Clouds related sites.
Stardial:an autonomous astronomical camera on the World Wide Web ( Stardial )
Stardial delivers images of the night sky nearly in real-time to the world wide web. It is used primarily for educational purposes. Its archive consists of images taken at 15 minute (sidereal) intervals since July 1996. The survey covers from 0 to -8 degrees declination to 12th magnitude. Highlights and possible classroom assignments are described.
GRUENDL, Robert ( UIUC: Laboratory for Astronomical Imaging )
Astronomy! A Brief Edition
The site supplements the textbook "Astronomy! A Brief Edition," and gives links relevant to each chapter in the book as well as updates on new developments and discoveries in astronomy.
The site, updated each Friday, tells what to expect in the sky for the coming week. It also features a "star of the week."
Stars ( Portraits of Stars and their Constellations )
"Stars" introduces a new star each week, describing it at a beginning level. The site gives constellation pictures showing the star and also features a general introduction to stars and their evolution.
RICKER, Paul M. ( University of Chicago )
The Daily Planet
Brought to you by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. Contains: Weather World the WWW version of the U of I Weather Machine.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics/Astronomy Library
Physics and Astronomy Library - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( UIUC )
National Center for Supercomputing Applications: Mosaic information browser ( NCSA )
NCSA Software
NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library ( NCSA ADIL )
The purpose of the NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library is to collect fully processed astronomical images in FITS format format and make them available to the research community and the general public via the World Wide Web. The collection contains images from research observatories all over the world and taken at all wavebands.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 98 ( ADASS VIII )
The ADASS Conference Series provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. ADASS '98 was hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the University of Illinois Astronomy Department (Urbana, IL, November 1st - 4th, 1998).
NCSA AipsView ( Radio Astronomy Imaging )
AipsView is a tool for visual data analysis built at NCSA with support from the NSF/ARPA Grand Challenge project in Radio Astronomy Imaging, and in cooperation with the AIPS++ programming project. AipsView is a tool for two-dimensional visualization and relies on Motif and Xlib for its user interface and drawing capabilities. A companion tool for three-dimensional visualization, AipsView3, requires OpenInventor. AipsView3 is at an early stage of development, and is not yet described on these pages.
University of Kentucky: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Atomic Line List
The atomic line list is a compilation of approximately 855,000 allowed, intercombination and forbidden atomic transitions with wavelengths in the range from 0.5 Å to 1000 µm. Its primary intention is to allow the identification of observed atomic absorption or emission features. The list is nearly complete for all ionization stages of all elements up to zinc. Transition probabilities are available for nearly 14% of the lines; they are mostly derived from Opacity Project data.
SHLOSMAN, Isaac ( U. Kentucky )
active galactic nuclei, accretion disks, galactic dynamics
VERNER, Dmitri ( U of Kentucky )
Astronomy Acknowledgement Index
This service provides references to all personal acknowledgements from all papers published in the leading journals in astronomy in the years 1995 and 1996. Search by name and lists of the most acknowledged scientists are available. Compiled by Dima Verner, University of Kentucky. Not updated.
Astrophysical Journal Letters Citation Analysis ( ApJ Lett. )
The electronic edition of The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) allows an easy statistical analysis of citations in the ApJL articles. This page (compiled by Dima Verner) provides citation statistics of the electronic ApJL starting for the year 1996. The page is not updated.
Atomic Data for Astrophysics
This service provides links to archives of atomic data for astrophysics at the University of Kentucky and other sites accessible through the WWW. The ADfA page is regularly updated.
Information for Authors: Astronomy Journals
Collection of "information for authors" sites for scholarly and popular astronomy journals.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Astronomy
The University of Massachusetts Astronomy Program's Web site offers information on the Graduate Program, including information on research projects and the individual research programs of the department members, and a directory of astronomical images at a variety of wavelength.
ARNY, Thomas ( UMASS )
Scientific interests: astronomy education and the history of stellar evolution, especially how people came to understand the structure and nature of red giants.
Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory - Schedules ( FCRAO )
HEYER, Mark ( UMass )
Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory ( FCRAO )
The FCRAO was founded in 1969 by the University of Massachusetts, together with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The original low frequency telescope was superseded in 1976 by a 14-m diameter radome-enclosed antenna for use at high radio frequencies (mm wavelengths), built primarily to study the physics and chemistry of interstellar clouds, circumstellar envelopes, planetary atmospheres, and comets.
Two Micron All-Sky Survey ( 2MASS )
Infrared detector technology has made such huge advances in the past decade that the only existing near-infrared sky survey, which was carried out at Caltech nearly 25 years ago, no longer serves as a useful context within which to interpret observations or select sources for study. The University of Massachusetts is therefore leading a new project, called the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), which will canvas the entire sky for stars and galaxies as much as 50,000 times fainter than the stars seen in the last survey.
DENT, William A. ( UMass )
EDWARDS, Suzan ( UMass )
Eric Howard ( UMASS )
ERICKSON, Neal ( UMass )
GREENSTEIN, George ( UMass )
IRVINE, William ( UMass )
Neal S. Katz ( UMASS )
STROM, Karen M. ( UMass )
KWAN, John ( UMass )
Eric V. Linder ( UMASS )
Phillip Mauskopf ( UMASS )
PREDMORE, C. Read ( UMass )
SCHLOERB, F. Peter ( UMass )
SCHNEIDER, Stephen ( UMass )
Matthew Senay ( UMASS )
SNELL, Ronald ( UMass )
TADEMARU, Eugene ( UMass )
WEINBERG, Martin ( UMass )
WHITE, Richard ( UMass )
YOUNG, Judith ( UMass )
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Astronomy: Preprints ( Star Formation and Theory Group Preprints )
Abstracts and full text preprints of accepted papers from the Star Formation and Theory groups at the University of Massachusetts Astronomy Program.
Five College Astronomy Dept. - Full texts of Ph.D. Theses ( Full text Ph. D. Theses )
The Five College Astronomy Dept. has begun placing the full text of Ph.D. theses from the department on a departmental WWW server. They will become available shortly after the final acceptance of the thesis. Besides the HTML version, Postscript files will be available on a chapter by chapter basis.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Joint Center for Astrophysics ( UMBC/JCA )
The JCA is a collaboration between the Physics Department at UMBC and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt MD). As such the JCA serves as an umbrella for employment oppportunities for PhD astronomers at either/both institutions. The JCA also offers both undergraduate and graduate-level astrophysics courses at UMBC, the latter leading to a PhD in Applied Physics.
Radio galaxies, blazars, active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, cosmology.
Berkeley Illinois Maryland Association ( BIMA - Hat Creek )
BIMA is a consortium consisting of the The University of California at Berkeley, The University of Illinois at Urbana and The University of Maryland at College Park which operates and maintains a millimeter-wave radio interferometer at Hat Creek, California.
NEMO Stellar Dynamics Toolbox ( NEMO )
NEMO is a Stellar Dynamics Toolbox with many programs to create, integrate, analyze and visualize N-body (and related) systems. In addition there are various tools to operate images, tables and orbits, including FITS files to import/export data to/from other data reduction packages.
Astronomical software on top of Linux
A list of astronomical software available on top of the Linux/Unix operating system.
WIP is a simple to use command line user interface used to produce high quality graphical output. It is linked with the PGPLOT subroutine package providing easy interaction with those subroutines.
Web Infrared Tool Shed ( WITS )
The Web Infrared Tool Shed is a collection of web pages and programs ("tool boxes") for the analysis of astronomical objects that emit primarily in the wavelength range 2 µm to 1 mm.  The goal of WITS is to provide the astronomical community with a uniform set of models over a large parameter space of source properties.
University of Maryland - Planetary Data System ( PDSSBN )
This node is currently located in the Astronomy Department of the University of Maryland, College Park. It supports the publicly accessible files for the Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node, and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bulletin Board.
University of Maryland, College Park - Astronomy Department
GRAYZECK, Edwin J. ( U. Maryland )
HAMILTON, Douglas ( U. Maryland )
SHETH, Kartik ( University of Maryland )
A'HEARN, Michael F. ( U. Maryland )
TEUBEN, Peter ( Maryland )
VEILLEUX, Sylvain ( University of Maryland )
VOGEL, Stuart ( U. Maryland )
WHITE, Stephen
Solar and Stellar Radio Astronomy.
University of Michigan Astronomy Department ( U. Mich. Astronomy )
Includes Interactive Radio Observatory Database
MDM Observatory ( MDM Observatory )
MDM Observatory was founded by the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Current operating partners include Michigan, Dartmouth, MIT, Ohio State University, and Columbia University. The Observatory is located on the southwest ridge of the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. It operates two telescopes: the 2.4-m Hiltner telescope and the 1.3-m McGraw-Hill telescope.
COWLEY, Charles R. ( U. Michigan )
HUGHES, Philip A. ( U. Michigan )
HOUK, Nancy ( U. of Michigan )
primary interest:stellar spectroscopy and spectral classification career-long project: The Michigan Spectral Catalogue (see link in personal home page)
Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment ( ROTSE )
ROTSE is an experimental program to search for astrophysical optical transients on time scales of a fraction of a second to a few hours. This is an area of astronomical science that has been relatively unexplored until now. The primary incentive for this research is to find the optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Two sets of instruments are now under construction: ROTSE-I, a 4-fold camera array using telephoto lenses to cover a 16 degree by 16 degree field of view and ROTSE-II, a pair of 0.45 meter aperture telescopes to cover a 2 degree by 2 degree field of view. The expected sensitivities of these two systems is expected to be m_v ~ 15 and 18 respectively.
Automated Plate Scanner ( APS, Univ. Minnesota )
The APS Catalog of the POSS I contains millions of entries for stars and galaxies, and the corresponding Image Database contains their pixels and more. The data behind the Object Catalog and Image Database are generated from digitized Palomar Observatory Sky Survey plates. Object Catalog entries include calibrated magnitudes in two colors, positions to 0.2 arcseconds, confidence measures on neural network image classifications, colors, and various other useful parameters.
US Army High Performance Computing Research Center ( AHPCRC )
University of Minnesota - Astronomy Department ( U Minn )
KORALESKY, Barron T. ( U. Minnesota )
DICKEY, John ( U. Minn )
RUDNICK, Lawrence ( U. Minnesota )
Links to research activities in the field of radio galaxies and supernova remnants, as well as teaching and local outreach activities.
WILLIAMS, Liliya L.R. ( University of Victoria, B.C., Canada )
Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing.
EFROIMSKY, Michael ( U.S.A. Naval Observatory )
University of North Carolina Physics and Astronomy
The SOAR Telescope Project The Grand Challenge
McMAHAN, Robert K. Jr.
Greek Astronomy ( The Revival of an Ancient Science )
The Greek Astronomy subsection in the Mathematics section at the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit
Greek Astronomy (extra) ( Object Omitted from Exhibit )
The Greek Astronomy subsection in the Mathematics section at the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit
Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba ( OAC )
The Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba (OAC) is an institute of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. This page includes information about history, research groups, teaching activities and the 1.5m telescope located at Bosque Alegre, in the mountains of the Sierras de Cordoba.
University of New Hampshire - Department of Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of New Hampshire has an extensive range of research including: space physics/astrophysics, nuclear physics, nonlinear dynamics and condensed matter.
University of New Hampshire - High Energy Astrophysics Group
COMPTEL Project.
MORGAN, Siobahn ( University of Northern Iowa )
PHILIP, A. G. Davis ( Union College )
KOOPMANN, Rebecca A. ( Union College )
Environmental effects on morphology and star formation; properties of spirals in nearby clusters.
UNLV Department of Physics ( UNLV )
LEPP, Stephen ( UNLV )
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Department of Physics
GREGORY, Stephen A. ( Univ. New Mexico )
HENNING, Patricia A. ( UNM )
New Mexico Univ. - Institute For Astrophysics ( IFA )
The IFA resides within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNM. Links and services which are related to astrophysics and astronomy at UNM.
DURIC, Nebojsa ( UNM )
RATHBUN, Julie A. ( Redlands Univ. )
NORDGREN, Tyler E. ( Redlands Univ. )
Pine Mountain Observatory ( University of Oregon )
University of Oregon - Physics Department
Consists of educational materials related to Astronomy, Weather, Energy and Environment, and Planet Earth. In addition, hypertext electronic textbooks and lessons are being developed. Contains The Galaxy Gallery, Electronic TextBook, and more...
University of Oregon - CCD Images of Galaxies
This is a Gallery showing several types of galaxies that inhabit the Universe.
CCD Images of Messier Objects ( Messier Objects )
High Quality CCD Images of Messier Objects gathered at a variety of observatories by the maintainer . Some amateur CCD images obtained at the Pine Mountain Observatory can be found here as well.
Low Surface Brightness Galaxies ( Barely Visible Galaxies )
Example CCD Images of Low Surface Brightness galaxies obtained from a long term survey for these objects. Recent Papers on these objects can also be found at this site.
University of Pennsylvania, Science and Engineering Libraries ( Chemistry, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Astronomy )
University of Pennsylvania - Physics Department ( High-Energy Astrophysics )
USC Astronomy
physics graduate students may participate in the ongoing research in astronomy. Members of the Astronomy group include Professors Don Barry, Werner Dappen, Gibson Reaves, and Edward Rhodes.
USC Space Sciences Center
The Space Sciences Center, directed by Professor Darrell L. Judge, is engaged in both laboratory and space based investigations. Current deep space, sounding rocket, and space shuttle flight experiments investigate the characteristics of planetary atmospheres, the interplanetary medium, and the sun through remote sensing optical techniques. Recently in situ neutral particle detection techniques have been developed to extend the capability of our remote sensing heliospheric space experiment. The Space Sciences Center also has a vigorous program in the physics of binary star systems and in the analysis of luminosity variations in B and O type stars
Center for Advanced Space Studies ( CASS )
The Center for Advanced Space Studies is a major research and conference facility built by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in 1991 in Houston, Texas. Since the completion of the CASS facility in December 1991, it has housed the four Houston activities of USRA: Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), Exploration Science Institute (ESI), Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS), Division of Educational Programs (DEP).
Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy ( SOFIA )
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be a 2.5 meter, optical/infrared/sub-millimeter telescope mounted in a Boeing 747, to be used for many basic astronomical observations performed at stratospheric altitudes. The Facility will accommodate installation of different focal plane instruments, with in-flight accessibility, provided by investigators selected from the international science community. The Facility objective is to have an operational lifetime in excess of 20 years.
Universities Space Research Association ( USRA )
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is a private, nonprofit corporation organized in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of NASA. Upon incorporation, the Association was vested in a consortium of universities. That consortium now consists of seventy-eight member universities.The Association is chartered to provide a means through which universities and other research organizations may cooperate with one another, with the government of the United States and with other organizations toward the development of knowledge associated with space science and technology. The Association is further chartered to acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories and other facilities for research, development and education associated with space science and technology.
University of Utah - Physics
Whole Earth Telescope ( WET, site of University of Texas at Austin )
The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaboration of astronomers who observe variable stars (white dwarfs and Delta Scuti stars) and cataclysmic variables Typically twice a year, we coordinate a global time-series photometry campaign at ~10 observatories worldwide such that our target objects are visible from the night side of the planet 24 hours a day
KORMENDY, John ( Univ. of Texas )
BENEDICT, Fritz ( McDonald )
Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry Science Team
See how astrometry, one of the oldest branches of astronomy, uses the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the newest tools of astronomy. Interrogate our home page to find out what we do, who we are, and what we've done. Look over our shoulder as we search for planets around a nearby star. We use the Fine Guidance Sensors aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to measure star positions, study binary stars and study stellar motions. Primarily, stellar positions yield parallaxes which provide information on distance. The distances to nearby stars calibrate the entire astronomical distance scale. Monitoring star position may reveal previously unseen companions. We search for planets near Proxima Centauri and Barnard's Star. We also work to tie the HIPPARCOS reference frame to an extragalactic (non-rotating) reference frame. We study binary stars unresolvable using ground-based techniques. We inspect stars to determine whether or not they are binary. We use the Planetary Camera to obtain images of stars in globular clusters. The precision with which we can measure positions is so high, that after 3-5 years a second image will show motions of stars in clusters 6 kpc distant.
Space Astrometry at The University of Texas
Present and future results of space astrometry carried out by researchers associated with The University of Texas McDonald Observatory and the Department of Astronomy.
WHEELER, J. Craig ( U. Texas )
JEFFERYS, William H. ( U. Texas )
University of Texas, Austin - Department of Astronomy
McDonald Observatory ( University of Texas, Austin )
McDonald Observatory is located 450 miles west of Austin, Texas, in the Davis Mountains. At present, there are three operating telescopes: 2.7-meter, 2.1-meter, and .76-meter reflectors. The Observatory is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared, and it boasts one of the first and most productive lunar ranging stations.
University of Texas, Austin - Department of Physics
University of Tennessee, Department of Physics and Astronomy
MIROSHNICHENKO, Anatoly ( Toledo Univ. )
Research interest: early-type stars with circumstellar gaseous and dusty envelopes.
BJORKMAN, Karen S. ( Toledo )
Ritter Astrophysical Research Center
The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center is associated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo. The Center includes faculty and graduate students working in the fields of stellar, interstellar, planetary, and extragalactic astrophysics. The Center's facilities include a 1m reflector equipped with two fiber-fed spectrographs.
University of Toledo - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UT-P&A )
Details on the department including faculty, research projects, and the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center. The Center includes a 1m optical reflector equipped with both a low/medium resolution spectragraph and an echelle spectrograph.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UWEC )
University of Wyoming Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Optics Atmosphere Science Physics Education Astronomy and Astrophysics Theoretical Physics Current publications - Some pre-prints and Poster Papers
Wyoming Infrared Observatory ( WIRO )
KNOP, Robert A. Jr. ( Vanderbilt University )
Rob Knop is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. He is a memeber of the Supernova Cosmology Project, a team of scientists who search for extremely distant supernovae at a range of redshifts with the goal of measuring the history of the Universe's expansion.
Vassar College - Department of Physics and Astronomy
CHROMEY, Fred ( Vassar College )
Villanova University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Virginia - Astronomy Department
TOLBERT, Charles R. ( U. Virginia )
WHITTLE, D. Mark ( U. Virginia )
FREDRICK, Laurence W. ( U. Virginia )
RICHARDS, Mercedes, T. ( U. Virginia )
IANNA, Phil A. ( U. Virginia )
CHEVALIER, Roger A. ( U. Virginia )
BALBUS, Steven ( U. Virginia )
GOLDSTEIN, Samuel J. ( U. Virginia )
KUMAR, Shiv S. ( Univ. Virginia )
THUAN, Trinh X. ( U. Virginia )
SASLAW, William C. ( U. Virginia )
SARAZIN, Craig L. ( U. Virginia )
McDAVID, David ( University of Virginia )
Fan Mountain Observatory Staff
Be Stars, polarimetry, instrumentation.
Be Star Newsletter
The Be Star Newsletter is a non-refereed electronic and paper journal that is published approximately twice per year. The Be Star Newsletter is open to all contributions (observations, theory, or other news) concerning early-type stars and especially hot, near main-sequence stars. The goal of the Newsletter is to foster communication between researchers interested in this field of stellar astronomy.
MURPHY, Edward ( University of Virginia )
Interstellar medium, 21 cm radio astronomy, far-UV spectroscopy.
WEISSTEIN, Eric W. ( U. Virginia )
HAWLEY, John ( U. Virginia )
SKRUTSKIE, Michael F. ( Univ. Virginia )
PATTERSON, Ricky ( U. Virginia )
ROOD, Robert T. ( U. Virginia )
O'CONNELL, Robert W. ( U. Virginia )
MAJEWSKI, Steven R. ( Virginia )
Virginia Military Institute - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( VMI )
A description of the Astronomy Program at Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, Virginia. Includes a description of the VMI Observatory and the astronomy program (along with the Physics Program).
Virginia Tech Astrophysics
The astrophysics group at Virginia Tech is active in extragalactic astronomy and studies of the interstellar medium (ISM)
University of Washington - HPCC/ESS Project
The Department of Astronomy offers the results of simulations including SPH gas dynamics and dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, and the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY.
LAKE, George ( Univ.Washington )
DIKAIAKOS, Marios ( Univ.Washington )
KATZ, Neal ( Univ.Washington )
QUINN, Tom ( Univ.Washington )
University of Washington - Department of Astronomy
The Department participates in these major projects: Apache Point Observatory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA High Performance Computing and Communications. The HPCC Project offers the results of simulations including gas dynamics or just dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY.
AGOL, Eric ( Washington Univ. )
Theory of accretion disks applied to active galactic nuclei gravitational lensing.
Astronomical Journal ( AJ )
The Astronomical Journal (ISSN 0004-6256) is published monthly, for the American Astronomical Society (AAS) by the University of Chicago Press which provides also The Astronomical Journal Electronic Edition.
BALICK, Bruce ( Univ. Washington )
BECK-WINCHATZ, Bernhard ( Univ.Washington )
BROWNLEE, Don ( U. Washington )
DEUTSCH, Eric ( Univ.Washington )
HUGHES, Joanne ( Univ. Washington )
KRISCIUNAS, Kevin ( Washington )
RODGERS, Bernadette ( Univ.Washington )
SMITH, Toby ( Univ.Washington )
ZUCKER, Dan ( Univ.Washington )
University of Washington Physics-Astronomy Library ( UW Physics-Astronomy Library )
University of Washington - Physics Department
Super-Kamiokande is a joint Japan-US collaboration to construct the world's largest underground neutrino observatory.
OSTLIE, Dale A. ( Weber State University )
Weber State University Physics Department
The Physics Department at Weber State University provides astronomy and astrophysics programs.
Wesleyan University - Astronomy Program
The Department of Astronomy at Wesleyan University offers both BA and MA degrees in astronomy. We include here information on coursework, current faculty research, recent faculty and student preprints and on-going observing programs at Van Vleck Observatory including an extensive Catalog of Photometry of T Tauri Stars.
HERBST, Bill ( Wesleyan/VVO )
SALZER, John J. ( Wesleyan Univ. )
Wake Forest University Department of Physics
Wheaton College Astronomy Department ( WCAD, USA )
Lake Afton Public Observatory ( Wichita State University )
Williams College - Astronomy Department
The Williams College Astronomy Department homepage features information on the Department's observatory facilities, links to faculty and staff homepages (with information on faculty and staff background and research interests), links to color CCD images taken at Williams College, current Astronomy Dept. course listings, and information on recent student projects at the observatory.
PASACHOFF, Jay M. ( Hopkins Observatory, Williams College )
KWITTER, Karen B. ( Williams College )
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Astronomy Department
Also contains: Woodman Astronomical Library
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Astronomy Department: Preprints
Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper ( WHAM )
The Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper will produce a survey of H-Alpha emission from the interstellar medium (ISM) over the entire northern sky. The instrument combines a 24-inch telescope and a high-resolution, 6-inch Fabry-Perot spectrometer to achieve 8-12 km/s velocity resolution in one-degree beams on the sky. By utilizing CCD technology, we hope to attain a sensitivity level of 0.01 Rayleighs. This survey, the first of ionized hydrogen in our galaxy, will be used to explore the spatial and kinematic structure of the warm ionized component of the ISM. WHAM is currently at Pine Bluff Observatory but will move to Kitt Peak, Arizona in the Fall of 1996 for the survey, which should take about 2 years.
ANDERSON, Christopher M. ( Wisconsin )
Constellations and Their Stars
Contains a page for each of the 88 constellations. On each page are links to the Messier objects and named stars which can be found in that constellation. There is also an ongoing project to add descriptions of each constellation, including images, history, mythology and descriptive notes.
Woodman Astronomical Library ( University of Wisconsin – Madison )
Space Astronomy Laboratory ( SAL/Wisconsin )
The University of Wisconsin Space Astronomy Laboratory (SAL) designs and builds experiments to do research in space-based astronomy with emphasis on the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.
Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment ( WUPPE )
The Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) was a pioneering effort to explore polarization and photometry in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. It was the first and most comprehensive effort to exploit the unique powers of polarimetry at wavelengths not visible on Earth. The instrument was designed and built at the University of Wisconsin Space Astronomy Laboratory in the 1980's. WUPPE flew on two NASA Space Shuttle missions: ASTRO-1 and ASTRO-2.
Western Kentucky University - Physics and Astronomy Department
Home page for the astronomy group at Western Kentucky University and the Hardin Planetarium, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The department is a collaborator in CASS: NASA University Research Center for Automated Space Science, along with Tennessee State University and South Carolina State University. Further links are provided for the Kentucky NASA EPSCoR program and the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium.
Create your own Stellar Population ( Dial-a-model )
This form allows users to cook up arbitrary combinations of single-burst stellar population ages and metallicities. A grid of models is automatically consulted and properties of the requested population (integrated colors, M/L ratios, SBF magnitudes, and line strengths) are immediately returned. Optionally, the entire SED (spectral energy distribution) is sent to the user in a file.
McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences ( MCSS )
The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences exists to encourage scientists to work together on research problems that span or transcend traditional departmental lines. This is done through formal programs such as regular colloquia, and informally through the common bond of fellowship in the Center. Space science, broadly defined as the study of the universe and our relationship to it, is simply too vast an area to be the province of a single discipline. Understanding the formation of the solar system is equally the task of the chemist who measures isotope effects in meteorites, the astronomer who observes planetary atmospheres or interstellar dust, and the theoretical physicist who studies gravitational collapse. Faculty and students of the Center thus belong to one of the basic, traditional science departments, yet overlap strongly in their research work.
West Virginia University Astrophysics ( WVU )
Yale University Astronomy Department
RUBENSTEIN, Eric P. ( Yale University )
Research Interests: Stellar populations, binary stars, compact objects, and globular clusters.
Yale Observatory iMAge Manipulation Application ( YO MAMA )
Yale Observatory iMAge Manipulation Application (yomama), written by David Goldberg, is a java tool for FITS image manipulation and viewing. It was developed at the Yale University Astronomy Department under a grant entitled "Development of a Web-Based Image Analysis Package for Astronomical Data".
YO MAMA reads and displays FITS images, allows rotations, does aperture photometry, centroiding, and other data analysis functions. It makes mosaics and multi-filter color composite images.
It is platform independent, easy to use, and completely free.
Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory ( WNSL )
The astrophysics program centers on study of the nuclear reactions involved in the Stellar Hot CNO cycle.
Yale - Physics, Applied Physics and Astrophysics

ee (Estonia)

Tartu Observatory
Tallinn Technical Univ. - Physics Institute ( TTU )
The Institute of Physics of the Tallinn Technical University consists of 4 departments: theoretical physics, astronomy observatory, station of gravimetry, and applied physics. [also in Estonian]

es (Spain)

Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology ( CDTI )
The Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial acts as the Spanish Delegation to ESA, and is responsible for the follow-up to the participation of Spanish industry in European space programmes. [also in Spanish]
IEM - Molecular & Infrared Astrophysics Department ( DAMIR - IEM )
The Departamento de Astrofísica Molecular e Infrarroja (DAMIR) of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM-CSIC) borns as result of the merger of two experienced research groups: Astrophysics and Theoretical Chemistry. We develop 3 interdependent research areas: 1)  Observational Astrophysics: Molecular spectroscopy of the ISM and multi-range infrared Astronomy of stars and galaxies. 2)  Theoretical Astrophysics: Development of radiative transfer codes for molecules in the ISM and the Earth's atmosphere. 3)  Theoretical Chemistry: Ab initio calculations of outstanding molecular species in Astrophysics and cross section calculations of ion-atom, ion-molecule collisions. We are strongly implied in the millimetre-submillimetre interferometer ALMA project with the contribution of the Atmospheric Transmision Model (ATM) and the participation in the scientific program. Two astronomical space projects are other of our goals: the new infrared satellite HERSCHEL, and the new generation space telescope Webb. [also in Spanish]
IUE Newly Extracted Spectra ( INES )
This data server provides access to IUE Final Archive data, processed with the INES system. It was developed by the ESA IUE project at VILSPA and is maintained and distributed by ESA and LAEFF, the Principal Centre for INES data. LAEFF is part of the Space Science Division of INTA.
Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental ( LAEFF, Spain )
TheMINISAT programme aims to develop a system that will permit performance of space operations at a lower cost and within shorter delays when compared with present programmes. This programme is run by INTA under the auspices of the Spanish Interministerial Commission for Science and Technology (CICYT) and with the collaboration of the Spanish industry.
Infrared Space Observatory ( ISO )
The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) has been an ESA (European Space Agency) mission with the participation of ISAS (Japan) and NASA (USA). This WWW server is maintained at the ISO Data Centre, which is based at Villafranca, Madrid, and is part of the Astrophysics Division of the Space Science Department.
ISO dedicated A&A Letters ( ISOAandA )
All the papers which have been accepted for the November 96 issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters dedicated to ISO are listed below. Electronic pre-print versions of these papers are being made available. This page shall be dynamically updated, with the links activated, as the papers are ready to be placed on the server.
Infrared Space Observatory Science Gallery ( ISOSG )
This gallery is devoted to scientific results from ISO. Each main class of ISO Astronomy target (Solar System Object, Normal galaxies etc.) has it's own sub-gallery complete with links to full size versions of the thumbnail and background material on the observed object.
Infrared Space Observatory Data Centre ( IDC )
The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) is an ESA (European Space Agency) mission with the participation of ISAS (Japan) and NASA (USA).
The ISO Data Archive is maintained at the ISO Data Centre, which is based at Villafranca, Madrid, and is part of the Astrophysics Division of the Space Science Department of ESA.
ESA - VILlafranca Satellite Tracking Station, SPAin ( VILSPA )
International Ultraviolet Explorer ( IUE )
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite was launched on the 26th of January 1978 and transferred into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. The mission ended on September 30, 1996.
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre ( XMM, ESA )
ESA s X-ray Multi Mirror mission XMM-Newtion is the second Cornerstone in ESA's Long Term Scientific Programme. With a large collecting area of its mirrors and the high sensitivity of its cameras, XMM-Newton is expected to increase radically our understanding of high-energy sources - clues to a mysterious past, and keys to understanding the future of the Universe.
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia ( IAA-CSIC )
[in Spanish]
Gran Telescopio Canarias Project ( GTC )
The Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), is a high performance segmented 10-meter telescope to be installed in one of the best sites of the Northern Hemisphere: the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain). First light is planed for 2002.
The GTC project is a Spanish initiative, led by the IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) with the aim of becoming an international project. GRANTECAN has undertaken the construction of this telescope. [also in Spanish]
Isaac Newton Group - La Palma ( ING )
The Issac Newton Group consists of three telescopes, the 4.2 metre William Herschel Telescope, the 2.5 metre Isaac Newton Telescope, and the 1 metre Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope. They are situated at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, and are operated by the Royal Observatories of the UK. This resource contains documentation for many of the major instruments, details of how to apply for time, brief descriptions of the telescopes, details and status of the service programme, current telescope schedules, weather information for La Palma, and pointers to other institutions which share the site.
The site is mirrored at for faster access to UK users.
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes - John Whelan Library ( ING Library )
John Whelan Library is the library of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes: Public Information ( PR at ING )
These web pages provide public information on the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
La Palma - Isaac Newton Group - Schedules ( ING )
GREIMEL, Robert ( ING )
Nordic Optical Telescope ( NOT, La Palma )
La Palma - Nordic Optical Telescope - Schedules ( NOT )
THEMIS - Heliographic Telescope for the Study of the Magnetism and Instabilities on the Sun ( THEMIS )
THEMIS (Télescope Héliographique pour l'Etude du Magnétisme et des Instabilités Solaires) is a new generation Franco-Italian solar telescope built by INSU/CNRS (France) and CNR (Italy). The main scientific goal for which it has been designed is the accurate determination of the vector magnetic field.
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo - Italian National Telescope Galileo ( TNG, La Palma )
The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo is the national facility of the Italian astronomical community, set in the Canary island of La Palma (Spain). The Astronomical Observatory of Padova had the responsibility of its construction through the TNG Project Office.
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias ( IAC )
This is the general web site of Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
Library and Informations Services in Astronomy III Conference ( LISA III )
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias - Library ( IAC - Library )
Homepage of the library of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias [in Spanish and English].
European Northern Observatory ( ENO )
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and its Observatories (the Observatorio de Teide, on Tenerife, and the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on La Palma) make up a Spanish research and observational centre, which, since 1979, has been open to the international scientific community and effectively constitute the European Northern Observatory (ENO). [also in Spanish]
IAC Postdoctoral Positions ( Postdoctoral )
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for several Support Astronomer and Postdoctoral positions in Astrophysics. Research topics at the IAC include theory, observations and instrumentation in most areas of Astrophysics. Further information about the IAC's Research Programme, and the Observatories is available on WWW. A list of projects wishing to take on a post-doc during 2000 is also available on WWW, under "Job offers and Grants"
Post-Doctoral Positions at the Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias ( IAC )
IAC / Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos
IAC / Observatorio del Teide
APARICIO, Antonio ( IAC )
This is a personal home-page. Full copies of my recent papers can be obtained via ftp through the page. Links to astrophysics institutions and utilities as well as to other personal home-page of astrophysicist are (or are going to be) provided.
ROSENBERG, Alfred ( Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC )
Galactic Globular Clusters Relative Ages. Milky Way Formation and Evolution.
DEEG, Hans-J.
Teide Observatory ( OT )
Observatorio del Teide: solar telescopes and laboratories; nocturnal telescopes; cosmic microwave background.
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Planetary Nebula Research Group ( IAC PN Group )
Members of the group; Research projects; Publications; Meetings
Disks, Planetesimals and Planets
Conference on Disks, Planetesimals and Planets, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, SPAIN, 24-28 January 2000.
The recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the progress in studies of disks around pre-main sequence and main sequence stars highlight the need of better understanding the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Many groups and observatories are dedicating important efforts towards these goals. The 1998 international time of the Canary Islands Observatories is fully devoted to studies related to these topics, making use of spectroscopic, polarimetric and photometric techniques in the optical, as well as near-IR photometry. The conference is the frame where the large amount of data collected with the facilities in the Canary Islands will be presented. In addition, contributions from participants addressing theoretical models and observations in all wavelength ranges will provide an updated overview of the field. The conference will last five days (including a free afternoon) and will consist of sessions with invited and contributed talks and poster. Sessions will devoted to: (a) PMS objects: circumstellar (protoplanetary) disks around protostellar objects, PMS stars and Vega-type stars (b) Planetesimals in PMS and MS stellar systems (c) Planets around stars (d) Searches for planets (e) Impact on planetary system studies of future space and ground-based facilities
Transits of Extrasolar Planet ( TEP )
The TEP network is a group of collaborators searching for Transits of Extrasolar Planets. The major effort is directed towards the observation of the eclipsing binary star CM-Draconis for signs of the presence of planets using the transit method.
Madrid Astrobiology Centre ( CAB-CSIC-INTA )
Centro de Astrobiología / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (CSIC-INTA). [in Spanish]
EXtrasolar Planet Observational Research Team ( EXPORT )
EXPORT is a consortium of European astronomers using the telescopes on La Palma and Tenerife to study extra-solar planets, as well as the formation and evolution of protoplanetary systems.
Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Techniques ( INTA )
The Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial is the National Space Agency in Spain.
Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software ( GILDAS )
GILDAS, the " Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software", is a collection of software developped by the Observatoire de Grenoble and IRAM, oriented towards radioastronomy applications.
National Astronomical Observatory of Spain ( OAN )
OAN is a 200 year old institution devoted to research in astronomy that operates several observatories. The Yebes Observatory is the site of a mm-wave 14m telescope devoted to spectroscopy and VLBI. A 1.5m optical telescope is located at the Calar Alto Observatory. The OAN is also the Spanish partner of IRAM, which runs a 30m mm-wave telescope and a 5x15m mm-wave interferometer.
YEPES, Gustavo ( UAM )
Research interests: Numerical cosmology, galaxy formation.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Grupo de Astrofísica ( UAM )
This is the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Research activities include star formation, HII regions, chemical evolution of galaxies, stellar populations in AGNs, numerical cosmology and galaxy formation.
Sociedad Española de Astronomía ( SEA )
The Spanish Astronomical Society is open to all researchers and students in the field of Astronomy, as well as to any other person or institution interested in contributing to the development of this discipline in Spain. The aim of the SEA is to provide a forum for the discussion on subjects of common interest, to offer the means for dealing with those affairs in which a joint action is appropriate, and to maintain institutional relations with similar societies.
Universitat de Barcelona - Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia
Complutense Univ. - Astronomy and Gedoesy Institute ( IAG/CSIC-UCM )
Instituto de Astronomía y Geodesia / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Complutense (Madrid). [in Spanish]
UCM Astrophysics Department ( Madrid )
MONTES, David ( Madrid )
Libraries of stellar spectra
Libraries of stellar spectra (late-type stars) by Montes et al., Other Libraries of stellar spectra. MK (Morgan-Keenan) Spectral Classification. Other related links.
Maintained by David Montes, Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Granada University - Astrophysics
Universitat de les Illes Balears - Solar Physics at Department of Physics ( U.I.B. (Spain )
Research in Solar Physics at the Physics Department of the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Cantabria - Astrophysics Department
Astrophysics Department of the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria at Santander, Spain. This is a center supported by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Cantabria. People here works in Extragalactic Astrophysics.
Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria ( IFCA )
CAYON, Laura ( IFCA, Santander )
Departamento de Física Teorica de la Universidad de Zaragoza ( DFTUZ )
Salduie Universitary Astronomical Group ( GAUS )
The Grupo Astronomico Universitario Salduie is an amateur group located in the University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). Interested in Astronomy in general, but especially in astrophotography with CCD cameras.
La Linterna Roja - Astronomía
Astromony web which includes photos, articles and essays, cool links, updated news and a full section of astronomical humour. [in Spanish].
Groupe Europeen d'Observations Stellaires ( GEOS )
Astronomical amateur society founded in 1974. Working in France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Helvetia. Astronomical interest of variable stars and asteroidal occultation.
TAMAZIAN VAKHTANG ( OA RMA USC, Santiago de Compostela )
Santiago de Compostela Univ. - Ramón María Aller Astronomical Observatory ( AO RMA )

fi (Finland)

Finnish amateur astronomy homepage
Helsinki University - Observatory
Metsahovi Radio Research Station
The Metsähovi Radio Research Station, a separate research institute of the Helsinki University of Technology since May 1988, operates a 14 m diameter radome enclosed radio telescope at Metsähovi, 40 km west of Helsinki, Finland. The Cassegrain telescope system can be used at frequencies 10 - 230 GHz (wavelengths 3 cm - 1.8 mm).
Astronomical Photographs
Astronomical photographs (taken in Finland, mainly in the area around 63 degrees of latitude and 22 degrees of longitude), astronomical calculators / values. [also in Finnish and Swedish]
Space Physics Resources on the Internet
Finland National Technology Agency ( Tekes )
Finland Tekes, the National Technology Agency is the main public financing organisation for research and development in Finland. As part of its international commitments Tekes coordinates and finances Finland's participation in ESA programmes. [also in Finnish and Swedish]
Tuorla Observatory ( Finland )

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La Recherche
La Recherche is a major international journal of scientific and technical information in French.
AGB newsletter
Committee for Connection Teachers-Astronomers ( CLEA )
The Comité de Liaison Enseignants et Astronomes promotes teaching Astronomy at all levels from nursery school to University, based on observation, experience and active methods. It participates widely to the training of teachers. [in French]
CEA Saclay - Astrophysics Department ( DAPNIA )
Département d'Astrophysique, de physique des Particules, de physique Nucléaire et de l'Instrumentation Associée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, (CEA), Saclay, France.
DAPNIA combines the three disciplines: Astrophysics (SAp), Nuclear Physics (SPhN), Particule Physics (SPP).
Centre de Donnees de la Physique des Plasmas ( Plasma Physics Data Centre - CDPP )
The CDPP (Centre de Données de la Physique des Plasmas) is a data centre serving the space plasma physics community. Its primary purpose is to preserve data relevant to the physics of naturally occurring plasmas, especially data from experiments which are either French or have strong French participation. The CDPP both renders these data accessible, and facilitates their exploitation. The CDPP is located in Toulouse (France), where it has its two principal components, one supported by the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), and the other by the CESR (Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements).
French Centre of Space Studies of Radiations ( CESR )
The Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements is a CNRS unit (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), associated with the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and selected by CNES (Agence francaise de l'espace); it is the laboratory of space astrophysics for the large Southwest area in France. Its missions include: Research in Astrophysics; Instrumental developments ; Teaching and diffusion of science.
Association Francaise d'Astronomie ( AFA )
The Association Française d'Astronomie (AFA) publishes monthly "Ciel & Espace".
Ciel et Espace ( magazine )
Entertainment astronomy. [in French]
The CLEMENTINE Spacecraft, was launched on 25 January 1994, and performed in 71 days the first multi-spectral systematic mapping of the moon. Clementine produced 1,800,000 images that represents approximately a volume of 55 Go of data. These data are distributed by the PDS on 90 CD-ROMS, and are also available on line (stored on 55 Go drives) thanks to this server provided by CNES.
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales ( CNES )
The French Space Agency.
Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers/CNRS ( INSU )
INSU is the French national agency for Sciences of the Universe. Endowed with its own budget, voted by the CNRS Board of Directors, INSU is responsible for the major facilities and programs in this field of research, and for the Universe Sciences Observatories in France. The server includes the list of all French astronomy departments.
CIGALE Data Analysis Software - Analyse et Depouillement Homogene des Observations Cigale ( ADHOC )
ADHOC is a 3D complete package to acquire, display and reduce data from Perot-Fabry scanning interferometer devices. ADHOC runs on PC's under WINDOW9x or WINDOWS NT systems. ADHOC is the main software used by the Interferometric Group of Marseille's Observatory to reduce the 3D data coming from Photon Counting or CCD observations. It contains also general 2D modules useful for simple imagery. ADHOC software has been designed in 1987 in order to reduce data from the scanning Pérot-Fabry instrument CIGALE built in Marseille's Observatory. Up to 1998, the successive versions of ADHOC run on DOS operating systems. The new version will offer also to reduce TIGER and PYTHEAS observational data.
Environment's Physics and Chemistry Lab. ( LPCE )
Research on the terrestrial atmosphere and the space environment
Pierre Auger Obsevatory
The Auger Observatory is designed to detect and study cosmic rays around and above the GZK cutoff, i.e. at energies exceeding 1019 eV, with an unprecented quality and precision. Within our present knowledge, there is no standard explanation to the production and acceleration of any particle in the universe at such macroscopic energies. The Auger project is therefore the only answer the scientific community can propose to solve an astrophysical puzzle of more than 30 years. The Observatory is now under construction since 2001.
French WWW Servers ( France )
Stellar and Exo-planetary Interferometry Lab. ( LISE )
Laboratoire d'Interféromètrie Stellaire et Exoplanétaire.
Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences ( AMSEE )
The "Association Mediterranenne des Sciences de l'Environnement et de l'Espace" or Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences is a non profit organisation established late 1990. Since then the Association has installed two telescopes, one designed for the observation of planets and double stars under the Mosser Dome and another for deep sky observing under the Messier Dome. CCDs observing for amateur size telescope has been the major interest of the members since the beginning.
Earth Sciences Laboratory ( LST )
Includes studies on planets and satellites.[in French]
Ecole Normale Superieure - Departement de Physique ( ENS )
Physics departement of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS). [in French]
This web site hosts data (published stellar evolution models), stellar evolution FORTRAN code source and several interactive web tools in the same field (stellar evolution, isochrone calculation ...). A section is dedicated to "Funny Physics"(only in French for the moment)!
Cordier et al.'s stellar evolution tracks
Stellar evolution tracks published in Cordier et al. (2002) and Cordier et al. (2003) can be downloaded from this web page.
Yellow CESAM ( Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code )
"Yellow CESAM" is a stellar structure and evolution computation code. It is written in FORTRAN 77 and it can be compiled using g77. It comes with opacity tables, nuclear reaction rates and simple input files. This code is a modified version of the CESAM code originally written by P. Morel from Nice Observatory (France) and it has been already used in many published works.
Shadows : Freeware for the design of sundials
Shadows is a free software that allows to design and calculate various kind of sundials. Very easy to use. Contains a database of more than 700 locations, can draw and print the sundial drawing, gives the co-ordinates of all the lines, provides a very detailed on-line help with lots of information on the sundial theory, and advices to create a real sundial.
L'astronomie ( amateur site )
STARCK, Jean-Luc ( CEA, Saclay )
Portal for amateur astronomy software [in French].
ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey ( ENACS )
ENACS is a database (Redshifts, positions, magnitudes) for more than 100 Nearby Abell Clusters.
Knowing the universe and its secrets
The evolution of stars, from their birth to their death, as supernovae and black holes. Also some pages about the evolution of galaxies.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses ( Eclipses )
Solar and Lunar Eclipses, interactive maps...
Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork ( PLANET )
The PLANET collaboration is a worldwide network of astronomers with access to Dutch, South African, and Australian telescopes. The primary goal of PLANET is the study of microlensing anomalies (departures from an achromatic point-source, point-lens light curve) through multi-band, rapidly-sampled photometry. An ultimate goal is to place constraints on the number and distribution of planets around other stars.
Traitement Elementaire Reduction et Analyse des PIXels de Megacam ( TERAPIX )
Terapix is an astronomical data processing center dedicated to very large CCD images and massive data flow provided by the CFHT Megacam camera.
Terapix is located at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris.
DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky ( DENIS - IAP )
DENIS is a deep complete survey of the astronomical sources of the Southern Sky in 2 near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 micron & K at 2.16 micron) and one optical band (I at 0.8 micron) simultaneously, using a one meter ground-based telescope at La Silla (Chile), with limiting magnitudes 18.5, 16.5 and 14.0, respectively.
ISOGAL is a 7 and 15 micron survey of the inner Galactic disk performed with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) camera, ISOCAM, mostly with 6" pixels.
The ISOGAL sources are systematically cross-identified with the KJI sources of the DENIS survey.
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer ( FUSE French site )
Site of the French team contributing to Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE).
FUSE est un satellite observatoire de la NASA dédié à la spectroscopie haute résolution dans le domaine ultraviolet. Ce programme est realisé en coopération avec l'Agence Spatiale Canadienne et le Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). [in French]
European Association for Research in Astronomy
EARA is an Associated European Laboratory for promoting research and collaboration at its five member laboratories:
European Astronomical Society ( EAS )
The European Astronomical Society is an association founded in 1990. The purpose of the society is to contribute to and promote the advancement of astronomy, in its broadest sense, in Europe, by all suitable means and in particular:
a) by providing an independent forum for the discussion of subjects of common interest.
b) by providing means whereby action can be taken on those matters which appear desirable to be handled at the European level.
Societe Astronomique de France ( SAF )
Société Astronomique de France (in French).
Societe Francaise d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique ( SF2A )
The Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A) is the French Society for professional astronomers. It has been founded in 1978 and was previously known as SFSA. [in French]
Chemistry of CircumStellar ENVelopes ( CSENV )
CSENV is a code that computes the chemical abundances for a desired set of species as a function of radius in a stationary, non-clumpy, CircumStellar ENVelope.
MAMON, Gary ( IAP )
Groups and clusters of galaxies.
Morphological evolution of galaxies.
Galaxies from the DENIS IJK survey of the southern sky.
HEBRARD, Guillaume ( IAP )
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris ( IAP )
Institute for Astrophysics Laboratory of CNRS (National Science Research Center in France), Paris France.
Postdoctoral positions : French portal ( SF2A-JC )
Job announcement portal, managed by the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, SF2A) [in French].
Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation Institute ( IMCCE-BdL, Paris Obs. )
The Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides du Bureau des Longitudes publishes ephemerides and performs research activities related to solar system objects, celestial mechanics and astrometry.
Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch ( ANTARES )
ANTARES is a project which aims at a large scale high energy cosmic neutrino water cherenkov detector.
Andromeda Galaxy and Amplified Pixels Experiment ( AGAPE )
AGAPE (Andromeda Galaxy and Amplified Pixels Experiment) is a French collaboration between CNRS (IN2P3 and INSU) and CEA (DSM/DAPNIA) laboratories.
The project is a search for microlensing on unresolved stars of the Andromeda M31 galaxy by MACHOs (baryonic dark matter candidates) of the halo of the Milky Way as well as of the halo of M31. [in French].
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules ( IN2P3 )
[in French]
EROS Experiment
In this (still experimental) server you may find general informations as well as the latest publications/preprints from the EROS collaboration. Our main topic is the search for microlensing amplification of the luminosities of LMC/SMC stars.
Cherenkov Array at Themis ( CAT )
Homepage of the CAT (Cherenkov Array at Themis) imager. This is an atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescope for detection of high-energy gamma rays (>200 GeV), sited in the French Pyrenees.
Marseille Centre for Particle Physics ( CPPM )
The Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille is one of the research laboratories of the IN2P3 (National Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, which is itself part of the CNRS) and of the University of Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II).
Info science - Astronomy
Founded in 1998 by 2 journalists. Daily news on sciences and techniques. [in French]
French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control ( INRIA )
French "Hands On" Science ( La Main à la Pâte )
Teaching Sciences at nursery and primary school. [in French]
Terrestrial and Planetary Environment Study Centre ( CETP )
IRAM Newsletter
The IRAM Newsletter, edited every odd month, carries information on the status and results of the IRAM telescopes: the 30m telescope at Pico Veleta (Spain) and the Interferometer on Plateau de Bure (France) IRAM ( is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain).
LUCAS, Robert ( IRAM )
Millimeter wave Radioastronomy
Interstellar space
Circumstellar matter.
Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique ( IRAM )
IRAM is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and since September 1990 the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain).
The three IRAM sites are: Grenoble, France: the IRAM headquarters, Laboratories (the SIS junction lab the backend group, the receiver group); Plateau de Bure, France: the interferometer of four 15-m antennas; Granada, Spain: the Granada laboratories, the 30-m telescope located on Pico Veleta.
Service d'Aeronomie
[in French]
Absolute Astronomical Accelerometry ( AAA )
A new spectroscopic technique dedicated to the search of extrasolar planets and stellar oscillations [in French].
Paris 7 Univ. - Spatial and Planetary Geophysics Laboratory ( Saint Maur des Fossés )
[also in French]
Marseille-Provence Astronomical Observatory ( OAMP )
Marseille Laboratory of Astrophysics ( LAM )
The Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille results from the merging of the Astronomical Observatory in Marseille, France, and of the Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale (LAS). This is part of the OSU Marseille-Provence. [also in French]
COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits - Asteroseismology and Search for Exoplanets ( COROT )
A space mission of the French Space Agency (CNES), with a launch planned in 2006. COROT stands for COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits.
MAZURE, Alain ( LAM, Marseille )
Cosmology, Large Scale Structure, Clusters of Galaxies.
Besancon Observatory ( Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Besançon, LAOB )
Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Besançon - Laboratoire d'astrophysique de l'observatoire de Besançon (LAOB)
Centre de Recherche en Geodynamique et Astrometrie ( CERGA )
This scientific department of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur is located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern. The scientific activities cover fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA is in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar-laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations.
Schmidt telescope at Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
The Telescope is located at the "Observatoire de Calern", above the city of Grasse.
Equipped with a 2K CCD camera, it is mainly used for the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey program. It is also used for geostationnaary Space Debris detection and GRB optical counterparts follow ups.
Besancon Double and Multiple Star Database
The aim of the Double and Multiple Star Database of the Besançon Observatory is to provide a set of specific informations, as complete as possible, for different kinds of binary and multiple stars: visual, spectroscopic, photometric, interferometric, astrometric, by occultation, etc.
ELODIE archive
The ELODIE archive hosts more than 16000 Echelle spectra of 2000 objects obtained since 1994 with the ELODIE spectrograph used at the 1.93m telescope at OHP observatory (Observatoire de Haute Provence, France). The website allows to visualize and download the reconnected 67 echelle orders spectra (4000-6800 A) rebinned with a 0.05 A step. A pipeline is also available to reduce the spectra on the fly.
Observatoire de Haute-Provence ( OHP )
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) is an optical observatory in southeast France offering small and medium-sized observing facilities to astronomers in France, Europe and abroad. Includes information about instruments and user manuals.
FOUQUE, Pascal ( Obs. Midi-Pyrénées )
LE BORGNE, Jean-François ( Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, OMP, Toulouse )
Le BORGNE, Jean-François ( Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, OMP, Toulouse )
French ground based solar database ( BASS2000 )
The BAse de données Solaire Sol 2000 was created as a support for THEMIS data and in complement of the MEDOC database of space observations (SOHO). This database is implemented on two complementary sites (Meudon and Tarbes); it archives data from Tenerife (THEMIS), Meudon, Nançay, and Pic du Midi.
Bernard Lyot Telescope ( UPS )
2 m Cassegrain telescope operating in the visible domain. Located at 2878 m high on the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrénées. [also in French]
Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees ( OMP )
The Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP) is an Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers placed under the administrative supervison of both the Institute des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Education. It has laboratories located on the Rangueuil campus of Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (UPS), in Bagnères, Lannemezan and on the summit of Pic du Midi de Bigorre.
Terrestrial and Planetary Dynamics ( OMP )
[in French]
Sologne Open Sky ( Nançay, France )
The Espace Ciel Ouvert en Sologne, which proposes various activites in the field of astronomy, including amateur observations and a planetarium, is located near the Nançay professional Radioastronomy station (France), which can also be visited. [in French]
Nançay Radio Observatory ( USN )
The Nançay Radio Observatory is a scientific department (the Unité Scientifique de Nançay) of the Observatoire de Paris, and it is also associated to the CNRS (the French National Scientific Research Centre). It maintains 3 radio telescopes:
  • the Decimetric Radiotelescope, which is the world's 2nd largest fixed collector, operating from 9 to 21 cm;
  • the Radioheliograph, operating from 60 cm to 2 m;
  • the Decametric Array, operating from 3 to 30 m.
[also in French]
Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur ( OCA )
The Cote d'Azur Observatory (OCA : Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur) was founded in 1988 by the merging of two institutes: Nice Observatory and the Center for Study and Research in Geodynamics and Astronomy (CERGA : Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Geodynamique et en Astronomie).
Main research topics: CERGA: Astrometry, Geodesy, Laser telemetry, celestial mechanics.
Departement Fresnel : High angular resolution and Interferometry. Stellar physics. Galactic and extragalactic physics. Research and development.
Departement Cassini: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics; Plasma Physics; Atomic Physics; Experimental Physiscs; Solar Physics.
Cassini Lab. ( Nice Obs. )
The Giovanni Domenico Cassini Laboratory, is a Department of the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur and also a CNRS research laboratory. It is housed on a hill above the city of Nice. Its scientific activities are: hydrodynamics, non-linear dynamics, radiative transfer and plasma physics. The research carried out has applications in astronomy but also in physics, mathematics and engineering.
Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code ( CESAM )
Code d'Évolution Stellaire Adaptatif et Modulaire. [in French]
2-Telescopes Large Interferometer ( GI2T REGAIN )
The Grand Interferometre a 2 Telescopes is an Optical Interferometer, on Plateau du Calern, Departement Fresnel, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France.
Galilee Department ( OCA )
[in French]
MATHIAS, Philippe ( OCA / Nice )
Paris Observatory library
Centre d'Analyse des Images ( CAI )
The CAI, a laboratory of INSU/CNRS, in Paris, France. It hosts the MAMA (Machine a Mesurer pour l'Astronomie) measuring machine, a photographic plate digitising facility. Among other scientific projects, the CAI contributes to the EROS and DUO searches for microlensing events. (Server in French).
Multiparametric virtual Instrument for GALaxy Evolution ( MIGALE )
FRench Online MAGnetic Extrapolations ( FROMAGE )
FROMAGE is a joint project between DASOP (Observatoire de Paris), CPhT (Ecole Polytechnique) and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to provide public access to a base of numerical codes for extrapolation of solar magnetic field.
Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics Laboratory ( LESIA, Paris Observatory )
A department of Paris Observatory. Space astrophysics and instrumentation.
ABADA-SIMON, Meil ( Obs. Paris )
Non thermal radio emissions from Stars, magnetised planets and the Sun. Multi-wavelength studies.
Object Language for Numerical Relativity ( LORENE )
Langage Objet pour la RElativité NumériquE is a set of C++ classes to solve various problems arising in numerical relativity, and more generally in computational astrophysics. It provides tools to solve partial differential equations by means of multi-domain spectral methods. LORENE classes implement basic structures such as arrays and matrices,  but also abstract mathematical objects, such as tensors, and astrophysical objects, such as stars and black holes. LORENE is a free software under the GNU General Public License. It has been developed in the Meudon section of Paris Observatory, mostly by Eric Gourgoulhon, Philippe Grandclément, Jean-Alain Marck, Jérôme Novak and Keisuke Taniguchi.
Laboratory Universe & Theories ( LUTH, Paris Observatory )
A department of Paris Observatory.
LUMINET, Jean-Pierre ( LUTH )
General Relativity, Cosmology, Black Holes, History of Science, Epistemology, Culture.
SCHNEIDER, Jean ( Paris )
Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Frequences ( LPTF )
The Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Fréquences (LPTF) is responsible for the French time and frequency references. It is also a laboratory of the Observatoire de Paris through the Departement d'Astronomie Fondamentale and unit 1125 of CNRS (Space Time References Systems).
Centre de Prevision de l'activite solaire et geomagnetique ( RWC MEUDON )
Forecast of solar activity: solar cm flux, solar flares.
Forecast of geomagnetic activity: geomagnetic indices, geomagnetic storms.
Forecast of the solar cycle.
Data base for cosmic rays from Kerguelen and Terre Adelie station. [in French]
Time-Space Reference SYstems Department ( SYRTE, Paris Observatory )
SYstèmes de Référence Temps-Espace.
Departement d'Astrophysique Stellaire et GALactique ( DASGAL, Observatoire de Paris )
The stellar and galactic astrophysic departement (DASGAL) is one of the scientific department of the Paris-Meudon-Nançay Observatory (France). It is also the CNRS associated research unit 335.
Departement d'Astronomie Solaire ( DASOP, Observatoire de Paris )
Department of Solar Astronomy at Observatoire de Paris.
Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
This resource, maintained by Jean Schneider (Observatoire de Paris), provides updated information about the search for extrasolar planets.
It includes a Catalog of Extrasolar Planets and a list of meetings.
Meetings on Extra-solar Planets
Laboratoire d'Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matiere en Astrophysique ( LERMA, Observatoire de Paris )
The LERMA is a new (Jan 2002) departement of Paris Observatory regrouping the old DEMIRM (Radioastronomie Millimetrique) and the DAMAP (Physics of Atoms and Molecules).
Paris Observatory ( OP )
The Observatoire de Paris is located on 3 sites: Paris, Meudon and Nançay. It is a research center in astronomy and astrophysics. It depends on the Ministry of Youth, National Education and Research, and belongs to Great Establishments. Its status is that of a University, by derogation. [also in French]
Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation ( Paris Observatory )
A department of Paris Observatory. Galaxies, stars, physics, and instrumentation.
Palace of the Discovery (Palais de la Découverte) ( Paris )
Science Museum on Astronomy and other fields. Planetarium. [in French]
Bordeaux Observatory ( Laboratoire d'astrodynamique, d'astrophysique et d'aéronomie de Bordeaux )
Observatoire Astronomique de Bordeaux (France). Research activities are in the following fields: astrometry, planet atmospheres, solar physics, and radioastronomy. [in French]
Paris-Sud Univ. - Orsay Terre - Planetology Team
[also in French]
ERARD, Stephane ( IAS )
GALTIER, Sebastien ( IAS, France )
Theoretical and Computational study of MHD and Electron MHD Turbulence, Solar Coronal Heating, Solar Flares, Weak Wave Turbulence.
Institute for Space Astrophysics (France) ( IAS )
The Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) in Orsay, France, is a laboratory of French CNRS and University of Paris-Orsay. It hosts several scientific teams (Solar ans Stellar Physics, Physics of galaxies, Solar System Physics) and services (MEDOC data center for SOHO).
FIRBACK Survey ( IAS, Orsay )
FIRBACK is a cosmological survey which used the Infrared Space Observatory to study the Cosmic Far Infrared Background, and distant galaxies.
The final products will include:
  • maps and galaxy catalogs of 3 fields of 4 square degree at 175 microns (using ISOPHOT)
  • maps of some interesting sources at 90 microns (using ISOPHOT)
  • maps and galaxy catalogs of 1 fields of 1 square degree at 15 microns (using ISOCAM)
  • maps and catalogs at various other wavelengths, from optical to radio.
Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO ( MEDOC )
MEDOC (Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO) is designed to meet the needs of European SOHO Investigators who wish to work together on the data analysis and the preparation of joint observations using SOHO instruments and also European solar ground-based Observatories. This European Centre complements the SOHO facilities (Experiment Operations Facility, Experiment Analysis Facility, U.S. SOHO Archive ) located in GSFC (NASA).
Aladin Sky Atlas
Aladin is an interactive sky atlas, developed at CDS (Strasbourg, France), allowing the user to visualize digitized images of any part of the sky, to superimpose entries from astronomical catalogs or personal user data files, and to interactively access related data and information from the Simbad, NED, and Vizier databases for all known objects in the field.
The set of sky images consists of the STScI Digital Sky Survey (DSS-I and DSS-II), as well as an ensemble of higher resolution images (ESO-R and SERC plates) digitized at the MAMA facility in Paris.
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory ( Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg )
The Strasbourg astronomical Observatory is an institute of the Université Louis Pasteur. It hosts the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS). Research activities are in the following fields: Stellar Populations and Galactic Evolution; High-Energy astrophysics; Cosmology; Information handling. The Observatory hosts a Planetarium.
Planetariums in French Language Association ( APLF )
The Association des Planétariums de Langue Française aims at reinforcing the links between planetariums and professional astronomers. Includes a list of Planetariums. [in French]
The Cosmic Background Radiation, Strasbourg 96
A NATO Advanced Study Institute Strasbourg 1996 Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg
How Far Can You Go ? ( A critical review of the distance scale of the universe )
Recent determinations or new approaches have brought a new light on the distance scale of the universe: Hubble Space Telescope key project, Hipparcos distance determinations, microlensing surveys, etc.
This workshop brought together key persons working on complementary aspects in order to make a critical review of the distance scale of the universe. It was organized by the Observatoire de Strasbourg and held at La Petite Pierre, Northern Vosges, 25-27 June 1997.
Electronic proceedings are available.
ALLEN, Mark ( CDS, Strasbvourg )
Multivariate Data Analysis Software and Resources ( Fionn Murtagh )
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS AnonFTP site)
Documents & Files related to Astronomical Catalogues and Publications; Astrometric catalogues; Photometric catalogues; Spectroscopic catalogues; Cross-Identifications; Combined catalogues; Miscellaneous Catalogues; Non-stellar Objects; Radio catalogues. Tables published in Astron. Astrophys; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.; Astron. J.; Astrophys. J.; Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser.; IAU Symposium; Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. - Observations of Variable Stars by the " Association Francaise d'Observateurs d'Etoiles Variables" ; How to access and use The Opacity Project dataBASE, providing extensive atomic data. A WWW version of the same services is available.
Astronomy and Astrophysics: Abstract Service at CDS
Following an agreement with the Editors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Astronomy and Astrophysics main Journal, and Supplement Series, approximately four weeks before publication.
CDS Information Bulletin
Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg ( CDS )
The CDS is a data center dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data. It is located at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France. The CDS hosts the SIMBAD astronomical database, the world reference database for the identification of astronomical objects. The CDS site includes access to SIMBAD on the Web, various bibliographic services and mirror sites, the AstroWeb pages and the Star*s Family of directories, the TOPBase of the Opacity project, etc.
It also includes the famous Astronomer's Bazaar , a unique feature allowing to select astronomical catalogues by keyword or author's name, among the library of several thousands catalogues and tables available on line, and to actually retrieve the corresponding files. This is completed by the VizieR service for querying catalogues and tables.
CDS Service for Astronomical Catalogues ( Astronomer's Bazaar )
This on-line service, provided by the CDS, Strasbourg, gives access to several thousand astronomical data catalogues and tables. The VizieR catalog browser provides additional search functionalities for a large fraction of these catalogues.
PASP Abstract Service at CDS
Following an agreement with the Editors of the PASP, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
French Association of Variable Star Observers ( AFOEV )
More than 1,800,000 observations with the first recorded observation dating back to 1896. This database also includes observations made by other associations, namely the BAV (Germany), HAA (Hungary), NHK (Japan), NVVW (The Netherlands), Belgian, Norwegian, Swedish, Ukrainian and several astronomical groups in Spain. The observations are suplied free of charge. [also in French]
AstroWeb at CDS: yellow-page Services
AstroWeb index
WAIS index to the Astronomical Internet Resources database, a product of AstroWeb consortium.
Information and On-line Data in Astronomy
This is the on-line complement of the book "Information & On-line Data in Astronomy", Daniel Egret & Miguel A. Albrecht (Editors), published by Kluwer Acad. Publ. (Sept. 1995). It includes summary descriptions of the databases, archives, and information systems presented in the printed version, together with the complete access pointers (kept up-to-date) and, when available, ready-to-use hyperlinks to the original data systems.
DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky: Point Source Database ( DENIS )
DENIS is a deep astronomical survey of the Southern Sky in two near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 µ and K at 2.16 µ) and one optical band (I at 0.8 µ) simultaneously, conducted by a European consortium, using a one meter telescope (ESO, La Silla). The survey started in 1996 and is expected to be completed in 2000.
The Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) is implementing the final point source databases and is providing access of the processed and calibrated data to the worldwide community.
The Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre (CDS) is collecting modern media offering material related to astronomy and space sciences.
BRUNEAU, Chantal ( CDS )
EGRET, Daniel ( CDS )
DUBOIS, Pascal ( CDS )
BONNAREL, François ( CDS )
GENOVA, Françoise ( CDS )
OCHSENBEIN, François ( CDS )
HALBWACHS, Jean-Louis ( CDS )
MARCOUT, James ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs. )
WAGNER, Marie-José ( CDS )
WENGER, Marc ( CDS )
BAUER, Patricia ( CDS )
LESTEVEN, Soizick ( CDS )
Star*s Family
The Star*s Family is a growing collection of directories, dictionaries, databases and related products on astronomy, space sciences, as well as related fields, organizations and people. StarWorlds, StarBits, and StarHeads: are available on-line.
Weaving the Astronomy Web ( WAW )
A Conference organized at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, Strasbourg, France (6-7 April 1995). This Conference is intended to be a forum for astronomical data providers, webmasters, astronomers and space scientists interested in the current and future developments of the World-Wide Web, and more generally of electronic on-line information handling in an astronomy and space sciences context. Proceedings are available on-line.
HECK, André ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs. )
Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data ( SIMBAD at CDS )
The SIMBAD astronomical database, created and maintained by CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies. SIMBAD contains information for about 3 million objects, for which 8 million identifiers, 3 million observational measurements and 3 million bibliographical references are available.
If you don't have a userid, and your institute is not registered yet, you will need to register.
AstroGLU is a discovery tool, to help locate database servers providing relevant information in the astronomical context related to a selected data type: object name, position on the sky, astronomer's name, etc.
AstroGLU is based on a dictionary of remote services, developed by CDS in the framework of the GLU system. It is the CDS contribution to the AstroBrowse project.
GLU : Uniform Link Generator
GLU is a tool developed by CDS (Strasbourg) for managing heterogeneous distributed Web services.
VizieR Catalogue Service ( CDS, Strasbourg )
VizieR provides access to the most complete library of published astronomical catalogues and data tables available on line, organized in a self-documented database.
Query tools allow the user to select relevant data tables and to extract and format records matching given criteria. Specific care has been taken for optimizing access to some very large catalogues such as Guide Star Catalog or USNO-A2.
TOPbase at CDS : The Opacity Project ( TOPbase )
TOPbase is a read-only database system specially designed for general use of the atomic data dervived by the Opacity Project. It contains energy levels, f-values and photoionization cross sections for astrophysically abundant elements.
Astronomical Server URL ( ASU )
A proposal to standardized query syntax in astronomical Web services.
XMM-Newton catalogue interface ( XCAT-DB )
The Xcat-db is a public interface of the XMM-Newton serendipitous source satalogue constructed by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre ( SSC) on behalf of ESA.
The Xcat-db has been optimized to make complex queries including constraints on correlated data patterns.
A large number of products related to the catalogue entries can be browsed and downloaded. CDS databases can also be queried in relation with selected X-Ray data.
3 other XMM-Newton catalogue interfaces are also available ( XSA, LEDAS and VizieR).
Grenoble Observatory - Astrophysics Laboratory ( LAOG )
DESERT, F.-Xavier ( LAOG, Grenoble )
MALBET, Fabien ( Observatoire de Grenoble )
Grenoble Planetology Lab. ( LPG )
[in French]
Nice University, Astrophysics Department
Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic DAtabase ( LEDA )
Created in 1983, LEDA is the oldest Extragalactic Database. It gives more than 60 of the most important parameters for about one million galaxies. It provides charts and images through a Web interface. In addition, a batch mode is available and also a very powerful SQL-like query language.
Lyon Center of Astronomical Research ( CRAL )
The Center of Astronomical Research of Lyon (CRAL) is a research institute established by CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and University Claude Bernard-Lyon I.
Hypercat ( CRAL-Observatoire de Lyon )
Hypercat is an interface to databases and to local catalogues of extragalactic data.
These catalogues concern various characteristics of galaxies: Optical photometry, Internal kinematics, Metallicity.
Programme National Galaxies (CNRS, France) ( PNG )
The national program "GALAXIES" (CNRS) has the following goals:
  • It works at developing the national and international consistency of the French extragalactic community.
  • It organizes meetings such as one-day seminars, specialized workshops, summer schools.
  • It leads open debates to help defining the most interesting or promising problems and will contribute to select and support leading-projects. These will favour the prospective reflection and dialogue.
  • The meeting of various fields of expertise helps to participate to European networks, to invite foreign researchers on topics interesting several teams, etc.
[in French].
PRUGNIEL, Philippe ( CRAL Lyon )
Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon: Preprints ( CRAL )
Preprints of articles authored by members of the CRAL (Observatoire de Lyon and Ecole Normale Supérieure).
Groupe de Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique du Languedoc ( GRAAL )
This is the Astronomy group at University of Montpellier, France. Research activities include cosmology and the study of the late stages of stellar evolution (AGB and post-AGB stars). [in French]
Advanced Stars: a Tool for Relating Informations and Data ( ASTRID )
ASTRID is a data base of stars in an advanced evolutionary stage, peculiarly of red giants, AGB and post-AGB variables. The database gathers in the same tool observational data with comments and results from models.
It is developed at GRAAL (Montpellier, France).
Cosmology, Big Bang, Quasars.
Centre de Physique Theorique ( CPT )
Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille, France.
Nantes Univ. - Planetology and Geodynamics Laboratory ( LPGN )
Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques ( LISA )
Recherche atmospherique. [in French]
Rennes Geosciences
Rennes University
[in French]
PGJ - Astronomy, a passion to be shared
Calendar of events, news from the sky, solar system objects. [in French]
Univers Immedia
Introduction to the study of the Sun: Le Soleil, la Terre, une étoile, une planète, pour la vie Images, links, glossary. For laymen and beginning amateurs.

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1st High Energy Astrophysics Observatory ( HEAO 1. GSFC. NASA )
The first of NASA's three High Energy Astronomy Observatories, HEAO 1 was launched aboard an Atlas Centaur rocket on 12 August 1977 and operated until 9 January 1979. During that time, it scanned the X-ray sky almost three times over 0.2 keV - 10 MeV, provided nearly constant monitoring of X-ray sources near the ecliptic poles, as well as more detailed studies of a number of objects through pointed observations.
Uhuru Satellite ( GSFC. NASA )
Uhuru was the first earth-orbiting mission dedicated entirely to celestial X-ray astronomy. It was launched on 12 December 1970 into an orbit of about 560 km apogee, 520 km perigee, 3 degrees inclination, with a period of 96 minutes. The mission ended in March 1973.

gov (US Government Agencies)

Argonne National Laboratory ( ANL )
Brookhaven National Laboratory ( BNL )
TUCKER, Douglas ( Fermilab )
Scientific Interests: extragalactic astronomy, redshift surveys. Member of the Las Campanas Redshift Survey team. Member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey team.
GNEDIN, Nick ( Fermilab, Batavia, IL )
Cosmology, galaxy formation, physics of the IGM.
Fermilab Library ( Information Resources Department - Fermi National Accelerator Lab )
NASA/Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics
The Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, consists of approximately 15 theoretical astrophysicists who perform research at the confluence of astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics. The group is partially funded by a NASA Astrophysics Theory grant.
Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group - Postdoctoral Positions
Global Change Data and Information System ( GCDIS )
The Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES), as prescribed by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, established a program whereby the United States Global Research Program (USGCRP) members committed to work together with each other, academia, and the international community to make it as easy as possible for researchers and others to access and use global change data and information. Toward this end, agencies participating in the USGCRP organized the Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS) to take full advantage of the mission resources and responsibilities of each agency and to link the services of these data and information resources to each other.
Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors ( ALEXIS )
ALEXIS' X-ray telescopes feature curved mirrors whose multilayer coatings reflect and focus low-energy X-rays or extreme ultraviolet light the way optical telescopes focus visible light. The satellite and payloads were funded by the Department of Energy and built by Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory and the University of California-Space Sciences Lab. The Launch was provided by the Air Force Space Test Program on a Pegasus Booster on April 25, 1993. The mission is entirely controlled from a small groundstation at LANL.
Los Alamos Astrophysics ( LAA )
Los Alamos Astrophysics (LAA) is an informal organization at Los Alamos National Laboratory that maintains a regular colloquium series, serves as a clearing-house for information on astrophysical research at the lab, and prepares the annual astrophysics report.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library ( LANL )
Nonproliferation and International Security ( NIS/LANL )
The interests in astrophysics of the Astrophysics and Radiation Measurements Group (NIS-2) focus on gamma-ray bursts, x-ray binaries, accretion- and rotation-powered pulsars, neutron star dynamics, atomic processes in astrophysical sources, soft x-ray and EUV backgrounds, and EUV and soft x-ray transients such as flare stars.
An important mission of the group is to develop new types of optical, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma-ray detectors for ground and space applications. The group has flown high-energy instruments on Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the ISEE-3 (ICE), P78-1, Vela satellites, and the Japanese satellite Ginga. The group is currently developing experiments for several scientific missions including the X-ray Multimirror Mission (XMM), High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE), MARS-96, and the MOXE all sky x-ray monitor on the Russian Spectrum X-Gamma satellite project, and is the lead institution operating the Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors (ALEXIS) satellite and its wide field-of-view ultrasoft x-ray telescope array.
The group is actively participating in Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) and Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) research through several guest investigator projects, and is also involved in establishing the growing-up Fenton Hill Observatory in the Jemez mountains, which includes an ultra-high-energy gamma-ray telescope, Milagro.
MOnitoring X-ray Experiment ( MOXE )
The MOnitoring X-ray Experiment (MOXE) is an X-ray all-sky monitor to be launched on the Russian Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite. It will monitor several hundred X-ray sources on a daily basis, and will be the first instrument to monitor the complete X-ray sky simultaneously. MOXE is built by Los Alamos Nat Lab, Goddard Space Flight Center and Space Research Institute (Moscow).
MFITSIO is a MATLAB interface to CFITSIO -- a library used to manipulate images and headers stored in the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) file format. It currently supports reading and writing FITS images, headers, and array subsets.
CHANG, Hsiang-Kuang ( LANL )
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Theoretical Astrophysics ( T-6 )
MSSSO Heron Island Workshop 1995
The MSSSO Heron Island Workshop on Peculiar Velocities in the Universe
Astronomy 45 at Harvard ( Course Notes )
Astronomy 45, "Introduction to Astrophysics" is taught at Harvard to science majors (not necessarily astronomy) who have taken 1 year of college physics. These course notes are used as the principal text. e-Print archive
Contains preprints for: High Energy Physics - Theory, High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Theory, General Relativity & Quantum Cosmology, Nuclear Theory, High Energy Physics - Experiment.
Physics Job Announcements
Physics Job Announcements by thread
CMB Astrophysics Research Program ( UC Berkeley, LBL )
Professor George Smoot's group conducts research on the early Universe using the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) and other astrophysical sources. These investigations are directed towards realizing a variety of science goals regarding CMB.
Supernova / Acceleration Probe ( SNAP )
The Supernova / Acceleration Probe (SNAP) Mission is expected to provide an understanding of the mechanism driving the acceleration of the universe. The satellite observatory is capable of measuring up to 2,000 distant supernovae each year of the three-year mission lifetime.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory ( LBL )
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Physics Directorate ( LLNL )
Nuclear Reaction Rates for Stellar Nucleosynthesis ( RRSN )
Presented is a compilation of stellar nuclear reaction rates for light, intermediate mass, and heavy nuclei used in calculations of stellar nucleosynthesis. These are intended to replace the reaction rate compilation developed by R. Hoffman and S. Woosley (version 92.1, 1992).
This compilation represents our choice of so called "standard" reaction rates used in our latest calculations of nucleosynthesis in massive stars (Rauscher, Heger, Hoffman, & Woosley 2002, ApJ in press). In future releases of this compilation, we will provide references to other sources of information.
MAUCHE, Christopher W. ( Astrophysics Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory )
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL )
LLNL has developed world-class core competencies which are extending the frontiers of science and technology in many areas, including: defense systems science and technology, nuclear science and technology, high-performance computations, high-performance lasers, advanced sensors and instrumentation, energy science and technologies, environmental technologies, biology and biotechnology, including genomics, atmospheric science, large-scale science systems, precision manufacturing.
Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics ( LLNL )
The focus of the Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is the development of integrated adaptive optics (AO) and sodium-layer laser guide star (LGS) systems for use on large astronomical telescopes.
Z39.50 Maintenance Agency
This page includes documentation and information related to the development and ongoing maintenance of Z39.50; development of future versions of Z39.50; and information related to the implementation and use of the Z39.50 protocol.
Library of Congress
Mars Atlas ( -- online USGS maps and VO image finder )
A WWW-browsable, zoomable and scrollable atlas of USGS images of Mars, showing the locations (footprints) of thousands of high-resolution Viking Orbiter images.
Kepler Mission ( Searching for Earth-Sized Planets )
The goal of this NASA satellite mission will be to discover and characterize earth-sized planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars.
NASA's Quest Project
Pioneer Project ( NASA/Ames )
Pioneer 10 and 11 mission descriptions.
Vulcan Camera Project
The Vulcan Camera Project, sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, is designed to detect transits of large extrasolar planets using differential photometry.
Vulcan uses a 15cm aperture refactor at Lick Observatory to image a wide field in which ~6000 stars are monitored for two months, in a search for the ~1% transit signal expect from a 51 Pegasi-type planet.
Vulcan is a ground-based test-bed for the proposed Kepler Mission to detect Earth-sized exoplanets.
NASA Ames Space Science Division
Research and Development dedicated to the understanding of the origin and evolution of stars, planets and life: Astrophysics Exobiology Planetary Systems Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards Galileo Probe Home Page Planetary Rings Center for Mars Exploration Astrochemistry Laboratory Mars Atmosphere General Circulation Modeling Pioneer Plasma Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment DATA Center for Data Analysis Technology & Applications
NASA Ames Research Center ( ARC )
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center ( DFRC )
Destination Earth ( NASA )
The official Website for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise.
Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS )
NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. Formerly known as the Lewis Research Center. The new name became official on March 1, 1999.
Applied Information Systems Research Program ( AISRP )
The AISR program, at NASA Office of Space Sciences (OSS) maintains an awareness of emerging technologies applicable to space science disciplines, supports applied research in computer and information systems science and technology to enhance NASA OSS programs, stimulates application development where warranted, and provides for systems analysis and engineering required to transfer new technology into evolving OSS Space science programs through NASA Research Announcements.
Astronomical Data Center ( ADC )
The Astronomical Data Center (ADC), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, is a cooperative effort between the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)/ World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S) and its parent organization, the Space Science Data Operations Office . Currently, the ADC archives hold more than 670 catalogs of astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, radio, and other miscellaneous data for stellar and nonstellar objects. The data were acquired through exchanges with the Centre de Donn'ees Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) , other astronomical data centers throughout the world, and by direct contributions from the international astronomical community.
NASA ADC Electronic News
Astrophysics Multi-spectral Archive Search Engine ( AMASE )
AMASE is an online astrophysics catalog developed using object-oriented database (OODB) technology to help researchers locate multi-mission data in the NASA archives.
Multiwavelength Milky Way
Images of the Milky Way galaxy in the light of several spectral lines and continuum bands, spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to high-energy gamma-ray, are presented. The display is interactive, allowing zooming and panning of the images, each of which covers the entire sky within ten degrees of the Galactic plane. Explanatory text and links to the data sources and references are included. The Multiwavelength Milky Way site is an educational service of the Astrophysics Data Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Compton/GRO Observatory Science Support Center/Guest Observer ( Facility )
Query the Library Database; Archive Data Selector; Archive Data Selector Demonstrator; Trouble Report Generator; Access the GRONEWS Bulletin Board
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day we feature a new picture of our spectacular universe. Browse through our extensive annotated archive. Intended for all educational levels.
75th Anniversary Astronomical Debate Home Page
In April 1920, Harlow Shapley and Heber D. Curtis debated " The Scale of the Universe" in Washington, DC. 75 years later, in April 1995, in commemoration of the `Great Debate', Donald Q. Lamb and Bohdan Paczynski debated " The Distance Scale to Gamma-Ray Bursts" in the same auditorium. Martin Rees moderated. Introductory lectures were gien by Virginia Trimble and Gerald Fishman. The home page makes available a great deal of background information about the 1920 Curtis - Shapley debate suitable for undergraduate lectures wishing to mention the 75th anniversary of this historic astronomical event.
Virtual trips to black holes and neutron stars
This page contains MPEG movies and GIFs highlighting the visual distortion effects an observer would see in the high gravity environment of a neutron star or black hole (Schwarzschild metric). It is based on a refereed paper by Robert J. Nemiroff that appeared in the American Journal of Physics and is intended for educational use. The hypertext reviews several relevant aspects of gravitational lensing.
The Constellation X-ray Mission (formerly HTXS) is a Next Generation X-ray Observatory dedicated to observations at high spectral resolution, providing as much as a factor of 100 increase in sensitivity over currently planned high resolution X-ray spectroscopy missions.
Compton (Gamma-Ray) Observatory Science Support Center ( COSSC. GSFC. NASA )
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO mission, 1991-2000) had four instruments that covered an unprecedented six decades of the electromagnetic spectrum, from 30 keV to 30 GeV. The CGRO Science Support Centre (COSSC) data archive contains information and data related to the following experiments
  • BATSE Burst And Transient Source Experiment
  • COMPTEL Imaging Compton Telescope
  • EGRET Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope
  • OSSE Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment
NASA's Computational Technologies Project ( CT )
The Earth, its relationship to the Sun and Solar System, and the universe in its totality are the domain of the Computational Technologies (CT) Project. This effort employs advanced computers to further our understanding of and ability to predict the dynamically interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes that drive these systems. Goddard Space Flight Center serves as the lead center for the CT Project and collaborates with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
JCMT/UK_ESO_Schmidt/AAT Archive Queries ( telnet through Internet-SPAN gateway )
Login at first prompt with '19889::'
then at second prompt with 'arcquery' for JCMT,
or 'ukscat' for UK + ESO Schmidt, AAT Plate Catalogs.
Extreme UltraViolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive ( at HEASARC )
A copy of the EUVE Final Archive is at HEASARC for the service of the community of high-enregy astrophysicists.
FITS Support Office
Compton/GRO News - GRONEWS
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center ( HEASARC )
The purpose of the HEASARC is to support a multi-mission archive facility in high energy astrophysics for scientists all over the world. Data from space-borne instruments on spacecraft, such as ROSAT, ASCA (formerly Astro-D), GRO (Compton), BBXRT, HEAO 1, HEAO 2 (Einstein), EXOSAT, and XTE are provided, along with a knowledgeable science-user support staff and tools to analyze mutliple datasets. The HEASARC activity is a joint effort between the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA)and the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). (there is also a Gopher )
AstroBrowse ( HEASARC )
The great number of sites with information about astronomical objects makes it very difficult for astronomers to find out where there might be information of interest to their research. Astrobrowse is an effort to use modern Web techology to enable astronomers (and the public) to query many sites easily.
Other Astrobrowse servers:
Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics ( ASCA, ex-Astro-D )
ASCA (formerly named Astro-D) is Japan's fourth cosmic X-ray astronomy mission, and the second for which the United States is providing part of the scientific payload. The satellite was successfully launched February 20, 1993.
Broad Band X-ray Telescope ( BBXRT. GSFC. NASA )
The Broad Band X-ray Telescope (BBXRT) was flown on the space shuttle Columbia (STS-35) on 1990 December 2-December 11, as part of the ASTRO-1 payload. The flight of BBXRT marked the first opportunity for performing X-ray observations over a broad energy range (0.3-12 keV) with a moderate energy resolution (typically 90 eV and 150 eV at 1 and 6 keV, respectively).
MUKAI, Koji ( GSFC )
PETRE, Robert ( GSFC )
High Energy Astrophysics Observatories ( HEASARC. GSFC. NASA )
Comprehensive list of satellites with high energy astrophysics instrumentation. Includes images from these missions.
Einstein Data Archive ( SAO, Cambridge, MA )
The Einstein Observatory was a satellite based imaging X-ray telescope in operation from November 1978 to April 1981. The focal plane detectors included two Imaging Proportional Counters (IPC), three High Resolution Imagers, an Objective Grating Spectrometer (OGS), a Focal Plane Crystal Spectrometer (FPCS) and a Solid State Spectrometer (SSS). The most commonly used instrument was the IPC, which made nearly 4000 observations of astronomical sources. This page gives access to the Einstein data archive (catalogs, high level products, raw data).
Einstein Observatory ( HEAO-2 )
The second of NASA's three High Energy Astrophysical Observatories, HEAO 2, renamed Einstein after launch, was the first fully imaging X-ray telescope put into space. The few arcsecond angular resolution, the field-of-view of tens of arcminutes, and a sensitivity several 100 times greater than any mission before it provided, for the first time, the capability to image extended objects, diffuse emission, and to detect faint sources. It was also the first X-ray NASA mission to have a Guest Observer program. Overall, it was a key mission in X-ray astronomy and its scientific outcome completely changed the view of the X-ray sky.
ESA's X-ray Observatory ( EXOSAT at GSFC - NASA )
The European Space Agency's X-ray Observatory, EXOSAT, was operational from May 1983 to April 1986. During that time, EXOSAT made 1780 observations of a wide variety of objects, including active galactic nuclei, stellar coronae, cataclysmic variables, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, clusters of galaxies, and supernova remnants.
Ginga ( ex Astro-C )
Astro-C, renamed Ginga (Japanese for 'galaxy'), was launched from the Kagoshima Space Center on 5 February 1987. The primary instrument for observations was the Large Area Counter (LAC). Ginga was the third Japanese X-ray astronomy mission, following Hakucho and Tenma. Ginga reentered the Earth's atmosphere on 1 November 1991.
ROentgen SATellite ( ROSAT at GSFC. NASA )
ROSAT, the ROentgen SATellite, is an X-ray observatory developed through a cooperative program between the Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The satellite was designed and is operated by Germany, and was launched by the United States on June 1, 1990.
FITSIO This directory contains files related to version 3.410 of the FITSIO subroutine package for reading and writing data files in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format. Also: FTOOLS (FITS Tools) This directory contains the FTOOLS distribution file for Suns, DECstations, Alpha and VAX computers. Distribution for both the Public and Develop releases of FTOOLS are located here. This is also the distribution point for XSELECT as of the version 2.4c Develop release.
WebStars ( Astrophysics in Cyberspace )
WebStars, now at NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center.
X-Ray Timing Explorer ( XTE. GSFC.NASA )
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer is a Goddard mission which was launched on December 30th, 1995. RXTE is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. Time scales from microseconds to months are covered in an instantaneous spectral range from 2 to 250 keV. It is designed for a required lifetime of two years, with a goal of five years.
Interoperable Systems for Archival Information Access ( ISAIA )
In order to support the emerging Space Science Data Services information systems infrastructure, we propose to develop an interdisciplinary data location and integration service for space science. Building upon existing data services and communications protocols, this service will allow users to transparently query hundreds or thousands of WWW-based resources (catalogs, data, computational resources, bibliographic references, etc.) from a single interface. The service will collect responses from various resources and integrate them in a seamless fashion for display and manipulation by the user.
Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center
The Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center, brought to you by the people at ACE, is designed to increase your interest in cosmic and heliospheric science. (The heliosphere is the huge area in space affected by the Sun.)
The Learning Center is aimed at the general public (or about a high school level of science understanding).
Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager ( RHESSI, ex-HESSI )
RHESSI's primary mission is to explore the basic physics of particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares. RHESSI is a NASA Small Explorer. RHESSI was launched on February 5, 2002.
Solar Flare Theory ( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center )
The site provides an introduction to solar flares, solar flare research, and the Sun-Earth connection. A crossword puzzle, links to related sites, and answers to readers' questions are included.
IDL Astronomy User's Library
The IDL Astronomy Users Library is a central repository for general purpose astronomy procedures written in the commercial language IDL. The Library is not meant to be an integrated package, but rather is a collection of procedures from which users can pick and choose (and possibly modify) for their own use.
Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration ( IMAGE )
IMAGE is a MIDEX class mission, selected by NASA in 1996, to study the global response of the Earth's magnetosphere to changes in the solar wind.
Imagine the Universe
This site is dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Just as importantly, we also discuss how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain, and how they might one day find the answers to these questions. This site is intended primarily for ages 14 and up. If you are interested in a lower level, more basic discussion about astronomy and space exploration, try our StarChild site. It may have just what you are looking for!
Catalog of Infrared Observations ( CIO )
The Catalog of Infrared Observations is a database of over 200,000 published infrared observations of more than 10,000 individual astronomical sources over the wavelength range from 1 to 1000 microns. The catalog is available for downloading via ftp.
POLAR Spacecraft
Exloring through the Solar Cycle. Instruments: Plasma Waves Investigation (PWI), Magnetic Fields Experiment (MFE), Toroidal Imaging Mass-Angle Spectrograph (TIMAS), Electric Fields Investigation (EFI), Thermal Ion Dynamics Experiment (TIDE), Ultraviolet Imager (UVI), Visible Imaging System (VIS), Polar Ionospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment (PIXIE), Charge and Mass Magnetosperic Ion Composition Experiment (CAMMICE), Comprehensive Energetic-Particle Pitch-Angle Distribution - Source/Loss Cone Energetic Particle Spectrometer (CEPPAD/SEPS), Hot Plasma Analyzer (HYDRA).
AVHRR Land Pathfinder Data Set ( AVHRR )
The Pathfinder AVHRR Land data sets are global, multichannel, land surface data derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers (AVHRR) on the NOAA/TIROS operational meteorological satellites (NOAA-7, -9, and -11) which provide a continuous daily and composite data set from July 1981 through the present. These data, when complete, will enable studies of global vegetation and surface characteristics over more than a decade. Every effort has been made to provide a consistently processed data record by cross-calibrating instruments and minimizing changes to the processing algorithm during the processing of the 1981 to present data.
International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry ( IVS )
IVS is an international collaboration of organizations which operate or support Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) components. IVS provides a service which supports geodetic and astrometric work on reference systems, Earth science research, and operational activities.
COsmic Background Explorer ( COBE )
Infrared Astronomical Satellite Data Products ( IRAS Archive Interface )
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite surveyed almost the entire sky in four infrared bands and obtained deeper maps and low-resolution spectra of thousands of infrared sources. All of the IRAS data products released by IPAC, including catalogs and images, are accessible through this interface, provided by the Astrophysics Data Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The interface also includes links to many related Astronomical Data Center catalogs.
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe ( WMAP )
The WMAP mission is designed to determine the geometry, content, and evolution of the universe via a 13 arcminute FWHM resolution full sky map of the temperature anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation. The choice of orbit, sky-scanning strategy and instrument/spacecraft design were driven by the goals of uncorrelated pixel noise, minimal systematic errors, multifrequency observations, and accurate calibration. The skymap data products derived from the WMAP observations have 45 times the sensitivity and 33 time the angular resolution of the COBE DMR mission.
Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite Data Archive ( SWAS )
Data Archive from the NASA Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite, a pathfinding mission for studying the chemical composition of interstellar galactic clouds to help determine the process of star formation. Launched on December 5, 1998, it has made detailed 1 degree x 1 degree maps of many giant molecular and dark cloud cores during the first 4 years of the mission. SWAS makes new data public every six months, with the final release due in September, 2004.
CfA SWAS pages.
Coded Aperture Imaging in High-Energy Astronomy
Information about coded aperture imaging as applied in X- and gamma-ray astronomy: - introduction to the principle - specific details about instruments of the past, present and proposed future - bibliography.
GRB Coordinates Network ( GCN )
The GRB Coordinates Network (used to be called BACODINE) system (1) calculates RA,Dec coordinate positions of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) detected with BATSE and distributes those positions around the world in real time -- a few seconds! -- so that other instruments can make follow-up observations in other wavebands while the burst is still bursting! (2) distributes locations of GRBs detected by other spacecraft. (3) distributes reports follow-up observations made by ground-based optical and radio observers.
These three functions provide a one-stop shopping network for follow-up sites and GRB researchers.
X-rays from Hot Massive Stars ( XMEGA )
This site is a central location for scientists interested in the problem of X-ray emission from hot, massive stars. It contains a list of current observational projects and planned observations. Schedules of currently planned X-ray observations are also included for those interested in providing ground-based coordinated observations.
PTAK, Andrew ( GSFC/UMCP )
HOLLAND, Stephen T. ( NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre )
I am an observational astrophysicist who is working at the Swift Science Centre. My primary research is on gamma-ray burst, their optical afterglow, and their environments.
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe ( WMAP )
NASA has selected WMAP as one of the next MIDEX missions. It will map the microwave background fluctuations over the whole sky and provide insights into the formation of galaxies and the basic parameters of cosmology.
MAP Introduction to Cosmology Page
This page aims to introduce a general audience to the basic concepts of cosmology. It also describes the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) and its scientific goals.
NASA National Space Science Data Center ( NSSDC )
The primary responsibility of the NSSDC is to further the use of NASA spaceflight mission data. The NSSDC also provides data from some ground-based and non-NASA sources which are considered to be important adjuncts to the NASA space-based data. The Data Center maintains and distributes documentation, indexes and catalogs about the data in its archives, and similar information about important space mission datasets maintained by other institutions. The NSSDC's Astronomy and Astrophysics Home Page offers information about online data and services, including access to a WAIS-searchable index of more than 700 astronomical catalogs; high-level project descriptions for such projects as ASCA, ROSAT, EUVE, HST, and COBE; and links to many other popular astronomy and astrophysics resources.
World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites ( WDC-A, NSSDC )
The World Data Center system is an international confederation of data centers originally established in 1955 to support the exchange and archiving of data generated by the 1957-8 International Geophysical Year.
World Data Center-A for Rockets and Satellites is hosted by NASA's National Space Science Data Center. WDC-A R&S has responsibilities for spacecraft launch and other descriptive information capture and dissemination. WDC-A R&S serves as a conduit for requests from the international community for data from the NSSDC data archives.
NSSDC Photo Gallery
The images presented in the Photo Gallery have a number of different sources, primarily NASA missions, however. They are generally organized by object and/or phenomenon on separate pages. The source of the image as well as the processing involved in producing the image have been included whereever possible. Photo captions for some images are also available.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (NASA-GSFC)
Viking Mission to Mars - Online Resources ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )
A list of high quality, web-based resources related to the Viking mission to Mars. Includes direct links to the PDS-archived data stored on CD-ROM, as well as to browsers to view and search the data.
The SPACEWARN Bulletin is intended to serve as an international communication mechanism for the rapid distribution of information on satellites and space probes.
ROSAT Guest Observer Facility ( ROSAT )
The ROSAT Science Data Center (RSDC) is responsible for execution of the guest investigator program, including such activities as providing assistance in the preparation of proposals, the receiving, processing, and distributing ROSAT pointed data, and providing facilities for the scientific analysis of these data.
Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph ( SERTS )
The Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS) instrument obtains spatially resolved spectra and spectroheliograms over a wide range of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths characteristic of temperatures between 5x10^4-3x10^7K, providing information about the Sun's corona and upper transition region. Wavelength coverage is 170-450A with spectral resolution near 10000, spatial resolution as good as 5arcsec, and relative photometric accuracy within +/- 20% over most of its range. This page contains links to information about the instrument, a solar EUV line list between 170 and 450 A from the SERTS-89 flight, and a list of SERTS-related publications. Soon to be added is information about upcoming launches. Also included are links to other WWW servers relevant to solar astronomers.
SkyView is a facility available over the net which allows users to retrieve data from public all-sky surveys conveniently. The user enters the position and size of the region desired, and the surveys wanted and the data is extracted and formatted for the user. Documentation available through anonymous ftp.
NASA GSFC Employment Opportunities
The Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's designated Center of Excellence for scientific research, is continuing to seek scientists of extraordinary leadership potential in astrophysics, space physics and planetary science.
NASA Space Physics Data Facility ( SPDF )
The Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) leads in the design and implementation of unique multi-mission and multi-disciplinary data services, innovative ground data system concepts, educational programs and cross-cutting data, modeling and visualization research to strategically advance NASA's solar-terrestrial program and our understanding of the Sun-Earth system. Major SPDF efforts include the multi-mission data and orbit services developed and operating as part of the Sun-Earth Connection Active Archive project, support to the ground systems and science of missions like IMAGE, a wide range of science and technology research efforts and the Sun-Earth Connections Education Forum. The staff supporting SPDF includes scientists, information technology, education and visualization experts. The SPDF is based at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD U.S.A. It is a component of Goddard's Sciences & Exploration Directorate's Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics. The Facility is headed by Dr. Robert E. McGuire.
NASA Space Science Data Operations Office ( SSDOO )
A learning center for young astronomers (at NASA HEASARC).
Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory ( STEREO )
Solar ejections are the most powerful drivers of the Sun-Earth connection. STEREO will: - Provide revolutionary views of the Sun-Earth system. - Trace the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to the Earth. - Reveal the true 3D structure of coronal mass ejections and determine why they happen. - Provide unique alerts for Earth-directed solar ejections. - Two Sun-pointed observatories with identical instrument complements. - Heliocentric orbit drifting away from the Earth, one leading and one lagging. The STEREO observatories are scheduled to be launched in November 2005.
Small Explorers ( SMEX )
NASA's Small Explorer (SMEX) program provides frequent flight opportunities for highly focused and relatively inexpensive science missions.
Fast Auroral SnapshoT explorer ( FAST )
The NASA Fast Auroral SnapshoT explorer (FAST) satellite is designed to investigate the plasma physics of the auroral phenomena which occur around both poles of the earth.
Swift Gamma Ray Burst Mission
Swift is a three-telescope space observatory (gamma-ray telescope, X-ray telescope, and ultraviolet/optical telescope) for studying gamma ray bursts. Scheduled launch: October 7, 2004.
MSAM / TopHat
MSAM/TopHat is a collaboration working on a series of experiments to measure the medium-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).
GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division ( EUD )
NASA-GSFC's Exploration of the Universe Division conducts and supports astroparticle (gamma-ray and cosmic-ray), X-ray, gravitational-wave, observational cosmology, exoplanet and stellar astrophysics research.
International Solar-Terrestrial Physics ( ISTP )
The International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) Science Initiative Home Page provides information on ISTP missions, campaigns, and activities.
WIND spacecraft
WIND was launched on November 1, 1994 and is the first of two NASA spacecraft in the Global Geospace Science (GGS) initiative (the second spacecraft being POLAR). WIND is also part of the International Solar Terrestrial Physics Project (ISTP), it was specially designed to make coordinated observations with the other ISTP spacecraft (Geotail, Interball, Equator-S, Cluster,...). WIND's full capacity duration was of three years, but it has been extended: WIND orbits until 2006.
The science objectives of the WIND mission are: provide complete plasma, energetic particle, and magnetic field input for magnetospheric and ionospheric studies; determine the magnetospheric output to interplanetary space in the up-stream region; investigate basic plasma processes occurring in the near-Earth solar wind; provide baseline ecliptic plane observations to be used in heliospheric latitudes from ULYSSES.
WAVES : The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the WIND Spacecraft ( waves )
WAVES radio astronomy instrument on the ISTP-Wind spacecraft.
Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere
A collection of more than eighty linked files, forming a non-mathematical introduction to magnetism, plasmas, particles of space and their motion, and the study of the Earth's magnetic environment in space. Also covers the Sun and solar activity, magnetospheres of other planets, and amny other topics. the exposition follows a historical framework, and includes numerous historical side-excursions. Also includes a long review (more technical) "A Brief History of Magnetospheric Physics During the Space Age, an article "Birth of a Radiation Belt", a guide for teachers, a historical timeline, a question-and-answer collection and a template for a folded paper model of the magnetosphere.
From Stargazers to Starships ( Stargazers )
A collection of about sixty linked files, forming a self-contained course at the high school level on (1) elementary astronomy (pre-telescope), (2) Newtonian mechanics (3) Spaceflight and spacecraft. The material is presented in a historical framework with many side excursions and incidental connections, with many outside links. Also contains a 9-section "Math refresher", a section for the guidance of teachers, a template of a sundial with explanations, glossary and timeline.
It is an attempt to create a high-school curriculum which makes as much use of space and spaceflight as possible.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ( GSFC, Greenbelt, MD )
RXTE Guest Observer Facility ( GFSC )
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) is a satellite that observes the fast-moving, high-energy worlds of black holes, neutron stars, X-ray pulsars and bursts of X-rays that light up the sky and then disappear forever.
Ground-based Solar and Astrophysical Observatory Guide ( by Gordon Johnston )
NASA Space Sensors and Instrument Technology ( NASA OSAT Space Instrument Technology )
The intention of the Sensors and Instrument Technology home page is to provide convenient access to program information for those involved or interested in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Sensors and Instruments Technology Program. This is an experimental service provided by the Spacecraft Systems Division staff of the Office of Space Access and Technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Space Mission Acronym List and Hyperlink Guide ( Mission Acronyms and Links )
NASA Office of Space Sciences
Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager ( MIRLIN )
Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager - No, the "n" doesn't stand for anything     ;-) (MIRLIN) - The JPL Deep-Well Mid-Infrared Array Camera. MIRLIN is a 128 x 128 pixel, 7 - 25 micrometer infrared astronomical camera built at JPL by a team led by Dr. Michael Ressler and used on the Palomar 5 meter (200 inch) telescope, the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility 3 meter telescope, and the Keck II 10 meter telescope.
Deep Space Network - Goldstone Deep Space Station ( DSN )
The NASA Deep Space Network - or DSN - is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also supports some Earth-orbiting missions, including emergency support of the Shuttle Space Transportation System.
KUIPER, Thomas B. H. ( JPL )
Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelisation of a sphere ( HEALPix )
Future satellite missions to measure the CMB anisotropy - NASA's Microwave Anisotropy Probe, MAP, and ESA's Planck - will produce multifrequency data sets sufficient for the construction of full-sky maps of the microwave sky at an angular resolution of a few arcminutes. The principal concern in construction of HEALPix was to create a mathematical structure which supports the discretisation of functions on a sphere at sufficiently high resolution to facilitate fast and accurate statistical and astrophysical analysis of such massive full-sky data sets.
The HEALPix package is available for distribution.
Interferometry Center of Excellence ( ICE, JPL )
The Interferometry Center of Excellence (ICE), at JPL, has been established to ensure the development and maintenance of a leading edge capability in optical and near-infrared interferometric astrometry and imaging.
Mars Pathfinder
Home Page of the Mars Pathfinder Mission
Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking ( NEAT )
NEAT is an autonomous celestial observatory located at the USAF/Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) site on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. It is designed to complete a comprehensive search of the sky for near-Earth asteroids and comets.
Near Earth Object Program ( NEO )
The Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was established by NASA in mid-1998 to help coordinate, and provide a focal point for, the study of those comets and asteroids that can approach the Earth's orbit.
Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News ( OLBIN )
A forum for scientists, engineers, and students who share an interest in long baseline stellar interferometry. Here you will find links to projects devoted to stellar interferometry, new items, and resources for further research.
NASA's Origins program
NASA's Origins Program will search for clues to help us find our cosmic roots including answer to questions such as:
  • How did the first galaxies form?
  • How do stars and planetary systems form?
  • Are there any planets outside our solar system that are capable of sustaining life?
  • How did life originate on Earth?
  • Is there life (however primitive or evolved) outside our solar system?
Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems ( ExNPS )
NASA's plan for the Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems (ExNPS) consists of a long term program of continuous scientific discovery and technological development leading ultimately to the detection and characterization of Earth-like planets around nearby stars.
PDS Imaging Node ( PDSIMG )
The Imaging Node of the Planetary Data System is the curator of NASA's primary digital image collections from past, present, and future planetary missions. The node provides to the NASA planetary science community the digital image archives, necessary ancillary datasets, software tools, and technical expertise necessary to fully utilize the vast collection of digital planetary imagery.
PDS Imaging Node's Planetary Image Atlas ( PDSIMG Atlas )
The Atlas is designed to be a single interface through which you can search for, display, and download full resolution data for all planetary missions. It will eventually replace individual existing browsers. Until that time, links to the individual browsers are provided from this central location. Current missions included in the Atlas are: 2001 Mars Odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, Magellan, Clementine, Viking, Mars Pathfinder, Voyager, and Galileo.
Magellan Mission to Venus - Image Browser ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )
Online access to the full set of Magellan images (specifically the MIDRs) that have been published on CD-ROM by NASA.
NASA Planetary Data System ( PDS )
The Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications to ensure the long-term usability of data, to stimulate research, to facilitate data access, and to support correlative analysis. Subnodes include: MIT Microwave Subnode , Infrared Subnode , among others. There is a telnet_pds_guest_account at JPL.
Planetary Data System ( PDS )
The PDS archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science. Its purpose is to ensure the long-term usability of NASA data and to stimulate advanced research. PDS is continually upgrading and updating its archives, to better serve the needs of its user communities.
Welcome to the Planets
This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.
JPL Planetary Photojournal ( images of the whole Universe )
The Planetary Photojournal is designed to provide easy access to the press released images from various Solar System exploration programs, and of the rest of the Universe, in TIFF (Full Resolution) and JPEG formats. These are highly processed images, suitable for general viewing or publishing. Each image is shown with its original caption published at the time the image was first released. Images may be downloaded at full resolution in a variety of formats. Links to hard copy vendors are also provided.
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn & Titan ( Cassini )
Saturn and Titan will be the destination for the Cassini mission, a project under joint development by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The U.S. portion of the mission is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Space Interferometry Mission ( SIM )
SIM will be NASA's first space interferometer designed specifically for measuring the position of stars. SIM will utilize multiple telescopes placed along a 10-meter (33-foot) structure.
JPL Molecular Spectroscopy ( JPL Line Catalog )
The JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Home Page is the starting point for accessing the JPL Submillimeter, Millimeter, and Microwave Spectral Line Catalog, which is a collection of predicted line positions and intensities for use in Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and studies of the Earth Atmosphere. There is also a collection of programs used to calculate the spectra.
A space mission that will fly close to a comet and, for the first time ever, bring cometary material back to Earth
Terrestrial Planet Finder (Origins of Stars, Planets... and Life) ( TPF )
The Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) is a key element of NASA Origins Program. It will study all aspects of planets: from their formation and development in disks of dust and gas around newly forming stars to the presence and features of those planets orbiting the nearest stars; from the numbers at various sizes, and places to their suitability as an abode for life. By combining the high sensitivity of space telescopes with the sharply detailed pictures from an interferometer, TPF will be able to reduce the glare of parent stars by a factor of more than one hundred-thousand to see planetary systems as far away as 50 light years.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL )
Space Calendar ( NASA )
The Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year. Note that anniversary dates are listed in 5 year increments only, and launch dates are subject to change.
Project Galileo: Bringing Jupiter to Earth
Launched in 1989, the Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995, when it fired its main engine for a successful orbit capture around Jupiter. On that day, Galileo's atmospheric probe plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere and relayed information on the structure and composition of the solar system's largest planet. The spacecraft's orbiter will spend the next two years orbiting the giant planet, studying Jupiter and its moons (encountering one moon during each orbit), and returning a steady stream of images and scientific data. The first two encounters were successfully performed with Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, on June 27, 1996 and September 6, 1996.

There is a mirror site at:

Magellan Mission to Venus
NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994. During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus. The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends. Up-to-date status reports will be available from this WWW page, which also offers Venus images and other highlights from the mission.
Saturn Ring Plane Crossings of 1995-1996 ( JPL )
During 1995 and 1996, the rings of Saturn were seen edge-on from the Earth's perspective on three ocassions, and from the Sun's perspective once. This is a rare event that only occurs every 15 years. The triple ring plane crossings are particularly favorable in providing astronomers a unique opportunity to observe Saturn's rings and moons.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (NASA-JPL)
Comets at JPL
Provides information on current (bright) comets including recent observations and ephemeridies. Images and light curves of current and past comets are also available.
NASA JSC Digital Image Collection
NASA Johnson Space Center ( JSC )
James Webb Space Telescope ( JWST, ex-NGST )
The JWST is a critical component of NASA's Origins Program. It will be a telescope of aperture greater than 4m, radiatively cooled to 30 - 60 deg.K, permitting extremely deep exposures at near infrared wavelengths with a 10 year life. A key requirement is to break the HST cost paradigm through the use of new technology and management methods. This site is designed to serve as the starting point for finding online NGST Study documentation.
There is also a public home page at NASA, and a European site at ST-ECF.
JWST ListServs ( ex-NGST ListServs )
This URL takes you to a WWW page where you can subscribe to a number of listservs devoted to the Next Generation Space Telescope project. You may subscribe to any of them. Posting is restricted. Right now, these are used as ways to inform the community about progress in the project. The web site contains links for feedback to the project team members.
NASA Kennedy Space Center ( KSC )
NASA Langley Research Center Technical Library
NASA Langley Research Center
NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, has been established in 1917 as the first national civil aeronautics laboratory. NASA Langley has become a world-class center for aeronautics, earth science, space technology and structures and materials research.
The Science Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center sponsors this web site.
NASA Spacelink
NASA Spacelink offers a wide range of materials (computer text files, software, and graphics) related to the space program. Its target audience is teachers, faculty and students, and the system is intended to help them reach the national education goals as outlined by the President and the NASA Strategic Plan for Education. Documents on the system include science, math, engineering and technology education lesson plans, historical information related to the space program, current status reports on NASA projects, news releases, information on NASA educational programs, NASA educational publications, and other materials chosen for their educational value and relevance to the space program. The system may be accessed by computer through direct-dial modem or the Internet. Materials on the system are organized and kept current by professional educators with experience in computer software applications and communications.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center ( MSFC )
SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO )
The SOHO project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP).
SOHO was launched on December 2, 1995. The SOHO spacecraft was built in Europe by an industry team led by Matra, and instruments were provided by European and American scientists.
Solar Data Analysis Center ( SDAC )
The SDAC at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center serves current solar ground- and spaced-based imagery, text, figures, maps, and tables of NASA eclipse bulletins, solar flare data from the Compton GRO BATSE experiment and the Yohkoh spacecraft, and science operations planning information for the SOHO Science Working Team.... and more to come.
Solar UV Atlas from HRTS ( HRTS data )
Through the generosity of Dr. Pål Brekke of the University of Oslo, the High Resolution Spectrograph and Telescope (HRTS) ultraviolet solar atlas is now available on the Web. Click here for more information.
NSI On-Line Network Aide - NONA
NASA Technical Report Server ( NTRS )
Single interface to databases maintained at: Ames Research Center, Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Division (NAS); Dryden Flight Research Center; ICASE, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering; Langley Research Center; RECON database - abstracts only (NASA STI); SCAN -Selected Current Aerospace Notices - abstracts only (NASA STI); STELAR Project - abstracts only (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Space Science Data Services ( SSDS, NASA )
WAIS index to abstracts from NASA's Selected Current Space Aeronautics (SCAN) abstract service
NASA Scientific & Technical Information ( STI )
NASA STI ("Aerospace Information") is the collected set of facts, analyses, and conclusions resulting from scientific, technical, and related engineering research and development efforts, both basic and applied. Access to unlimited/unrestricted NASA and NACA reports and journal articles, many available as full-text, searchable PDF files; advanced searches include non-NASA archives.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Established in 1945 under NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Wallops Flight Facility is —one of the oldest launch sites in the world, located on the Virginia Eastern Shore.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA )
Microwave Anisotropy Dataset Computational Analysis Package ( MADCAP )
MADCAP is a parallel implementation of the Bond, Jaffe & Knox formulation of CMB data analysis algorithms for:
  1. making a map (and the associated pixel-pixel noise correlation matrix) from a time-ordered dataset;
  2. extracting the most likely CMB signal bin power spectrum (and the associated bin-bin correlation matrix) from this map.
Longmont Astronomical Society
National Climatic Data Center ( NCDC )
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA )
National Geophysical Data Center ( NGDC )
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Home Page ( STP )
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center home page. Includes several various STP disciplines within the Center: geomagnetism, Iononosphere, Solar and Upper Atmosphere, and two satellite programs: GOES and DMSP. DMSP is a two satellite constellation of near-polar orbiting, sun-synchronous satellites monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and solar-terrestrial physics environments. NGDC maintains an archive of all data recorded on DMSP satellites as relayed to NGDC by Air Force Global Weather Central. Data from March 1992 to March 1994, are considered to be experimental. After March 1994, the system should be fully operational.
National Oceanic Data Center ( NODC )
Space Environment Center
The Space Environment Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides near real-time monitoring and forecasting of the environment between the sun and the earth. Our WWW server features Today's Solar Weather with current solar images, xray and proton plots from GOES satellites, and the latest forecast of solar-terrestrial conditions.
National Science Foundation ( NSF )
Includes: Deadlines for NSF Programs; Program Areas; Grant Proposal Guide; Guide to Programs; NSF Bulletins; Search Award Information and Abstracts; Fastlane Project; Communicating with the NSF; NSF Location and Directions; Publications; Publications Search Feature; Federal Research Centers; Federal Laboratories; Selected NSF-Funded Projects; Federal Agencies.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( ORNL )
Massively Parallel Computing Research Laboratory ( MPCRL )
Sandia National Laboratories
National Geomagnetism Program ( USA Geological Survey )
USGS Flagstaff Space Mission Support
Browse the Solar System . Information about the Solar System and products created by the USGS. Current Activities, NASA Missions. Some of the NASA missions and other projects on which our scientists are currently working. Databases. Space mission databases maintained by USGS Flagstaff Field Center.

gr (Greece)

Thessaloniki University Astronomical Department
Hellenic Astronomical Society ( HEL.A.S. )
The Hellenic Astronomical Society (HEL.A.S), was established in 1993 and is the major organization of professional astronomers in Greece.
SEIRADAKIS, John H. ( Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki )
PAPADOPOULOS, Demitrios ( Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki )
SPYROU, Nicholas ( Aristotle University of Thessaloniki )
VLAHOS, Loukas ( Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki )
National Observatory of Athens Astronomical Institute ( NOA )
Aristarchos 2.3m Telescope Project ( The New Greek Telescope )
The New Greek Telescope project of the AI-NOA for the 2.3m Ritchey-Chretien telescope, funded by the European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development.
CHARMANDARIS, Vassilis ( Crete Univ. )
Observational extrgalactic astrophysics. Infrared and mm astronomy.

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Hong Kong Chinese Univ. ( CUHK )
The theoretical researches made in the Department of physics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong include: Electrodynamics/Plasma Physics; Gravitational Waves; and Relativity and Astrophysics.
Hong Kong Univ. - Theoretical Astrophysics Group ( HKU )

hu (Hungary)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Nuclear Research Institute ( MTA-Atomki Debrecen )
The research activities of the A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Atommagkutató Intézete Debrecen include Plasma physics of astrophysical interest. [also in Hungarian]
Baja Astronomical Observatory Library
Eötvös Loránd Univ. - Department of Astronomy, Budapest ( ELTE Astronomy )
Eötvös Loránd University Department is Hungary's oldest standing astronomical institution and its main center of astronomy education.
Education: Undergraduate astronomy; PhD in astronomy.
Research: Celestial mechanics; Solar and astrophysical MHD; Star formation and galactic structure. [also in Hungarian]
Star clusters, galactic structure and dynamics, bioastronomy, science and human society. Co-author and editor of "Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations".
PETROVAY, Kristóf ( Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary )
Astrophysical turbulence ; Dynamo theory ; Solar MHD.
Konkoly Observatory
The Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has evolved from the private observatory of Miklos Konkoly-Thege. Konkoly founded his observatory in 1871 in Ogyalla. Twenty-nine years later he donated the telescopes and instruments to the Hungarian state. The construction of Piszkesteto Mountain Station started in 1958. Three telescopes currently operate there: a 60/90 cm Schmidt (since 1962), a 50 cm Cassegrain (since 1966) and an 1 m RCC (since 1974).
Binaries among Cepheid variables - data base
An on-line data base on Galactic Cepheids belonging to binary or multiple systems. Orbital elements (when available) and detailed bibliography are also accessible. Links to SIMBAD and ADS.
IAU Commission 27 Homepage ( IAU-C27 )
International Astronomical Union, Commission 27: Variable stars (etoiles variables)
Membership info. - Meetings - Proceedings - Catalogues - Announcements
Information Bulletin on Variable Stars ( IBVS )
The Information Bulletin on Variable Stars is a bulletin of the Commissions 27 and 42 of the International Astronomical Union, published by Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary.
HOLL, Andras ( Konkoly )
JURCSIK, Johanna ( Konkoly Obs. )
KOLLATH, Zoltan ( Konkoly Obs. )
KOVACS, Geza ( Konkoly Obs. )
OLAH, Katalin ( Konkoly Obs. )
Hungarian Astronomical Association ( MCSE )
Hungarian Astronomical Association (Magyar Csillagaszati Egyesulet) is a society of professional and amateur astronomers and friends of astronomy. The association, founded in 1946, is the only Hungarian nationwide society for those interested in astronomy.
Hungarian Astronomical Association publishes the monthly journal Meteor. Its annual publication is the Meteor csillagaszati evkonyv, a Hungarian language yearbook. [in Hungarian].
Szeged Astronomical Observatory ( Hungary )
Astronomy education and research at University of Szeged.
Heliophysical Observatory Debrecen, Hungary
The Debrecen Heliophysical Observatory is the solar branch of the Nicholas Konkoly-Thege Astrophysical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Cagliari Astronomical Observatory ( International Latitude Station )
The Cagliari Astronomical Observatory was established as International Latitude Astronomical Station of Carloforte in 1899, a small town of the sardinian island of S. Pietro. It has been, for about 80 years, one of the five international stations devoted to study the Earth rotation and polar motion. Observations with the zenital telescope were carried out, except in the period of the second world's war. Starting from 1978, the headquarters were moved to Punta Sa Menta, a site 15 km far from Cagliari which has the same latitude of the Carloforte station. (Satellite Laser Ranging, Astrophysics, Planetary Dynamics, Time Laboratory, Data Processing). [in Italian]

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Astronomy Ireland ( Astrononomy and Space Organisation )
Largest Astronomy Society in Ireland involved in education and promotion of Astronomy all over the island of Ireland. Can also be reached at +35318470777.
Dunsink Observatory Homepage
The Dunsink Observatory homepage provides useful links to other astronomical and academic institutions, software, search engines and other links of local interest.
Sky Router
Sky Router is the personal astronomy resources site of Patrick Curran, with over 300 links ordered under subject headings.
NEUSTROEV, Vitaly V. ( NUI Galway )
Research interests: cataclysmic variables and close binaries, accretion discs.
Galway National University of Ireland - Department of Experimental Physics
Includes; Astrophysics and Applied Imaging; Gamma-ray Astronomy.
sci-spy ( Exploring the world of science )
Sci-Spy is a science initiative aimed at primary school children in 5th and 6th class. It comprises 29 short TV programmes (each 6 minutes in length) and an interactive website with factsheets, interactive games, quizzes and experiment sheets on a huge range of science topics. Most importantly, Sci-Spy shows that science is all around us in our everyday lives!

The content for Sci-Spy has been created in consultation with Irish teachers. Sci-Spy will support teachers and students in the adoption and delivery of the new primary science curriculum recently introduced in Ireland.

Trinity Astronomy & Space Society Homepage ( TASS )
Astronomy & Space Society in Trinity College Dublin
ESPEY, Brian R. ( TCD )
Scientific interests: mult-frequency astronomy from infrared to far-UV and X-ray active galactic nuclei (AGN), symbiotic stars, atomic data
University College, Cork, Ireland - Astronomy Research Group ( UCC )
This is the homepage of the Astrophysics Research Group in the Physics Department at University College, Cork, Ireland. The page describes the research, astrophysics degree programme, observatory, studentships and personnel.
Dublin Univ. College - Space Science and Astro-Materials Laboratory ( SSAMR )
The SSAMR (The National University of Ireland, Dublin) consists of two research groups: the Space Science Group, involved in the areas of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs), Active Galactic Nucleii (AGNs), and Blue Compact Dwarf galaxies (BCDs), and the Astro-Materials Group, primarily involved in the Formation process of chondrules in Chondritic Meteorites, with some work on GRBs as a possible heating mechanism.

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Racah Institute of Physics ( Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel )
Includes a group of Astrophysics, Cosmology and General Relativity.
Racah Institute of Physics - Postdoctoral fellowships in Astrophysics and Cosmology
DEKEL, Avishai ( Racah Institute of Physics, TheHebrew University of Jerusalem )
Professor of Physics, Head of the Racah Institute of Physics.
Tel-Aviv University Astronomy Club ( TAU AstroClub )
Organize astronomy activities and lectures for the general public. Video lectures, sky maps, celestial events are available in the web site. [also in Hebrew]
Tel Aviv University, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research activities: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute, The Florence and George Wise Observatory, the TAUVEX UV experiment.
Florence and George Wise Observatory ( Wise )
OFEK, Eran ( Wise Observatory )
Astronomical package for MATLAB, time series, etc.
Fortran programs: N-Body code.
C programs: Jovian phenomena.
Wise Observatory Monthly Astronomical Calendar and Schedule
Generate Monthly Gregorian Calendar with optional Moon Phase, Julian day, Local Sidereal Time, Sun Rise, Sun Set, Moon Rise, Moon Set, Moon R.A. and Dec.
Generate Wise Observatory schedule with observer name and instrument.
IAA - Israeli Astronomical Association ( IAA )
This is the website of the IAA - Israeli Astronomical Association. The IAA is the biggest amateur astronomers organization in Israel. [in Hebrew]

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Optical and IR instrumentation,Star formation, Polarimetry, Gamma-ray bursts, Ultraluminous galaxies.
Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics ( IUCAA )
This Centre is an institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Indian Universities.
Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics: Research and Publications ( IUCAA )
Black Hole Accretion Astrophysics: Viscosity due to Tangled Magnetic Fields, Shear Acceleration and Jet Production, Jet-Disk Connection. Solar Physics: Coronal Mass Ejections, LASCO instrument on SOHO project.
Udaipur Solar Observatory ( USO )
Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational-sciencES ( ARIES )
This observatory at Himalayan regions of Nainital, India (long.~79.5 degree E, lat.~29.4 degree N , height~1951m) provides optical observational facilities (astronomical and atmospheric sciences) with 5 telescopes of sizes in between 15cm and 104cm. In future, ARIES plans to set-up a 1-m class robotic and a 3-m class telescope. The main research areas are in solar astronomy, star clusters, GRBs and supernova, and stellar pulsations. ARIES also promotes research work using radio and X-ray telescopes.
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore ( IIA )
The Indian Institue of Astrophysics traces its origin to the Madras Observatory, started in 1786, and moved to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu in 1899. Later renamed as the Kodaikanal Observatory, it has been functioning as a full-fledged solar and stellar observatory. In its present form, the indian institute of astrophysics was set up in 1971 as an autonomous research institution to conduct research in astronomy, astrophysics and allied areas of physics. The institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The main campus is located in Koramangala, south-eastern part of the city of Bangalore and its field stations are at Kavalur, Kodaikanal, Gauribidanur, Hanle and Hosakote.
Indian Astronomical Observatory Hanle ( IAO, the world's highest observatory for optical and infrared astronomy )
The Indian Astronomical Observatory, the high-altitude station of IIA is situated at an altitude of 4500 metres above mean sea level to the north of Western Himalayas. Atop Mt. Saraswati in the vast Nilamkhul Plain in the Hanle Valley of Changthang, Ladakh (4250m above msl), the site is a dry, cold desert with sparse human population and the ancient Hanle monastery as its nearest neighbour. The cloudless skies and low atmospheric water vapour make it one of the best sites in the world for optical, infrared, sub-millimetre, and millimetre wavelengths. A 2-m optical infrared telescope is installed at the observatory. This telescope is remotely operated from CREST, Hosakote, using dedicated satellite links. In addition, IIA is collaborating with University of Washington, St. Louis, in operating a 0.5-m photometry telescope for continuous monitoring of Active Galactic Nuclei. This telescope will be one of the pair of telescopes constituting Antipodal Transient Observatory. A 0.3-m Differential Image Motion Monitor, a 220-GHz radiometer and an Automated Weather Station have been installed to facilitate continuation of site characterisation.
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory
The Kodaikanal Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics is located in the beautiful Palani range of hills in Southern India. It was established in 1899 as a Solar Physics Observatory and all the activities of the Madras Observatory were shifted to Kodaikanal.
Vainu Bappu Observatory ( Kavalur )
The Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO) is the main optical observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), and is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of the village of Kavalur in the state of Tamil Nadu.
India Physical Research Laboratory ( PRL )
Known as the cradle of Space Sciences in India, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. As a unit of the Department of Space, Government of India, PRL carries out fundamental research in select areas of Physics, Space & Atmospheric Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Planetary & Geosciences.
Physical Research Laboratory - Astronomy and Astrophysics Division ( PRL )
Members of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Division of Physical Research Laboratory are engaged in research work on the Sun, stars and galaxies. Observational facilities include a 1.2m Infrared Telescope at Mt. Abu, India and a Solar Observatory at Udaipur, India. The research work includes (i) studies of the solar corona, (ii) radio astronomy, (iii) kinematic studies of gaseous nebulae, (iv) near-IR studies of novae, eclipsing binaries, symbiotic stars, Wolf-Rayet stars, (v) lunar occultation studies in the near-IR, (vi) AGNs, BL Lacs, dust lanes in galaxies, optical morphologies of radio and Markarian galaxies.
Observing instruments are based on 1k x 1k CCD, near-IR InSb and NICMOS3 detectors, Fabry Perot spectrometers, polarimeter etc.
PRL - Planetary and Geosciences Division ( PGS-DN )
Research Programmes of this Division aim to understand the origin and evolution of the Solar System, physical and chemical processes occurring on the Earth surface reservoirs through analysis of isotopic, chemical and luminescence signatures.
PRL - Planetary Sciences and Exploration Program ( PLANEX )
The objectives of the PLANEX program are to strengthen Planetary Science Research in India and provide a forum for planning and implementation of Planetary Exploration Missions of the Indian Space Research Organization.
PRL - SOXS & Sub-millimeter Wave Astronomy ( SOXS / SMM )
Research Programmes of this Group aim to study various Star Forming Regions, Planetary Atmospheres, Laboratory Spectroscopy and Development of High-Resolution Heterodyne Receiver system for Sub-millimeter wave Astronomy.
PRL - Space and Atmospheric Science Division ( SPA-SC )
The activities of the Division aim to understand radiative, chemical, ionization and dynamical processes in the Earth's atmosphere by employing in situ rocket and balloon-borne experiments, ground based optical and radio probing, laboratory experiments, theoretical simulation and modeling of atmospheres of Earth and other Planets.
Astronomical Society of India ( ASI )
The Astronomical Society of India was established in 1972 and in the past twenty-five years has grown to become the prime association of professional astronomers in India with more than 500 members.
The objective of the society is the promotion of Astronomy and related branches of science in India. The society organises scientific meetings, publishes a quarterly bulletin and supports the popularisation of Astronomy and other similar activities.
The site describes the activities of the Astronomical Society of India, and includes an online membership directory.
GANESH, Shashikiran ( PRL, India )
See also pages for "SOFA" Standard Objects for Astronomy at Indian mirror
or US mirror.
Raman Research Institute ( RRI )
The Raman Research Institute has been active in the area of Astronomy/ Astrophysics research for over two decades. The observational programmes have focussed mainly on Radio Astronomy. The Institute has been involved in the construction and operation of several major radio telescopes. Scientists at the Institute observe with these telescopes, as well as many other facilities across the world.
AMITESH, Omar ( RRI, India )
Research interests: HI maping of interacting galaxies and study of ISM. Some GMRT images related to low frequency mapping of galactic HII regions can be found here.
NATH, Biman ( RRI )
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics ( NCRA )
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics is the leading centre in India for reseach in radio astronomy. It operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope(GMRT), one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world for radio astronomy at metre wavelengths.
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope ( GMRT )
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) consists of 30 fully steerable parabolic dish antennas of 45 m diameter and is located in western India about 100 kms east of Bombay (Mumbai). It is in the shape of a `Y' covering an area equivalent to a 25 km. dia. circle. GMRT operates currently in the range 120 to 1450 MHz and is the largest synthesis radio telescope in the world at metre wavelengths.
GMRT has been opened for world wide use since January 2002.
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research - Astronomy and Astrophysics Department ( TIFR )

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SHLYAKHTER, Alexander ( MIT )
Research interests include: nucleosynthesis; variation of fundamental constants; uncertainty analysis.
David Darling's Astrobiology Page ( Astrobiology )
Astrobiology discussions, links and books. A site with a strong emphasis on astrobiology and the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence, reflecting author David Darling current areas of interest. In addition to a description of Darling s books, including his latest work, The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia, the site contains hundreds of links to other sites connected with astrobiology, extrasolar planets, SETI and other topics related to alien life, FAQ s, a forum and a guestbook. ( Free Science )
FreeScience provides free scientific books, mostly in pdf or in ps about physics, astronomy, mathetics... [also in Italian]

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Ulysses Mission ( ESA and NASA )
The Ulysses Mission is the first spacecraft to explore interplanetary space at high solar latitudes. Ulysses is a joint endeavor of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA. Instruments include: Magnetometer (VHM/FGM), Solar Wind Plasma Experiment (SWOOPS), Solar Wind Ion Composition Instrument (SWICS), Unified Radio and Plasma Wave Instrument (URAP), Energetic Particle Instrument (EPAC), Low-Energy Ion and Electron Experiment (HISCALE), Cosmic Ray and Solar Particle Instrument (COSPIN), Solar X-ray and Cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst Instrument (GRB).
Hubble European Space Agency Information Center
Hipparcos space astrometry mission: Professionals, amateurs, and educators in astronomer should be interested in the (updated) Hipparcos astrometry mission www page, maintained by ESA. The monumental Hipparcos and Tycho star catalogues, with stellar positions, distances, and proper motions, double star data, and photometry (including thousands of light curves) was completed in June 1997. The 17-volume publication (including 6 ASCII CD-ROMs) can be ordered via the www page; the main catalogues can also be searched on-line, by object or sky region, with hyperlinks to the principal annexes. An "Educational Page" offers some ideas for observational projects for amateurs or for student projects, with the facility to search for the periods of variable stars interactively.
European X-ray Observatory Satellite ( EXOSat at ESTEC, ESA )
The Exosat satellite was operational from May 1983 until April 1986 and in that time made 1780 observations in the X-ray band of most classes of astronomical object. The payload consisted of three instruments that produced spectra, images and light curves in various energy bands.
LECS Instrument on BeppoSAX ( SAX, ESTEC, ESA )
SAX is devoted to systematic, integrated and comprehensive studies of galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources in the energy band 0.1 - 200 keV; the observational goal to be addressed is to continue and expand upon previous spectral and timing observations of celestial sources in those areas for which the existing information is missing or inadequate and will remain uncovered in the foreseable future.
Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics ( GAIA )
GAIA is a preliminary concept for a second space astrometry mission (after HIPPARCOS), recently recommended within the context of ESA's Horizon 2000 Plus long-term scientific programme. It is aimed at the broadest possible astrophysical exploitation of optical interferometry using a modest baseline length.
Herschel Science Centre ( ex-FIRST )
The `Herschel Space Observatory' - the mission formerly known as FIRST - will perform photometry and spectroscopy in the 60-670 µm range.
European Space Agency Astrophysics Division
An overview of the activities of the Astrophysics Division, information of the projects, location, etc.: local information - staff, general news, job vacancies, meetings and symposia, astrophysics research activities at ESTEC, ESA astronomy project activities, astronomical data archives. Links to several sites likely to be useful to astronomers are also provided.
Planck is the third Medium-Sized Mission (M3) of ESA's Horizon 2000 Scientific Programme. It is designed to image the anisotropies of the Cosmic Background Radiation Field over the whole sky, with unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution. Planck will provide a major source of information relevant to several cosmological and astrophysical issues, such as testing theories of the early universe and the origin of cosmic structure.
Planck was formerly called COBRAS/SAMBA. After the mission was selected and approved, it was renamed in honor of the German scientist Max Planck (1858-1947), Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918.
Cluster II, ESA's spacefleet to the magnetosphere
The Cluster II mission of the European Space Agency is a four-spacecraft mission to carry out three-dimensional measurements in the Earth's magnetosphere, covering both large- and small-scale phenomena in the sunward and tail regions.
Mars Express
Mars Express, so called because of the rapid and streamlined development time, represents ESA's first visit to another planet in the Solar System. Borrowing technology from the failed Mars 96 mission and from the upcoming ESA's Rosetta mission, Mars Express will help answer fundamental questions about the geology, atmosphere, surface environment, history of water and potential for life on Mars.

Mission Objectives
  • Search for subsurface water
  • Global high-resolution photogeology and mineralogical mapping
  • Analysis of atmospheric composition and circulation
  • Deployment of geochemistry and exobiology lander, Beagle 2, onto the surface
  • Communications relay
INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory ( INTEGRAL )
ESA's INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory is detecting some of the most energetic radiation that comes from space. It is the most sensitive gamma-ray observatory ever launched. INTEGRAL is an ESA mission in cooperation with Russia and the United States.
Infra-Red Space Interferometer DARWIN ( IRSI / DARWIN )
The `InfraRed Space Interferometry Mission' DARWIN (IRSI or DARWIN) is a cornerstone mission in the ESA `Horizon 2000+' science plan.
The goals for this space mission is for the first time to detect terrestial planets in orbit around other stars than our Sun.
A planned ESA cornerstone mission to Mercury.
European Space Agency ( ESA )
Main access points are:
ROSETTA: ESA's Rendez-vous Mission with a Comet
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft will be the first to undertake the long-term exploration of a comet at close quarters. Rosetta was launched as flight 158 on 2 March 2004 by an Ariane-5G rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. After entering orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, the spacecraft will release a small lander onto the icy nucleus, then spend the next two years orbiting the comet as it heads towards the Sun. On the way to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Rosetta will receive gravity assists from Earth and Mars, and fly past main belt asteroids.
ESA - Job and Training Opportunities
XMM-Newton ( ESA )
The European Space Agency's X-ray Multi-Mirror satellite is the most powerful X-ray telescope ever placed in orbit. It has an unprecedented sensitivity and the mission will help solve many cosmic mysteries, ranging from enigmatic black holes to the formation of galaxies.

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Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Astronomy Group ( IASBS, Iran )
Theoretical and Observational Studies; Stellar Oscillations - Solar Physics - Galactic Dynamics; Galactic and Extra-galactic Astronomy.

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Iceland Univ. - Astronomy and Astrophysics ( Háskóli Íslands )

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BeppoSAX Mission ( SAX )
The X-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX (Satellite per Astronomia X, "Beppo" in honor of Giuseppe Occhialini) is a project of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) with participation of the Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR).
In the framework of past and future X-ray missions BeppoSAX stands out for its wide spectral coverage, ranging from 0.1 to over 200 keV. The sensitivity of the scientific payload allows the detailed study over the entire energy band of sources as weak as about 1/20 of 3C273. This opens new perspectives in the study of broad band X-ray spectra and variability of cosmic sources. [also in Italian]
GIOMMI, Paolo ( ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) director )
Italian Space Agency ( ASI )
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory ( Firenze )
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri. [also in Italian]
Gornergrat Infrared Telescope ( TIRGO )
The Telescopio InfraRosso del GOrnergrat ( TIRGO ) is located on the northern tower of the Kulm Hotel at Gornergrat (3135 m altitude) near Zermatt . It is a 1.5m Cassegrain telescope with a wobbling secondary and optimized for infrared observations.   The telescope and related instrumentation is run by the Istituto di Radioastronomia (IRA - C.N.R. ), sezione di Firenze (former CAISMI) , with the assistance of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri and the Dipartimento di Astronomia e Scienza dello Spazio of the Universita' di Firenze.
MANNUCCI, Filippo ( Arcetri )
FINI, Luca ( Arcetri )
Arcetri Astrophysics Preprints ( FirenzE )
Preprints of papers published by the staff of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Firenze, Italy), of the Dep. of Astronomy and Space Physics (Univ. of Firenze, Italy), and of the Center for Infrared Astronomy (C.N.R.). It includes abstracts for most of the papers since 1995 and full articles, as postscript files, for the recent ones.
Bologna University Astronomy Department - Library
ZAVATTI, Franco ( Dept. of Astronomy, Bologna University, Italy )
Structure of central regions of (elliptical) galaxies; Statistical distribution of true axial ratios; Deconvolution from PSF; M31 globular clusters; Teacher at Science Faculty: Physics Laboratory at Astronomy course; Probability and Statistics at Computer Science course;
Bologna University - Astronomy Department ( Italy )
[also in Italian]
Bologna Astronomical Observatory
Includes history, research activities, photos, preprints and a visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from the collection.
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna: Preprints
Loiano Telescopes - Bologna
Loiano Telescopes ( Bologna, Italy )
Tools and informations for observers at the 152 cm Loiano Telescope of Bologna Astronomical Observatory. Tools include a web form for submitting proposals. Informations on road map, weather and accomodations are available.
CAPPI, Alberto ( Bologna Astronomical Observatory )
Home page, with professional information (CV, publications, etc.), and a selection of links to astronomical web sites. Including also:
* information about Edgar Allan Poe and his cosmology.
* popularization and educational material about cosmology
* other links (news, philosophy, etc.).
ESO Slice Project: A Galaxy Redshift Survey in the South Galactic Pole Region ( ESP )
Official Page of the ESO Slice Project.
BUZZONI, Alberto ( INAF - Bologna Astronomical Observatory )
These pages are meant to provide the user with all the relevant data and useful links to my theoretical code for Evolutionary Population Synthesis. This includes the full set of synthetic spectra and integrated colors and Lick indices for Simple Stellar Populations and template galaxy models. The site is updated on a regular basis.
Catania Astrophysical Observatory ( INAF-OACt )
Daily solar images (chromosphere and photosphere). [also in Italian]
ANDREON Stefano ( Brera Observatory )
CARPINO, Mario ( Brera Astronomical Observatory )
solar system dynamics, orbit determination
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate ( OAB )
The Osservatorio di Brera, first settled in Milan 1786, is now split in the two sites of Brera-Milano (hosting a small historical museum with the original Schiaparelli telescope) and Merate (with a park and three domes still operating). Optical and X-ray astronomy and instrumentation are the major topics studied by people in the OAB.
Rome Astronomical Observatory ( OAR )
The Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma is one of the 12 Astronomical Observatories in Italy. Their institutional task is to undertake research in astronomy for the advancement of scientific knowledge and to develop and maintain world class instrumentation and facilities.
AMENDOLA, Luca ( INAF/Rome Obs. )
Early Universe. Inflation. Large scale structure. [also in Italian]
ISRAEL, Gianluca ( Astronomical Observatory of Rome )
Systematic Search for new X-ray Pulsators, Black Hole Candidates, Time Series Analysis / Signal Detection Algorithm, X-ray Pulsating LMXBs
Osservatorio astronomico di Capodimonte
VLT Survey Telescope ( VST )
The VST project is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) for the study, design and construction of a wide field alt-az telescope of 2.6 m aperture, specialized for high quality astronomical imaging to be installed and operated on Cerro Paranal, next to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).
STRAUS, Thomas ( I.N.A.F. - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Napoli )
Solar physics.
Globular Cluster Group, Padova
Web site of the Globular Cluster Group of the Astronomy Department of the University of Padova, including an archive of photometrically homogeneous color-magnitude diagrams for Galactic Globular Clusters (from both groundbased and HST observations).
BARBIERI, Cesare ( University of Padova )
Solar System, telescopes and instrumentation for space and ground-based applications.
Padova database of stellar evolutionary tracks and isochrones
TURATTO, Massimo ( Padova )
Padova Astronomical Observatory
Asiago - Cima Ekar 182cm Telescope - Schedules
Asiago Observatory ( Padova )
Padova Astronomical Observatory Library
Light Pollution in Italy
Informations on the problem of light pollution in Italy and on its possible solutions, a reference list of more than 500 scientific and technical publications on the field with search utilities, many italian documents on-line and links to many italian and european related sites.
Teramo Astronomical Observatory ( OACT )
Osservatorio Astronomico Collurania di Teramo. [in Italian]
Torino Astrometric Group ( Torino Astronomical Observatory )
Torino Astronomical Observatory Library ( OATo Library )
Whole Earth Blazar Telescope ( WEBT )
The WEB Telescope (WEBT) is a network of optical observers who in concert have the capability to obtain continuous, high-temporal-density, optical monitoring of blazars.
Torino Astronomical Observatory ( OAT, Italy )
Joint Organization for Solar Observations ( JOSO )
Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste ( OAT )
OAT Activities include: Physics of the sun and of the solar system, Physics of the stars, the interstellar medium and of the galaxy, Extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology, Astronomical technologies, and Space astronomy.
Astronomical Observatory of Trieste Library ( OAT )
Euganea Astronomical Association ( AAE )
The Associazione Astronomica Euganea is an amateur organization located in the north eastern part of Italy. The primary interest of our association is the divulgation of the Astronomy. [in Italian only]
Bassano Bresciano Astronomical Observatory
Osservatorio Astronomico Bassano. [in Italian].
Istituto di Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri ( TeSRE-CNR, Italy )
FOSCHINI, Luigi ( IASF-CNR, Sezione di Bologna (formerly TeSRE )
High-energy astrophysics.
ORLANDINI, Mauro ( CNR/IASF Sezione Bologna )
BeppoSAX software developer. X-ray Astronomy: data analysis of X-ray pulsars.
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica ( IASF/CNR Sect. Palermo )
MACCARONE, Maria Concetta ( IASF-Palermo, CNR )
Pattern recognition, image analysis, extreme energy cosmic rays, high energy astrophysics.
Italian Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics ( IASF )
Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) devoted to research in the fields of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics. The main science and technical activities at IASF cover microwave, infrared, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray windows of the electromagnetic spectrum. Scientific activity at IASF concerns the various fields of astrophysics, such as: high energy galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, cosmic ray physics and solar astrophysics, cosmic background studies and cosmology, planetology. IASF Headquarters are in Rome, while the three other sections are in Milan, Bologna, and Palermo.
Italian Database of Astronomical Catalogues ( DIRA2 )
Dira2 is a database system to manage Astronomical Catalogues developed from 1984 by Astronet Database Group - Italy . The system now contains about 280 astronomical catalogues. DIRA2 can be accessed using these Web forms, where a subset of the commands are defined, or importing the dira2 software on your computer to manage catalogues selected from database and personal tables. The server is located in Italy at CNR Istituto di Radioastronomia.
Digitized Sky Survey on ( Sky-Eye )
SkyEye allows to get sky images in Fits/Geis/Jpeg format selecting data from the Digitized Sky Survey. The 102 CDROMs of the Digitized Sky Survey were produced at the STScI under USA Government grant NAG W-2166. The SkyEye server is located at CNR Istituto di Radioastronomia - Bologna - Italy.
Italian Institute of Radioastronomy ( IRA )
The Istituto di Radioastronomia (IRA) is one of the institutes operated by the Italian National Research Council (CNR). It has a staff of about 100, astronomers, electronic engineers-physicists, software specialists, technical and administrative support. In addition, people from the University Astronomy and Physics Departments are affiliated with the Institute. The Institute headquarters are in Bologna. Other sections of the institute are  located in Firenze, Matera, Medicina Noto and Cagliari.  
IRA operates  the  "Northern Cross Radiotelescope"  built in 1960 and located in Medicina (near Bologna).  It also operates the two 32-m radio telescopes at Medicina  and Noto (Sicily) which are part of the European VLBI Network (EVN). A new  64-m radio telescope, the SRT, is under construction in  Sardinia (near Cagliari).
Noto VLBI Station
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario ( CNR-IFSI, Roma )
Space Plasma Physics, Space Planetology, Infrared Astronomy, Experimental Gravitation, Cosmic Rays.
ESA Data Dissemination Network ( at ESRIN )
Information Retrieval Service, EMITS, DODIS; Prototype International Directory; European Space Information System; Columbus Users Information System; ERS-1 European Central Facility; ERS-1 User Services; and more ...
ESRIN - European Space Agency ( ESRIN )
ESRIN is one of the four establishements of the European Space Agency. ESRIN's main activities are centered on the acquisition, archiving and dissemination of data from Earth Observation missions in particular ERS-1 for which it is responsible for operating the ground infrastructure needed. ESRIN's main function is as the Agency's data handling and dissemination centre, being at the forefront of technologically advanced information systems.
Tunguska Home Page at the University of Bologna (Italy) ( Bologna )
The University of Bologna's official Tunguska Home page. It contains a collection of abstracts presented at the International Workshop Tunguska96 (Bologna, July 15-17, 1996), information about the group of the University of Bologna, data on "Tunguska-related" asteroids, links to Tunguska home pages in the world and related links.
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso ( INFN, Italy )
Underground laboratory for Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The server includes information about the experiments:
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Astrofisica ( INFN, Napoli )
Padova Univ. - Astrophysics Group
These pages are an index to a set of TCL/Tk references on the WWW. The author has started off with pointers to the ones he could access from the TCL FAQ and added references as he came across them.
Virgo Interferometer ( VIRGO )
Le Stelle
Le Stelle is an Italian magazine of astronomical culture directed by Margherita Hack e Corrado Lamberti. [in Italian]
Unione Astrofili Italiani ( UAI )
[in Italian]
Società Astronomica Italiana ( SAIt )
The Italian Astronomical Society (Società Astronomica Italiana) is the oldest astrophysical society in the world, having been founded in 1871 with the name of Società degli Spettoscopisti Italiani (Italian Society of Spectroscopists).
The Society's aims are "the encouragement and promotion of studies and knowledge in astronomy". The Society publishes "Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana" (in English), "Giornale di Astronomia" (in Italian) and "Al-Magella al-Falakyya" (Arabic language edition of the "Giornale"), as well as two electronic magazines "AstroTech Journal" (in English) and "Quaderni di Astrofisica" [in Italian]
SISSA preprint server
International School for Advanced Studies. Astrophysics Sector ( SISSA. Trieste, Italy )
Solex: Ephemerides by numerical integration ( SOLEX )
High precision easy-to-use astronomy suite based on numerical integration. Runs on Windows 32 bit systems. Computes ephemerides and orbital elements of major and minor bodies, and can accurately predict close approaches, eclipses and occultations. Custom bodies can be easily added, and orbits can be calculated from observational data. Also an interactive planetarium, showing realistic sky views, static or dynamic, from and towards anywhere in the solar system and under various coordinate options. Databases include more than 50K asteroids and 1M stars.
GIUDICE, Giuseppe
The 'Astronomical Pages' contain studies on Galaxy Groups and links to astronomical sites and to astronomy lecture notes. [partly in Italian]
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo ( OAPA )
Job Openings at Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo.
Palermo Astronomical Observatory
MICELAQ, Giusi ( Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana, Palermo, Sicily )
Open clusters and star forming regions. Stellar coronae.
Perugia Univ. Astronomical Observatory & Astrophysics Section ( OAUP )
Osservatorio Astronomico e Gruppo di Astrofisica. The site contains information on the two astronomical facilities of the Perugia University Astronomical Observatory: the robotic telescope of the Perugia astronomical station, and the IRAIT telescope at the Coloti (Montone) astronomical station. This site contains also information on the local research and collaborations, expecially in telescope automation, IRAIT Antarctic Infrared Telescope, blazar optical monitoring, late stages of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, GLAST gamma-ray NASA satellite and the REM telescope.
Pisa University - Astronomy and Astrophysics Section
University of Pisa, Italy - Space Mechanics Group
Space Mechanics Group, Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, ITALY. This home page gives access to: People (personal home pages), Resarch projects (subject home pages), Publications lists Data bases: asteroid proper elements (ftp server).
MILANI, Andrea ( Univ. Pisa )
La Sapienza University, Department of Physics, Astronomy Group ( Rome, Italy )
Rome University Tor Vergata: Astrophysics ( Tor Vergata astrophysics )
University of Rome " Tor Vergata" Physics Department, Astrophysics Group.

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Jordanian Astronomical Society ( JAS )
The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) - previously known as the Jordanian Amateur Astronomers Society - was founded in Amman in September 1987. It is temporarily located in Haya Cultural Center.

jp (Japan)

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) - Astronomy Group ( ISAS-Japan )
ISAS Astronomy Projects/Missions: Ginga, ASCA, ASTRO-E,IRTS, IRIS, BICE, ISO, YOHKOH, VSOP(Space VLBI).
VLBI Space Observatory Programme ( VSOP )
The VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme) mission is led by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, in collaboration with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The first VSOP satellite was successfully launched 12 February 1997 on the new ISAS M-V rocket from the Kagoshima Space Center. The satellite, renamed HALCA after its successful launch, sucessfully deployed an 8 meter diameter radio telescope in orbit on 27 & 28 February 1997. HALCA is in an elliptical Earth orbit, with an apogee height of 21,000km and a perigee height of 560km, which enables VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) observations on baselines up to three times longer than those acheivable on Earth.
Kyoto University - Department of Astronomy ( Kyoto )
Variable Star Network ( VSNET )
Variable Star Network: International professional and amateur collaborative research on general variable stars, transient astronomical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and cataclysmic variables (CVs). vsnet-alert mailing list provides world most effective variable star-related alerts. Database and light curves based on VSNET, VSOLJ, and AFOEV observations are available on the webpage.
Kyoto University - Department of Physics: Cosmic Ray Group
Kyoto Univ. - Department of Physics - Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Research on theoretical physics in the Universe from single star phenomena to whole universe, from quantum cosmology to present time astrophysical phenomena. [also in Japanese]
Kyoto University - Department of Physics
Nagoya University ( Department of Physics and Astrophysics )
Nagoya Univ. - Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory ( STEL )
The STEL of Nagoya University is a collaborative institute for conducting and promoting comprehensive research on the relationship between solar activity and charges in the terrestrial environment. [also in Japanese]
Japan N. A. O. - Astronomical Data Analysis Center ( NAOJ-ADAC )
On-line Access Interface to Astronomical Data. [also in Japanese]
Japan N. A. O. - Solar Physics Division ( NAOJ )
The Solar Physics Division is made of two sections (Solar Activity and Solar Atmosphere) and one guest scientists section (Experimental Astrophysics). Research targets are solar and astrophysical plasmas, using satellites, ground-based telescopes, and MHD theory and computer simulations. The main instruments now used by the scientists in the Division are the Yohkoh satellite and the telescopes at Mitaka and Norikura. [also in Japanese]
Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ ( NRO )
Information regarding the 45-m Telescope, the Millimeter Array(NMA), the Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array (LMSA) project, and much more.
Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array Project ( LMSA: ALMA in Japan )
Japan National Astronomical Observatory ( NAOJ )
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. [also in Japanese]
Tohoku University, Graduate school of science, Institute of Astronomy
Telescope Array Project
A project of ground-based detector for Astrophysics.
Theoretical Astrophysics Group, University of Tokyo ( UTAP )
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL ( Space Environment Information Service )
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL, Ibaraki, Japan. Serving space environment information inculding forecasts and alerts of solar flares and geomagnetic storms. Relating observed data are also available.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA )
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan - Electronic Version - ( PASJ )
PASJ publishes research papers on all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and fields closely related to them. From its foundation in 1949 till 1985, PASJ was published quarterly. From 1986, PASJ has been published bimonthly.

kr ()

Seoul National Univ. - College of Natural Sc. - Astronomy Department ( SNU )
Seoul Radio Astronomy Observatory ( SRAO )
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences ( JASS, Korea )
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences (ISSN 1225-052X) published by the Korea Space Science Society, Seoul, Korea. [in Korean]
Korean Physical Society ( KPS )
Korea Astronomy Observatory
Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory ( TRAO )
Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO) is part of the Korea Astronomy Observatory, which is operated under a cooperative agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Baltic Astronomy
An international journal published by the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy (Vilnius, Lithuania) for astronomical institutions of the Baltic states.
BALTIC ASTRONOMY is published quarterly (4 issues per year). The journal publishes papers, catalogs, reviews and conference proceedings on all branches of astronomy.
Moletai Astronomical Observatory ( MAO )
The MAO (Lithuania) has three telescopes: 1.65 m telescope; 63 cm reflector; 35/51 cm Maksutov telescope.

lu ()

Amateurs Astronomes du Luxembourg ( AAL )
AAL is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of astronomy. The site contains basic information on the activities of the organization and links to various resources of interest to amateur-astronomers.

lv (Latvia)

Latvia University - Astronomy Institute
Ventspils International Radioastronomy Center ( VIRAC )
The Ventspils 32-m antenna is the largest in the Baltics. At VIRAC, observations of solar and cosmic radio sources are carried out, as well as work in geophysics. VLBI experiments have been made, and a current goal is to join the European VLBI network.

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InfoVista ( LickVista )
Discussion of the use and development of the Vista astronomical data reduction package which originated at Lick Observatory.
This is a mailing list for those interested in becoming an astronaut. The list is restricted to discussions of issues related to becoming an astronaut.
dishfits ( single-dish FITS discussions )
This Email exploder is for discussions of the use of FITS for single-dish radio astronomy. The traffic is archived at
fitsbits ( exploder gated to news:sci.astro.fits )
The unmoderated USENET newsgroup sci.astro.fits provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format, the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community. The newsgroup is interfaced to the Email exploder so that traffic originating on either the newsgroup on the exploder is automatically transmitted to the other.
History of Astronomy Discussion Group

mil (US Military Organizations)

Air Force Maui Optical Station ( AMOS )
Information about the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS), located on Maui, Hawaii. This is a dual-use facility, supporting both US government agencies as well as the civilian community. Assets include visible and IR sensors, and a 3.67 meter telescope under construction.
Naval Research Laboratory ( NRL )
Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch ( NRL )
The mission of the Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch of the Space Science Division (SSD), at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is to conduct a broadly-based research program relating to the gamma-ray and cosmic-ray enviroment and the use of gamma ray and energetic particle detection systems in space.
MONTES, Marcos J. ( NRL )
Scientific interests: Radiative transfer in SNII; expanding photosphere method; radio supernovae; methods of determining cosmological distances; supernovae.
Supernova Pages on the WWW ( list )
Links to a growing list of WWW pages concerning all aspects of research on supernova and supernova remnants. Observations and theory; all types of supernovae; research groups and individual researchers.
WEILER, Kurt ( NRL )
supernovae, supernova remnants, low frequency radio astronomy from space
Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division ( NRL SSD )
Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include ultraviolet remote sensing of the upper atmosphere, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of atronomical radiation ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. This includes the mission operations and data analysis facilities for NRL's OSSE experiment on NASA's Compton Observatory. Contains links to Backgrounds Data Center, X-ray Astronomy Branch, Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch, Solar Physics Branch, Coronal Physics Section, Far-Ultraviolet Cameras Experiment, and more.
CASSIDY, Richard ( NRL )
NRL Solar Physics Branch ( NRL )
There are three active experimental programs in the Solar Physics Branch: The Large Angle Coronagraph-Spectrograph (LASCO) experiment is one experimental package aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint ESA/NASA mission, which was launched on December 2, 1995. LASCO is now producing coronal images from all three of its coronagraphs. The Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SUSIM) experiment begun on October 11, 1991 aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) continues to measure the solar UV spectral irradiance. The High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) experiment has collected spectroscopic observations of the Sun while flying on suborbital rockets since its first flight in 1975.
CHIANTI: A database for astrophysical emission line spectroscopy ( CHIANTI )
CHIANTI is a database that contains the most accurate data available for the calculation of emission line intensities as a function of both temperature and density. The database is essentially complete for wavelengths greater than 50 Angstroms and is to be extended to shorter wavelength. A library of IDL procedures is included.
RAY, Paul ( NRL )
Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory ( USNO )
The Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory is jointly responsible for publishing the annual Astronomical Almanac, Nautical Almanac, and Air Almanac. We also produce MICA, a computer-based almanac, and other astronomical software products. In addition, we compute and make available a wide variety of practical astronomical data. The Department also maintains a modest research program to support our products.
Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer ( FAME )
FAME is an astrometric satellite designed to determine with unprecedented accuracy the positions, distances, and motions of 40 million stars within our galactic neighborhood. It is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) and several other institutions. FAME will measure stellar positions to less than 50 microarcseconds. It is a NASA MIDEX mission scheduled for launch in 2004.
Washington Area Astronomers ( WAA )
Washington Area Astronomers meetings provide a forum in which the large number of professional astronomers and astrophysicists in the Washington-Baltimore area can present recent research results to their colleagues in the local astronomical community.
United States Naval Observatory - Astronomy Department ( USNO )
The Astrometry Department is responsible for the determination of the positions and motions of stars and solar system objects and the establishment of celestial reference frames. Naturally, this work is done in cooperation with other DoD and US agencies, organizations in other countries and the International Astronomical Union.
Astrographic Catalogue 2000 ( USNO )
The Astrographic Catalogue (AC) was an international effort designed to photograph and measure the positions of all stars brighter than magnitude 11.0. In total, over 4.6 million stars were observed, many as faint as 13th magnitude. This project was started over 100 years ago. The sky was divided among 20 observatories, by declination zones. Each observatory exposed and measured the plates of its zone, subsequently publishing the plate measures.
The U.S. Naval Observatory has completed data entry of the printed volumes of the AC, has completed the data reduction of each zone, and has converted the positions to the system defined by Hipparcos. The resulting catalog, called AC 2000, is now available.
Washington Double Star Catalog ( WDS )
The Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) maintained by the USNO is the world's principal database of astrometric double and multiple star data. The WDS Catalog contains positions (J2000), discoverer designations, epochs, position angles, separations, magnitudes, spectral types, proper motions, and, when available, Durchmusterung numbers and Notes for the components.
National Earth Orientation Service ( NEOS )
NEOS was organized to coordinate, collect, analyze, and distribute data from the various operational U. S. programs that monitor variations in the orientation of the Earth. These programs include the International Radio Interferometric Surveying (IRIS) very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) program coordinated by the GL, the Navy Network (NAVNET) program coordinated by the USNO, the VLBI program coordinated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the satellite laser ranging (SLR) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Texas, the lunar laser ranging (LLR) program, with data analyzed at the University of Texas, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) data coordinated by the International GPS Service (IGS).
U.S. Naval Observatory ( USNO )
The U.S. Naval Observatory performs an essential scientific role for the United States, the Navy, and the Department of Defense. Its mission includes determining the positions and motions of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, stars and other celestial objects, providing astronomical data; determining precise time; measuring the Earth's rotation; and maintaining the Master Clock for the United States.
U.S. Naval Observatory Library ( USNO )
Includes: Publications of the USNO - USNO Online Catalog (username: urania) - Recently cataloged books - USNO Journal Holdings - Recent Papers by USNO Staff Members.

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Mauritius Radio Telescope ( MRT )
MRT is a southern sky survey telescope, which is making a complimentary survey to 6C (southern sky) and observing selected southern sky pulsars. See UK and original MRT pages.
Mauritius Univ. - Science Faculty ( UoM )
Includes research in Astrophysics and a link to the Mauritius Radio Telescope.
Mauritius Univ. - Science Faculty ( UoM )

mx (Mexico)

Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica ( INAOE, Mexico )
The INAOE is a research and teaching institution that has developed from the old Observatorio de Tonantzintla. It is a place of great astronomical tradition, where the discoveries by Guillermo Haro and coworkers took place.
Multiwavelength AGN Surveys ( AGN2003 )
December 8-12, 2003. Cozumel, Mexico INAOE is pleased to announce this conference within the framework of the "Guillermo Haro Advanced Research Program". The huge amount of data obtained by surveys in all wavebands, from radio to X-rays, has allowed a major progress in the understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei and of their cosmic evolution. This conference is intended to give a broad overview of the recent results obtained by AGN surveys over the whole electromagnetic spectrum. Topics which will be discussed during the conference are: AGN evolution, contribution to the cosmic background, AGN luminosity functions in different wavebands, multiwavelength properties of AGN, unified model and unconventional AGN, connection with the host galaxies, co-evolution of AGN and galaxies, implications for the local density of supermassive black holes. Future AGN surveys planned with forthcoming new observational facilities will also be discussed.
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica. Astrophysics Department ( INAOE, Mexico )
Information on the Large Millimeter Telescope an about the Cananea observatory
Guillermo Haro Observatory ( Cananea, Mexico )
ARETTXAGA, Itziar ( INAOE, Mexico )
INAOE Conference on Starbust Activity in Galaxies - 1996 ( Tonantzintla, Puebla, MEXICO. April 29 - May 3, 1996 )
This is the STARBURST phenomenon in galaxies, held at INAOE. The conference responded to the rapidly growing interest in the Starburst phenomenon and the possible links between nuclear Starburst and AGN activity.The central aim was to provide an open forum to discuss the most recent results about the Starburst activity, and the possible Starburst-AGN connections.
The conference brought together theory and observations (over a wide range of frequencies) of Star Formation and Starbursts, Galactic Winds, HII Galaxies, Interacting Galaxies, IRAS Ultraluminous Galaxies, and Nuclear Starbursts and Active Galactic Nuclei.
CHAVUSHYAN, Vahram H. ( INAOE, Mexico )
Guadalajara Univ. - Astronomy and Meteorology Institute ( IAM )
Instituto de Astronomia y Meteorologia. [in Spanish]
Guanajuato Univ. - Department of Astronomy
Astrophysics research, teaching, and events at the department of astronomy of the Universidad de Guanajuato (Mexico). Publications and preprints. [also in Spanish]
Hot Star Newsletter
The Hot Star Newsletter is a monthly electronic publication on hot luminous stars (Wolf-Rayet stars, LBV, Of and O stars) and related phenomena in galaxies. On-line resources include abstracts with hyperlinks to full text of preprints, a Wolf-Rayet catalogue and a Wolf-Rayet bibliography.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Instituto de Astronomía
[in Spanish]
Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
The Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) operates 3 telescopes (2.1m, 1.5m, and 0.84m) up in the mountains of the Sierra San Pedro Martir of Baja California. The observatory offices and workshops are located in Ensenada, B.C. overlooking the Pacific ocean. OAN is a part of the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
SANCHEZ-IBARRA, Antonio (Sonora Univ., Mexico)
Solar Observation Station - Carla Sagan Observatory ( EOS/OCS )
The Astronomy Area of CIF-US (Center for Research on Physics/Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico), operates EOS (Estacion de Observacion Solar) and OCS (Observatorio "Carl Sagan"), the only two solar observatories in the country with an observational program of active regions at the continuum, and H-Alpha and Calcium lines, through a two-heliostat system and a 15 cm refractor telescope. Live broadcast of solar observations through ASTRO-USON WebTV with the new 14 cm Maksutov-H-Alpha telescope. [also in Spanish]
Astro-Uson WebTV Education
Live programs in Astronomy and Basic Astronomy courses [in Spanish].
Broadcast from Carl Sagan Observatory ( ASTRO-USON WebTV )
Live broadcast of solar observation from Observatorio "Carl Sagan", Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, from Monday to Saturday, 15 to 22 hrs UTC, weather permit.

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Malaya Univ. - Theoretical Physics Lab.
The Makmal Fizik Teori is one of the 7 laboratories of the Jabatan Fizik, Universiti Malaya. Research topics in Astrophysics are: Advanced stages of the evolution of massive stars and The cosmological singularity of Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker universes.

net (Network Service Organizations)

Biscayan Astronomical Group ( AAV-BAE )
Founded in 1983, the Agrupacion Astronomica Vizcaina - Bizkaiko Astronomi Elkartea is a cultural society of amateur astronomers, covering the territory of Bizkaia and Bilbao (Basque Country). [in Spanish]
Space Projects and Information ( )
The aim of the Space Project web site is to be a guide to aerospace. It caters for the general public, students, scientists and space kids.
Andromeda ( andromeda )
Encyclopaedia of astronomy with images and related links. [in French].
Astrophysics Source Code Library ( )
The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL or is a free, on-line library housing source codes of all sizes that are of interest to astrophysicists. All source codes have been used to generate results published in or submitted to a refereed journal.
Astronomy directory [in Spanish].
The latest news from space, articles about the Solar System, stars and galaxies, exoplanets, astronautics... Site belge francophone [in French].
Aberrator Free Startest Software ( Startesting )
Aberrator is a star-testing software which can currently show all common telescope defects (astigmatism, coma, pinch, tube-currents etc) according to the characteristisc of a personal telescope (diameter, obstruction, spider). It also show the effects on double stars, planets and can inform you on PSF/MTF functions.
sci.astro Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
sci.astro is a newsgroup devoted to the discussion of the science of astronomy. As such its content ranges from the Earth to the farthest reaches of the Universe. However, certain questions tend to appear fairly regularly. This document attempts to summarize answers to these questions.
Astronomy News & Links
"Astronomy News & Links" follows current astronomical research and provides links to recent scientific announcements and press releases. Additionally there is a compendium of astronomical links. Update about weekly. [also in German]
Javier Sánchez's Space Art Galery
Computer generated realistic images of planets, landscapes, stars, galaxies, etc. [in Spanish].
M 1 - Grupo de Variables y Supernovas ( Madrid )
Amateurs astronomer 0bserving Group of Variables and Supernovae founded on 1990. Discover of SN 93J in M 81. Edit annually M 1 Circular. [in Spanish].
Somnium ( Chronology and History of Astronomy )
Astronomical Chronology. Astronomers. [in Spanish and English].
Sociedad Astronómica de México A.C. ( SOCASTMX )
The Astronomical Society of Mexico founded in 1902, is a non profit association where people can learn astronomy from lectures, courses, planetarium and observatory visits.
The web page of astronomer, author, and science humorist Eric Schulman, author of A Briefer History of Time and a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Improbable Research.
BRIEU, Philippe P. ( CalTech-ITS )
Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides
North American Skies ( Sky Happenings for the layman )
North American Skies is the online web version of a monthly astronomy newsletter started in the late 1980s for television weather reporters in Denver. It provides information on easy-to-observe objects and events visible throughout North America (and most of the world). Each month's issue contains a star chart, calendar, inforamtion on the planets, plus an article of topical or temporal interest. Material on North American Skies is available for reprint if proper credit, including URL, is given.
San Mateo County Astronomical Society ( SMCAS )
The San Mateo County Astronomical Society (SMCAS) is a non-profit corporation organized by amateur astronomers.
Magnetic Classification Values of sunspots ( after Malde )
Worldwide network; observations of sunspots; classifying to Zurich/McIntosh-system; generating values=Classification Values after Malde (established in 1981; published in german mag. "vdS-SONNE").
Deep Sky 2000
Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association ( EAAA )
This site contains educational resources and information for the use of amateur astronomers of all ages.
European Asteroidal Occultation Results ( euraster )
Online European observational results of stellar occultations by asteroids since 1997 (and sometimes by Pluto and satellites of outer planets).
Solar System Simulator ( solaris )
Simple astronomical simulator and predictor of planet orbits that displays dynamic view of the Solar System as seen from the north ecliptic pole. This Solar System display software was implemented by F. Panicali in October and November of 2003. The algorithms to calculate planet orbits was implemented at the University of Rome by Marco Mammetti and Fausto Panicali. The algorithms to calculate the positions of the Moon are given in: Meeus, Jean. Astronomical Algorithms.
Fitsblink ( analysis of astronomical images )
Fitsblink is a program for Unix computers with the following functions: it reads and displays an arbitrary number of FITS images, allows their alignment, blinks them on screen, extracts and reads star lists, matches them with GSC, USNO, ACT and TYCHO catalogs, performs astrometry, identifies asteroids using the asteroid_server and allows sending of results directly by email. Binaries in easy to install RPM format for Linux, binaries for OS/2 and sources with user manual are available.
Fremont Peak Observatory Association ( FPOA )
The Fremont Peak Observatory Association is a non-profit corporation associated with the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. FPOA is one of many state parks cooperative associations. It is unique in the it is the only cooperative association devoted to interpreting astronomy to the public. The FPOA constructed an observatory in the Fremont Peak State Park in San Benito County. It is eleven miles from San Juan Bautista. The main objective of the FPOA is to promote astronomy through public educational and interpretive programs at Fremont Peak State Park.
Venus Revealed Images ( Images of Venus and Venus exploration craft )
A choice selection of images of Venus and Venus exploration craft from the book Venus Revealed by David Grinspoon.
LEWYCKY, George R.
Astronomie au Quebec
Groupe Astro & CCD. [In french]
Skies Over the Western Pacific ( University of Guam's Planetarium Home Page )
Skies Over the Western Pacific is the home page for the University of Guam's Planetarium. Star Gazers in Guam have the distinct advantage of being the only planetarium in a part of the world that has few parts to it, as well as a close proximity to the equator. Visit Skies Over the Western Pacific for a completely different perspective on the evening skies...
High Energy Physics Information Center ( HEPIC )
VRML 3D Interactive Map of Regional Galaxies ( Galaxies in VRML )
This page is a representation of the nearest 150 or so galaxies for which both a visible distance estimate exists along with their red-shift values. They are represented as spheres in their appropriate positions and are color-coded to display their red-shift values. Names appear as you approach them. As you rotate this world you can clearly see a clustering/streaming affect and also a flattened fan-out starting at an area in the vicinity of The Milky Way. The VRML text was generated by a C++ program which parsed the CFA Redshift Catalogue, Version June 1995 (Huchra+1995).
Virtual Observatory Forum
Discussion forum for the "Virtual Observatory".
Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomía Homepage ( LIADA )
LIADA's principal interests: Comets, Variable Stars, Amateur-Professional collaboration. Public Outreach, Solar astronomy.
Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society ( LVAAS )
LVAAS is a public-oriented nonprofit educational organization dedicated to serving the interests of the community in astronomy and related fields. Established in 1957 by local amateurs throughout eastern Pennsylvania, the Society is a meeting place for people with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. For both professionals and amateurs alike, LVAAS has much to offer through our many programs and observing facilities.
Eclipse magazine
French amateur's magazine [in French].
Nojum magazine ( Iranian magazine of Astronomy )
Nojum is astronomy in Persian. This is a resource for Amateurs in Iran and middle East. [in English and Persian].
Optics on the Net ( Optics.Net )
A web site dedicated to promoting and advancing science, technology and business opportunities for the optics and photonics community.
LAZIO, Joseph ( NRL )
Earls' AstroPage
Astronomy site for beginners.
Io - Jupiter's Volcanic Moon
An in-depth study of the volcanic features and processes on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
Astronomy Photograph Gallery
This page has links to astronomical photographs taken by the author, as well as fellow associates working at JPL's Table Mountain Observatory. All pictures have individual pages with full explanations of the photographic processes, as well as the particular circumstances surrounding the events shown.
SciAstro -- General Astronomy Chat
SciAstro is a network of amateur astronomers who wish to share their love of astronomy with others. This is done through an Undernet IRC Chat Channel devoted to discussion of astronomy.
San Jose Astronomical Association ( SJAA )
An amateur astronomy club in San Jose, California, USA.
Skylink ( )
A site of French amateur astronomers.
Live images from a remote controlled telescope.
This is the first remote controlled telescope by internet with live images and free photos with long exposure. Register for free with a personal password and enjoy the Italian Sky (-1 UT time).
Notebook of a Comet Hunter ( Tim Harincar )
Logs and notes of an amateur astronomer's search for undiscovered comets.
All about solar eclipses
Detailed information about why and when solar eclipses occur. Solar Eclipses 1951-2100. Software for eclipses prediction, can be ordered here.
Hubble in a bottle! A Tipsy file viewer with MPI capabilities
A scientific visualization tool for TIPSY files with plenty of optimizations (3dnow and SSE) and the ability to run on large supercomputer clusters using MPI. The model can be rotated in an intuitive manner. The program implements ten color maps and an edge detection filter. The code is Open Source, released under the GPL. Any further help is very appreciated!
Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis ( ORSA )
Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis (ORSA) is a framework for Celestial Mechanics investigations. With the xorsa application it is possible to create, simulate and analyze gravitationally interacting systems like the Solar System. All the operations are performed using a comfortable, coherent and well designed graphical user interface.
Stellarium ( Free Planetarium )
Stellarium is a free software available for Windows 95/98/2000 and Linux. It is designed to produce photo-realistic skies in real time.
NEELEY, James ( Idaho )
Sky Charts ( free astronomy software )
This program for Windows 95/98/NT enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data from 15 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. The purpose of this program is to prepare different sky maps for a particular observation. A large number of parameters help you to choose specifically or automatically which catalogs to use, the colour and the dimension of stars and nebulae, the display of labels and coordinate grids, the superposition of FITS images, the condition of visibility and more.
Wabash Valley Astronomical Society ( WVAS )
The Wabash Valley Astronomical Society (WVAS) is a non-profit organization located in Lafayette, Indiana.
International Supernovae Network ( ISN )
The Network has the purpose to help contacts and share information among supernovae enthusiasts both amateurs and astronomers worldwide.
Solar System in Pictures
Pictures of all the planets in the solar system. Picture quizzes about all the planets.
WOODWARD, Carey Jr. ( Wisconsin-Madison )
Io plasma torus.
Astronomy and Islam
A galaxy of astronomical links many with an Islamic flavour. bookmarks ('s collected bookmarks of astronomy )
Kharkov multi-wave station of solar monitoring ( KHASSM )
Images from the spectroheliograph of Kharkov Astronomical Observatory (Ukraine). This station is designed to carry out a wide range of astrophysical studies of the Sun in monochromatic light.
WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event from a place to which you could never go. The use of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s DE 404 planetary theories allows us to have a precise representation of the events displayed. [also in French]
Gontcharov, George ( Pulkova )
Final Frontier ( The Ultimate Space Wallpapers )
An archive of over 200 space wallpapers created from NASA and other astronomy images. Also contains a space art gallery featuring the works of various artists. All wallpapers are free to download.

news (USEnet Newsgroups)
The last files from this newsgroup are availables
alt.sci.astro.aips ( System )
alt.sci.astro.figaro ( concerned with the Figaro image processing and data analysis package )
Amateur astronomy equipment, techniques, info, etc.
sci.astro.fits ( an unmoderated newsgroup )
which provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format. It is interfaced to the Email exploder (send requests to so that traffic originating on either the newsgroup on the exploder is automatically transmitted to the other. This newsgroup replaced newsgroup alt.sci.astro.fits in March 1992.
sci.astro.hubble ( a moderated newsgroup concerned with the Hubble Space Telescope )
This newsgroup is intended to complement the substantial efforts of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, where support of the many users of the facility originates. The group will serve as a platform for problems, requests, suggestions and needs of the scientific community as they use the Telescope to further their research. Accordingly input from the Institute to the discussions will be vital, and several members of that facility have indicated their interest and willingness to participate fully.
There is an Archive for the newsgroup. This archive is intended for materials pertinent to the discussions in the newsgroup sci.astro.hubble, part of the USENET news structure. Valid items for placement here are large datasets, public domain software (in compressed tarfile form), imagery (GIF preferred) and Postscript renderings of relevant papers on the topic of data processing in connection with Space Telescope. - README .
The archive contains a form which executes WAIS searches on the archive.
sci.astro.research ( a moderated newsgroup related to astrophysics research )
This is a moderated newsgroup created specifically for research related topics in astronomy & astrophysics. The submission address is, and the information address is An anonymous ftp archive in [] at . The SAR archive now has a Web page .
sci.astro ( an unmoderated Usenet newsgroup )
for discussing the modeling, storage, and retrieval of scientific data. The purpose of the newsgroup is to facilitate discussing use of scientific data formats such as HDF, netCDF, FITS, and various others. Topics of discussion could include problems encountered using specific formats, questions about where to get the code for data format programs, discussions of specific uses of data format programs, etc. Readers of the group are typically scientists (and software developers) who use data formats/models such as HDF, netCDF, and other such programs.

nl (Netherlands)

Stichting ASTRonomisch Onderzoek in Nederland / Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy ( ASTRON, Dwingeloo )
The Stichting ASTRonomisch Onderzoek in Nederland(Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy) is a government funded institute with a mission of developing and maintaining innovative instrumentation and observing facilities for astronomers in the Netherlands.
Our strategy to do this is to provide front-line observing facilities for Dutch astronomers across a broad range of frequencies and techniques.
To this end, we built and operate the radio telescope at Westerbork, one of the largest and most sensitive radio telescopes in the world. We also develop advanced instrumentation for studying the content, structure and evolution of the Universe, and for exploring exotic physical phenomena that cannot be studied in the laboratory.
Our ambition for the future is to help develop the technologies necessary for a new generation of sensitive radio telescopes, capable of detecting objects over the entire past history of the Cosmos.
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope ( WSRT - ASTRON )
The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope is a linear 3 kilometer array located near the village of Westerbork in the North-East of the Netherlands. The WSRT consists of fourteen 25m dishes along a perfect east-west line. By combining these fourteen elements one can synthesize a radio telescope with a diameter of 3 kilometers.
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope observations archive ( WSRT, ASTRON, Dwingeloo )
A query form lets you search the catalogue of all observations done with the WSRT since the beginning of its operations in 1970. Searches are possible by equatorial or galactic coordinates, by source name and some other parameters. Requests for data from the archive may be submitted after selection.
Square Kilometer Array - Interferometer radio telescope project ( SKA )
This site provides information about the world-wide efforts to develop the next generation of radio telescope.
Mathematical Morphology
EXOSAT database, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands ( telnet )
ESTEC - European Space Agency ( ESA/ESTEC )
European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, one of the three centers of the European Space Agency (ESA).
ESTEC – Employment ( ESA )
Bert Dekker's deep-sky pages
Astro-amateurs will find several drawings and observation-reports of deep-sky objects observed through a 6 inch Newton-telescope.
Includes a page which describes MERLIN's FIRST Survey, a high resolution follow-up of one of the VLA FIRST fields. 128 Sources have been surveyed with MERLIN at 6 and 18cm, with half the sample detected at a resolution of 50 mas Preliminary maps, images, tables are presented in electronic form.
Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe / European VLBI Network ( JIVE / EVN )
The European VLBI Network (EVN) was formed in 1980 by a consortium of five of the major radio astronomy institutes in Europe (the European Consortium for VLBI). Since 1980, the EVN and the Consortium has grown to include 9 institutes with 12 telescopes in 8 western European countries as well as associated institutes with telescopes in Poland, Russia, Ukraine and China. Proposals for additional telescopes in Spain and Italy are under consideration, and furthermore, the EVN can be linked to the 7-element Jodrell Bank MERLIN interferometer in the UK and to the US Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to create a " global network" . In 1993 the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created, with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (Dwingeloo) acting as the host institute. It will provide both scientific user support and a correlator facility. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) achieves ultra-high angular resolution and is a multi-disciplinary technique e.g. imaging of extragalactic radio sources, geodesy and astrometry.
Nijmegen Catholic University - Astrophysics Department ( KUN )
Research of the Department of Astrophysics Nijmegen is concentrating on the subject of high-energy astrophysics. This research is observational as well as theoretical and is in close cooperation with the departments of Experimental (HEFIN) and Theoretical high energy physics (THEF) at the University of Nijmegen and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics (NIKHEF). The Department of Astrophysics is part of NOVA: the Dutch Research School for Astronomy, which is a collaboration between the astrophysics institutes of the universities of Amsterdam (UvA), Leiden (LU), Utrecht (UU), Groningen (LU) and Nijmegen (KUN)." For information about research in Nijmegen, please contact the head of the department, Prof. dr. Jan Kuijpers. [also in Dutch].
Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut ( KVI )
Leiden Observatory
Sterrewacht Leiden: Publication lists
The Leiden Observatory does not have a standardized electronic preprint archive, but many people at the institute have put a selection of their papers on the web.
HABING, H.J. ( Leiden Obs. )
BUREAU, Martin ( Leiden )
DE BRUIJNE, Jos ( Leiden Obs. )
DEUL, Erik ( Leiden Obs. )
European Interferometry Initiative ( EII )
The mission of the Eur Interferometry Initiative is: 1. Facilitate communications and collaborations between European scientists and institutes working on optical long-baseline interferometry for astronomy 2. To exploit synergy within Europe in order to produce world leading science in the field of optical long-baseline interferometry 3. To work toward integration of education activities on an European scale. Both for professional astronomers through workshop and symposia, and at the graduate level (European Graduate School) 4. To work toward an European vision on the long term future of optical long-baseline interferometry
VAN DISHOECK, Ewine ( Leiden Obs. )
Expanding Your Universe 2001 ( EYU2001 )
VAN GENDEREN, A.M. ( Leiden Obs. )
ICKE, Vincent ( Leiden Obs. )
ISRAEL, Frank P. ( Leiden Obs. )
JAFFE, Walter J. ( Leiden Obs. )
VAN DER WERF, Paul ( Leiden Obs. )
ROOS, Nico ( Leiden Obs. )
DE ZEEUW, P. Tim ( Leiden Obs. )
Nationaal Instituut voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Eenergie Fysica ( NIKHEF )
Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs ( NIVR )
More than 300 links, fully annotated and arranged on subject. [Dutch language].
Groningen University - Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
There is also a Gopher server. Includes Dutch Astronomy Services
KOOPMANS, Leon ( Kapteyn Institute )
DOUGLAS, Nigel ( Groningen )
Dutch Society for Meteorology and Astronomy ( NVWS : Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde )
The society unites nearly 4000 people with an interest in astronomy and/or meteorology and was founded in 1901. Purpose: popularization of astronomy and meteorology. A lot of the members do amateur observations or build telescopes.
The society cooperates in the publishing of the monthly magazine Zenit and the annual almanac Sterrengids.
Each year there are a popular symposium and several amateur meetings. There are regional departments, national working groups on specific subjects and a large society for youth, the Jongerenwerkgroep.
OmegaCAM is a 1 square degree wide field, optical, 16k X 16k camera for the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), which is expected to become operational at Paranal during the year 2005.
PELETIER, Reynier F. ( Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen )
Personal Home Page with links to the Owner's Preprints, including Images and Tables in Electronic Form of Recent Work.
TRAGER, Scott C. ( Groningen )
Evolution of the stellar populations of galaxies.
VALENTIJN, Edwin A. ( Kapteyn Institute )
Radio Astronomy on Galaxy Clusters, Cooling Flows in Galaxy Clusters, Stellar populations - Near Infrared Photometry, Optical surface photometry and the ESO-LV catalogue, Opacity of Spiral galaxies, Dark Matter, ISO-SWS
Utrecht University - Faculteit Natuur & Sterrenkunde ( The Netherlands )
Server of the Faculty of Physics & Astronomy at Utrecht University
RUTTEN, Rob ( Utrecht )
Netherlands Space Research Organization ( SRON )
The Stichting Ruimte Onderzoek Nederland (SRON) is a foundation within the framework of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Its mission is to initiate, to develop, to build and to use internationally outstanding instruments for scientific research in and from space. [also in Dutch]
Twin Press Astronomy Publishers
Twin Press publishes information for students of astronomy and for the professional astronomer at as low a cost as possible.
Dutch Open Telescope ( DOT )
Innovative new optical solar telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (Canary Islands). The DOT provides extended sequences of solar images in various wavelengths with high angular resolution (0.2 arcsec).
HOGEVEEN, Sake J. ( Utrecht )
VAN LEEUWEN, Joeri ( Utrecht Astron. Inst., The Netherlands )
Radio Pulsars - Emission mechanisms and population evolution.
Utrecht University - Sterrenkundig Institut
Astronomical Institute
This is the homepage of the Astronomical Institute " Anton Pannekoek" in Amsterdam. It gives information on the Institute, the peoples homepages, several links to astronomical things etc.
University of Amsterdam - Astronomical Institute: Publications and Preprints
Publications and preprints of the members of Astronomical Institute of the University of Amsterdam.
ANSARI, Salim G. ( ESA )
Astrophysics and Space Science ( A&SS )
An International Journal of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science (published by Kluwer).
The astronomical information service ASTRONET provides information on astronomical phenomena and closely follows the news on astronomy, space research, space flight, meteorology and earth sciences. ASTRONET is frequently updated.

no (Norway)

Northern Lights ( Norway )
Nordlys : site on aurora borealis (polar lights).
Norwegian Space Centre ( Norsk Romsenter )
The Norwegian Space Centre is a foundation cooperating closely with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The centre guides ESA contracts strategically. Public fundings are utillized to support the development of Norwegian industry and for development and demonstration of space applications, and to optimize conditions for national space research. [also in Norwegian]
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics ( ITA )
Information about scientific activities and staff members.
AARUM, Vidar ( Oslo )
Doppler imaging of RS CVn-type stars
Radial velocity studies of binary stars.
BREKKE, Paal ( University of Oslo )
HAUGAN, Stein Vidar Hagfors ( University of Oslo )

nz (New Zealand)

Canterbury University, Physics and Astronomy departments
Mt John (Canterbury) University Observatory ( New Zealand )
There are three principal telescopes at Mt John: the 1-metre McLellan Telescope; the 0.61-metre Optical Craftsmen Telescope; the 0.6-metre Boller & Chivens Telescope.
Carter Observatory ( New Zealand )
Carter Observatory is the National Observatory of New Zealand.
Victoria University of Wellington Astrophysics
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Astrophysics group web site. The site describes the group members, their research, and astrophysics courses at VUW. The Astrophysics group is part of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at VUW.
Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics ( MOA )
The Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) Project is a joint Japanese/New Zealand experiment established in 1995 to carry out astrophysical observations from New Zealand using `gravitational microlensing' and related techniques.
TS-24 Telescope Simulator ( TS-24 )
TS-24 is a realistic software simulation of a 24" research telescope, photometer and CCD camera for exploring a simulated night sky, including variables stars and asteroids.
Muriwai Beach Observatory NZ
Auckland Observatory and Stardome Planetarium
Situated in New Zealand's largest city. A public Observatory established in 1967. Now with a new (1997) 11 metre Zeiss planetarium.
Research interests include photometry of binary and variable stars.

org (Various Organizations)

2dF QSO Redshift Survey ( 2QZ )
The official home page of the 2dF QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ), an Anglo-Australian collaboration surveying 740 square degrees of high-galactic lattiude sky. It will contain more than 25 000 z<3 QSOs, making it far the largest QSO survey in existence. This web site describes the survey objectives, current status and is the primary site for public access to survey data products. Currently approximately half of the full data set is available online for download.
Aldrich Astronomical Society ( AAS )
The official homepage of Aldrich Astronomical Society, a club founded in 1932 which is active in the central Massachusetts area.
Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Eastbay Astronomical Society
The Eastbay Astronomical Society, founded in 1924, is associated with the Chabot Observatory & Science Center in Oakland, California.
Future Asteroid Interception Research ( astronomy fund raising )
On-Line Fund-Raising for individuals to contribute to asteroid research projects to assess asteroid or NEO risk from space. Links and News of latest research.
Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is a non-profit educational institution whose purpose is to provide information on astronomy and related sciences to the public. It is not a research institution, although from time to time it carries out modest research projects.
INTER-SOL Sun Observation Programme ( ISP )
The INTER-SOL Programme (ISP) is an international sun observation programme for amateurs and professionals of the Volkssternwarte Paderborn e.V. - Germany.
Memphis Astronomical Society ( MAS )
The Memphis Astronomical Society is a non-profit, public service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and related sciences.
Amateur Astronomers Association ( AAA )
The Amateur Astronomers Association is the regional society for astronomy in the New York cosmopolitan area. It operates a wide range of public and inhouse educational programs in astronomy. These include lectures, seminars, classes, and starviewing. Sessions are held at the Association's offices are at other venues, like parks, in and around New York. The Association is the City's advocate for astronomy before social and cultural matters, development hearings, community discussions, and science & nature projects of other organizations.Membership in the AAA, $20 per annum, includes monthly newsletter EYEPIECE. It enables receipt of a member's discount subscriptions to Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines. Snailmail address: 1010 Park Avenue, New York NY 10028. Voice: 212-LE5-2922.
American Association for the Advancement of Science ( AAAS )
The Editor of Science.
Agrupacion Astronomica de Madrid ( AAM )
The Agrupacion Astronomica de Madrid (AAM) is a cultural association founded in 1974, with two main objectives: study and development of the Astronomy and related sciences at an amateur level; to spread and impulse the Astronomy in the Madrid Community area. [in Spanish]
Network Resources for Astronomers
A report prepared by Bob Hanisch (STScI) for the AAS in October 1992.
Solar Physics Division - American Astronomical Society ( AAS SPD )
SolarMail is an e-mail forwarding system provided as a service to all members of the Solar Physics research community. It allows users to be reached via e-mail anywhere through their username (usually first initial plus last name) on the server.
American Astronomical Society ( AAS )
Contains information on the Society, meeting schedules, meeting abstracts (in HTML), staff directory, the AAS Job Register and AASTeX .
AAS Job Register (Current)
American Astronomical Society Job Register. The ultimate resource for astronomy-related jobs.
MARVEL, Kevin B. ( AAS )
AAS Meetings
BOYCE, Peter ( AAS )
Interests: Electronic Publishing, SETI, Public Policy
American Association of Variable Star Observers ( AAVSO )
AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) is the world's largest variable star organization; serving amateur and professional astronomers since 1911.
Association for Computing Machinery ( ACM )
Many ACM information services are available on the Internet and may be accessed through this document. Included in these services is current information on the following activities: Awards, Conferences, Education, Local Activities, Network Services, Publications, and Special Interest Groups. Other ACM Information services are: Announcements from around the association, and New Product Announcements. In addition, information is available from the following affiliate organizations: Federation on Computing in the United States and IFIP, and Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 2000 ( ADASS X )
Conference hosted by Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, held on November 12-15, 2000.
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ( ADASS )
The Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Conference is held each year at a different hosting astronomical institution.
The Conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data.
American Geophysical Union ( AGU )
American Geophysical Union is an international scientific society with more than 32,000 members in over 115 countries. For over 75 years, AGU researchers, teachers, and science administrators have dedicated themselves to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment in space and making the results available to the public
Computers in Physics
The Journal Section of Computers in Physics publishes papers on computer techniques and applications in the physical sciences.
Journal of the Optical Society of America A
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) emphasizes quantum optics, lasers, and nonlinear optics. JOSA B is a general research journal and complements JOSA A. It features current research on lasers, fiber optics, nonlinear optics, optical coherent transients, multiphoton processes, effects of laser radiation, spectroscopy, and advances in nonlinear optical materials, science, and technology, among other topics.
Physical Review Letters
Published by the American Physical Society. (APS).
American Institute of Physics ( AIP )
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
Physics Today
Physics Today, the "trade journal" for physicists, is sent to all members of the societies that make up the AIP (American Institute of Physics).
Hamilton Amateur Astronomers ( HAA )
The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers is a group dedicated to the enjoyment of astronomy and public education.
Ames Area Amateur Astronomers ( AAAA )
The Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and scientific organization.
MAC LOW, Mordecai-Mark ( Amer. Mus. Natural History )
Structure of the Interstellar Medium and Molecular Clouds, Blast Waves, Star Formation, Circumstellar Nebulae, Planetary Impacts, Computational Gas Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics
American Mathematical Society ( AMS )
American Mathematical Society top level WWW page
Comets and Meteor Showers
This site gives the complete text to the 1988 book Meteor Showers: A Descriptive Catalog, as well as recent meteor shower observations. The site also posts a wealth of comet information from news of recent discoveries, finder charts, and ephemerides, to extensive historical information on individual comets.
There is a European mirror site.
American Meteor Society ( AMS )
The American Meteor Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the observation of meteoric phenomena, the analysis and publication of results, and promoting professional-amateur cooperation in meteor science.
International Meteor Organization ( IMO )
The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.
Galilean Satellite Eclipse Timings
Precise timings of Galilean satellite eclipses using CCD cameras.
American Nuclear Society ( ANS )
Planet Sciences Association - Astronomy sector ( ex-ANSTJ, France )
Public access to a 60 cm telescope. [in French]
Atlas of the Universe
Contains 3D maps of the universe zooming out from the nearest stars to the scale of the Milky Way galaxy and onwards to the surrounding superclusters and out to the entire visible universe.
Arkansas/Oklahoma Astronomical Society ( AOAS )
The Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the public's awareness about the science of astronomy and to increasing the application of astronomical science in education. The AOAS primary focus is the region around in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Astronomy & Physics Internet Society ( APIS )
APiS (Astronomy & Physics Internet Society) is a new type of society/club that, we hope Richard Feynman would have been happy with. This is an open society with the goal of bringing together scientists (amateur/professional/enthusiast) and students interested in astronomy & physics.
American Physical Society ( APS )
On-line information includes the APS E-Print Archive Forum.
APS - What's New?
Physics newsflashes by Bob Park, American Physical Society. If you wish to subscribe to What's New by e-mail, send a message to and in the body of the message say `sub whatsnew'.
e-Print archive in Astrophysics (since 4/92) ( astro-ph, arXiv )
ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics - including Astrophysics -, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. It provided abstracts, and full-text papers in Postscript, PDF and other formats. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. ArXiv is also partially funded by the USA National Science Foundation. French mirror
Archeops balloon experiment ( ARCHEOPS )
Archeops is an international collaboration aiming at measuring the Cosmic Microwave background anisotropies in the (sub)millimetre domain on a large area of the sky and with high angular resolution. The first balloon flight occured in July 1999 from Trapani ASI base. Next flights are planned from Kiruna in Sweden in December 2000 and January 2001.
AREA31 Radio Observatory ( A31RO )
A31RO is a privately owned astronomical radio observatory operated by the Interstellar Electromagnetics Institute/L'institut Electromagnetique Interstellaire under cooperative agreement with the AREA31 Research Facility.
It is located near Shelburne, Ontario, Canada, about 1-1/2 hrs drive NW of Toronto. The Project TARGET microwave SETI program (since 1985), previously conducted at the Hay River Radio Observatory and also the Algonquin Radio Observatory is the primary initiative.
ASociación de Astronomos AFicionados de la Univ. Complutense de Madrid ( ASAAF-UCM )
Society of students of Astrophysics. Travels, amateur projects and introdution lessons. [in Spanish]
Las Cruces Astronomical Society ( ASLC )
Web Site of the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces New Mexico, formed in 1951 by Dr Clyde Tombaugh and Walter Haas (also founder of A.L.P.O.). Site provides a calendar of Society and Public Events, a means of downloading the ASLC Monthly Bulletin, Information on courses and workshops provided by the ASLC. A scrapbook of pictures from society events as well as links to our member astronomy related websites and other websites that tell about our community as well as other astronomy related sites.
Amateur Astronomers, Inc. Cranford, New Jersey ( AAI )
Oldest amateur astronomy club in NJ. Sperry Observatory, Cranford NJ: 24-inch reflector, 10-inch refractor. Lectures, seminars, talks, demos, tutorials. CCD and H-alpha imaging. Eclipse chasing.
OPTical Infrared COordination Network ( OPTICON )
OPTICON is a project funded by the European commission as part of its Fifth Framework Programme. OPTICON brings together providers and users of European astronomical infrastructures to identify common approaches and improve access for the benefit of all European astronomy.
Asociación Valenciana de Astronomía ( AVA )
Astronomical amateur society founded in 1972, in Valencia (Spain). [in Spanish].
An outdoor education facility located in Idyllwild, CA with a wide variety of classes as well as two telescope areas. Always looking for able bodied instructors interested in teaching children Astronomy and Physics.
Astronomia Autodidacta ( Colombia )
Astronomy resourses for beginners and amateurs in Spanish ( Amateur astronomy in Italy )
Portal for amateur astronomy in Italy [in Italian].
Grup d'Estudis Astronomics ( GEA )
GEA is a private non-profit organization devoted to research in Astronomy. We are now deeply involved in Jupiter & Saturn atmospheric studies. Our members are also developing LAIA, a powerful image analysis tool for MS-Windows, able to reduce CCD images of Jupiter, giving coordinates of atmospheric details. We are, among others, collaborating with the "Pic du Midi" observatory (French Pyrenees). From that observatory, our members discovered and tracked the last GWS (Great White Spot) in Saturn (August 1994). [in Catalan]
AstroGrid ( UK Virtual Observatory )
AstroGrid is a project aimed at building a data-grid for UK astronomy, which will form the UK contribution to a global Virtual Observatory.
CCD images taken with a 16" Newtonian and "Cookbook" CB245 camera. Images include nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. Each image is accompanied by a description of the object, how the image was taken, and links to further information and images.
astro!nfo ( Information Service )
astro!nfo is an Information Service made by amateur astronomers from Switzerland [in English and German].
Astronomical League
The goal of The Astronomical League is to encourage an interest in astronomy (and especially amateur astronomy) throughout America. This is done through educational and observational programs for the amateur astronomer.
The Astronomical League is composed of over two hundred local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. These organizations, along with our Members-at-Large, Patrons, and Supporting members form one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world.
Philippines Astronomical League ( ALP )
The ALP is an amateur organization to foster awareness in astronomy in the Philippines. The site contains News on astronomy, tips and trick on astrophotography, and, much more, the ALP is the home for the dedicated amateur astronomer.
A website for popularization of Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics ( Scientia Astrophysical Organization )
Astronomy is separated into 3 traditional fields: astrometry and celestial mechanics are considered classical astronomical branches; astrophysics is the modern branch. The purpose of this website is popularization of the first too fields. It is connected with the website
Astronomer's TELegram ( ATEL )
Telegram service for the reporting and commenting on new astronomical observations.
Peoria Astronomical Society
Peoria astronomical Society is an Amateur Astronomy Society Dedicated: To promote the science of astronomy By fostering astronomical education; by providing incentives for astronomical observation and research; by assisting communication among amateur astronomers.
University of Arizona Alumni Association Astronomy Camp
Astronomy Camp is a unique involvement in science and engineering offered through the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory and the Arizona Alumni Association. Available to teenagers and adults, these camps emphasize `hands-on' experiences. No prior background in astronomy is necessary. In addition, Astronomy Camp hopes to begin a Family Camp designed for elementary students and a parent/guardian. The first of these camps is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 1995 on Mt. Lemmon.
Astronomical Society of Nevada ( ASN )
The Astronomical Society of Nevada is located in Northern Nevada.
A website for popularization of Astrophysics and Astronomy ( Scientia Astrophysical Organization )
Most of modern astronomical research involves a substantial amount of physics and can be considered astrophysics. The purpose of this website is popularization of this science. It is connected with the website
Sabadell Astronomical Group ( Amateur society )
The Agrupacion Astronomica de Sabadell is an spanish amateur society founded in 1960 and with 900 members (2004). The observatory, located in Sabadell (near Barcelona), have a main telescope of 50cm used for amateur research and public observations. [also in Spanish and in Catalan]
Astronomical Society of the Pacific ( ASP )
The A.S.P. is one of the leading organizations in the world in astronomy education. The Society includes professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, educators, and interested laypeople. The site features information about its newsletter for teachers, its popular-level magazine, its workshops and meetings, its non-profit catalog of educational materials, its educational resource lists and publications, and Project ASTRO which joins astronomers and teachers as partners in the classroom.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific - astronomy education
Project ASTRO at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
This is a program to train professional or amateur astronomers to partner with 4th - 9th grade teachers, and work with one class or after-school group on an ongoing basis.
Two large notebooks of effective, hands-on activities have been developed (in English and Spanish). The program now operates in 13 regional sites around the U.S.
Science Fiction Stories Using Good Astronomy ( Sci Fict List )
This annotated listing by Andrew Fraknoi, organized by astronomical subject, presents about 200 science fiction stories or novels that use good astronomy or physics. These can be useful tools for introductory courses or for personal enjoyment.
ASP Conference Series
Lists the current volumes available in the Conference Series of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Mercury Magazine
Magazine of the members of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Public Observatory Mariazell ( Raiffeisen Volkssternwarte )
All about the public Observatory "Raifeisen Volkssternwarte Mariazellerland". [in german]
Boston Amateur Telescope Makers ( ATMoB )
ATMoB is one of North America's oldest and largest astronomy clubs. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Thursday except in August at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts and feature many distinguished speakers presenting on a wide range of topics. A clubhouse and observatory are maintained in Westford, MA.
Austin Astronomical Society ( AAS )
Austin Astronomical Society (AAS) is a non-profit organization for anyone interested in any aspect of astronomy or the space sciences. A major portion of AAS activities are public education outreach efforts.
Big Ear Radio Observatory Memorial website ( Ohio State University )
Big Ear is a Kraus-type radio telescope which covers an area larger than three football fields. The telescope is famous for discovering some of the most distant known objects in the universe, and the longest-running SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) project.
Big Sky Astronomy Club - Flathead Valley, Montana ( BSAC )
The Big Sky Astronomy Club is a group of dedicated amateur astronomers located in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana. We are committed to sharing our varied interests in, our collective knowledge of and unbridled passion for astronomy with the residents of our fair valley and, to the extent possible, the rest of our "Pale Blue Dot".
Boothe Memorial Astronomoical Society - Stratford, CT USA ( BMAS )
The Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society was formed in 1953 by a group of passionate individuals with a thirst for obtaining knowledge and educating the public in the field of astronomy. Our observatory is located at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford, CT.
Journal of the British Astronomical Association ( Journal of the UK's premier amateur astronomy organisation )
CARL ( Colorado Association of Research Libraries )
Maintained by CARL Corporation.
Calumet Astronomical Society
Calumet Astronomical Society is an amateur organization serving Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.
Chabot Space & Science Center ( CSSC )
The Chabot Space & Science Center (CSSC) is an innovative teaching and learning center focusing on astronomy and the space sciences and the interrelationships of all sciences.
Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where a diverse population of students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science.
Chicago Astronomical Society
Chicago Astronomical Society is the oldest Astronomical Society in the North American Continent, having been established in 1863. We are dedicated to the advancement of Astronomy; the society is presently building a small observatory for research near Kankakee, Illinois.
Cincinnati Observatory Center
The Cincinnati Observatory Center is the first and oldest observatory in the United States. It has been founded in 1842. It hosts a 12-inch Merz und Mahler refractor and a 16-inch Alvan Clark refractor, each with a beautifully restored tube, mount, and mechanical clock drive.
Carolune Institute for Quality Astronomy ( CIQuA )
The CIQuA fellowship program is designed to allow those researchers whose partners are also scientists to remain in the same location as their partner while continuing their research. The institute works through the internet. A non-geographic institute prevents dual-career couples to be stretched over the planet. Its membership is composed of young researchers. Faculty members are associated to the research programs.
Commonwealth Club ( California )
The Commonwealth Club sponsors hundreds of speakers each year, many on scientific and technical topics. For a free copy of our bulletin, contact Katherine Merriman at (415) 597-6732 or at
European Geophysical Society ( EGS )
The EGS, founded in 1971, is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary learned society devoted to the promotion of: the sciences of the Earth and its environment, and of planetary and space sciences; cooperation between scientists.
Astronomy freeware
A description of useful astronomy freeware and software field tested in the classroom with download links
Kepler's Laws with Animation ( Kepler, Brahe, Kepler's Laws )
Kepler's Laws are presented with animation. Included is a brief history of Kepler and Brahe.
Dalton School Science Department ( Open Classroom-Astro )
Astronomy at the Dalton School is a college level, full year astronomy elective course.
International Dark-Sky Association ( IDA )
The International Dark-Sky Association is a non-profit corporation formed to serve the public and astronomy community through information, education, and research on light pollution, energy conservation, rotection of observatory environments and related topics. IDA assists by sharing knowledge on a local, national and international basis. While IDA was organized for the purpose of preserving dark skies for astronomy and the general public, solutions to the problem of light pollution will promote the best outdoor lighting design, thereby reducing energy use and helping preserve Earth's resources.
Decatur Area Astronomy Club ( DAAC, USA )
A club and educational website. Decatur Area Astronomy Club is located in Decatur Illinois. Founded in 2002 as a chance meeting of its founding members, DAAC has grown to about 20 members at present and works with the Macon county Conservation District and Millikin University to promote the science of astronomy to its members and the public at large.
Delmarva Stargazers ( DMSG )
Amateur Astronomy on the Delmarva Peninsula for 7 years. Star Parties and Telescope making. Monthly meetings and club newsletter.
Dutch Meteor Society ( DMS )
The Dutch Meteor Society (DMS) is an amateur group of young people interested in all aspects regarding meteors and related matters. They observe meteors visually, photographically, video and with all-sky cameras.
DMS publishes a bi-monthly magazine called Radiant.
Dark Matter Telescope Project ( DMT / LSST )
The Dark Matter Telescope, also referred to as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, is a proposed 8.4 meter, 3-degree-field, synoptic survey telescope.
Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers ( DVAA )
The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers (Philadelphia, Pa) is dedicated to encouraging cooperation among amateur astronomers and educating the general public in astronomy. The home page details the club's activities, and includes excerpts from the newsletter.
Earth and Space Foundation ( ex-2111 Foundation for Exploration )
The Earth and Space Foundation is an international charity that funds scientific exploration that both helps us to understand the Earth's environment and explore the frontier of space.
Eastside Astronomical Society
Based in the East-Seattle, Washington Metropolitan area, the Eastside stronomical Society is a non-profit, public organization of amateur astronomers, active and retired science professionals, as well as space enthuiasts, all of whom are dedicated to advance and promote the understanding of astronomy within our community and to keep abreast of developing events in space science.
QVarStar GCVS browser
QVarStar is browser for GCVS (General Catalog of Variable Stars) catalog. It has ability to search catalog by any field, and to logically combine more than one field in one query.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series ( A&AS )
A&AS is a European peer-reviewed journal publishing data papers, either observational or theoretical, as well as extensive data material forming the basis of papers with astrophysical results published in the Main Journal.
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomy and Astrophysics - A European Journal is a Merging of A&A Main Journal (Springer Verlag, 1969-2000) and A&A Supplement Series (EDP Sciences, 1980-2000). Papers on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics: theoretical, observational and instrumental, independently of the techniques used to obtain the results: numerical analysis, optical, radio, particles, space instruments, etc.
Astronomy and Astrophysics is edited by an international staff of scientists.
Educational Observatory Institute ( EO )
The Educational Observatory (incorporating one or more ATFs), when completed, will provide K-12 students with an opportunity to do real science (observational astronomy) from their classrooms via the internet.
European Physical Society ( EPS )
The European Physical Society is an organisation of more than 70 000 European Physicists. Since its foundation in 1968 in Florence, Italy, it has been dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics.
European Radio Astronomy Club ( ERAC )
The European Radio Astronomy Club is the largest group of individuals doing Radio Astronomy in Europe, with a membership of over 350 in over 16 Nations. The web site is just a visiting card in the internet, all real group communication is done 2 or 3 times anually via a hard copy newsletter sent out all over the world. A Regular Congress is held every 3 years at The Starkenburg Observatory "OBS611" at Heppenhein, south of Frankfurt Airport. Strong links have always existed between ERAC and Jodrell Bank.
European Science Foundation ( ESF )
The European Science Foundation acts as a catalyst for the development of science by bringing together leading scientists and research funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives.
Swedish-ESO SUbmillimetre Telescope ( SEST )
ESO Science Archive Facility
You can search the following ESO Databases: NTT EMMI/SUSI, Science Archive Observation Programme Schedule, Seeing monitor data for La Silla, Extinction coefficients for La Silla, Spectral Plates, Preprints, Publications of the ESO User's Community.
You can search the following Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Databases: HST Science Exposures, HST Abstracts & Proposals, HST Abstracts - full text, HST Publications, FOS/GHRS observations by target class.
Other Services at the ESO/ST-ECF Archive: Astronomical Catalogues, The Digitized Sky Survey, The HST Guide Star Catalogue, The ESO Sky Calendar tool, A review of today's data archive technology.
SkyCat ( ESO )
SkyCat is a tool developed at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) that combines visualization of images and access to catalogs and archive data for astronomy.
Starcat ( ESO )
July 1998: STARCAT is now becoming obsolete. Use it only to access astronomical catalogues or request special file types. Use WDB instead.
Web to Database Interface ( ESO )
WDB is an interface between the World Wide Web and relational databases. It has been developed at the ESO/ST-ECF Archive to provide an easy access to the archive databases. WDB has been designed to be easier to use for the casual user than STARCAT, even if it doesn't prove all the same functionality.
La Silla - ESO Schedules
Munich Image Data Analysis System (FTP) ( ESO-MIDAS )
This directory contains: README = This file; 9NNOV = Subdirectory containing the 9NNOV release of MIDAS (only packages, patches and documentation); courier = Directory containing the compressed postscript files of the newsletter: MIDAS Courier.; calib = Directory with the ESO calibration files for MIDAS.; linux = Directory containing binary versions of MIDAS for PC/Linux.
ESO / ST-ECF Data Archive
European Southern Observatory / Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems 97 ( ADASS VII )
ADASS '97 took place during September 14-17, 1997 in Sonthofen, Bavaria.
ESO Bulletin Board
Midas; Computer; Info; Garching; La Silla; Sest; Pinboard
HST Status Reports; European HST News
European Southern Observatory Observing Schedules
La Silla - ESO Facilities
La Silla - 3.60m & CAT team Schedules
MARCO, Olivier ( ESO )
SCARPA, Riccardo ( ESO )
Contains the Cosmologist calculator and basic astronomical and physical information.
IVANOV, Valentin D. ( ESO )
European Southern Observatory ( ESO )
ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is a multinational organisation of eight European member states. It operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
ESO Imaging Survey ( EIS )
During 1997-1998 ESO carries out a deep, multicolor imaging survey using EMMI on the NTT.
European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System ( ESO-MIDAS )
The European Southern Observatory, established in 1962, operates astronomical observatories at La Silla (600 km north of Santiago de Chile) and at Paranal (130 km south of Antofagasta). ESO's headquarters are in Garching, just north of Munich, Germany. ESO is supported by: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In Europe and in Chile, ESO has a combined scientific, technical, adminstrative and visiting staff of around 400.
ESO-MIDAS Users Guide ( Overview )
ESO-MIDAS is the acronym for the European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System which is developed and maintained by the European Southern Observatory. The MIDAS system provides general tools for image processing and data reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging and special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla. Volume A describes the basic MIDAS system with all general purpose facilities such as MIDAS Control Language, all available commands, data input/output (including plotting and image display), table system (MIDAS Data Base). Site specific features are given in an appendix. Volume B describes how to use the MIDAS system for astronomical data reduction. Application packages for special types of data or reductions (e.g., long slit and echelle spectra, object search, or crowded field photometry) are discussed assuming intensity calibrated data. A set of appendices gives a detailed description of the reduction of raw data from ESO instruments. Volume C gives the detailed description for all commands available. This volume is not available to remote users as the complete volume as it is accessed via the MIDAS GUI XHelp.
ESO-MIDAS Courier ( Newsletter for ESO-MIDAS User )
The ESO-MIDAS Courier is published twice per year by the MIDAS group of the European Southern Observatory.
ESO Vacancy Announcements
ESO Publications
Includes access to ESO Messenger, ESO Scientific and Technical Reports, Star Formation Newsletter, ESO Reports, ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings.
Meteorological Forecasts at ESO Sites ( ESO Weather-Watch )
This site provides meteorological indormations about observing conditions at ESO observatories. Forecasts of precipitable water vapour, cloudiness, wind, temperature and pressure are available, along with synoptic maps and satellite pictures.
On-line Data and Information in Astronomy ( a paper by Heinz Andernach (IAC, 2/8/93 )
CONTENTS: Introduction, Astronomical Catalogues and On-line Data Bases, Astronomical Catalogues remotely, Catalogues at IAC, On-line Data Bases, Observatory Archives of Raw/Calibrated Data, Optical Sky Surveys and Plate Scans, Bibliographical Services, Thesauri, Desktop & Electronic Publishing, Addresses, Directories and Meetings, Astronomical Software On-line, Discussion Groups via Networks.
Star Formation Newsletter
The Star Formation Newsletter (SFN) is an electronic publication dedicated to early stellar evolution and molecular clouds. It is edited by Bo Reipurth.
Fibre Large Area Multi-Element Spectrograph ( FLAMES, ESO VLT )
FLAMES is a Fibre Facility for the ESO VLT. It includes a high and intermediate resolution optical spectrograph (GIRAFFE), with its own fibre system.
FOcal Reducer/low dispersion Spectrograph ( FORS, ESO VLT )
The two FORS instruments are designed as all-dioptric focal reducers for the ESO Very Large Telescope. They are capable of doing : direct imaging , long slit grism spectroscopy , multi object grism spectroscopy , polarimetry (FORS1), medium dispersion echelle grism spectroscopy (FORS2), and all sensible combinations of these modes (e.g. imaging- or spectropolarimetry) in the wavelength range from 330nm to 1100nm.
Infrared Spectrometer And Array Camera ( ISAAC, ESO VLT )
ISAAC covers the wavelength range 1-5µm and is designed primarily for: 'wide' (2.5x2.5') field imaging and long slit low & medium resolution spectroscopy.
Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System - Near-Infrared Imager and Spectrograph ( NAOS-CONICA -- NaCo -- ESO VLT )
VIsible and IR MultiObject Spectrographs ( VIRMOS )
The VIRMOS project aims to deliver 2 spectrographs for the ESO- VLT . VIMOS is a visible imaging spectrograph with outstanding multiplex capabilities, allowing to take spectra of more than 800 objects simultaneously (10 arcsec slits), or spectroscopy of all objects in a 1x1 arcmin2 area. NIRMOS is a near-infrared imaging spectrograph with a multiplex of 180 (10 arcsec slits), and allows spectroscopy of all objects in a 30x30 arcsec2 area. Together VIMOS and NIRMOS allow to get spectroscopy from 0.37 to 1.8 microns, with unsurpassed efficiency for large surveys.
VLT Imager and Spectrometer for mid Infra Red ( VISIR, ESO VLT )
ESO Libraries
Astronomy Librarians and Libraries Addresses
Alphabetical list of astronomy librarians and a few astrolibrary-related addresses.
Library and Informations Services in Astronomy II Conference
The aims of LISA-II, a proposed IAU Colloquium, are twofold: (1) to provide the opportunity for librarians of astronomical observatories and institutes to meet to discuss common problems, and ways of stimulating greater cooperation between libraries and their services; and (2) to raise discussion about, and to throw light on, the interface areas between astronomical libraries and the wide range of online and other astronomical computer-based services which are becoming ever more widespread.
LISA conferences ( LISA )
Links to past and future LISA (Library and Information Services in Astronomy) conferences and electronic proceedings.
ESO Photo Gallery - Astronomical Images
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (ESO)
Atacama Large Millimeter Array - ESO Web site ( ALMA )
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is the new name for the merger of the major millimeter array projects into one global project: the European Large Southern Array (LSA), the U.S. Millimeter Array (MMA), and possibly the Japanese Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array (LMSA). This will be the largest ground-based astronomy project of the next decade after VLT/VLTI, and, together with the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), one of the two major new facilities for world astronomy coming into operation by the end of the next decade.
Astrophysical Virtual Observatory ( AVO )
The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) Project is a Phase-A, three year study for the design and implementation of a virtual observatory for European astronomy.
A virtual observatory (VO) is a collection of interoperating data archives and software tools which utilize the internet to form a scientific research environment in which astronomical research programs can be conducted.
OverWhelmingly Large Telescope Project ( OWL )
A project of 100-m class optical and near-infrared telescope.  Building on the success of its 8-m Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the coming to maturity of controlled optical systems, ESO is undertaking the design of a giant, next generation optical and near-infrared telescope, dubbed OWL for the eponymous bird's keen night vision, and for OverWhelmingly Large. With a diameter of 100 meter, OWL will combine unrivalled light gathering power with the ability to resolve details down to a milli-arc second.
Very Large Telescope Interferometer ( VLTI, ESO )
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) consists in the coherent combination of the four VLT Unit Telescopes and of several moveable 1.8m Auxiliary Telescopes. Once fully operational, the VLTI will provide both a high sensitivity as well as milli-arcsec angular resolution provided by baselines of up to 200m length.
COMERON, Fernando ( ESO )
LISKE, Joe ( ESO )
Observational cosmology.
NAUMANN, Michael ( ESO )
DELMOTTE, Nausicaa ( ESO )
* Scientific Research in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Virtual Observatory * Information and Communication Science and Technology * Cross-Identification, Statistics, Pattern Recognition and Classification Problems, Data Mining * Imaging, Data Processing, Programming * Teaching
PADOVANI, Paolo ( ESO-Garching )
Estels ( Emili Capella's visual observations )
Emili Capella's amateur astronomical web with observations, deep sky sketches, light curves of variable stars and more. [In English and Catalan.]
Eugene Astronomical Society ( Oregon )
The Eugene Astronomical Society in Eugene, Oregon provides access to information about Astronomy, telescopes, meeting information, and members. Also available are links to Web formatted versions of it's newsletter, 'Io'
Euroscience was founded in 1997 in order to:
  1. Offer an open forum for scientists, industrialists and citizens interested in science and technology,
  2. Strengthen the links between European research and European society,
  3. Contribute to the creation of an integrated space for science and technology in Europe,
  4. Influence science and technology policies.
EUSO - Extreme Universe Space Observatory ( EUSO )
The "Extreme Universe Space Observatory - EUSO" is the first Space mission devoted to the investigation of cosmic rays and neutrinos of extreme energy (E > 5 x 10e19 eV), using the Earth's atmosphere as a giant detector, the detection being performed by looking at the streak of fluorescence light produced when such a particle interacts with the Earth's atmosphere.
EUSO is a mission of the European Space Agency ESA, and it is currently under "Phase A" study with a goal for a three year mission starting in 2009. EUSO will be accommodated, as an external payload of the Columbus module, on the ISS International Space Station.
European VLBI Network ( EVN )
The European VLBI network (EVN) home page includes general information on the EVN, including contact adresses around the network, Call for Proposals, the EVN PC page, EVN and global VLBI scheduling, VLBINFO account, EVN experiment feedback facility, Network monitoring reports and other technical documents, the EVN Newsletter archive and a description of the type of science that can be investigated with the EVN array.
EVN/JIVE Symposium No. 3 ( On-line Preprints )
The oral contributions presented at the 3rd EVN/JIVE symposium are available on-line (as compressed postcript files).
Extrasolar Planet Search ( Berkeley )
Geoff Marcy and Paul Butler site at San Francisco State University.
Eyes on the Skies - Robotic Solar Viewing Telescope
Internet-accessible robotic solar telescope.
Federation of Galaxy Explorers ( FOGE )
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is incorporated in the state of Maryland as a 501(c)3 non profit organization. The organization seeks to inspire and educate kids in space related science and engineering. The FOGE established a pilot program in conjunction with Rock Creek International School in Washington, DC, and Prince William County school district in Virginia. Our first training program for parent volunteers was supported by the NASA Globe program and was held in July 2002.
Fox Park Public Observatory ( FPPO )
The Fox Park Public Observatory is located in Potterville, Michigan.
Simple Radio Astronomy ( Amateur Radio astronomy without a dish! )
If you're looking to get into radio astronomy and you've looked at other backyard radio astronomy sites on the Net, coming to the conclusion that all you need a "spare 3m satellite dish and $20,000 of surplus electronics", then this site is for you!

This site is all about astronomers working together to develop and perform radio astronomy.

The Galileo Institute
The Galileo Institute, located at 1936 Arlington Boulevard, Charlottesville, Virginia and founded by Dr. Shiv S. Kumar in 2000, is an independent nonprofit institution for scientific research and education. The Institute's mission is to study the problems of the origin and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe by the scientific method. The problem of the origin and evolution of life in the universe is also studied at The Galileo Institute. The President of The Galileo Institute is Dr. Shiv S. Kumar. Dr. Kumar is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Virginia.
Astronomy Section, Rochester Academy of Scieces ( ASRAS )
Events schedule for the Astronomy Section, Images, links, and a list of current Supernovae.
Latest Supernovae ( Supernovae in NGC/IC Galaxies )
Current list of observable Supernovae in NGC and IC galaxies.
Global Network of Automatic Telescopes ( GNAT )
Home page of the Global Network of Automatic Telescopes including white papers, meeting announcements and other information.
The GNU plotutils package contains software for both programmers and technical users. Its centerpiece is libplot, a powerful C/C++ function library for exporting 2-D vector graphics in many file formats, both vector and raster. It can also do vector graphics animations.
Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association ( GRAAA )
Promoting astronomy in the West Michigan area. The GRAAA owns and operates the James C. Veen Observatory.
Grid Physics Network ( GriPhyN )
The GriPhyN (Grid Physics Network) collaboration is a team of experimental physicists and information technology (IT) researchers who plan to implement the first Petabyte-scale computational environments for data intensive science in the 21st century.
Hands On Universe ( HOU )
Hands-On Universe is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Hands-On Universe (HOU) has developed and piloted an educational program that enables high school students to request their own observations from professional observatories. HOU students download CCD images to their classroom computers and use HOU's powerful image processing software to visualize and analyze their data. HOU also provides comprehensive curriculum that integrates many of the topics and skills outlined in the national goals for science and math education into open- ended astronomical investigations. Over the next several years HOU will develop activities and tools for middle school students and informal education centers as well as implementing HOU in regional high school networks across the world, including Department of Defense Dependent Schools.
Hawaiian Astronomical Society ( HAS )
Hallo northern sky ( planetarium software program )
The program Hallo northern sky is a simple windows application which plots an electronic version of the night sky. It displays all stars to magnitude 8.0 (or 9.5) and about 10000 deep sky objects. It also shows the planets, Moon, Sun, the Jovian moons, phases of the Moon and inner planets, solar and lunar eclipses, rings and moons of Saturn and some minor planets and comets.The intention of the program is to familiarise you with the night sky and prepare yourself with a map for a night with your telescope. To help you with this, all deepsky objects are displayed in the correct size and orientation if available.
Hubble Space Telescope images and press releases ( News Center )
images, movies and animations from some of the observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). They are made available by the Office of Public Outreach of the Space Telescope Science Institute. See also: TIFFs & GIFs ( Levay), ExInEd (Macs-only)
International Association for Astronomical Studies ( IAAS )
The International Association for Astronomical Studies (IAAS) is a group of junior high & high school students from the Denver, Colorado Metro area. These students share a common interest in astronomy and want to share that interest with others.
International Astronomical Union ( IAU )
Announcements, Information bulletin and services of the International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union Astronomique Internationale, UAI).
IAU publications ( International Astronomical Union )
Proceedings of Past IAU Colloquia
International Astronomical Youth Camp ( IAYC )
The IAYC is organized every year in a different European country. The 70 participants are between 16 and 24 years old and come from over 20 different countries. They work for 3 weeks in 8 working groups on their own astronomy research projects.
International Earth Rotation Service ( IERS )
The mission of the International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) is to provide timely and accurate data on the Earth's rotation and to maintain the International Celestial Reference Frame and the International Terrestrial Reference Frame.
The IERS is an interdisciplinary service that maintains key connections between astronomy, geodesy and geophysics.
International Earth Rotation Service ( IERS )
INTErnational Real-time MAGnetic Observatory NETwork ( INTERMAGNET )
INTERMAGNET is an international consortium of agencies which oversees the operation of ground-based geomagnetic observatories and which promotes the dissemination of their data. [also in French]
Isle Of Man Astronomical Society ( IOMAS )
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics ( EAA )
The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Institute of Physics Publishing) is now available online. This indispensable reference includes 2,750 articles written by world renowned astronomers and astrophysicists. This web-based product features links to the primary literature, sophisticated search facilities, news stories, monthly updates and much more.
TIPTOP Jobs On-Line ( Dynamic job list for physicists )
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics ( JCAP )
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP) is an authoritative, peer-reviewed international journal created by the International School for Advanced Studies and Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP). JCAP's philosophy mirrors that of its successful sister journal, Journal of High Energy Physics. JCAP encompasses theoretical, observational and experimental areas as well as computation and simulation. The Journal covers the latest developments in the theory of all fundamental interactions and their cosmological implications (e.g. M-theory and cosmology, brane cosmology). JCAP's coverage also includes topics such as formation, dynamics and clustering of galaxies, pre-galactic star formation, X-ray astronomy, radio astronomy, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, intergalactic and interstellar matter.
Classical and Quantum Gravity
A journal of the Institute of Physics (IoP) for physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists working in the fields of gravitation and the theory of spacetime.
Journal of Optics A : Pure and Applied Optics
The journal covers all aspects of modern and classical optics: experimental and theoretical studies, applications and instrumentation. The journal is the result of the merger in 1999 of Journal of Optics (formerly Nouvelle Revue d'Optique) and Pure and Applied Optics.
Physics Jobs ( IoP )
Irish Astronomical Society ( IAS )
Oldest Astronomical Society in Ireland. Founded in Dublin in 1937.
Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO )
KLEt Observatory Near Earth and Other unusual objects observations Team and Telescope ( KLENOT )
The KLENOT project is a project of the KLEt' observatory Near earth and Other unusual objects observations Team (and Telescope), concentrating particularly on fainter objects, up to a limiting magnitude of m=22.0 V. All the observing time will belong to our team, this will allow us to make changes in the observing programme as necessary.

The KLENOT telescope was constructed using a 1.06-m primary mirror and a primary focus corrector to obtain a plane field of view 33 x 33 arcminutes. This telescope is equipped with a CCD camera Photometrics Series 300.

Los Angeles Astronomical Society ( LAAS )
The oldest astronomical society in southern California, founded in 1926. Over 350 members, and an active schedule of public and private observing and telescope making. Resources include a semi-portable 30-inch telescope, our own 2.5 acre dark sky observing site, and optical & machine shop facilities for telescope making.
RATNATUNGA, Kavan ( CMU & Sri Lanka )
HST Gravitational Lensing, MDS Galaxy Morphology, MLE of Galactic Stellar Kinematics, IASG Galaxy Model, In-situ K Giants in Outer Galactic Halo.
A free web space server especially for amateur astronomers and societies, hosted at National Astronomical Observatory, China.
LAMOST Sky Survey Project ( LAMOST )
LAMOST is a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope. Using active optics technique to control its reflecting corrector makes it a unique astronomical instrument in combining large aperture with wide field of view. The available large focal plane may accommodate up to 4000 fibers, by which the collected light of distant and faint celestial objects down to 20.5 magnitude is fed into the spectrographs, promising a very high spectrum acquiring rate of ten-thousands of spectra per night. The telescope will be located at the Xinglong Station of National Astronomical Observatories. The project’s budget is RMB 235 millions yuan, about 28.5 million USD.
Chenzhou CUI ( National Astronomical Observatory of China )
Project Manager of Chinese Virtual Observatory
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory ( LBT )
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is a collaboration between Arizona (25%), Italy (25%, represented by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence), Research Corporation (12.5%), the Ohio State University (12.5%), and Germany (25%, represented by the LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft).
The goal of the LBT project is to construct and exploit a binocular telescope consisting of two 8.4-meter mirrors on a common mount. This telescope will be equivalent in light-gathering power to a single 11.8-meter instrument. Because of its binocular arrangement, the telescope will have a resolving power (ultimate image sharpness) corresponding to a 23-meter telescope.
Lake County Astronomical Society ( LCAS )
Out of This World ( The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas )
An exhibition of rare star maps and atlases from the History of Science Collection of the Linda Hall Library.
The Face of the Moon: Gallileo to Apollo
An Exhibit of Rare Books and Maps from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library.
An online version of an exhibition catalog that was originally published in 1989. The catalog was written by William B. Ashworth, Jr and it won the First Place Award in the annual competition sponsored by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Copies of the printed catalog are still available.
Large Millimeter Telescope / Gran Telescopio Milimétrico ( LMT )
The Large Millimeter Telescope is a bi-national project sponsored by both U.S. and Mexican governments and institutions to build the largest single-dish millimeter-wavelength radio telescope ontop of the mountain Cerro La Negra near Puebla in Mexico. The telescope is currently under construction with a rough completion date near 2003.
Low Frequency Array ( LOFAR )
The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) is a radio telescope that will operate at the lowest frequencies that are accessible from earth. The current plan is that LOFAR will work in the range from 10-240 MHz. The telescope is being developed by ASTRON, based in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands), the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC (USA) and MIT Haystack Observatory (USA).
Louisville Astronomical Society ( LAS )
The Louisville Astronomical Society, is an organization of individuals interested in various facets of Astronomy, both in optical and radio wavelengths.
Malta Astronomical Society
La Main A la Pâte ( MAPmonde )
For primary school teachers but also for trainers, scientists and parents interested in the renewal of sciences teaching. It is made to support anyone who wishes to practice sciences in class, by gathering pedagogical resources and favouring exchanges between actors of sciences and technology teaching in the world. For the moment, this site is made as an experiment in 7 different countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada (Quebec), Colombia, Egypt, France and Morocco, but it soon should open to new countries and languages. [also in French, Portuguese and Spanish]
Mid-Atlantic Star Party ( MASP )
McMath-Hulbert Solar Observatory
Located about 40 miles North of Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Meta Research ( Alternative theories )
Scientifically viable challenges to mainstream paradigms: problems with the Big Bang, replacement cosmologies -- especially the Meta Model, Le Sage-type gravity models, the speed of gravity, the physical interpretations of relativity, replacement solar system origin models -- especially the fission model, the exploded planet hypothesis, the satellite model for comets-asteroids-meteoroids, Mars anomalies, tutorials, editorials, message board, quarterly bulletin, research notes, expeditions.
MeteorObs ( Global Forum for Meteor Observing and Meteor Science )
A Web site and email forum with nearly 600 professional and amateur subscribers world-wide, dedicated to all aspects of meteor observing and meteor astronomy.
Amateur astronomy in the U.K. ( by Michael Oates )
Dedicated to amateur astronomy in the U.K.
Manchester Astronomical Society ( MAS )
Founded in 1903 the MAS is one of the oldest astronomical societies in the UK. The Godlee observatory houses a Grubb 8" refractor and a 12" reflector, sited on the roof of UMIST.
Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy ( MIRA )
The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy is a non-profit astronomical observatory, founded in 1972 and dedicated to research and education in astronomy. Includes an Atlas of Low-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectra of Normal Stars.
Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy Project ( CARMA )
CARMA will merge two university-based millimeter arrays -- OVRO and BIMA -- to form a powerful astronomical tool for the new millennium. Timeline: 2001: Submit site permit application; 2002: Begin OVRO antenna conversion; 2004: Begin site construction, move OVRO antennas & Complete site, move/convert BIMA antennas; 2005: High site is fully operational.
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (2) ( MMTO )
Robotic Lunar Observatory ( ROLO )
The Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) is dedicated to studying one of the remaining unknowns of the Moon: what is its precise brightness? ROLO is currently part of the NASA Earth Observing Spacecraft Mission. The concept of the project is that the Moon will be observed repeatedly, and data gathered, so that we can predict the brightness of the Moon to better than two percent. Then, spacecraft orbiting the Earth can look at the Moon as part of a calibration sequence to get an absolute brightness reference.
Mountain Skies Astronomical Society ( MSAS )
A non-profit educational science center, with a lender library of resources. Several membership catagories including special classroom memberships.
Naperville Astronomical Association ( NAA )
Amateur astronomy club for southwest Chicagoland (IL, USA).
Monthly public meetings; observatory hosts public observing evenings June - Sept.; observing sessions and other activities for members.
The North Devon Astronomical Society ( NDAS, UK )
Northeast Florida Astronomical Society ( NEFAS )
Located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Northeast Kansas Amateur Atronomers' League ( NEKAAL )
NEKAAL is a non-profit astronomy group engaged in public awareness of astronomical topics. Farpoint Observatory is owned and operated by NEKAAL and is the home of FAST ( Farpoint's asteroid search team) MPC code #734.
NETLIB Software
Netlib is a collection of mathematical software, papers, and databases.
Parallel Virtual Machine ( PVM )
PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a software system that enables a collection of heterogeneous computers to be used as a coherent and flexible concurrent computational resource. The individual computers may be shared- or local-memory multiprocessors, vector supercomputers, specialized graphics engines, or scalar workstations, that may be interconnected by a variety of networks, such as ethernet, FDDI, etc. PVM support software executes on each machine in a user-configurable pool, and presents a unified, general, and powerful computational environment of concurrent applications. User programs written in C or Fortran are provided access to PVM through the use of calls to PVM library routines for functions such as process initiation, message transmission and reception, and synchronization via barriers or rendezvous. Users may optionally control the execution location of specific application components. The PVM system transparently handles message routing, data conversion for incompatible architectures, and other tasks that are necessary for operation in a heterogeneous, network environment.
NGC/IC Project
The NGC/IC Project is an attempt to correctly identify all of the original NGC and IC objects, starting with the original discoverer 's notes and working forward in time to encompass the work of contemporary astronomers, both professional and amateur, such that the identity of each of the NGC and IC objects is known with as much certainty as we can reasonably bring to it from the existing historical record. Contains a lot of historical NGC/IC data, including the original NGC and IC's. Also contains an on-line NGC/IC public access database as well as an NGC/IC observing list generator.
New Jersey Astronomical Association ( NJAA )
"The Paul H. Robinson Observatory" and the "Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Astronomical Center" stands on eighteen acres at an elevation of almost nine hundred feet in Voorhees State Park
Nobel prize
North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club ( NSAAC )
NSAAC is an Astronomy club of the North Shore in Massachusetts,USA
CLOUDY - Photoionization Simulation code ( CLOUDY )
Cloudy is a large-scale Fortran code designed to simulate physical conditions in a broad range of astronomical plasmas, and predict its resulting spectrum. The Cloudy homepage provides pointers to the code and its documentation, along with related publications and activities.
Observatorio ARVAL ( Venezuela )
ARVAL's site is dedicated to propagating astronomical information.
All of it is bilingual (Spanish - English), except for the 'Astronomía Caraqueña' section, which contains local astronomical information centered around Caracas, Venezuela.
Orange County Astronomers ( OCA )
Orange County Astronomers is anastronomy group for Orange County California. Operates Anza Observatory near Palomar Mtn. 12 page journal monthly, Sirius Astronomer. Sponsors AstroImage.
Optics Express
International electronic journal of optics, launched in July 1997. Reports new developments in optical science and technology on a biweekly basis. Published by Optical Society of America (OSA).
Oil Region Astronomical Society ( ORAS )
Northwest Pennsylvania
Perkins Observatory
Public Observatory located in Deleware, Ohio, USA. Offers public programs almost every weekend. Owned and operated by the Ohio Wesleyan University.
PhysicsWeb ( The web site for physicists )
PhysicsWeb provides weekly news, patent news, webwatch, book reviews, jobs, events calendar, Physics World magazine and an extensive collection of physics related resources.
Planetary Society
In 1980, Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray founded The Planetary Society to promote the exploration of our solar system (and others) and the search for extraterrestrial life. In its first year, the Society became the fastest growing nonprofit membership organization of the decade. We now number over 100,000 members around the world--the largest nongovernmental space organization on Earth.
Portuguese Portal of Astronomy
Portal do Astrónomo. [in Portuguese]
Prairie Astronomy Club of Lincoln, Nebraska ( PAC )
The Prairie Astronomy Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to education of the public about the science of astronomy, as well a furthering the science through the activities of the club members.
Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society ( CUAS )
The Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society is devoted to the promotion of astronomy and enjoyment of the night skys.
Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton ( AAAP )
Home Page for the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Princeton (New Jersey). Includes information about club activities, program schedule, and special events.
Parallel Tools Consortium ( Ptools )
The purpose of the Ptools WWW pages is to provide information about the Ptools software consortium to the community. The on-line pages include up-to-date general information about the consortium, consortium project descriptions, meeting announcements and minutes, the email reflector archive, the by-laws, and pointers to other WWW resources.
Riverside Astronomical Society ( RAS )
Bringing the joys of astronomy to the public in Southern California. Guest speakers, star parties, amateur telescope making, education and community outreach.
International Fellowship of Rotarian Amateur Astronomers ( IFRAA )
The Rotary International Fellowship of Rotarian Amateur Astronomers (IFRAA) is for Rotarian members to enjoy fellowship and share information about astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration. In the future, the fellowship plans sponsor meetings at Rotary conventions, and special projects of interest to members.
Saguaro Astronomy Club ( SAC )
The Saguaro Astronomy Club promotes fellowship and the exchange of information among its members and regularly conducts and supports public programs on astronomy.
The SAC Deep Sky Database contains information on over 10,000 star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae of all types. The SAC Double Star Database contains information on over 10,000 multiple star systems.
San Antonio Astronomical Association ( SAAA )
Since its founding in 1974, the San Antonio Astronomical Association of San Antonio, Texas, has become one of the largest non-profit amateur astronomical organizations in the United States. Our 250+ members come from every walk of life, from elementary school students, to retirees, to teachers, to professional astronomers. For nearly a quarter century the SAAA has provided free educational programs for its members and the public.
Standard Objects For Astronomy