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Science - Astronomy & Astrophysics
Updated 14 January 2009

Absolute Astronomy
An online almanac of astronomy.

Alien Earths
An exploration of exoplanets, from the Space Science Institute.

Alien Earths – National Traveling Exhibition
A traveling exoplanet exhibition sponsored by the National Science Foundation and NASA.

Amazing Space
A Space Telescope Science Institute educational project centered around the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Ask the Space Scientist
NASA’s answers to frequently asked questions about astronomy and space science.

Astronomy Now Online
An online version of the UK’s leading astronomy magazine.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
A new astronomy photograph every day from the Astrophysics Science Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Astrophysics Science Division
A division of NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Atmospheric Optics

Bad Astronomy Blog
Discover Magazine’s web log exposing misconceptions about astronomy and related phenomena.

California & Carnegie Exoplanet Search
A slightly dated website on extrasolar planet search.

A three-dimensional simulation of space exploration.

Celestial Matters
Exploring the interaction of art, software and space science.

Current Night Sky
A celestial almanac from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Digital Lunar Orbiter Atlas of the Moon
An atlas of the moon based on the surveys of the digital lunar orbiter, from the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Down-to-Earth Astronomy
A website of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Earth & Sky

European Space Agency
The ESA’s space science portal.

A University of California website on the search for extrasolar planets.

Faulkes Telescope Project
The Las Cumbres Observatory’s Global Telescope Network.

4Frontiers Corporation
Website for an emerging space commerce company focused on the settlement of Mars.

From Stargazers to Starships
A self-contained independent study course in Astronomy.

Galactic Surf – The Portal to the Stars
An astronomical and space science directory last updated in November 2005.

Galaxy Zoo

Google Moon
A collection of maps and charts of the lunar surface and landing site images of the Apollo missions to the moon.

Great World Wide Star Count
The Great World Wide Star Count is a participatory website, a Windows to the Universe Citizen Science Event, and will conduct its second annual star count in October 2008.

Historical Astrophysical Scans
Scanned images of the text of more than 50 historical astronomy and astrophysics serial publications from observatories and societies worldwide.

Historical Celestial Atlases on the Web

History of Astronomy – Maps & Atlases

Hubble Site
The official website of the Hubble Space Telescope from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics
An institute of the Los Alamos National Laboratory concentrating upon space science, astrophysics, oceanic & atmospheric science.

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration.

NASA Photojournal
A very extensive journal of images from the solar system and beyond, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Science
NASA’s Science Mision Directorate.

Nasa Sun-Earth Connection Media Viewer
Live Solar and Earth images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Sun-Earth Viewer
Live solar images from NASA’s Sun-Earth Connection Viewer.

NOAA-NWS Space Weather Prediction Center
The National Weather Service site for prediction of space weather.

The Planetary Society
The world’s largest space-interest group, "dedicated to inspiring the public with the adventure and mystery of space exploration."

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories website for exoplanetary exploration.

Sky & Telescope
Website for Sky & Telescope, a leading astronomical magazine.

Sky Shows
Hundreds of images of a wide range of astronomical objects and events.

Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
Website for the solar-observing SOHO satellite, a joint venture of NASA and the European Space Agency.

The space science website of the Imaginova network.

Space Frontier Foundation
"Dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement."

Space Science Institute
Website of SSI, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation for scientific research and education programs in astrophysics, space science and allied fields.

Space Review
An online publication featuring articles, commentary, and reviews concerning space exploration, science and technology.

News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids


Starry Skies Network

Star Witness News
Astronomical news from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

A free open source planetarium for your computer.

Windows to the Universe
A project of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research of the University of Michigan.

World Wide Telescope
A software "environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe" from Microsoft Research.