Astronomy Links

NEWS - October 11, 2000 - submitted by Eve Katuna

Cassini "First-Look" Images of Jupiter

This image of Jupiter was taken by the Cassini Imaging Science narrow angle camera through the blue filter (centered at 445 nanometers) on October 1, 2000, 15:26 UTC at a distance of 84.1 million km from Jupiter. The smallest features that can be seen are 500 kilometers across.

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NEW - July 21, 1999 - Inspired by Eve Katuna

See the complete colorful history of NASA's mission to explore our solar system and beyond on this new page of links to the planets and the probes

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Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use based on astronomy and written by the Space Telescope Science Institute which operates the Hubble telescope. is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use based on astronomy and written by the Space Telescope Science Institute which operates the Hubble telescope.

PS - They are looking for a middle school or high school classroom teacher to serve as an intern. You must have five years teaching and experience in Internet use, curriculum development and giving workshops. Hurry, the deadline is March 19.

Submitted by Eve Katuna 10/22/98 revised 5/24/2000

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Hubble Heritage Project

Hubble Space Telescope Public Pictures


Hubble Heritage Project - A new gallery of Hubble Space Telescope which includes images not previously released. The best part is that a new image will be added on the first Thursday of each month.

Hubble Space Telescope Public Pictures - The complete archive of all space telescope images that have been released to the public organized by year and subject matter.

Submitted by Eve Katuna 6/3/98


The Telescopes in Education (TIE) program brings the opportunity to use a remotely controlled telescope and charge-coupled device (CCD) camera in a real-time, hands-on, interactive environment to students around the world.


A learning center for young astronomers

Designed for elementary students, this site offers two levels. Just the thing to get our youngest astronomers off to a good start enjoying the wonders of the sky.

Submitted by Eve Katuna 5/14/98

Views of the Solar System

by Calvin J. Hamilton

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.

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Start out each day with a dynamite picture from the Hubble, Galileo, the Keck and even once a CAN DO Shot of Comet Halley (Now you know they have good taste). Each days image comes with notes written by top astronomers.

Submitted by Eve Katuna 4/21/98

Ever wonder how the Earth would look from the Moon today at 2:30 PM or how Jupiter would look if you were standing on IO on your birthday ? This nifty simulator program will let you see that or any other combination you can imagine. And it's very easy to use. YOU GOTTA TRY THIS ONE !!!


or, The Earth as a Peppercorn

This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth.


Mars Image Library - (Malin Space Science Systems)

Complete Martian and Mars Missions Links

Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Introductory Eclipse Tutorial 

Sun Pictures

Astronomy Cafe - "The web site for the astronomically disadvantaged"

SkyView - Virtual Telescope

Lunar Phases

Calculate Your Weight on Other Worlds

Build a Scale Model of the Solar System

The Venus Hypermap

Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter

see also The CAN DO Project's Trip to Australia to Watch Shoemaker Levy 9

Europa Clickable Maps

Pluto Information

Sunspots and the Solar Cycle

Solar Data Analysis Center

Solar Eclipse Paths  1997 -2005

Stars (and Star of the Week)

Black Holes (FAQ)

Planetary (FAQ)

StarLab Portable Planetariums

Abrams Planetarium - Sky Calendar

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans

Planetarium Guide - World Wide

Astronomical Society of the Pacific (Great Books & Prints)

Magazines (with current sky maps and events)

Astronomy Magazine

Sky & Telescope Magazine

Astronomy Now - the UK's  monthly astronomy magazine

The Astronomer (UK)

Scientific American


Arecibo Radio Observatory

European Southern Observatory

Keck Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Lick Observatory

Lowell Observatory

Mauna Kea Observatories

McDonald Observatory

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Very Large Array)

Palomar Observatory

Yerkes Observatory

Shortcuts to Other Links

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Links checked 2/24/2000