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Astronomy

A range of high-quality resources for Physics and Astronomy are available on the web. Click here for Physics subject specific resources.

Study guides/aids

Observational astronomy

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: A different astronomy image or photograph each day, accompanied by a short explanation written by a professional astronomer. Index, archive and search function available.
  • Heavens Above: Website with satellite and astronomy data, including an interactive sky chart.
  • Hubble Site: Official site of the Hubble Telescope, provides news and data.
  • Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas: Digital archive of the images contained in Bowker and Hughes, Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon(1971). 
  • The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST): NASA funded projects which brings together datasets in the fields of optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.
  • European Space Agency: The European Space Agency website. Includes much audiovisual material and ESA publications.
  • NASA: The official website of the National Aeronautics Space Administration. Regular news and data. A number of e-booksare freely available covering lots of fields connected to the work of the ISS space station.
  • Sky and Telescope: Wide range of astronomy resources, including an interactive sky chart which covers any date from 1600-2400 (this feature requires free registration and JAVA).
  • The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS): Provides three-dimensional maps of the universe, with multi-colour images of one third of the sky, and spectra for more than three million astronomical objects.
  • Spaceweather.com: Site concentrating on solar activities and its interaction with Earth.

Cosmology

International and national agencies/governmental departments

  • CDS: The astronomical data centre at Strasbourg; hosts the SIMBAD astronomical database.
  • European Space Agency: The European Space Agency website. Includes much audiovisual material and ESA publications.
  • NASA: The official website of the National Aeronautics Space Administration. Regular news and data. A number of e-booksare freely available covering lots of fields connected to the work of the ISS space station.

Information portals

Observatories & museums

Professional organisations

United Kingdom

International

 

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