Astronomy Links

Computer Tools Constellations and Stars Earth Events General and Other Links Images Local
Moon Planets Road Trips Space The Sun Videos

Earth-Related

All About Light Pollution

Almanac from Sky and Telescope: sunrise, sunset, planets, moonrise, moonset, etc.

Cosmic Journeys: What an Astronaut's Camera Sees

Converting Addresses to/from Latitude and Longitude

Crew Earth Observations Videos

Day and Night World Clock

Earth View: real view including map view, view from Sun, view from Moon, night side

Elevation of Any Place: enter an address; also includes latitude and longitude

Flying Over Planet Earth (APOD video)

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

GMT: World Time

How Big Are Solar Prominences? (comparison to Earth: YouTube)

Latitude and Longitude Finder

Latitude and Longitude Lookup

Lightning Captured at 7,207 Images per Second (APOD video)

Jumping Sundogs Over Thunderclouds (APOD video)

NASA Visible Earth

Time Ticker: all of the countries in their time zones

View of Earth from Mars

World Time Zone

World Time Zones: a map and explanation


Astronomy: Our Moon

**Current Moon Phase** (use this for the Moon Log assignment if it's cloudy)

Eclipse Calculator for Albany, NY

Eclipse Schedule

Google Moon: pictures of the moon

How Far Away is the Moon? (YouTube)

Lunar Eclipse Preview: 2011-2030

Lunar Eclipse Schedule

Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera: camera on the Moon

The Moon

Moon Giant

Moonlight Madness: phases of the Moon quiz

Moon Phase Calendar

Moon Phases

Moon Phases: Stardate: phases by month and with an explanation of phases of the Moon

Moon Phases (YouTube)

Moon Phase Images

Moonrise and Moonset Times (for Albany, but it can be changed)

Moon's Far Side: first NASA video of Moon's far side (scroll down to see video)

Moon Zoo

Mr. Eclipse.com

Narrated Tour of the Moon (YouTube)

Phases of the Moon (YouTube)

Phases of the Moon: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

Ranger Photography of the Moon

What Causes an Eclipse of the Moon?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)


Astronomy: Planets

The Planets: music by Gustav Holst

Bill Nye Demonstrates Distance Between Planets (YouTube)

Build a Solar System

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan

*NASA: Compare the Planets: select two planets to compare

Dwarf Planets

Explore Mars

Galileo and Jupiter's Moons

How Much Would You Weigh on Another Planet?

How Old Would You Be on Another Planet?

Jupiter Map: Jupiter rotating (YouTube)

Mars Exploration Program

Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Mars Meteorites

*NASA Solar System Exploration: planets, asteroids, comets, meteroids, moons, the Sun, etc.

*The Nine Planets

*The Nine (Eight) Planets

Our Solar System: Moons

The Outer Planets

Planetary Fact Sheets

A Planetary Guide to Outer Space

Planet Size Compared to Sun

Planet Size Compared to Sun

*Planets' Obliquity and Tilt

*Planetary Statistics

Saturn Video Created from Voyager and Cassini Spacecraft Images

Solar System Live

The Solar System to Scale

Solar System Scale Models throughout the world

Space Facts

Two New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter

Venus Transit Music Video (APOD)

Views of the Solar System

*Welcome to the Planets and Planet Profiles

Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Anymore?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

Your Weight on Other Worlds


Astronomy: The Sun

Asteroids Slam into the Sun (YouTube)

Auroras in Norway

Comet and CME on the Sun (APOD)

Comet Hitting Sun and Solar Flare (YouTube)

Comet Hitting Sun and Solar Flare

Eclipse Calculator for Albany, NY

Extreme Solar Eruption Caught on Camera

Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses: NASA (or for ever looking at the Sun)

How Big Are Solar Prominences? (comparison to Earth: YouTube)

Helioviewer: viewing the Sun

Making a Horizontal Sundial and Horizontal Sundial Shadow Angle Calculator

NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer

Orange Sun Oozing (APOD)

SOHO: Our Star the Sun

SOHO: Pick of the Week: Comet into the Sun

Solar Eclipse: Live Videos and Stories About Eclipses

Solar Eclipse Schedule

Solar Flare Video and Cool Sun Picture (NASA)

Solar Flare Video and Pictures (from NASA)

Solar Flare Video (YouTube)

Solar Flares Video (YouTube)

SolarHam.com

Solar Images

Space Facts

Space Weather Center

Spectacular Sun Spitfire Video (from NASA)

Stanford Solar Center

The Sun in Different Colors

Sun's Magnetic Field, Prominences, and Solar Wind

Sunspots

Why Are Solar Eclipses Only Visible in Some Places? (YouTube)

YPOP: Yohkoh Public Outreach Project: movies of the Sun


Astronomy: Constellations and Stars

Bright and Named Stars

The Constellations

The Constellations

The Constellations PowerPoints (for the song)

Constellations Song (mine, recorded by my 2016-2017 class)

The Constellations and Their Stars

Dome of the Sky: Constellation List

Constellations and Major Stars Flashcards (limited)

The Evening Sky Map

Introduction to the Constellations

Learn the Constellations

*Life Cycle of a Star

Life Cycle of a Star: Scratch Project (web clip)

The Life Cycle of Stars (YouTube)

Life Cycle of Stars (picture)

Micrometeorites: Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen

Navigating with the Big Dipper

*Pictures in the Sky: The Constellations (Sea and Sky)

A Short Guide to Star-Hopping

SkyMaps.com: The Evening Map

Space Facts

Stargazing: A Handbook for Night Sky Tour Guides

Stargazing: Touring the Night Sky

Starry Night Sky Chart (interactive)

Star Sizes (picture comparison)

Stellar Parallax (YouTube)

Well-Known Stars and Constellations


Astronomy: Space

360-Degree Panorama of the Milky Way

50th Anniversary: John Glenn's Earth Orbit Photos

Asteroids of the Solar System

Astronaut Information and Biographies

Celestia: free space simulation

The Comet's Tale

Crew Earth Observations Videos

Galaxy Zoo: Hubble: classify galaxies

Google Sky

Google Space

How Big is the Universe … Compared with a Grain of Sand? (video)

How Can We See a Black Hole?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

Hubble Telescope Site

Hunt for Micrometeorites In Your Own Yard

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel: A Tediously Accurate Map of the Solar System

Kepler Exoplanet Transit Hunt

The Messier Catalog

Meteor Showers Online

NASA Eyes: photos of objects in space

Missions: NASA Solar System Exploration

One Minute Astronomer

Photos from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 Probes

Phototropic Sky Survey: interactive

Raw Mission Imagery from NASA

The Scale of the Universe

Scientists Discover Mysterious Colossal ‘Soap Bubbles’ In the Middle of Our Galaxy

Sea and Sky

Stellarium (planetarium you can download): phenomenal: shows what the sky is like now including constellations, and you can advance to the sky in the future, zoom in on planets, etc.

We Are Very Small (YouTube)


Astronomy: General and Other Links

Amazing Space

Ask an Astronomer for Kids

Astronomical Pronunciations

Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for Kids (different site)

Astro-Dictionary

Astrophotography Guide

Astro-Tom.com: amateur astronomy

Big Kid Science: includes books for kids and activities for older students

Cool Cosmos

Cosmic Journeys: What an Astronaut's Camera Sees

Discovery Channel: Space

Educational Guide to the Solar System: general information on topics with several good links

ESA: European Space Agency

ESO: European Southern Observatory

Foucault Pendulum (YouTube)

Go Astronomy: Amateur Astronomy Guide

A Guide to Outer Space Surveillance

Human Space Flight: NASA

Kids Astronomy

Light Pollution Map

Kids: NASA's The Space Place

A Little Astronomy Video

NASA

NASA Human Space Flight

NASA Kids

NASA Kids' Club

NASA Science

NASA's Space Place

NASA for Students

Night Sky Network

One Minute Astronomer

The Planetary Society

PlanetQuest: Exoplanet Exploration

Planets for Kids: Solar System Facts and Astronomy

Science and Art Gallery: Astronomy Pictures

Science on a Sphere: traveling exhibit

Solar System for Kids

Space.com: Space and NASA News

Spaceflight Now: online space news

Space Facts

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

Star Gazing: Keeping Your Star Journal

Starry Night Free Resources

Surfing the Solar System: A Treasure Hunt Game and Puzzle

Universe Today: Space and Astronomy News

What Is It? Learn About Infared

Windows to the Universe


Astronomy: Events

Almanac from Sky and Telescope: sunrise, sunset, planets, moonrise, moonset, etc.

Astro Bob: Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard

*Astronomy Calendar (Sea and Sky): for special events during the year

Clear Sky Charts (click on one to see how good the sky is for observing at that location)

Eclipse Calculator for Albany, NY

Eclipse WebSite: NASA

Go Astronomy: Amateur Astronomy Guide: including events

Heavens Above (enter your location for events)

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: when it can be seen

Lunar Eclipse Preview: 2011-2030

Lunar Eclipse Schedule

Monthly Sky Watch

News and Events: NASA

Space Calendar (NASA)

Satellite Flybys from SpaceWeather.com: to see when satellites and other things fly by

The Sky This Month: Astronomy Magazine

The Sky This Month: One Minute Astronomer

Solar Eclipse Schedule

SpaceWeather.com

*Stargazing Information: Star Date: lots of info about many things to observe

Star Party Schedule for AAAA

Sunrise and Sunset Times in Albany

This Week's Sky at a Glance

Tonight's Sky: objects in view

Yahoo Calendar for Local Events


Astronomy: Local

Albany Area Amateur Astronomers (AAAA)

AAAA Yahoo Group

Children's Museum of Science and Technology

Clear Sky Charts (click Find a Chart to see how good the conditions are for observing at a particular location at a certain time)

  • Clear Sky Charts all charts within 60 miles of RPI

  • Dudley Observatory, Helderberg Site Clear Sky Chart

  • George Landis Arboretum Clear Sky Chart

  • Grafton Park Clear Sky Chart

  • Hirsch Observatory Clear Sky Chart, RPI

    Dudley Observatory, Schenectady

    Dudley Observatory and Albany Area Amateur Astronomers on Night Sky Network

    Henry Hudson Planetarium at the Visitor's Center in Albany

    Hirsch Observatory: observatory at RPI with public observing hours on Saturdays (free)

    Rensselaer Astrophysical Society

    Schenectady Planetarium

    Stargazing: Touring the Night Sky

    Star Party Schedule for AAAA

    Sunrise and Sunset Times in Albany

    Union College Observatory: Open Houses

    Up Yonda Farm: Starlab (Portable Planetarium)


    Astronomy: Road Trips (from Albany)

    Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science

    Hayden Planetarium, NYC

    Hopkins Observatory and Milham Planetarium, Williamstown, MA

    The Maine Solar System Model

    Montshire Museum Trails: Planet Walk, Norwich, VT

    A Walk Through the Solar System: Planet Walks around the country

    Rittenhouse Astronomical Society, Philadelphia

    Sagan Planet Walk and Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

    Solar System Scale Models throughout the world

    SUNY Oneonta College Planetarium

    SUNY Oneonta Observatory: home of the 1 meter scope (largest scope in NY)

    Rochester Astronomy Club


    Astronomy: Images

    50th Anniversary: John Glenn's Earth Orbit Photos

    Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Astrophotography Images

    Best of the Hubble Telescope

    European Southern Observatory

    From Earth to the Solar System: Images

    The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

    Hubble Telescope Site

    Hubble Telescope Gallery

    Image of the Day

    NASA Eyes: photos of objects in space

    NASA Visible Earth

    Photos from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 Probes

    Photojournal Image Gallery

    Raw Mission Imagery from NASA

    Star Sizes (pictures)

    Stellar Scenes: Celestial Photo Album

    Terrestial Impact Craters

    Views of the Solar System


    Astronomy: Videos

    Asteroids Slam into the Sun (YouTube)

    Auroras in Norway

    Bill Nye Demonstrates Distance Between Planets (YouTube)

    Comet and CME on the Sun (APOD)

    Comet Hitting Sun and Solar Flare (YouTube)

    Comet Hitting Sun and Solar Flare

    Crew Earth Observations Videos

    Eclipse Video: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    Flying Over Planet Earth (APOD)

    Foucault Pendulum (YouTube)

    Galileo and Jupiter's Moon (YouTube)

    How Big Are Solar Prominences? (comparison to Earth: YouTube)

    How Big is the Universe … Compared with a Grain of Sand? (video)

    How Can We See a Black Hole?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    How Far Away is the Moon? (YouTube)

    International Space Station Tour 2012 (YouTube)

    Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer (PBS TV show)

    Jumping Sundogs Over Thunderclouds (APOD video)

    Jupiter Map: Jupiter rotating (YouTube)

    Kids Know It Network: Free Astronomy Movies

    The Life Cycle of Stars (YouTube)

    Lightning Captured at 7,207 Images per Second (APOD)

    A Little Astronomy Video

    Moon's Far Side: first NASA video of Moon's far side (scroll down to see video)

    Moon Phases (YouTube)

    Narrated Tour of the Moon (YouTube)

    NASA: Multimedia Video Gallery

    Orange Sun Oozing (APOD)

    PBS Videos: Astronomy

    Phases of the Moon (YouTube)

    Phases of the Moon: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    Saturn Video Created from Voyager and Cassini Spacecraft Images

    SLOOH Space Camera

    Solar Eclipse: Live Videos and Stories About Eclipses

    Solar Flare Video and Cool Sun Picture (NASA)

    Solar Flare Video and Pictures (from NASA)

    Solar Flare Video (YouTube)

    Solar Flares Video (YouTube)

    Solar System for Kids (several videos)

    Space Videos

    Spectacular Sun Spitfire Video (from NASA)

    Stellar Parallax (YouTube)

    Tour of the ISS (YouTube)

    Venus Transit Music Video (APOD)

    We Are Very Small (YouTube)

    What Causes an Eclipse of the Moon?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    Why Are Solar Eclipses Only Visible in Some Places?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Anymore?: Ask an Astronomer (YouTube)

    YPOP: Yohkoh Public Outreach Project: movies of the Sun


    Computer Tools: Astronomy For Your Computer

    Celestia: free space simulation

    Google Sky

    Helioviewer: viewing the Sun

    Phototropic Sky Survey: interactive

    Solar System Live

    Stellarium (planetarium you can download) phenomenal: shows what the sky is like now including constellations, and you can advance to the sky in the future, zoom in on planets, etc.

    Universe Sandbox: playing with the universe

    Views of the Sky #2



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