There are literally thousands of astronomy pages on the World Wide Web, but we have attemped to collect a sampling of pages that either caught our eye or have excellent educational value (sometimes both). If you have a list of favorite sites, let us know: astro@ncats.
Abram's provides a short paragraph detailing astronomical happenings for each and every day of the current month. (An archive is also available.)
This page's simple design and layout is deceiving. By filling in one little form with the name of an image, you automatically search the largest archives of astronomical images available on the internet. A very impressive site!
The largest general astronomy society in the world has a excellent page with information on Mercury magazine and how to obtain their phenomonal catalog.
A fine companion to an already phenomenal magazine, although we would like to have seen more information that is available only in the on-line edition. Check out the 'Current Sky Events' section for objects worth viewing tonight.
The Astrophysical Journal is a source for papers written by professionals. Many of the articles are on the cutting edge of their field and although they may be a bit technical, the articles are a good representation of the work that astronomers put into their career.
This page provides access to all of the pictures taken by the Clementine satellite during its recent trip to the moon. Starts with a full shot of the moon which you click to obtain closer pictures.
The official source for information about Comet Hale-Bopp with contributions by Hale and Bopp themselves.
This is a can't miss site! Includes RealAudio and text transcripts of the very popular radio show that can be heard on over 550 radio stations around the world.
The official site for NASA has an amazing amount of downloadable material and links to their programs, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Lots of reports, star maps, and fascinating lore pertaining to the Native Americans and their stellar history.
The award-winning PBS science show has lesson plans and classrooms activities for topics ranging from the Sun to gravity to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Includes daily updated pictures of solar activity, real-time solar wind data and a gopher server containing research data and papers.
SEDS is the leading organization run by students for students dealing with
space and astronomy. Information is available for high schools to become chapter
members of SEDS and take part in the national space process.