|We would like to thank the personnel of the Rare Books and Special Collection Room at the Library of University of Illinois for all their help and cooperation, and the members of Champaing-Urbana Astronomical Society for their support. We would also like to thank Yana (sister of Genna and Anton)for help with the artwork.
All HTML and Java Script code is written by Team C003715. All animations and digital art were created by Team C003715. The animated gifs were created using WebPainter. The 3D animations and pictures were created using Strata 3D freeware (http://www.3d.com). The lunar eclipse animaton was created using the base photoes from http://www.spirit.com.au/~minnah/2000/Eclipse2000.html , credit: Calwell Lunar Observatory, Canberra, Australia. All the constellation pictures were created using Red Shift software.
The Astrophotography photos were made by Team C003715. The crater, telescope computers, and the digital camcorder photoes are a courtesy of Jeff Bryant (CUAS).
All Deep Space and planetary photoes are from NASA photo collection. The asteroid animations are created by team C003715 and based on photoes from NASA. The comet LINEAR animation was taken from NASA press release. (All NASA pictures are public domain)
The biography portraits and historical pictures came from different Russian sourses (public domain).
We got the information for our website from the following sources:
Astronomy of the Ancients, edited by K. Brecher and M. Feirtag, Cambridge, MA, and London England: MIT Press, 1980.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy, M. Hoskin, Campridge, U.K.: Cambridge Universaty Press, 1997.
Constellation Guidebook, Antonin Rukil, New York,US: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc,1998.
Foundations of Astronomy, T.P. Nerney, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Inc.,1984.
The Cosmic Mind-boggling Book, N. McAleer, New York: Warner Books, 1978.
Constellation Guidebook, A. Rukl, New York: Sterling Publishing Co, Inc,1998. Constellations for Every Kid, J VanCleave, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Chto i Kak Nabluydat Na Nebe, V.P. Cesevich, Moscow, Russia: Nauka, 1979.
Physika i Astronomia,edited by A.A. Pinscogo V.G. Rasumovskogo, Moscow, Russia: Prosveshenie, 1993.
Nauka i Zhizn, 1999-2000.
Enciclopedia Kirilla i Methodia, CD-ROM, 1997.