O'Neill Nebraska

Director - Mark Urwiller

Staff: Leon Thompson, Jiya Chaudhari, Austin Walrab



If You Have Suggestions For Additional Links To Sites Totally Dedicated To Astronomy , Please E-mail Us!

We're Always Looking For New Links!

Please Note:  Suggested Sites Must Be To Sites

Totally Dedicated To Astronomy.


If You're Looking For Astronomy Links, This Is The Right Place!


Would You Like To Join An Area Astronomy Club?

Check Out The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers
(Click This Title)

Consider attending a Star Party!

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You Can Shut Off/Pause The Sound

So It Does Not Interfere With The Video Sound. 

Astronomy For Kids and Beginners 

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/  Another website for Children

http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html  Another website for kids

What Are The Chances Of Seeing
An Auroral Display Tonight? Check It Out!

NOAA Spaceweather Prediction Center


The Interplanetary Magnetic Field


University of Alaska - Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute

Solar Terestrial Dispatch Homepage



How About A Site Which Allows You To Find Several Satellites From Your Location?

This Should Get You Off Your Seat Most Any Night!

Astronomical Magazines, Books Etc

  Astronomy Magazine

Sky Publishing Corporation (Sky and Telescope Magazine and a wealth of other materials!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/space_time/astronomy/   A Daily Astronomy Update

http://www.astronomynow.com/   A British Astronomy Magazine

http://www.astronomycafe.net/   The Astronomy Café











https://hdr-astrophotography.com/?fbclid=IwAR1XhycxJAKDlH4-o8YX0vFzpIrYcoc6FUuZTkPvv54rK-Sy1yqkHT40JTI  HDR Astrophotography

http://www.astronomie.be/registax/index.html  Freeware Stacking Software For Digital Astrophotography

https://www.prodigitalsoftware.com/AstroFlatProSpecialOffer.html If you have PhotoShop and process your own photos.

https://www.cloudynights.com/articles/cat/articles/darv-drift-alignment-by-robert-vice-r2760  Here's a way to polar align your mount for astrophotography.

Telescopes and Associated Equipment

Telescope Guide - Best Telescope Reviews, Advice, and More

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basics/12511616.html   Advice on your 1st telescope

http://science.howstuffworks.com/telescope.htm  Information on telescopes

The New Coulter Optical Company (Telescopes)

Tele Vue (Telescopes)

http://www.astromart.com/   Astronomy Classified Ads

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/index.php    Astronomy Classified Ads and Telescope Reviews

http://www.obsessiontelescopes.com/    Obsession Telescopes!

  Telescope Collimation 1

  Telescope Collimation 3

  Telescope Collimation 4

Astronomical Computer Programs and Star Charts!

https://www.certstaff.com/classes/astronomy-computer-games-kids.html  - Astronomy Software Games For Kids!

http://freeware.intrastar.net/astronmy.htm    Freeware Astronomy Programs

http://www.midnightkite.com/software.html    Freeware Astronomy Programs

Deep Sky   Deepsky Observing Planning Software  "THE SKY"

http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/   Cartes du Ciel – Freeware Star Charts!

Deep Sky Watch   Deep Sky Hunter Star Atlas

http://www.astro-tom.com/messier/messier_finder_charts/messier_maps.htm  Messier Object Finder Charts With Telrad Overlays

http://www.midnightkite.com/ - Downloadable Star Charts

http://www.skymaps.com/ - Free Monthly Charts With Ephemeris







 https://www.meteorshowers.org/  Meteor showers from space!  

http://www.imo.net/    The International Meteor Association

http://www.amsmeteors.org/    The American Meteor Society

Upcoming Eclipses In North America!

Annular Eclipse of the Sun 10-14-2023  Eclipse glasses needed! This animation shows information for all of North America. I plan to be in the Southwest (or anywhere where it's clear) along the path of maximum coverage!  This will be the 2nd one I have seen. You can see the first one on the Photo Page. 


Partial Eclipse of the Sun 10-14-2023  Eclipse glasses needed!  Here in O'Neill Nebraska we won't see an annular eclipse. We will see a partial eclipse.  The linked page is for O'Neill and can be modified for other sites. 


Total Eclipse of the Sun 4-8-2024   Link 1 - Google Maps link which allows for zooming in anywhere along the path of totality.  Clicking on a location gives the ephemeris at that location!  Link 2 - Shows an animation of the moon's shadow and climate data on cloud cover statistics to select a location along the path of totality with lowest chances of cloud cover.  I hope to be in south texas where totality exceeds 4 minutes!  Link 3 - More maps of the path of totality!


Special Interest Links In Astronomy 

The NASA Homepage!
NASA Homepage


Deepsky2000 - Despite it's name, this site is current.  It's s blog and has some nice links to free astronomy software!

NakedEyePlanets.com - A wealth of information on the planets including how to find them for beginners!

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html   Astronomy Picture of the Day

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html  NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Site

http://hubblesite.org/     The Hubble Space Telescope Official Site

http://www.stsci.edu/resources/   The Space Telescope Science Institute

http://www.universetoday.com  Universe Today - This site contains information on space exploration and astronomy news which is updated each weekday!

http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/Cosmos/CosmicMysteryTour.html  Take the Cosmic Mystery Tour

http://exoplanet.eu/   Want to know the current number of planets currently known outside our solar system?

http://shadowandsubstance.com/     This site features shockwave simulations for current events in the sky.

http://www.aavso.org/    The American Association of Variable Star Observers

http://solar-center.stanford.edu/    A Source of Solar Information

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/     Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

 http://astro.unl.edu/naap/splash/    Nebraska Astronomy Applet Collection

 http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/    The Clear Sky Clock

  http://darksitefinder.com/map/   Need to find a dark sky?

https://telescopius.com/ - What's in the sky tonight - Astronomy Planning made easy.

To Learn About Light Pollution And What You Can Do To Control Its Spread!
Check Out Our Light Pollution Page With Its Links!


 Information On O'Neill, Holt County, And Nebraska 

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O'Neill Nebraska

O'Neill Chamber of Commerce

Holt County Economic Development

Links To Other Astronomy Clubs, Organizations, and Observatories   

Prairie Astronomy Club, Lincoln NE
 Omaha Astronomical Society
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
The Astronomical League

 Astronomers Without Borders

http://obs.nineplanets.org/obs/obslist.html   A site containing links to other amateur observatories

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/   Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

 http://www.laas.org/   The Los Angeles Astronomical Society

Keep Looking Around!

Mark Urwiller - Web Page Administrator
Send comments to: mark.urwiller@tutanota.com

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