O'Neill Nebraska

Director - Mark Urwiller

Assistant Directors: Jay Rasmussen, Kay Wolfe, and Dan Glomski

Staff: Leon Thompson



If You Have Suggestions For Additional Links, Please E-mail Us!

We're Always Looking For New Links!

This Section Is For Links Submitted By Visitors.

Here's a recent submission from a lady passionate about educating children about astronomy.  Check it out.

Keri Evans, a science teacher, sent me this link

Astronomy and Astrobiology - Life Beyond Our Home On Earth

This link was submitted by Jen Brown from New York - The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Astronomy

This link suggestion came from a young girl scout in Illinois who was studying for her Space Science badge.

Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics

Here's a new site which offers telescope advice and other resources for kids. 

It was suggested by students at the Brenham Community Center in Brenham Texas. 

I was told that some cake would reward the kids for their find!

Telescope and Astronomy Resources for Kids


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)


Astronomy For Kids and Beginners 

    http://www.kidsastronomy.com/   Astronomy for Kids

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

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

http://www.ellejet.com/jets-observing-the-skys.php - This website was submitted by school students who visited this site.

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

Wilmann-Bell Inc.    An excellent source for astronomy books, atlases, and software!

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


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=adrien+mauduit  Some of the most beautiful astro videos and photos you'll find anywhere!







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

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)

Telescopes and Associated Materials - ( The Astronomy Mall! )

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 2

  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

http://www.davidpaulgreen.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

Looking For Comets?





Upcoming Transits and Eclipses In North America!

Transit of Mercury  11-11-2019  Animation/information on this page is for O'Neill Nebraska.  You can change locations at the top of the linked page for different areas.


Total Eclipse of the Moon  May 15/16, 2022  and  11-8-2022  The linked pages are for O'Neill Nebraska and can be modified for other sites.   

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://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_astronomy/   Astronomy in different wavelengths

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://www.michielb.nl/od95/  Basic Solar Information with videos

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

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

http://meteorshowersonline.com/index.html    Information on meteors

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

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

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

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

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@gmail.com

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