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Assistant Directors: Jay Rasmussen, Kay Wolfe, and Dan Glomski
Staff: Leon Thompson
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
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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
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
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
If you have PhotoShop and process your own photos.
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
- 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!
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
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
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
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