Browse these websites for information about what’s visible in the night sky, astronomical phenomena, and astro news.
Australian Sky Links
- Melbourne Planetarium – offers a monthly ‘what’s in the sky’ service.
- Nightfall – educational resources, satellite observing, e-groups and monthly features.
- NightSkyOnline – Paul Floyd’s website on Australian sky events.
- Quasar Publishing – produce astronomy year books and planispheres, plus loads of useful tips and links for amateurs including sky views.
- Skymaps.com – specializing in high quality custom-designed maps of the night sky
- Space Weather – IPS Radio and Space Services – current space weather conditions in our part of the solar system.
- SpaceInfo – Australian daily astronomy and space news site
- Sydney Observatory – offers a monthly sky chart to learn about the evening sky.
- Welcome to Astronomy – an introduction to sky watching by the Astronomical Society of South Australia.
World Sky Links
- Astronet – information and news on astronomical phenomena, updated frequently.
- BinoSky – guide to observing the night sky with binoculars.
- Deep Sky Objects in Order of Visual Merit – an attempt to place deep sky objects in a constructive order based on 30 years of observations.
- Mars Meteorite Page – latest finds and information on Martian rocks on Earth.
- NASA’s Eclipse website – information on eclipses from the NASA/Goddard flight centre.
- NASA’s Lunar eclipse page – note locations where they are visible
- NASA’s Solar eclipse page – note locations where they are visible
- Satellite Predictions Links – including the International Space Station.
- Skyview – Virtual Observatory on the internet generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.
- The Deepsky Observers Companion – tutorials, discussions and other resources related to observing the deep sky.
- The Digitized Sky Survey – obtain any image from the digital sky survey.
- The NGC/IC Project – collaborative effort between professional and amateur astronomers to correctly identify all of the original NGC and IC objects.
- Visual Satellite Observers – why, when and what to look for as regards satellites in the night sky.
Satellites & Missions
- Cassini-Huygens Probe – latest news from NASA’s mission to Saturn and Titan.
- Galileo – mission info for the Jupiter probe.
- Mars Science Laboratory – the latest news from NASA’s mission to Mars, including the Curiosity Rover.
- Stardust – latest news from NASA’s comet sample return mission.
- The Hubble Space Telescope NewsCenter – all the latest from the Space Telescope Institute.
- Ulysses – solar exploration at high latitudes over the Sun.