Carey's favorite astronomy-related sites
Looking for pretty pictures? (Or videos
or sound clips?) There are plenty out there. Too many to list here, in
fact. So check out one (or more) of these "lists of lists"
of online space pictures collections. NASA maintains a list at
(and other places);
also has a good list.
For a tour of our solar system, try
The Nine Planets by Bill Arnett, or
NASA's own Welcome to the Planets.
spacecraft has arrived at Saturn, and data on the planet, its
rings, and its bizarre moons is starting to pour in.
Missed out on Comet Hyakutake? Don't let it happen again: check JPL's
Comet observation page
regularly. (This site can get a bit technical.) And for eclipse news,
Professional astronomy sites:
is a substantial collection of links to
the rapidly expanding universe of online astronomical/astrophysical
resources, with search capability. (But will it keep expanding forever, or
will it eventually collapse back into the funding vacuum at its core?)
- The NASA Astrophysicsal Data
System allows you to search the
abstracts of most major astronomical publications, among other things.
- The yellow
pages, maintained by
Astrophysical Journal, is a list of articles submitted
to several astronomical journals.
International Jupiter Watch "is devoted to coordinating and
encouraging observations of Jupiter, its satellites, and
magnetosphere, from the Earth and from space, with an emphasis on
time-variable phenomena." It is divided into six
"disciplines," of which the most interesting to me is
plasma torus discipline. [As of this writing,
these sites are rather stale.]
- The Division for Planetary
Sciences of the The American Astronomical
Society is the main professional organization for planetary
astronomers; it publishes Icarus
and sponsors a huge annual meeting.
- The Space
Telescope Imaging Spectrograph is an instrument on the Hubble Space telescope that I have
used to look at Io.
- The rings node of the The Planetary Data System has three
tools to aid
in observing the planets: a planet viewer, a moon tracker, and an ephemeris
- The JPL Solar System
Dynamics site also has a nifty
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