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Astronomy Internet Resources

Library ComputersThis page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Melissa Cookson
Cataloging - Office 109J
phone: 254-968-9339

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Astronomy Links

American Astronomical Society - Current information about the world of astronomy from a major organization within the field.

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. - A consortium of universities, and educational and other non-profit institutions,  that operates world-class astronomical observatories. Explore links to each  institution's astronomy site.

Astronomical data – from the U.S. Naval Observatory, Astronomical Applications Dept.

Astronomy and Astrophysics on the web – Links from MIT.

Astronomy Education Resources - Links to workshops, resource materials and is maintained by the University of Hawaii.

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Catalog of Infrared Observations - Database of over 325,000 published infrared observations of more than 55,000 individual astronomical sources over the wavelength range from 1 to 1000 microns.

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia - Compiled by Jean Schneider, Observatoire de Paris; has both English and French versions of explanations about planets and related material.

Galileo Project – All things Galileo Galilei!

Heavens Above – Find out what’s going on above you!

Hubble Heritage Project - The Hubble Heritage Project includes an information center, astronomy resources, images, and biographies of the team.

LandSat images of the USA from the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

NASA - Explore America's space program with extensive links to all types of astronomical projects and data.

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database - Data and references for extragalactic objects.

NOVAC - From the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Links to Star Clusters, Planetary Nebula, Meteors, and much more.

Planetary Data System - Digital data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations and laboratory measurements.

SEDS. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – The organization’s website.

SIMBAD Astronomical Database (Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data) - Data and references for galactic objects.

Skylights - Prof. James B. Kaler of the Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, and a contributor to AccessScience, prepares "Skylights," the astronomy news of the week. It includes highlights of the major astronomical events, a featured "Star of the Week," and numerous links to background material.

StarDate Online - Visit the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas' McDonald Observatory. All aspects of astronomy and star gazing for the amateur and the advanced observers.

Tarleton Science Planetarium - is an integral part of the new Science building at TSU. Truly a fitting setting in which to view the wonders of the universe.

U. S. Naval Observatory - An award winning website which gives sunrise and sunset, phases of the moon, eclipse information, and more.