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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. Also includes career resources.

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. Also includes job opportunities.

Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory – Includes information and data on sun and moon rise and set times, moon phases, eclipses, positions of solar system objects, and more. Also includes almanacs, software, and research reports.

Astronomy and Astrophysics on the web – Links from MIT.

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 explanations about planets and related material. Provides all the latest detections and data announced by professional astronomers, useful for facilitating progress in exoplanetology.

Galileo Project – All things Galileo Galilei!

Heavens Above – Find out what’s going on above you! Includes a satellite database, ISS interactive 3D visualization, interactive sky chart, solar system chart, and more.

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

NASA - Explore America's space program with extensive links to all types of astronomical projects and data. Includes image galleries, downloadable e-books, apps, and more.

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

Planetary Data System (PDS) - 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, cross-identifications, bibliography, and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system.

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.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Projects – Includes information on the Museum’s projects in aeronautics, space history, and Earth and planetary studies. Examples of those projects include Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, Degradation of Victoria Crater Mars, Geologic Mapping of Mars, and more.

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 Planetarium and Observatory - The observatory “utilizes a 32" Ritchey-Chretien reflecting telescope designed and fabricated by Astronomical Consultants and Equipment of Tucson, AZ. The computer controlled, high resolution CCD imaging system ensures accurate image capture for either research or projection.” The planetarium has programs that “combine video, sound, photographic transparencies and stellar images from our Digistar II digital starfield projector to bring the wonders of space to [its] visitors.”

University of Hawaii Astronomy Education Resources - Links to workshops, resource materials.