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A Hawaii based organization dedicated to space exploration with lots of links, including to our Web site.

Featuring some remarkable drawings of planets and comets. Featured in this series of Web pages is information produced by the instruments on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Some of the information involves pictures. Pretty well done.

A site based on Oahu, it gives information on Bishop Museum events and some astronomical information. It's a good place for monthly beginner star maps. Operating as part of NASA's Radio Jove project the observatory receives radio noise bursts from the planet Jupiter and from the Sun. These signals are being made available in real-time over the Internet.

NASA Links

This Web site is intended to be a gateway for the public to the vast educational and informational resources of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that pertain to Solar System exploration.

This is perhaps the best way to access and browse NASA and some other space flight related topics. Well done, except for an idiotic insistence on a black background, it makes good use of HTML frames. Hence, you had better have Netscape 2, or the equivalent. The alternative is a lengthy display of options.

All images are displayed in anaglyph format, which means you need a pair of red-blue or red-green stereo glasses for viewing. Some images are displayed in parallel (side-by-side) format and you don't need any 3-D glasses to view them; your eyes simply fuse the stereo pairs into 3-D views.

This is the source of all those amazing images of the universe. Now that it is fixed, the space telescope has lived up to the hype surrounding it. The pictures take your breath away, and alter your consciousness. Not bad, for a Web page.

NASA's public relations page for the Galileo mission. It takes a little looking, but there is good stuff here for all, especially teachers. Just try to ignore the breathless "look how many people have called this page" messages.

Information about the Chandra X-ray Observatory mission and goals, and the people who built it. Operated by the SAO for NASA. A well done site on new frontiers in X-Ray astronomy.

Up to the minute background on NASA manned (womaned?) space missions. Nowadays this means shuttle missions. Links to other pages.

Access to tens of thousands of NASA images, videos, and sounds; some superb, some make you wonder why they bothered. NASA has placed most of the pictures taken from most of the space missions online. Check out the Mir IMAX images in the Photo Gallery!

An educational site run by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). A well done site designed to introduce what infrared astronomy is, and provide news of recent scientific activity. Its own pages are short, and heavily illustrated.

Helping young people research astronomy topics both on-line and off. One of the better links pages out there.

Other Links

A site that gives good information on what's up in the sky, and well as some basic instruction for beginner amateur astronomers. Links to ATM resources, articles, and discussion. Browse these links and discover that mentoring is very much alive. The term "warehouse" says it all. Big, sprawling, a little confusing, but pretty. It features Bill Arnett's "The Nine Planets" (an excellent tour of the solar system) as well as deepsky pages, and pages devoted rocketry and petitions. Some original material, and many external links in a fairly well organized, attractive site. Good material on astronomy and physics, aimed at a very general audience. THE "DEEPSKY OBSERVER's COMPANION" (DOC) web-pages is an on-line resource for the deepsky observer, consisting primarily of visual descriptions of deepsky objects. Besides the work of contemporary amateur astronomers, descriptions of historical interest are also collected, including work by James Dunlop, John Herschel and E J Hartung.