Astronomy 110 Laboratory:
External Web Sites

Fall 2005 Astronomy 110L Thurs. 7:00 - 10:00 pm

  1. Your Sky from Honolulu   [www.fourmilab.to/yoursky]

    An interactive planetarium, set up to show the sky now above Honolulu. You can chose other dates and times, select other viewing sites, and zoom in on selected areas. Created by John Walker.

  2. Solar System Simulator   [space.jpl.nasa.gov]

    NASA web page which generates accurate, high-quality images of planets and satellites as seen from elsewhere in the Solar System.

  3. Sky and Telescope   [SkyandTelescope.com]

    The gold standard for astronomy magazines, read by amateur stargazers and professionals alike. On-line pages have many useful links and features.

  4. Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers   [www.lpl.arizona.edu/alpo]

    A resource for observers of planets. Slightly frustrating if your link and computer are not the fastest.

  5. International Occultation Timing Association   [www.lunar-occultations.com/iota]

    Provides information on upcoming occultations by the Moon, planets, and asteroids.

  6. American Association of Variable Star Observers   [www.aavso.org]

    Resources for variable stars observers. Has information on specific stars, including recent observations.

  7. Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive   [antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html]

    A collection of interesting astronomical images.

  8. Heavens Above   [www.heavens-above.com]

    Astronomy website for satellite predictions and other resources - useful if you want to see the International Space Station [ISS]. This link is keyed to Honolulu.


Roberto H. Méndez (mendez@ifa.hawaii.edu)

Last modified: August 17, 2005
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