Spring 2010 Astronomy 110 MWF 9:30 &mdash 10:20

SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY: EXTERNAL WEB SITES


  1. Mastering Astronomy   [http://www.masteringastronomy.com/]

    On-line learning center for this course. All homework assignments will be distributed through this web site, so be sure to register using the six-part access code from your MasteringAstronomy Student Access Kit. The Course ID is GracefulSky2010.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Virtual Moon Atlas   [www.astrosurf.com/avl/UK_index.html]

    Free software which simulates the appearance of the Moon at any time. You can zoom in, scan across the surface for interesting formations, and click on specific features to display names and other information. Developed by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand.

  7. Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts)   [www.stargazing.net/astropc/]

    Free software package useful in creating charts of the sky. Very high quality graphics. Currently only for Windows, but a Linux version is in the works. Developed by Patrick Chevalley.


Joshua E. Barnes      (barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
Updated: 8 January 2010
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