https://www.vbcps.com/depts/CI/InstrTech/Planetarium/Pages/default.aspx Plaza Middle School-Astronomy Resources

General Astronomy Information
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day
Universe Today
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space http://www.seds.org/
USNO Astronomy information center http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/
Meteors
NAMN-North American Meteor Network http://www.namnmeteors.org/
Meteor (Barringer) Crater, AZ http://www.barringercrater.com/
Eclipse Information
Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html
NASA Eclipse page       http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
Fred Espenak’s Eclipse page    http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html
Telescopes
Orion http://www.telescope.com/
Meade Instruments http://www.meade.com/
Celestron International http://www.celestron.com/products.htm
Discovery Telescopes http://www.discoverytelescope.com
Oceanside Photo& Telescope http://www.optcorp.com
Astronomy Education
StarDate Online http://stardate.org
Philip Plait's Bad Astronomy Blog http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/
Skeptics' Guide to the Universe http://www.theskepticsguide.org/
NASA Science page http://science.nasa.gov/

Space Weather-http://www.spaceweather.com
Space Telescopes
Hubble Space Telescope           http://hubblesite.org
Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared)         http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/spitzer/index.shtml
Chandra X-Ray Observatory (X-Ray)       http://chandra.harvard.edu/
GALEX: Galaxy Evolution Explorer Telescope    http://www.galex.caltech.edu/
James Webb Space Telescope              http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/
Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer           http://www.swift.psu.edu/
Kepler Space Telescope            http://kepler.nasa.gov/

NASA Spaceflight
NASA Home page http://www.nasa.gov
Venus Express http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=64
Messenger http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/main/index.html
Mars Phoenix Mission http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/
Mars Exploration Rover Mission http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/
Mars Global Surveyor http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/
Cassini/Saturn http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm
New Horizons http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html
Space Shuttle related http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/
Shuttle landing Groundtracks http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/groundtracs/index.html
Marshall Space Flight Center http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/home/index.html
Space Mission Acronym List http://ranier.oact.hq.nasa.gov/Sensors_page/MissionLinks.html

Observatories
McDonald Observatory http://mcdonaldobservatory.org
Giant Magellan Telescope http://www.gmto.org/
South African Astronomical Observatory http://www.saao.ac.za/
Mt.Wilson Observatory http://www.mtwilson.edu/
Palomar Observatory www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/
Mauna Kea Observatory http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/mko/
La Silla Observatory (Chile) http://www.ls.eso.org/index.html
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile) http://www.ctio.noao.edu/
Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russia) http://www.sao.ru/Doc-en/index.html
Anglo-Australian Observatory http://www.aao.gov.au/l
National Optical Astronomy Observatories http://www.noao.edu/
National Radio Astronomy Observatories http://www.nrao.edu/
MMT Observatory http://www.mmto.org/
Lick Observatory http://www.ucolick.org/
Apache Point Observatory http://www.apo.nmsu.edu/
Mt. Graham International Observatory http://mgpc3.as.arizona.edu/
Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/
Yerkes Observatory http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/
S.C.O.P.E Consortium http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/scope/

US Naval Observatory http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/

Royal Greenwich Observatory http://www.rog.nmm.ac.uk/
The Sun
Solar activity and its effects on Earth http://www.spaceweather.com/
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)-http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)-http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer):
http://trace.lmsal.com/POD/TRACEpod.html
Hinode (Solar-B)-http://solarb.msfc.nasa.gov/
STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory):
http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Solar Physics-Why We Study the Sun (NASA) http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/
Big Bear Solar Observatory http://www.bbso.njit.edu/
Primer on Space Weather (NOAA) http://www.sel.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html
High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Education Pages http://www.hao.ucar.edu/
The Moon and Solar System
Earth & Moon Viewer http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Lunar & Planetary Institute http://www.lpi.usra.edu
Nifty Lunar info http://nineplanets.org
StarDate Solar System Guide http://stardate.org/resources/ssguide/
Welcome to the Planets/JPL/NASA http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

Weather
Real-Time Weather Data http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/satellite/
Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com
Intellicast http://www.intellicast.com
The Weather Channel http://www.weather.com/
UM WX Radsat http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/radsat.php
U of WI Cloud cover 4cast http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/index.html#cras
CRWS jetstream 4cast http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html
CNN http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/images.html

Universal Time Signals
USNO Clock http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html

Satellite tracking
Satellite Visibility Page http://www.heavens-above.com/


Last Updated: March 11, 2014