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Astronomy -- Observations

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View Resource Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

University of Bologna Astronomical Observatory, Loiano Astronomical Observatory, and Astronomy Department at the University of Bologna, Italy. Sites include research activities, photos, and a Visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from their collection.

http://www.bo.astro.it/
View Resource Hubble Identifies What May Be the Most Luminous Star Known

The Space Telescope Science Institute and National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory contain sites of current interest related to the stars and planets this week. A UCLA-led team using cameras recently installed aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has identified a massive star approximately 25,000 light-years from Earth. Named the "Pistol Star" for the pistol-shaped...

http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/1997-33
View Resource SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

The SOHO homepage offers a wealth of information about the SOHO mission and spacecraft. The Latest Images shows the daily solar images from the SOHO instruments. Included in the SOHO archive are catalogues; ancillary, summary, and synoptic data; and telemetry. Information is also available about the mission of the SOHO project, instruments used, and institutions involved in the project. The Solar...

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov:443/
View Resource Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Space Telescope Science Institute site is an archive of Hubble Space Telescope images and information that provides an astounding portal to the Earth, Solar System, galaxy, and universe. The site features the latest pictures from the telescope, along with information about new findings, information about the telescope, and an archive of images. NASA related sites describe current happenings...

http://www.stsci.edu/
View Resource One-Mile-Wide Asteroid to Pass Close to the Earth in 2028

This site provides information related to the recently discovered asteroid 1997XF11 and how close it will come to Earth in 30 years. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics provides a hyperlinked press release about 1997XF11, discovered by Professor James Scotti of the University of Arizona. The first estimates were as close as 30,000 miles. Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space...

http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/pressinfo/1997XF11.html
View Resource Asteroid Will Miss Earth by "Comfortable Distance" in 2028

This site provides information related to the recently discovered asteroid 1997XF11 and how close it will come to Earth in 30 years. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics provides a hyperlinked press release about 1997XF11, discovered by Professor James Scotti of the University of Arizona. The first estimates were as close as 30,000 miles. Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space...

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/98/asteroid.html
View Resource Astrographic Catalogue and AC 2000 Home Page

The Astrographic Catalogue (AC) is a catalog of the locations of 4.61 million stars recording a magnitude of 11 or higher. The catalog was a collaborative effort begun over one hundred years ago by observatories around the world. Each observatory used photographic plates to record relative positions for the stars in their assigned zone. Declination range, epochs, and number of objects is provided...

http://ad.usno.navy.mil/ac/
View Resource Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center

This week, Space Shuttle mission STS-93 deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the world's most powerful X-Ray telescope. The third of NASA's "Great Observatories," the Chandra X-Ray Observatory will study X-Rays rather than visible light (the Hubble Space Telescope) or gamma rays (the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory). This site offers overviews and news of the Observatory and its mission. Operated...

http://chandra.harvard.edu/
View Resource US Naval Observatory Data Services

From the US Naval Observatory, the Data Services page offers an outstanding array of overall data for sun and moon phases and movements. Included here is information on moon phases, eclipses, sun and moon positions, and exact dates and times for the Earth's seasons from 1992 to 2005. One data set, Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day, offers data on times of "sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset,...

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/index.php
View Resource Hubble Reopens Eye on the Universe

The Hubble Telescope has reopened for business following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, and the first images to come back are magnificent. The first of these sites offers images and explanatory text related to the "Eskimo" Nebula, "the glowing remains of a dying, Sun-like star." The nebula is called the "Eskimo" because, when viewed from a ground-based telescope, it resembles a...

https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/releases/2000/h00-16....
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