Skip Navigation

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

Astronomy -- Societies, etc.

Resources
View Resource Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston

Looking to get started as an amateur astronomer? Here is a site which can help you do just that. The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB), who claim to be one of the nation's oldest and largest astronomy clubs have a site that offers information mostly directed towards club members. Nevertheless, users will find a guide to getting started in amateur astronomy, member submitted astro-photos...

http://www.atmob.org/
View Resource The International Meteor Organization

The home page of the International Meteor Organization (IMO) has many resources for both casual sky watchers to more serious observers. There are sections devoted to different methods for observing meteors, global analyses and data of meteor showers, fireball observations, and the radio meteor scatter observation technique. Various software titles for analyzing and recording meteor data can be...

https://www.imo.net/
View Resource SALT: South African Large Telescope

The South African Astronomical Observatory, near Sutherland in Northern Cape, has developed an extensive internet site devoted to SALT; a $30-million project to develop the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere. Visitors with a general interest in the project can follow its progress, scheduled for completion in December of 2004. Astronomers and students will find descriptions of SALT's...

http://www.salt.ac.za/
View Resource Lowell Observatory Research Programs

This Web site describes Lowell Observatory's Planets, Small Solar System Bodies, Astrophysics, and Comets research programs. Visitors can learn about studies of Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io and of Pluto, the planet discovered at Lowell Observatory. The site supplies researchers with Galileo photo polarimeter radiometer (PPR) data as well as an immense amount of asteroid information including plots...

http://lowell.edu/research/research-programs/
View Resource Great Lakes Planetarium Association

Allied with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the International Planetarium Society (IPS), the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) is "dedicated to supporting astronomy or space science education through planetaria." The oldest regional planetarium organization, GLPA holds state meetings and conferences, which give everyone an opportunity to converse with planetarium...

http://glpa.org/
View Resource The Planetary Society

The homepage of The Planetary Society, this Web site is devoted to planetary exploration and education. The site publicizes the latest meteor sightings around the world and other recent news. Educators and students can find lots of materials dealing with Mars including observing tips, events, and games. At the Learning Center, enjoyable activities from making comet balls to determining your weight...

http://www.planetary.org/
View Resource Deepsky Atlas: Constellation List

At this Web site, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society provides users with educational information for over seventy constellations. First, visitors can read the amusing myths associated with each constellation. Following, students will find interactive, wide view and binocular width maps depicting the locations of the constellations, stars and deep sky objects. Everyone can enjoy the many remarkable...

http://www.hawastsoc.org/deepsky/constellations.html
View Resource The Bruce Medalists

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) "has awarded its highest honor, the Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal, for lifetime contributions to astronomy most years since 1898." This website exhibits photos, short biographies, and links to more information for each medalist. Visitors can discover the astronomical objects named after the winners and the papers they published. The website allows...

http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/BruceMedalists/
View Resource Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers

The Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers' website acts as a forum and provides educational materials for both professional and amateur astronomers interested in solar system observations. The website first presents materials about its directors, staff, and membership. Then, visitors can find a wide range of interesting materials such as images of auroras and eclipses, articles about Mars,...

http://alpo-astronomy.org/
View Resource The Universe in the Classroom

From dark matter to the transit of Venus, "The University in the Classroom" has all the astronomical bases covered for educators. This electronic educational newsletter is published by The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and has been published since 1984. Each issue is designed to help teachers learn more about astronomy themselves, and then they can bring this new knowledge into their...

https://www.astrosociety.org/publication/universe-in-the-cla...
Next →