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2MASS Second Incremental Data Release Gallery

On July 14, NASA announced the public release of a huge collection of images (1.9 million) from the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), the most thorough census of stars ever made. Using two automated, 51-inch telescopes, one in Arizona and the other in Chile, the three-year-old survey has so far taken images of half a million galaxies and 162 million stars. By its completion, the survey's catalogs...
A Family of Giants: First System of Multiple Planets Found around a Sun-like Star

Three planets that are larger than Jupiter have been found orbiting the star, Upsilon Andromedae. Astronomers from four research institutions have confirmed this observation. This site is a news release from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Absolutely Astronomy

The earth's diameter is 12,756.3 km and its revolution period is 1 year. You probably knew the last fact, but most likely not the first. The Web site Absolutely Astronomy can provide this and a large amount of other facts about planets, moons, stars, constellations, messier objects, nebulas, and galaxies. Visitors can browse via the pull-down menus or search by a particular question. The basic...
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...
Amazing Space

This Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble Space Telescope) resource is a powerful educational tool that offers stunning content. The site is browser and graphic intensive. Amazing Space contains K-12 educational activities about the planets, stars, universe, and the history of telescopes; it proves to be less graphic intensive.
American Astronomical Society

The major organization of professional astronomers in North America, the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) main goal "is to promote the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science." The website presents the Society's three scholarly journals and its numerous publications. The Education link offers an abundance of educational resources for users of all levels, answers to...
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

[Note: Site review from the "Where Are They Now" section of the August 8,1997 Scout Report: "The American Institute of Physics was featured in the August 5, 1994 edition of the Scout Report. AIP has one of the most long standing presences of any scholarly society on the Internet. The AIP site contains employment opportunities, links to its ten member organizations, its publications, and programs....
Armagh Observatory

This website presents the news, events, and research of one of the UK and Ireland's leading astronomical research institutes, Armagh Observatory. Users can learn about the Observatory's many research projects in topics including stellar astrophysics, solar physics, and climate and meteorology. The site presents the long history of the observatory and its instruments. Educators can discover the...
Astronomers report discovery of three new extrasolar planets, plus hints of many multi-planet systems

If you are feeling alone in the universe, this news from 2000 of the search for new planets might inspire you. This resource comes from the meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Manchester England. Researchers at the University of California; the University of Arizona; Geneva Observatory, Switzerland; and Grenouble Observatory, France are reporting on their finds as part of the...
Astronomers Track Down Asteroids in Hubble Archive

This site provides information related to the recently discovered asteroid 1997XF11. The Space Science Telescope Institute site has begun to document how astronomers are using photos from the Hubble Space Telescope to find asteroids; over 100 small asteroids have so far been found, of which captioned examples of four (in various formats) are now available.
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