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Best of the Web: Science & Technology » Astronomy & Space Science

  • Association Website. Includes list of current events and access to the table of contents for the association's newsletter, EYEPIECE, sometimes with links to fulltext.
  • Includes: Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, Twilight, Moon Illumination, Eclipses, Positions of the Sun and Moon , Data for Major Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars and lots more data.
  • Every day a new image is selected from national and international sources. Click on the "Archive" or "Index" links at the bottom of the page to see lists of previous images.
  • Great site for viewing satellite pictures of the earth and moon. Click on the site's homepage at the bottom of the Web page to get access to other interesting resources.
  • This site is the online version of Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe, a traveling exhibition highlighting Hubble's contributions to astronomy through pictures, interactives, and movies.
  • NASA site with information about the space shuttle missions and the International Space Station. The "SkyWatch" feature allows you to track various satellites' paths above the earth to access this feature choose "Sighting Opportunities" from the "RealTime Data" drop-down menu.
  • A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth.
  • An online exhibition of historical hand-painted astronomical images by artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot. Based on the holdings of NYPL's Science, Industry & Business Library, all the chromolithographs are reproduced as well as information about the images and their author.

  • Homepage for Sky and Telescope Magazine. Includes news, viewing tips for the amateur astronomer, product reviews, lists of Websites and directories for locating worldwide astronomy related institutions.

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