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This page is rather long so here is an index that will allow you to jump to each section.
Have a look at our Friends page as well; there are more links located there.
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http://www.popastro.com/ The Society for Popular Astronomy has some links to advice for beginners.
http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/viewsky.html Advice on starting observing from Jodrell Bank Observatory.
http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/viewbinos.html Advice on buying and using binoculars from Jodrell Bank Observatory.
http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/public/viewtels.html Advice on buying and using telescopes from Jodrell Bank Observatory.
http://www.dibonsmith.com/menu.htm Guide for what you can see with the naked eye and binoculars.
http://www.rtgui.com/ Planning Software -
Earth and Sky :-
Willman Bell (USA) :-
Cambridge University Press :-
Blackwell's Bookshops -
Astronomy on the Internet :-
Astronomy Data Sites
Access to the ADC Archives :-
APS POSS I Catalogue and Database Access :-
Astrophysics Data System :-
Catalogues available at CDS :-
CDROM Astronomical Data Sets :-
Data Services :-
Minor Planet Centre -
Welcome to IMPReSS:-
NASA Skyview :-
Physical Constants and Astronomical Data :-
Simbad on the Web : Access to a wide range of astronomical data.
Solar System Data :-
NED Galactic Data :-
Astronomy Shops, Hardware and Holidays
Astronomical Society of the Pacific:-
True Technology -
Binoculars.com Has some useful information on Binoculars and Telescopes. Good prices but is based in Canada so the free shipping does not apply. Could not find any UK shipping rates on the web site.
Note the products as with all goods from outside the EU will also be subject to excise duty, import duty and VAT. On top of that the Royal Mail will charge you £8.00 for sorting out the excise duty, import duty and VAT with HM Customs see the Royal Mail Page on Importing Goods. The duties and Taxes will be the same with other carriers but their handling charge may vary.
Broadhurst Clarkson & Fuller -
BC&F Astro Engineering -
COAA Homepage :-
David Hinds Ltd -
Field view Home Page :-
Fibre Optic Spectrograph :-
Herstmonceux Science Centre:-
I. R. Poyser :-
Kay Optical :-
Modern Astronomy :-
Orion Optics :-
The Starlight Xpress CCD camera home page :-
True Technology :-
Venturescope Telescopes (Emsworth) :-
Widescreen Centre :-
Astronomy & Telescopes -
Photography and 3D -
Distance Learning Courses
External Education Courses are on our Education Page use the link to jump there.
IAU Commission 46 Education In Astronomy -
AstroEd: Astronomy Education Resources :-
Hubble Academy -
Armagh Planetarium Homepage :-
Cosmos in a Computer Map :-
PROJECT CLEA HOME PAGE :-
Edexcel Foundation -
Link to the Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper Specification Page
Lifelong Learning at Oxford University :-
QCUIAG QuickCam (WebCam) and Unconventional Imaging Astronomy Group
C.O.A.A. Homepage :-
Registax software for stacking planetary images
Deep Sky Stacker -
Astronomy Picture of the Day :-
Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive :-
APOD Text Search :-
Big Bear Solar Observatory WWW Page :-
Solar Images :-
from the Solar Data Analysis Centre.
The NOAA POES satellite web site provides some good images of auroral activity from space.
Also a British site -
The Society for the History of Astronomy -
Display the spectral lines of selected elements on your computer. An alternative page is available here. A good way to view what the spectral lines of elements are -
History of Astronomical Spectroscopy Look here for some of the history -
Bows, Halos, Dogs, Glories and other atmospheric phenomena.
Atmospheric Halos -
Lists of Astronomical Societies and University Departments
FAS web page :-
SAGAS Home Page :-
Astronomical information on the Internet :-
Astronomy Now On-
CCD University :-
Webb Society The Webb Society is an international society of amateur and professional astronomers specializing in the observation of double stars and 'deep sky’ objects, founded in 1967.
The Astronomer (The TA) an organisation to support committed observers, they will help check your new Comet or Nova sightings.
SCT Collimation -
Epsilon Telescope Accessories – look here for camera mounts and other specialised hardware to help your astronomy. They also offer a ‘made to measure’ machining service for that part you always wanted but could not find.
The Society of Popular Astronomy provide a detailed SkyDiary
There is a SkyDiary maintained by The Jodrell Bank Observatory
Sky & Telescope Magazine have a lot of events linked from their home page -
This site -
This is the US Navy view of the night sky for this week with a USA bias
Finally you can always use an astronomical yearbook or an astronomical almanac or planetarium programme and work it out for yourself..