Useful Websites

McDonald Observatory Visitors Information Center - http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors

General Astronomy Information

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day-http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

NASA- Excellent general astronomy & news site-http://science.nasa.gov/

Royal Greenwich Observatory-http://www.rog.nmm.ac.uk/

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space-http://www.seds.org/

Yahoo (Search Engine) Astronomy Sites- http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Astronomy/

Meteor Related Pages

NAMN-North American Meteor Network http://www.namnmeteors.org/

Meteor (Barringer) Crater, AZ-http://www.barringercrater.com/

Eclipse Information

Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA-http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html

Telescopes/Accessories Online

Orion-http://www.telescope.com/

Meade Instruments-http://www.meade.com/

Celestron International-http://www.celestron.com/products.htm

Discovery Telescopes-http://www.discoverytelescope.com

Oceanside Photo& Telescope-http://www.optcorp.com

Educational

StarDate Online - http://stardate.org

Philip Plait's Bad Astronomy Blog- http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/

James Randi Educational Foundation - http://www.randi.org

Skeptics' Guide to the Universe-http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

NASA Main Site (see also "NASA Websites" section below) -http://www.nasa.gov

PBS "Nova" Series (Space Related)-http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/int_spac.html

SPACE.com - http://www.space.com

Light Pollution

International Dark-Sky Association - http://www.darksky.org/

Software

Freeware and Shareware download site - http://downloads.zdnet.com/

Freeware and Shareware download site - http://www.shareware.com/

Starry Night Software - http://www.starrynight.com/

The Sky/Software Bisque - http://www.bisque.com/

VoyagerII/Carina Software - http://www.carinasoft.com/

Astrophotography

Tony & Daphne Hallas page-http://www.astrophoto.com/

Matt BenDaniel's Starmatt Astrophotography Site - http://starmatt.com

Space Telescopes

Hubble Space Telescope-http://hubblesite.org

Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared)-http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/spitzer/index.shtml

Chandra X-Ray Observatory (X-Ray)-http://chandra.harvard.edu/

GALEX: Galaxy Evolution Explorer Telescope-http://www.galex.caltech.edu/

James Webb Space Telescope-http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/

Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer-http://www.swift.psu.edu/

NASA Spaceflight

NASA Home page-http://www.nasa.gov

Venus Express (European Space Agency's Mission to Venus):
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=64

Messenger (Mission to Mercury):
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/main/index.html

Mars Phoenix Mission-http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/

Mars Exploration Rover Mission (Spirit/Opportunity)-http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter-http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/

Mars Global Surveyor-http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/

Cassini/Saturn- http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm

New Horizons (Mission to Pluto):
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html

Space Shuttle related-http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

Shuttle landing Groundtracks-http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/groundtracs/index.html

Marshall Space Flight Center-http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/home/index.html

Space Mission Acronym List - http://ranier.oact.hq.nasa.gov/Sensors_page/MissionLinks.html

Universal Time Signals

USNO Clock-http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html

Observatories

McDonald Observatory-http://mcdonaldobservatory.org

Giant Magellan Telescope-http://www.gmto.org/

South African Astronomical Observatory-http://www.saao.ac.za/

Mt.Wilson Observatory-http://www.mtwilson.edu/

Palomar Observatory-http://www.astro.caltech.edu/observatories/palomar/

Mauna Kea Observatory-http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/mko/

La Silla Observatory (Chile)-http://www.ls.eso.org/index.html

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)-http://www.ctio.noao.edu/

Special Astrophysical Observatory (Russia)-http://www.sao.ru/Doc-en/index.html

Anglo-Australian Observatory-http://www.aao.gov.au/l

National Optical Astronomy Observatories-http://www.noao.edu/

National Radio Astronomy Observatories-http://www.nrao.edu/

MMT Observatory-http://www.mmto.org/

Lick Observatory-http://www.ucolick.org/

Apache Point Observatory-http://www.apo.nmsu.edu/

Mt. Graham International Observatory-http://mgpc3.as.arizona.edu/

Lowell Observatory-http://www.lowell.edu/

Yerkes Observatory-http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/

S.C.O.P.E Consortium-http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/scope/

Planetaria

SW Association of Planetariums-http://www.swapskies.org/

Texas Planetaria (list on go-astronomy.com):
http://www.go-astronomy.com/planetariums-state.php?State=TX

Solar Related

Solar activity and its effects on Earth-http://www.spaceweather.com/

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)-http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)-http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer):
http://trace.lmsal.com/POD/TRACEpod.html

Hinode (Solar-B)-http://solarb.msfc.nasa.gov/

STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory):
http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Solar Physics-Why We Study the Sun (NASA)-http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/

Big Bear Solar Observatory-http://www.bbso.njit.edu/

Primer on Space Weather (NOAA)-http://www.sel.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html

High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Education Pages-http://www.hao.ucar.edu/

Lunar & Planetary Related

Earth & Moon Viewer- http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

Lunar & Planetary Institute-http://www.lpi.usra.edu

Nifty Lunar info-http://nineplanets.org

StarDate Solar System Guide-http://stardate.org/resources/ssguide/

Welcome to the Planets/JPL/NASA-http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

Publications for Amateur Astronomers

StarDate - http://www.stardate.org/

Sky & Telescope-http://skyandtelescope.com/

Astronomy Mag-http://www.astronomy.com

Satellite tracking

Satellite Visibility Page- http://www.heavens-above.com/
(you'll need your precise lat/lon for accurate predictions ... see Tiger Mapping Services below)

Weather Information

Real-Time Weather Data- http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/satellite/

Weather Underground-http://www.wunderground.com

Intellicast-http://www.intellicast.com

The Weather Channel- http://www.weather.com/

UM WX Radsat- http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/radsat.html

U of WI Cloud cover 4cast- http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/index.html#cras

CRWS jetstream 4cast- http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

CNN- http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/images.html

Astronomical Resorts

Stargazers Inn - http://www.stargazersinn.com/

New Mexico Skies-http://www.nmskies.com/webpage/

Star Hill Inn-http://www.starhillinn.com/StarHillInn.html

Elderhostel Programs

Elderhostel, Inc. - http://www.elderhostel.org/