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Pierre's top ten links
Don't be surprised tonight. An essential site to log on before your observing session. It gives levels of alert in both hemispheres.
Who's luckier than YOU tonight? Choice of charts in Watervapor and Infrared. Download your local map from one of the thumbnails and pray for grey tonight (clear skies)
Find out how the Sun looks today.
OK, it's a french site but you'll find loads of data on comets and other stuff. Contains orbital elements to plug in your desktop planetarium. Language not a problem.
To check out those suspicious images you acquired before the cloud rolled in. The DSS images will confirm whether you've got something unusual in the bag.
Observing meteors, results from past showers and links.
Observe the Sun in different modes. See what stars, comets are the backdrop today. LASCO images are large but fantastic (go for blue).
An interesting theory linking the orbital period of Jupiter with the sunspot rhythm.
Part of the international programme to protect the Earth from collisions
Satellite predictions and more
The Sun-Earth environment, Meteors & news
Loads of lunar info
A lunar slide rule ?
For a change - a look at the Earth from Space.
Spitzer is the final element in NASA's Great Observatories Program. Formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility
A 2.0 metre fully robotic telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Spain
Needs no introduction...
Subaru is an 8.2 meter optical-infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
A telescope so big, that if you fell off it you might break your leg !
Bruce now concentrates the web site on his 22-inch (!) Binocular
Interesting conical cross-section mirrors
A research class telescope for Schools & Colleges
The IoA is a department of the University of Cambridge and is engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy.
Check out the sky at some of the world's premier obsevatories
The national center for ground-based nighttime astronomy in the United States
Keeping up to date with what's happening in the night sky
Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC Emeritus
Advancing Astronomy and Geophysics
Britains BRIGHTEST Astronomical Society
An international society of amateur and professional astronomers specialising in the observation of double stars and 'deep sky' objects.
The Federation Of Astronomical Societies
The Astronomy section of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society
A couple of links showing cloud animations suggested by Simon Edwins
Recommended by ChrisN - "It's pretty accurate and a quick way to get a 'go' / 'no go' for the nights observing session..."
We have been selling a wide variety of astronomy goods since 2009 and pride ourselves on providing advice and lifetime technical support on all the goods we sell
A free PDF to download - scroll to the end of the page
A video on the hidden costs of light pollution, but surprisingly, from an insurance company
Telescopes and Binoculars from one of the UK'S premier specialists
Astronomy Posters and many more categories too.
A range of scopes, including those suitable for beginners and those who are more experienced, as well as accessories, memory cards and digital photography accessories
AstroClassifieds is a classifieds site for people in the UK to list their used astronomy equipment for sale.
Astronomical Instruments and Accessories. 5% discount to paid-up members of MKAS (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for qualifying conditions)
Cardboard kits of scientific instruments, models, gadgets, and optical components for experiments, education, and astronomy.
Astronomical telescope and binocular website, official suppliers of Konus, Meade, Celestron and Sky Watcher.
Foto Search Image Library offers over 5 million images in its extensive online archive in many, many categories including Astronomy.
Sister site to the above Foto Search Image Library.
Go Graph Stock Photography - search from more than 5 million images including over 13,000 astronomy related images!
Includes a range of space and planet wall decals suitable for children's bedrooms along with a wide range of other subjects.
'Good information and resources on how light pollution effects us and other animals' (Thanks to Hayley Ross)
The UK's Trading Place for Used Telescopes and Accessories
Green Witch of Cambridge have a facility in Arizona...
Bespoke Astronomical engineering here in Milton Keynes
Starting in July 2008. A range of other things to do as well as Astronomy
Available as a download previously, now its a website, so easy access.
Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration
Home of the Auriga Dome, The East Midlands No1 Mobile Planetarium
A large range of subjects on matters Astronomical and otherwise
Is back again :-)
If it's cloudy, see what should be there...
Carte du Ciel and some others
"StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP ." - It's also Free!
Mike Leggett's Talks (PDF Document)
Mark Hurn's Talks
The Society is a long-time participant in National Science week. Here is the latest
Science and Technology Committee - Inquiry into Light Pollution and Astronomy
Our response : Response.doc (64k MS Word)
and the Report
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