Astronomical internet resource starting points can be found at:
Searchable databases for journal references, abstracts and data archives available from:
The SwRI Library has electronic access to these journals
- The ADS Project at
Harvard-CfA/SAO has an excellent abstract
service with links to full articles, databases, etc.
- The well-established, well-stocked LANL e-preprint archive
- The PrePrint Network
managed by the Department of Energy
- The CDS offers numerous
Aladin (sky atlas),
(links to organizations and individual web pages).
- NED (NASA/IPAC
Extragalactic Database) contains object info and detailed
references and notes as well as archived data.
- Published catalogs and
data tables can be obtained through the ADC.
- The Multimission Archive at STScI, MAST, archival database
- Space mission data can also be obtained via the
- Planetary Data
- Info and archive of the IAU Circulars
(and our local collection of circulars prior to 2016 March and after 2016 March).
- Similarly, there is the Astronomer's Telegram
- The Canadian Astronomy Data
Centre has Canadian-related stuff including the best
up-to-date calibrations of HST Archive Data
- Data images from many sources are obtainable with SkyView.
- Check out the Astronomy
Picture of the Day,
NASA's ADIL, and
NASA's image gallery.
- Tables with atomic
data for astrophysics.
- Astrometry made easy with the USNO's AC 2000, ACTand PMM catalogs,
and the folks at Lowell provide a nice interface for the PMM via REFNET.
- A searchable database of
e-mail addresses of astronomers (although I don't think Shapley or
Curtis are listed there).
- Bica & Co's catalogs of clusters, associations
and emission nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds.
Abstracts of recently submitted/accepted papers can also be found in the
Standard Star, and the
Be Star Newsletters. For
more info on TeX and LaTeX, visit the TeX archives.
The Planetary Exploration Newsletter has news items
rather than papers.
There are UIT homepages for the various science groups.
Also, near to home is the Code 600 page.
- The AAS (American
Astronomical Society) and its membership directory, Job Register, and
diverse, useful E/PO information.
- The Astronomical Society of the
- The Lunar and Planetary
- The AIP (American Institute of
Physics), and the AIP News
NASA information regarding the different centers, their activities,
and NASA-related servers.
- Ditto for ESO.
ESIS you can search catalogs and abstracts, and get images and
- The YSN (Young
Scientists' Network) - discussion about jobs in the sciences and The
Myth, and the AAAS's
Science Careers magazine. In a similar vein, CSWA's Women in Astronomy and the 4000 Years of Women in
Science pages have lots of links and info regarding women's (and
everyone's) issues in science, and Jason Cardelli's ARA
info for astronomical agitators.
- SSI focuses on integrating
research, education, and outreach. Along that vein, check out the
For science education, check out the NASA Teacher Resource
Center Network, or the more hip science musings of Beakman and Jax, not to be confused with science made stupid. If
you are still confused, ask Dr. Science.
The U. Oregon Physics Department. And
other web-candy is supplied by this slick spacecraft
And, of course, what space-based page would be complete without links to Star
Wars or Star Trek (including
the infamous Captain
James T. Kirk Sing-a-long Page!!)
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune -
often the surfeit of our own behavior - we make guilty of our disasters the
sun, the moon and the stars; as if we were villans by necessity, fools by
heavenly compulsion, knaves, theieves, and treachers by spherical predominance,
drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary
--- Shakespeare (King Lear)