General | Constellations (Stars)
A guide to astronomy and the discoveries of the Hubble Telescope, from NASA.
The Hubble Site Reference
FAQ’s, a glossary and facts and figures from the Space Telescope Science
Select from topics including: electromagnetic spectrum,
black holes, white dwarfs, cosmic rays, active galaxies, origin of
the universe, gamma-ray telescopes and more for clear explanations
with diagrams and photographs. Includes a search box for ease of navigation.
A guide to astronomy, the planets, and space exploration from NASA.
to StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
An introduction to the solar system, the universe and other
space stuff for young people. From the High Energy Astrophysics Science
Archive Research Center, within the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics
at NASA/ GSFC.
to the Universe
A fun and different web site about the earth and space sciences.
Provides detailed information on the earth, the solar system, the
universe, sky myths, art, books and film, people, space missions and
much more, from the Regents of the University of Michigan.
General | Mythology | Maps & Charts
A comprehensive list, with scientific and mythological information
about the constellations and their individual stars from the Dome
of the Sky, Prof. Arnold V. Lesikar, Physics Dept., St. Cloud State
University, St. Cloud, MN.
A clickable list of the constellations from the Students for
the Exploration and Development of Space, University of Arizona Chapter
at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Includes a star map, description,
digital images and additional links for each constellation.
Constellations: A Brief Introduction
An introduction to the constellations, with their names, meaning,
locations, and luminary stars from Jim Kahler, Professor of Astronomy,
University of Illinois.
Stories and a Deepsky Atlas
The Hawaiian Astronomical Society's online atlas of the heavens,
combined with photographs of significant objects and their descriptions.
Both wide area maps and more detailed maps of constellations with
significant deepsky objects. Stories behind the constellations from
both Greco-Roman, and other civilizations.
Constellations and their Stars
Detailed information about constellations and stars, including
sky charts, photographs, unique features in the constellations, and
links to related web sites from Chris Dolan, UW-Madison Astronomy
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is a project
of international cooperation between the European Space Agency and
NASA. The site includes high level data about the Sun’s nature
and behavior and includes color photographs.
The Sun, A
Loaded with scientific information about the sun, in
addition to images, video and animation of the surface of the sun,
sun spots, eclipses and other solar phenomenon. Provided by a graduate
student at the Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam.
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The basic facts and world mythology of the constellations
from the Clemmie Gill School of Science.
Mythology of the Constellations
The ancient Greek and Roman myths of the major constellations
from Cathy Bell at the Princeton University Department of Classics.
Maps & Charts
Each constellation with detailed data and charts from Munich
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