Ad Astra! (To the stars!)
Tibbetts' Astronomy Links Page
Other I Want to Go! links:
Mars | Moon | Public Organizations | Space Stations | Missions | Private Launchers | NASA
Links with the Mars graphic are organizations of which I am a member or publications to which I subscribe.
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- "Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer." Makes for a great default home page for your web browser. For an index of earlier Pictures of the Day, click here.
- "the definitive space Web site, offers the richest and most compelling content, featuring news, information, technology, science, business, entertainment and an education channel." Filled with news, information, education and entertainment, it is mainly about the popularization of space.
- Astronomy Magazine
- Oh, the pictures! "The most popular English-language magazine in the universe for astronomy enthusiasts." The magazine is simply wonderful to look at. The Web site ain't bad, either.
- Sky & Telescope Magazine
- "The Essential Magazine of Astronomy" For the amateur astronomer or the curious star gazer.
- Lowell Observatory
- From where Pluto was discovered in 1930, it is the largest private astronomical institution in the world.
- Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
- "The first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere," on the Lake in Chicago.
- Griffith Observatory
- In Los Angeles' Griffith Park, it also has one of the best views of my favorite city. Established in 1935, the Observatory is currently being renovated.
- Mount Wilson Observatory
- Overlooking the city of Los Angeles from the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest, the Mt. Wilson Observatory was founded in 1904 by astronomer George Ellery Hale. Home of the first 100-inch telescope, Mt. Wilson is ideally situated for both night-time and day-time astronomical observations. See also the site of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association.
- California & Carnegie Planet Search
- Read here about the continued search and discovery of planets outside our own Solar System. 155 extrasolar planets have been discovered as of June 2005.
- The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- One of the oldest general astromony societies in the USA and the largest in the world, for both amateurs and professionals around the world.
- National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
- Home of the "largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world," and "a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight." The museum also publishes the wonderful Air&Space/Smithsonian magazine.
- The Astrobiology Web ®
- "Your Online Guide to the Living Universe." Interested in space? Look at this comprehensive site.
- The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- "This unique resource covers the entire field of astronomy and astrophysics and this online version includes the full text of over 2,750 articles, plus sophisticated search and retrieval functionality, links to the primary literature, and is frequently updated with new material."
The rest of my I Want to Go! site: