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Space agencies...

NASA (loads of good stuff)



RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ( used to be www.rka.ru )

Indian Space Research Organisation

Brazilian National Institute for Space Research


Jaxa.jp - Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency


Also see Pescu's list of Space Agencies

and many others

Space / astronomy / astrodefence contacts...

Spaceguard UK (also see ASTRODEFENCE)

Space Shops - space stuff for sale!

www.SETI-ARRAY.com - looking for life in space

How can stuff be "in orbit"? How does orbiting work?

Very Basic Astronomy

Sky at Night


Lincolnshire astronomy societies including Boston Astronomers

New International Astronomy Club! Free Membership! Join the Friends of Boston Astronomers!

Also see List of Astronomical Societies

RADIO astronomy

1999 Solar Eclipse

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Arecibo Observatory

AstroSpace.org.uk - home of the nationally-renowned UK astronomer Paul Money

Cavendish Laboratory

British contribution to the International Space Station - make a contribution to the International Space Station that both creates and demonstrates a UK capability to contribute to human space flight that is comparable to other ESA nations.

Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence including SETI @HOME



Royal Greenwich Observatory

SWIFT - Gamma ray burst research satellite.

Stereo solar observatory - two spacecraft ahead/behind the earth in solar orbit, producing stereo images which you can do research on.

Annular Solar Eclipse 2005 - was www.star.le.ac.uk/~lgt1/eclipse.html

Eclipse of the Moon 2007

New Horizons spacecraft going to Pluto

Starry Night - astronomy software

Astrium - spacecraft manufacturer

European Southern Observatory - eso.org.

Telescope Shops

Hubble Space Telescope
Did you know YOU can look through the Hubble Space Telescope?

Faulkes Telescope Corporation


Martian linksVisit the Kennedy Space Centre in Orlando

Venusian links

Black Drop Effect

Mercury links

What about Planet Vulcan ?

Ceres - small planet

Jovian links

Saturn - with rings


L5 society

L5 News is an online archive of the L5 newsletter


Why is the Earth round?

Bad Astronomy.com - exposing examples of astronomical bad practice!

British Interplanetary Society (was http://www.highview.co.uk/00/36/003652.htm)

Galaxy Zoo.org - participatory project classifying galaxies and discovering more about unusual objects that are a long way off

Why is there Something rather than Nothing ? - a cosmological question answered!

www.astronomy.com - has star charts for those who register with their site. It's free and affiliated with Astronomy Magazine and the charts are pretty good

provides communication, focused social networking, learning, employment, research and business tools for space society free of cost. This is perfect work environment for scientists, investors, marketing people, project managers and other professionals. The goal is to stimulate growth of powerful and global Space Industry. - was www.earth-space-agency.org

Michael Oates - Astronomy in the UK

Arthur C Clarke (was http://www.acclarke.co.uk)

Mount Wilson Observatory

European Space Agency's SOHO site

Rocket Science Explained - very basic simple easy to understand explanation

Planetary Science related links at obs-mip.fr was http://webast.ast.obs-mip.fr/people/festou/solar_system.html

Heavens Above - satellite trajectories et al

Sea-Launch - launching satellites from floating platform

COAA (was http://www.ip.pt/coaa/index.htm) - International hotel in the Algarve for observational astronomers

Astronomy Hotels

Royal Astronomical Society - was www.blacksci.co.uk

Stephen Hawking's Universe

Fieldview - astronomy hotel - was http://www.fieldview.uklinux.net

Sofia Flying Observatory

The Widescreen Centre - publishers of "The Elusive Light" - was http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk

How far is a Light Year?

Telescopes Direct .com - was http://www.telescopes-direct.com

Paul Money's Astronomy Site

Campaign for Dark Skies - was http://www.dark-skies.org/

Great Wall of China NOT the only manmade object visible from space?


Black Holes (was http://casa.colorado.edu/ajsh/index.html)

Alma Observatory - high altitude, Chile

Virtual Star Ltd - publishers of the Galaxy Collider CD-Rom - was www.virtualstar.co.uk - not to be confused with Vivostar

www.planetarios.com - Portable Planetariums Home, República Argentina

British National Space Centre

Federation of Astronomical Societies

The International Astronomical Union

HG Lindberg: "Universe belongs to ALL": http://w1.217.telia.com/~u21702599/VARIMA.htm


Swinburne Astronomy Online (Australia) course in extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial life - was http://www.swin.edu.au/astronomy/sao/shortcourse/

List of Experiments on the International Space Station

The Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics (ASTRA) - was www.astra.org.uk

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Lambda Publications - publishers of Redshift4 - was http://www.lambdapub.demon.co.uk

European Southern Observatory

Lord Sainsbury's Near-Earth Object Task Force Report

United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Space Education Trust

PPARC (Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council)

PPARC Astronomy & Space School Liaison

UKISC (UK Industrial Space Committee) - was http://www.ukspace.com - lost to cybersquatters

National Space Science Centre


Space School UK - was http://www.star.le.ac.uk/spaceschool/

British Association for the Advancement of Science - was www.britassoc.org.uk

NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)

NERC Earth Observation Office - was http://www.nmw.ac.uk/ite/

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) Space Department (Gone! Was http://www.dera.gov.uk/dera.htm)

British Astronomical Association

Nichol Optical telescope company - was www.nicholoptical.co.uk

Starship designers

Midlands Spaceflight Society - was http://www.wemfas.atfreeweb.com/mss/mss.htm

Yuri's Night (April 12th)

Hipparcos website at ESA - was http://astro.estec.esa.nl/hipparcos/

Unified theory of dark matter and dark energy ?

Problems with Dark Matter ?

Messier Catalogue and Caldwell Catalogue

VASIMR plasma engines - was http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/mars/technology/propulsion/aspl/vasimr.html

Bill Arnett's Sites which include such diverse elements as The Nine Planets virtual tour of the Solar System and an item on the Kuiper belt and Oort Cloud: http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/kboc.html

miscellaneous links (which we're currently trying to sort out (please help!))


http://www.skypub.com/sights/caldwell/caldwell.shtml - gone!



http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/hall/6380/catalogues/ - another Geocities problem.







http://www.rog.nmm.ac.uk/leaflets/white/white.html - gone




And EVEN MORE space links! There's quite a lot of this SPACE to explore! It's going to take a lot of exploring!

METEOSAT Weather Satellite Images from The University of Nottingham - was http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/meteosat/

Dundee Satellite Receiving Station

XEphem: The Astronomy Software for UNIX and Linux

SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

Views of the Solar System - was http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm

PDS PLANETARY IMAGE ATLAS FRONT PAGE - was http://pdsimage.wr.usgs.gov/ATLAS.html

SPACE.com: space news, games, entertainment and science fiction

Home page - was http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/7444/

Terrestrial Planet Finder

Mars Polar Lander Official Website - was http://marslanding.jpl.nasa.gov/

BBC Online - The Sky at Night - previously www.bbc.co.uk/skyatnight

SETI@home: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home


The Planetary Society

JPL Solar System Dynamics

Welcome to Willmann-Bell, Inc. (was http://willbell.com/)

SpaceDaily - Space And Robotics - Special Report - was http://www.spacer.com/robot.html

NanoRover Electronics Web Page - was http://extremeelectronics.jpl.nasa.gov/NanoRoverElectronics/main.html

JPL Nanorover Technology Homepage - was http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/tasks/nrover/homepage.html

Moshe Sipper

Detectability of Extraterrestrial Technological Activities by Guillermo A. Lemarchand

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Remote Agent Experiment - was http://rax.arc.nasa.gov/index.html

Welcome to Rotary Rocket Company - Developer of the Roton Fully Reusable SSTO Launch Vehicle - domain http://www.rotaryrocket.com/ lost

What's New

Near Earth Object Program

Radio Astronomy and SETI - Big Ear Radio Observatory

The Hipparcos Space Astrometry Mission - was http://astro.estec.esa.nl/SA-general/Projects/Hipparcos/

Catalogue Selection Page

Directory of /cats - that's an FTP site

S.T.A.R. Online: Astronomy & Science News - was http://www.stic.net/users/merlin/News9808.htm

A Solar System Scale Model Meta Page

WinonaNet: Help: WinonaNet Update column (Sunday, May 3, 1998) - was http://winonanet.com/help/columns/col147.html

Build a Solar System - was http://netra.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

Astronomy Now | Home

Solar System Simulator

Downloadable Solar Sailing Textfile - hosted at CalTech

Solaris System Configuration - was http://info.rutgers.edu/Techdir/solarisbody.html

Educational Observatory - Sky Charts, Catalogs, Atlases and Astronomical Data Resources