Useful Astronomy Links

Below is a list of useful astronomy links ranging from Sky Charts, Media and Astronomy Software.


Major Organisations:

  • https://www.nasa.gov/ – The Home of NASA
  • https://www.esa.int/ESA – The Home of ESA
  • https://www.britastro.org/ – The British Astronomical Association
  • https://www.ras.org.uk/ – The Royal Astronomical Society

Images:

  • http://hubblesite.org/images/gallery – The Hubble Telescope
  • https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html – Astronomy Picture of The Day
  • https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html – NASA’s Image Gallery
  • http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/ – Images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory

Online Sky Charts and Night Sky Guides:

  • https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php – Online Planetarium
  • https://astronomynow.com/uk-sky-chart/ – Astronomy Now Magazine Sky Chart
  • http://stellarium.org/ – Free and Open Source Planetarium Software
  • http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/astronomy/nightsky/ – Night Sky Guide From Jodrell Bank
  • http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/interactive-sky-watching-tools/interactive-sky-chart/ – Interactive Sky Chart

Imaging Software:

  • https://ideiki.com/astro/Default.aspx – Free Capture Software for DSLR & CCD Cameras
  • http://www.sharpcap.co.uk/ – Free Capture Software used for Planetary and Lunar Imaging
  • https://www.astronomie.be/registax/ – Free Stacking Software
  • https://www.autostakkert.com/ – Free Stacking Software
  • http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html – Free Stacking Software for Deep Space Imaging.
  • http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html – Free Guiding Software

Education:

  • http://www.astronomynotes.com/ – A Complete Online Textbook
  • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL – A Video Crash Course in Astronomy
  • https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/astronomy – Royal Greenwich Observatory Information Sheets
  • http://amazingspace.org/ – Suitable for Kids
  • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/ – Astronomy for Kids

Weather Guides :

  • http://www.spaceweather.com/ – Full Space Weather Guide
  • https://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/astronomy.asp – Detailed Astronomy Weather Guide
  • https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ – Weather Forecast for the UK

Podcasts/ Radio Shows:

  • https://www.startalkradio.net/ – Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w – The Infinite Monkey Cage Hosted By Professor Brian Cox
  • https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu – General Science Podcast