Links to Astronomy Resources
Craving more info? Check out these links:
- American Astronomical Society
- American Physical Society: Division of Astrophysics
- The Planetary Society
- The UNH SETI Group
- New Hampshire Astronomical Society
- Astronomical Society of Northern New England
John Gianforte's Home Page
- Check out the personal home page for John Gianforte's Blue Sky observatory. John - our resident expert, local amateur astronomer and observatory volunteer - has created an astronomy related website that displays images taken from his personal observatory as well as many other interesting astro tidbits.
People of Space: Astronomy Resources
- A thorough collection of biographical information on famous astronauts plus links to information about planetary science and solar, stellar, and galactic astronomy, as well as cosmology and amateurism.
- Your first stop for Astronomy related topics, news, forums, resources and more. Great for educators and students!
The Sun Today
- A great resource of solar facts and space weather updates by NASA scientist and UNH Physics alumnus Dr. C. Alex Young
- This is an amazing program for searching the heavens from your desktop! It shows where all of the constellations, planets and brighter deep sky objects are real time! It's available for Mac, Linux/Unix and Windows.
Physics 195: Astronomy & Planetary Science.
- Courtesy of CSU, Dominquez Hills & The Planetary Society. This is a streaming Astro course that you can watch online for free! Thanks for the link, Leo!
The Dome of the sky
- This is a great hub to branch off from
Photopic Sky Survey
- An interactive, 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched tohether from over 37,000 exposures
"Northern Lights"- Aurora Borealis Information
- A great link to a webpage explaining all about the aurora seen at the northern and southern poles. Thanks to Danielle
from Colorado for telling us about this great resource!
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
- At the NHTI in Concord, NH
Calendar of Space Events and Anniversaries
- If you're interested in things like when meteor showers, conjunctions, and ocultations will occur, as well as when different launches are scheduled...
More Astronomy Resources
- A comprehensive list of astronomy resources ranging from info for beginners to astronomy job resources. Thanks to Brittany from Virginia for letting us know about this great site!
Curious About Astronomy
- A great one-stop destination for astronomy-related links and resources from Cornell University. Thanks to the kids at The Children's Cancer Center in New Jersey for the tip!
And of course be sure to check out and "Like" the UNH Observatory Facebook
- For the most up-to-the-minute session updates, info about special events, and astrophotos.
Especially for Kids
NASA's Space Place
- NASA's go-to website for kid's education and activities about space!
Best Education Sites: Astronomy and Space Sites
- A great collection of astronomy and space-related websites, including activities for kids, broken down by topic. A great one-stop option. Thanks to Maggie from the west coast for recommending it to us!
NASA's Climate Kids
- NASA's kid-friendly site explaining about climate change; complete with games and activities
- Website from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that covers everything from oceans and tides to atmospheric science to space weather in one kid-friendly environment
Astronomy Prints and Activities for Kids
- A page from overnightprints.com that focuses on printable, kid-friendly hands-on activities. Thanks to the kids at The Children's Cancer Center in New Jersey for the tip!
Creation of the Universe
- A great site with activities and lesson plans ranging from the solar system to deep space. Thanks to the kids at The Children's Cancer Center in New Jersey for the recommendation!
Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy- Dr. Phil Plait stays ever skeptical, yet fascinated by space
AmericaSpace.org- NASA news and updates about space exploration "for a nation that explores"
The Sky's the Limit- UNH Observatory Manager Ian Cohen updates and explains discoveries new and old
Dear Astronomer- Long-time amateur astronomer Ray Sanders brings space back down to Earth
NH Skies With John Gianforte Episodes
- May 3rd 2006
- April 3rd 2006
- January 9th 2006
- December 13th 2005
- November 10th 2005
- October 5th 2005
- September 8th 2005
- August 22nd 2005
- July 6th 2005
- May 4th 2005
- April 5th 2005
- March 2nd 2005
- February 7th 2005
- January 10th 2005
If you would like to see other episodes with John as well as many other interesting topics, check out the NH Outlook site!
Here are a few links to major observatories found throughout The United States and The World:
- The 355.6m UNH Observatory
- The Keck Observatory
- The European Southern Observatory
- The Gemini Observatory
- The McDonald Observatory
- Mount Wilson Observatory
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory
- Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory
- Space Spin
- Dome of the Sky
- The Planetary Society
- NASA News
- ESA News
- Chinese Space Agency News News
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