n. pl. as·tron·o·mies
1. The scientific
study of matter in outer space, especially the positions,
dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy,
and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena.
2. A system of knowledge
or beliefs about celestial phenomena: the various astronomies
of ancient civilizations.
The Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center - Gateway to the universe of x-ray astronomy!
Mars Exploration Program.
- Amazing Space
- Web Based Activities.
- Astronomy.com - Contains Astronomy daily
news, discoveries, Astronomy, NASA, Telescope, Space images
and photos and more.
- Astronomy for
Kids! - An astronomy site designed with kids in mind,
as well as their parents.
- Astronomy for Kids
- Basic introduction to astronomy for kids.
- Astronomy Magazine - Offers daily astronomy and space news, star charts,
pictures of planets, space missions, eclipse and much
Picture of the Day - A service of: LHEA at NASA/ GSFC
&: Michigan Tech. U.
- Astronomy and
Space for Kids - Explore distant worlds and gallaxies,
play games, even take free online classes.
- Astrophicis Institute of
the Canary Islands - Here you will find information
about the IAC astronomical observatories: the Observatorio
del Teide, in Tenerife and the Observatorio del Roque
de los Muchachos, in La Palma, as well as on the IAC headquarters
in La Laguna (Tenerife) and more.
Library - Caroline Smith, Librarian Caltech Astrophysics
- Auckland Observatory
and Stardome Planetarium - Auckland Observatory enters
a new millennium.
- Basics of
Space Flight - Created by the people of Caltech's
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
- Big Bear Solar
Observatory - Physics of the Sun and we observe solar
phenomena every day with our dedicated telescopes and
- Buzz Aldrin
- The official web site.
- Mission to Saturn and Titan.
- Comet McNaught -Comet McNaught swung by the Sun in mid-January 2007.
Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter - From July
16 through July 22, 1994, fragments of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy
9 collided with Jupiter...
and their Stars, The
- What are constellations?
- A team of powerful x-ray telescopes that will orbit
close to each other inspace.
Planetarium - Links.
Viewer - View the earth from space as it is appears
Smithsonian - Students Page.
Planets in the Classroom: hands-on science -
Activities, and publications from Johnson Space Center's
Astromaterials Curation site.