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Great Astronomical Sites
As featured at our BBC Stargazing Live event...
- Society for Popular Astronomy - a great place to start in astronomy
- Stellarium - A free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
- Google Moon - This tool is an exciting new way to explore the story of the Apollo missions, still the only time mankind has set foot on another world.
- Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) - Originated, written, coordinated, and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet.
- NASA Kids' Club - Jam packed full of fun space information and games for kids.
- HubbleSite - Every Hubble Telescope. Including an amazing archive of beautiful images.
- Universe Today - A great place to find space and astronomy news.
- Heavens Above - The place to calculate the passing of observable satellites. It is worth registering and entering your exact coordinates.
- Mars Exploration Rover Missions - All the information and images straight from all of NASA's Mars rovers as they become public.
- Zooniverse - You may have come across Galaxy Zoo or Planet Hunters. Here is the website for all the Zooniverse public science activities.
Some more websites we love...
Local Astronomical Organisations