Fun Astro-links


Starting Points to Explore

NASA's Great Observatories

Human Space Exploration

General sources

Current Space Exploration

Early Space Exploration


The International Space Station is easy to see from the ground at dawn and dusk. To learn when and how, visit NASA's J-pass site.

Heavens Above will show you how to see many satellites.

NASA maintains a collection of Astronaut Biographies.

Probes to the Solar System

Here's some sites with images and results from on-going or recent missions:

For images from past missions:

Exoplanets: Planets around other Stars

We live in exciting times! I've pretty much lost count of the number of planets detected in orbit around other stars. Fortunately, other people are keeping track. There are two great sites to start with:

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia - This is the original site, and it tends to be all inclusive, even at the risk of including some debatable detections.

Exoplanet Data Explorer - This site comes with great plotting tools and is more conservative about including confirmed planets. It was formerly known as the California and Carnegie Planet Search Page, and before that it was Geoff Marcy's Extra-solar Planet Page.

General Astronomy News


Last modified 2 May, 2011. © Gregory C. Sloan.