Hawaiian Astronomical Society

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Hawaiian Links

NASA Links

  • Solar System and Beyond - This Web site is intended to be a gateway for the public to the vast educational and informational resources of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that pertain to Solar System exploration.
  • NASA Missions - A looong alphabetical listing of NASA missions. You can further break down the listing by topic.
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute 3D Images - All images are displayed in anaglyph format, which means you need a pair of red-blue or red-green stereo glasses for viewing. Some images are displayed in parallel (side-by-side) format and you don't need any 3-D glasses to view them; your eyes simply fuse the stereo pairs into 3-D views.
  • Hubble Space Telescope Public Information - NASA's Hubble Telescope page. This is the source for information about the Hubble mission, its servicing, and all those amazing images of the universe. Now that the space telescope is fixed, it has lived up to the hype surrounding it. The pictures take your breath away, and alter your consciousness. Not bad, for a Web page.
  • Human Exploration and Operations - Up to the minute background on NASA manned (womaned?) space missions. It used to mean shuttle missions. Now it focuses heavily on the Space Station.
  • The NASA Image Gallery - Access to tens of thousands of NASA images. NASA has placed most of the pictures taken from most of the space missions online.
  • The NASA Video Gallery - Access to most of NASA images. A subset of the collection is the ultra-high-definition page.
  • Infrared Astronomy - An educational site run by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). A well done site designed to introduce what infrared astronomy is, and provide news of recent scientific activity. Its own pages are short, and heavily illustrated.

Other Links

  • Night Sky Info - A site that gives good information on what's up in the sky, and well as some basic instruction for beginner amateur astronomers.
  • Amateur Telescope Making - Links to ATM resources, articles, and discussion. Browse these links and discover that mentoring is very much alive.
  • SEDS Internet Warehouse - The term "warehouse" says it all. Big, sprawling, a little confusing, but pretty. It features Bill Arnett's "The Nine Planets" (an excellent tour of the solar system) as well as deepsky pages, and pages devoted rocketry and petitions.
  • The Sky Guide - Some original material, and many external links in a fairly well organized, attractive site.
  • Into the Cosmos - Good material on astronomy and physics, aimed at a very general audience.
  • Deepsky Observer's Companion - THE "DEEPSKY OBSERVER's COMPANION" (DOC) web-pages is an on-line resource for the deepsky observer, consisting primarily of visual descriptions of deepsky objects. Besides the work of contemporary amateur astronomers, descriptions of historical interest are also collected, including work by James Dunlop, John Herschel and E J Hartung.
  • My-Astronomy - Ron Muir's personal Web site. Contains usefull links, especially ones to famed, national, dark sky sites.
  • Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog (IAAC) - The Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog (IAAC or 'netastrocatalog' for short) is a forum for amateur astronomers at all levels to share their observations of Deep-Sky objects. (The 'deep-sky' includes all objects which are NOT members of our solar system: other galaxies, star clusters, gaseous nebulae, doubles, and variable stars are all deep-sky objects). Note that the netastrocatalog is a *catalog of amateur observations*, not a sales catalog of any kind!
  • Digital images of the Sky - A collection of photographs with simple accompanying text of various objects in the sky. The best part of the display is a constellation by constellation photographic atlas, each consisting of wide field photographs (with and without labels) and more detailed photographs.
  • The NGC/IC Project - The NGC/IC Project will eventually correctly identify all of the original NGC and IC objects. It will assemble basic data, collect images for each object. A corrected NGC/IC is a laudable long term goal, but the site's most useful function involves generating observing lists by constellation. The site is much faster with automatic loading of graphics turned off.
  • Planetary Nebulæ Observers Home Page - Doug Snyder's project of collecting interesting images of planetaries from all over the sky. Comes in a whiz-bang JAVA/MIDI version, and an HTML version that is more practical. This is a site with some depth.
  • Planetary Astronomy Links - Some of Peter Besenbruch's and Gary Ward's favorite picks. Gary is the guy who did the whiz-bang Netscape 2 version accessible from the Main Menu.
  • All about Comets - This page contains links to comet information on the Web. The central comet information page is the Comet Home page at NASA's JPL.
  • Other Image favorites from Gary Ward - Gary lives and breathes the Web; check these out!
  • Astronomical Software - This is a page we offer that features software for Windows, the Mac, and Unix. The most notable is a link to Home Planet.
  • Planetaria - Travel into Space without leaving Earth.
  • Astronomy Clubs of the United States - A long listing of other Astronomy club pages on the Web.
  • Sky and Telescope's Astronomy related mailing lists. - Yes, you too can clutter up your E-mail box. If you are too young to know what a mailing list is, the above link also offers an explanation.
  • Magazines - A page for online astronomy magazines.
  • Radio and TV Programs - Radio and television on the Web.
  • European Southern Observatory - Only in astronomy can something European be based in Chile. Perhaps the premier southern hemisphere observatory, it adds a mix of technical and general information and pictures to the Web from the perspective of south of the equator.
  • Light Pollution - Not just the International Dark Sky Association, this page includes a surprising number of links.
  • Astronomy and Learning (can be fun) - Featuring online courses and places for kids to hang out.