Astronomy Resources:  2002

Among the most rewarding investigations students (or anyone) can undertake is one in astronomy. Stars and dinosaurs just seem to be topics almost everyone finds exciting.  Sky objects can be observed with the unaided eye, with binoculars, and with different types and sizes of telescopes.  You can measure electromagnetic radiation in the visible, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, radio, and other wavelengths. You can image sky objects with cameras using conventional film or with CCD cameras. You can study the moon, other moons, planets, asteroids, satellites, stars, variable stars and distant galaxies. For objects such as variable stars, you can estimate the magnitude of their varying brightness. Or you can use digital images to learn more about these objects. You can "blink" images to search out asteroids or variable stars. Resources for students interested in astronomy work abound. This page provides a few links for online resources for the beginning student.  With a bit of experience, the sky is the limit!




AAVSO and Variable Star Links:

The Moon:

The Sun:

The Solar System:

Asteroids, Near Earth Objects (NEO), and Impacts:


Astronomy (general):

NASA Links:

TOPS (Toward Other Planetary Systems):


Interesting Sites:

R. Hemphill, 9/2002