We have Loved the Stars Too Fondly to be Fearful of the Night

- Sarah Wilson, poem published 1868

This page links you to the world of Astronomy from Astra. The categories below are highlighted on the right side of the page and clicking on the topic links will take you to the subject area of your choice.

The Star Hustler - Jack Horkheimer
Henriette Leavitte Flat Screen Space Theater - - Online Planetarium
Online Orrey - The Solar System Live
Bad Astronomy - Astronomy, Hollywood Style, or what's wrong with this picture?


Ohio Turnpike Astronomer's Association - OTAA
Tips and Trickes for Amateur Astronomy Beginners - - from Backyard Astronomer
American Association of Amateur Astronomers
Amateur Astronomy Clubs --From the ASP's list of amateur clubs


International Astronomical Union - IAU
IAU: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
American Association of Variable Star Observers - AAVSO
American Astronomical Society - AAS
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers - ALPO
Astronomical League - AL
Astronomical Society of the Pacific - ASP
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Home Page - RASC
The British Astronomical Association - BAA
International Occulatation Timing Association - IOTA
National Deep Sky Observers Society
SETI Institute - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence


Astra's Telescope Making Page
Optical Astronomy - - This list is generated by Astro Web
Radio Astronomy - - Beam out to these links from Astro Web
Hubble Space Telescope - - Space Telescope Science Inst

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International Comet Quarterly
Astronomy Now Online
Sky & Telescope Magazine - - Sky Online
Astronomy Resources - from Sky & Telescope
Universe Today - Space Exploration News from Around the Internet
Astronomy Digest - On-line astronomy newsletter offers free email (keep informed and more!)


Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) - from the Smithsonian
Spitzer Space Telescope - formerly SIRTF
Chandra Telescope Center Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) - From TRW
Astro-2 and the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
Cosmic Background Explorer
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer
Infrared Astronomical Satellite
Infrared Space Observatory

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory satellite
Space Very Long Baseline Interferometry
Ulysses Solar Mission
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David Malin Images - An extraodinary astrophotographer AAO Photographs to spectra - Australia talks about David Malin
Hubble Telescope Image Gallery - was - Hubble's Greatest Hits
Deep Sky Image Sites - from SEDS
Astronomical Images - from Jerry Lodriguss.
Mr. Eclipse.com - Resource for Eclipse Photography
CCD Tour of the Universe - Deep Sky CCD Imaging - from Jan Wisniewski
Galaxy Stock Photos and Images - Browse a Massive Collection of Astro-Images for Sale

Also See the Starlinks page for Astrophotgraphy, tips and hints

CCD Imaging - this section is new and growing!

Jan's site above also contains imaging tutorials!
Richard Berry and the CCD Camera Cookbook Home Page - from
From Film to CCD - from Pedro Ré


Astronomy Lecture Notes - - professor Nick Strobel shares his class notes on introductory astronomy. His material is very good and there will be a 2019 version of his book Astronomy Notes available soon.
Views of the Solar System - - Home Page
Calendars, Time & Chronology - from the History of Astronomy page
Need the Time? Synchronize your Watch with the Naval Observatory

For more Astronomy Links, check out Astra's Starlinks Page

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Check Out Dawn's Personal Page - for Additional Links

Astra's Content

Amateur Telescope Making Page

Solar - Lunar - Planetary - Deep Sky

EDUCATION - - Great Links for Astronomy and Space

For the Young Astronomer - updated 5/27/12

Visit Astra's Near Earth Object Page - find out about the hazards of asteroids

Three Faces of Mars - Astra's Mars Page

Astra's Astronomy on the Internet
Offering astronomy as only the net can do!