Sunday

Astronomy Links

http://zooniverse.org Multiple opportunities to get involved in astronomy


http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/skyatnight/ Sky at Night programme

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~ryden/ast162_1/notes2.html     How the Sun shines


Double stars - put Double Stars into your browser and so many links will appear


http://usm.maine.edu/planet/greek2.gif Greek alphabet


http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/nearest.html 26 nearest stars


http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/brightest.html 26 brightest stars


http://www.scienceu.com/observatory/facts/solardata.html Solar system data


http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&Object=Moon Moon data


http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/sblanco/astro/images/moon_map.jpg Moon map


http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/meteors/shower_list.html Meteor showers


http://www.astro.virginia.edu/class/whittle/astr1230/lec2_f05.html Optical telescopes


http://www.funnyyouasked.com/Equatorial_Mount_Setup/quick_and_dirty_guide_to_setting.htm

Equatorial mount

http://www.wisegorilla.com/images/solarsystem/MoonPhases.gif Moon’s phases

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/M/Messier_Catalogue.html Messier list

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellationmonth_list.html
constellations by month

http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/?id=8 Herschel Museum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_relativity Einstein’s universe

http://www.exoplanet.eu/catalog.php Extra-solar catalogue

http://www.roe.ac.uk/ Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/places/royal-observatory Royal Greenwich Observatory

http://www.hermit.org/Eclipses/when_solars.html Solar eclipses

http://www.eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html Lunar eclipses

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_variable_stars Variable stars

http://www.oact.inaf.it/index_en.html Catania Solar Observatory-see the Sun

http://www.astronomyknowhow.com/ useful bits and pieces


http://www.astronomynotes.com/starprop/s4.htm Stellar Magnitudes

http://hyperphysics.phy-ast.gsu.edu/hbase/Eclip.html Right Ascension and Declination

http://hubblesite.org/ Hubble Space Telescope

http://www.eso.org/public/astronomy/teles-instr/paranal.html Very Large Telescope

http://keckobservatory.org/ Keck Observatory

http://nineplanets.org/ the Sun and planets

http://cass.ucsd.edu/public/tutorial/History.html history of astronomy

http://phys.kent.edu/~manley/astronomers.html famous astronomers

http://www.dibonsmith.com/graphics.htm constellations

http://www.astro.umass.edu/~myun/teaching/a100/longlecture13.html stellar spectra
http://www.heavens-above.com/skychart.aspx?SL=1&SN=1&lat=52.628&lng=1.303&loc=Norwich&alt=9&tz=GMT
star chart

http://lcogt.net/en/book/units-distance-and-size- universe distances
http://www.heavens-above.com/ ISS, Iridium flares, comets  and more

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/glossary/ Glossary





What’s next  -   Famous Scientists

All of the scientists we have considered have many biographies. Some visits:

Charles Darwin - Down House

Natural History Museum

Science Museum

Royal Greenwich Observatory

Isaac Newton

Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy

William Herschel

Christopher Wren
Robert Hook

Gresham College

Cavendish Museum

Lunar Society Birmingham Walk

Matthew Boulton

Erasmus Darwin

Richard Arkwright


Astronomy - What's Next?

There are many excellent books available from the library and large bookshops, including internet shops. Here are a few more ideas on how to continue your interest:

Observing
Using a star chart, take the opportunity, on a clear night, to look at the night sky yourself. Newspapers (Times, Telegraph) and monthly astronomical magazines (Astronomy Now, Sky at Night) publish sky charts and have information about how to find the planets, meteor showers and watch eclipses.

Internet
There is an enormous amount of information available on the Internet. Every aspect of astronomy is covered. Whether you want to watch a solar eclipse live or just read about the latest ideas in cosmology, your browser will take you there. Try http://www.heavens-above.com/. Tell the software where you live, it will then provide you with star charts, space station pass times and much more.

Television and Radio
Look out for the programmes, which cover astronomical topics e.g. The Sky at Night (BBC4). Horizon and Inside Science (Radio 4). Many of these can be watched /listened to again, via the Internet.

Local Societies
Norfolk and Suffolk are fortunate to have several active societies/clubs. New members are always welcome and all have open evenings when you have the opportunity to look through a telescope without joining. Contact details are often to be found in the local paper/astronomical magazine (e.g. Astronomy Now) or the Sky at Night website.

Norwich Astronomical Society – Seething Airfield, Toad Lane, Industrial Estate 
http://www.norwich.astronomicalsociety.org.uk/  

Breckland Astronomical Society –Recreation Hall, Great Ellingham. 
http://www.brecklandastro.org.uk/membership.html  

North Norfolk Astronomical Society –  http://www.nnas.org/ 

National Societies
British Astronomical Association
http://www.britastro.org/ and Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1V 9AG 020 7734 4145

Society for Popular Astronomy http://www.popastro.com/

Books
Cambridge Astronomy http://www.cambridge.org/ 01223 326050
Astronomy Now http://astronomynowstore.com/
Earth and Sky http://www.earthandsky.co.uk/ 01328 820083

Visits

Greenwich Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London – museum and planetarium
http://www.rog.nmm.ac.uk/ 020 8858 4422

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh
http://www.roe.ac.uk/ 0131 668 8405 - has a visitor centre and spectacular views over the city

Woolsthorpe Manor, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire (just off the A1)
The house where the great man (Isaac Newton) was born and did some of his finest work. Visitor centre and exhibition.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ 01476 860338

Jodrell Bank, Cheshire – 20 miles south of Manchester, take J18 on M6, exhibition and planetarium, www.jb.man.ac.uk/scicen 01447 571339

Armagh Observatory, Armagh, Northern Ireland
http://www.arm.ac.uk/ 0128 3752 2928 – has a visitors centre and a planetarium. Good online shop.

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS – museum, theatre/planetarium
http://www.nssc.co.uk/ 0870 60 77223 and planetarium 0116 261 0261

Southend Planetarium, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
01702 434 449 http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk/planetarium/planetarium.htm

Herschel Museum, Bath
http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/?id=8

Winchester Planetarium
http://www.intech-uk.com/folders/home/index.cfm

Star Party Kelling Heath, Norfolk
http://www.starparty.org/

Distance Learning
Liverpool John Moores University http://www.astrolivjm.ac.uk/
Introducing Astronomy, Open University, 0845 3008845 and www.openuniversity.co.uk/nasa
A range of courses: University of Central Lancashire, 01772 893540 and http://www.studyastronomy.com/
Jodrell Bank Observatory (Manchester University) www.jb.man.ac.uk/distance
http://www.starlearner.com/
University College London astrocert@ucl.ac.uk
plus others

Software
It is now possible to observe the sky from your computer, as it is now, or as it was thousands of years ago, or what it will look like in the future. Some software enables you to see the sky from any other part of Solar System.

There are many free software packages available via the internet eg http://www.stellarium.org/

 Binoculars and Telescopes
A few possibilities:
http://www.warehouseexpress.co.uk/ http://www.darkstartelescopes.co.uk/ http://www.telescopesplus.co.uk/ http://www.opticalvision.co.uk/ http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/ http://www.green-witch.com/ http://www.telescopehouse.com/ http://www.celestron.uk.com/
http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk

Magazines
http://www.astronomynow.com/
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/
http://www.skyatnight.co.uk/ – BBC Publications

History of Astronomy/Famous Scientists Links

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/  Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_science History of Science


http://www.sciencetimeline.net/ Science timeline


http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/aristotle.html Aristotle


http://www.crystalinks.com/libraryofalexandria.html Royal Library of Alexandria


http://www.cs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html Archimedes


http://www.gresham.ac.uk/ Gresham College


http://englishatheist.org/galileo.shtml The War on Galileo


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair Galileo and the church


http://galileo.rice.edu The Galileo Project


http://www.roberthooke.org.uk/intro.htm Robert Hooke


http://starryskies.com/articles/spec/hooks.html Legacy of Robert Hooke


http://inversesquare.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/friday-isaac-newton-blogging-on-the-shoulders-of-giants-or-revenge-is-a-dish-best-eaten-cold-edition/
Newton and Hooke


http://www.angelfire.com/md/byme/mathsample.html Newton and Leibniz


http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=930571660745143381# Newton and The Trinity


http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-woolsthorpemanor/
Woolsthorpe Manor


http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk The Newton Project


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Observatory,%20Greenwich Royal Observatory


http://royalsociety.org/page.asp?id=2176 History of the Royal Society


http://www.birminghamstories.co.uk/story_page.php?id=11&type=fo&page=1&now=0
Lunar Society


http://www.rigb.org/registrationControl?action=home Royal Institution


http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/charles_darwin/ Charles Darwin


http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.14922 Charles Darwin's home


http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/AboutUs/OurHistory/ British Science Association History


http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas/legend.html Wilberforce and Huxley debate

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_support_for_evolution       Evolution Support


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_as_theory_and_fact Scientific 'theory' explained


http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/history/ Cavendish Laboratory


http://nobelprize.org/ Nobel Prizes


http://www.aip.org/history/curie/scandal1.htm Marie Curie


http://www.alberteinstein.info/ Albert Einstein


http://www.cfo.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/ Manhattan Project


http://www.bshs.org.uk/about-society British Society for the History of Science


http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/ Voyagers


http://richarddawkins.net/ Richard Dawkins homepage


http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/home.shtml Human Genome Project


http://www.lhc.ac.uk/ Large Hadron Collider


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time/archive In Our Time Archive


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_archive.shtml Material World Archive

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