Astronomy Links that You Might Find Useful


American Astronomical Society (AAS) International Astronomical Union (IAU) Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
National Science Foundation (NSF) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  


Astronomical Journal (AJ) Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP)
Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) Information Bulletin on Variable Stars (IBVS)
Icarus Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (JAAVSO) Communications in Asteroseismology

Observatories and Telescope Time

National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)
NSPIRES Keck Observatories  

Data Archives and Other Help

Astrophysical Abstracts (ADS) Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) SIMBAD
Digitized Sky Survey    

Software Help

Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) at NOAO IRAF Software and User Support at Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS) at NRAO
Pyraf Python Linux (Ubuntu)
Scisoft (for Macs)    

Virtual Observatory Websites

National Virtual Observatory Virtual Observatory Registry VO DataScope Quary
Open Sky Query VOEvent  

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