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Astronomy Resources

Astronomical Applications - U.S. Naval Observatory

Gives data for the phases of the moon, illumination, sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, eclipses and the dates of Easter; can specify for different locations.

Great Images in NASA

Thousands of images from the library of NASA.

Jet Propulsion

Explore the solar system, the earth, the stars and planets. News on up to date orbits. Site provided by NASA.

Kennedy Space Center

Get up to date information on launchings, landings, live video and visit the multimedia gallery.


Official web site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Mission and Spacecraft Library

Information on over 5000 spacecraft missions from around the country.

The Nine Planets

Take a multimedia tour of the eight planets. Text and other informational resources are also available.


Locate information on the solar system, moon calculator, sunrise/sunset calculator, and other space resources.

Stellar Evolution and Black Holes

Descriptions of stars, the sun, phases of the black hole, quasars, neutron stars and supernovas.

Views of the Solar System

Descriptions, photographs and various diagrams of the parts of the solar system. Great photos! Site provided by Hamilton.

Your Sky

Has an interactive planetarium. Enter a city or coordinates and get a visual sky map.

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