- Veasey Memorial Park (Meeting and Primary Observing Site)
- Contact Info For NSAAC Officials
- How to Buy Your First Telescope
- Binocular Resources
- NASA Home Page
- NASA TV
- JPL “Space Calendar”
- NASA’s Comet Home Page
- Solar System Live!
- Astronomical World Wide Web Resources A very detailed (600kb) collection of resources with descriptions
- Solar System Tourist
- Solar System Simulator
- The Astronomy Cafe (Questions answered by professional Astronomers)
- WIKISKY.ORG Cool online detailed star sky map.
- Astronomy Notes
- Deep Impact – Your first look inside a comet!
- Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan
- Stardust – NASA’s comet sample return mission. Another good link about it.
- Mars Exploration Rover Mission
- Astronomy Shoppe (Tony Costanzo): Telescopes, Binos and Accessories; Discounts for club members!
- Astroimages by James Foy (our Star Party Coordinator)’s astrophography site
- Merrill Clark: www.andovernights.com (Mainly lunar astrophotography)
- Leor Zolman: www.bdsoft.com/astro (Meager astro content, but good computer geek stuff elsewhere on the site)
- John Boudreau: www.spacescenes.com (Some seriously good astrophotography)
Astrophotography/Imaging Sites of Note
Solar / Auroral Resources
- AuroralObserving (Yahoo Group)
- SpaceWeather.com – “News and information about the Sun-Earth Environment”
- Submit an auroral sighting to SpaceWeather.com
- Real-Time solar image (worth digging out the solar filter “right now”?)
- Binocular Resources
- Clear Dark Sky (Is it worth going out to view at Veasey tonight?)
- U.S. Naval Observatory Moon Phase Page
- SpaceWeather.com Solar observing news, activity notification service
- Andy Martin’s Observing List:
- Unzipped spreadsheet (122K XLS File — left-click to open directly, right-click to download)
- Compessed spreadsheet (42K ZIP file — right-click to save, or left-click may also work
- Web page with sample list
- Merrimack College Observatory. Public observing every clear Wed. and every 3rd Thu. Call 978-837-5011.
- Gloucester Area Astronomy Club
- Aldrich Astronomical Society of Worcester
- Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston
- Astronomical Society of Northern New England
- Astronomical Society of Southern New England
- Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford
- New Hampshire Astronomical Society
- The New England Light Pollution Advisory Group
- Boston University Astronomy Department. Public viewing with 12 & 14″ on Wednesdays.
- University of Massachusetts Astronomy Dept.
- Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, PA
- Sky & Telescope and CCD Astronomy Magazines
- Astronomy Magazine
- Meteorobs Mailing List A mailing list for amateur meteor astronomy
- Netastrocatalog Mailing List A mailing list for “deep sky” observers of all levels
- Scope Reviews (N.H. amateur Td Ting’s very extensive scope and accessory review page)
- Cloudy Nights
- Home Planet Page A great astronomy/tracking freeware program for Windows
- Registax – Excellent, free digital photo processing utility
- Hubble Space Telescope Photo Archive
- University of Arizona chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Archive A big collection of astronomy software for Win, DOS, UNIX, Mac and more.
- Castle Point Astronomy Club – Free Planet and Solar System Software (“The Planets” … you want this one!)
- Cartes du Ciel Sky Chart Software Provides a free planetarium/charting program and a free lunar mapping application
- Scott Pinkham’s Page – Great, free remote-control software for the LX200 (Click on the “Astronomy” link at the top.)
- RAMDisk – Used in conjunction with Registax, can speed up processing considerably. Only one I (Leor) found that actually works well enough for this (email the author for the free version supporing extra-large volumes).