Astronomy Club

University of Arizona


Peer Tutoring

ATOMM Main Page Astronomy Tutoring for Majors, by Majors

Notable Telescopes

The Hubble Telescope Information regarding the history of Hubble

Kuiper 61 inch Steward Observatory 61” Kuiper Telescope

MMT Telescope Steward Observatory + Smithsonian Multiple Mirror Telescope

Bok 90″ Telescope Steward Observatory Bok 90 inch Telescope

JWST NASA James Webb Space Telescope

LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Spitzer JPL Spitzer Space Telescope

Keck Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea

Arizona Radio Observatory 12m on Kitt Peak and SMT on Mt. Graham

LBT Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham

Web Text

NASA & MAGs Information about astronauts space suits and the history of space diapers

Astrobites Easy to digest article summaries of papers from Astro-ph written by grad students and undergrads for grads and undergrads

Elsevier Journal Database Lots of published papers on many topics

The Astrophysical Journal

SciVerse A site that contains a lot of published papers Cornell’s pre-publishing site for lots of papers

AMNH Astrophysics & Astronomy Background information about Space Physics/Astronomy Resource

Project Rho The making of a Sci-Fi Rocket

Wolfram Astronomy Astronomy Encyclopedic 
Basics of Astrobiology A reputable introduction to the fundamentals of astrobiology
Heavens above Deals with every facet of the study of the sky

Sky Map A highly detailed interactive map of the sky

Dr. James Calvert Astronomy concepts, Meteorological Optics, Observation

N2Yo Space shuttle tracking

PlanetaryChandra’s X-ray Observatory Astronomy blog

Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA

Mark Thompson Astronomy Nice guide for amateur astronomers that are just starting out

NASA’s Radio Jove Project An educational/amateur radio astronomy program sponsored by NASA

More information on Light Pollution

Annual Astronomy Event Calendar


Khan Academy Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology

YouTube/SpaceRip Astronomy and cosmology videos

YouTube/PhilHellenes The wonder of the natural universe, and the promotion of logic and the scientific method. Not an independent resource

Tools / Reference / Exercises

Celestia 3D model of many stars in the Milky Way, complete with exo-planets, asteroids, comets, spacecraft, etc.

Resource Guide: Telescopes on a Budget A webpage containing many links to sites describing the basics of telescope optics, as well as advice for buying a personal telescope.

Stellarium Free program that allows you to explore the night sky. You can zoom in, out, turn the atmosphere off, remove ground, switch planets, toggle light pollution, etc. The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia 3D View of Solar System

WorldWide Telescope Allows you to view the night sky and gives information on galaxies, stars, and nebulae, as well as showing images from telescopes and guided tours.

Google Earth Galaxy to Street Viewer Knowledge Database

Space Engine – Free Universe Simulator

Universe Sandbox

Astrophysics Data System A digital library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics