Some useful ASTRONOMY links here (no particular order). Please let the webmaster know if any are broken.



NEW:

Alan Dyer 2017 Images Calendar Scroll down to the bottom of the page at this link. Some great images from Alan Dyer in a downloadable calendar.

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower: Sean Walker provides some expert tips.

The Basics of Meteor Observing: Alan MacRobert gives advice on how to make this activity fun and scientifically useful.

International Meteor Organization with a 2017 meteor showers summary, reports on fireballs observed and past shower data.
The complete 2017 Meteor Shower Calendar is here: Detailed Calendar 2017

UWO Meteor Science dept. Prof. Peter Brown and his team are worldwide authorities on meteor science. UWO has installed an all-sky camera, part of over a dozen that constantly monitors the night sky for bright meteors with the aim of recovering any potential meteorites that may have reached Earth. The live camera image is available here: UWO cam at ES Fox

American Meteor Society This video explains what the society does and how to get involved in meteor science. The AMS home site is here: AMS home


Moon for 2017 Everything you need to know about the Moon in 2017 by Fred Espenak -the EarthSky.org site link to Espenak's site

Sky Maps: A two page (front and back) handy all-sky monthly star map. Downloads for northern and southern hemisphere.

Jam-Jar Magnetometer: the original British Astronomical Association article! Monitor Earth's magnetic field.

Guide to Observing the Moon (using binos and telescopes) from Astronomy magazine

Solar Eclipses from 2011 to 2030 Fred Espanak's site: "Mr. Eclipse" -lots of good info

John Dobson's original paper Celestial Observer July-Sep 1973 issue describing Dobson's design

Books/Atlases/References Recommended Reading from RASC Observer's Handbook

Aldebaran Graze Physics teacher article Apr 83 Aldebaran Graze Dec 1979. Two local teacher's claim to fame.

NIGHTSCAPE IDA Nightscape double issue: History of IDA and light pollution battle.

Used SCT Buyer's Guide Rod Mollise listing of SCT's made up to 2000 "studs and duds".

Astropixels.com Fred Espanak's website - excellent!! http://www.astropixels.com/index.html

Star Hopping 101 Complete Course c/o Rob Hawley has a four-part series on star hopping and locating objects -Youtube videos. Excellent! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36B0AD5D29A76981

Clear Sky Clock

Amateur Astronomers Weather forecasts http://cleardarksky.com/csk/

SpaceWeather

Solar and auroral activity www.spaceweather.com

Heavens Above

Spaceflight, satellite visibility, comets, astronomy info www.heavens-above.com/

Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Ed Centre near Oliphant -a Dark Sky Preserve www.oec.bwdsb.on.ca/

Bruce Peninsula Bayside Astronomy

Lion’s Head Bayside Astronomy program information http://bpba.ca/

Bruce Peninsula Environment Group

A group dedicated to preserve the daytime and nighttime ecology of the Bruce www.bpeg.ca/

Atmospheric Optics

Everything you need to know about haloes, rainbows, green flash, etc. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

Gordon’s Park DSP

Gordon’s Park -a dark sky campground on Manitoulin Island and a Dark Sky Preserve www.gordonspark.com

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Home page of the national astronomical body with its 29 centres www.rasc.ca/

NASA

NASA official website www.nasa.gov

Sky News Magazine

Sky News Magazine edited by Terry Dickinson http://www.skynews.ca/index.html

Wilderness Astronomy

Peter McMahon website featuring DSP at BOEC (also in Mar/Apr Sky News magazine) wildernessastronomy.com/

Spaceflight Now

Space launches, mission status for space geeks http://www.spaceflightnow.com/

Astronomy Now

Up-to-date Astronomy news http://www.astronomynow.com/

Sky and Telescope

Sky and Telescope magazine home page www.skyandtelescope.com

Astronomy magazine

Astronomy magazine home page www.astronomy.com/

Astro Buy/Sell

Buy and sell used astronomy equipment (Canadian) http://www.astrobuysell.com/

Stellarium Planetarium Software

Stellarium planetarium program for Mac, Windows, Linux www.stellarium.org/

Lake County Astronomical Society

This group has a very extensive section of articles on everything an amateur could ever want to know. If you can't find it here, it does not exist.
http://www.lcas-astronomy.org/articles/

K-W Telescopes

New (and used) telescope equipment sellers for S. Ontario -great staff, our favourite astronomy store www.kwtelescope.com/

Canadian Telescopes

Another reputable astronomy supplier (Vancouver) www.canadiantelescopes.com/

Keppel Henge (at Keppelcroft Gardens Big Bay)

Steve Irvine’s information page about this particularly robust solar observatory www.steveirvine.com/henge.html

Grey Roots Museum

Local museum host for BAS meetings and public viewing (approx. once a month) www.greyroots.com/

Rainbow Symphony

Only one source for safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) http://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/

Cloudy Nights

Forum for discussion of astronomy, reviews of equipment, etc. www.cloudynights.com/

Project Apollo Image Gallery

The place to go for ALL of the Apollo imagery www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

Hubble Space Telescope Site

The home page for the Hubble Space Telescope images, information, status, etc. hubblesite.org/

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Home of the 3.6 m CFHT optical/infrared telescope -great images and more! www.cfht.hawaii.edu/

Canadian Space Agency

Information about Canadian Astronauts and space programs www.asc-csa.gc.ca/