Some useful ASTRONOMY links here (no particular order). Please let the webmaster know if any are broken.
Advice on buying your first telescope:
Sky News Magazine: Some good advice from Terry Dickinson
Engadget Telescope Reviews Reviews of several different types and price ranges.
More advice from the Toronto Centre Some very helpful advice on buying a scope from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
ISS transit Finder: Find interesting passes of the space station across the Moon or Sun.
Starry Night Planetarium software The official Simulation Curriculum website which includes both Starry Night and SkySafari
Other Planetarium Software: Here is a collection by Sky and Telescope of good star-charting software, many are free.
Alan Dyer 2018 Images Calendar -great images from Alan Dyer in a downloadable calendar. Link coming soon.
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 reports on fireballs observed and past shower data.
The complete 2018 Meteor Shower Calendar is here: Detailed Calendar 2018 and the 2019 Meteor Calendar is here: 2019 Meteor Calendar
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
Earthsky.org Meteor Shower Calendar for 2018 gives a summary of the major meteor showers for 2018 and best times to view.
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
Backyard Astronomy Lots of general links at this website for Getting Started in Astronomy
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: from Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy. Monitor Earth's magnetic field with a simple to build device.
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 teachers’ 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 ClockAmateur Astronomers Weather forecasts http://cleardarksky.com/csk/
SpaceWeatherSolar and auroral activity www.spaceweather.com
Heavens AboveSpaceflight, satellite visibility, comets, astronomy info www.heavens-above.com/
Bluewater Outdoor Education CentreOutdoor Ed Centre near Oliphant -a Dark Sky Preserve www.oec.bwdsb.on.ca/
Bruce Peninsula Bayside AstronomyLion’s Head Bayside Astronomy program information http://bpba.ca/
Bruce Peninsula Environment GroupA group dedicated to preserve the daytime and nighttime ecology of the Bruce www.bpeg.ca/
Atmospheric OpticsEverything you need to know about haloes, rainbows, green flash, etc. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/
Gordon’s Park DSPGordon’s Park -a dark sky campground on Manitoulin Island and a Dark Sky Preserve www.gordonspark.com
Royal Astronomical Society of CanadaHome page of the national astronomical body with its 29 centres www.rasc.ca/
NASANASA official website www.nasa.gov
Sky News MagazineSky News Magazine edited by Terry Dickinson http://www.skynews.ca/index.html
Wilderness AstronomyPeter McMahon website featuring DSP at BOEC (also in Mar/Apr Sky News magazine) wildernessastronomy.com/
Spaceflight NowSpace launches, mission status for space geeks http://www.spaceflightnow.com/
Astronomy NowUp-to-date Astronomy news http://www.astronomynow.com/
Sky and TelescopeSky and Telescope magazine home page www.skyandtelescope.com
Astronomy magazineAstronomy magazine home page www.astronomy.com/
Astro Buy/SellBuy and sell used astronomy equipment (Canadian) http://www.astrobuysell.com/
Stellarium Planetarium SoftwareStellarium planetarium program for Mac, Windows, Linux www.stellarium.org/
Lake County Astronomical SocietyThis 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.