common misconceptions about astronomy in the media and other sources. Includes
narrative, sometimes humorous descriptions of misconceptions in astronomy with
an explanation of what the correct idea is.
John Bahcall Home Page contains solar neutrino materials including recent
preprints, viewgraphs, software, and data. It also contains other recent
preprints regarding different topics in astronomy and a number of popular papers
on different astronomical subjects.
Astronomical Observatory Library
( Columbia Univ. )
clusters, galactic structure and dynamics, bioastronomy, science and human
society. Co-author and editor of "Catalogue of Star Clusters and
( U. Virginia )
( Univ. Washington )
Observations Of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation ANd Geophysics
( BOOMERanG )
is an instrument designed to measure anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave
( Cornell )
( University of Padova )
System, telescopes and instrumentation for space and ground-based applications.
( Toronto ) The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different
( University of Toronto )
interests: Galaxy clusters, luminosity functions, dwarf galaxies, and globular
( IfA )
( Stony Brook Radio Astronomy )
Solaire Sol 2000 - Meudon site
( BASS2000 )
full disk archive of the Sun.
Solaire Sol 2000
( BASS2000 )
national database for solar observations, created as a support for THEMIS data
and in complement of the MEDOC
database of space observations (SOHO). [in French]
Theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics Group
( tNPA Uni Basel )
is Quasar, the server of the theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and
Astrophysics groups at the Dept. of Physics of the University
of Basel, Switzerland.
The server offers information on people, research topics, publications, and
teaching as well as personal home pages and preprints. Research topics in
astrophysics include nucleosynthesis, type I and II supernovae, nuclear
astrophysics, nuclear physics far from stability, neutrino physics; other
research interests are atomic physics and chaos. (For a full list, take a look
at the server)!
University Astronomical Institute
( Montréal )
( University of Western Ontario )
BAUER, Franz E. ( U. Virginia )
BAUER, Patricia ( CDS )
Be Star Newsletter is a non-refereed electronic and paper journal that is
published approximately twice per year. The Be Star Newsletter is open to all
contributions (observations, theory, or other news) concerning early-type stars
and especially hot, near main-sequence stars. The goal of the Newsletter is to
foster communication between researchers interested in this field of stellar
BEAULIEU, Sylvie F. ( IoA, Cambridge, UK )
( UCSD )
( Univ.Washington )
astronomical Data Center
( BDC )
Beijing astronomical Data Center (BDC) is maintained both by the Chinese Academy
of Sciences and the Beijing Astronomical Observatory. The main tasks of the
Center are collecting astronomical data and documentary information for Chinese
astronomers to refer to, introducing Chinese astronomical data into world
astronomical data system, exchanging data with other data centers.
( BAO )
Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO) is a comprehensive institute primarily
engaged in astrophysics research. The observatory, with its headquarters located
in Beijing, has five observing sites: the Xinglong, Miyun, Huairou, Shahe and
Tianjin stations. The main research programs include stellar physics,
extragalactic studies, solar physics, radio astronomy, atomic time and frequency
service, solar activity prediction, artificial satellite observation and history
of astronomy, as well as astronomical techniques.
( BAC )
sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University.
( MIT )
( MSU )
( McDonald )
( UC Irvine )
Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces
optical software illustrating Multiplexed Hyperaspheric Optical Surfaces.
BENVENUTI, Piero ( ST-ECF )
planned ESA cornerstone mission to Mercury.
( SAX )
X-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX (Satellite per Astronomia X "Beppo"
in honor of Giuseppe Occhialini) is a project of the Italian
Space Agency (ASI)
with participation of the Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR).
In the framework of past and future X-ray missions BeppoSAX stands out for its wide spectral coverage, ranging from 0.1 to over 200 keV. The sensitivity of the scientific payload allows the detailed study over the entire energy band of sources as weak as about 1/20 of 3C273. This opens new perspectives in the study of broad band X-ray spectra and variability of cosmic sources.
- Space Sciences Laboratory
The High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. SPRG
The Space Physics Research Group. SERENDIP The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio
Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations. HOU The Hands-On
Universe Program. COBE The Cosmic Background Explorer. EAG The Experimental
Astrophysics Group. ISI The Infrared Spatial Interferometer Group. CEA The
Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics. ORFEUS The Orbiting Retrievable Far
and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometers and The Berkeley Spectrometer.
Illinois Maryland Association
( BIMA - Hat Creek )
is a consortium consisting of the The University of California at Berkeley, The
University of Illinois at Urbana and The University of Maryland at College Park
which operates and maintains a millimeter-wave radio interferometer at Hat
( Astro )
contains some obsolete or mispelled links.
Dekker's deep-sky pages
will find several drawings and observation-reports of deep-sky objects observed
through a 6 inch Newton-telescope.
( MIT )
Double and Multiple Star Database
aim of the Double and Multiple Star Database of the Besançon
Observatory is to
provide a set of specific informations, as complete as possible, for different
kinds of binary and multiple stars: visual, spectroscopic, photometric,
interferometric, astrometric, by occultation, etc.
( Shepherd College )
Bear Solar Observatory
( BBSO )
site contains daily images from our solar optical telescope at Big Bear,
California. Fulldisk images for the current month. H-alpha, white light, and
Ca-II K-line images are generally available for every observing day; Ca-II
K-line fulldisk archive; H-alpha fulldisk archive; White light fulldisk archive;
Current high-resolution region images; Programs to read FITS images on IBM PCs
Ear Radio Observatory
( Ohio State University )
Ear is a Kraus-type radio telescope which covers an area larger than three
football fields. The telescope is famous for discovering some of the most
distant known objects in the universe, and the longest-running SETI (Search for
ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) project.
Occulting Steerable Satellite
( BOSS )
Big Occulting Steerable Satellite (BOSS) project is designed to provide improved
resolution of closely spaced objects with comparable brightnesses (binary stars,
microlensing events, ...) and to facilitate separation of dim objects from
nearby bright objects (such as planets around stars).
Sky Astronomical Society
( Alberta, Canada )
The astronomical society for kids, their parents, and teachers. Lots of fun and educational web pages to explore, online projects, Adopt-A-Star, and more! (Vulcan, Alberta, Canada)
Star Conferences in the near future
( list maintained at MPA )
software for Macintosh computers, complete with manuals, for use in an
educational setting or for self-learning. Teaches binary star concepts.
- best bets for viewing the night sky through binoculars
( BinoSky )
guide to the best bets for viewing the night sky through binoculars. Images and
maps on consistent scales, with consistent exposures.
Solar Oscillations Network
( BiSON )
current status of the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network - a global network
for helioseismology. Additionally some recent results and publications are
available. [site under reconstruction]
( Toledo )
( Caltech )
( UCSB )
( CASS/UCSD )
( CalTech )
( Torun Radio Astronomy Obs. )
( news and more )
astronomy and space news; calendar of space events; collection of astronomy
essays; exhaustive list of astronomical instruments and projects [in German].
( NCSU )
( QMW College London )
in astronomy; Research interests: dynamics, hydrodynamics, star formation, YSOs.
history, research activities, photos, preprints and a visit to the Astronomical
Museum to view items from the collection.
Institute of Radioastronomy
( C.N.R. )
Institute provides scientists with radio telescopes to study of the physics of
radio sources. The Institute operates two stations, respectively in Medicina
(Bologna) and Noto (Siracusa), with a total of 3 radio telescopes: The
"Northern Cross" radio telescope (600 m x 600 m) for low frequency
observations and 2 single-dish antennas (32 M), designed mainly for VLBI
University - Department of Astronomy
( Italy )
University Astronomy Department - Library
University - Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
( IAEF )
University Observatory - Sternwarte der Universitaet Bonn
mainly in the optical spectral range are used for galactic and extragalactic
research. The Sternwarte operates the Observatorium Hoher List about 100 km from
( GIUB )
VLBI group at the Geodetic Institute of the University of Bonn (GIUB) has been
persuing the use of Very Long Baseline Interferometry for Geodesy and Astrometry
since the late seventies and is operating one of the few existing centers for
the scheduling, correlation and postprocessing of geodetic VLBI observations.
( CDS )
Observatory in Bordeaux, France. Research activities are in the following
fields: astrometry, planet atmospheres, solar physics, and radioastronomy.
( NCAC )
( Torun Radio Astronomy Obs. )
University Astronomy Department
( BU )
Colorado - Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
( APS )
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences teaches and researches the
areas of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Science, Plasma
Physics, Solar Physics, and Space Physics.
The department is also affiliated with Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory on campus.
( CfA )
( Iowa State Univ. )
( NOAO )
( AAS )
Electronic Publishing, SETI, Public Policy
( Brown Univ. )
( Sternwarte Bonn )
Topic: Stellar populations and supergiant shells of the Magellanic Clouds.
( University of Oslo )
Roberts' Space Hotlist
of lots of net related space links.
( NRAO )
( UCLA )
( NMSU )
Astrophysics Group home page
to the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry pursuits of the University of Bristol
Physics and Chemistry Departments.
National Space Centre (BNSC) - Space Index
Band X-ray Telescope
( BBXRT. GSFC. NASA )
Broad Band X-ray Telescope (BBXRT) was flown on the space shuttle Columbia
(STS-35) on 1990 December 2-December 11, as part of the ASTRO-1 payload. The
flight of BBXRT marked the first opportunity for performing X-ray observations
over a broad energy range (0.3-12 keV) with a moderate energy resolution
(typically 90 eV and 150 eV at 1 and 6 keV, respectively).
( BNL )
Astronomy Resource Center
which are useful to teachers and students of astronomy.Also, an Online
Studyguide for the Wadsworth text: Foudations of Astronomy, Fourth edition, by
University - Astronomy
Faculty, Courses, Brown Observatories, etc.
University - Observatories
( High-Energy Physics Group )
( Melbourne )
( U. Washington )
( KIS, Freiburg )
Radiative transfer; magneto-convection.
( CDS )
( BMAA )
Astronomical Association is an active astronomy organization of Bucks and
Montgomery County colleagues in Pennsylvania. BMAA sponsors Stella-Della-Valley,
the annual weekend convention held in October at a dark-sky observing site in
upper Bucks County (Ottsville, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles north of
PHiladelphia). BMAA numbers about 80 members.
( CASS/UCSD )
in Galaxies and Quasi-Stellar Objects, Formation of the Chemical Elements,
Quasi-Steady State Cosmology. Editor, Annual Reviews of Astronomy &
Astrophysics; Scientific Editor, Astrophysical Journal.
Bureau des Longitudes
( IMCCE - BdL )
The BdL (Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides du
Bureau des Longitudes) publishes ephemerides and performs research activities
related to solar system objects, celestial mechanics and astrometry.
( Leiden )
( MIT )
( Penn State Univ. )
( UNSW )
( Northwestern Univ. )
University - Physics and Astronomy
( Armenia )