site for beginners.
is a weekly on-line publication for the public to learn more about Earth science
and astronomy. It consists of transcripts of radio programs aired daily on the
Earth & Sky Radio Series, which is hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block.
The series broadcasts on more than 500 stations in the United States and on a
variety of other stations across the globe.
Observation Science group, Leicester University
( EOS group )
out about the varied research projects and teaching activities of the EOS group
at Leicester University. See the satellite image gallery, learn about the ATSR
space-bourne instruments and read about the successful MSc course in Earth
is a world leading on-line database of career opportunities for: space/planetary
scientists, remote sensing/GIS staff, geocomputing specialists, climate/atmospheric
scientists, oceanographers, geophysicists, seismologists, environmental
scientists, geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, petroleum scientists/engineers
and hydrologists/hydrogeologists in the academic, space, water, upstream oil and
gas, civil and mining sectors with particular focus on North America, the UK,
Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa.
Sussex Astronomical Society
( ESAS )
Tennessee State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
( ETSU Physics and Astronomy )
Tennessee State University is part of the SARA
telescope consortium, operating the 0.9 meter SARA optical telescope on Kitt
Research interests at East Tennessee State University include Mira variables, the interstellar medium in galaxies, and galaxy interactions.
Eastbay Astronomical Society, founded in 1924, is associated with the Chabot
Observatory & Science Center
in Oakland, California.
( GSFC )
Reduction Manual for IRAF Users
( Lick Obs. Tech. Report #74 )
manual describes the general IRAF
packages, tasks, and parameters necessary to calibrating, extracting, and
viewing data taken with echelle spectrographs. It is intended as a beginner's
guide to IRAF echelle data reduction. Many task and task parameters are
explained in detail and an example reduction from start to finish is presented.
Specific concerns and settings for the Hamilton Echelle Spectrograph are
addressed, but these apply to echelle spectrographs in general. Optimal
extractions and scattered light removal techniques are addressed.
Scattered Light Algorithm
( HAMSCATT )
is a FORTRAN 77 module that interoperates with IRAF
via the IMFORT library. It is publicly available. The distributed is a
compressed tar file that contains the HAMSCATT software described in Churchill
and Allen (PASP, 107, 193).
( Eclipses, Astronomy & Satellite information )
you need to know about eclipses of the sun and moon including upcoming eclipse
data, astronomy events and satellite information
French amateur's magazine [in French].
Normale Superieure - Departement de Physique
( ENS )
departement of the Ecole
(ENS). [in French]
Eddington mission was proposed in early 2000 to ESA in response to the ``Call
for mission proposals for two flexi-missions''. The proposal was submitted by an
international scientific team led by I.W. Roxburgh (Astronomy Unit, QMW, Univ.
of London, UK), J. Christensen-Dalsgaard (University of Aarhus, Denmark) and F.
Favata (ESA/ESTEC). The mission has two complementary scientific aims, to
produce the data on stellar oscillations necessary for understanding the
interior structure and evolution of stars, and to detect and characterize
habitable planets around other stars.
( EO )
Educational Observatory (incorporating one or more ATFs), when completed, will
provide K-12 students with an opportunity to do real science (observational
astronomy) from their classrooms via the internet.
Space Simulations Project
( ESSP )
Educational Space Simulations Project is a web site where teachers and students
can retrieve information about coordinating and conducting their own space
simulation. Activity guides, launch and landing scripts, software, and much more
is available for free download.
( UMass )
Effelsberg Radio Telescope ( MPIfR )
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) operates the world's largest
movable radio telescope, a 100-m single-dish near Effelsberg, 40 km south of
University - Astronomy and Space Sciences Department
( Izmir, Turkey )
( CDS )
( ADS )
( EINET )
( SAO, Cambridge, MA )
Einstein Observatory was a satellite based imaging X-ray telescope in operation
from November 1978 to April 1981. The focal plane detectors included two Imaging
Proportional Counters (IPC), three High Resolution Imagers, an Objective Grating
Spectrometer (OGS), a Focal Plane Crystal Spectrometer (FPCS) and a Solid State
Spectrometer (SSS). The most commonly used instrument was the IPC, which made
nearly 4000 observations of astronomical sources. This page gives information
about the Einstein data archive, and about access to Einstein Data. [under
The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):
( HEAO-2 )
second of NASA's three High Energy Astrophysical Observatories, HEAO 2, renamed
Einstein after launch, was the first fully imaging X-ray telescope put into
space. The few arcsecond angular resolution, the field-of-view of tens of
arcminutes, and a sensitivity several 100 times greater than any mission before
it provided, for the first time, the capability to image extended objects,
diffuse emission, and to detect faint sources. It was also the first X-ray NASA
mission to have a Guest Observer program. Overall, it was a key mission in X-ray
astronomy and its scientific outcome completely changed the view of the X-ray
On-Line Service - Einline
an extensive set of Radio Astronomy catalogs.
( Iowa State Univ. )
Applied Information Systems Research Program
grant funded project for indexing a distributed set of astronomical documents,
ELLISON, Sara ( ESO )
Information from Elsevier Science: The Elsevier Science Internet Journal and
Book Catalogue, Information on TULIP - The University Licensing Program, About
Elsevier Science. Electronic Journals: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems: WWW
'94 Conference Proceedings. Current Awareness and Archival Services: ECONbase,
Nuclear Physics Electronic. Other Services: Elsevier Science Gopher Server,
Elsevier Science FTP Server.
Opportunities at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories
( AURA, NOAO )
Opportunities at the Space Telescope Science Institute
( STScI )
and easy-to-understand information on the Sun, the nine planets, and several of
the planets' moons.
( Space Telescope Science Institute )
some Canadian Galactic Plane Survey press releases, CV, and link to the Hubble
Research interest: behaviour of gas in galaxies, including the Milky Way.
( IAS )
University, Astronomy and Space Sciences Department
( UMASS )
( UMASS )
( UMass )
this (still experimental) server you may find general informations as well as
the latest publications/preprints from the EROS collaboration. Our main topic is
the search for microlensing amplification of the luminosities of LMC/SMC stars.
ESA - Villafranca Satellite Tracking Station ( ESA - VILSPA: IUE, ISO )
information on the ESA Satellite Tracking Station and on the projects supported
at Villafranca: IUE, Marecs and ISO (in the near future). The service includes
links to other ESA Establishments.
Data Dissemination Network
( at ESRIN )
Retrieval Service, EMITS, DODIS; Prototype International Directory; European
Space Information System; Columbus Users Information System; ERS-1 European
Central Facility; ERS-1 User Services; and more ...
Amateur Astronomers Association
( EAAA )
site contains educational resources and information for the use of amateur
astronomers of all ages.
( Ohio State University )
/ ST-ECF Data Archive
Southern Observatory / Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility
Computer; Info; Garching; La Silla; Sest; Pinboard
( EIS )
1997-1998 ESO carries out a deep, multicolor imaging survey using EMMI on the
Nearby Abell Cluster Survey
( ENACS )
is a database (Redshifts, positions, magnitudes) for more than 100 Nearby Abell
Photo Gallery - Astronomical Images
( Bibliographic catalogue )
catalogue of preprints available from the ESO Library includes entries from
access to ESO Messenger, ESO Scientific and Technical Reports, Star Formation
Newsletter, ESO Reports, ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings.
Science Archive Facility
can search the following ESO Databases: NTT EMMI/SUSI, Science Archive
Observation Programme Schedule, Seeing monitor data for La Silla, Extinction
coefficients for La Silla, Spectral Plates, Preprints, Publications of the ESO
You can search the following Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Databases: HST Science Exposures, HST Abstracts & Proposals, HST Abstracts - full text, HST Publications, FOS/GHRS observations by target class.
Other Services at the ESO/ST-ECF Archive: Astronomical Catalogues, The Digitized Sky Survey, The HST Guide Star Catalogue, The ESO Sky Calendar tool, A review of today's data archive technology.
Slice Project: A Galaxy Redshift Survey in the South Galactic Pole Region
( ESP )
Page of the ESO Slice Project. People can already get useful information. The
final data will be available directly from this page.
( Newsletter for ESO-MIDAS User )
ESO-MIDAS Courier is published twice per year by the MIDAS group of the European
( Overview )
is the acronym for the European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data
Analysis System which is developed and maintained by the European Southern
Observatory. The MIDAS system provides general tools for image processing and
data reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging and
special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla. Volume A
describes the basic MIDAS system with all general purpose facilities such as
MIDAS Control Language, all available commands, data input/output (including
plotting and image display), table system (MIDAS Data Base). Site specific
features are given in an appendix. Volume B describes how to use the MIDAS
system for astronomical data reduction. Application packages for special types
of data or reductions (e.g., long slit and echelle spectra, object search, or
crowded field photometry) are discussed assuming intensity calibrated data. A
set of appendices gives a detailed description of the reduction of raw data from
ESO instruments. Volume C gives the detailed description for all commands
available. This volume is not available to remote users as the complete volume
as it is accessed via the MIDAS GUI XHelp.
( JHU )
- European Space Agency
( ESRIN )
is one of the four establishements of the European Space Agency. ESRIN's main
activities are centered on the acquisition, archiving and dissemination of data
from Earth Observation missions in particular ERS-1 for which it is responsible
for operating the ground infrastructure needed. ESRIN's main function is as the
Agency's data handling and dissemination centre, being at the forefront of
technologically advanced information systems.
Estacion Astronomica Rio Grande ( EARG )
de Observación Solar / Solar Observational Station
( EOS )
Astronomy Area of CIF-US (Center for Research on Physics/Universidad de Sonora,
Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico), operates EOS (Estacion de Observacion Solar/Solar
Observational Station), one of the two solar observatories in the country with
an observational program of active regions at the continuum, and H-Alpha and
Calcium lines, through a two-heliostat system and a 15 cm refractor telescope.
ESTEC - European Space Agency ( ESA/ESTEC )
Space Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, one of the three
centers of the European
Space Agency (ESA).
- Vacant Scientific Positions in Astrophysics
( ESTEC, European Space Agency )
Institute of Astronomy
( ETH Zurich )
Institute of Astronomy at ETH Zurich includes the three following research
groups: Solar Physics; Stellar and Interstellar Physics; Computer Simulations
and Data Processing.
( EAS on the WWW )
Eugene Astronomical Society in Eugene, Oregon provides access to information
about Astronomy, telescopes, meeting information, and members. Also available
are links to Web formatted versions of it's newsletter, 'Io'
( EAAS )
Euro-Asian Astronomical Society was created in April 1990.
The Society performs its activities mainly in New Independent States on the territory of the Former Soviet Union and surrounding countries. The main goals of the society are to maintain the development of astronomy and to reinforce scientific contacts between astronomers of the former Soviet Union and their colleagues all over the world.
Association for Astronomy Education
( EAAE )
purpose of the EAAE is to improve and promote scientific astronomical education
all over Europe in schools of all levels and other institutions involved in the
teaching of astronomy.
Association for Research in Astronomy
is an Associated European Laboratory for promoting research and collaboration at
its five member laboratories:
· Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain
d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP),
of Astronomy (IoA),
of Cambridge , UK
Leiden , University of Leiden , The Netherlands
Institut fuer Astrophysik (MPA),
( EAS )
European Astronomical Society is an association founded in 1990. The purpose of
the society is to contribute to and promote the advancement of astronomy, in its
broadest sense, in Europe, by all suitable means and in particular:
a) by providing an independent forum for the discussion of subjects of common interest.
b) by providing means whereby action can be taken on those matters which appear desirable to be handled at the European level.
EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organisation
operating two incoherent scatter radar systems, at UHF (931 MHz) and VHF (224
MHz), in Northern Scandinavia.
Large Area ISO Survey
( ELAIS )
is a European collaborative venture to survey around thirteen square degrees of
the sky using the Infrared Space Observatory. It is the largest single open time
project of the ISO mission and will produce maps and source lists at 7, 15,90
and 175 microns
( ENO )
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and its Observatories (the
Observatorio de Teide, on Tenerife, and the Observatorio del Roque de los
Muchachos, on La Palma) make up a Spanish research and observational centre,
which, since 1979, has been open to the international scientific community and
effectively constitute the European Northern Observatory (ENO).
( EPS )
European Physical Society is an organisation of more than 70 000 European
Physicists. Since its foundation in 1968 in Florence, Italy, it has been
dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics.
European Pulsar Network Data Archive ( EPN data archive )
Pulsar Network is
maintaining an archive of published data: the database consists largely of pulse
profiles but may in the future contain pulse time-of-arrival measurements.
( ESF )
European Science Foundation acts as a catalyst for the development of science by
bringing together leading scientists and research funding agencies to debate,
plan and implement pan-European initiatives.
Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System
( ESO-MIDAS )
European Southern Observatory, established in 1962, operates astronomical
observatories at La Silla (600 km north of Santiago de Chile) and at Paranal
(130 km south of Antofagasta). ESO's headquarters are in Garching, just north of
Munich, Germany. ESO is supported by: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy,
The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In Europe and in Chile, ESO has a
combined scientific, technical, adminstrative and visiting staff of around 400.
Southern Observatory Observing Schedules
( ESO )
the European Southern Observatory, is a multinational organisation of eight
European member states. It operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has
its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
Space Agency Astrophysics Division
overview of the activities of the Astrophysics Division, information of the
projects, location, etc.: local information - staff, general news, job vacancies,
meetings and symposia, astrophysics research activities at ESTEC, ESA astronomy
project activities, astronomical data archives. Links to several sites likely to
be useful to astronomers are also provided.
( ESA )
access points are:
Space Research and Technology Centre
Space Operations Centre
Space Research Institute
Astronaut Centre (EAC)
Satellite Tracking Station
European Space Operations Centre ( ESA/ESOC )
is the satellite control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is
responsible for the operations of all satellites and related ground stations and
( EVN )
European VLBI network (EVN) home page includes general information on the EVN,
including contact adresses around the network, Call for Proposals, the EVN PC
page, EVN and global VLBI scheduling, VLBINFO account, EVN experiment feedback
facility, Network monitoring reports and other technical documents, the EVN
Newsletter archive and a description of the type of science that can be
investigated with the EVN array.
( EXOSAT at GSFC. NASA )
European Space Agency's X-ray Observatory, EXOSAT, was operational from May 1983
to April 1986. During that time, EXOSAT made 1780 observations of a wide variety
of objects, including active galactic nuclei, stellar coronae, cataclysmic
variables, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, clusters of galaxies, and supernova
remnants. The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):
( EXOSAT at ESTEC, ESA )
Exosat satellite was operational from May 1983 until April 1986 and in that time
made 1780 observations in the X-ray band of most classes of astronomical object.
The payload consisted of three instruments that produced spectra, images and
light curves in various energy bands.
( EAS )
are held monthly at the Wahsiedler Observatory in Lynnville Park, Lynnville
Indiana. The Observatory houses a 14" SCT and a 12.5" Newtonian
( Astronomy and math activities using cross staff & quadrant )
FUN learning about the basics of SCIENCE, MATH and TECHNOLOGY while doing
Symposium No. 3
( On-line Preprints )
oral contributions presented at the 3rd EVN/JIVE symposium are available on-line
(as compressed postcript files).
database, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
( telnet )
( exoScience Space News )
provides daily astronomy news in addition to more comprehensive features on
major astronomy events.
Your Universe 2001
( EYU2001 )
of Neighboring Planetary Systems
( ExNPS )
plan for the Exploration of Neighboring Planetary Systems (ExNPS) consists of a
long term program of continuous scientific discovery and technological
development leading ultimately to the detection and characterization of
Earth-like planets around nearby stars.
of the Earth's Magnetosphere
collection of more than eighty linked files, forming a non-mathematical
introduction to magnetism, plasmas, particles of space and their motion, and the
study of the Earth's magnetic environment in space. Also covers the Sun and
solar activity, magnetospheres of other planets, and amny other topics. the
exposition follows a historical framework, and includes numerous historical
side-excursions. Also includes a long review (more technical) "A Brief
History of Magnetospheric Physics During the Space Age, an article "Birth
of a Radiation Belt", a guide for teachers, a historical timeline, a
question-and-answer collection and a template for a folded paper model of the
Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception with over 500
interactive "hands on" exhibits. Each year more than 600,000 visitors
come to the Exploratorium, over 95,000 students and teachers come on field trips,
and more than 2000 teachers attend professional development programs which focus
on inquiry-based teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom
Space Control Center
Space is an educational resource to astronomy and space.
( ECD )
Extragalactic Cepheid Database (ECD) is a project of the LEDA team. It is made
up of all known classical Extragalactic Cepheids. It presents 3550 magnitude
measurements on more than 1300 Cepheids in about 40 galaxies, as well as light
curves quality flags, and is regularly updated. It also allows to plot suitable
PL-relations and to compute distance moduli based on both V- and I-bands
Planet Observational Research Team
( EXPORT )
is a consortium of European astronomers using the telescopes on La Palma and
Tenerife to study extra-solar planets, as well as the formation and evolution of
( Berkeley )
Marcy and Paul Butler site at San Francisco State University.
Planet Search Programmes
( Geneva Observatory )
resource, maintained by Jean Schneider (Observatoire de Paris), provides updated
information about the search for extrasolar planets.
It includes a Catalog of Extrasolar Planets and a list of meetings.
UltraViolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive
( at CEA Berkeley )
EUVE Archive at the Center for EUV Astrophysics became operational immediately
following the launch of the EUVE satellite, in the summer of 1992, and was
established to archive and distribute EUVE-related materials to the scientific
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has been designated as an alternative EUVE Archive, with the prime responsibility of maintaining the existing IRAF-based analysis software and acting as an interface for optical and ultraviolet astronomers. The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive
( at STScI )
Extreme UltraViolet Explorer (EUVE) Archive
( at HEASARC )
copy of the EUVE Final Archive is at HEASARC for the service of the community of
( EUVE )
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) was a NASA-funded astronomy mission which
operated in the relatively unexplored extreme ultraviolet (70-760 Å) band. The
science payload, which has been designed and built at the Space Sciences
Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, consisted of three grazing
incidence scanning telescopes and an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectrometer/deep
on the Skies - Robotic Solar Viewing Telescope