Griffith Observatory presents the

Star Awards

star award

The Griffith Observatory Star Awards were established to recognize excellence in web sites that promote public awareness of astronomy. These are the best astronomy sites on the World Wide Web, and they present useful, thorough, and accurate information in a well-organized and attractive way, making the sky more accessible.

The exclusive Star Award is presented once each week to a deserving site.
Jan. 22 - 28
Awestruck by the Majesty of the Heavens
Exhibition of spectacular celestial charts, atlases, and rare books
Jan. 15 - 21
Latest Supernovae
Currently observable supernovae
Jan 8 - 14
The Aladin Sky Atlas
Interactive sky atlas to view the sky from multiple astronomical catalogs
Jan 1 - 7, 2006
Celestial Atlases
Complete atlases of Hevelius (Uranographia), Doppelmayer (Atlas Coelestis), and Flamsteed (Atlas Coelestis)
Dec. 25 - 31, 2005
Tour of Orion the Hunter
Orion in five wavelengths.
Dec. 18 - 24
Astronomy Links
Many categorized astronomy web links.
Dec. 11 - 17
Andreas Cellarius
Biography and atlas of famous 17th century celestial mapmaker.
Dec. 4 - 10
Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way
Edward Barnard's famous atlas online.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3
The Bruce Medalists
Winners of the annual award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Nov. 20 - 26
Keppel Henge
A new "megalithic" stone circle in Canada
Nov. 13 - 19
Atlas Coelestis
Selection of astronomical atlases and maps (in Italian)
Nov. 6 - 12
Ralph Aeschliman's Planetary Cartography and Graphics
Maps of Mars, Venus, the moon, and more.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 5
Resources for astrochemists and interested bystanders
Oct. 23 - 29
Utah Skies
Daily astronomy news, information, and observing tips
Oct. 16 - 22
History of the Constellations
Constellation information and antique charts from the University of Oklahoma
Oct. 9 - 15
Planetary Science Research Discoveries
Latest research on meteorites, planets, and other solar system bodies.
Oct. 2 - 8
Works of Galileo
Galileo's works, from History of Science Dept, University of Oklahoma
Sept. 25 - Oct. 1
Near Earth Objects search by Planetary Society Australia
Sept. 18 - 24
Ancient Planetary Model Animations
Models of planetary motion found in Ptolemy's Almagest
Sept. 11 - 17
Ian Ridpath's Star Tales
Myths, legends, and history of the constellations.
Sept. 4 - 10
History of Constellations and Star Names
Western constellations and star names -- an annotated bibliography.
Aug. 28 - Sept. 3
New Scientist Space
News, discoveries from here to edges of the universe.
Aug. 21 - 27
Frequently Asked Questions in Astronomy
Compilation of answers to common astronomy questions.
Aug. 14 - 20
OLOGY: Astronomy, Our Place in Space
Astronomy for kids -- lots of fun.
Aug. 7 - 13
Space Weather
Human consequences of space weather
July 31 - Aug. 6
Sunrise/Sunset Calendars
Customizable Sunrise/set, moonrise/set, and moon phases for any month
July 24 - 30
Elegant Universe
Watch Brian Greene's NOVA program, with background info.
July 17 - 23
Ancient Astronomical Cosmology
World's ancient cultures and their relationship with the skies.
July 10 - 16
Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
Guides to names on planets and moons, from USGS.
July 3 - 9
Cosmic Evolution
History of the universe from Big Bang to Humankind.
June 26 - July 2
Timely information (especially about comets) for sky observers.
June 19 - 25
Galileo Project
Source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei.
Jun 12 - 18
Zoom Astronomy
Comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy.
Jun 5 - 11
Greek Astronomy
Ancient Greek astronomy and astronomers.
May 29 - June 4
Sky Insight
Search for astronomy information from numerous sources including newsgroups.
May 22 - 28
Astronomy Education Review
Electronic compendium of research, news, resources, and opinion.
May 15 - 21
Astrosite Groningen
Observing info and charts for comets and variable stars.
May 8 - 14
Deep Impact
NASA's mission to impact a comet in July 2005.
May 1 - 7
Destination Mars
Educational multimedia tour of Mars.
April 24 - 30
Mount Wilson Observatory Association
Volunteer organization supporting the Mount Wilson Observatory.
April 17 - 23
The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
Jai Singh's 18th century observatories in India
April 10 - 16
Observing the Sun in Hydrogen-Alpha Light
Observing the Sun in hydrogen-alpha light.
Apr. 3 - 9
Calendars Through the Ages
History of our attempt to organize time around the sky.
Mar. 27 - Apr. 2
Daylight Saving Time
History of daylight saving, from Benjamin Franklin to the present.
Mar. 20 - 26
Accurate sun, moon, planet rise/set graphs and data.
Mar. 13 - 19
Stone Pages
Stonehenge, stone circles, ancient standing stones, and archaeology of megalithic Europe.
Mar. 6 - 12
An Introduction to Calendars
About time -- mainly calendars.
Feb. 27 - Mar. 5
CCD Images from a Galilean Telescope
Photographs approximate what Galileo saw.
Feb. 20 - 26
Space and Sanity
Discredits "Apollo Hoax" conspiracy theory.
Feb. 13 - 19
Great Explorations in Math and Science
Growing series of teacher's guides and handbooks, and network.
Feb. 6 - 12 Astronomy
Customized star chart for any location and time.
Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
Hands-On Universe
Student program to investigate the universe using science and technology.
Jan. 23 - 29
Nicola Tesla Page
All about Nikola Tesla and his work.
Jan. 16 - 22
Exploring the Universe
A personal guide to all in the sky, plus astronomy news.
Jan. 9 - 15
Tsunami from Asteroid/Comet Impacts
Tsunami from asteroids, comets, and earthquakes.
Jan. 2 - 8
Traditions of the Sun: Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Native American solar practices, especially at Chaco Canyon.
2005 above
2004 below
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Science Hobbyist
Science projects and much more.
Dec. 19 - 25
The Newton Project
Transcriptions of Newton's texts on science, theology, and alchemy.
Dec. 12 - 18
Handbook of Binocular Astronomy
Complete guide to binocular objects in every constellation.
Dec. 5 - 11
Spacetech's Orrery
Guide to the solar system.
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Observation of the Night Sky
Information and resources for the amateur astronomer.
Nov. 21 - 27
Video Capture Astrophotography
Astronomical photography with video and surveillance cameras
Nov. 14 - 20
Red Colony
Website devoted to colonizing and terraforming Mars.
Nov. 7 - 13
Wide Angle Map of Mars
Map from Mars Global Surveyor/Orbiter images, by Malin Systems.
Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
Stargazing with binoculars from light-polluted areas.
Oct. 24 - 30
Digital Demo Room
Stellar Structure and Evolution Simulator
Oct. 17 - 23
Maya Astronomy Page
Maya astronomy, calendar, and mathematics.
Oct. 10 - 16
Jordanian Astronomical Society
Source for Islamic and Arabic astronomy.
Oct. 3 - 9
Antonio Cidadao's Lunar and Planetary Observation page
CCD images of the moon and planets and imaging techniques.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Multiwavelength Milky Way
Visualize our Milky Way at various wavelengths.
Sept. 19 - 25
Resources, lesson plans, interactive projects, K-12
Sept. 12 - 18
Astronomy in your Hands
Downloadable astronomy activities and materials for educators.
Sept. 5 - 11
It's the Moon
Science, stories, arts, music, and much more.
Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
Exploring the Planets
All about the planets, from the National Air and Space Museum.
Aug. 22 - 28
World's Largest Telescopes
Compilation of worlds largest existing and planned telescopes.
Aug. 15 - 21
Calendars history with calculators/conversions.
Aug. 8 - 14
Extensive index of amateurs, clubs, observatories, sky events, images, and more.
Aug. 1 - 7
Apollo Image Gallery
Extensive collection of high-quality Apollo images
July 25 - 31
Lunar Meteorites
All about meteorites from the moon.
July 18 - 24
Keith's Moon Phases
Moon facts, phases, photos and folklore.
July 11 - 17
Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight
Encyclopedia of the "living universe."
July 4 - 10
Cool Cosmos
Learn the basics of infrared astronomy.
June 27 - July 3
Galactic Gazetteer
Atlas and information on stars in the solar neighborhood.
June 20 - 26
A website devoted to information about time and motion in the universe.
June 13 - 19
Celestial Observer
Detailed astronomical observation and information online-calculator and calendar.
June 6 - 12
Cool Cosmos
Learn about the universe in infra-red.
May 30 - June 5
Encyclopedia of Suns
Information on over 100 nearby sun-like stars.
May 23 - 29
Observing the Sky
Your skyblog for astronomical observations.
May 16 - 22
How Stuff Works: Telescopes
How different types of telescopes and accessories work.
May 9 - 15
Asteroid Occultation Updates
Detailed information and maps on asteroid occultations.
May 2 - 8
Re-processed hi-res panoramic photos taken by the Apollo astronauts.
Apr. 25 - May 1
NexStar Resource Site
Resource for all models of NexStar, CGE and AS-GT telescopes.
Apr. 18 - 24
Spitzer Space Telescope
About the space infrared telescope that complements Hubble.
Apr. 11 - 17
Whole Mars Catalog: news and references.
Apr. 4 - 10
Millennium Telescope Bluebook
Guide to telescope models and to buying used telescopes.
Mar. 28 - Apr. 3
Astronomy Clubs
List of astronomy clubs world wide.
Mar. 21 - 27
Projects to Employ Resources of the Moon and Asteroids Near Earth in the Near Term.
Mar. 14 - 20
BBC Space
Space news, 3D solar system tour, and Patrick Moore's Sky Tonight
Mar. 7 - 13
Amazing Space
Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to inspire and educate for educators
Feb. 29 - Mar. 6
Tranquillity Base Today
The Apollo 11 landing site as it exists today.
Feb. 22 - 28
Solar System Collisions
Simulate the collision of an asteroid or a comet with any planet in Solar System
Feb. 15 - 21
Kuiper Belt
About "trans-Neptunian" objects - the source of comets.
Feb. 8 - 14
Lunar Picture of the Day
An engaging photo of the moon each day.
Feb. 1 - 7
Space Science Education Resource Directory
NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, etc.
Jan. 25 - 31
The Soviet Exploration of Venus
Details of 30 Soviet Venus missions, 1961- 1984.
Jan. 18 - 24
Venus Transit 2004
Resources to underestand, enjoy, and participate in the transit.
Jan. 11 - 17
Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer
Astronomy questions answered by Cornell astronomers.
Jan. 4 - 10
Explore Mars Now
Walk through and explore an interactive Mars habitat.
Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2004
Exploratorium's Journey to Mars
Images, webcasts, and information from the Mars landers.
2004 above
2003 below
Dec. 21 - 27
Map of the Universe
Display of range of astronomical scales from the Earth’s neighborhood to the cosmic microwave background.
Dec. 14 - 20
Mt. Wilson Observatory
History and current research at historic Mt. Wilson.
Dec. 7 - 13
Paul Carlisle's Earth Viewer and Moon Calendar
Earth illumination for any day + moon phases for any month.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 6
Sky Router
Portal to astronomy links with news and sky events.
Nov. 23 - 29
Myths and Tales Associated with the Constellations
Sky maps, constellation mythology, space news.
Nov. 16 - 22
Deep Sky Database
Online observing list generator for deep sky objects.
Nov. 9 - 15
Starizona Guide to CCD Imaging
Guidance on taking and processing CCD images.
Nov. 2 - 8
Geological Lunar Research Group
Resources for observers interested in geology of the moon.
Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
Astronomy Programs
Links to about 200 freeware, shareware, and commercial astronomy programs.
Oct. 19 - 25
View of Our Universe
A view of our universe as it is at this minute.
Oct. 12 - 18
"All and only about astronomy software."
Oct. 5 - 11
Stanford Solar Center
A collection of fun educational activities based on the sun.
Sept. 28 - Oct. 4
Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
The definitive searchable on-line moon atlas.
Sept. 21 - 27
Astrogeology Research Program
News, images, missions, technology, and research on the solar system.
Sept. 14 - 20
David Ratledge's Virtual Home
Deep sky, CCD imaging, telescope making.
Sept. 7 - 13
Me and My Shadow - Making the Sun-Earth Connection
Sun-related resources and activities demonstrate sundials, sun calculators, and the analemma.
Aug. 31 - Sept. 6
Online planisphere for any time and place on Earth.
Aug. 24 - 30
Al Kelly's CCD Astrophotography Page
Instructions on taking CCD images.
Aug. 17 - 23
Cyprus Astronomical Society
Sky events, meteor showers, asteroids, astrophotography.
Aug. 10 - 16
Open Directory Project for Astronomy
3,000 astronomy links by category.
Aug. 3 - 9
Transit of Venus
All about transits of Venus across the sun.
July 27 - Aug 2
MarsQuest Online
Tour Mars by airplane and rover.
July 20 - 26
Glossary and Lexicon of Astronomical Terms
Astronomical dictionary; part of a Caltech knowledgebase.
July 13 - 19
Einstein Archives Online
900 documents and 3,000 photographs of Albert Einstein.
July 6 - 12
Space Biology: An Educator's Resource
Online resource for educators and their students.
June 29 - July 5
Light From Space
Spectacular space images with detailed interpretations.
June 22 - 28
Excellent general astro resource for teachers and students.
June 15 - 21
California and Carnegie Planet Search
Planets beyond our solar system.
June 8 - 14
Light From Space
Breathtaking views of space with detailed captions.
June 1 - 7
The Electric Sky
Articles from minor craters on the moon to galaxies.
May 25 - 31
The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC
Gallery of images from the Two Micron sky survey.
May 18 - 24
Arkansas Sky Observatory
Many hints, guides, and tools for telescopes and observing.
May 11 - 17
Great Debates in Astronomy
Resources on astronomy's four great debates.
May 4 - 10
Astronomy and science news, stories, pictures.
April 27 - May 3
Your Sky
Create detailed sky maps for any place, date, and time.
April 20 - 26
Meteorite & comet impacts and the consequences.
April 13 - 19
Meteorite Studies
Systematic classification of meteorites through photographs.
April 6 - 12
Explanation of the analemma and the earth's path around the sun.
March 30 - April 5
Earth & Sky
On-line radio program features tonight's sky.
March 23 - 29
Citizens for Responsible Lighting (CRL)
Non-profit organization helps preserve the quality of the night sky.
Mar. 16 - 22
Jodrell Bank Observatory
Observatory tour and history plus night sky hints and astronomical almanac.
Mar. 9 - 15
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Transcripts and photos of the Apollo missions.
Mar. 2 - 8
Hermit Eclipse
Upcoming lunar and solar eclipses.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 1
Worcester Park Observatory Amateur Spectroscopy - UK
Home of practical amateur spectroscopy.
Feb. 16 - 22
Keeping an Eye on Space Rocks
Asteroid animations from Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Feb. 9 - 15
Handbook Of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
Contents of reference handbook on-line with links.
Feb. 2 - 8
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
The Observatory and its research and publications.
Jan. 26 - Feb. 1
Northern Lights
Aurora science, photography, and auroral activity from Norway.
Jan. 19 - 25
Buying a Star FAQ
The truth about buying or naming a star.
Jan. 12 - 18
Quarks to Quasars
A "Powers of 10" style visualization of scale.
Jan. 5 - 11
New Views of the Universe
Online companion to Hubble Space Telescope traveling exhibit.
2003 (above)
2002 (below)
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4, 2003
The Astronomical League
The world's largest federation of amateur astronomers.
Dec. 22 - 28
American Meteor Society
Amateur and professional meteor observing and research.
Dec. 15 - 21
Hundreds of interesting exhibits on the web.
Dec. 8 - 14
The Dome of the Sky
Astronomy news, sky views, data, and more.
Dec. 1 - 7
Astronomy equipment classifieds, vendors, and links.
Nov. 24 - 30
GeoAstro Applet Collection
Java Applets for detailed solar and lunar data.
Nov. 17 - 23
Sky & Telescope's Interactive Sky Chart
Sky chart from any location, date, and time from 1600 to 2400 AD.
Nov. 10 - 16
Cambridge Cosmology
Cosmology, Big Bang, cosmic strings, dark matter, etc.
Nov. 3 - 9
Light and Matter Astronomy Area
Planet Finder, BinoSky, Variable Star Calendar, and links.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 2
Atlas of the Universe
Series of maps give feeling for size of universe.
Oct. 20 - 26
Guide to CCD Imaging
Online source for information about CCD imaging and processing techniques.
Oct. 13 - 19
Let's Talk Stars
Weekly astronomy talk radio program hosted by David H. Levy.
Oct. 6 - 12
The Clear Sky Clock Home page
Two-day weather predictions for amateur astronomers.
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
The Telescope Review Web Site
Detailed reviews of over 100 telescopes and accessories.
Sept. 22 - 28
Astronomy and space related links from around the world.
Sept 15 - 21
Weird Telescopes
A variety of solutions by individuals in search of the perfect image.
Sept. 8 - 14
Observing information customized for your viewing location.
Sept. 1 - 7
The Salopian Web
Astronomy resources with current events, star maps, planet visibility, etc.
Aug. 25 - 31
Planet Quest
The search for another earth (Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
Aug. 18 - 24
Imagine the Universe
Black holes, dark matter, and quasars, from High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center.
Aug. 11 - 17
NASA Astrophysics Data System Browse Service
Archive of many new and historical astronomical journals.
Aug. 4 - 10
Planet Mars in Popular Culture
How Mars has inspired the human imagination.
July 28 - Aug. 3
SETI@home [Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence]
Use YOUR computer in Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
July 21 -27
Searchable collection of 116,100 earth images from NASA flights.
July 14 - 20
Constellations: Stories and a Deepsky Atlas
Sky atlas with photographs and mythology by Hawaiian Astronomical Society.
July 7 - 13
DarkSky - A Web Tool for Stargazing
Find the most suitable sites for enjoying the nighttime sky.
June 30 - July 6
Sky View Cafe
Program displays sky map, generates tables, shows eclipses, and much more.
June 23 - 29
Nick Stroble's Astronomy Notes
Illustrated notes for introductory astronomy course.
June 16 - 22
IPAC Education and Outreach
Infrared Processing & Analysis Center images, tutorials, & activities.
June 9 - 15
Great Debates in Astronomy
Proceedings of four great debates plus background material.
June 2 - 8
Local Times Around the World
The current time anywhere.
May 26 - June 1
Multiwavelength Astronomy
Overview of astronomy at all wavelengths.
May 19 - 25
NASA Planetary Data System MAP-A-PLANET
Detailed maps of several planets and moons (including our moon).
May 12 - 18
The World's Largest Optical Telescopes
Links to all the world's largest telescopes.
May 5 - 11
The Blue Marble
The most detailed (1 km) true-color image of the Earth ever created.
April 28 - May 4
Mars Explorer for the Armchair Astronaut
Mars maps of any area at a variety of zoom factors, image sizes, and projections.
April 21 - 27
The Constellations
Data and maps of the constellations and their stars.
April 14 - 20
Missions Currently Planned
Links to sites of future (and some recent) space missions.
April 7 - 13
Elizabeth Roettger's Homepage
Hands-on astronomy activities and Astronomy Education Notebook
March 31 - April 6
Astrodigital Explore Mars
Articles and data tables about the planet Mars.
March 24 - 30
Atmospheric Optics
Learn about and simulate rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and more.
March 17 - 23
Kids search for and design a habitable planet.
March 10 - 16
From Stargazers to Starships
High-school level book-on-the-web emphasizes gravity and spaceflight.
March 3 - 9
ABC Space Science
Space-related news.
Feb. 24 - March 2
Mars Society
"New Mars" magazine and news about Mars.
Feb. 17 - 23
The latest news in space exploration and technology.
Feb. 10 - 16
Exploring Mars
CNN's Mars site includes news, 3D models, and background info.
Feb. 3 - 9
Regional Planetary Image Facility
Reference library of over 300,000 images of planets and their satellites.
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2
Inconstant Moon
Explore the moon with maps, photos, explanations, animations and more.
Jan. 20 -26
SCT Site for Beginners
For users of Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes and scopes in general.
Jan. 13 - 19
The Belmont Society
Dedicated to the beginning amateur astronomer.
Jan. 6 - 12
Educational Resources in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Projects and activities for school use.
2002 (above)
2001 (below)
Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2002
Mars Exploration
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory site for Mars exploration.
Dec. 23 - 29
Ken's Eyepiece Corner
"One-stop shopping" for questions about telescope eyepieces.
Dec. 16 - 22
StarDate Onllne
Radio programs and a bimonthly astronomy magazine.
Dec. 9 - 15
Center for Backyard Astrophysics
Global network of small telescopes studying cataclysmic variable stars.
Dec. 2 - 8
QuickCam and Unconventional Imaging Astronomy Group
Astronomical images with unconventional electronic imaging devices.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 1
Terrestrial Impact Craters and Their Environmental Effects
The environmental and biological consequences of cratering.
Nov. 18 - 24
Exploratorium Observatory
Astronomy exhibits, facts, and resources.
Nov. 11 - 17
Imagine the Universe
Mysteries of the universe for ages 14 and above.
Nov. 4 - 10
Information about the history, science, and observation of eclipses.
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3
Light Pollution Awareness Website (LiPAW)
Reference site for the problem that affects all astronomers.
Oct. 21 - 27
Paper Plate Education
Hands-on science activities using paper plates.
Oct. 14 - 20
Astronomy in Japan
Science, history, and culture (in English).
Oct. 7 - 13
Astronomy Outreach Network
Astronomy resources and personalities.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6
News of current comets and details of comets of the past.
Sept. 23 - 29
Great Images in NASA
Over a thousand high-resolution NASA images of significant historical interest.

 Sept. 16 - 22

The Night Sky in the World
Satellite monitoring of the artificial night sky brightness.

 Sept. 9 - 15

European Southern Observatory
News and press releases from the observatories in Chile.

 Sept. 2 - 8

Spaceflight NOW
News of spacecraft and space missions.

 Aug. 26 - Sept. 1

Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial
UCLA cosmology class plus latest cosmology news.

 Aug. 19 - 25

Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The most comprehensive and fully digital map of the sky.

 Aug. 12 - 18

NASA's Solar System Exploration
NASA's site for solar system news and missions.

 Aug. 5 - 11

Photographs and descriptions of 520 ancient scientific instruments.

 July 29 - Aug. 4

ICQ International Comet Quarterly
World's primary web site for information on observing comets.

 July 22 - 28

Kepler Mission
Proposed missionl to detect earth-sized planets around other stars.

 July 15 - 21

Sundials on the Internet
Information about all aspects of sundials.

 July 8 - 14

History of Apollo Lunar Exploration
Text of the book "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by William Compton.

 July 1 - 7

Astronomy Workshop
Astronomy programs, simulators, and viewers for amateurs and students.

 June 24 - 30

Exploring Planets in the Classroom
More than 25 detailed astronomy classroom-ready activities.

 June 17 - 23
On-line resource and list-generator for deep-sky observers.

 June 10 - 16

Auroras - paintings in the sky
How auroras are created and what they look like.

 June 3 - 9

Yohkoh Public Outreach Project
Images of the sun as seen by an X-ray satellite telescope, and activities.

 May 27 - June 2

Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies
All about space debris, collision avoidance, and reentry breakup.

 May 20 - 26

Arty the Part-time Astronaut
A children's interactive adventure through the solar system.

 May 13 - 19

Canadians in Space
Lesson plans and assessment tools for teachers on the topic of humans in space.

 May 6 - 12

Information and news about astronomy, spaceflight, and earth science.

 April 29 - May 5

2001 Mars Odyssey
Info on the spacecraft headed to Mars and background on the red planet.

 April 22 - 28

Your guide to the northern and southern lights with forecasts.

 April 15 - 21

Amazing Space
A set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use.

April 8 - 14 

Solar Max
Your guide to the year of the active sun.

 April 1 - 7

Zoom Astronomy
Comprehensive introduction to astronomy for people of all ages.

 March 25 - 31

High Altitude Observatory Education Pages
Solar and solar-terrestrial physics education for teachers and students.

 March 18 - 24

Malin Space Science Systems
Library of 57,000+ images from Mars Global Surveyor.

 March 11 - 17

Que Tal
An earth-in-space monthly astronomy newsletter.

 March 4 - 10

Mars Millennium Project
Challenges students to design a community for the planet Mars.

 Feb. 25 - Mar. 3 

Palomar Observatory Public Site
Information about the history and programs of the Palomar Observatory.

 Feb. 18 - 24

News, projects, games, and a teacher's corner.

 Feb. 11 - 17

Space & Astronomy for Kids
News, chat, questions, features, etc. for older kids

 Feb. 4 - 10

Web site for Britain's leading astronomy magazine.

 Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

What's Out Tonight
[No longer available]

 Jan. 21 - 27

NASA's home page.

 Jan. 14 - 20

Treasure Troves of Astronomy
Astronomy resource for students and educators.

 Jan. 7 - 13

Cosmic Voyage
On-line resource for amateur astronomers.
 2001 (above)
2000 (below)

 Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, 2001

Spaceguard UK
UK site for studies of threats by collisions with asteroids and comets.

 Dec. 24 - 30

Dark-Sky Observing Site Directory
A national dark-sky observing site directory.

 Dec. 17 - 23

Data Base of Terrestrial Impact Structures
Detailed catalog of meteorite craters around the earth.

 Dec. 10 - 16

The Deep Sky Database
On-line resource for building customized observing lists from over 10,000 deep sky objects.

 Dec. 3 - 9
Your space reference to current news, missions, & various topics regarding space science.

 Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

Building a Dobsonian Telescope
Plans for building your own small or large Dobsonian telescope.

 Nov. 19 - 25

NASA's Space Science Education Resource Directory
Directory of NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, etc.

 Nov. 12 - 18

Dave's Astronomy Magazine
Solar observation, comet info, star charts, and more.

 Nov. 5 - 11

Catching the Light Astrophotography
Deep-sky astronomical photography, tips & techniques etc.

 Oct. 29 - Nov. 4

The NASA Astrophysics Data System
Search and read thousands of abstracts and articles from major astronomy journals.

 Oct. 22 - 28

Calendar Studies [no longer exists]

 Oct. 15 - 21

The SETI League, Inc.
Grassroots organization Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence with radio telescopes

 Oct. 8 - 14

Moonsighting with Astronomy
Where the earliest new moon sighting is possible, plus Gregorian-Islamic calendar conversion.

 Oct. 1 - 7

Shuttle Countdown Information Center
Space Shuttle launches, countdown and status.

 Sept. 24 - 30

Eric's Corner of the Universe
In-depth practical information for the amateur astronomer.

 Sept. 17 - 23
Daily news about science at NASA to "Inform, Inspire, and Involve."

 Sept. 10 - 16

Science Behind the Extraterrestrial Phenomenon
Science behind SETI, attempts at contacting ETs, and life on other worlds.
[no longer available]

 Sept. 3 - 9

Liftoff to Space Exploration
[no longer available]

 Aug. 27 - Sept. 2
Dynamic children's website with free astronomy class.

 Aug. 20 - 26

Collection of pointers to astronomically relevant Internet resources maintained by the AstroWeb Consortium.

 Aug. 13 - 19

Exoscience Astronomy News
Science and Technology News.

 Aug. 6 - 12

North American Skies
Astronomy information, articles and sky events for North America.

 July 30 - Aug. 5

Skeptic's Dictionary
Authoritative information on UFOs, the "moon effect," and more.

 July 23 - 29

Multiwavelength Messier Museum
Views of well-known objects in many wavelengths, with a tutorial.

 July 16 - 22

NASA Watch
News of NASA and its activities (unauthorized).

 July 9 - 15
Science news and information about the sun-earth environment.

 July 2 - 8

The Hipparcos Space Astrometry Mission
Online access to the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues plus up-to-date preprint and journal papers.

 June 25 - July 1

Radio-Sky Publishing
Resources to help you begin your investigations of the radio universe.

 June 18 - 24

From Stargazers to Starships
High-school level astronomy "book-on-the-web" tutorial.

 June 11 - 17

Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Breaking news and images from the Chandra X-ray satellite.

 June 4 - 10

Dale Ireland's Astronomy Page
Photographs, diagrams, charts, fabrications ...

 May 28 - June 3

High Moon
Klipsi's highly personalized site for eclipses and other astronomical events.

 May 21 - 27

Full service satellite tracking site.

 May 14 - 20

Astronomical Images by David Malin
200 astrophotos by David Malin at the Anglo-Australian Observatory.

 May 7 - 13

Astrobiology Web
Latest field research, articles, and links on life elsewhere.

 April 30 - May 6

Evening Sky Map
A ready-to-use all-sky map for both northern and southern hemispheres.

 April 23 - 29

Stig's Sky Calendar
Customizable sky observing information for your location.

 April 16 - 22

Mars Mission Project
Simulation of the colonization of the Red Planet for students.

 April 9 - 15

Celestial Observer
"The most complete astronomical observation and information on-line calculator on this globe"

  April 2 - 8

"Projects to Employ Resources of the Moon and Asteroids Near Earth in the Near Term"

  March 26 - April 1

The Antique Telescope Society
Interested in antique telescopes, binoculars, books and related items?

 March 19 - 25

Thursday's Classroom
Connection between NASA's latest research and the classroom.

 March 12 - 18

Introduction to Green Flashes
All about this interesting but misunderstood sunset phenomenon.

 March 5 - 11

History of Astronomy
Comprehensive resource for the history of astronomy.

  Feb. 27 - March 4
Lots of science news, including space and astronomy.

  Feb. 20 - 26

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission
Follow the encounter with asteroid Eros.

  Feb. 13 - 19

The High Altitude Satellite Observers Home Page
Information for observers of high altitude satellites.

  Feb. 6 - 12

Aurora's Northern Nights
Images of the aurora and many links; also lists of unusual astronomical events.

 Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

CASS Astronomy Tutorial
Introductory astronomy course for liberal arts majors.

 Jan. 23 - 29

A site devoted to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and destiny of life in the universe.

 Jan. 16 - 22

Ultimate site for space news, information, education, and entertainment.

 Jan. 9 - 15 

Universe Today
Space exploration news from around the Internet.

 2000: Jan. 2 - 8

Heavens Above
Full information (times & charts) to observe satellites including International Space Station, and Hubble.
 1998 (above)
1997 (below)

 January 1 - 4 

Nine Planets
A complete guide to the solar system

 January 5 - 11

Best of the Hubble Space Telescope
Images and descriptions of the best HST images

January 12 - 18 

Cosmic Mirror
Astronomy news from across the universe

January 19 - 25 

Views of the Solar System
Selected images of the planets and their moons

January 26 - Feb. 1 

History of Astronomy
Includes astronomers biographies and many historical links.

 February 2 - 8

Comet Observation Home Page
The latest information on current comets

February 9 - 15 

Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page
A huge alphabetical directory of astronomy sites.

 February 16 - 22

The Comet's Tale
An activity that teaches the composition of comets.

 Feb. 23 - March 1

The Constellations
Astronomy and mythology of all 88 constellations.

 March 2 - 8

Extrasolar Visions
All about the planetary systems around other stars.

 March 9 - 15

NASA's Observatorium
A huge site that takes you to images, games, tutorials, and more.

 March 16 - 22

Solar System Live
An interactive orrery lets you view the solar system for any date or orientation.

March 23 - 29

The Case for Mars
Why we should return to Mars.

 March 30 - April 5

Astronomical Applications Department of the US Naval Observatory
Calculate all sorts of things about astronomical objects with precison.

 April 6 - 12

Eclipse Home Page
All you could want to know about upcoming eclipses.

 April 13 - 19

Astronomy Cafe
"The Web Site for the Astronomically Challenged."

 April 20 - 26

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomy education and articles for the whole world.

 April 27 - May 3

Welcome to the Planets
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's planets page.

 May 4 - 10

Project Galileo
Images, activities, latest news, and more about Jupiter.

 May 11 - 17

The Basics of Space Flight
A slick introduction into the basics of space flight.

 May 18 - 24

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured.

 May 25 - 31

Space Day
Space exploration resource includes space trivia and games and educational resources for teachers and students.

 June 1 - 7

Space Telescope Science Institute
All about the Hubble Space Telescope, its operation, and pictures.

 June 8 - 14

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
SETI Institute home page – Are we alone in the universe?

 June 15 - 21

Calendar Zone
Everything you want to know about calendars around the world.

 June 22 - 28

Planetarium Software
List of selected astronomy computer software with links.

 June 28 - July 5

FAQ on Telescope Buying and Usage
Good advice on selecting telescopes and related equipment.

 July 6 - 12

Leonid Home Page
All about November's annual shower.

 July 13 - 19

Informal Science Education Resource
Educational resources for the Hubble Space Telescope with photos and activities.

 July 20 - 26

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Detailed information about planets around other stars.

 July 27 - Aug. 2

Careers in Astronomy
Learn how to pursue the goal of becoming an astronomer.

 Aug. 3 - 9

Windows to the Universe
Exhaustive graphical astronomy tutorial and encyclopedia

 Aug. 10 - 16

National Geographic's Star Journey
Exciting site with lots to explore for all ages.

 Aug. 17 - 23

Solar System 3D: Planets and Satellites
Stereo atlas of the solar system (red-blue or red-green glasses required).

 Aug. 24 - 30

Earth and Moon Viewer
Various maps of the earth or moon with named features, lighting conditions, etc.

 Aug. 31 - Sept. 6

SKY Online
Sky & Telescope's home page: observing information, software, news, reviews, etc.

  Sept. 7 - 13

Cosmos in a Computer
Immense multimedia guide to the cosmos from National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois.

 Sept. 14 - 20

Mars Global Surveyor
NASA's homepage for the Mars orbiter

 Sept. 21 - 27

Cassini: Voyage to Saturn
NASA's homepage for the Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons

 Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

The Constellations and their Stars
All about the constellations.

 Oct. 5 - 11

The Mars Meteorite Home page
All about SNC (also called "Snicks") Mars meteorites.

 Oct. 12- 18

NASA Origins Program
The Origins program– astrobiology, the search for extrasolar planets.

 Oct. 19 - 25

NASA Spacelink
The aeronautics and space resource for educators.

 Oct. 26 - Nov. 1

The USGS Flagstaff Space Mission Support Page
The home page for the USGS Astrogeology Branch; emphasizes planetary cartography.

 Nov. 2 - 8

Black Holes and Neutron Stars
The laypersons guide to black holes and neutron stars.

 Nov. 9 - 15

National Space Science Data Center
Astrophysics, space physics, solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight missions

 Nov. 16 - 22

Life in the Universe
Web site to accompany Stephen Hawking's CD-ROM of the same name.

 Nov. 23 - 29

Berit's Best Astronomy Sites for Children
Selected astronomy web sites for children.

 Nov. 30 - Dec. 6

Messier Catalog
The popular Messier Catalog in information and pictures.

 Dec. 7 - 13

Solar System Simulator
Renders planets and satellites from any point in space looking in any direction.

 Dec. 14 - 20

Comets and Meteor Showers
Background on historic, present, and future comets and meteor showers.

 Dec. 21 - 27

Mission to Mars
Interactive educational site lets you design your own Mars mission.
[apparenty no longer active]
1998 (below)

  Dec. 28 - Jan. 3

Space Educators' Handbook
An immense assortment of space-related educational resources including Spinoff magazine.

 1998: Jan. 4 - 10

National Solar Observatory / Sacramento Peak
Information on many aspects of astronomy from the sun and planetary alignments to colliding galaxies and bad astronomy reporting.

 Jan. 11 - 17

Universe at Your Desktop
Hundreds of famous and obscure astronomy catalogs

 Jan. 18 - 24

The Galileo Project
Galileo, his discoveries, times, instruments, and contemporaries.

 Jan. 25 - 31

Stanford Solar Center
Providing Solar On-Line Activity Resources for the joy of solar science exploration.

 Feb. 1 - 7

Other Worlds, Distant Suns
Yet another cool extrasolar planets page. For full effect, it requires a VRML plug-in.

 Feb. 8- 14

Maps of the Solar System
Global image mosaics of large bodies in the solar system, most from spacecraft observations.

 Feb. 15 - 21

Introduction to Cosmology
Basic concepts of modern astronomy and the Microwave Anisotropy Probe

 Feb. 22 - 28

Space Calendar
Space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year.

 Mar. 1 - 7

The Space, Planetary, and Astronomical Cyber-Experience
Enter "CyberSpace" and discover the wonders of the online universe.

 Mar. 8 - 14

Lunar Prospector
Information about the Lunar Prospector Mission as well as lunar history and mythology.

 Mar. 15 - 21

Center for Mars Exploration
Headquarters for the exploration of the Red Planet.

Mar. 21 - 27

Mount Wilson Observatory
Take a virtual tour of America's historical observatory and create your own star charts.

 March 28 - Apr. 3

Skyview Virtual Observatory
Generate images of the sky in a variety of wavelengths with this virtual observatory.

 Apr. 4 - 10

Sea and Sky
Explore the sky through pictures, games, and links.

 Apr. 11 - 17


 Apr. 18 - 24

Izzy's Skylog
Backyard Astronomy for the beginner. Great horizon maps!

 Apr. 25 - May 1

Visual Satellite Observers Home Page
Spot Mir, HST and others crossing the night sky.

 May 2 - 8

NASA's Planetary Photojournal
Easy access to the publicly released images from the many solar system exploration programs.

 May 9 - 15

Exploring the Moon
Everything you wanted to know about the lunar exploration efforts of the U.S. and Soviet Union.

 May 16 - 22

Windows to the Universe
A fun and different Web site about the earth and space sciences.

 May 23 - 29

NASA Human Spaceflight
Shuttle and Space Station news and links.

 May 30 - June 5

StarTimes OnLine
Daily astronomy and space headlines with links; keep informed.

 June 6 - 13

Telescopes In Education
Operate a remotely controlled 24-inch telescope and CCD camera on Mt. Wilson.

 June14 - 20

Astronomical Imaging by Brad Wallis and Robert Provin
Advanced amateur astrophotography page.

 June 21 - 27

Skywatcher's Diary
A day-to-day description of what to watch for in the sky this month.

 June 28 - July 4

The Basics of Radio Astronomy
The title says it all.

 July 5 - 11

Eclipse Chaser
Guide to recent and future solar eclipses with photos, maps, travel tips, observing hints, and more.

 July 12 - 18

Mysteries of Deep Space
Astronomy information and activies, by PBS Online

 July 19 - 25

Volcanoes of Other Worlds
Volcanoes around the solar syste

 July 26 - Aug 1

JPL Solar System Dynamics
Provides detailed information related to all known bodies orbiting the sun.

 Aug. 2 - 8

Eyes on the Sky Robotic Solar Observatory
Robotic solar viewing telescope and BBS

 Aug. 9 - 15

The Space Place
JPL's expanded educational (primarily K-12) web site.

 Aug. 16 - 22

Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Home Page
Keep up to date on "Near-Earth" asteroid discoveries.

 Aug. 23 - 29

Astronomy Now Breaking News
Daily astronomy news from Britain's Astronomy Now magazine.

 Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

A well-rounded page of space history, news, and education.

 Sept. 6 - 12

Backyard Astronomy
Tips on observing the universe from Sky & Telecope magazine.

 Sept. 13 - 19

Infrared Astronomy
All about infrared astronomy from NASA's IR center.

 Sept. 20 - 26

Cyberhole Online Astronomy
Complete astronomy site with links, news, software, etc.

 Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Mission and Spacecraft Library
Comprehensive spacecraft, facts, pics and more.

 Oct. 4 - 10

Today at NASA
NASA news stories, press releases, and links.

 Oct. 11 - 17

Learning center for young astronomers.

 Oct. 18 - 24

Planetarium Web Sites
Planetarium Websites around the world.

 Oct. 25 - 31

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Moon
Lunar observing at its best.

 Nov. 1- 7

Sonoma State University Favorite Astronomy Links
Links for everyone.

 Nov.8 - 14

Cosmobrain Astronomy and Astrophysics
Excellent list of selected astronomy web sites.

 Nov. 15 - 21

Forum for Amateur AstroSpectroscopy
For the amateur interested in learning about and doing astronomical spectroscopy.

 Nov. 22 - 28

Big Bear Solar Observatory
Amazing views of our nearest star.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

Space Team Online
Join the men and women who work on NASA's Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.

 Dec. 6 - 12

Structure and Evolution of the Universe
Explain, explore, and examine our evolving universe.

 Dec. 13 - 19

Munich Astro Archive
Astronomy information and catalogs (in English).

 Dec. 20 - 26

CERES Astronomy Education
20 astronomy classroom lessons for K-12 teachers and students.
 1999 (below)  

 Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, 1999

From Stargazers to Starships
High-school level tutorial on astronomy, Newtonian mechanics, and spaceflight.

 Jan. 3 - 9

Planetary Society
Your connection to the exploration of the cosmos and the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence.

 Jan. 10 - 16

[No longer available.]

 Jan. 17 - 23

Itty Bitty Scienceguides
Neat to know, cool science stuff!

 Jan. 24 - 30

Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial
Cosmology resources including news and a tutorial.

 Jan. 31 - Feb. 6

Hubble Heritage Archive
Selected HST images and descriptions.

 Feb. 7 - 13

The Lunascan Project
Moon maps and moon images galore.

 Feb. 14 - 20

Deep Space 1
Information on new technologies currently being "validated" on this mission for future space flights.

 Feb. 21 - 27

The Electronic Universe Project
A smorgasboard of astronomy images and good information to go with them.

 Feb. 28 - March 6

International Supernovae Network
Supernova hunting for the advanced amateur.

 March 7 - 13

Astronomy Notes
College-level astronomy textbook (a great reference).

 March 14 - 20

Star of the Week
A site dedicated to showing that the stars are not all the same.

 March 21 - 27

The Arcturus Observatory
CCD images courtesy of The Arcturus Observatory.

 March 28 - Apr. 3

Peoria Astronomical Society
Astronomical Handbook, three-D star map and more.

 April 4 - 10

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Comprehensive site with tons of useful astronomy information.

 April 11 - 17

Aboriginal Star Knowledge
Astronomical info developed principally by the Lakota Indians over many generations.

 April 18 - 24

Encyclopedia Astronautica
All about the many space programs through history.

 April 25 - May 1

Space Connection
News of space for teachers, parents, and students.

 May 2 - 8

Astronomy for Kids
Explore the sky through facts, puzzles, and maps.

 May 9 - 15

Astronomical Image Library
Comprehensive and ambitious image bank of deep-space objects.

 May 16 - 22

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
Interesting projects from the operators of major telescopes worldwide.

 May 23 - 29

Tom's Astronomy Web
Good links to lots of astronomy web sites.

 May 30 - June 5

Feltz Field Guide to the Night Sky
A detailed on-line "field guide" to the night sky.

 June 6 - 12

Meteorite Central
Meteorites, facts, chat and more.

 June 13 - 19

Space Online
Keep up to date with all the news from and about space.

 June 20 - 26

Hubble Constant dot Com
Information on the Hubble Constant, cosmology, and the size and age of the universe.

 June 27 - July 3

Astronomy Now Breaking News
Daily news from the UK's leading astronomy magazine.

 July 4 - 10

The astronomy newsletter for amateurs of all levels.

 July 11 - 17

Astronomy Homework Help
User friendly resource page for high school and undergraduate college students.

 July 18 - 24

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Views of the sun, SOHO real-time web watch.

 July 25 - 31

Adventures in Deep Space
Challenging observing projects for amateur astronomers.

 Aug. 1 - 7

Aurora Web
Aurora facts and resources, including forecasts.

 Aug. 8 - 14

Near-Earth Object Program
Information on asteroids that may strike the earth.

 Aug. 15 - 21

NASA Space Science News
Astronomy and space science news presented by the Marshall Space Flight Center.

 Aug. 22 - 28

Space & Astronomy For Kids
An astronomy guide for children, with many links.

 Aug. 29 - Sept. 4

Bad Astronomy
If it's bad and it's on TV or the in the movies, this explains how it really works.

 Sept. 5 - 11

Your Sky
View a map of the sky from any place on earth at any time.

 Sept. 12 - 18

International Occultation Timing Association
Master index and information site for lunar occultations and grazes.

 Sept. 19 - 25

Kuiper Belt Page
Clearinghouse for information on cometary bodies that orbit beyond Pluto.

 Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
Detailed information on observing solar system objects and phenomena from the sun to meteors.

 Oct. 3 - 9

International Meteor Organization
Promotes international coordination of amateur meteor observations.

 Oct. 10 - 16

American Lunar Society
Moon equipment, books, youth education, and observing projects.

 Oct. 17 - 23

Amateur Astrophotography and CCD Image Links
Very attractive, slick, and helpful page with a great raison d-etre.

 Oct. 24 - 30

Planetary Nebulae Observer's Home Page
A site devoted to the astronomical objects known as planetary nebulae.

 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

The Virtual Observatory - List Generator
Generate custom object lists with this great resource!

 Nov. 7 - 13

Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT)
Clearinghouse for announcements on new and transient astronomical events.

 Nov. 14 - 20

Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
Facts, daily pictures, history, tutorials, and predictions.

 Nov. 21 - 27
Stay informed with with the Mars Society with news about the Red Planet.

 Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

The Astronomy Guide
A search engine for everything in astronomy.

 Dec. 5 - 11

The NGC/IC Project
A comprehensive, and growing, database of the original NGC and IC deep space objects.

 Dec. 12 - 18

Star Trails
An initiative by the Goddard Space Flight Center to involve amateurs in scientific research.

 Dec. 19 - 25

Solar Terrestrial Dispatch
Space Weather, Solar & Geophysical Support Services.

 Dec. 26 - Jan. 1, 2000

Excellent resource for past/current shuttle missions, satellite tracking, and related software.