Helpful Space and Astronomy Links and Information



Sky Watching Links


     Heavens Above  

                  This is an amazing web site where you can find out about all things happening in the sky!

  • See the International Space Station from your backyard! 
  • Show constellations and planets by date and hour.
  • Identify satellites passing overhead.
  • Sunrise/set, Moonrise/set times and Moon phases.
  • Much much more...

                   (Note: After you first identify your location, bookmark the site so you can skip that step next time.)


     Monthly Sky Map 
                   Print a free map showing this month's evening constellations, visible planets and special happenings!


     Space Weather

                   News and Information about the Sun-Earth environment.


    This Week’s Sky At a Glance 

                 Observing tips and celestial events for the week.  Published every Friday.



Learning about Space & Astronomy  

     Astronomy Picture of the Day - a daily photograph with a professional explanation.

      Sky View App (Free) - this is a great, easy to use app that helps you learn the night sky.   < Great App!

      Beginner's Book - The Stars: A New Way to See Them  (ISBN: 978-0-5471-3280-8)  $13

      Reference Book - Nature Guide: Stars and Planets  (ISBN: 978-0-7566-9040-3)  $15

      Space History Book - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration (ISBN: 978-1782741640)





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