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Astronomy Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 25 October 2016)

The following are resources and references on Astronomy:

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General Astronomy

Websites

Astronomy 161 The Solar System

Home of the Northern Lights

Molecular Secret Worlds: The Universe Within - Interactive Java Tutorial

Reusable NASA Images

Telescopes on a Budget - Information on buying and using a telescope

Books

Top-rated books on Astronomy

Top-rated books on the Universe

Top-rated books on the Sun

Top-rated books on the Solar System

Top-rated books on Orbital Motion

Top-rated books on Galaxies

Top-rated books on Earth Astronomy

Top-rated books on the Big Bang

Top-rated books on Spectrometers

Telescopes

Best selling Telescopes

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Moon

Websites

The Moon - Good details from Nine Planets site

U.S. Navy Sun and Moon times - - Times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the Sun and Moon

The Moon - Information and statistics from Russian version of American website

Daily Moon Phases (Current Phase)

Books

From Blue Moons To Black Holes: A Basic Guide To Astronomy, Outer Space, And Space Exploration by Melanie Melton Knocke; Prometheus Books (2005) $19.00

Observing the Moon by Peter T. Wlasuk; Springer (2000) $39.95 - Reference book for anyone seriously interested in the Moon and its geology

Welcome to the Moon: Twelve Lunar Expeditions for Small Telescopes by Robert Bruce Kelsey; Naturegraph Publishers (1997) $11.95 - Well written "how to" for novice astronomers

Top-rated books on the Moon

Black holes

Websites

Black Holes Frequently-Asked-Questions by Ted Bunn - thorough explanation of Black Holes from the University of California-Berkeley

Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars by Robert Nemiroff - explanations and MPEG movies showing how things look from NASA (most computers can show these short animations)

Black Holes and Beyond - a more complex explanation of Black Holes from the University of Illinois

Books

Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity by Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing (2000) $37.33 - top ranked book on the subject

Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne, Frederick Seitz and Stephen Hawking, W.W. Norton & Company (1995) $18.95 - popular book, including views of Hawking

Top-rated books on Black Holes

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Summary

Use these resources to get further information on the various Astronomy topics. If you have some good Astronomy links, let me know about them.


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