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by Ron Kurtus (revised 28 April 2020)

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General Astronomy


Astronomy Online Magazine

Astronomy - Wikipedia

Space Facts - Scientific, historical and cultural facts about the Solar System

Planet Orbits - From

Astronomy for Kids: Introductory Guide - From

Images of the Northern Lights

A Guide On Looking Through Binoculars For Stargazing

Parents Guide To Teaching Kids About The Solar System

Galactic Facts - Interesting facts about Astronomy


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 on a Budget - Information on buying and using a telescope

Best selling Telescopes -

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Facts About the Moon - From NASA

The Moon - Good details from Nine Planets site

The Phases of the Moon -

Moon Phases Visualized -

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

Daily Moon Phases (Current Phase) - May need Flash player


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


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)


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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