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Comprehensive Astronomy Sites
Marking 40 Years Since Apollo 11
July 17, 2009 NPR broadcast featuring Andrew Chaikin, science journalist; Alan Bean, astronaut; Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, astronaut; and Ross Tierney, founder of The Direct Team.
Weekly discussions on astronomy hosted by astronomy enthusiast Fraser Cain of Universe Today, an independent astronomy website. Also hosted by astronomer Dr. Pamela L. Gay, professor at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
SkyTour Astronomy Podcast
The Sky Tour podcast is a monthly offering from the Sky and Telescope contributor J. Kelley Beatty. Each one is about 10 minutes long and features information about monthly celestial events.
Sky Image Lab
Catalogue of space images you can look at. A copy of this Hubble Ultra Deep Field hangs in NMC 562.
Hubble Space Telescope site
A repository of images
Observatories and Planetariums
Holcomb Observatory at Butler University
The Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium at Butler University has been in operation since 1954. The observatory is open to the public--see the website for more details.
SpaceQuest Planetarium at the Children's Museum
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis offers planetarium shows throughout the year. Open since 1989, these shows offer a beginner's guide to the night sky.
Located just south of Mooresville, IN, the Link Observatory was previously used for scientific research by Indiana University. Currently, the observatory is now dedicated to providing outreach to schools and the public in order to inspire curiosity in astronomy.
The Hayden Planetarium is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It is directed by the world-renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The Griffith Observatory is located in Hollywood, California. It was dedicated in 1935, and has even been featured in films like "Rebel Without a Cause". The observatory was built from a dream to make science more widely accessible, and it is currently directed by Dr. E.C. Krupp.