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STARLINK: Job listings ( STARJOBS - UK )

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Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata ( OALP )

Faculty of Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences

The Observatory was established in November 1883. Its principal tasks are research and teaching in Astronomy and Geophysics.

PAOLI, Sergio ( La Plata Observatory )
Discussion of astronomy and related topics, with emphasis on current happenings, discoveries, and theory. In Spanish. Not moderated.
Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales ( CONAE, Argentina )
Information on the Centro Regional de Datos Satelitales (CREDAS) and on Argentina's National Space Plan

at (Austria)

Innsbruck - Galactic Planetary Nebulae Database
KIMESWENGER, Stefan ( AI Innsbruck )
University of Innsbruck - Institute for Astronomy
This server offers information on:
  • Staff and scientific fields of interrest
  • Galactic PNe Data Base
  • Link to general Austrian University Library Index
GRATL, Helmut ( AI Innsbruck )
University of Vienna - Institute for Astronomy
This is the WWW server of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Vienna in Austria and provides information about the Institute and the Stellar Surface Structure conference in october 95. Further on, an electronical version of the Delta Scuti Star Newsletter is distributed.
Delta Scuti Star Newsletter ( DSSN )
Contains current information on the subject of Delta Scuti and other variable Stars.

au (Australia)

Southern Astronomical Society Home Page
One of the first WWW sites of an amateur astronomical in Australia. Set up for the Southern Astronomical Society, Inc. by the administrator, Zac Pujic. The site contains general information about astronomy as well as information about the society.
The Karma package is a library and applications for Signal and Image Processing written by Richard Gooch.
ATNF - Mopra Antenna ( ATNF Mopra )
The Mopra 22-m antenna is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), operated by the CSIRO. It is intended for use in conjunction with other AT antennas (the six 22-m dishes at Narrabri, and the 64-m Parkes dish) to form the Long Baseline Array. Like the Parkes antenna, it is also used for single-dish operation; mm-wavelength receivers are to be installed soon.
ATNF - Australia Telescope Compact Array ( ATCA, Narrabri )
The Paul Wild Observatory, near Narrabri, is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), and operated by the CSIRO; the Officer-in-Charge is Dr Graham Nelson. The Narrabri site contains the Australia Telescope Compact Array, which consists of five antennas located along a 3-km railtrack, and a 6th antenna 3 km further to the west.
Australia Telescope Compact Array - Schedules ( ATNF )
CSIRO - Australia Telescope National Facility ( CSIRO - ATNF )
Gopher , Anonymous ftp
ATNF - Parkes Observatory ( ATNF Parkes )
The CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility operates a group of radio telescopes collectively known as the Australia Telescope. The ATNF Parkes Observatory consists of a 64m telescope which is used as an independent instrument, and networked with other Australian and international radio telescopes for VLBI.
CSIRO - Radiophysics Laboratory ( CSIRO - RP )
This server is operated by the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility and CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, located in Sydney, Australia. The Parkes Radio Observatory is also operated by ATNF. The top-level menu contains: ATNF Site Guides and General Information, The ATNF FTP Server - Documentation (See the README file first), The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes Catalogue '90, The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes, MIT, NRAO Survey, The ATNF FTP Server - COMRAD database.

There is also an FTP server , with contents: Various AIPS tasks and support routines for the processing of Australia Telescope data; Observing proposals and documentation related to the use and operation of the Australia Telescope, including vistors guides to all the ATNF sites; The Karma package (library and applications for Signal and Image Processing; A spectral line reduction package which can read a number of formats including those used by the Parkes 64m telescope; Another spectral line reduction package specifically for the reduction of spectral line data from the Parkes 64m telescope; - README

Astronomical Society of Australia ( ASA )
The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) is the society of professional astronomers in Australia. This link points to the ASA Home Page, listing a variety of information on the Society and its activities, including " Instructions to Authors" for its journal and email addresses of members.
Walsh, Wilfred ( ATNF )
University of Adelaide - Astrophysics Group
High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Detector ( HiRes )
The HiRes detector - an atmospheric fluorescence detector: HiRes currently consists of two sites on top of two mountains seperated by 13km in western Utah. At present it consists of a 14 mirror prototype at the first site and a 4 mirror site at the second site. Construction is under way to built two full eyes which should be finnished by the end of 1996
Collaboration between Australia and Nippon for a Gamma Ray Observatory in the Outback ( CANGAROO )
The project uses two gamma ray telescopes at a dark site 15 km from Woomera, a small town 500 km north of Adelaide.
University of Adelaide - Astrophysics Group: Preprints
Australian National University - Relativity Group
Australian National University - Mt. Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories ( MSSSO )
Includes another Astronomy Listing. Also, and Anonymous ftp server.
Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet ( at MSSSO )
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories - Schedules ( MSSSO )
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories: Preprints ( MSSSO )
COLLESS, Matthew ( MSSSO )
The MACHO project
The MACHO project is searching for dark matter in the form of Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs) using gravitational microlensing. We search for these events by monitoring over 10 million stars every night in the LMC and Galactic bulge, using the dedicated 50-inch telescope at Mt. Stromlo.
QUINN, Peter ( MSSSO )
Monash University - Applied Mathematics Department
ASTRO ( Astronomy Discussion List )
Discussion of astronomy and related topics, with emphasis on current happenings, discoveries, and theory. Sponsored by the Atlanta Astronomy Club.
Illini Space Development Society ( ISDS list )
International Student Space Simulations ( ISSS )
International Student Space Simulations is a teaching method that challenges students to design, construct, and live in a self- contained habitat for an extended period of time.
Networks those affiliated with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.
Exchanges information in astronomy, announces conferences, coordinates observations and related activities. Sponsored by SAB: Socieadade Astronomica Brasileira.
Students for Exploration and Development of Space List ( SEDS-L )
Discusses issues related to interchapter communication for SEDS (Students for Exploration and Development of Space) and space in general.
Students for Exploration and Development of Space News ( SEDSNEWS )
News about space from SEDS (Students for Exploration and Development of Space). Distributes informational postings from several space research facilities.
Israeli Space and Remote Sensing Bulletin ( SPACE-IL )
Israeli Space and Remote Sensing Bulletin announces events, opportunities and new publicatons in areas related to the Israeli space and remote sensing community. Produced for the Israeli Space Agency, Ministry of Science and Development by the Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis and Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University.
READMEs, manuals. etc. relating to astronomical ( resources.. on the Internet )
A set of compressed tar files collected by Brett Holman, Univ. Melbourne, Australia.
Gravitational Lensing Conference ( July 1995, Melbourne )
Gravitational Lensing; University of Melbourne, Australia; July 9-14 1995. ; PRELIMINARY LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS: Chris Kochanek, Ramesh Narayan, Joachim Wambsganss, Jerry Ostriker, Ken Freeman, Bohdan Paczynski, Genevieve Soucail, Jordi Miralda-Escude, Alok Patanaik, T. Padmanabhan, Peter Schneider, Richard Ellis, Bill Press, James Binney, Simon White ; TOPICS: Quasar structure and microlensing, quasar variability, luminosity functions, quasar/galaxy associations, gamma-ray bursts, solar system studies, Lyman- alpha clouds, radio rings, lensing deconvolution, lensing by galaxies, MACHO searches, structure of our galaxy, limits on H0, Lambda, and Omega, clusters of galaxies, HST observations, weak lensing, large-scale structure and velocity fields, numerical simulations.
University of Melbourne - School of Physics: Astrophysics Group
BROWN, Michael ( Melbourne )
BARNES, David ( Melbourne )
HOLMAN, Brett ( Melbourne )
MAZZOLINI, Margaret ( Melbourne )
MORTLOCK Daniel ( Melbourne )
FRANCIS, Paul ( Melbourne )
University of New South Wales - School of Physics ( UNSW )
Australian Working Group for Antarctic Astronomy ( UNSW )
Joint Australian Centre for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
This page is a resource for Antarctic astronomy, providing information of interest to anyone considering the Antarctic plateau as the site for a future major international observatory. It contains papers, images, details of meetings and lists of people involved with Antarctic astrononomy.
BURTON, Michael
University of Sydney - School of Physics
Australian Astro Graduate Students Home Page
Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory ( Tasmania )
FIGARO Software
Anglo-Australian Observatory ( AAO )
Anglo-Australian Telescope - Schedules ( AAT )
Anglo-Australian Telescope / Schmidt Telescope Unit ( AAT / STU )
Astronomical Images from the AAO
The images available here are low resolution scanned derivatives of over 100 AAO photographs.
Grove Creek Observatory, Australia ( GCO )
Grove Creek Observatory in NSW Australia, specializes in CCD imaging and research. Accomodation available for visiting amateur astronomers. Has Mirror Site in USA.
IPS Radio & Space Services ( IPS )
IPS is a unit of the Australian Government Department of Administrative Services and provides the Australian radio propagation and space environment services. Includes: Sydney Regional Warning Centre; Culgoora Solar Observatory; Learmonth Solar Observatory; Prediction Services; Consultancy Services
University of Queensland - Astrophysics Group

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Astrofysisch Instituut ( Belgium )

br (Brazil)

National Institute of Space Research - Astrophysics Division: Preprints ( INPE - DAS, Brazil )
National Institute of Space Research - Astrophysics Division ( INPE - DAS, Brazil )
In our department we have researchers working on the following topics: High Energy Astrophysics, Optical Astronomy, Radioastronomy, and Gravitational Waves.
National Laboratory for Astrophysics ( LNA, Brazil )
LNA is an Institute of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). At present, LNA supports 3 telescopes: the 1.6-m Ritchey-Chretien and coudé, the 0.6-m Cassegrain and the 0.6-m telescope of the University of São Paulo.
Observatório Nacional, Brazil ( Rio de Janeiro )
Observatório Nacional, Brazil: Preprints

ca (Canada)

Nation River Observatory
Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page
Space Astrophysics Laboratory ( SAL )
The Space Astrophysics Laboratory is part of the Institute for Space And Terrestrial Science, an Ontario Centre of Excellence located in North York, Ontario. Space Astrophysics is a sub-discipline of astronomical research of the sun, planets, stars and galaxies performed from above the surface of the Earth using orbiting or space-borne instruments, producing data that can be correlated with information from Earth-based observatories.
Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science ( ISTS )
McGill University - Earth and Planetary Science
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences of McGill University have available an interactive Atlas of impact craters and coronae structures of Venus. The Face of Venus, enables browsers to interactively access a geographical database of these features. Craters or coronae can be selected by size, type, and name status to create user-generated maps of the selected features, as well as a text listing. A dynamic ISMAP is created with clickable areas where users can obtain more information about any feature viewed on the map, or directly from the text list. Users may also elect to examine the distribution of their selected features by using hierarchical cluster analysis to generate a dendrogram of any groupings.
Physics Servers and Services Around the World
Mirror Site at TU Vienna.
McMaster University - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Contains information about their faculty, research, facilities and graduate programme.
McMaster University - Astronomy and Astrophysics: Preprints
McMaster Cepheid Photometry and Radial Velocity Archive
This site contains ASCII data tables of photometry and radial velocities for Galactic and Extragalactic Cepheids (both Classical and Type II). Data is presented as published and full citations to the original work are given. Currently, data are sorted according to star name.
WILSON, Christine D. ( McMaster Univ. )
WELCH, Douglas L. ( McMaster )
SUTHERLAND, Peter G. ( McMaster Univ. )
PUDRITZ, Ralph E. ( McMaster Univ. )
HARRIS, William E. ( McMaster Univ. )
Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers is a group dedicated to the enjoyment of astronomy and public education.
CADC Newsletter
ADASS III ('93) *Electronic* Proceedings
The electronic version of the Proceedings for the ADASS III Conference, held in Victoria, October 13-15, 1993, is available on-line. A printed volume, A.S.P. Conference Series Volume 61 (Dennis R. Crabtree, R. J. Hanisch, and Jeannette Barnes, Editors), is also available, which can be ordered from the A.S.P. office in San Francisco through the WWW pages or by sending a FAX inquiry to them directly at 415-337-5205. Comments about the electronic proceedings can be sent to the editors at Electronic Editors: Daniel Durand, Jeannette Barnes, Dennis R. Crabtree.
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre ( CADC )
The CADC was established in 1986 as one of three world-wide distribution centres for data from the Hubble Space Telescope and is part of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, B.C. The CADC mandate has recently expanded and we are now archiving data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope located on the Big Island of Hawaii. CADC has hosted ADASS'93 (Oct 13-15, 1993).
CADC Services
The CADC tools package includes: starcat - STARCAT is a tool for accessing the HST Archive, CFHT and ESO archives. xhot - X tool which displays the planned activities of the Hubble Space Telescope. It allows you to find out what the telescope is currently observing simbad - The new SIMBAD tool now runs on your workstation. xmgr - This very nice interactive plotting package is now used for the Preview system whitin STARCAT. You will be amazed by its capabilities. Data display could be FFT'd, fitted, zoomed, printed, etc...
Canada France Hawaii Telescope - Archive & Schedules (at DAO) ( CFHT )
(archive, CCDs, proposal template, manuals) - All the CFHT data are now being archived since September 18, 1992 and the proprietary period is 2 years. After that time, they become public and are available world wide.
Hubble Space Telescope ( HST - from CADC )
Also, there is a page from ST-ECF .
International Astronomy Conferences and Meetings
This list of astronomy meetings is compiled by Liz Bryson of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. This version of the meeting list has been updated to provide links to those meetings which are providing information electronically. If you find this list useful please send e-mail to (Bryson's plain text version of the file is available via FTP; the HTML is easier to read, and includes links).
CRABTREE, Dennis (alternate) ( CADC )
DURAND, Daniel (alternate) ( CADC )
GAUDET, Séverin (alternate) ( CADC )
HILL, Norman (alternate) ( CADC )
JUSTICE, Gerald (alternate) ( CADC )
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (FTP) ( DAO )
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics ( HIA )
The Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA)is the scientific institute within the National Research Council of Canada which is responsible for operating Canadian observatories. Subdivisions and related facilities of HIA include: the DAO, DRAO, JCMT, CFHT, Gemini, and Solar Terrestrial Physics
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (WWW) ( DAO )
The DAO is operated by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) through its Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA) as a national centre for astronomical research within Canada, with emphasis on UV, optical and IR astronomy. The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre is a group within the DAO which is responsible for the Canadian archive of data from the Hubble Space Telescope as well the archive of data from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope. DAO's Facilty Manual is now online. You might also want to check out the DAO Virtual Library.
BATTEN, Alan ( DAO )
COWLEY, Anne ( DAO )
CRABTREE, Dennis ( DAO )
DURAND, Daniel ( DAO )
FLETCHER, Murray ( DAO )
GAUDET, Séverin ( DAO )
HESSER, James ( DAO )
HILL, Graham ( DAO )
JUSTICE, Gerald ( DAO )
KITTY the Cat ( DAO )
LECKIE, Brian ( DAO )
MCCLURE, Robert ( DAO )
MORBEY, Chris ( DAO )
MORRIS, Stephen ( DAO )
OKE, Bev ( DAO )
MORRIS, Simon ( DAO )
STETSON, Peter ( DAO )
YOUNGER, Frank ( DAO )
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory [English] ( DRAO )
DRAO is a national facility operated by the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics of the National Research Council of Canada. The synthesis telescope is particularly suited to comprehensive studies of the interstellar medium, extended Galactic nebulae and star-forming regions, and of nearby galaxies. The other instruments are a 26-m paraboloid and a solar flux monitoring system. Observing proposals are welcome from all interested astronomers.
Submillimeter astronomy from space - 1 ( ODIN at NRC, Canada )
Odin is a combined astronomy/aeronomy mission first conceived and developed by Sweden. Canada, France, and Finland are international partners in the mission. Canada has a 20% share in both aspects of the mission. Launch is anticipated in 1997. The duration of the mission is expected to be about 2 years
Queen's University - Astronomy Group
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory ( SNO at Queen's University )
SNO is an astronomical neutrino observatory that is being built below ground in the deepest section of INCO Limited's Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is an international collaboration of scientists from Canada, USA and UK. Information services are available at
Saint Mary's University - Department of Astronomy and Physics ( SMU )
Center for Subatomic Research ( CSR )
University of British Columbia - Department of Geophysics and Astronomy ( UBC )
University of Calgary - Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Calgary is a major Canadian center for radio astronomy research. The Department of Physics and Astronomy maintains a close relationship with the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, located within a days drive in the mountains of British Columbia. Opportunity exists to use this facility , which consists of a seven element aperture synthesis array plus a 26 meter single dish antenna. Includes information on a proposed high-resolution survey of galactic neutral atomic hydrogen (HI), documentation on user support software for the Russian Space VLBI project RadioAstron, information on graduate studies in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and a pointer to the University of Calgary's gopher server.
Submillimeter astronomy from space - 2 ( ODIN at University of Calgary )
Odin is a combined astronomy/aeronomy mission first conceived and developed by Sweden. Canada, France, and Finland are international partners in the mission. Canada has a 20% share in both aspects of the mission. Launch is anticipated in 1997. The duration of the mission is expected to be about 2 years
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory ( RAO )
Liquid Mirrors at Université Laval ( LM )
Liquid Mirror (LM) technology is being developed at Université Laval. A f/1.2, 2.5 meter diameter, mercury mirror is being extensively tested in our testing tower. We are also exploring the use of gallium eutectics as reflecting liquids. The design of novel optical correctors to increase the accessible field of view of liquid mirrors up to 45 degrees is also addressed.
Solar, Auroral, Ionospheric, ... Information ( Univ. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada )
Solar Imagery (mirrored from SELSIS/BBSO)-updated once every three hours; Daily Reports of Ionospheric Data containing M(3000), foF2, MUF(3000), and TEC; East-West Solar Interferometer Scan Images from the Algonquin Radio Observatory 32-Element Interferometer; Weekly Solar Terrestrial Forecast and Review Reports; Daily GOES-6 and 7 X-ray Plots as well as special high-resolution xray plots of major flares; Daily NSO solar coronal line emission plots; Daily Pseudo-Full-Disk solar coronal maps of the coronal Fe XIV and Ca XV ion lines from the NSO; and more... - README
Auroral activity ( Auroral activity )
Information available via finger.
Daily Solar and Geophysical Report ( Solar and geophysical report )
Information available via finger.
3-Hour Solar and Geophysical Report ( Solar and geophysical report )
Information available via finger.
Université de Montréal - Groupe d'Astrophysique [English] ( [French] )
BASTIEN, Pierre ( Montréal )
CARIGNAN, Claude ( Montréal )
DEMERS, Serge ( Montréal )
FONTAINE, Gilles ( Montréal )
MICHAUD, Georges ( Montréal )
MOFFAT, Anthony F.J. ( Montréal )
NADEAU, Daniel ( Montréal )
RACINE, René ( Montréal )
SAINT-LOUIS, Nicole ( Montréal )
WESEMAEL, François ( Montréal )
Observatoire du Mont Mégantic ( OMM )
Canadian Space Geodesy Forum ( CANSPACE )
The Canadian Space Geodesy Forum (CANSPACE) is a computer-communications-based information dissemination and discussion group that was established several years ago as an aid to improving communication among scientists and engineers working with the techniques of space geodesy. Among topics discussed are the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), Glonass, Transit, very long baseline interferometry, satellite laser ranging, satellite altimetry, etc. Daily postings of information bulletins include GPS satellite constellation status reports (Department of Defense Notice Advisories to Navstar Users) and reports of solar and geomagnetic field activity. Information concerning satellite launches and orbital elements is posted regularly. Although initially intended to link Canadian geodesists and geophysicists together, CANSPACE now has a wide international subscriber list and is open to all. Questions are particularly encouraged.
Hypermedia Issues And Applications
State of the Art Review on Hypermedia Issues And Applications, by V. Balasubramanian, Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey ( Chapter 1: Hypertext - An Introduction, Chapter 2: Implementation Issues, Chapter 3: Database Issues, Chapter 4: User Interface Issues, Chapter 5: Information Retrieval Issues, Chapter 6: Integration Issues, Chapter 7: Applications, Chapter 8: A Systematic Approach To User Interface Design For A Hypertext Framework. Postscript version available (tar'ed and compressed)
Galactic Cepheid Database ( DDO )
The Galactic Cepheid Database is a project of J. Donald Fernie that lists all known Population I cepheids. It consists of four tables listing data on 505 cepheids in the Galaxy. Information includes positional data, color excess determinations, periods, amplitudes and means of V, B and B-V derived by Fourier fits to magnitude and intensity light curves, radial velocities, distances, Z values, etc. Simple string searches of the database are possible using WWW client software such as NCSA Mosaic. The tables can be viewed in PostScript format or retrieved in either ascii or dBase IV versions.
University of Toronto - Department of Astronomy
Encompasses the David Dunlap Observatory and the library and provides links to other UofT and Canadian servers.
University of Toronto - David Dunlap Observatory ( DDO )
Selected astronomy book and software reviews
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics ( CITA )
The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a national research centre for studies in theoretical astronomy and related subjects; it is hosted by the University of Toronto. CITA has two primary missions: a Canadian one - to foster interaction in the Canadian theoretical astrophysics community, and also between theorists and observational astronomers; the other is an international one - to be a world-class centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics.
University of Victoria Astronomy
This is the Home Page of the Astronomy Group at the University of Victoria. It contains information on faculty, graduate students and research associates. Research activities and facilities are described. In addition, a selection of electronic preprints written by members of the Group is also available.
Climenhaga Observatory
SIMARD, Luc ( UVic )
University of Victoria - Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Western Ontario
GRAY, David F. ( UWO )
York University - Department of Physics and Astronomy

ch (Switzerland)

ALEPH Experiment ( CERN )
CERN Preprint Server
It started in January 1994 so that you will not find here preprints produced before this date.
Neutrino Oscillation MAgnetic Detector ( NOMAD )
Nomad (Neutrino Oscillation MAgnetic Detector) is CERN experiment WA96. The experiment searches for the oscillation nu_mu -> nu_tau in the CERN wide-band neutrino beam. It aims at detecting tau-neutrino charged-current interactions by observing the production of the tau lepton through its various decay modes by means of kinematical criteria.
High-Energy Physics Information ( a resource list from CERN )
Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucláaire (1) ( CERN )
DELPHI experiment ( CERN )
Meteosat images of Europe, Africa, Atlantic and World (3x/day)
astro!nfo ( Information Service )
astro!nfo is a Information Service made by amateur astronomers. There will published many informations about the amateur scene. Most of the text is written in German language.
Zurich Solar Radio Spectrometer
The Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) of ETH in Zurich, Switzerland recorded solar radio spectrograms with an analog spectrometer called Daedalus(1974-1993) in the range of 100-1000 MHz. Its observation list can be accessed directly. Two digital spectrometers, IKARUS (1978--1985) and PHOENIX (1988 to the present), cover a range from 100--1000 MHz and 0.1--3 GHz, respectively. Their observation list contains references to frequency programs indicating what frequency was observed. More information can be obtained from a RAG member.
CSILLAGHY, André ( ETH/Zurich )
Astronomy Resources on WWW ( from CUI )

cl (Chile)

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas. Departamento de Astronomía ( Universidad de Chile )
Chilean weather forecasts ( in Spanish )
Astronomy Resources ( A Chilean resource list in Spanish. )
Select Gopher item 7 " Servicios Miscelaneos" ,
then select item 4 " Informacion sobre Astronomia/Astronautica y Espacio" .

com (US Commercial)

SSIN ( Student Solar Information Network )
Provides information, news, resources and conference details free to anyone studying solar and renewable energy. Contact:
TCL Archives
Tcl is a very high level interpreted scripting language which along with Tk greatly simplifies the creation of graphical user interface. It has been ported to a wide variety of platforms and has numerous extensions for database access, client-server systems, and object oriented programming. The syntax is simple and easy to use.
Bradley Observatory
NETLIB Software
Z39.50 resources - a pointer page
a reference point for resources related to the Information Retrieval Service and Protocol standard, ANSI/NISO Z39.50. This standard was first successfully balloted in 1988; several companies implemented this standard or variants of this; but it did not develop large scale acceptance. A noteworthy implementation based on this standard is WAIS (Wide Area Information Services). Also see the Profiles section for more info on present development of WAIS within Z39.50.
DEC Archive
Zoomer Personal Digital Assistant
U.K. Amateur Astronomy
Includes British Astronomical Association, Society for Popular Astronomy, Federation of Astronomy Societies, Popular Astronomy Magazine, Practical Astronomy Magazine
National Information Infrastructure Testbed ( NIIT )
FTP Software Inc
Innovative developer of TCP/IP transports and applications for DOS, Windows and OS/2
Global Network Navigator ( GNN )

(GNN) (alternate - from Germany)
(GNN) (alternate - from Ireland)
(GNN) (alternate - from Germany)
(GNN) (alternate - from United Kingdom)
Welcome New Navigators! ( at GNN (Global Network Navigator )
has an astronomy catalog
Astronomy Resources on the Internet (at GNN)
GROKETT, Russell ( Florida )
Hubble Space Telescope - an artist's view
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas ( T.A.S. )
With over 300 members, the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas is a group of individuals sharing and promoting their common interest in astronomy. T.A.S. is a member of the Astronomical League and is home to the nationally known " Constellation of the Month" series.
Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. ( MSSS )
MSSS Viking Image Archive
Provides access to a large fraction of the set of images taken by the Viking orbiters from 1976 to 1980
Earth and Sky
This is a weekly on-line publication for the public to learn more about Earth science and astronomy. It consists of transcripts of radio programs aired daily on the Earth & Sky Radio Series, which is hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block. The series broadcasts on more than 500 stations in the United States and on a variety of other stations across the globe.
Science and Engineering Television Network ( SETN )
The Science and Engineering Television Network, Inc., SETN, is a non-profit consortium of scientific societies, universities, laboratories and corporations organized to foster the development of scientific communication in the medium of television. SETN invites other organizations to join in the creation of and distribution of programming. The network intends to mirror the best scientific print publications and it will broadcast news reports, lecture-demonstrations, interviews, conferences and discussions all concerned with the latest international developments in scientific research and science policy.
Statistical Sciences ( StatSci )
We're the developers of S-PLUS as well as developers and providers of a variety of other tools for statistical and data analysis. We strive to provide you with a variety of online information which will help you work more efficiently and creatively within S-PLUS.
WARNOCK, Archibald ( HSTX )
The World Guide to Observatories
The EARN Guide to network services
A paper on the problem of Resource-Discovery ( in Postscript )
MathSource -- Mathematica Software ( Wolfram Research, Inc. )
This site contains all material available through MathSource. The General directory contains items of general interest to the Mathematica community, such as administrative info, MathGroup archives, Mathematica tutorials, MathSource information, utility programs, and Mathematica tips. The Enhancements directory contains items that enhance the functionality of Mathematica beyond the capabilities of the basic kernel. Items in the Applications directory deal with the application of Mathematica to specific problems or subject areas. The subcategories group related items together into manageable sizes. Subcategories under Applications include: Audio, Chemistry, Complexity, Computer Science, Data-Tables, Economics-Finance, Education, Engineering, Geography, Graphics, Life Science, Material Science, Math, and Physics. Books supplements, periodicals, journals, press-announcements, bibliographical information, Mathematica documentation, and the like are all stored in the Publications directory.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ( PARC )
YAHOO: List of Astronomy Resources
YAHOO: List of Observatories

de (Germany)

Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam ( AIP )
HERMES Experiment
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY )
European Space Operations Centre ( ESA/ESOC )
ESOC is the satellite control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is responsible for the operations of all satellites and related ground stations and communications network.
Freie Universität Berlin - Institut für Meteorologie [English] ( [German] )
The Department of Meteorology at the Free University of Berlin WWW server offers an index of sources for meteorological data on the Internet sorted by continent, manner of data and server-type. In addition they provide weather observations from Berlin and Meteosat pictures received from the University of Nottingham. For users from the FU Berlin they also offer latest radar images. They have links to other servers with interesting documents.
Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen ( Göttingen Observatory )
information (research activities, preprints, history of the institute ...) about the observatory of the University at Goettingen
Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen - Preprints
GAENSICKE, Boris ( Göttingen )
DICK, Wolfgang R. ( IfAG, Potsdam )
Astronomie / Astronomy ( at IfAG Potsdam )
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik ( MPA, Garching )
Binary Star Conferences in the near future ( list maintained at MPA )
MPA Binaries Group: Preprints
MPA Galaxy Formation Group: Preprints
MPA Hydro Gang: Preprints
MPA Gravitational Lensing Group: Preprints
PLEWA, Tomasz ( Warsaw )
Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik ( MPE, Garching )
MPE, Garching: Upcoming Conferences
Roentgen Satellite (X-ray satellite) operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany
ROSAT Public Data Archive
Data archive of the X-ray satellite ROSAT
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik is located at Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded by Wolfgang Gentner as a research centre for nuclear physics in 1958. The present major research areas include nuclear and particle physics, space science, cosmic ray research and other topics.
German-Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto
The German-Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto is located in the Sierra de Los Filabres in Southern Spain. It operates four telescopes with apertures from 1.2m to 3.5m as well as a Schmidt reflector. A 1.5m-telescope is operated under the control of the Observatory of Madrid.
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
The institute is one of 68 Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany and is specialized on astronomical research at optical and infrared wavelengths. Its main research facility is the Calar Alto observatory in Spain
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie ( MPIfR, Bonn )
Colloquium schedule (KOLLOQUIUMSPLANUNG -- Diese Planungsdatei ist LAN-öffentlich und über Internet zugänglich via 'anonymes ftp')
Effelsberg Radio Telescope ( MPIfR )
The Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) operates the world's largest movable radio telescope, a 100-m single-dish near Effelsberg, 40 km south of Bonn, Germany.
MPIfR - Bonn 100-m Telescope Surveys
Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
The Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Technology Berlin is the only institute of that kind in Berlin. Whereas the research is concentrated at the University of Technology, the institute offers a broad teaching of astronomy and astrophysics at all universities in Berlin (Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt Universität (HU), Technische Universität (TU)). Students may study Astronomy and Astrophysics as a subsidiary or a optional compulsory subject. They can also work at their diploma or doctoral theses.
Astronomische Arbeitsgruppe Laufen e.V. ( Oberbayern, Germany )
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München - Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
Bonn University Astronomical Institutes ( AIUB )
The Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn consists of three departments: 1. Radioastronomisches Institut - Radio Astronomy Department (RAIUB) 2. Sternwarte Bonn - Optical Astronomy Department (Sternwarte) 3. Institut fr Astrophysik und extraterrestrische Physik - Department for Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IAEF)
Osterberg, Jürgen ( Uni. Bonn )
Working Group for the History of Astronomy: Electronic newsletters ( EMA/ENHA )
The newsletters contain announcements of conferences, exhibitions, new books, and other related material. They are available in the German original as well as in English translation.
Working Group for the History of Astronomy ( in the Astronomische Gesellschaft )
The working group is open for all who are interested, it's membership is independent from that in the AG.
History of Astronomy
The first general History of Astronomy pages on the Web. These pages are maintained by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft
Observatorium Hoher List
Sternwarte der Universitaet Bonn
Observations mainly in the optical spectral range are used for galactic and extragalactic research. The Sternwarte operates the Observatorium Hoher List about 100 km from Bonn.
Institut für Theoretische Physik/Astrophysik der Universität Frankfurt
The Institute for Theoretical Physics/Astrophysics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Fakultät für Physik ( Univ. Freiburg-im-Breisgau )
Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl ( LSW )
International Astronomical Union ( IAU )
Announcements, Information bulletin and services of the International Astronomical Union, hosted by the Astronomisches Recheninstitut
The Institute for Astronomical Computations Heidelberg is a research institute run by the German Land Baden-Wuerttemberg. It closely collaborates with the University of Heidelberg. Main areas of activity: astrometry, stellar dynamics, and astronomical yearbooks and bibliographies including Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts.
Universität Jena - Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät
Universität Jena. Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät ( Germany )
Universitäts Sternwarte München ( USM )
University of Munich Observatory
Universität Münster - Astronomisches Institut [English] ( [German] )
There is also a Activities at the AIM include: MRSP (MuensterRedshiftProject) with nearly a million redshifts of galaxies from low resolution objective prism plates, ERSS (ESO RedSkySurvey) with 20 million stars and 7 million galaxies on 5000 square degrees at the southern hemisphere from 218 digitized ESO Schmidt plates NATO ASI (AdvancedStudyInstitute) Abstracts from the Conference on Cosmological Aspects of X-Ray Clusters of Galaxies held in June 1993 in Velen, Westphalia, Germany. MIBIG (MuensterInteractingBinariesGroup) with work on cataclysmic variables, flare stars, flickering and long term photometry of variable stars.
Astronomie im Internet ( a resource list in German )
Münster Redshift Project
Münster ESO Red Sky Survey
LICHTENBERG, Günther ( Univ. Münster )
NAUMANN, Michael ( Univ. Münster )
WINTERBERG, Jürgen ( Univ. Münster )
Universität Tübingen - Theoretische Astrophysik ünd Computational Physics

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Aarhus University - Institute of Physics and Astronomy
ROSENTHAL, Colin ( Århus )
Danish Space Research Institute ( DSRI, Denmark )
Danish Astronomical Society ( Denmark )
Copenhagen University Observatory
Danish telescopes around the world
Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Copenhagen ( TAC )

edu (US Education & Research)

Steward Observatory (FTP)
University of Arizona -- Steward Observatory ( UA and SO )
Submillimeter Telescope Observatory ( SMTO )
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) is a second-generation instrument to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the February 13, 1997 on-orbit servicing mission. NICMOS will provide infrared imaging and spectroscopic observations of astronomical targets between 0.8-2.5 microns.
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (2) ( MMTO )
Steward Observatory (WWW)
The Steward Observatory Home Page provides information on the academic and research activities of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy as well as information on the facilities of Steward Observatory.
NASA Shuttle flights - pictures
Pretty pictures from many NASA Shuttle flights, including STS-61 in December 1993 to service the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The images in this directory are mirrored from the sites at:, and
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space ( SEDS )
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space was founded in 1980 at MIT and Princeton and consists of an international group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds who are working to promote space as a whole. SEDS is a chapter based organization with chapters throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Latin America, and the Middle East. The permanent National Headquarters for SEDS-USA resides at MIT. Each chapter is fairly independent and coordinates activities and projects in its own area.
There is also a Gopher server which contains a Rennes archive mirror plus software.
The Nine Planets
An essay about our solar system with text, pictures, sounds and an occasional movie. Each of the planets and major moons in our solar system is briefly described and illustrated with pictures from NASA spacecraft.
The Web Nebulae
The emphasis here is on aesthetics, not science. While there is a little information to help you appreciate the images this is not a tutorial on the astronomy of nebulae. If these images inspire you to study stellar evolution that's great, but my intent is primarily to showcase a part of Nature's beauty that is accessable to us only via the telescope.
SEDS - Internet Space Archive ( LPL/Arizona )
A large internet resource of Space related images, information and software.
SEDS - Astronomical Anonymous FTP Sites ( SEDS: Astro-FTP list )
This is a concise description of anonymous-ftp file servers containing astronomy and space research related material. It includes only those servers where there are special subdirectories for astro stuff or much material included into a general directories. For sites with multiple directories of interest, the list points towards a common top-level directory. (NOTE: until August 1994, this list of servers was maintained in Finland.)
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (SEDS-LPL, Ariz.)
University of Arizona - Theoretical Astrophysics Program
The Theoretical Astrophysics Program at the University of Arizona is proud to announce its new WWW server and home page. This server contains information about faculty reserach and graduate student studies, and provides links to other web servers useful to the Astronomy/ Astrophysics community. Computer graphics and simulations generated by members of the group will also be featured as this server continues to develop.
Fred Lawrence Whipple Gamma-Ray Telescopes ( Tucson, Ariz )
Arizona State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( ASU )
University of California, Berkeley - Astronomy Department ( UCB-Astronomy )
The UCB Astronomy Home Page contains general information about the department. We maintain links for faculty, staff, post docs and students so that they may make papers, images, and other information available. Also included are an e-mail directory for the department, and links to related institutions.
TRUELOVE, J. Kelly ( UC Berkeley )
Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics ( CEA /EUVE )
The EUVE Guest Observer Center provides information, software, and data to EUVE Guest Observers. The EUVE Public Archive is creating a set of CD-ROMs of EUVE observations. There is also an AnonFTP server which contains the publicly available documents from the EUVE GO Center, the IRAF/EUV software, and the publicly available archive data from EUVE. - README
CEA Guest Investigator Program
In order to promote research using data from NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) satellite, the Center for EUV Astrophysics (CEA) is offering a Guest Investigator Science Program. The purpose of the program is to be an educational service which provides information and training in the use of public EUVE data.
OLSON, Eric ( CEA )
MCDONALD, Kelley ( CEA )
CEA WWW pages
WAIS index to the WWW pages of the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Astrophysics (CEA), Berkeley, CA.
CEA abstracts and publications
WAIS index to the publications and abstracts of papers issued by the Center for EUV Astrophysics (CEA), Berkeley, CA.
University of California, Berkeley - Center for Particle Astrophysics ( UCB - CfPA )
The CfPA located at the University of California, Berkeley was established in 1989 to conduct research in the new interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics. We provide information on the Center's research, education and outreach efforts, workshops, seminars, publications, and a directory of members and visitors.
CHERNIN, Lawrence ( UCBerkeley )
The UC Berkeley SETI Program, SERENDIP (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) is an ongoing scientific research effort aimed at detecting radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. The project is the world's only " piggyback" SETI system, operating alongside simultaneously conducted conventional radio astronomy observations. SERENDIP is currently piggybacking on the 1,000-foot dish at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the largest radio telescope in the world.
University of California, Berkeley (Gopher) ( UCB )
Peoria Astronomical Society
Peoria astronomical Society is an Amateur Astronomy Society Dedicated: To promote the science of astronomy By fostering astronomical education; by providing incentives for astronomical observation and research; by assisting communication among amateur astronomers.
Aspen Center for Physics ( ACP )
The Aspen Center for Physics is a scientific organization which promotes organized research in physics, astrophysics and related fields through a program of individual and collaborative research, seminars, workshops and conferences and which promotes the education of the general public through public lectures and other activities.
Brown University ( High-Energy Physics Group )
Brown University - Astronomy ( Brown )
Lists Faculty, Courses, Brown Observatories, etc.
Brown University - Observatories
Bucknell University Observatory
Web services - lists and maps.
CalTech Astronomy ( CIT )
Keck Observatory
Palomar Observatory
PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library
The PGPLOT Graphics Subroutine Library is a Fortran-callable, device-independent graphics package for making simple scientific graphs. It is intended for making graphical images of publication quality with minimum effort on the part of the user. For most applications, the program can be device-independent, and the output can be directed to the appropriate device at run time.
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Fulldisk images for the current month. H-alpha, white light, and Ca-II K-line images are generally available for every observing day; Ca-II K-line fulldisk archive; H-alpha fulldisk archive; White light fulldisk archive; Current high-resolution region images; Programs to read FITS images on IBM PCs and Macintoshes.
CalTech - Submillimeter Wave Astrophysics Group
This group operates a single-dish submillimeter telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii for the astronomy community under contract from the NSF.
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory ( CSO )
A single-dish submillimeter telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii operated by Caltech for the astronomy community under contract from the NSF
HUNTER, Todd ( Caltech )
CalTech - Infrared Astrophysics Group
Much of the research done by members of the group is performed at the Palomar 5-meter telescope, in the " near infrared" range of the electromagnetic spectrum between wavelengths of 1 and 5 microns.
CalTech - High Energy Astrophysics Group
AstroVR serves primarily as a collaborative tool for researchers in astronomy and astrophysics. The goal is to provide a virtual environment in which researchers can collaborate almost as though they were in the same room. AstroVR features links to various software programs, such as ISSA-PS, SIMBAD, NED, MONGO, SKYVIEW, etc., and allows researchers to use these programs together in a shared environment, together with video, audio, and text. For additional information, please read the introduction.
Infrared Sky Survey Atlas ( ISSA )
IPAC IRSKY Remote Access Tool
This can run an X session on your local machine.
IPAC XCATSCAN Catalog Scanning Tool
This can run an X session on your local machine.
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database ( NED, CalTech )
(NOTE -- Telnet interface, not WWW)
The June 1993 Version of NED contains POSITIONS, BASIC DATA, and over 500,000 NAMES for 250,000 EXTRAGALACTIC OBJECTS, as well as some 450,000 BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES to 21,000 PUBLISHED PAPERS, and 25,000 NOTES FROM CATALOGS and other publications. NED supports searches for objects and references, and offers browsing capabilities for 7,400 ABSTRACTS of articles of extragalactic interest that have appeared since 1988 in A&A, AJ, ApJ, MNRAS, and PASP. PAS Japan, Soviet Astronomy and its Letters have also been added to that list.
Infrared Processing & Analysis Center ( IPAC )
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) exists to carry out large, data-intensive processing tasks of critical importance to NASA's infrared astronomy program, and to provide scientific expertise on those projects to the astronomical community. IPAC is operated by the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Infrared Space Observatory - 2 ( ISO )
The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), a fully approved and funded project of the European Space Agency (ESA), will operate at wavelengths from 2.5 - 200 microns. The satellite essentially consists of a large liquid-helium cryostat, a telescope with a 60-cm diameter primary mirror and four scientific instruments. The instrument complement is: an imaging photo-polarimeter, a camera, a short wavelength spectrometer and a long wavelength spectrometer. ISO is scheduled to be launched in late 1995 and will be operational for at least 18 months. In keeping with ISO's role as an observatory, two-thirds of its observing time will be made available to the general astronomical community.
CalTech - Pulsar Group
Various recent Caltech pulsar group preprints; A workable HTTP interface to the PDB pulsar data base browser; Find BibTeX form of pulsar references.
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO )
Owens Valley Radio Observatory ( OVRO )
Caltech Millimeter Array
CalTech - Space Radiation Laboratory
Includes: Cosmic Ray Physics and Astrophysics ; High Energy Astrophysics (X-rays and gamma-rays) ; Computational Astrophysics
Big Bear Solar Observatory ( BBSO )
This site contains daily images from our solar optical telescope at Big Bear, California
California Institute of Technology Theoretical Particle Physics ( CalTech )
California Institute of Technology - Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy ( CalTech )
This division is concerned with the very small--such as the nature of elementary particles and their interactions--and the very large--for example, the size of the universe.
Carnegie Institution Observatories ( OCIW )
Pomona College - Astronomy Program
Includes a complete description of the Pomona College and Claremont College astronomy programs, including a tour of the Frank Brackett Observatory, and the 40" telescope at Table Mountain
Software Engineering Institute ( SEI )
The SEI objective is to provide leadership in software engineering and in the transition of new software engineering technology into practice. The SEI Information Server provides: information about the SEI and its activities to improve the state of practice of software engineering, information about the ongoing research efforts of the ARPA Software and Intelligent Systems Technology Office (SISTO), an index of information relating to numerous software and computing topics, pointers to many other Internet resources
StatLib Archives
StatLib Index
StatLib, a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP, gopher, and WWW. StatLib started out as an e-mail service and some of the organisation still reflects that heritage.
Center for Applied Parallel Processing ( CAPP )
Front Range Consortium ( FRC )
The Front Range Consortium (FRC) is a consortium of three institutions: CAPP, NCAR/SCD, NOAA/FSL, all of which are located in Boulder, Colorado. The FRC is committed to the development of high performance scalable computing and its application to Grand Challenge research problems in science and engineering. The FRC is a member institution of the National Consortium for High Performance Computing (NCHPC).
University of Colorado ( Gopher )
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP )
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics is an institute of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Members of LASP conduct basic experimental and theoretical research into fundamental questions in the areas of planetary science, atmospheric composition and processes, and solar physics. Members of LASP also explore the potential uses and development of space operations and information systems as well as develop scientific instrumentation.
Cassini Mission to Saturn ( description at Colorado, US )
Saturn and Titan will be the destination for the Cassini mission, a project under joint development by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The U.S. portion of the mission is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
University of Colorado - Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics ( JILA )
JILA is the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, a joint institute run by the University of Colorado and the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST).
Interactive Data Language from Research Systems, Inc. ( IDL )
IDL, Interactive Data analysis Language, is a complete package for the interactive reduction, analysis, and visualization of scientific data and images. Optimized for the workstation environment, IDL integrates a responsive array oriented language with numerous data analysis methods and an extensive variety of two and three dimensional displays into a powerful tool for researchers. IDL supports an extensive data import capability, publication quality hard copy output, and user-defined Motif graphical user interfaces. Users can create complex visualizations in hours instead of weeks with the aid of IDL's high level capabilities and interactive environment. IDL is useful in physics, astronomy, image and signal processing, mapping, medical imaging, statistics, and other technical disciplines requiring visualization of large amounts of data.
The pages include technical information about IDL, pricing and distributor information, a gallery of images that you can download, and links to the IDL ftp site. The pages are part of an ongoing project at the NASA Software Support Laboratory that is compiling information about a number of scientific visualization products.
IDL (ftp)
IDL Astronomy Library
IDL FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Software Support Laboratory ( SSL )
The Software Support Laboratory (SSL) archives and distributes software -- and information about software -- for space and Earth scientists.
SSL software abstracts
WAIS index to the software abstracts maintained at the Software Support Laboratory (SSL), located at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Access to Astronomy Class ( Open Classroom-Astro )
Astronomy at the Dalton School is a college level, full year modern astronomy elective course. In a constructivist format, computers are extensively used in the course. From the home page you can see lists of software used, topics covered, image sources, web sites, etc. You can also see the course in progress. The task stream and folders containing ongoing, unaltered student work are published on WWW pages. See Internet Project.
Design Research Institute ( DRI )
Jicamarca Radio Observatory [English] ( Peru )
Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory
Advanced Computing Research Institute ( ACRI )
Corporate Research Institute ( CRI )
Computational Science Highlights ( NSF Metacenter )
Computational Science Highlights covers topics at all scales of scientific inquiry. Users have the option to browse the repository's contents or to search for articles by keyword, such as researcher last name or institution. Computational Science Highlights , a prototype system, currently contains articles contributed by the members of the National MetaCenter: the Cornell Theory Center (CTC), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
Cornell University Theory Center
Cornell University - Department of Astronomy
Icarus ( the International Journal of Solar System Studies )
ICARUS is the official publication of Division of Planetary Sciences and is dedicated to reporting the results of new research-- observational, experimental, or theoretical-- concerning the astronomy, geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific aspects of our solar system or extrasolar systems. It is published monthly by Academic Press, Inc. Of primary interest to researchers is the list of papers submitted to Icarus, similar to the Astrophysical Journal's " yellow pages." We plan on updating this list every 4-6 weeks. This server also contains information for authors planning to submit papers to Icarus and subscription information.
WASSERMAN, Ira M. ( Cornell Univ. )
LAZIO, Joseph ( Cornell )
MUSSER, George ( ASP )
WILSON, Peter ( Cornell )
Warner and Swasey Observatory - Library
SMITH, Scott C.
HOUSER, Janet L.
Gemini 8m Telescopes Project ( Gemini )
The Gemini 8m Telescopes Project is an international project to build two infrared-optimized telescopes. One telescope will be located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii; the other will be on Cerro Pachon, Chile.
Georgia State University - Astronomy ( GSU )
CHARA = Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
Hard Labor Creek Observatory Earth Satellite Ephemeris Service for brighter earth satellites;
Be Star Newsletter
The Be Star Newsletter is a non-refereed electronic and paper journal that is published approximately twice per year. The Be Star Newsletter is open to all contributions (observations, theory, or other news) concerning early-type stars and especially hot, near main-sequence stars. The goal of the Newsletter is to foster communication between researchers interested in this field of stellar astronomy.
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy ( CHARA )
Hard Labor Creek Observatory ( HLCO )
CHARA - Multi-Telescope Telescope ( MTT )
Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service ( ADS Abstracts )
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service provides access to two sets of abstracts: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstract Service provides access to currently over 200,000 abstracts. The Instrumentation Abstract Service provides access to currently over 270,000 abstracts. Both datasets are searchable with a sophisticated searching system. The Astronomy dataset also includes object name searches through a connection to the SIMBAD database in France. More information about this service is available in the Abstract Service Help Pages .
Astrophysics Data System Archive Service ( ADS Archive )
This service provides access and search capability to Einstein Observatory Data, including the 29 CDROMs released by the Einstein Observatory project at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. These data include image files and photon event list files from the Image Proportional Counter (IPC) and the High Resolution Imager (HRI) instruments. Files are in standard astronomical FITS format which may be viewed through a standard FITS display tool such as SAOimage.
Astrophysics Data System Catalog Service ( ADS Catalog )
WWW Forms interface to ADS Catalogs
Astrophysics Data System (WAIS) ( ADS WAIS )
The experimental WAIS database to the ADS (Astrophysics Data System) collection of astronomical abstracts related to five categories: astronomy, astrophysics, lunar and planetary exploration, solar physics, and space radiation. Abstracts start in 1975, and are current through approximately six months ago. The NASA database behind this system contains abstracts from over 200 journals, publications, colloquia, symposia, proceedings, and internal NASA reports. Field searches, (nested) boolean expressions, partial words, and literal expressions are possible. (See for detailed information on this service.)
Astrophysics Data System ( ADS )
The ADS is a free software aimed at the Astrophysics community. It is a distributed environment that provides access to a variety of astronomical data for the scientific user community. At present the main emphasis is on making data collected by NASA space missions available to astronomers. This is being expanded to include access to data from ground based observations. The ADS provides access to over 190 astronomical catalogs and approximately 125,000 astronomical abstracts. It also provides direct access to the HEASARC Browse tool, NSSDC's Online Data and Information Service (NODIS), the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), and access to SIMBAD (Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data). The user is able to access all of this information via a simple-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI). Simply " point and click" to retrieve the information you need for proposals, research projects, or classroom assignments.
Astrophysics Data System ASIAS Article Service ( ADS Article )
This service provides access to scanned images of journal articles since 1975. So far, we have created images of ApJ Letter journal articles and linked them into the Abstract Service. We will add ApJ articles next, followed by other journals for which we can obtain publisher permission.
ADS Einstein Archive Service ( Einstein )
This service provides query and retrieval capability for the Einstein X-ray Observatory's processed data archive. The archive includes about 5000 X-ray observations (in astronomical standard FITS format) taken between 1978 and 1981.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics ( CFA )
The CfA combines the resources and research facilities of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The CfA operates the Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona, and the Theory Group ).
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams ( CBAT )
The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Commission 6 of the International Astronomical Union and under the direction of Dr. Brian G. Marsden. The CBAT is responsible for the dissemination of information on transient astronomical events, via the IAU Circulars (IAUCs), a series of postcard-sized announcements issued at irregular intervals. The IAUCs are also available in electronic form.
International Dark-Sky Association
John G. Wolbach Library ( Harvard/CFA )
The online catalog contains information about approximately 95 percent of the holdings of the CfA Library (i.e. the merged collections of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory Libraries)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (1) ( SAO )
BOURKE, Tyler ( CfA )
New England Light Pollution Advisory Group ( NELPAG )
Information concerning improved outdoor lighting to reduce glare and obtrusive light.
Whipple Observatory / Multiple Mirror Telescope - Schedules ( Whipple / MMT )
CfA index of ApJ, AJ and PASP (from Jan. 1988) ( telnet )
CfA Index of ApJ, AJ, PASP
If that node is busy then try the alternate entry points: here or here or here or here
CfA Index of ApJ Lett
If that node is busy then try the alternate entry points: here or here or here or here
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Theory Group
Numerical Recipes Software
Einstein On-Line Service - Einline
Contains an extensive set of Radio Astronomy catalogs.
Cygnus A Workshop ( NRAO-Greenbank )
NRAO WORKSHOP - CYGNUS A, 1-4 MAY 1995, Greenbank, West Virgina. This workshop will consider all aspects of Cygnus A; the galaxy, the various radio features, and the cluster gas. Topics include:
o The optical galaxy and the nucleus - the hidden quasar hypothesis; evidence for large extinction; origin of the radio jet; the effects of the radio jet on the optical emission.
o The radio jet - composition; stability; and magnetic field strength.
o The radio hotspots - shock acceleration to ultra high energies; processes for the X-ray emission; evidence for bow shocks.
o The cluster gas - reasons for the two gas distributions; cooling flows; comparison with other clusters; accuracy of thermal pressure estimates.
o The radio lobes - inflation, composition, pressure balance, exclusion of ambient gas
o Assimilation of different facets for self-consistency - interrelated problems.
Spectrum-X-Gamma Coordination facility ( SXG. University of Harvard )
Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG) is an international high-energy astrophysics observatory which is being built under the leadership of the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI). The US SXG CF supports the US astronomical community in obtaining information about SXG, proposing for and making SXG observations, and performing archival research using the SXG archive
Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility ( AXAF. Harvard University )
AXAF, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, is the U.S. follow-on to the Einstein Observatory. Originally three instruments and a high-resolution mirror carried in one spacecraft, the project was reworked in 1992 and 1993. The AXAF spacecraft will carry a high resolution mirror, two imaging detectors, and two sets of transmission gratings
AXAF [Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility] Science Center ( ASC )
The ASC is located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The purpose of the ASC is to provide the support required by the science community to realize fully the potential of the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF).
Einstein Data Archive ( SAO, Cambridge, MA )
The Einstein Observatory was a satellite based imaging X-ray telescope in operation from November 1978 to April 1981. The focal plane detectors included two Imaging Proportional Counters (IPC), three High Resolution Imagers, an Objective Grating Spectrometer (OGS), a Focal Plane Crystal Spectrometer (FPCS) and a Solid State Spectrometer (SSS). The most commonly used instrument was the IPC, which made nearly 4000 observations of astronomical sources. This page gives information about the Einstein data archive, and about access to Einstein Data.
MURRAY, Stephen S. ( ADS )
EICHHORN, Guenther ( ADS )
KURTZ, Michael J. ( ADS )
GRANT Carolyn Stern ( ADS )
MURRAY, Stephen S. (alternate) ( NIIT )
Whipple Observatory
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (1) ( MMTO )
Oak Ridge Observatory
PROS Software
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)
Astrophysics Data System; AXAF Science Center; Data analysis for the Einstein Observatory; Jonathan McDowell's quasar energy distribution database and software library; PROS 2.2 software - README
Einstein Observatory
SAO (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) ( FTP )
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (2) ( SAO )
Includes: AXAF Science Center (ASC) . Anonymous ftp
Submillimeter Array ( SMA )
SAO Telescope Data Center ( RVSAO, RGSC, SKYMAP Software )
Includes software packages: RVSAO, an IRAF package for finding radial velocities from spectra; RGSC a program for searching the Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog; SKYMAP a program for mapping star catalogs onto the sky; STAR a program for searching star catalogs
Canada France Hawaii Telescope (ftp) ( CFHT )
Canada France Hawaii Telescope (WWW) ( CFHT )
CFHT is a joint facility of the National Research Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawaii. The CFH observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 meter, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii. The CFH Telescope became operational in 1979.

A CFHT page at CADC has information about the CFHT archive, CCDs, proposal template and manuals.

Astronomical Internet Resources (CFHT)
CFH List of Astronomical Observatories
Canada France Hawaii Telescope - Schedules (at Hawaii) ( CFHT )
University of Hawaii IfA: 2.2m Telescope - Schedule
Infra-Red Telescope Facility - Schedules ( IRTF )
Infra-Red Telescope Facility ( IRTF )
The IRTF is a 3.0 meter telescope optimized for use in the infrared. It was first built to support the Voyager missions to Jupiter. It is now the National facility for infrared astronomy providing continued support to planetary and deep space applications. Also contains a FTP site.
Anonymous ftp (Manuals, Forms, Instrument information, Software tools)
Mees Solar Observatory ( MSO, Hawaii )
University of Hawaii - Institute for Astronomy ( UH - IfA )
University of Hawaii IfA: 2.2m Telescope
Haleakala Observatories ( Hawaii )
Mauna Kea Observatories
James Clark Maxwell Telescope - Schedules ( JCMT )
Joint Astronomy Centre ( Hilo, Hawaii )
The Joint Astronomy Centre incorporates the 15m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and the 3.8m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on the 4200m summit of Mauna Kea along with the Centre's Hawaii headquarters in Hilo. The facility is operated by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on behalf of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the United Kingdom, the Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek and the National Research Council of Canada.
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope ( JCMT )
The 15-m JCMT is situated close to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and is the largest submillmetre facility in the world. It is owned and operated by the UK, Canada (see HIA JCMT pages) and the Netherlands on behalf of astronomers worldwide. Its home page contains information about the site, the antenna and the instrumentation, as well as a description of the JCMT-CSO interferometer, and details of the various time allocation processes.
UK Infra-Red Telescope ( UKIRT )
University of Hawaii, Manoa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Hawaii, Hilo - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UH, Hilo )
FOSTER, John C. ( MHO )
Millstone Hill Observatory ( MHO, Haystack )
The Millstone Hill Observatory, located in Westford Massachusetts, is a broad-based atmospheric sciences research facility owned and operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Atmospheric Sciences Group, which staffs and manages the observatory, is a part of M.I.T's Haystack Observatory, a basic research organization whose focus is radio wave and radar science, instrumentation and techniques. The following resources may be of interest. EISCAT is a particularly good source of data and useful information. See, for example, incoherent scatter radar and magnetosphere Millstone Hill Observatory: Information, data, etc., including real-time radar status and data when the radar is operating. EISCAT: European Incoherent Scatter Association. NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research. NSF: National Science Foundation Gopher server. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT )
Haystack Observatory
Ames Area Amateur Astronomers ( AAAA )
The Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and scientific organization. Our new 24-inch f/4 primary mirror will become part of a state-of-the-art robotically controlled observatory to be completed in 1996.
Iowa State University - Department of Physics & Astronomy ( ISU )
The Astronomy Group of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University is announcing it's WWW Home Page. It contains information about the Astronomy Program at Iowa State and links to the ISU library, Gopher and other WWW servers in the ISU campus.
APPLETON, Philip N. ( Iowa State Univ. )
BOWEN, George ( Iowa State Univ. )
STRUCK-MARCELL, Curtis ( Iowa State Univ. )
EITTER, Joseph ( Iowa State Univ. )
KAWALER, Steven D. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LAMB, Richard C. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LAVERY, Russell J. ( Iowa State Univ. )
LEWIS, David A. ( Iowa State Univ. )
WILLSON, Lee Anne ( Iowa State Univ. )
CHARMANDARIS, Vassilis ( IowaState )
Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering ( ICASE )
Indiana University - Astronomy Department
News, Academics, Folks, Facilities, Annual Reports, Miscellaneous, Animations, Images.
SHANKAR, Anurag ( Indiana )
BURKHEAD, Martin S. ( Indiana Univ. )
COHN, Haldan N. ( Indiana Univ. )
DURISEN, Richard H. ( Indiana Univ. )
HEINZ, Richard M. ( Indiana Univ. )
HONEYCUTT, R. Kent ( Indiana Univ. )
JOHNSON, Hollis R. ( Indiana Univ. )
ENSMAN, Lisa ( Indiana Univ. )
LUGGER, Phyllis M. ( Indiana Univ. )
MUFSON, Stuart L. ( Indiana Univ. )
MUSSER, James A. ( Indiana Univ. )
Indiana University Automated Photometric Telescope
Kirkwood Observatory
WIYN, from Indiana University
Space News Archive ( SPACENEWS )
Announcements of space-related news items. Moderated.
Space Policy Archive ( SPACEPOL )
Space Policy digest ( newsgroup) Discussions about political, economic, and policy aspects of spaceflight.
Space Science Archive ( SPACESCI )
Space Science digest ( newsgroup) Planetary science, space-based astronomy, and other space science. Moderated.
Space Shuttle Archive ( SPACE-SH )
Space Shuttle digest ( newsgroup) The space shuttle and the STS program.
Space Tech Archive ( SPACE )
Space Tech digest ( newsgroup) Technology and general issues related to space flight. (Moderated) **note** This digest is completely different from the space-tech-digest run by Marc Ringuette.
Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope ( HUT )
Astronomers at the Johns Hopkins University designed the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) to explore the far- and extreme-ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. HUT has a 36-inch primary mirror which collects ultraviolet light for a prime-focus spectrograph. The spectrograph disperses light in the 825 to 1850 Angstrom wavelength range with a resolution of 3 Angstroms
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( JHU )
About the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy: Current research activities can be divided roughly into five areas: solid-state physics, high-energy physics, astrophysics, plasma spectroscopy, and theoretical physics. Work in the Center for Astrophysical Sciences (CAS) at JHU is now centered in three areas: developing instrumentation for astronomical observations, particularly from space; optical observational astronomy from the ground and space; and theory.Two large space astronomy projects are currently active in CAS: the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, a far-UV spectrophotometer which made its first flight aboard the space shuttle in December, 1990, and its second flight on March 2, 1995; and the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a free-flying satellite whose launch is expected in 2000.
Search and Retrieve Graphics Software and Data
Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers ( AMPTE )
Kestrel Institute
Lowell Observatory
The VISTA package is in the /pub/ directory.
VISTA Software
Air Force Maui Optical Station ( AMOS )
Information about the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS), located on Maui, Hawaii. This is a dual-use facility, supporting both US government agencies as well as the civilian community. Assets include visible and IR sensors, and a 3.67 meter telescope under construction.
Magellan Image Browser
National Consortium for High Performance Computing ( NCHPC )
MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science ( LNS )
The Whois protocol
MIT Center for Space Research ( CSR )
The Center supports a broad range of space-related research by scientists in many departments of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Areas of current activity range from theoretical cosmology and astrophysics to laboratory and flight experiments and ground-based observations. Laboratory facilities include X-ray generators, particle accelerators, vacuum chambers, and conventional electronic test and machine shop equipment. Extensive computational facilities are available for the analysis and reduction of data.
UUNA Astronomy Listings
The Usenet University - New Network Academy Meta-Library listing of on-line astronomy resources.
HTTP sitelist ( WWW )
Mississippi State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Physics and Astronomy Department home page contains information about faculty, students, and departmental facilities. Research information and information about the University's Howell Observatory is also available.
Mississippi State University - Howell Observatory
Archie Gateway to WWW ( ArchiePlexForm )
Michigan State University - Physics & Astronomy ( MSU )
BASU, Shantanu ( MSU )
STEIN, Bob ( MSU )
Mount Wilson Observatory
The mountain is host to several ongoing observing projects using the onsite facilities. The observatory has two primary nighttime telescopes: the 60-inch telescope, built in 1908 is home to the HK Project and the Atmospheric Compensation Experiment; and the 100-inch (Hooker) telescope, built in 1917, which is available to the scientific community. Two solar observatories, the 60-foot tower telescope (operated by USC), and the 150-foot tower telescope (operated by UCLA) maintain long-term exploration of the magnetic activity behavior of the Sun. There are also two interferometers onsite: the Infrared Spatial Interferometer (ISI, operated by U.C. Berkeley), and the NRL Optical Interferometer. The Telescopes in Education (TIE) Project operates a 24" telescope, as well as the Snow Solar Telescope (built in 1904). Finally, a fully-robotic 32-inch Automatic Photoeletric Telescope (APT) is operated by Tennessee State University. New service of MWO Online Stargazer Map
DONAHUE, Robert ( CfA )
Analyz ( single-dish spectral analysis (NAIC )
Arecibo Observatory - National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center ( NAIC )
NAS/NRC Space Studies Board
The SSB is an advisory board within the National Research Council, which is in turn the operational arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. The SSB operates a number of standing committees and task groups that perform studies in space science and policy for the federal government.
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies ( CEPS / RPIF )
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies and its Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) located at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution are pleased to announce the availability of its WWW server. The purpose of this NASA supported RPIF is to act as a reference library providing planetary science researchers with access to the extensive collection of image data from planetary missions. Currently we are in the process of placing some of the 300,000 photographs and images of the planets and their satellites in our collection online.
Northern Arizona University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( NAU )
National Undergraduate Research Observatory ( NURO )
The National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) at Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University is a 0.8m telescope located on Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff, Arizona. NURO is a consortium of Universities and small colleges to provide a research grade telescope for undergraduate research and education.
Astronomy and Astrophysics (NCSU)
North Carolina State University - Mars Mission Research Center
Co-located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh (NCSU) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro (A&T), the Mars Mission Research Center (M2RC) is one of eight University Space Engineering Centers established by NASA in 1988. The goal of the Center is to focus on research and educational technologies necessary for planetary exploration, especially transportation to and from Mars.
North Carolina State University Astrophysics ( NCSU )
A description of activities and resources within the Astrophysics Research group in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Contents include preprints, description of ongoing research, astrophysics MPEGs, and graduate research opportunities
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Department of Physics
Apache Point Observatory
APO is privately owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC), consisting of the University of Chicago, Institute for Advanced Study, Johns Hopkins University, New Mexico State University, Princeton University, University of Washington, and Washington State University. The observatory consists of a 3.5-meter telescope and three future telescopes which are under construction.
GLORIA, Karen ( Williams )
SIEGMUND, Walt ( Univ.Washington )
New Mexico State University - Department of Astronomy ( NMSU )
Contains information on faculty, staff, and students and their research and educational activities, as well as descriptions of department astronomical facilities.
TONGUE, Thomas ( NMT )
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory - Schedules ( CTIO )
Southern Columbia Millimeter Telescope ( 1.2 Meter )
DAHMEN, Gereon ( SCMT )
MAY, Jorge ( SCMT )
BRONFMAN, Leonardo ( SCMT )
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory ( CTIO )
Waveform Def. Language; Arcon images of 30 Dor; Argus documentation; PhotRed; Curtis Schmidt data; Schmidt + thin prism data - README
Image Reduction and Analysis Facility ( IRAF - from NOAO )
Xephem: An Interactive Ephemeris for X Windows/Motif ( XEPHEM )
Xephem is an interactive astronomical ephemeris program for X Windows systems. It computes heliocentric, geocentric and topocentric information for celestial objects. Xephem has built-in support for all planets; the moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Earth and Mars' central meridian longitude. Xephem supports objects in heliocentric or Earth orbit given the appropriate elements. Sample databases of over 16000 objects are included in the release kit. Xephem generates data in configurable tabular forms and in several detailed graphical formats. Xephem can plot and list all data fields and can be programmed to search for arbitrary circumstances. Xephem can serve as the control point for automated telescopes and can connect to auxiliary database servers in real-time via named streams pipes (UNIX fifos).
Sacramento Peak Observatory ( SPO, part of NSO )
Anonymous ftp
NEIDIG, Donald F. ( AFGL )
SIMON, George W. ( AFGL )
ALTROCK, Richard C. ( AFGL )
RADICK, Richard ( AFGL )
KEIL, Steve ( AFGL )
ZIRKER, Jack ( SPO )
KUHN, Jeff ( SPO )
PENN, Matt ( SPO )
DUNN, Dick ( SPO )
SMARTT, Raymond N. ( SPO )
Sac Peak Preprint Library ( NOAO-NSO/SPO )
RISE/PSPT newsletter ( PostScript )
Newsletter for the precision solar photometric telescope project, of the Sacramento Peak Observatory, a part of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO).
Sunspot community newspaper (full text in PostScript format)
National Solar Observatory ( NSO )
Synoptic Solar Magnetograms
Gemini 8m Telescopes Project (GOPHER) ( Gemini )
Global Oscillation Network Group ( GONG )
IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis Facility) ( NOAO )
IRAF ftp archive directories. README = This file; ORDERFORM = IRAF order form, for mailed IRAF distributions and printed and bound versions of the manuals; REGISTER = IRAF mailing list and site registration; conf = November 1991 IRAF Conference information; contrib = Contributed software; docs = IRAF user and technical documentation; extra = IRAF add-on layered packges, fixes, etc.; v28 = The IRAF V2.8 distribution (partial); v29 = The IRAF V2.9 distribution; v210 = The IRAF V2.10 distribution; web = World Wide Web (WWW) home directory.; (there is an IRAF home page (preliminary) \}
Kitt Peak National Observatory (FTP) ( KPNO )
Kitt Peak National Observatory - Schedules ( KPNO )
NOAO preprints
NOAO Newsletters
The latest issues (1 June 1992 and later) of the NOAO Newsletters can be searched with WAIS. The Newsletters can be searched by topic or by issue. To extract all the articles for a particular issue, search on the date of the issue, i.e., 1Sep93. Since WAIS defaults to a maximum of 40 articles you may want to click on the " Prefs" box and increase this number to 100 or so, if you are running XWAIS. We will attempt to install the latest issue of the NOAO Newsletter into WAIS as soon after its publication date as possible. For your first test of this database, try searching on the word " wais " .
National Optical Astronomy Observatories ( NOAO )
catalogs, NSO, CTIO, KPNO
Kitt Peak National Observatory ( KPNO )
There is also an anonymous ftp
National Radio Astronomy Observatory ( NRAO )
The NRAO is a facility operated by Associated Universities, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
NRAO/VLA Information System -- Maintenance Report summaries (Open and to be Repaired); Official VLA, VLBA and VLBI NUG Schedules; General Info for Visitors to NRAO (New Mexico); VLA Specific Information; VLBA Specific Information; Weather Information
NRAO-Charlottesville ( Headquarters ; there is also an anonFTP server .
NRAO-Socorro (Array Operations Center)
NRAO-VLA (Very Large Array)
NRAO-VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array)
NRAO-Green Bank (140-foot, GBT, OVLBI)
NRAO 12m
Very Large Array ( VLA )
Very Large Array - Schedules ( VLA )
Very Long Baseline Array ( VLBA )
Very Long Baseline Array / Global Network - Schedules ( VLBA )
NRAO RAPs (WAIS-search)
NRAO-RAPS is a bibliographic listing of astronomy and astrophysics preprints received in the Charlottesville library of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory from 1986 forward. The preprints include papers submitted to scientific and technical journals and to appear in meeting proceedings; they cover observational, experimental, theoretical, review, instrumentation, image processing, and computing topics in a wide range of astronomical subdisciplines. Preprints include work by NRAO authors as well as preprints received from authors and institutions world-wide. On 1 May 93 there were 13,000 records in the database, and in 1992 we received and added records for 2,500 preprints. Citations are added as papers are published. The database is updated biweekly. The listing is meant to serve as an alerting service only; the NRAO library does NOT copy or distribute the preprints listed. The institution codes indicate either the source from which NRAO received the preprint or the affiliation of the preprint's authors.
FITS Information Archive
This is an archive for the Flexible Image Transport System [FITS], the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community.
HST archive retrieval instructions
Flexible Image Transport System ( FITS archive at NRAO )
Astronomy resources on the Internet ( NRAO )
Microcomputer Image Processing System ( MiPS )
(this document is the announcement of a demo for MS-DOS computers)
An Astronomer's Guide to On-line Bibliographic Databases and Information Services
This is Starlink User Note 174.1 (29 November 1993).
See also " A Guide to Astronomical Catalogues, Databases and Archives available through Starlink" , Starlink User Note 162.1 (18. March 1993), also by A.C. Davenhall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Leicester.
WELLS Donald C. ( NRAO )
FITS archive documents database
The nrao-fits WAIS server supports searches of all of the text files in the entire FITS archive. " All" means everything -- READMEs, standards, drafts, overviews, and all of the news and Email messages in the traffic archive, even including the ASCII headers of the FITS sample and test data files. All of the Postscript documents are in the index too. The WAIS server enables users to search this huge mass of text for instances of any strings.
Millimeter Array project ( MMA )
MURPHY, Edward ( NRAO )
AIPS++ is a software package which will calibrate and image (primarily) radio astronomical data. It is being written in an object-oriented style using the C++ language. AIPS++ is being developed by an international consortium. AIPS++ is not yet of interest to users, although there are some email reflectors you may wish to join for information. A beta library release is available via anonymous ftp. This may be of interest to C++ software developers.
Astronomical Image Processing System ( AIPS (the Classic Variety) at NRAO )
The Astronomical Image Processing System is a software package for calibration, data analysis, image display, plotting, and a variety of ancillary tasks on Astronomical Data. It comes from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It is primarily for Radio Astronomy. There is a Usenet newsgroup alt.sci.astro.aips that deals with AIPS issues and has occasional interesting announcements. There is an AIPS memo that nicely describes the AIPS software system (PostScript, 189404 bytes). It contains one schematic diagram of the overall AIPS structure.
NRAO-RAPS (WWW): preprints
NRAO-Charlottesvile Library ( RAPcat, PageCharge Policies )
NRAO VLA Sky Survey ( NVSS )
The NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) is mapping the sky north of -40 deg declination at 1.4 GHz. The principal data products are (1) 4 deg X 4 deg continuum maps " cubes" with three planes containing Stokes I, Q, and U images, (2) source lists, and (3) processed (u,v) data sets. The maps have 45 arcsec FWHM resolution and nearly uniform rms noise, about 0.45 mJy/beam = 0.14 K (Stokes I) and 0.29 mJy/beam (Stokes Q and U). The rms uncertainties in right ascension and declination vary from 0.3 arcsec for strong (S > 30 mJy) point sources to 5 arcsec for the faintest (S ~ 2.5 mJy) detectable sources.
Green Bank
Orbiting Very Long Baseline Interferometry ( OVLBI )
IAU Symp 170, CO: 25 Years of Miliimeter-wave Spectroscopy ( 29 May - 2 June 1995, Tucson )
Interstellar carbon monoxide (CO) and several other basic molecules were first detected twenty-five years ago with the 36-foot telescope of the NRAO. These discoveries have profoundly influenced our understanding of several diverse yet related fields. Those research areas are among the most fundamental in astrophysics, and the spectroscopic information provided by CO and other molecules serves as the primary tool of investigation. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the detection of CO is a timely opportunity to bring researchers in these many areas together to review progress and discuss future directions. What have we learned from CO? What instrumentation will we need or desire? What scientific problems and challenges will we face?
Northwestern University - Astronomy ( NWU )
Contents include information on undergraduate studies and graduate studies, who we are, what we do, and our gallery of gamma-ray bursts as observed by the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on board the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO).
BUSCOMBE, William ( Northwestern Univ. )
FINN, Lee Samuel ( Northwestern Univ. )
GRABELSKY, David ( Northwestern Univ. )
LENTZ, Robert A. ( Northwestern Univ. )
MEYER, David M. ( Northwestern Univ. )
MILLER, Guy ( Northwestern Univ. )
NOVAK, Giles ( Northwestern Univ. )
PENDLETON, Jim ( Northwestern Univ. )
TAAM, Ronald E. ( Northwestern Univ. )
ULMER, Melville P. ( Northwestern Univ. )
YUSEF-ZADEH, Farhad ( Northwestern Univ. )
Lentz Astronomy Listing ( NWU )
Neural Network Papers
Ohio State University - Department of Astronomy
Provides information about the personnel, research and teaching activities, and resources of the OSU Astronomy Department. Includes our on-line graduate program brochure, links to the personal home pages of faculty, staff, and students, and calendars of local events.
MURPHY, Pat ( Ohio State )
Strickler Planetarium
Solar Observation Methods--an introduction ( Segal's Solar Tutorial )
A beginner's introduction to some different types of solar observation tools--spectroscopy, magnetograms, spectro- heliographs, helioseismology. Includes links to various solar-oriented agencies and archives. Originally produced as an assignment for " Planet Earth" , an Honors course at the University of Pittsburgh.
University of Pittsburgh - Relativity Group: Preprints
University of Pittsburgh - Astronomy Group
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Physics & Astronomy
Princeton University Observatory
Princeton University - Astrophysics Library
Princeton Observatory: Preprints
STANEK, Krzysztof Z. ( Princeton )
COLLEY, Wesley N ( Princeton )
Princeton University - Pulsar Group
The home page of the pulsar research group in the department of physics of Princeton University, this site includes pointers to the home pages of group members, a collection of pulsar related resources and pointers to our supported data analysis software (including TEMPO), and links to radio astronomy observatories and related sites.
Radio Pulsar Resources
A unified collection of information and pointers of interest to radio pulsar researchers. Resources include pointers to group and individual home pages, radio telescope home pages and telescope schedules, and pulsar related preprints and reprints.
RHOADS, James ( Princeton )
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ( PSC )
NEFF, James
Pennsylvania State University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics ( PSU )
Completed, ongoing, or contemplated projects in Lisp-Stat, an advanced statistical computing environment based on public domain XLisp.
Statistical Consulting Center for Astronomy ( SCCA )
The SCCA provides prompt high-quality statistical advice for the astronomical community. It is an interdisciplinary team of faculty at Penn State with contacts throughout the international statistical community. A wide range of issues arising in astronomical data analysis can be addressed. Questions and answers are made available on the WWW.
Astronomy and Astrophysics (Rice)
Signal Processing Information Base ( SPIB )
a project sponsored by the Signal Processing Society and the National Science Foundation. SPIB contains information repositories of data, papers, software, newsgroups, bibliographies, links to other repositories, and addresses, all of which are relevant to signal processing research and development. For general information, send e-mail to containing the message: send help
Rice University - Department of Space Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Space Physics & Astronomy at Rice University is currently involved in many different aspects of space physics and astrophysics research with plasma physics linking the two disciplines as an underlying theme. Theoretical Solar System Physics; Experimental Solar System Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics; Observational Astronomy; Atomic and Atmospheric Physics
University of Rochester - Near Infrared Group
an Internet Tools Summary
Wavelet Information
San Diego Supercomputer Center ( SDSC )
Mount Laguna Observatory
SETI Institute Home Page ( SETI )
The SETI Institute (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) serves as an institutional home for scientific and educational projects relevant to the nature, distribution, and prevalence of life in the universe. The largest research effort is Project Phoenix, the privately-funded continuation of the Targeted Search portion of NASA's High Resolution Microwave Survey. Two other projects of interest are the Life in the Universe (LITU) Curriculum Project and the Flight Opportunities for Science Teacher EnRichment (FOSTER) Project. LITU develops supplementary science curriculum material for grades 3 through 9. FOSTER allows science teachers to experience the excitement of research on NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO).
San Francisco State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( SFSU )
Astronomical Society of the Pacific ( ASP )
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is the largest general astronomy society in the world, including professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, educators, and interested laypeople. The ASP's web pages include text of the teachers' newsletter, The Universe in the Classroom.
Yahoo Astronomy Listing ( Yahoo )
Solar Information Center
The Solar Information Center provides access to the following services: SolarData: a community-based catalogue and online data service for Solar Physics research archives; SolarMail: an electronic mail service and personal information database for Solar Physics; Meetings: conferences, symposia, etc. on Solar Physics and related fields of interest; Positions: available in Solar Physics and closely related fields; SolarNews archive: an electronic newsletter for the solar community; Bulletin Board: a community bulletin board for temporary postings of timely information
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center ( SLAC )
Stanford Public Information REtrieval System ( SLAC-SPIRES )
A variety of SLAC's databases of interest to high-energy physics community is now made available via WWW, including: Preprints: HEP preprint database. Contains bibliographic summaries of more than 280,000 particle physics papers. Included are preprints, journal articles, technical reports, thesis, etc. Searchable by author, title, report number, institution, collaboration, and more. Find citations of your favorite author or article. View full postscript versions of selected preprints, read abstracts of bulletin-board papers. Need more help? Abstracts: Bulletin boards abstracts database. Useful in searching for recent physics bulletin board articles not yet covered by the HEP database. Find abstracts (and more!) of the articles posted today, yesterday, in the last seven days, week before that, or anytime.
Wilcox Solar Observatory (Stanford Univ.) ( WSO )
Contains a solar physics database, currently only holds information from Wilcox observatory, but will soon become site of a National Solar Database and will hold much more data from many different sites. - README
JACKSON, Robert E. ( CSC/STScI )
AstroWeb index
WAIS index to the Astronomical Internet Resources database, a product of AstroWeb consortium.
Univ. of N. Carolina FITS-images ( Gopher )
Univ. of N. Carolina GIF-images ( Gopher )
STELAR Voyager images ( experimental Gopher )
ADASS-94 abstracts
WAIS index to the abstracts submitted to the conference `Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) '94', held at Baltimore, MD, 25 - 28 Sept 1994. Book editors: Dick Shaw, Harry Payne, Jeff Hayes
Proc. Workshop " Calibrating Hubble Space Telescope"
The proceedings from the HST Calibration Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute November 15-17, 1993. These proceedings include discussions on the calibration of each instrument, including the Fine Guidance Sensors. There is also a general section that includes papers on the Optical Telescope Assembly, the HST Calibration Database and information on the calibration of other space observatories namely, the IUE and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope. Check the table of contents for a full listing. For the user's convenience this book is available both by individual paper and by hefty chunks of postscript for each section: WFPC, FOC, FOS, GHRS and General. The latter method is most useful for those of you who want to collect the whole book. The main text of the book is 442 pages.
Proc. Workshop " The Restoration of HST Images and Spectra"
Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 18-19 November 1993. Edited by Robert J. Hanisch ( and Richard L. White ( Advanced Systems Group, Science Computing and Research Support Division, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
Data Reduction Expert Assistant ( DRACO )
The use of large format detectors, increased access to very large astronomical databases, and other developments in observational astronomy have led to the situation where many astronomers are overwhelmed by the reduction and analysis process. Draco is a novel approach to data reduction and analysis which works in conjunction with existing analysis systems such as STSDAS/IRAF, IDL, etc. Draco takes on much of the mechanics of the process, allowing the astronomer to spend more time understanding the physical nature of the data.
MILLER, Glenn ( STScI )
Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ( ADASS'94 )
(Baltimore, September 25-28, 1994)
This conference will provide a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems. We also hope to expose developers and users to developments in other areas of computer science which may have applications in an astronomical context. Contributions to the program are invited in the areas of algorithms, software, systems, and related topics, with emphasis on practical solutions to the problems of treating real data. Key Topics: Astronomical Data Modelling and Analysis, Design and Development of Graphical User Interfaces, Network Information Systems, Parallel and Distributed Processing.
Hubble Space Telescope public images and other information
images, movies and animations from some of the observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). They are made available by the Office of Public Outreach of the Space Telescope Science Institute. See also: TIFFs & GIFs ( Levay), ExInEd (Macs-only)
STSDAS help system
The World Wide Web version of the help information for STSDAS, the Space Telescope Science Data Anlaysis System, developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD.
Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System ( STSDAS )
This is a preliminary Mosaic document for the Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System. STSDAS is software primarily designed for reducing and analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This includes the same instrument calibration code included in the routine data processing pipeline. STSDAS also includes general-purpose tools and enhancements to IRAF.
STSDAS help system index
WAIS index of all help files for STSDAS, the Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System, developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
STSDAS source code
WAIS index of all spp (Subset Preprocessor) source code of STSDAS (Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System), developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Two Color (U,B) Survey of Galactic Plane ( Lanning UV Survey )
In 1969, a two-color survey of the galactic plane was begun using the Palomar 48-in Oschin Schmidt telescope under the direction of Allan Sandage. The intent of the survey was to support the Uhuru X-ray satellite (launched in 1972) in an effort to identify the optical counterparts of newly detected x-ray sources. Each plate was exposed through the Blue (GG13) and UV (UG1) filters with images offset by 12 arcsec. The exposure times were selected such that the U-B color was balanced at U-B=0 for equal sized images. The hotter the star, the bluer (larger) the UV image.
Space Telescope Science Institute Library Service
STEPsheet, IAU circulars
HST Science Data Archive ( STScI, Baltimore, MD )
(telnet, password='archive')
Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-centimeters ( VLA FIRST )
FIRST -- Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm -- is a project designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North Galactic Cap. Using the NRAO Very Large Array (VLA) and an automated mapping pipeline, we produce images with 1.8" pixels, a typical rms of 150 Jy, and a resolution of 5" . At the 0.75 mJy source detection threshold, there are ~110 sources per square degree, ~35% of which have resolved structure on scales from 2-30" .
WHITE, Richard L. ( STScI )
Space Telescope Electronic Information System (STScI)
Space Telescope Science Institute ( STScI )
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STScI is operated by Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under contract to NASA.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Encounters Jupiter - Latest HST Images (STScI)
STScI phonebook
PASP abstracts archive, STScI
Astron. Soc. of the Pacific (ASP) conference series
Remote Proposal Submission Software ( RPSS, at STScI )
Here you will find proposal-preparation software to help you develop an Observing or Archival Research Proposal for the Hubble Space Telescope. A step-by-step guide for proposers is contained in the file " how_to_submit" (under the Proposer level up), while some of the documentation may be found under the " Documents" subdirectory. Note - No UNIX version of the RPSS software is currently available.
TIM (Telescope Imaging Model) ( PSF software for HST )
TinyTIM PSF software for HST
STScI-authored preprints (abstracts)
STScI authored preprints ( Gopher, searchable )
Astronomical Internet Resources ( at STScI )
STScI Searchtools
Includes: STEIS Gopher Menus, STScI Phonebook, Archive Exposure Catalog, Current Year's Weekly Timeline, HST Status Reports, Long Range Plan (disabled), Weekly Summaries, STScI Documents, ... WWW clients which don't support HTML forms and direct WAIS access can use a simpler interface .
Space Telescope Electronic Information System ( STEIS )
HST status
WAIS index to daily activity / instrument status information for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Files hst_status_* in stsci/hst_news directory on STEIS are indexed.
HST weekly timeline
WAIS index to the Weekly Timeline files for current year's observations of the NASA/ESO Hubble Space Telescope (HST). timeline_* files in observer/weekly_timeline directory on STEIS. Provides insight on upcoming HST activities.
IAU Circulars
This index contains Astronomical Circulars of the International Astronomical Union beginning with number 5828, 6 July 1993. The current three months of circulars are available by subscription from the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 USA. The Circulars include announcements of discoveries of comets, minor planets near the earth, novae and supernovae, along with information on selected observations made as a result of such announcements. Orbital data and ephemerides with predicted positions are supplied for the comets and minor planets. Recoveries of periodic comets at their predicted returns are announced. Attention is drawn to unusual activity in variable stars, and frequently include items about unexpected discoveries in all areas of observational astronomy.
STScI Old Preprint Database
The information includes: Authors, Title, Journal. STScI-OLDSTEP is a bibliographic listing of astronomy and astrophysics preprints received at the Space Telescope Science Institute Library prior to the last two years (current papers are in STScI-STEP). OLDSTEP includes approximately 14,000 papers with citations, with some 2500 being added each year. The database is updated annually. The ST ScI Library will not provide copies of either preprints or reprints of papers listed in STScI-OLDSTEP. Contact the authors for copies, or see your librarian about obtaining copies of papers published in meetings or journals not available in your local library.
STScI 'STEP' Preprint Database
The information includes: Authors, Title, Journal. STScI-STEP is a bibliographic listing of astronomy and astrophysics preprints received at the Space Telescope Science Institute Library during the last two years, including all HST papers in the refereed literature. The preprints include papers submitted to scientific and technical journals and to appear in meeting proceedings; they cover observational, experimental, theoretical, review, instrumentation, image processing, and computing topics in a wide range of astronomical subdisciplines. Preprints include work by ST ScI authors as well as preprints received from authors and institutions world-wide. At any one time, there are approximately 5000 papers in the database, with some 2500 being added each year. Citations are added as papers are published. The database is updated weekly.
STScI documents
WAIS index to User Manuals produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute for use by Hubble Space Telescope ( HST ) proposers and observers. PostScript and ASCII versions in /documents/* directories on STEIS
Union List of Astronomical Serials ( ULAS )
The Union List of Astronomical Serials, 2nd edition, is composed of bibliographic information for (primarily) non-commercial publications of observatories and institutions concerned with research in astronomy. To each of the approximately 2300 titles included are appended the holding records of 42 contributing libraries, representing the most comprehensive astronomical collections in North America, with selected holdings from China, Europe, India, and South America as well. ULAS is an on-going project of the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division of the Special Libraries Association. Judy Bausch of the Yerkes Observatory is the coordinator/compiler. For additional information, contact Judy at or Sarah Stevens-Rayburn at
SUNY Stony Brook Astronomy Group
LISSAUER, Jack ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
SIMON, Michal ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
YAHIL, Amos ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
PETERSON, Deane ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
WALTER, Fred ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
BARRETT, James W. ( Stony Brook )
LANZETTA, Ken ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
LATTIMER, Jim ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
SOLOMON, Philip ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
ZOONEMATKERMANI, Saeid ( SUNY, Stony Brook )
HERMITT, Tom ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )
Texas A&M University. High Energy Physics Group ( MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso )
Information server operated by the High Energy Physics Group at Texas A&M University
Lake Afton Public Observatory
University of Alabama - Department of Physics and Astronomy: Preprints
University of Alabama - Department of Physics and Astronomy
A listing of faculty, postdocs, and graduates students as well as information on the Graduate program of study, the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, and a description of research facilities. Online preprints, job listings, and other information will be added soon.
KEEL, William ( Alabama )
High Altitude Observatory ( HAO )
National Center for Atmospheric Research ( NCAR )
University of Chicago - DEpartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of California, Irvine - Department of Physics ( UCI )
University of California, LA - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics ( IGPP )
LISP-STAT code library
University of California, Santa Barbara - Cosmology Group ( UCSB )
UCO/Lick: Mt. Hamilton 3m - Schedules ( UCO )
UCO/Lick: Keck Telescope
UCO/Lick: Mount Hamilton
Vista Version 4.2 is available via anonymous FTP over Internet from Lowell Observatory. Vista is an image processing program originally developed at Lick Observatory by Richard Stover and Tod Lauer. Since then, it has been significantly expanded with contributions from many different people, in particular several generations of graduate students at Lick. In recent years, it has incorporated code from various outside sources as well, most notably plotting and display code modified from source contributed by John Tonry, and an older version of DAOPHOT contributed by Peter Stetson; any comments or questions about these routines should be directed to the Vista distributors.
Astronomy Listing at UCSC ( gopher )
University of California, Santa Cruz - UCO/Lick (gopher) ( UCSC - UCO )
Anonymous ftp
Astronomical Information from the Net ( UCO/Lick )
University of California, Santa Cruz - UCO/Lick (WWW) ( UCSC - UCO )
Lick Observatory Anonymous ftp
GRONWALL, Caryl ( Lick/UCSC )
KORYCANSKY, Don ( Lick )
UCO/Lick: Keck Telescope - Schedules ( UCO )
TURNER, Neal ( UCSC/Lick )
WIRTH, Gregory ( Lick/UCSC )
University of California, San Diego - Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences ( UCSD - CASS )
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at UC San Diego is the birthplace of the multi-channel Digicon photon detectors. Four of these are used on two instruments, the UCSD Faint Object Spectrometer (FOS), and the Goddard High Resolution Spectrometer (GHRS), on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Available at this site is information relating to the activities, facilities, and personnel at CASS. The Faint Object Spectrograph group, its history, and related areas of research are described in detail.
SMITH, Harding E. (Gene) ( CASS/UCSD )
Cecil and Ida Green Piñon Flat Observatory ( PFO )
University of Delaware - Department of Physics and Astronomy
NASA COmputer Software Management and Information Center ( COSMIC )
University of Iowa - Automated Telescope Facility
University of Iowa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Daily Planet
Brought to you by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. Contains: Weather World the WWW version of the U of I Weather Machine.
NCSA Software
NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library ( NCSA ADIL )
The purpose of the NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library is to collect fully processed astronomical images in FITS format format and make them available to the research community and the general public via the World Wide Web. The collection will contain images from research observatories all over the world and taken at all wavebands.
General Relativity around the world
National MetaCenter for Computational Science and Engineering
Internet Resources Meta-Index ( from NCSA )
National Center for Supercomputing Applications ( NCSA )
NASA ApJ abstracts
Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics
The LCA is a joint venture between the NSF, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Its purpose is to develop and disseminate numerical algorithms and community codes for CFD, primarily for astrophysics. The LCA provides software packages for 3-D MHD, 2-D radiation MHD, 1-D adaptive mesh radiation hydrodynamics, and 3-D visualization and animation. These codes are available free of charge to academic researchers.
Radio Array Neutrino Detector ( RAND )
Detection of coherent radio emission from electromagnetic showers produced by ultra-high energy neutrino-nucleon interactions
BIRD, Christina
Five College Astronomy Dept. - Full texts of Ph.D. Theses ( Full text Ph. D. Theses )
The Five College Astronomy Dept. has begun placing the full text of Ph.D. theses from the department on a departmental WWW server. They will become available shortly after the final acceptance of the thesis. Besides the HTML version, Postscript files will be available on a chapter by chapter basis.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Astronomy
The University of Massachusetts Astronomy Program's World Wide Web pages offer information on the Graduate Program, including information on research projects and the individual research programs of the department members, and a directory of astronomical images at a variety of wavelengths, highlighted by a clickable map of the L1641 dark cloud showing images from several positions within the dense molecular cores at multiple wavelengths ranging from soft x-rays, (from the ROSAT PSPC) through visible and near infrared images, to IRAS images and mm and cm wavelength images of outflows associated with deeply embedded objects. Also we are currently serving the most recent pre-main-sequence evolution tracks from D'Antona & Mazzitelli (ApJ Suppl, Jan 1994). In the near future we will be adding an extensive database of standard star spectra
  1. in the red region (5500-9000 A) from the HYDRA spectrograph
  2. in the near infrared region from the FTS spectrograph on the KPNO 4m telescope.
This database will include the Kleinmann et al. 2 micron spectra as well as recently acquired spectra in the J and H bands for the entire range of spectral types and luminosities. We also have available a set of transparent bitmaps of the Greek alphabet for use in Mosaic pages that are available for pickup if you wish to use them.
ARNY, Thomas ( UMASS )
DENT, William A. ( UMASS )
DEUTSCH, Lynne K. ( UMass )
DOUGADOS, Catherine ( UMass )
Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory ( FCRAO )
The FCRAO was founded in 1969 by the University of Massachusetts, together with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The original low frequency telescope was superseded in 1976 by a 14-m diameter radome-enclosed antenna for use at high radio frequencies (mm wavelengths), built primarily to study the physics and chemistry of interstellar clouds, circumstellar envelopes, planetary atmospheres, and comets.
HARTIGAN, Patrick ( UMass )
HUGHES, Joanne ( UMass )
Infrared and Optical Telescope Array ( IOTA )
IRVINE, William ( UMASS )
STROM, Karen M. ( UMASS )
PATEL, Nimesh A. ( UMass )
PRATAP, Preethi ( UMass )
SNELL, Ronald ( UMASS )
STROM, Stephen E. ( UMASS )
TUOVINEN, Jussi ( UMass )
UNGERECHTS, Hans ( UMass )
WALL, David E. ( UMASS )
WHITE, Richard ( UMASS )
XIE, Shuding ( UMass )
YOUNG, Judith ( UMASS )
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Astronomy: Preprints ( Star Formation and Theory Group Preprints )
Abstracts and full text preprints of accepted papers from the Star Formation and Theory groups at the University of Massachusetts Astronomy Program.
UMASS Astronomy Image Library
A library of optical, near infrared, IRAS, and mm radio images of astronomical objects of special interest to the UMass Astronomy group. This library includes the hyperlinked tour of the Lynds 1641 molecular cloud in Orion, and a library of images of molecular line maps of star formation regions studied at FCRAO.
Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory - Schedules ( FCRAO )
Two Micron All-Sky Survey ( 2MASS )
Whately Telescope
Berkeley Illinois Maryland Association ( BIMA - Hat Creek )
BIMA is a consortium consisting of the The University of California at Berkeley, The University of Illinois at Urbana and The University of Maryland at College Park which operates and maintains a millimeter-wave radio interferometer at Hat Creek, California.
Hat Creek Radio Observatory ( UMD )
NEMO Stellar Dynamics Toolbox ( NEMO )
NEMO is a Stellar Dynamics Toolbox with many programs to create, integrate, analyze and visualize N-body (and related) systems. In addition there are various tools to operate images, tables and orbits, including FITS files to import/export data to/from other data reduction packages.
Astronomical software on top of Linux
A list of astronomical software available on top of the Linux/Unix operating system.
University of Maryland - Planetary Data System ( PDSSBN )
This node is currently located in the Astronomy Department of the University of Maryland, College Park. It supports the publicly accessible files for the Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node, and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bulletin Board.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bulletin Board (PDSSBN, U.Maryland)
University of Maryland, College Park - Astronomy Department
Gruendl, Robert ( Maryland )
MATTOX, John ( Maryland )
GEIER, Sven ( U of Maryland )
TEUBEN, Peter ( Maryland )
Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides
University of Michigan Astronomy Department ( U. Mich. Astronomy )
Includes Interactive Radio Observatory Database
High-Energy Antimatter Telescope ( HEAT )
A description of the HEAT (High-Energy, Antimatter Telescope) instrument, a high-altitude-balloon-borne detector of antimatter, flown by NASA's NSBF (National Scientific Balloon Facility) branch.
BRIEU, Philippe P. ( Michigan )
US Army High Performance Computing Research Center ( AHPCRC )
US National Weather Service Forecasts for the ( United States and Canada )
Archie gateway (FTP searches) ( Gopher )
University of Minnesota - Astronomy Department ( U Minn )
The University of Minnesota Astronomy Department WWW page provides access not only to information on departmental activities, but also provides links to astronomical and meteorological resources on the InterNet which astronomers may find useful.
APS Catalog of POSS I ( Univ. Minnesota )
This resource is the on-line catalog of image parameters computed from scanned first-epoch Palomar Sky Survey plates. The Automated Plate Scanner has operated on all plates with |b| > 20 degrees, and these are currently being processed into databases and publicly released. Access is via NASA's ADS or through the APS home page. Cataloged image parameters include calibrated RA and Dec, calibrated magnitudes and colors, image classification (star or galaxy) and confidence level, size and shape parameters, and others.
Gopher protocol from Univ. Minnesota (home of the " Golden Gophers" )
the FAQ
lists of Gophers servers Archives
Greek Astronomy ( The Revival of an Ancient Science )
The Greek Astronomy subsection in the Mathematics section at the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit
Greek Astronomy (extra) ( Object Omitted from Exhibit )
The Greek Astronomy subsection in the Mathematics section at the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit
University of New Hampshire - Department of Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of New Hampshire has an extensive range of research including: space physics/astrophysics, nuclear physics, nonlinear dynamics and condensed matter.
KHOROS Software
Khoros is an integrated software development environment for information processing and visualization. Khoros components include a visual programming language, code generators for extending the visual language and adding new application packages to the system, an interactive user interface editor, interactive image display programs, surface visualization, an extensive library of image processing, numerical analysis and signal processing routines, and 2D/3D plotting packages. X applications built using the Khoros User Interface Libraries have built in journal/playback and groupware capabilities. Khoros is a Registered Trademark of Khoral Research, Inc.
Also see newsgroup comp.soft-sys.khoros .
There are additional Khoros anonFTP sites in CANADA, GERMANY ftp.rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE/graph/khoros, ITALY, JAPAN and UK
University of New Mexico - Institute For Astrophysics ( UNM )
Links and services which are related to astrophysics and astronomy here at UNM.
University of Oregon - Physics Department
Consists of educational materials related to Astronomy, Weather, Energy and Environment, and Planet Earth. In addition, hypertext electronic textbooks and lessons are being developed. Contains The Galaxy Gallery, Electronic TextBook, and more...
CCD Images of Galaxies ( Univ. Oregon )
This is a Gallery Showing Several Types of Galaxies That Inhabit the Universe. As of 2/10/94 it includes M101, Malin-1, Colliding [Starburst] Galaxies (an MPEG movie with .AU audio narration), M33, and H-alpha Emission in M33.
CCD Images of Messier Objects ( Messier Objects )
High Quality CCD Images of Messier Objects gathered at a variety of observatories by the maintainer . Some amateur CCD images obtained at the Pine Mountain Observatory can be found here as well.
University of Oregon - Pine Mountain Observatory
Low Surface Brightness Galaxies ( Barely Visible Galaxies )
Example CCD Images of Low Surface Brightness galaxies obtained from a long term survey for these objects. Recent Papers on these objects can also be found at this site.
NovaWeb: The Nova Server
The Nova Server is a resource for professional and amateur astronomers interested in the fields of novae, supernovae, other cataclysmic variables, stellar evolution, gaseous nebulae, and/or Astrophysics in general. It includes a mailing list archive, related software, data and preprints. Please drop by!
University of Pennsylvania - Physics Department ( High-Energy Astrophysics )
Astronomy_and_Astrophysics ( USC )
Universities Space Research Association ( USRA )
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is a private, nonprofit corporation organized in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of NASA. Upon incorporation, the Association was vested in a consortium of universities. That consortium now consists of seventy-eight member universities.The Association is chartered to provide a means through which universities and other research organizations may cooperate with one another, with the government of the United States and with other organizations toward the development of knowledge associated with space science and technology. The Association is further chartered to acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories and other facilities for research, development and education associated with space science and technology.
Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry Science Team
See how astrometry, one of the oldest branches of astronomy, uses the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the newest tools of astronomy. Interrogate our home page to find out what we do, who we are, and what we've done. Look over our shoulder as we search for planets around a nearby star. We use the Fine Guidance Sensors aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to measure star positions, study binary stars and study stellar motions. Primarily, stellar positions yield parallaxes which provide information on distance. The distances to nearby stars calibrate the entire astronomical distance scale. Monitoring star position may reveal previously unseen companions. We search for planets near Proxima Centauri and Barnard's Star. We also work to tie the HIPPARCOS reference frame to an extragalactic (non-rotating) reference frame. We study binary stars unresolvable using ground-based techniques. We inspect stars to determine whether or not they are binary. We use the Planetary Camera to obtain images of stars in globular clusters. The precision with which we can measure positions is so high, that after 3-5 years a second image will show motions of stars in clusters 6 kpc distant.
University of Texas, Austin - Department of Astronomy / McDonald Observatory
University of Texas, Austin - ISM Group: Preprints
University of Texas, Austin - Department of Physics
The University of Toledo - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UT-P&A )
Details on the department including faculty, research projects, and the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center. The Center includes a 1m optical reflector equipped with both a low/medium resolution spectragraph and an echelle spectragraph.
GORDON, Karl ( UT )
Ritter Astrophysical Research Center
The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center is associated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo. The Center includes faculty and graduate students working in the fields of stellar, interstellar, planetary, and extragalactic astrophysics. The Center's facilities include a 1m reflector equipped with two fiber-fed spectragraphs, one a low/medium resolution and one a high resolution echelle spectragraph and time on the departmental accelerator for investigation of astrophysically interesting atomic parameters.
Wyoming Infrared Observatory ( WIRO )
Vassar College - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Virginia - Astronomy Department
University of Virginia: Preprints
PLAIT, Phil ( Virginia )
PATTERSON, Brooke ( Univ.Washington )
University of Washington - HPCC/ESS Project
The Department of Astronomy offers the results of simulations including SPH gas dynamics and dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, and the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY.
LAKE, George ( Univ.Washington )
DIKAIAKOS, Marios ( Univ.Washington )
KATZ, Neal ( Univ.Washington )
QUINN, Tom ( Univ.Washington )
GARDNER, Jeff ( Univ.Washington )
A collection of pointers to resources related to teaching/learning Astronomy. Includes pointers to courses, multimedia documents, image catalogs, history, and others.
Collection of pointers to courses, multimedia documents, lesson plans, software, organizations, and other resources useful in the teaching/learning of Physics.
University of Washington - Department of Astronomy
The Department participates in these major projects: Apache Point Observatory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA High Performance Computing and Communications. The HPCC Project offers the results of simulations including gas dynamics or just dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY, and Lecture notes for introductory astronomy courses.
BECK-WINCHATZ, Bernhard ( Univ.Washington )
COLLIER, John ( Univ.Washington )
DEUTSCH, Eric ( Univ.Washington )
GRIFFITH, Mark ( Univ.Washington )
HOARD, D.W. ( Univ.Washington )
INGRAM, Doug ( Univ.Washington )
ALEXANDER, Jason ( Univ.Washington )
BROWN, Jeff ( Univ.Washington )
RODRIGUES-Williams Liliya ( Univ.Washington )
MARGON, Bruce ( Univ.Washington )
MENDOZA, Luis ( Univ.Washington )
OLSEN, Knut ( Univ.Washington )
REISS, David ( Univ.Washington )
RODGERS, Bernadette ( Univ.Washington )
RUGERS, Martin ( Univ.Washington )
SILBER, Andy ( Univ.Washington )
SMITH, Toby ( Univ.Washington )
ZUCKER, Dan ( Univ.Washington )
Solar Neutrino and Nucleon Decay Detector ( SuperKamiokande )
Large underground water cerenkov detector under construction in the Kamioka Mozumi mine (Japan), a.k.a., SuperKamiokande
University of Washington - Physics Department
Deep Undersea Muon and Neutrino Detection ( DUMAND )
Directory tree of information about the DUMAND project, designed to serve the needs of the experimenters, as well as to make information about DUMAND progress available to the broader scientific public.
Wesleyan University - Astronomy Program
The Department of Astronomy at Wesleyan University offers both BA and MA degrees in astronomy. We include, here, information on coursework, current faculty research, recent faculty and student preprints and on-going observing programs at Van Vleck Observatory including an extensive Catalog of Photometry of T Tauri Stars
HERBST, Bill ( Wesleyan/VVO )
Van Vleck Observatory ( VVO )
Williams College - Astronomy Department
The Williams College Astronomy Department homepage features information on the Department's observatory facilities, links to faculty and staff homepages (with information on faculty and staff background and research interests), links to color CCD images taken at Williams College, current Astronomy Dept. course listings, and information on recent student projects at the observatory.
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Astronomy Department
Also contains: Woodman Astronomical Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Astronomy Department: Preprints
American Nuclear Society ( ANS )
Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array ( AMANDA )
The Automatic Radio Linked Telescope at NFO
The ARLT is an observatory associated with Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM
World library catalogs via Telnet ( Yale list )

es (Spain)

Grup d'Estudis Astronomics ( GEA )
GEA is a private non-profit organization devoted to research in Astronomy. We are now deeply involved in Jupiter & Saturn atmospheric studies. Our members are also developing LAIA a powerful image analysis tool for MS-Windows, able to reduce CCD images of Jupiter, giving coordinates of atmospheric details. We are, among others, collaborating with the " Pic du Midi" observatory (French Pyrenees). From that observatory, our members discovered and tracked the last GWS (Great White Spot) in Saturn (August 1994).
Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental ( LAEFF, Spain )
IUE VILSPA archive, Villafranca Satellite Tracking Station, ( Madrid, Spain )
Password is 'db'.
ESA - Villafranca Satellite Tracking Station ( ESA - VILSPA: IUE, ISO )
General information on the ESA Satellite Tracking Station and on the projects supported at Villafranca: IUE, Marecs and ISO (in the near future). The service includes links to other ESA Establishments.
International Ultraviolet Explorer ( IUE )
The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite was launched on the 26th of January 1978 by a Thor-Delta rocket from Cape Kennedy and transferred into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Information on the project is available at:
International Ultraviolet Explorer - Schedules ( IUE schedule )
Observing schedule at Villafranca
La Palma - Isaac Newton Group (gopher) ( ING )
La Palma - Isaac Newton Group - Schedules ( ING )
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias ( IAC )
This is the general presentation of Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. We are using this home page to popularize the Institute developed information. This information can be outstanding for the astrophysics world.
IAC / Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos
IAC / Observatorio del Teide
Sociedad Española de Astronomía ( SEA, Spain )
Universidad de Cantabria - Departamento de Física Moderna
Dpto. Astrofisica. I. Fisica de Cantabria
This is the Home Page of the Astrophysics Department of the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria at Santander, Spain. This is a center supported by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Cantabria. People here works in Extragalactic Astrophysics. These pages contain their work and interests as well as some miscellaneous information.
Departamento de Física Teorica de la Universidad de Zaragoza ( DFTUZ )

fi (Finland)

Finnish amateur astronomy homepage
Metsahovi Radio Research Station

fr (France)

CNAM (National Conservatory of Arts & Works)
An astronomical database of NASA pictures
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
(DCW: " a pretty icon page!" )
(French text)
CNAM (French National Conservatory of Arts & Works)
at Paris, an Astronomy Server
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris ( IAP )
Institute for Astrophysics Laboratory of CNRS (National Science Research Center in France), Paris France.
MAMON, Gary ( IAP )
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale ( IAS )
Space Astrophysics Institute, Orsay, French center for ESA's Infrared Observatory (ISO) [text in French]
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (1) ( IAS )
GISPERT, Richard ( IAS )
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules ( IN2P3 )
Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille ( CPPM )
Anti-matter Research Through the Earth Moon Ion Spectrometer ( ARTEMIS )
The search for anti-matter in the TeV cosmic rays may be addressed by the means of the Atmospheric Cerenkov Techniques. The shadow of the Moon on the cosmic rays must be split by the Earth magnetic field between an eastward shadow for matter and a westward one for anti-matter. ARTEMIS is a project to observe this effect, carried-on with the 10 m telescope of the Whipple Observatory.
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique ( INRIA )
Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique ( IRAM )
IRAM is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and since September 1990 the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain). The three IRAM sites are:
Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software ( GILDAS )
GILDAS, the " Grenoble Image and Line Data Analysis Software" , is a collection of software developped by the Observatoire de Grenoble and IRAM, oriented towards radioastronomy applications.
Observatoire de Haute-Provence ( OHP )
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) is an optical observatory in southeast France offering small and medium-sized observing facilities to astronomers in France, Europe and abroad. Includes information about instruments and user manuals.
Observatoire de Grenoble - Laboratoire d'Astrophysique
The AGB newsletter
Radio télescope millimetrique POM2 [French]
FORESTINI, Manuel ( Obs. Grenoble )
MALBET, Fabien ( Observatoire de Grenoble )
DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky ( DENIS )
This research group is part of the Paris Meudon Observatory.
COPET, Eric ( Obs. Paris-Meudon - DESPA )
FOUQUE, Pascal ( Obs. Paris-Meudon - DESPA )
GUGLIELMO, François ( Obs. Paris-Meudon - DESPA )
Département d'Astrophysique Extragalactique et de Cosmologie ( DAEC )
The DAEC is the the Département d'Astrophysique Extragalactique et de Cosmologie. It's in the Paris Meudon observatory, and is situated in Meudon near Paris, France.
Observatory Paris-Meudon. Departement d'Astrophysique Extragalactique et de Cosmologie ( DAEC )
CAPPI, Alberto ( Bologna Astronomical Observatory )
MORISSET, Christophe ( DAEC )
Wacrenier, Laurent ( DAEC )
ADaptive Optics Near Infra-red System ( ADONIS )
This research group is part of the Paris Meudon Observatory. Experimental server.
Observatoire de Paris ( Meudon )
Paris Observatory This is the official server at Paris Observatory. You will find information about the activities of the Observatory, on departments, on its history, etc.
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS AnonFTP site)
Documents & Files related to Astronomical Catalogues and Publications; Astrometric catalogues; Photometric catalogues; Spectroscopic catalogues; Cross-Identifications; Combined catalogues; Miscellaneous Catalogues; Non-stellar Objects; Radio catalogues. Tables published in Astron. Astrophys; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.; Astron. J.; Astrophys. J.; Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser.; IAU Symposium; Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. - Observations of Variable Stars by the " Association Francaise d'Observateurs d'Etoiles Variables" ; How to access and use The Opacity Project dataBASE, providing extensive atomic data - README
CDS Abstract Service
Following an agreement with the Editors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Astronomy and Astrophysics main Journal, and Supplement Series, approximately four weeks before publication.
CDS Information Bulletin
Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg [English] ( CDS )
The CDS is a data center dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data. It is located at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France. The CDS hosts the SIMBAD astronomical database, the world reference database for the identification of astronomical objects. This service gives access to documents and files related to the SIMBAD astronomical database (see Hypertext version of the SIMBAD User's Guide ), an Abstract service (recent papers from A&A, PASP, etc.), the AstroWeb pages and the Star*s Family of directories, the TOPBase of the Opacity project, etc. It also includes the famous Astronomer's Bazaar , a unique feature allowing to select astronomical catalogues by keyword or author's name, among the library of more than 850 catalogues currently available (for a total of about 5 Gigabytes of observational data), and to actually retrieve the corresponding files.
CDS Service for Astronomical Catalogues ( Astronomer's Bazaar )
This on-line service, provided by the CDS, Strasbourg, gives access to some 850 astronomical data catalogues, for a total of about 5 Gigabytes of information.
PASP Abstract Service at CDS
Following an agreement with the Editors of the PASP, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. These abstracts are made available a few weeks before publication of the corresponding issue.
Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data ( SIMBAD at CDS )
The SIMBAD astronomical database, created and maintained by the CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies. SIMBAD contains information for about 1 million objects, for which 3 million identifiers, more than 1,5 million observational measurements and 1 million bibliographical references are available. If you have already a userid you can open a telnet SIMBAD window. If you don't have a userid yet you first need to register. The following documents can be browsed or retrieved through the network: Hypertext version of the SIMBAD User's Guide and Reference Manual, Simbad News reprinted from Bull. Inform. CDS, Documentation of the SIMBAD astronomical database (ftp service).
AstroWeb at CDS: yellow-page Services
BRUNEAU, Chantal ( CDS )
EGRET, Daniel ( CDS )
DUBOIS, Pascal ( CDS )
BONNAREL, François ( CDS )
GENOVA, Françoise ( CDS )
OCHSENBEIN, François ( CDS )
FLORSCH, Joseph ( CDS )
HALBWACHS, Jean-Louis ( CDS )
MARCOUT, James ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs. )
CRÉZÉ Michel ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs./CDS )
WAGNER, Marie-José ( CDS )
WENGER, Marc ( CDS )
BAUER, Patricia ( CDS )
LESTEVEN, Soizick ( CDS )
The Opacity Project: TOPbase at CDS ( TOPbase )
TOPbase is a read-only database system specially designed for general use of the atomic data dervived by the Opacity Project. It contains energy levels, f-values and photoionization cross sections for astrophysically abundant elements.
Weaving the Astronomy Web ( WAW )
A Conference organized at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, Strasbourg, France (6-7 April 1995). This Conference is intended to be a forum for astronomical data providers, webmasters, astronomers and space scientists interested in the current and future developments of the World-Wide Web, and more generally of electronic on-line information handling in an astronomy and space sciences context.
Abstracts of proposed contributions should be sent by electronic mail before January 15, 1995 to
HECK, André ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs. )
The Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre (CDS) is collecting modern media offering material related to astronomy and space sciences.
Star*s Family
The Star*s Family is a growing collection of directories, dictionaries, databases and related products on astronomy, space sciences, as well as related fields, organizations and people. Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic DAtabase (LEDA) ( telnet )
Created in 1983, LEDA is the oldest Extragalactic Database. It gives more than 60 of the most important parameters for about 100.000 galaxies. It provides charts and images through an X11 interface. In addition, a batch mode is available and also a very powerful SQL-like query language.
Observatoire de Lyon
Rennes' University of France
Astronomical pictures & animations with graphical indexes; - README-english , README-french
Université de Rennes
Brittany Center of Informatical Resources ( CRI-CICB )
at Rennes, an Astronomy Server of pictures & animations
French WWW Servers ( France )

gov (US Government Agencies)

Argonne National Laboratory ( ANL )
Space Environment Laboratory
The Space Environment Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides near real-time monitoring and forecasting of the environment between the sun and the earth. Our WWW server features Today's Solar Weather with current solar images, xray and proton plots from GOES satellites, and the latest forecast of solar-terrestrial conditions.
Brookhaven National Laboratory ( BNL )
Fermilab Library
Sloan Digital Sky Survey ( SDSS at Fermilab )
(1) In the pi steradians of the available North Galactic Pole (b > 30 degrees), we shall conduct surveys in the following manner: Obtain a photometric survey, in four or five filters to 23rd magnitude (R), 5 sigma, for stellar objects; obtain redshifts for all galaxies down to 19th magnitude (B); obtain redshifts for all QSOs down to 20th magnitude (B). (2) In the available South Galactic Pole region there will be a deeper survey in a strip 2 degrees (dec) by 50 degrees, in order to: obtain a photometric survey, in four or five filters to 25th magnitude (R), 5 sigma, for stellar objects; obtain redshifts for all galaxies down to 20th magnitude (B); obtain redshifts for all QSOs down to 21st magnitude (B). (3) In the additional available sky covering the Galactic disk, a deep photometric survey will be conducted on a best effort basis to 23rd magnitude (R), 5 sigma.
Views Of The Solar System
Views of the Solar System has been created as an educational tour of the solar system. It contains images and information about the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids found within the solar system. The image processing for many of the images was done by Calvin J. Hamilton.
HAMILTON, Calvin J. ( LANL )
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) - Gopher (1) ( Physics Information Service )
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Theoretical Astrophysics
Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors ( ALEXIS )
ALEXIS' X-ray telescopes feature curved mirrors whose multilayer coatings reflect and focus low-energy X-rays or extreme ultraviolet light the way optical telescopes focus visible light. The satellite and payloads were funded by the Department of Energy and built by Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory and the University of California-Space Sciences Lab. The Launch was provided by the Air Force Space Test Program on a Pegasus Booster on April 25, 1993. The mission is entirely controlled from a small groundstation at LANL.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) - WWW e-Print archive
Contains preprints for: High Energy Physics - Theory, High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Theory, General Relativity & Quantum Cosmology, Nuclear Theory, High Energy Physics - Experiment
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory ( LBL )
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL )
LLNL has developed world-class core competencies which are extending the frontiers of science and technology in many areas, including: defense systems science and technology, nuclear science and technology, high-performance computations, high-performance lasers, advanced sensors and instrumentation, energy science and technologies, environmental technologies, biology and biotechnology, including genomics, atmospheric science, large-scale science systems, precision manufacturing.
Parallel Tools Consortium ( Ptools )
The purpose of the Ptools WWW pages is to provide information about the Ptools software consortium to the community. The on-line pages include up-to-date general information about the consortium, consortium project descriptions, meeting announcements and minutes, the email reflector archive, the by-laws, and pointers to other WWW resources.
Library of Congress ( LOCIS )
Kuiper Airborne Observatory ( KAO )
NASA space images and information
Ames SPACE Archive
Ames space GIFs ( file is available, with descriptive text.. )
Mars Atlas ( -- online USGS maps and VO image finder )
A WWW-browsable, zoomable and scrollable atlas of USGS images of Mars, showing the locations (footprints) of thousands of high-resolution Viking Orbiter images.
GERBER, Richard A. ( NASA Ames )
NASA - Pioneer Project Home Page ( NASA/Ames )
PDS Planetary Rings Node
The Planetary Rings Node is responsible for restoring, archiving and publishing datasets describing planetary ring systems. This includes all the relevant datasets aquired from previous and future spacecraft, as well as from Earth-based observatories. In order to support research with these datasets, the node also provides expert assistance, catalog information to help scientists pinpoint the most relevant data, and a suite of software tools to simplify data manipulation.
NASA Ames Research Center ( ARC )
NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility ( DFRF )
GREEN, Sheldon ( NASA/GISS )
ASCA Data Facility
The ASCA Data Facility, part of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Astrophysics Data Facility , is responsible for processing low level ASCA data into standard formatted products, distributing ASCA data to American and European Primary (PI) and Guest (GI) investigators, and populating the final ASCA public data archive.
Compton/GRO Observatory Science Support Center/Guest Observer ( Facility )
Query the Library Database; Archive Data Selector; Archive Data Selector Demonstrator; Trouble Report Generator; Access the GRONEWS Bulletin Board
75th Anniversary Astronomical Debate Home Page
In April 1920, Harlow Shapley and Heber D. Curtis debated " The Scale of the Universe" in Washington, DC. 75 years later, in April 1995, in commemoration of the `Great Debate', Donald Q. Lamb and Bohdan Paczynski will debate " The Distance Scale to Gamma-Ray Bursts" in the same auditorium. Martin Rees will moderate. Introductory lectures will be given by Virginia Trimble and Gerald Fishman. Tickets are free: availability information is listed through the home page. The home page also makes available a great deal of background information about the 1920 Curtis - Shapley debate suitable for undergraduate lectures wishing to mention the 75th anniversary of this historic astronomical event.
Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory ( CGRO. GSFC. NASA )
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory is the second of NASA's Great Observatories. Compton, at 17 tons, the heaviest astrophysical payload ever flown, was launched on April 5, 1991 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Compton has four instruments that cover an unprecedented six decades of the electromagnetic spectrum, from 30 keV to 30 GeV
Compton Observatory Science Support Center ( COSSC. GSFC. NASA )
The COSSC data archive contains information and data related to the following experiments
  • CGRO Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
  • BATSE Burst And Transient Source Experiment
  • COMPTEL Imaging Compton Telescope
  • EGRET Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope
  • OSSE Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment
3rd Huntsville Symposium on Gamma-Ray Bursts
The symposium will be held October 25-27, 1995 in Huntsville, Alabama.
NEMIROFF, Robert ( GMU )
Virtual trips to black holes and neutron stars
This page contains MPEG movies and GIFs highlighting the visual distortion effects an observer would see in the high gravity environment of a neutron star or black hole (Schwarzschild metric). It is based on a refereed paper by Robert J. Nemiroff that appeared in the American Journal of Physics and is intended for educational use. The hypertext reviews several relevant aspects of gravitational lensing.
JCMT/UK_ESO_Schmidt/AAT Archive Queries ( telnet through Internet-SPAN gateway )
Login at first prompt with '19889::'
then at second prompt with 'arcquery' for JCMT,
or 'ukscat' for UK + ESO Schmidt, AAT Plate Catalogs.
NASA Parts Project Office ( NPPO )
Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope ( UIT. GSFC. NASA )
The UIT is a 38-cm Ritchey-Chretien telescope equipped for ultraviolet filter and grating imagery over a 40 arcminute field of view. It contains two detector systems: one in the far UV and one in the near UV. The UIT flew onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia as part of the Astro 1 payload. The UIT's second flight will take place in 1995 onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor as part of the Astro 2 payload.
Compton/GRO FTP Directories
Compton/GRO News - GRONEWS
WebStars ( Astrophysics on the Web )
WebStars, at NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, is about astronomy & astrophysics; the Space Science Web Group; software & icons downloading; WWW technical pages & style guides; on-line articles about astronomy on the Web; HEASARC/StarTrax Browse and other online services; and virtual reality. If you have a document or resource you wish to be included, send me the text (preferably HTML) or a URL. WebStars is referenced by many other sites on the Web. It has been expanded and reorganised extensively since its first announcement in February, so visit again! The What's New page lists file change dates, to help you discover updates. Also, there are New Additions areas.
ARNAUD, Keith (2) ( NASA/GSFC )
DAY, Charles ( GSFC )
MULAI, Koji ( GSFC )
PETRE, Robert ( GSFC )
NASA Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics ( LHEA, at GSFC )
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center ( HEASARC )
The purpose of the HEASARC is to support a multi-mission archive facility in high energy astrophysics for scientists all over the world. Data from space-borne instruments on spacecraft, such as ROSAT, ASCA (formerly Astro-D), GRO (Compton), BBXRT, HEAO 1, HEAO 2 (Einstein), EXOSAT, and XTE are provided, along with a knowledgeable science-user support staff and tools to analyze mutliple datasets. The HEASARC activity is a joint effort between the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA)and the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). (there is also a Gopher )
StarTrax: an Astrophysics Information System ( WWW AIS )
StarTrax 2.0 is a forms interface to the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) database management system at NASA's GSFC, which allows browsing of various astronomical catalogs and archival datafiles, providing a vast selection of data from X-ray and Gamma-ray astronomy missions including ROSAT, ASCA, Compton GRO, Einstein and EXOSAT. The Browse facility incorporates a name resolver to convert object names to coordinates; it will also provide multiple downloading of data products. Best results can be obtained by following the configuration instructions.
Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics ( ASCA ASTRO-D )
ASCA (formerly named Astro-D) is Japan's fourth cosmic X-ray astronomy mission, and the second for which the United States is providing part of the scientific payload. The satellite was successfully launched February 20, 1993.
Broad Band X-ray Telescope ( BBXRT. GSFC. NASA )
The Broad Band X-ray Telescope (BBXRT) was flown on the space shuttle Columbia (STS-35) on 1990 December 2-December 11, as part of the ASTRO-1 payload. The flight of BBXRT marked the first opportunity for performing X-ray observations over a broad energy range (0.3-12 keV) with a moderate energy resolution (typically 90 eV and 150 eV at 1 and 6 keV, respectively).
2nd High Energy Astrophysics Observatory ( HEAO 2, renamed Einstein. GSFC. NASA )
The second High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO-B) was launched into an approximate 100-min low Earth orbit on 13 November 1978. Renamed the Einstein Observatory, it operated (with one significant interruption) until April 1981 and made over 5,000 targeted observations.
European X-ray Observatory ( EXOSAT at GSFC. NASA )
The European Space Agency's X-ray Observatory, EXOSAT, was operational from May 1983 to April 1986. During that time, EXOSAT made 1780 observations of a wide variety of objects, including active galactic nuclei, stellar coronae, cataclysmic variables, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, clusters of galaxies, and supernova remnants.
1st High Energy Astrophysics Observatory ( HEAO 1. GSFC. NASA )
The first of NASA's three High Energy Astronomy Observatories, HEAO 1 was launched aboard an Atlas Centaur rocket on 12 August 1977 and operated until 9 January 1979. During that time, it scanned the X-ray sky almost three times over 0.2 keV - 10 MeV, provided nearly constant monitoring of X-ray sources near the ecliptic poles, as well as more detailed studies of a number of objects through pointed observations.
Satellites with High Energy Astrophysics Instrumentation ( HEASARC. GSFC. NASA )
Comprehensive list of satellites with high energy astrophysics instrumentation. Includes images from these missions
ROentgen SATellite ( ROSAT at GSFC. NASA )
ROSAT, the ROentgen SATellite, is an X-ray observatory developed through a cooperative program between the Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The satellite was designed and is operated by Germany, and was launched by the United States on June 1, 1990.
Uhuru Satellite ( GSFC. NASA )
Uhuru was the first earth-orbiting mission dedicated entirely to celestial X-ray astronomy. It was launched on 12 December 1970 into an orbit of about 560 km apogee, 520 km perigee, 3 degrees inclination, with a period of 96 minutes. The mission ended in March 1973.
X-Ray Timing Explorer ( XTE. GSFC.NASA )
The X-ray Timing Explorer, a Goddard mission scheduled for launch in August 1995, is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. Time scales from microseconds to months are covered in an instantaneous spectral range from 2 to 250 keV. It is designed for a required life time of two years, a goal of five years.
Smith, Eric ( GSFC )
IMDISP Software
NASA/STI/RECON STELAR abstracts database ( GSFC )
ApJ, ApJS, AJ, PASP, A&A, A&AS, MNRAS, and JGR since 1962.
Wide-Area Information Services ( WAIS )
the FAQ
NCSA Mosaic WAIS Interface
Marshall's paper
the WAIS anonFTP directory at
the anonFTP directory at
about the " freeWAIS" project at CNIDR
GASS, James E. ( GSFC )
NASA Space Science Data Operations Office ( SSDOO )
NASA Astronomical Data Center ( ADC )
NASA National Space Science Data Center ( NSSDC )
The primary responsibility of the NSSDC is to further the use of NASA spaceflight mission data. The NSSDC also provides data from some ground-based and non-NASA sources which are considered to be important adjuncts to the NASA space-based data. The Data Center maintains and distributes documentation, indexes and catalogs about the data in its archives, and similar information about important space mission datasets maintained by other institutions.
World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites ( WDC-A )
NASA ADC Online Information System
NASA ADC Electronic News
Hubble Space Telescope Post-Servicing - Faint Object Camera + COSTAR pictures
First press release photos; images from the HST Faint Object Camera + COSTAR, released 13 Jan 94: (GIF renditions of press release hardcopies).
Hubble Space Telescope Post-Servicing - WFPC-II pictures
First press release photos; images from the HST Wide-Field / Planetary Camera II; images released by the JPL Public Information Office (1/13/94): (Note that these renditions were scanned from hardcopy photos at lower pixel resolution than the actual WFPC II data.)
NASA Affiliate Institutes ( from GSFC )
NASA - Information by Subjects
NASA Space Physics Data System ( SPDS )
Study of Electronic Literature for Astronomical Research ( NASA STELAR Project )
AAS Job Register (alternate - WAIS)
AAS_meeting_Current (Wais Search)
This searchable database contains the electronically-submitted abstracts for the most recent of the semi-annual meetings of the American Astronomical Society. The AAS_meeting database is automatically pointed to the most current set of abstracts, so users do not need to retrieve the source file over and over again. The source files for the abstracts from each individual AAS meeting are available by anonymous FTP from, in the directory /wais-sources. The abstracts in these databases are in LaTeX format, and require the AASTeX macro package for formatting.
AAS_meeting_Summer92 (Wais search)
This source contains the electronically-submitted abstracts for the 180th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Columbus, Ohio in June, 1992. The abstracts are in LaTeX format, and require the AASTeX macro package for formatting.
AAS_meeting_Summer93 (Wais search)
This searchable database contains the electronically-submitted abstracts for the 182nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Berkeley, California in June, 1993. The abstracts are in LaTeX format, and require the AASTeX macro package for formatting.
AAS_meeting_Winter93 (Wais search)
This searchable database contains the electronically-submitted abstracts for the 181st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Phoenix, Arizona in January, 1993. The abstracts are in LaTeX format, and require the AASTeX macro package for formatting.
Astronomical Data Center Documents
This database contains the descriptions of data sets held by the Astronomical Data Center, part of the National Space Science Data Center, at NASA/GSFC. Contents are versions of documents from the ADC and the brief description files from the ADC on-line system.
NASA Directory of WAIS Servers (STELAR)
This database contains WAIS source files of interest to the NASA community. Some, but not all, are run by the STELAR project at the National Space Science Data Center. Others are here purely as a service to the astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and space physics communities. Direct queries about specific databases to the maintainers listed in the individual source files.
This database contains short descriptions of current and potential NASA astronomy space missions. Payload description, science objectives, phase of project and names of relevant personnel are given. This database is updated annually by NASA headquarters.
From the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) / World Data Center-A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S): This database consists of issues of the SPACEWARN Bulletin. This publication contains information on planned and actual launches of orbiting satellites. It includes pre-launch and post-launch announcements on spacecraft, expected re-entry dates of any spacecraft, rocket body, or debris; and actual re-entry dates. The international ID number for the spacecraft is given. Launch announcements contain brief mission descriptions and orbit parameters. Updates of orbital and radio beacon data are also included for certain spacecraft (normally in the VHF range). Satellite Situation Center (SSC) IUWDS IACG ICSU COSPAR NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
Working Group on Astronomical Software
STELAR Abstracts - Astronomy and Astrophysics
STELAR Abstracts - Astronomy and Astrophysics Suppl.
STELAR Abstracts - Astronomical Journal
Abstracts from the Astronomical Journal (AJ) for the years 1964-91 supplied by the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Modular System (STIMS) to the NASA Study of Electronic Literature for Astronomical Research (STELAR) project.
STELAR Abstracts - Astrophysical Journal
STELAR Abstracts - Astrophysical Journal Suppl.
STELAR Abstracts - Journal of Geophysical Research
STELAR Abstracts - Journal of Geophysical Research Suppl.
STELAR Abstracts - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
STELAR Abstracts - Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
This database is made available by the STELAR Project, part of the Astrophysics Data Facility (ADF) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. It currently provides access to machine-readable abstracts for eight leading academic journals of interest to the astronomical community (ApJ, ApJS, AJ, PASP, A&A, A&AS, MNRAS and JGR). These abstracts have been supplied by NASA/STI from a database prepared for NASA's RECON system by an independent abstraction service. The RECON system database contains abstracts from as early as the mid-1960's. The ADF will update the set of available abstracts on a regular basis.
IUE Data Analysis Center ( IUEDAC )
The International Ultraviolet Explorer Regional Data Analysis Facilities (RDAF) were established in 1982 to assist users in the interpretation and analysis of IUE data. Programs written using the Interactive Data Language (IDL) have allowed users to reduce and analyze IUE spectral data, display images, perform various database searches and convert IUE data sets into various formats such as FITS, ASCII text, etc. In 1993, the Colorado RDAF was closed, and the RDAF at GSFC was renamed the IUE Data Analysis Center (IUEDAC).
HEASARC FITS toolset ( W. Pence )
FITSIO This directory contains files related to version 3.410 of the FITSIO subroutine package for reading and writing data files in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format. Also: FTOOLS (FITS Tools) This directory contains the FTOOLS distribution file for Suns, DECstations, Alpha and VAX computers. Distribution for both the Public and Develop releases of FTOOLS are located here. This is also the distribution point for XSELECT as of the version 2.4c Develop release.
This database contains descriptions of the CD-ROM sets available through the National Space Science Data Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It it being made available by the STELAR Project at Goddard. For their first experiment with this database, astronomy people should try a search on the word fits .
STELAR Abstracts - Astronomy and Astrophysics Review ( A&AR )
Abstracts from Astronomy and Astrophysics Reviews (A&AR) for the year 1993 supplied by the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Modular System (STIMS) to the NASA Study of Electronic Literature for Astronomical Research (STELAR) project.
NASA Online Data Information System ( NODIS, at ADC/NSSDC )
Astronomical Data Center/National Space Science Data Center,
GSFC, Greenbelt, MD (telnet)
Astronomical Data Center ( ADC at GSFC )
The Astronomical Data Center (ADC), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, is a cooperative effort between the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)/ World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites (WDC-A-R&S) and its parent organization, the Space Science Data Operations Office . Currently, the ADC archives hold more than 670 catalogs of astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, radio, and other miscellaneous data for stellar and nonstellar objects. The data were acquired through exchanges with the Centre de Donn'ees Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) , other astronomical data centers throughout the world, and by direct contributions from the international astronomical community.
NSSDC Astronomy and Astrophysics Home Page
NSSDC's Astronomy and Astrophysics Home Page offers information about online data and services, including access to a WAIS-searchable index of more than 700 astronomical catalogs; high-level project descriptions for such projects as ASCA, ROSAT, EUVE, HST, and COBE; and links to many other popular astronomy and astrophysics resources.
ARNAUD, Keith (1) ( NASA/GSFC )
NASA/HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project ( ESS )
The Earth, its relationship to the Sun and Solar System, and the universe in its totality are the domain of the ESS Project. Part of the agency's High Performance Computing and Communications Program, this effort unites supercomputing, high-speed networking, scientific visualization, and virtual reality to better understand these phenomena.
SkyView is a facility available over the net which allows users to retrieve data from public all-sky surveys conveniently. The user enters the position and size of the region desired, and the surveys wanted and the data is extracted and formatted for the user. Documentation available here .
Archie, Veronica and WAIS search ( via GSFC Gopher )
NASA astronomy images
Solar Data Analysis Center ( SDAC )
The SDAC at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center serves current solar ground- and spaced-based imagery, text, figures, maps, and tables of NASA eclipse bulletins, solar flare data from the Compton GRO BATSE experiment and the Yohkoh spacecraft, and science operations planning information for the SOHO Science Working Team.... and more to come.
Solar UV Atlas from HRTS ( HRTS data )
Through the generosity of Dr. Pål Brekke of the University of Oslo, the High Resolution Spectrograph and Telescope (HRTS) ultraviolet solar atlas is now available on the Web. Click here for more information.
International Solar-Terrestrial Physics ( ISTP )
The International Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) Science Initiative Home Page provides information on ISTP missions, campaigns, and activities.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ( GSFC, Greenbelt, MD )
(GSFC also has a Gopher server for GSFC, NASA, networking, US government)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA )
Astrophysics Data Facility ( ADF )
The Astrophysics Data Facility (ADF), located at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), is responsible for designing, developing, and operating data systems that support the processing, management, archiving and distribution of NASA mission data. The ADF serves three broadly-defined astrophysics disciplines: high-energy astrophysics, UV/optical astrophysics, and infrared/submillimeter/radio astrophysics. The ADF collaborates with the GSFC Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) and the Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics (LASP) in managing data for specific missions. The ADF staff also support the astrophysics community's access to multi-mission and multi-spectral data archives in the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC).
COsmic Background Explorer ( COBE )
FITS Support Office
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (NASA-GSFC)
AVHRR Land Pathfinder Data Set ( AVHRR )
The Pathfinder AVHRR Land data sets are global, multichannel, land surface data derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers (AVHRR) on the NOAA/TIROS operational meteorological satellites (NOAA-7, -9, and -11) which provide a continuous daily and composite data set from July 1981 through the present. These data, when complete, will enable studies of global vegetation and surface characteristics over more than a decade. Every effort has been made to provide a consistently processed data record by cross-calibrating instruments and minimizing changes to the processing algorithm during the processing of the 1981 to present data.
NASA Astrophysics FTP File Server ( NASA Astrophysics )
Contains: General Information; NRAs, Committee Reports, Newsletters (Inside Astrophysics0
NASA Research Announcements
e.g. Astrophysics Data Program in nra_93-oss-05
NASA Headquarters ( from GSFC )
Ground-based Solar and Astrophysical Observatory Guide ( by Gordon Johnston )
NASA Space Sensors and Instrument Technology ( NASA OSAT Space Instrument Technology )
The intention of the Sensors and Instrument Technology home page is to provide convenient access to program information for those involved or interested in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Sensors and Instruments Technology Program. This is an experimental service provided by the Spacecraft Systems Division staff of the Office of Space Access and Technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Space Mission Acronym List and Hyperlink Guide ( Mission Acronyms and Links )
Magellan Mission to Venus - Online Resources ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )
The Magellan spacecraft was launched on May 4, 1989, arrived at Venus on August 10, 1990 and was inserted into a near-polar elliptical orbit with a periapsis altitude of 294 km at 9.5 deg. N. Radio contact with the spacecraft was lost on October 12, 1994. The service provides a comprehensive description of the mission, including images and catalogue
Viking Mission to Mars - Online Resources ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )
NASA's Viking Mission to Mars was composed of two spacecraft, Viking 1 and Viking 2, each consisting of an orbiter and a lander. The primary mission objectives were to obtain high resolution images of the Martian surface, characterize the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface, and search for evidence of life. Viking 1 was launched on August 20, 1975 and arrived at Mars on June 19, 1976. Viking 2 was launched September 9, 1975 and entered Mars orbit on August 7, 1976. The service includes description of the missions and images of the planet
ELLEC, Christophe ( JPL )
KUIPER, Thomas B. H. ( JPL )
Comet Observation Home Page
Provides information on current (bright) comets including recent observations and ephemeridies. Images and light curves of current and past comets are also available.
NASA Stelar DataBase Request Form
This is an HTML form to browse easily the STELAR DATABASE.
Space Calendar ( NASA )
The Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year. Note that anniversary dates are listed in 5 year increments only, and launch dates are subject to change.
Magellan Mission to Venus
NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994. During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus. The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends. Up-to-date status reports will be available from this WWW page, which also offers Venus images and other highlights from the mission.
Saturn Ring Plane Crossings of 1995-1996 ( JPL )
During 1995 and 1996, the rings of Saturn will be seen edge-on from the Earth's perspective on three ocassions, and from the Sun's perspective once. This is a rare event that only occurs every 15 years. The triple ring plane crossings are particularly favorable in providing astronomers a unique opportunity to observe Saturn's rings and moons.
Deep Space Network - Goldstone Deep Space Station
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (NASA-JPL)
JPL Space Very Long Baseline Interferometry Project ( VSOP )
This project supports the VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme) mission led by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Japan, and the RadioAstron mission led by the Astro Space Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute in Russia. VSOP is scheduled for launch in September 1996, while RadioAstron is scheduled for launch in 1997. Each mission involves an orbiting 8-10 meter radio telescope dedicated to astronomical radio interferometry experiments using baselines formed between the spacecraft and a number of ground radio telescopes. A variety of information is now on line, describing the JPL Project, each of the space missions, and the science goals of the missions.
Space Infrared Telescope Facility - 2 ( SIRTF )
1-meter class cryogenically-cooled, 2+ year lifetime observatory for infrared astronomy from space. Builds on scientific and technical foundation of JPL's successful Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) mission. Provides thousand to million fold increase in capability over other infrared facilities through use of U.S. developed IR detector arrays in imaging and spectroscopic instrumentation. Launched on Delta rocket into solar orbit.
Space Infrared Telescope Facility - 1 ( SIRTF. JPL. NASA )
The Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF), currently under design by NASA, is planned to be a cryogenically cooled observatory to conduct infrared astronomy from space following its launch early next decade. SIRTF will consist of a 0.85-meter diameter telescope and three scientific instruments capable of performing imaging and spectroscopy in the 3-180 micron wavelength regime. Incorporating the latest in large-format infrared detector array technology, SIRTF will offer orders-of-magnitude improvements in sensitivity over previous IR missions. SIRTF is presently baselined for launch in late 2001, and is expected to have a 2.5-year lifetime
JPL Molecular Spectroscopy ( JPL Line Catalog )
The JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Home Page is the starting point for accessing the JPL Submillimeter, Millimeter, and Microwave Spectral Line Catalog, which is a collection of predicted line positions and intensities for use in Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and studies of the Earth Atmosphere. There is also a collection of programs used to calculate the spectra.
NASA Planetary Data System ( PDS )
The Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications to ensure the long-term usability of data, to stimulate research, to facilitate data access, and to support correlative analysis. Subnodes include: MIT Microwave Subnode , Infrared Subnode , among others. There is a telnet_pds_guest_account at JPL.
PDS Data Set Catalog
WAIS index to a collection of text files extracted from NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) Data Set Catalog (a Sybase database). The information contained within each text file describes an individual entity from the catalog's meta-data. These entities include: Planetary Data Sets and Data Set Collections, Missions, Instrument Hosts - both Spacecraft and Earth-Based, Targets - planets, asteroids, sky, star, etc. A good starting point when searching is to use mission names, such as Voyager or Magellan, and/or target names such as Earth, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune.
PDS Data Preparation Workbook ( DPW )
WAIS index to the text chapters of NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) Data Preparation Workbook, Version 3.0. This document describes the data preparation process for active flight projects and data restoration tasks when submitting their planetary data for cataloging and archiving through the PDS. Search words that might be helpful in browsing the text include: Assemble, Keyword, Label.
IGARSS '94 abstracts
WAIS index to the IGARSS '94 Abstracts from the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium sponsored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in August 1994
NASA Information Systems Newsletter
WAIS index to NASA's Information Systems Newsletter from issue 21 onwards
PDS labels
WAIS index to examples of actual data labels and completed catalog submission templates used by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) to catalog and archive planetary data. Objects and keywords used in the templates and labels are described in the Planetary Science Data Dictionary (PSDD) source.
LPI bibliographic citations
WAIS index to bibliographic citations from the Lunar Planetary Institute (LPI)
JPL planetary images
WAIS index to captions and planetary GIF images from Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL's) Public Information Office.
PDS Planetary Science Data Dictionary ( PSDD )
WAIS index to the Planetary Science Data Dictionary (PSDD) - NASA Planetary Data System objects and element descriptions for describing and labeling planetary data. Catalog and data objects and elements (or keywords), their descriptions and attributes are included. Keyword class names such as date, time, latitude, longitude, ID, description, coordinate, etc., can be used as search words to identify individual data dictionary elements. Catalog and data type names such as table, column, histogram, document, etc., can be used as search words to identify data dictionary objects.
PDS High-Level Catalog ( Templates )
WAIS index to NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) High-Level Catalog Templates used for submitting metadata to the Planetary Data System data set catalog. Objects and keywords used in the templates are described in the Planetary Science Data Dictionary (PSDD) source. The templates included are: Coordinate, Discipline Description, Data Set Collection, Data Set Instrument Parameteter Description, Data Set Processing, Earthbase (Instrument Host), Earthbase Data Set, Earthbase Instrument, Inventory, Mission, Node, NSSDC ID, Parameter, Peer Review, Person, Processing Description, Spacecraft Data Set, Spacecraft Instrument, Software, Spacecraft, Target.
Ulysses Mission ( JPL )
The Ulysses Mission is the first spacecraft to explore interplanetary space at high solar latitudes. Ulysses is a joint endeavor of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA. Instruments include: Magnetometer (VHM/FGM), Solar Wind Plasma Experiment (SWOOPS), Solar Wind Ion Composition Instrument (SWICS), Unified Radio and Plasma Wave Instrument (URAP), Energetic Particle Instrument (EPAC), Low-Energy Ion and Electron Experiment (HISCALE), Cosmic Ray and Solar Particle Instrument (COSPIN), Solar X-ray and Cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst Instrument (GRB)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL )
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Image/Information Archives ( JPL )
This is a public access computer site containing information on and images from missions conducted by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; it is operated by the JPL Public Information Office. Contents of the site include:
-- JPL news releases, status reports, fact sheets and other data on JPL missions.
-- Images from JPL missions as GIF computer files. These may be displayed on various makes of computers; viewing software may also be downloaded.
-- Back issues of JPL's in-house newspaper, Universe.
In addition, teacher materials provided by the JPL Public Education Office are planned to be added shortly.
Subdirectories are named archive, educator, images, missions, news, sircxsar, software, universe and file
Center for Advanced Space Studies ( CASS )
The Center for Advanced Space Studies is a major research and conference facility built by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in 1991 in Houston, Texas. Since the completion of the CASS facility in December 1991, it has housed the four Houston activities of USRA: Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), Exploration Science Institute (ESI), Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS), Division of Educational Programs (DEP).
Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletins ( LPIB )
Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, Lunar and Planetary Institute / Universities Space Research Association
Research Institute for Computing and Information Systems ( RICIS )
Repository Based Software Engineering ( RBSE )
NASA Johnson Space Center ( JSC )
NASA Internet Connection
This is a list of known connections to NASA Internet services
NASA Kennedy Space Center ( KSC )
NASA Online Information
NASA Technical Report Server ( NTRS )
Single interface to databases maintained at: Ames Research Center - Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Division (NAS); Dryden Flight Research Center; ICASE - Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering; Langley Research Center; RECON database - abstracts only (NASA STI); SCAN -Selected Current Aerospace Notices - abstracts only (NASA STI); STELAR Project - abstracts only (Goddard Space Flight Center)
NASA Langley Research Center ( LaRC )
  • Perform innovative aerospace research that is relevant to national needs and agency goals
  • Transfer research results to users in a timely manner
  • Provide development support to other government agencies, industry, and other NASA centers
An extensive listing of online NASA resources is here
NASA Lewis Research Center ( LeRC )
Astro-2 ( Astro-2. MSFC. NASA )
Astro-2 is a high-tech observatory flying for 16 days in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during the STS-67 mission. The Astro-2 instruments allow astronomers to view stars, galaxies, planets and quasars in ultraviolet light, which is invisible to our eye
sci.astro.research FTP Archive ( SAR FTP Archive )
Information about the sci.astro.research Usenet newsgroup
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center ( MSFC )
sci.astro.research Archive ( SAR Archive )
Information about the sci.astro.research Usenet newsgroup
NASA Network Application and Information Center ( NAIC )
The Network Applications And Information Center (NAIC), located at Ames Research Center, was established in March 1993 to coordinate network information center (NIC) services for NASA. The NAIC mission is: (1) To facilitate a distributed system of NASA Center NICs. (2) To distribute and assist NASA users with advanced applications programs developed or supported by the ANA group. (3) To act as liaison between NASA and other government network information activities. (4) To foster the use of information protocols, standards, and procedures among NASA NICs that are conducive to quick and easy network access to online information resources. (5) To serve as a NIC of first and last resort for users at Centers without NICs and for scientists and educators coming from other networks. (6) To act as a high-level referral center for NASA information resources.
Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph ( SERTS )
The Solar Extreme-ultraviolet Rocket Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS) instrument obtains spatially resolved spectra and spectroheliograms over a wide range of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths characteristic of temperatures between 5x10^4-3x10^7K, providing information about the Sun's corona and upper transition region. Wavelength coverage is 170-450A with spectral resolution near 10000, spatial resolution as good as 5arcsec, and relative photometric accuracy within +/- 20% over most of its range. This page contains links to information about the instrument, a solar EUV line list between 170 and 450 A from the SERTS-89 flight, and a list of SERTS-related publications. Soon to be added is information about upcoming launches. Also included are links to other WWW servers relevant to solar astronomers.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory ( SOHO )
SOHO will be launched on 1995 October 31. The SOHO spacecraft is being built in Europe by an industry team led by Matra, and instruments are being provided by European and American scientists. Large radio dishes around the world which form NASA's DSN will be used to track the spacecraft beyond the Earth's orbit. Mission control will be based at GSFC in Maryland.
NSI On-Line Network Aide - NONA
WAIS index to abstracts from NASA's Selected Current Space Aeronautics (SCAN) abstract service
NASA RECON abstracts
WAIS index to the Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR) for the years 1990 through 1992 and International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA) from the NASA RECON database for the years 1990 through 1992. There are over 200,000 abstracts containted in this database. International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA), published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. - Periodicals (including government-sponsered journals) and books. - Meeting papers and conference proceedings issued by professional societies and academic organizations. - Translations of journals and journal articles. Content includes worldwide publishe literature in the field of aeronautics and space science and technology. Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR). Significant publicationsof the following types are in this series: - NASA, NASA contractor, and NASA grantee reports - Reports issued by other government agencies, domestic and foreign institutions, universitites, and private firms. - Translations in report form. - NASA-owned patents and patent applications. - Dissertations and theses material emphasizing aeronautics, space, and supporting disciplines. (resource will be relocated to
NASA Scientific and Technical Information ( STI )
Global Change Data and Information System ( GCDIS )
The Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES), as prescribed by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, established a program whereby the United States Global Research Program (USGCRP) members committed to work together with each other, academia, and the international community to make it as easy as possible for researchers and others to access and use global change data and information. Toward this end, agencies participating in the USGCRP organized the Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS) to take full advantage of the mission resources and responsibilities of each agency and to link the services of these data and information resources to each other.
Longmont Astronomical Society
VLBI Antenna at Fortaleza, Brazil
National Climatic Data Center ( NCDC )
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA )
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Data Archive ( DMSP )
DMSP is a two satellite constellation of near-polar orbiting, sun-synchronous satellites monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and solar-terrestrial physics environments. NGDC maintains an archive of all data recorded on DMSP satellites as relayed to NGDC by Air Force Global Weather Central. Data from March 1992 to March 1994, are considered to be experimental. After March 1994, the system should be fully operational.
National Geophysical Data Center ( NGDC )
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Home Page ( STP )
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center home page. Includes several various STP disciplines within the Center: geomagentism, Iononosphere, Solar and Upper Atmosphere, and two satellte programs: GOES and DMSP.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Database
National Science Foundation ( NSF )
Includes: Deadlines for NSF Programs; Program Areas; Grant Proposal Guide; Guide to Programs; NSF Bulletins; Search Award Information and Abstracts; Fastlane Project; Communicating with the NSF; NSF Location and Directions; Publications; Publications Search Feature; Federal Research Centers; Federal Laboratories; Selected NSF-Funded Projects; Federal Agencies.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( ORNL )
Pacific Northwest Laboratory ( PNL )
Massively Parallel Computing Research Laboratory ( MPCRL )
Sandia National Laboratories
Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory ( SSCL )
Global Land Information System ( GLIS )
The Global Land Information System (GLIS) is an interactive computer system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for scientists seeking sources of information about the Earth's land surfaces. GLIS contains metadata that is, descriptive information about data sets. Through GLIS, scientists can evaluate data sets, determine their availability, and place online requests for products. GLIS is more than a mere list of products. It offers online samples of earth science data that may be ordered through the system.
United States Geological Survey ( USGS )
Astronomy servers at U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS )
U.S. Geological Survey list of astronomy servers (this has a graphical icon for each resource, so takes a while to load).

hu (Hungary)

Konkoly Observatory
The Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has evolved from the private observatory of Miklos Konkoly-Thege. Konkoly founded his observatory in 1871 in Ogyalla. Twenty-nine years later he donated the telescopes and instruments to the Hungarian state. The construction of Piszkesteto Mountain Station started in 1958. Three telescopes currently operate there: a 60/90 cm Schmidt (since 1962), a 50 cm Cassegrain (since 1966) and an 1 m RCC (since 1974).
Information Bulletin on Variable Stars ( IBVS )
The Information Bulletin on Variable Stars is a bulletin of the Commissions 27 and 42 of the International Astronomical Union, published by Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary.
HOLL, Andras ( Konkoly )

in (India)

Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics ( IUCAA )
This Centre is an institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Indian Universities.
Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics: Preprints ( IUCAA )

it (Italy)

Italian Space Agency ( ASI )
Large Binocular Telescope ( LBT )
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri ( Firenze )
English Version (not as current as Italian version)
FINI, Luca ( Arcetri )
STRAUS, Thomas ( Arcetri )
Università di Bologna. Dipartimento di Astronomia ( Italy )
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna
Includes history, research activities, photos, preprints and a visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from the collection.
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna: Preprints
Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Astronomia
Includes links to 'The Astronomical Museum: Museo della Specola', 'Il corso di laurea in astronomia' and 'La pagina degli studenti (TBD)'.
The Loiano Telescopes - Bologna
Bologna 152cm Telescope - Schedules
Catania Astrophysical Observatory ( OAC )
Daily solar images (chromosphere and photosphere)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma - Sede di Monte Porzio
PIOTTO, Giampaolo
ZAGGIA, Simone ( Univ. of Padua, Dept. of Astronomy, Italy )
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova ( Padova )
Astronet Home Page - Navigation in Astronet ( Padova )
This is a still growing page trough which one can navigate between the www servers of the astronomical observatories in Italy. General information and software is (and will be) also available.
Padova: Ekar 182cm Telescope - Schedules
La Palma - Italian National Telescope Galileo ( TNG )
The TNG (Galileo National Telescope) is a Project of the Italian Astronomical community. TNG headquarters (TNG Project Scientist is Cesare Barbieri ) is housed in the Padova Observatory.
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma ( OAR )
Osservatorio Astronomico Collurania di Teramo ( OACT )
Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino ( OATo )
Joint Organization for Solar Observations ( JOSO )
OAT Astronomical Services ( Trieste )
THE Star ( ISPCS )
The Italian Solar Physics Community Server is an experimental WWW server intended to collect all the relevant information on Solar Physics Activities and Resources in Italy as well as on international scientific collaborations in ground-based projects, such as THEMIS and LEST, and in space missions, such as SOHO.
Solar Workshops ( an Italian list )
Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste ( OAT )
OAT Activities include: Physics of the sun and of the solar system, Physics of the stars, the interstellar medium and of the galaxy, Extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology, Astronomical technologies, and Space astronomy.
DIRA2 Database ( Astronet @ Bologna )
telnet access: password = DIRA2
Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna - C.N.R.
Istituto di Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri ( TeSRE-CNR, Italy )
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale ( IAS-CNR, Frascati )
The Institute for Space Astrophysics (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale - IAS) in Frascati, belongs to the italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR). About 70 researchers and technicians operate in the Institute, in several fields of theoretical and experimental astrophysics.
Infrared Space Observatory - Schedules ( ISO )
Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative ( IFCTR, Milan )
Istituto per ricerche in Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative, Milan.
Noto VLBI Station
ESIS - Astronomy
European Space Information System for Astronomy (password = evalme)
ESIS - Space Physics
European Space Information System for Space Physics (password = evalme)
EDI (Electronic Document Interchange) Newsletter (ESA)
European Space Information System (FTP Access)
ESIS User Guide
European Space Information System
ESIS (European Space Information System) Newsletter (ESA)
Ionia 1 km AVHRR Global Land Data Set Net-Browser ( AVHRR )
The 1 km AVHRR Global Land Data set project is an international effort to acquire, archive, process and distribute the data of the entire global land surface observed by the NOAA/AVHRR satellite mission at 1 km resolution, in order to meet the needs of the international science community.
ESA Data Dissemination Network ( at ESRIN )
Information Retrieval Service, EMITS, DODIS; Prototype International Directory; European Space Information System; Columbus Users Information System; ERS-1 European Central Facility; ERS-1 User Services; and more ...
European Space Agency ( ESA )
Main access points are:
MICOL, Alberto ( ESIS )
MESSERI, Alfonso ( ESIS )
Astronomical information on the Internet (at ESIS)
European Space Information System ( ESIS )
The ESIS project, located at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy in the Information Systems Division of the European Space Agency is a service to the Astronomical and Space Physics communities to provide access to data of all kinds, including images and spectra from a number of space missions and bibliographic references from all the major Astronomical and Space Physics journals.
D'AMORE, Luana ( ESIS )
GIOMMI, Paolo ( ESIS )
REGNER, Peter ( ESIS )
ANSARI, Salim ( ESIS )
ANSARI, Salim (alternate) ( ESIS )
MOULIN, Serge ( ESIS )
Space Physics Resources on the Internet ( from ESRIN )
(also see " Space Research on the Internet " )
ESRIN - European Space Agency ( ESRIN )
ESRIN is one of the four establishements of the European Space Agency. ESRIN's main activities are centered on the acquisition, archiving and dissemination of data from Earth Observation missions in particular ERS-1 for which it is responsible for operating the ground infrastructure needed. ESRIN's main function is as the Agency's data handling and dissemination centre, being at the forefront of technologically advanced information systems.
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso ( INFN, Italy )
Underground laboratory for Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The server includes information about the experiments:
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Astrofisica ( INFN, Napoli )
These pages are an index to a set of TCL/Tk references on the WWW. The author has started off with pointers to the ones he could access from the TCL FAQ and added references as he came across them.
Virgo Interferometer ( VIRGO )
The purpose of the Virgo interferometer is to detect arrival of gravitational waves on earth from astronomical sources.
Università di Roma " Tor Vergata" Astrophysics
University of Rome " Tor Vergata" Physics Department, Astrophysics Group. Includes research activities and a guide to internet resources.
Università di Roma " Tor Vergata" Astrophysics: Preprints
PADOVANI, Paolo ( II University of Rome, Rome, Italy )
SISSA received astrophysical preprints
This is the " astro-ph" astrophysics preprints server at SISSA (Trieste). Use the Los Alamos Archive from North America !
International School for Advanced Studies. Astrophysics Sector ( SISSA. Trieste, Italy )
WHO's Online - Astronomers' section
WHO's On-line is a collective experiment towards a non-commercial HYPERbiographical database of people in the Internet. While the database contains people from all professions, this link points to the Astronomer section.
Library of The Astronomical Observatory of Trieste ( OAT )
Cagliari Astronomical Observatory ( International Latitude Station )
The Cagliari Astronomical Observatory was established as International Latitude Astronomical Station of Carloforte in 1899, a small town of the sardinian island of S. Pietro. It has been, for about 80 years, one of the five international stations devoted to study the Earth rotation and polar motion. Observations with the zenital telescope were carried out, except in the period of the second world's war. Starting from 1978, the headquarters were moved to Punta Sa Menta, a site 15 km far from Cagliari which has the same latitude of the Carloforte station. (Satellite Laser Ranging, Astrophysics, Planetary Dynamics, Time Laboratory, Data Processing)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo " Giuseppe S. Vaiana"
Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo " Giuseppe S. Vaiana" : Preprints
University of Pisa - Astronomy and Astrophysics Section
Space Mechanics Group Home Page ( Space Mechanics Group - Pisa )
Space Mechanics Group, Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, ITALY. This home page gives access to: People (personal home pages) Resarch projects (subject home pages) Publications lists Data bases: asteroid proper elements (ftp server) Announcements of meetings We belong to European Asteroid Research Node Related information - pointers to other groups A preprint facility is in preparation A practical information facility (how to reach us, etc.) is in preparation
MILANI, Andrea ( Univ. Pisa )

jandel ()

Jandel Scientific Software ( Jandel )
Jandel Scientific offers PC-based software to aid researchers in many areas of astronomy and astrophysics. Jandel products include SigmaPlot graphics software, SigmaStat statistical software, TableCurve 2D and 3D curvefitting software, and SigmaScan image measurement and analysis software. In business since 1982, Jandel serves nearly 100,000 customers, many in astronomy and related disciplines.

jp (Japan)

Kyoto University - Department of Physics: Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Kyoto University - Department of Physics: Cosmic Ray Group
Kyoto University - Department of Physics
University of Tokyo - Department of Physics: Theoretical Astrophysics Group
University of Tokyo - Department of Physics: X-Ray Astronomy Group
University of Tokyo - Department of Physics: Gravitational Wave Group
Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array Project [Japanese]
Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL, Ibaraki, Japan. Serving space environment information inculding forecasts and alerts of solar flares and geomagnetic storms. Relating observed data are also available.

kr ()

Pusan National University - Astrophysics Group ( PAG )
Korea Astronomy Observatory

mailto ()

InfoVista ( LickVista )
Discussion of the use and development of the Vista astronomical data reduction package which originated at Lick Observatory.
This is a mailing list for those interested in becoming an astronaut. The list is restricted to discussions of issues related to becoming an astronaut.
dishfits ( single-dish FITS discussions )
This Email exploder is for discussions of the use of FITS for single-dish radio astronomy. The traffic is archived at
fitsbits ( exploder gated to news:sci.astro.fits )
The unmoderated USENET newsgroup sci.astro.fits provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format, the standard data interchange and archival format of the worldwide astronomy community. The newsgroup is interfaced to the Email exploder so that traffic originating on either the newsgroup on the exploder is automatically transmitted to the other.
History of Astronomy Discussion Group
koolish ( Astronomy )
A mailing list for astronomical events and meeting announcements (mostly in the Boston area). Items to be sent to the list are sent to koolish@BBN.COM for forwarding. An attempt is being made to keep it from becoming full of trivial messages, but new readers and valid input are welcome.

mil (US Military Organizations)

Backgrounds Data Center ( BDC )
The Backgrounds Data Center (BDC) is part of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). The BDC was established to assist the ballistic and theater missile defense community with its requirements for information to evaluate the Strategic Defense System feasibility, development, and implementation. The BDC is located at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., and is part of the Space Science Division. Specifically, the BDC archives, catalogs, and distributes BMDO experiment program data relating to Earth, atmospheric, and celestial background scenes. Emphasis is placed on the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared regions of the spectrum.
DORLAND, Bryan ( NRL )
GURSKY, Herbert ( NRL-SSD )
Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division ( NRL SSD )
Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include ultraviolet remote sensing of the upper atmosphere, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of atronomical radiation ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. This includes the mission operations and data analysis facilities for NRL's OSSE experiment on NASA's Compton Observatory. Contains links to Backgrounds Data Center, X-ray Astronomy Branch, Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch, Solar Physics Branch, Coronal Physics Section, Far-Ultraviolet Cameras Experiment, and more.
Naval Research Laboratory ( NRL )
DARDY, Henry ( NRL )
Midcourse Space Experiment ( MSX )
BMDO's Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX)- The MSX observatory is a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization project which offers major benefits for both the defense and civilian sectors. With a solid heritage in the successful Delta series, MSX represents the first system demonstration of technology in space to identify and track ballistic missiles during their midcourse flight phase. The spacecraft features an advanced multispectral image capability to gather data on test targets and space background phenomena. MSX will aid future spacecraft design by monitoring on-orbit contamination of optical instruments. In addition, its investigation of the composition and dynamics of Earth's atmosphere promises increased understanding of the environment. The MSX homepage describes the mission, the spacecraft and instruments, and the associated science teams. News and points-of-contact information is also available.
CASSIDY, Richard ( NRL )
COFFEY, Timothy ( NRL )
International Earth Rotation Service ( IERS, USNO )
TAI-UTC (leap second table) is available.
National Earth Orientation Service ( NEOS )
NEOS was organized to coordinate, collect, analyze, and distribute data from the various operational U. S. programs that monitor variations in the orientation of the Earth. These programs include the International Radio Interferometric Surveying (IRIS) very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) program coordinated by the GL, the Navy Network (NAVNET) program coordinated by the USNO, the VLBI program coordinated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the satellite laser ranging (SLR) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Texas, the lunar laser ranging (LLR) program, with data analyzed at the University of Texas, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) data coordinated by the International GPS Service (IGS).
U.S. Naval Observatory ( USNO )
The U.S. Naval Observatory performs an essential scientific role for the United States, the Navy, and the Department of Defense. Its mission includes determining the positions and motions of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, stars and other celestial objects, providing astronomical data; determining precise time; measuring the Earth's rotation; and maintaining the Master Clock for the United States.
Washington Area Astronomers Meetings
Washington Area Astronomers ( WAA )
Washington Area Astronomers meetings provide a forum in which the large number of professional astronomers and astrophysicists in the Washington-Baltimore area can present recent research results to their colleagues in the local astronomical community.

mx ()

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica ( INAOE, Mexico )
The INAOE is a research and teaching institution that has developed from the old Observatorio de Tonantzintla. It is a place of great astronomical tradition, where the discoveries by Guillermo Haro and coworkers took place.
Guillermo Haro Observatory ( Cananea, Mexico )
The Hot Star Newsletter
A monthly electronic publication on hot luminous stars (Wolf-Rayet stars, LBV, Of and O stars) and related phenomena in galaxies. On-line resources include abstracts with hyperlinks to full text of preprints, a Wolf-Rayet catalogue and a Wolf-Rayet bibliography.
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica. Astrophysics Department ( INAOE, Mexico )
Information on the Large Millimeter Telescope an about the Cananea observatory
Large Millimeter Wavelength Telescope ( LMT, Mexico )
also see Large Millimeter Wavelength Telescope (LMT, Massachusetts)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Instituto de Astronomía
Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
The Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) operates 3 telescopes (2.1m, 1.5m, and 0.84m) up in the mountains of the Sierra San Pedro Martir of Baja California. The observatory offices and workshops are located in Ensenada, B.C. overlooking the Pacific ocean. OAN is a part of the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

net (Network Service Organizations)

Sky and Telescope Weekly News Bulletin
STScI Newsletter
WARNOCK, Archibald (alternate)
Global Network of Automatic Telescopes ( GNAT )
Home page of the Global Network of Automatic Telescopes including white papers, meeting announcements and other information.
Mid-Atlantic Star Party ( MASP )
June 28 to July 3 (North Carolina) Half way between Raleigh and Charotte in Moore County (truely dark skies) at a Boy Scout Camp. There will be guest speakers, a swap meet (astronomy flea market), commercial vendors, contests, side trips and six nights of star gazing! This site can tent camp thousands, will permit motor homes at the observing site and there is lodging nearby in Southern Pines, Asheboro and Sanford. A formal program and swap meet are scheduled for Saturday followed by an awards ceremony and a night of star gazing on the hill (red lights only). A " white light permitted" parking area is provided out of sight of the observing hill for those who must depart in the dark. For registration information send a SASE to; MASP, Occoneechee Council BSA, PO Box 41229 Raleigh, NC 27629.
Web of Wonder: List of Observatories
EINET Astronomy Listing ( EINET )
High Energy Physics Information Center ( HEPIC )
WAIS index to a biweekly newspaper for research scientists, and managers in industry, academia, and government. Focuses on life sciences and biotechology.
Robinson Lunar & Planetary Observatory
Information, pictures, observations of amateur observatory plus pages relating to the International Occultation & Timing Association.
Earth & Sky
Earth & Sky is a syndicated radio program heard across the United States. The show is done by Debbie Byrd and Joel Block in Austin, Texas. The show is done every weekday (and the occasional weekend), and deals with various popular science subjects, ranging from astronomy and earth science to our environment. Questions from listeners are also addressed. The show is produced in association with the American Geophyiscal Union of Washington, D.C.

news (USEnet Newsgroups)
The last files from this newsgroup are availables
alt.sci.astro.aips ( System )
alt.sci.astro.figaro ( concerned with the Figaro image processing and data analysis package )
Amateur astronomy equipment, techniques, info, etc.
sci.astro.fits ( an unmoderated newsgroup )
which provides a forum for the discussion of all topics concerning the FITS [Flexible Image Transport System] data format. It is interfaced to the Email exploder (send requests to so that traffic originating on either the newsgroup on the exploder is automatically transmitted to the other. This newsgroup replaced newsgroup alt.sci.astro.fits in March 1992.
sci.astro.hubble ( a moderated newsgroup concerned with the Hubble Space Telescope )
This newsgroup is intended to complement the substantial efforts of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, where support of the many users of the facility originates. The group will serve as a platform for problems, requests, suggestions and needs of the scientific community as they use the Telescope to further their research. Accordingly input from the Institute to the discussions will be vital, and several members of that facility have indicated their interest and willingness to participate fully.
There is an Archive for the newsgroup. This archive is intended for materials pertinent to the discussions in the newsgroup sci.astro.hubble, part of the USENET news structure. Valid items for placement here are large datasets, public domain software (in compressed tarfile form), imagery (GIF preferred) and Postscript renderings of relevant papers on the topic of data processing in connection with Space Telescope. - README .
The archive contains a form which executes WAIS searches on the archive.
sci.astro.research ( a moderated newsgroup related to astrophysics research )
This is a moderated newsgroup created specifically for research related topics in astronomy & astrophysics. The submission address is, and the information address is An anonymous ftp archive in [] at . The SAR archive now has a Web page .
sci.astro ( an unmoderated Usenet newsgroup )
for discussing the modeling, storage, and retrieval of scientific data. The purpose of the newsgroup is to facilitate discussing use of scientific data formats such as HDF, netCDF, FITS, and various others. Topics of discussion could include problems encountered using specific formats, questions about where to get the code for data format programs, discussions of specific uses of data format programs, etc. Readers of the group are typically scientists (and software developers) who use data formats/models such as HDF, netCDF, and other such programs.

nl (Netherlands)

Mathematical Morphology
Elsevier Science publishers
General Information from Elsevier Science: The Elsevier Science Internet Journal and Book Catalogue, Information on TULIP - The University Licensing Program, About Elsevier Science. Electronic Journals: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems: WWW '94 Conference Proceedings. Current Awareness and Archival Services: ECONbase, Nuclear Physics Electronic. Other Services: Elsevier Science Gopher Server, Elsevier Science FTP Server.
Overview of the COS-B mission. The COS-B event files are available for world wide access within the EXOSAT Database
European X-ray Observatory Satellite Data Center ( EXOSAT at ESTEC. ESA )
Payload description
International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory ( INTEGRAL. ESTEC. ESA )
Technical status of Integral. The mission utilises the service module (bus) under development for the ESA XMM project. Integral will be launched in 2001. The mission is conceived as an observatory led by ESA with contributions from Russia and NASA
X-Ray Astronomy Satellite ( SAX. ESTEC. ESA )
SAX is devoted to systematic, integrated and comprehensive studies of galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources in the energy band 0.1 - 200 keV; the observational goal to be addressed is to continue and expand upon previous spectral and timing observations of celestial sources in those areas for which the existing information is missing or inadequate and will remain uncovered in the foreseable future. Sax will be launched by an Atlas G-Centaur directly into a 600 km orbit at 3 degrees inclination at the end of 1995
ESA/ESTEC Astrophysics Division
An overview of the activities of the Astrophysics Division, information of the projects, location, etc.: local information - staff, general news, job vacancies, meetings and symposia, astrophysics research activities at ESTEC, ESA astronomy project activities, astronomical data archives. Links to several sites likely to be useful to astronomers are also provided.
High-Throughput X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission ( XMM. ESTEC. ESA )
XMM is an X-ray astrophysics observatory under development by the European Space Agency for operation around the turn of the century. This facility-class observatory, with an anticipated lifetime of over ten years, will enable astronomers to conduct sensitive X-ray spectroscopic observations of a wide variety of cosmic sources
EXOSAT database, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands ( telnet )
SAI is concerned with the development, etc., of the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). For more information on ISO, see: ISO INFO Newsletter, No. 5 - July 1994, ISO INFO Newsletter, No. 4 - March 1994
ISO INFO No. 4 - March 1994
Newsletter on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
ISO INFO No. 5 - July 1994
Newsletter on the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Infrared Space Observatory - 1 ( ISO )
Coordinated information on ISO is available at:
  • ISO SOC at ESTEC, Netherlands
  • ISOCAM at Institut d' Astrophysique Spatiale, France
  • ISOPHOT at Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (MPIA), Germany
  • ISOLWS at Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK
  • ISOSWS at Space Research Organization, Netherlands
  • IPAC, US
  • ISO SOC at Villafranca, Spain
ESTEC - European Space Agency ( ESA/ESTEC )
European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, one of the three centers of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut ( KVI )
Sterrewacht Leiden: Preprints
Leiden Observatory
World Wide Astronomy Servers ( Leiden )
DEUL, Erik ( Leiden Obs. )
VAN DISHOECK, Ewine ( Leiden Obs. )
VAN GENDEREN, A.M. ( Leiden Obs. )
HABING, H.J. ( Leiden Obs. )
ISRAEL, Frank P. ( Leiden Obs. )
JAFFE, Walter J. ( Leiden Obs. )
ROOS, Nico ( Leiden Obs. )
DE ZEEUW, P. Tim ( Leiden Obs. )
Leiden University - Department of Physics and Astronomy ( The Netherlands )
Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe / European VLBI Network ( JIVE / EVN )
The European VLBI Network (EVN) was formed in 1980 by a consortium of five of the major radio astronomy institutes in Europe (the European Consortium for VLBI). Since 1980, the EVN and the Consortium has grown to include 9 institutes with 12 telescopes in 8 western European countries as well as associated institutes with telescopes in Poland, Russia, Ukraine and China. Proposals for additional telescopes in Spain and Italy are under consideration, and furthermore, the EVN can be linked to the 7-element Jodrell Bank MERLIN interferometer in the UK and to the US Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to create a " global network" . In 1993 the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created, with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (Dwingeloo) acting as the host institute. It will provide both scientific user support and a correlator facility. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) achieves ultra-high angular resolution and is a multi-disciplinary technique e.g. imaging of extragalactic radio sources, geodesy and astrometry. See EVN-TWG Meeting . There is also an EVN anonFTP directory at JB .
Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy ( NFRA )
Groningen IP SYstem ( GIPSY )
README Release 3.5: This document describes how to install GIPSY Release 3.5 on one or more of the machines mentioned below. Only on these systems GIPSY is fully supported. They are: Alliant FX80, Decstations, HP 300 series, HP 700 series, IBM/RS6000, Silicon Graphics/IRIX, Sun 4 systems (<5.0), Sun 4 systems (>=5.0), Convex C2 and C3, OSF1/alpha.
Universitity of Groningen - Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
There is also a Gopher server. Includes Dutch Astronomy Services
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope ( WSRT )
Universiteit Utrecht - Faculteit Natuur- & Sterrenkunde
Universiteit Utrecht - Sterrenkundig Instituut
Aspects of publishing with TeX and LaTeX
Universiteit Utrecht - Sterrenkundig Instituut: Preprints
HOGEVEEN, Sake J. ( Utrecht )
Universiteit Utrecht. Faculteit Natuur- & Sterrenkunde ( The Netherlands )
Server of the Faculty of Physics & Astronomy at Utrecht University
Astronomical Institute " Anton Pannekoek"
This is the homepage of the Astronomical Institute " Anton Pannekoek" in Amsterdam. It gives information on the Institute, the peoples homepages, several links to astronomical things etc.
JONGERT, Haakon ( Amsterdam )
VAN DEN ANCKER, Mario ( Amsterdam )
BERGER, Michiel ( Amsterdam )
University of Amsterdam
A collection of pretty astronomy and space images used as a slide show on the `Open Day 1994' of the Astronomical Institute, with graphical index.
University of Amsterdam - Astronomical Institute: Preprints

no (Norway)

European Incoherent Scatter ( EISCAT )
European Incoherent SCATtter
Northern Lights Planetarium ( Norway )
The Northern Lights Planetarium opened on May 20th 1989, and it is Norway's first public planetarium, and now Norways first virtual planetarium

org (Various Organizations)

Network Resources for Astronomers
A report prepared by Bob Hanisch (STScI) for the AAS in October 1992.
American Astronomical Society ( AAS )
Contains information on the Society, meeting schedules, meeting abstracts (in HTML), staff directory, the AAS Job Register and AASTeX .
Astrophysical Journal Letters ( ApJL )
The Astrophysical Journal Letter on-line, a demonstration of the AAS's Electronic Journal Project. The AAS Electronic Journal Project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
AAS Job Register (Current)
AAS Meetings: Table of Contents
Association for Computing Machinery ( ACM )
Many ACM information services are available on the Internet and may be accessed through this document. Included in these services is current information on the following activities: Awards, Conferences, Education, Local Activities, Network Services, Publications, and Special Interest Groups. Other ACM Information services are: Announcements from around the association, and New Product Announcements. In addition, information is available from the following affiliate organizations: Federation on Computing in the United States and IFIP, and Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals.
American Institute of Physics ( AIP )
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
American Mathematical Society ( AMS )
American Mathematical Society top level WWW page
American Physical Society ( APS )
on-line information includes the APS E-Print Archive Forum
APS - What's New?
Physics newsflashes by Bob Park, American Physical Society. If you wish to subscribe to What's New by e-mail, send a message to and in the body of the message say `sub whatsnew'.
CARL ( Colorado Association of Research Libraries )
Astronomy Links ( - CNIDR )
Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval ( CNIDR )
Promote and Support the implementation and use of networked information discovery and retrieval software applications such as the Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), World Wide Web (WWW), the Internet Gopher, freeWAIS, and archie. Coordinate to Create Consensus among NIDR applications developers to ensure compatibility and interoperability. Disseminate Information about NIDR applications to the network community as well as those active with NIDR applications development.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Sites ( from CNIDR )
Eugene Astronomical Society ( EAS on the WWW )
The Eugene Astronomical Society in Eugene, Oregon provides access to information about Astronomy, telescopes, meeting information, and members. Also available are links to Web formatted versions of it's newsletter, 'Io'
Phase-diverse speckle reconstruction of solar data ( PDS )
Award-winning paper: " Phase-diverse speckle reconstruction of solar data," by John H. Seldin and Richard G. Paxman, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan. --ABSTRACT-- Phase-diverse speckle imaging is a novel imaging modality that makes use of both speckle-imaging and phase-diversity concepts. A phase-diverse speckle data set consists of one conventional image and at least one additional image with known phase diversity for each of multiple atmospheric phase realizations. We demonstrate the use of a phase-diverse speckle data set collected at the Swedish Vacuum Solar Telescope on La Palma to overcome the effects of atmospheric turbulence and to restore a fine-resolution image of solar granulation. We present preliminary results of simultaneously reconstructing an object and a sequence of atmospheric phase aberrations from these data using a maximum-likelihood parameter-estimation framework. The consistency of the reconstructions is demonstrated using subsets of the sequence of images pairs.
ESO / ST-ECF Data Archive
European Southern Observatory / Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility
ESO Preprints Database ( Bibliographic catalogue )
The catalogue of preprints available from the ESO Library includes entries from institutes world-wide.
La Silla - ESO Schedules
RASMUSSEN, Bo Frese (alternate 1) ( ST-ECF )
PIRENNE, Benoît ( ST-ECF )
ALBRECHT, Miguel A. ( ESO )
HILL, Susan (alternate) ( ESO )
Starcat ( ESO )
ST-ECF Astronomical Software Library
HST PR-images
Astronomical literature publicly accessible on-line: a short ( status report, )
by Fionn Murtagh and Hans-Martin Adorf, ST-ECF, ESO Messenger No. 72, June 1993, pp. 45-47
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
Experimental home page of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs focusing on United Nations activities in outer space matters, particularly on planetary exploration and astronomy (=basic space science).
European Space Agency (ESA) (3) ( - from ST-ECF at ESO )
ESIS on-line image (GIF) files
Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility ( ST-ECF )
The ST-ECF was established in 1984 jointly by the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory and is located at the ESO headquarters at Garching near Munich. The ST-ECF supports the European astromical community in exploiting the research opportunities provided by the earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The ST-ECF provides detailed technical information about the HST and its science instruments, supports European astronomers in the preparation of HST observing proposals, coordinates the development of computer software tuned to the specific data analysis needs of HST users, operates and maintains an archive of all the scientific data collected by HST, and acts as a European centre for associated meetings and workshops. In all of these duties the ST-ECF staff maintains close contacts with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, which is charged with the scientific operation of the HST observatory.
Astronomical information on the Internet ( at ST-ECF )
CAULET, Adeline ( ST-ECF )
RASMUSSEN, Bo Frese (alternate 2) ( ST-ECF )
PIRENNE, Benoît (alternate) ( ST-ECF )
ADORF, Hans-Martin ( ST-ECF )
WALSH, Jeremy ( ST-ECF )
LUCY, Leon ( ST-ECF )
ROSA, Michael ( ST-ECF )
HOOK, Richard ( ST-ECF )
HILL, Susan ( ST-ECF )
ST-ECF directory of WAIS databases
WAIS index to a 'white pages' directory of astronomy & astrophysics related WAIS source files maintained at the Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF). The files of type text used in the index were: /home/ns3f/ecf/ftp/pub/wais/*.src To get a list of all available sources, search for 'source'.
HST literature
WAIS index to a bibliography of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) related literature. The underlying database is a copy of the list maintained by Sarah Stevens-Rayburn, STScI Librarian.
HST Data Handbook
WAIS index to the " HST Data Handbook" which describes Hubble Space Telescope (HST) datasets produced by any instrument. It includes information about how to read and understand the files on a tape, how to determine if the data should be recalibrated, how to understand potential problems with the data, and how to solve these problems. Appendixes are provided explaining how to use StarView, STSDAS, and STEIS to work with HST data.
HST WF/PC-1 images
WAIS index to images obtained with the WF/PC-1 camera on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST), retrievable via full-text search of the associated observing proposals
ST-ECF Newsletter
ST-ECF software library
WAIS index to all files in the software library of the Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF), which supports European astronomers in using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
ST-ECF WWW pages
WAIS index to all files in WISE, the World Wide Web (WWW) based information system at the Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF) which supports European astronomers in using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
FITS Archive ( IAU FITS WG, maintained by P. Grosbøl (ESO )
Munich Image Data Analysis System (FTP) ( ESO-MIDAS )
This directory contains: README = This file; 92NOV = Subdirectory containing the 92NOV release of MIDAS (only packages, patches and documentation); courier = Directory containing the compressed postscript files of the newsletter: MIDAS Courier.; calib = Directory with the ESO calibration files for MIDAS.; linux = Directory containing binary versions of MIDAS for PC/Linux.
Very Large Telescope Project ( VLT )
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is curently constructing the 16-metre equivalent Very Large Telescope (VLT). This major scientific and technological project aims at installing the world's largest optical telescope in the form of four interconnected telescopes with 8.2-metre mirrors on the Paranal mountain in the Chilean Atacama desert. It continues to be on schedule as it heads towards its completion, just after the year 2000.
ESO library ( rlogin )
ESO Bulletin Board
Midas; Computer; Info; Garching; La Silla; Sest; Pinboard
HST Status Reports; European HST News
ST-ECF Archives
HST Science Data Archive, ST-ECF, Garching, Germany
ST-ECF STARCAT (telnet access)
Converging Computing Methodologies in Astronomy ( ESF funded project )
Three-year funded project ('scientific network'), by European Science Foundation. Planned:workshops and visits on topics:information retrieval, image processing, artificial vision, emerging computing technologies, computational intelligence, applied to data centres, wide-field surveys, image and bibliographic databases and archives.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter (ESO)
European Southern Observatory ( ESO )
The European Southern Observatory, established in 1962, operates astronomical observatories at La Silla (600 km north of Santiago de Chile) and at Paranal (130 km south of Antofagasta). ESO's headquarters are in Garching, just north of Munich, Germany. ESO is supported by: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In Europe and in Chile, ESO has a combined scientific, technical, adminstrative and visiting staff of around 400.
ESO Publications
Includes access to ESO Messenger, ESO Scientific and Technical Reports (Preprints)
Libarary and Informations Services in Astronomy II Conference
The aims of LISA-II, a proposed IAU Colloquium, are twofold: (1) to provide the opportunity for librarians of astronomical observatories and institutes to meet to discuss common problems, and ways of stimulating greater cooperation between libraries and their services; and (2) to raise discussion about, and to throw light on, the interface areas between astronomical libraries and the wide range of online and other astronomical computer-based services which are becoming ever more widespread.
ESO-MIDAS Users Guide
ESO-MIDAS is the acronym for the European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System which is developed and maintained by the European Southern Observatory. The MIDAS system provides general tools for image processing and data reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging and special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla. Volume A describes the basic MIDAS system with all general purpose facilities such as MIDAS Control Language, all available commands, data input/output (including plotting and image display), table system (MIDAS Data Base). Site specific features are given in an appendix. Volume B describes how to use the MIDAS system for astronomical data reduction. Application packages for special types of data or reductions (e.g., long slit and echelle spectra, object search, or crowded field photometry) are discussed assuming intensity calibrated data. A set of appendices gives a detailed description of the reduction of raw data from ESO instruments. Volume C gives the detailed description for all commands available. This volume is not available to remote users as the complete volume as it is accessed via the MIDAS GUI XHelp.
The ESO-MIDAS Courier is published twice per year by the MIDAS group of the European Southern Observatory. Contributions as well as suggestions and comments are invited and can be sent to the editor:
 Rein H. Warmels, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse
2, D 85748 Garching bei Muenchen Email: 
In particular, authors of ESO-MIDAS application software that would be of general interest for the ESO-MIDAS community, are invited to make this software available.

If you want to receive future issues of the Courier, please contact the editor. More updated information about ES0-MIDAS can be obtained from the ESO-MIDAS Bulletin Board , which is also accessible via the USEnet News facility.

Munich Image Data Analysis System (WWW) ( ESO-MIDAS )
ESO-MIDAS is the acronym for the European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System which is developed and maintained by the European Southern Observatory. The MIDAS system provides general tools for image processing and data reduction with emphasis on astronomical applications including imaging and special reduction packages for ESO instrumentation at La Silla.
On-line Data and Information in Astronomy ( a paper by Heinz Andernach (IAC, 2/8/93 )
CONTENTS: Introduction, Astronomical Catalogues and On-line Data Bases, Astronomical Catalogues remotely, Catalogues at IAC, On-line Data Bases, Observatory Archives of Raw/Calibrated Data, Optical Sky Surveys and Plate Scans, Bibliographical Services, Thesauri, Desktop & Electronic Publishing, Addresses, Directories and Meetings, Astronomical Software On-line, Discussion Groups via Networks.
La Silla - All Telescopes
La Silla - ESO Facilities
La Silla - All Telescopes - Schedules
International Small Satellite Organization ( ISSO MicroSpace Network )
The ISSO MicroSpace Network is an information clearinghouse for anyone interested in small and low cost space programs. Our server is available 24 hours a day for those seeking company and product information, as well as news and stories of general interest to the space enthusiast.
Applied Physics Letters ( APL )
Sample articles of the forthcoming electronic version of Applied Physics Letters published by the American Institute of Physics.
SETI League
The SETI League believes that receipt of electromagnetic signals of intelligent origin from beyond our planet will change forever our view of humanity's place in the cosmos. Our mission it to organize and coordinate people interested in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence in the hope of receiving such signals.
SPIE Web ( SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering )
SPIE Web, the World Wide Web server of SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering, includes meeting announcements, membership information, and abstracts of nearly 30,000 papers on optics and related subjects, including astronomy. The Gateway to Photonics Information is a set of links to institutions, societies, government agencies, and other useful resources.
TRAGER, Scott C. ( Lick )
Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (2) ( CERN )
Space Index
WWW Servers Directory ( from CERN )
World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue ( WWW, from CERN )
Astronomy and Astrophysics ( from CERN )
W3 Servers
World Wide Web ( WWW, W3 )
" Astronomy & the Web"
" Hypertext?"
HTML Primer (the NCSA version; here is an excellent alternative)
URL Primer (at NCSA)
the FAQ for the Web

pl (Poland)

Warsaw University - Astronomical Observatory
Contains general information about our Observatory and the most up-to-date information on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) -- a long-term, large scale photometric search for dark matter in our Galaxy using microlensing phenomena.
CFD codes list
The CFD codes list contains an information about commercial and public domain software used in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics, e.g., PPM and Roe hi-resolution shock-capturing codes, FCT, SPH, and P3M techniques.

The list is posted on regular basis to the USENET newsgroup sci.physics.computational.fluid-dynamics.

UDALSKI, Andrzej ( Warsaw Univ. Obs. )
Warsaw University - Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment ( OGLE )
The server contains general information about our Observatory and the most up-to-date information on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) -- a long-term, large scale photometric search for dark matter in our Galaxy using microlensing phenomena. Information on the side projects conducted parallely to the main search are also there.
Cracow - Solar radio emission in dm wavelength
Continuous observations of solar radio emission in decimeter wavelength have been maintained in Cracow since 1957. Beginning from January 1995 we provide the reduced data on-line. The new instrument for solar radio observations is under construction. It is to start its operation in May, 1995.
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
Nicolaus Copernicus University - Institute of Astronomy

ru ()

Astro Space Center ( ASC )
The Astro Space Center as a branch of Lebedev Institute of Physics has a number of commitments for space experiments in the areas of upper atmospheric, solar, and astronomical research aboard Radioastron , Kvant and other space projects. Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include interferometric observations, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of astronomical ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. The division maintains facilities to design, construct, assemble, and calibrate space experiments.

se (Sweden)

Onsala Space Observatory ( OSO )
OSO is the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy.
1995 Volga Space Plasma Physics Summer School Information
The purpose of these Summer Schools, held every second summer onboard a river cruise ship on the Volga and organised jointly by the Radiophysical Research Institute (NIRFI), Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia and the Uppsala Division of the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRFU), Uppsala, Sweden, is to give an introduction to modern space plasma physics by bringing together experienced researchers, young scientists and scholars in astrophysics, space physics and plasma physics for a fruitful exchange of ideas across areas of interest, language, culture and age barriers. The First Volga Summer School, held in 1993, gathered over 130 participants from all parts of the world.

The topics covered include linear and non-linear plasma physics, waves and radiation phenomena in plasma, waves in random media and turbulence, planetary, solar and stellar coronal plasma, plasma under extreme conditions in space, space plasma radio emission, radio methods for investigating space plasma environments, and the use of the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere as a space plasma laboratory for model experiments simulating phenomena in other plasma environments

The presentation will be in the form of lectures, tutorial talks, student oral papers, and poster papers.

Lund Observatory
Local information, re- and preprints, images from the Nordic Optical Telescope
La Palma - Nordic Optical Telescope - Schedules ( NOT )
La Palma - Nordic Optical Telescope ( NOT )
Lund Observatory: Preprints
a list of recent preprints published by astronomers at Lund Observatory
Stockholm Observatory
Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
The WWW-server contains information about research activities etc, at the astronomical observatory at Uppsala University.
Pijpers, Frank P. ( Uppsala )
X-Ray WWW Server ( at Uppsala Universitet )
The Server makes available bibliographies and databases related to x-ray spectroscopic physics. In particular, the Henke database of atomic scattering factors can be downloaded. Also, this is the site for the Atomic and Molecular Core- Edge Excitation Database and Bibliography, compiled originally by A.P. Hitchcock, and prepared by Hitchcock and Mancini for electronic distribution (COREXDB). A simple bibliographic search mechanism has been implemented for the COREX bibliography. A visualization mechanism is currently being developed to allow Web Browsers to preview datafiles as in-line GIFs before choosing to download.

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Armagh Observatory ( Ireland )
Information on research programme and staff. Access to some Armagh Preprints and historical documentation.
Armagh Planetarium Homepage
An astronomical resource for educators and Planetarium workers which contains images obtained through our telescopes and a variety of other material.
Armagh Observatory Preprint Series
University of Birmingham - Space Research
University of Bradford - Engineering in Astronomy Group
University of Bradford - Robotic Telescope
Automated Telescopes
Links to Automated telescopes on the Internet.
Astrophysics at Bristol University
La Palma Data Archive
Cambridge University Astronomy
Includes: Institute of Astronomy (IoA) Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Royal Greenwich Observatory Astronomer Place Index (via gateway ), People Index (via gateway ), Postal Index (via gateway ), a Catalog of Galactic SNR's , and more
Other Astronomy Home Pages ( Cambridge )
Cambridge (UK) Institute of Astronomy ( IoA )
Hubble Space Telescope picture gallery
a mousable sequence of press release photographs taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
Royal Greenwich Observatory ( RGO )
Astronomy information leaflets
These WWW pages form part of a series of astronomical pamphlets distributed by the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Information includes: The Solar System and the most distant object in it, as well as the objects that have come closest to the earth; What is a star? Aurorae; The Twenty Five brightest stars and the Thirty closest stars; The Galileo, Hipparcos, and Cassini satellites; Telescopes; Meridian Astronomy; The surface temperatures of the planets; Cosmology and Galaxies; Day and Night and the seasons including Summer Time and information on Lighting-up time, sunrise, sunset and twilight; About Time: The calendar, the date of Easter, the equation of time, and leap years. Also the year 2000 AD; Tides; Supernovae, pulsars, and Black Holes; Photometry - measuring the brightnesses of stars; Eclipses, including the total lunar eclipses on 1992 December 9 and 1993 November 29; How stars and other objects get their names; Space travel and the shuttle missions in 1993 The Satellite Laser Ranger; The use of Computers at the RGO; Sundials and the Greenwich Water Tanks
Hubble Space Telescope - pictures
Publicly released images from post-servicing observations by Hubble Space Telescope. The images in this directory are in GIF format which supports up to 256 colors (8-bits). They include 30 Doradus, 47 Tucanae, Comet 1993e, Eta Carinae, Mars, M31, M87, M100, NGC1068, NGC2440, NGC6624, NGC7252, Nova Cygni, Orion (incl. animation), QSO1220+204, the Saturn storm, SL-9, SN1987A (with rings), and SN1994I. The images have originally been made available by the Office of Public Outreach of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Abstract searches - Cambridge, UK
Archive of Starlink Newsgroups
An archive of the Starlink newsgroups, in the hierarchy, is kept in Cambridge. This gives read access to the newsgroups to interested parties who do not have the newsgroups on their local news server. The articles in the archive are sorted by subject to make following threads easier.
GLAZEBROOK, Karl ( IoA-Cambridge )
pgperl ( - a graphics extension for perl - a macro language for pgplot - )
pgperl is a version of the Perl 4.0 language which has been combined with the PGPLOT FORTRAN library, a very popular package for plotting astronomical data. (As a glance through any issue of ApJ or MNRAS will confirm.) The details of this involve some complicated C glue routines but are transparent to the user. perl is a real C-like language with full control structures, and is very fast and efficient. All the power of perl (and believe me that is a lot) is available to extract data to plot from multitudes of files in complicated free formats.
La Palma - Isaac Newton Group (WWW) ( ING )
The Issac Newton Group consists of three telescopes, the 4.2 metre William Herschel Telescope, the 2.5 metre Isaac Newton Telescope, and the 1.0 metre Jacobus Kapteyn Telscope. They are situated at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma in the Canary Islands, and are operated by the Royal Observatories of the UK. This resource contains documentation for many of the major instruments, details of how to apply for time, brief descriptions of the telescopes, details and status of the service programme, current telescope schedules, daylight and moonlight diagrams from the Nautical Almanac Office of the RGO, reports on recent instrument commissioning, and pointers to weather information for La Palma and to the home pages of other institutions which share the site.
TRIBBLE, Peter ( IoA,Cambridge )
Peter Tribble's Papers
Peter Tribble has converted some of his preprints into hypertext form. In addition, permission has been obtained to make his papers published in Monthly Notices available. (Note that the published papers are copyrighted and this is something of an experiment, so that some feedback would be appreciated.)
Astronomy-related Email addresses
This is the RGO Email directory. The file of type one_line used in the index was /public/wwwdata/.tribble/wais2/ASTROPERSONS.LIS. (There is a copy of this database at GSFC .)
Astronomy-related institutions (site addresses)
This database is from the RGO Email directory. The file of type para used in the index was /public/wwwdata/.tribble/wais/emailplaces.dat2.
Astronomy-related Postal Addresses
This database is from the RGO Email directory. The file of type para used in the index was /public/wwwdata/.tribble/wais/emailpostal.dat2.
IoA Cambridge preprints
WAIS index to astronomy and astrophyics preprints received at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) Cambridge, UK
Book on Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact - Call for photographs and pictures
Young European Radio Astronomers Conference ( YERAC electronic proceedings )
The electronic proceedings of the XXVIIth Young European Radio Astronomers Conference, which was held in Cambridge, UK, 1994 September 18th to 23rd.
Catalogue of Galactic Supernova Remnants
This is a catalogue of 182 Galactic SNRs, updated to 1993 May. The available data are a summary listing of the parameters for each remnant, and detailed listings (with references) for each object. Please see the documentation for a description of the entries, and notes on new SNRs included in this version of the catalogue, objects no longer thought to be SNRs, and possible SNRs not included in the catalogue. The summary listings are included in the proceedings of IAU Colloquium 145 on `Supernovae and Supernova Remnants', held in Xian, China, 1993 May 22 to 29 (published by Cambridge University Press, eds. McCray, R. & Wang, Z.).
Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope ( COAST )
Cambridge LFST
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory ( MRAO )
The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory is part of the Cavendish Laboratory, the Physics Department of the University of Cambridge. Current research interests include: the cosmic microwave background (Sunyaev-Zeldovich and primordial fluctuations), radio galaxies (hot-spots, spectral ageing), ultra-luminous infra-red galaxies, star formation in galaxies, low-frequency radio surveys, mm and sub-mm instrumentation, mm and sub-mm astronomy (star formation and outflows, interferometry, the Galactic Centre), the interplanetary medium, supernova remnants, optical aperture synthesis, and maximum entropy techniques.
Cambridge Ryle Telescope
University of Wales, College of Cardiff - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Cardiff Star Formation Group ( UK )
Welcome to the home page of the Cardiff Star Formation Group, part of the Physics and Astronomy Department at UWCC. We conduct numerical simulations of star formation running on the Cray YMP at Oxford and local Sun workstations
Durham/RAL HEP Databases
HEGGIE, Douglas ( Edinburgh )
Meteosat-3 animations (4x/day)
Meteosat-3 images (4x/day)
University of Edinburgh - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Glasgow University - Astronomy Group
Some astronomical resources ( Glasgow )
Solar Conferences 1994 ( Glasgow )
University of Glasgow. Department of Physics & Astronomy ( UK )
University of Hertfordshire. Department of Physics & Astronomy ( UK )
Imperial College, University of London - Theory Group: Preprints
Imperial College, University of London - Astrophysics Group
Keele University. Department of Physics ( UK )
The Astrophysics group is part of the UK-wide Starlink Project. For further information on Keele University look in the Campus Wide Information Service
Leicester Database and Archive Service ( LEDAS )
LEDAS provides an on-line astronomical database service, access to archive data from high-energy astrophysics satellite missions, such as EXOSAT, Ginga and ROSAT, and scientific support for guest observers.
University of Leicester - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Leeds University - Astrophysics Group
Within the Department of Physics at Leeds University are three research groups that work in Astronomy related areas. The Optical Astronomy group is mainly interested in globular clusters and CCD photometry.

The Haverah Park group studies high energy cosmic rays by various techniques.

The Whipple group is attempting to detect gamma rays with energies > 1TeV using air-Cherenkov detectors.

Leeds University - Astrophysics Group: Preprints
University of Manchester - Astronomy Group
Available are contact details, research interests of the group members, preprints and publications, course details, a frequently updated collection of links to items of interest to astronomers and of course, a few pretty pictures.
University of Manchester - Astronomy Group: Preprints
HOLLOWAY, Anthony ( Manchester )
Salford Astronomy Society ( Manchester, UK )
An amateur group which holds weekly lectures/meetings and is developing this resource with the primary aim of improving communications between amateur and professional astronomers.
Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer ( MERLIN (Jodrell Bank )
Jodrell Bank
University of Manchester. Department of Physics and Astronomy ( UK )
University of Manchester. Radioastronomy Group ( UK )
Open University. Astronomy Group ( UK )
The OU Astronomy Group operates within the Physics Department
of the Open University based at Milton Keynes, UK
University of Oxford - Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics.
University of Oxford - Astrophysics
Oxford Workshop on Evidence for Tori in AGN
SUTHERLAND, Will ( Oxford )
APM Galaxy Survey
The APM Galaxy Survey contains over 2 million galaxies with Bj < 20.5 in the South Galactic Cap. This page provides a summary of the survey and some pretty pictures.
IRAS PSC Redshift Survey
The IRAS Point Source Catalog redshift survey is a survey of (almost) all of the 15,000 galaxies brighter than 0.6 Jansky at 60 microns, over 83% of the whole sky. The survey is virtually complete as of Jan 1995, and results on large-scale structure should appear in the next few months.
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Astronomy unit ( UK )
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London ( QMW, Univ of London )
Astronomical Research interests at QMW include: Millimetre, submillimetre and infrared wavelength studies of Star Forming regions, Molecular Clouds, Interstellar Chemistry, Planetary Astrophysics, Extragalactic Astronomy, Solar System Studies and Dynamics, Solar and Stellar Physics, Space Plasmas, Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Gravitation and Cosmology, and a programme of astronomical instrumentation development in the millimetre, submillimetre and far infrared spectral regions. Also contains a Preprint Server, an Image Library, an on-line Postgraduate Prospectus, and links to other activities in the Physics and Mathematics Departments.
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Physics Department Astronomy Group ( UK )
WHITE, Glenn ( QMW, London University )
Fortran-77 to Fortran-90 converter
UK Dark Matter Collaboration ( PPARC, UK )
The UK Dark Matter Collaboration is a consortium of astrophysicists and particle physicists, conducting experiments with the ultimate goal of detecting rare scattering events which would occur if the Galactic dark matter consists largely of a new heavy neutral particle.
Starlink is a computing facility to support UK astronomers. It is run on behalf of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
STARLINK (at RAL) - 1 ( RAL, UK )
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ( RAL )
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh ( ROE )
ROE's W3 server offers information to present and potential users of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the UK Infrared Telescope, the UK Schmidt Telescope and the SuperCOSMOS measuring machine. There are also pages for:
  • the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh;
  • latest research results and recent images from UKIRT and JCMT;
  • the Circumstellar Matter 1994 conference;
  • the library (Crawford collection) and Visitor's Centre.
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh: Preprints
University of Southampton - Astronomy Group
Observatories and Astronomical Institutions on WWW ( Southampton )
COE, Malcolm ( Southampton )
University of Southampton - Astronomy Group: Preprints ( online abstracts and copies of recent papers )
University of St. Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomy ( UK )
The server of School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews. provides information on teaching and research activities in this modern school within an ancient University
WOOD, Lloyd ( Surrey )
University of Sussex Astronomy Department
Contains information on the department: people, research groups, courses. Also has available to download copies of recent (last 12 months) publications and preprints.
University College. Mullard Space Science Laboratory ( MSSL, UK )
Department of Space and Climate Physics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, part of University College, London. This page contains links to information about the laboratory, groups and projects based at MSSL
Yohkoh Satellite. ISAS, Japan ( description at UCL, UK )
Yohkoh (" Sunbeam" in Japanese) is a satellite of the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) dedicated to high-energy observations of the Sun, specifically of flares and other coronal disturbances
University College London - Department of Physics and Astronomy
UMIST Astrophysics Group ( UMIST )
The page contains general information about the group, and has pointers to pages with local preprints, information about the UMIST rate file of astrophysical chemical reactions, information about the 'Shocks in Astrophysics' meeting, as well as pointers useful pages in other places.
Manchester Astronomical Society ( MAS )
Founded in 1903 the MAS is one of the oldest astronomical societies in the UK. The Godlee observatory houses a Grubb 8" refractor and a 12" reflector, sited on the roof of UMIST.
The Numerical Algorithms Group ( NAG )
NAG is a supplier of numerical, statistical, symbolic and visualisation systems plus compilers and tools.
Archie Hypertext Servers ( ArchiePlex )
This is an elegant use of Mosaic forms to drive the Archie service for discovering which anonFTP servers contain particular files.

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Planetry Society
In 1980, Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray founded The Planetary Society to promote the exploration of our solar system (and others) and the search for extraterrestrial life. In its first year, the Society became the fastest growing nonprofit membership organization of the decade. We now number over 100,000 members around the world--the largest nongovernmental space organization on Earth.
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