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Web Page Links

Links Useful to Various HOU Projects


What's Up?

Abrams Sky Calendar
http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/SkyCalendar/Index.html

Skylights
http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/skylights.html

Uncle Al's Sky Wheel - Make your own star finder.
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html

Tonight's Sky
http://www.intellicast.com/Star/World/UnitedStates/TonightsSky/

Stardate Online
http://stardate.org/

Clear Sky Clock, The University of Chicago Yerkes Obs. in Williams Bay, WI
Also has links to Star Maps, Lunar Data, etc.
http://cleardarksky.com/c/YerkesObILkey.html


To Make Finder Charts for Observing

*Skyview Virtual Observatory
http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/  Choose Advanced. http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/skvadvanced.pl

Type in Object Name or Coordinates
Survey: Digitized Sky Survey

Optional Parameters: 
Image size: 300x300 or 400x400 or 500x500
Image Size: Default to .3 or .4 or .5 degrees
Brightness Scaling: Log(10) to Linear
Color Table: Stern Special to B-W Linear
Grid: Yes if you need coodinates, No for just finding chart.

Submit Request Now
Look for Request results in a new web window!

Overlays:  Helpful Catalogs for Research Projects when you are doing analysis; usually not necessary for just finding charts. 
Select with Ctrl key if more than one catalog.  This is useful for finding names of stars, magnitudes, or galaxies names, etc.


To Find Right Ascension and Declination Coordinates for Requesting Images of Solar System Objects:

*Astronomical Sky Calendar
Select Yerkes Observatory
Gives Moon's RA and Dec Coordinates by Date
http://imagiware.com/astro/skycalendar.cgi

*On-Line Ephemeris Generator
Choose Yerkes Observatory from Display List of World Observatories
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eph
Select Target Body.  Generate Ephemeris.
Gives RA and Dec and other data of Solar System bodies for each date at
midnight. 

*Planet and Moon Positions, 15th of the Month
http://www.learnwhatsup.com/astro/current/rise_set.shtml

*Sun and Moon Tables, including coordinates.
http://www.ls.eso.org/lasilla/Sun-Moon/Sun-Moon.html
http://www.ls.eso.org/lasilla/Sun-Moon/


Interesting Links for Solar System Studies

Planet Plotting
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/segwayed/lessons/FindPlanets/plot.html

Moon Map
http://www.oarval.org/MoonMapen.htm

Moon Phases
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/

Apollo Moon Missions
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/history/apollo/flight-summary.htm

Lat/Long. of Moon Landings
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_tables.html

Moon Features
http://www.astrosurf.com/cidadao/moon_obs.htm

Planet Fact Sheets
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planetfact.html


Links to Collaborating Projects for Research and Astronomy Education

Hands-On Universe
http://hou.lbl.gov/

NASA Space Center for Education and Outreach at DePaul University
http://analyzer.depaul.edu/NASABroker/

American Association of Variable Star Observers
http://www.aavso.org/

International Supernovae Network
http://www.supernovae.net/isn.htm

Latest Supernovae
http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/snimages/

HOU Supernova Research Project
http://www.nmhschool.org/astronomy/supernova.htm

Northwestern University's Collaboratory
http://collaboratory.nunet.net/

Near and Far Sciences for Illinois
http://nfsi-server.yerkes.uchicago.edu/

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/sofia.html

Sloan Digital Sky Survey
http://www.sdss.org/

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
http://www.ctio.noao.edu/

Research Based Science Education
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/rbse/

Astronomy Society of the Pacific
http://www.astrosociety.org/education.html

University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory
http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/

NRAO - Greenbank, WV
http://www.gb.nrao.edu/

NASA Center, DePaul University
http://analyzer.depaul.edu/NASABroker/

Association of Astronomy Educators
http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/

More links to HOU Collaborators and Funding Agencies
    http://hou.lbl.gov/info/collaborators.html


Find out about HOU - http://hou.lbl.gov/
Join HOU and Order HOU Materials
including software. 
HS Teachers' Opportunity Summer 2002: Register  for NSF study. 

Judith Novak, HOU Project Manager
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Hall of Science #5200
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Phone: 510-642-0552 (Judith Novak, joining or ordering materials)
Phone: 510-642-7500 (Amelia Marshall, technical support)
Fax: 510-642-1055

houstaff@hou.lbl.gov

Carl Pennypacker, Co-PI, pennypacker@lbl.gov
Alan Gould, Co-PI, agould@uclink4.berkelely.edu

HOU Teacher Resource Agents
http://hou.lbl.gov/info/tras.html

Vivian Hoette
University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory
373 West Geneva St., Williams Bay, Wisconsin, 53191
Phone: 262-245-5555, Fax: 262-245-9805
vhoette@hale.yerkes.uchicago.edu
Observing Opportunities and Teacher Workshops


02/15/2003

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