Hi everyone-

Here are some astronomy and stargazing resources that I use with my students and classes and can recommend. Enjoy!

Stargazing Resources
Asheville Astronomy Club – www.astroasheville.org/star-gazes/
Steve’s stargazing events – cosmicconversations.weebly.com/lectures-stargazing-and-classes.html
Free star charts – skymaps.com
Sun, Moon, & Astronomical data –    https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/

Astronomical Weather Forecast for Asheville
Clear Sky Charts – https://www.cleardarksky.com/c/AshvNCkey.html

General and Latest Astronomy News
Sky and Telescope Magazine – www.skyandtelescope.com
Astronomy Magazine – www.astronomy.com
Space.com – www.space.com
NASA – www.nasa.gov

What’s up in the sky this week

S & T weekly sky guide – www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance
Astronomy sky guide – www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week
NPR’s Stardate – stardate.org

Amazing Images

Hubble Space Telescope images – hubblesite.org/gallery
Spitzer Space Telescope images – www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images
Astronomy Picture of the Day – apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
NOAO images – www.noao.edu/image_gallery/

Astronomy Resources for Kids


The Sun

Sun and Spaceweather events – www.spaceweather.com
Realtime images of the Sun – sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html


Current and future eclipses – eclipsewise.com
Fred Espanak’s Eclipse page – http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html


Upcoming comets and where to find them – http://www.cometwatch.co.uk/

Meteor Showers
American Meteor Society Meteors page – https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/

Recommended Astronomy Apps

Stargazing: Star Chart, Star Walk, SkySafari, SkyView Lite
Moongazing: Moon Phases and Lunar Calendar, Moon Globe

(note these are only a few that I know of and use – there are many more out there!)



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