Astronomy Resources

Image by Tobias Conrad Lotter, found on Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain License.

The study of the physical universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Includes astrophysics, cosmology, and topography(extraterrestrial).

AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers.

Apollo 11 AGC: Original Apollo 11 guidance computer source code for Command and Lunar module.

Cassini: Mission to Saturn. Cassini mapped the surface of this gas giant’s largest moon, Titan; along with observing the planet, rings, and more. Still working too, so keep updated with new discoveries via this site.

Discovery Flight Deck: 3D Interactive tour of the Space Shuttle Discovery

EAA: Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

ExoPlanet: The Extra-solar Planets Encyclopedia.

Exoplanets: Interactive display of Exoplanet Orbit Database.

Galaxy Zoo: Learn how to classify galaxies and actually get to do it! This is the best volunteer job ever. You don’t even have to leave your desk to explore space!

Gnuastro: Linux only. Astronomical data analysis and manipulator.

Ipac: Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Caltech community, helping to collect and make sense of all astronomy related missions. They are specifically focused on data that is infrared based.

Mars One: Find news about humanities future mars explorations.

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: Not only can you find awe inspiring(mostly public domain images), you also get sources and explanations of the content.

NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program: Searching for habitable planets and life.

NASA Technical Reports Server: (NTRS).


NASA -Youtube Channel: Videos that are from NASA or about related topics.

NeoWise Project: ‘Wise’ telescope being used as an asteroid finder. One of it’s most important discoveries was YP139 – a potential threat to Earth.

Open Exoplanet Catalog: Open source data on discovered extra-solar planets.

Planet Hunters: You can volunteer to help NASA discover more of the universe via image exploration.

Space Shuttle Discovery: Explore this retired shuttle with full 360 capabilities. You won’t become an astronaut, but you can say you saw the inside of a spacecraft(they don’t have to know you meant virtually).

SpaceX: Private space exploration company. Interesting contents.

Wise Telescope: Retired infrared light observing spacecraft. Find science news and more information about this incredible explorer. The multimedia gallery offers images, movies, simulations, and more.

Worldwide Telescope: Offline or Online visualization of the universe. Google earth alternative.

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