ASTR 1110


The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
(Photo courtesy of NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute)

Useful Internet Resources

General information and background

General astronomy and good images

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
NASA Imagine the Universe! (home page)
Hubble Space Telescope Picture Album

Space, Time, and Relativity

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II
What causes gravity?
A glimpse of the future, from Kip Thorne
Elementary Einstein

Useful Tools and Miscellaneous Things

Tutorial on scientific notation
The fundamental forces

The Nature of Light

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II
NASA Imagine the Universe! III
E = hf (the "Planck equation")

Cosmology

The Big Bang and the Origin of the Universe

Big Bang Time Table
NASA Imagine the Universe!
Inflation for Beginners
space.com: Origin of the Universe
YouTube

Hubble's law & the Hubble 'constant'

NASA Imagine the Universe!
Wikipedia

The future of the Universe

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II
NASA "Universe 101"
NOVA History of the Universe
space.com: Future of the Universe
The Whole Schmegaggis

Dark Matter

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II

Dark Energy

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II

Stars & stellar remnants

Stars: General Information

Royal Greenwich Observatory
STARS
NASA Imagine the Universe!

HR Diagrams

UCSD
Cornell
Interactive tutorial
Stellar evoluation simulator

Neutron Stars & Pulsars

NASA Imagine the Universe!
STARS
Royal Greenwich Observatory

Stars: The Life & Death of a Star

Royal Greenwich Observatory I
STARS
NASA Imagine the Universe!
Royal Greenwich Observatory II
NASA Imagine the Universe! (Supernovae)

White Dwarfs & Novae

Royal Greenwich Observatory
STARS

Black Holes

NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II
Royal Greenwich Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope

Galaxies

Galaxies other than our own

Hubble Space Telescope
Royal Greenwich Observatory
NASA Imagine the Universe! I
NASA Imagine the Universe! II
NASA Imagine the Universe! III

Our Milky Way galaxy

SEDS
UCSD Center for Astrophysics
The Universe within 50,000 light-years
NASA Imagine the Universe!

The Solar System & Other Planetary Systems

The solar system

NASA/JPL planet overview
Enchanted learning
Imagine the Universe! I
Imagine the Universe! II
Royal Greenwich Observatory

Other planetary systems (extrasolar planets)

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia
NASA's Kepler telescope
PlanetQuest I: JPL
PlanetQuest II: Find your own planet!

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