Useful Links/ Blogs

General Links

Useful Info For Amateur Astronomers:

  1. Astronomy.com- Link to the most popular Astronomy magazine: www.astronomy.com
  2. EarthSky.org- A nice website incorporating articles about a lot of scientific disciplines, not just astronomy: http://earthsky.org/
  3. Wiki Sky.org- Incredible website with lots of photos from the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy: http://www.wikisky.org/

Astronomy Discoveries:

  1. The Astronomy Almanac (Operated by United States Naval Observatory) http://asa.usno.navy.mil/SecM/Glossary.html
  2. Official Website of the Hubble Space Telescope: http://www.spacetelescope.org/
  3. Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL): http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
  4. NASA’s Home Page: http://www.nasa.gov/
  5. Search for InTelligent Life In the universe (SETI): http://www.seti.org/
  6. The FERMI Gamma Ray Space Telescope: http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/

History Of Space Exploration:

  1. History of Space Exploration by Calvin J. Hamilton: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/history.htm
  2. History Channel.com: The Space Race: http://www.history.com/topics/space-race
  3. New Mexico Museum of Space History: http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/

Stellar Mythology:

  1. Stargazers Astronomy Shop: http://www.stargazers.iinet.net.au/
  2. College Cram.com- Stellar Mythology: http://www.college-cram.com/study/mythology/astrology/stellar-mythology-of-the-zodiac-group/
  3. Ian Ridpath’s Star Tales: http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/startales3.htm
  4. Star Lore.com: http://sa.apana.org.au/~paulc/index.html
  5. Egyptian Myths.com: http://www.egyptianmyths.net/sopdet.htm

Links to Professional Astronomers’ Websites!

  1. Father Chris Corbally, (Vatican Observatory) http://vaticanobservatory.org/index.php/en/staff/82-christopher-corbally
  2. Steven J. Gibson, (Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico) http://www.naic.edu/~gibson/
  3. Dr. Richard Obousy (Icarus Inc.) http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/richard-obousy/
  4. Ian Ridpath (Author Of “The Monthly Star Guide”) http://www.ianridpath.com/index.html

Other Links

Special Section: the 2012 Apocolypse Hoax

Just in case you still have doubts that the world will end today, I’ve provided a collection of links here from reputable science websites:

Astronomy Topics- What Real Scientists Have to Say about 2012

  1. Astronomy.com- Liz and Bill’s Cosmic Journeys: a quirky look into the 2012 myths as explained by two editors from Astronomy Magazine: http://www.astronomy.com/
  2. NASA-  Special 2012: Why the World Won’t End: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
  3. NASA- Beyond 20https://memiorsofanastronut.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page12 Google Hangout: A youtube video featuring scientists de-bunking the 2012 theories 1 by 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHXW9bZtgpc
  4. SETI- Doomsday 2012 Hoax Fact Sheet: http://www.seti.org/doomsday-2012-factsheet

The Mayan Calendar- Why it won’t end in 2012 either:

  1. National Geographic- Six End Of the World Myths Debunked: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091106-2012-end-of-world-myths.html
  2. Penn State University Museum Exhibit- Maya: Lords Of Time: http://www.penn.museum/sites/2012/about/

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