Here are some of my favorite links ! Do you have any favorites?
- ClearDarkSky.com Before you plan your night out, check what the skies will look like before you go – Remember you binoculars and Starry Trails Map !
- Weather.com – Jim Cantore is one of my favorites, but my absolute favorite is Dick Goddard ! Always check the weather so you know if it will be cooperating that night !
- Classical Science by Stephan offers a great selection of binoculars,telescopes & spotting scopes for the beginner to the pro. They also have an antique and vintage line which includes microscopes, telescopes, surveyor’s instruments, apothecary & analytical scales, plus much more.They even have a few birding items!
- Go to NASA ! Explore the solar system and beyond! – don’t forget to check out NASA For Kids
SpaceWeather.com – News and information about the Sun-Earth environment
NASA – Astronomy picture of the Day – Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
- Earthsky.org — Our mission centers on publishing the high-quality digital media you find on our website, for people seeking scientifically accurate and compelling information about the Earth, outer space and we provide a daily updates on the night sky.
- Astras Stargate – Astra’s Stargate celebrates over 15 years on-line! Use your mouse or finger on the navigation graphics above to see where the gate takes you- -astronomy, women astronomers, or ancient astronomers. The Observer’s page helps beginners and amateurs alike to negotiate in today’s world of events, equipment, and over all astro-know-how.
Planetariums and Observatories
- Hoover-Price Planetarium Canton OH Travel to outer space without ever leaving the ground! That’s how you will feel after you experience the museum’s 65 seat Hoover-Price Planetarium. Over 60 projectors show the aurora, meteor shower, an asteroid, panorama of downtown Canton, clouds, snow, phases of the moon and dozens of constellations. – The Planetarium’s primary projector is a Spitz A3P that shows thousands of stars in the correct color and brightness. This Spitz is unique because the standard 3000 stars shown was increased to 5000 stars through detailed modification. – The operation of the Planetarium is entirely manual. Controlled by 283 switches, 60 different projectors allow the presenter to constantly interact with the audience. – Suzie provides programs at this planetarium.
- Ward Beecher Planetarium is located in Ward Beecher Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio – In addition to being the immersive classroom for YSU’s astronomy classes, the Planetarium also is a popular field trip destination for schools in the surrounding 7 counties in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and a community resource, offering free public programs most weekend. – My Alma Mater !
- Lake Erie Nature & Science Center – Wildlife, Education, Planetarium ! Awesome nature center, and of course a Planetarium ! Check the schedule for the next planetarium shows.
- Warren Rupp Observatory – Warren Rupp Observatory is one of the world’s largest amateur operated telescopes. Nestled in the pastoral setting of Hidden Hollow, near Mansfield, Ohio we boast of some of the darkest skies in the state. The Rupp Scope and the Richland Astronomical Society dedicate themselves to public awareness of Astronomy.
- Observatory Park – At its dedication in 2011, Observatory Park received permanent distinction from the International Dark-Sky Association as a Silver Tier Dark Sky Park, becoming one of only 15 Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and 20 in the world. Visitors to the park will notice downward-facing red lighting. Light pollution worldwide is increasing faster than ever. Clear Sky Chart
- The Black River Astronomical Society – Regular meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm, usually at the Lorain County Metroparks Carlisle Visitor Center. Meetings include coverage of current observing opportunities, a constellation of the month, and a program of astronomical interest. We also like to help new astronomers with equipment use and observing instruction and hints. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
- CAA: Cuyahoga Astronomical Association
Practicing the Hobby and Science of Amateur Astronomy from Northeastern Ohio Since 1957! The CAA is a nonprofit organization established in 1957. Its purpose is to organize local amateur astronomers and to promote the science of astronomy to its members and the general public. CAA membership is open to the public.
- C.A.S Cleveland Astronomical Society The Cleveland Astronomical Society was established in 1922 and has a long history of providing free lectures to interested individuals. The lecture programs are presented by educators engineers and researchers on topics related to astronomy and Aerospace. Unlike a number of astronomical organizations which concentrate on using their telescopes for night sky you feeling CAS focuses on indoor scholar reforms of expert presentations.
- Mahoning Valley Astronomy Society – Advancing the Science of Astronomy – One Person at a Time – The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society was founded in October of 1939 by sixteen dedicated amateur astronomers. By 1949 the club had built a telescope that used a 16 inch diameter primary mirror.
- The Astronomy Club of Akron – The ACA has been a distinguished northeast Ohio organization since 1949. The purpose of the ACA is to further an interest in and promote the study of the subject of Astronomy and related sciences. The ACA will promote public interest in these sciences through the use of lectures, forums, discussion groups, publications, programs, research, instruction, and other relevant educational, scientific and literary activities.
- Wilderness Center Astronomy Club – We are a family oriented group of amateurs with a broad range of experience and interest. Our charter is to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of astronomy among our club members, our parent organization – The Wilderness Center, and the Northeast Ohio Community at large.
- When is the next eclipse? stargazing takes some planning, checking for clear skies, finding a good spot so you can view properly, remembering your binoculars and Starry Map, so does viewing the eclipse. This NASA site will give you a heads up on when the next one will be.
- The International Space Station ! – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Learn where they sleep, and how they eat, exercise, work and spend free time. Compare life in space with life on Earth.
- The Sally Ride EarthKam – Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. Check this out !!
- The Hubble Telescope – (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990, and remains in operation. Amazing pictures of space! 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the Hubble, click here to join in the celebration!
S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – and Astronomy is just a small part of the family.
- Believe in OHIO – Believe in Ohio (BiO) is a free program from the Ohio Academy of Science that helps students prepare for the future. Through local and state wide competitions, regional online courses, STEM forums, STEM inovation video gallery and teacher video training programs, BiO young entrepreneurs and schools received more than $1 million in scholarships, cash awards and program support in 2015. JUST in Ohio !! Learn how YOU can get involved.
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Join in the conversation – Let me know your favorite links !