To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836
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Earth at Night (click on the image and look for your city) and issues of light pollution.
The August 14, 2003 blackout -- what a dark sky looks like, and how light pollution can ruin it.
Daily/Weekly Astro Links
- www.heavens-above.com (for Oak Park)
- Astro Picture of the Day
- StarDate (calendar)
- Sky Tonight
- Universe Today
- This Week's Sky at a Glance
- What's happening in Your Sky
- The Nine Planets and some Planetary Linguistics
- NASA's Planetary Photojournal
- Listing of Messier objects and by category with biographical information on Charles Messier
- Constellations, constellations and one more cool page.
- Atlas of the Universe .. and for some perspective The Universe Within
- SEDS Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
- sci.astro FAQ
- Weather Underground
- Earth is really very small
- Astronomie.de - der Treffpunkt für Astronomie
- Bad Astronomy - myths and misconceptions in astronomy
- International Dark Sky Association (IDA) - Fighting wasteful light pollution.
- Sky Charts/Cartes du Ciel free Windows software, also quite nice!
- XEphem for Unix/Linux
- Planetarium for Palm - a great application
- My Messier list
- My attempts to capture images of Jupiter and Saturn
- A visit to Kitt Peak and Mount Wilson [Observatory pages: Kitt Peak | Mount Wilson]
Comments or suggestions most welcome, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated October 8, 2011
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