Sites and Info
Astronomy 1101/1103 __________________________________
Yervant Terzian/Terry Herter
This is only a small start of some site where you might find further information.
many more. Please
INFORMATION ON THE SKY TONIGHT:
- Sky Online (Sky and Telescope)
- Use the "Observing"
link (on left hand side).
- An excellent web with many images, a weekly
news bulletin, and links to many other astronomy sites. Try here if
you want to find something. Read about the last on brown dwarfs, planets
around other stars, etc.
- The Phase of the Moon.
- The Astronomy Picture
of the Day.
will let you look at "view" the sky.
- Planetarium Software
- Let's you see the sky on your PC, Mac, or smart phone
- Some are free while others are commercial - you can turn up these also
via a web search
- I've not checked this in detail but "nine planets" is pretty well done
(see link below)
- SITES WITH INFO AND GOOD PICTURES:
- Exosolar Planets Encyclopedia
- This site lists recent news about exosolar planets.
- University of California Planet Search
- This link is put up by the major research team in finding new planets.
- Information on extrasolar planets. This site gives data on the planets
and their host stars. It also has some very nice schematic illustrations
of these other planetary systems. There are links to other sites, including
those with the original data.
BLACK HOLE AND OTHER SIMULATIONS:
Wrinkles is a site at the University of Illinois giving information on
relativity, descriptions of astronomical objects, and supercomputer simulations
on the formation and life of black holes.
of flights around black holes and neutrons stars by Robert Nemiroff of
Michigan Technological University. Pretty neat.
GENERAL LEARNING SITES:
- Dynamical Astronomy Lab
by Chris Mihos (CWRU)
- Cosmology Tutorial
by Ned Wright (UCLA)
- CMB introduction by
Wayne Hu (Chicago)
in a Computer (Univ. of Illinois)
- Astronomy 102 (Rochester)
- Home page for an introductory course at the University of Rochester
taught by Dan Watson. The title of the course is "Black Holes, Time Warps
and the Large-scale Structure of the Universe". The lecture notes are
on-line, so you might want to browse around a bit. This is where I got
the links to the black hole and other simulations.
- ASTRONOMY AT CORNELL
- Our departmental web site. If you are curious about the astronomy faculty
and what we do, go here. There are links to other course web pages and astronomy