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Astronomy: Web Resources
A guide to resources on astronomy. Choose from the tabs below to locate specific kinds of resources.
Before using information found on a web page for your research project, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.
You may have a higher quality Web page that could be of value to your research:
If your page lists the author and institution that published the page and provides a way of contacting him/her and . . .
If your page lists the author credentials and its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net), and, . .
If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising and it is objective in presenting the information, and . . .
If your page is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date, and . . .
If you can view the information properly--not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement.
Professional Astronomy Associations
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), is the major organization for professional astronomers and other professionals who deal with aspects of astronomy like physicists in North America.
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of 46 US institutions and 4 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories for the National Science Foundation and NASA.
The AAVSO coordinates, evaluates, compiles, processes, publishes, and disseminates variable star observations to the astronomical community throughout the world.
Professional astronomers from all over the world belong to the International Astronomical Union.
(USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.