BUILD A PLANETARIUM AT YOUR COMPUTER
Click for World Planetarium (Neave.com)
Raining? Many clouds in the sky? Cold? Daylight? You don't know the names of the stars or constellations? Get the sky at your desktop. Pick your (or any other) location, reset time to NOW and you see the sky outside at your monitor. No download is required. You can start your stargazing adventure immediately.
Paul Neave from Staffordshire in England has released an online planetarium that allows anyone to gaze at the stars, click on them and find out basic information like the star’s name and location. Other options available on this smooth application include the ability to change time, date and location; even the stars at daylight. Orient your search through easy to click directional indicators and then surf around by simply moving the mouse wherever you’d like to go. For anyone interested in seeing what is up in the sky, this is the fastest option and won’t require time-consuming downloads. Questions? Planetarium Help.
Neave.com is the place where Paul Neave explores his ideas. "I often spend my days pointing and gazing in wonder at the world around me, and Neave.com allows me to turn my daydreams into reality". Click the menu for his many visual experiments.
Starry Night (starrynighteducation.com) Sky Chart. Give your position and see your sky.
Alles over sterrenkunde 2009 (Dutch) by Govert Schilling
ASTRONOMY PICTURES OF THE DAY
Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA and others) | Image of the Day (OSEI) | Last Satellite Picture (InfoPlaza)
Astronomy Picture of the Day is a service of NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center. The archive encloses hundreds of pictures since June 16, 1995, about all aspects of space and space discovery like cosmos, solar system, sky, space technology and astrological persons.
OSEI Image of the Day is produced by Operational Significant Event Imagery. The team monitors significant environmental events and studies their current or potential occurrence, severity and scope. They present daily pictures of natural phenomena like dust storms, fires, floods, icebergs, severe weather, snow cover, tropical cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons and volcanoes.
Click the link of Last Satellite Picture and you see a video with the wide surroundings of The Netherlands from satellite during last two hours (until dark). In the menu you can click for same image of nine other parts of Europe. Information is provided by Weerplaza, a Dutch site with all kind of aspect about weather. Try buienradar (shower radar), wintersport, 15 daagse (15 days prognosis) or others. It's a part of Infoplaza, where you also find Dutch traffic and aspects of winter.
THE EARTH HAS A RING
The Earth has a ring | NOAA Satellite and Information Service
The Earth has a ring, like Saturnus. The Earth ring, however, is man made. NASA site Satellite Tracking has a 3D JTrack to 'see' the Earth from space. What you see is a cloud of dots around the Earth and a ring at a distance. The ring exists out of geostrationary satellites at a distance of 22,300 miles (35,900 km) above the equator, in use for services like GSM, TV, weather, telecommunication and more. In 1998 I wrote an article about it, De aarde heeft een ring (Dutch. Google English The Earth has a ring) with detailed information.
US Geostationary Satellite Server (GEOS) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is monitoring Earth by satellites. The Satellite Services Division (SSD) provides a variety of environmental products, analysis, and services about items like volcanic ash detection, heavy or tropical rain and snow, tropical storms, fire and smoke and anvironmental analysis and derived products.
Reat Time Satellite Tracking at Google Maps
Dish Pointer: Give your location and you get satellites and details how to receive them.
EARTH FROM SKY
Americas (GOES East) | Europe/Africa | Indian Ocean
AustralAsia | Pacific (GOES West) | Infrared Antarctic composite image
Many details about the Earth from the Sky you find at the GOES/NOAA site Geostationary Satellite Server. The Antarctic Composition is a product of Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
WHERE ARE SPACE STATION, SPACE SHUTTLE, HUBBLE TELESOPE AND CHANDRA OBSERVATORY?
Where is the International Space Station | Space Shuttle | Hubble Telescope | Chandra X-Ray Observatory?
International Space Station (ISS) at Dutch Space.cweb.nl shows the position of ISS and a 'view from space >' of the place where ISS is going.
Follow the International Space Station, Sun and dark site of Earth at NASA Human Space Flight Orbital Tracking | Other Tracking results
Space Station Sighting Opportunities. Click your country and your place | See the ISS (Heavens-above.com) ESA
NASA TV | Live from Cape Canaveral, Edwards Base, Vandenberg, Baykonur and other Launching Places (with Calendar)
European Space Agency: Delta Mission | Mission Facts | Diary André Kuipers | ESA Television: Transmission Scedule
Earth Observatory: Earthviews (hundreds of images 1999-now), news, data, impressing number of features about atmosphere, oceans, land, life on earth, heath & energy and remote sensing.
Goddard Space Flight Center | About (many links)
Our Earth as Art (NASA). Select images of Landsat 7 satellite by continent
Space.com: hundreds of pictures and video
World Atlas of Panoramic Aerial Images Click continent for wide panoramas
EARTH AND MOON VIEWER
At Swiss Earth and Moon Viewer you can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
One of the items is View from Satellite, where you can choose one of the satellites in the menu and have a view of ites view on Earth at this very moment.
You also can have a view from a distance of 15 kilometer hight at hundreds of Cities around the World. Clich the city of your choise, click 'Update' and you get a recent view.
Earth and Moon Viewer FAQ
OTHER SATELLITE LINKS
NASA Satellite Tracking | Live Satellite Tracking from Australia | Our Planet Earth from Space
JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY
OBSERVATING THE STARS
Jodrell Bank Observatory: Lovell Telescope | MK II Telescope | 7-meter Telescope (United Kingdom) Lower Withington
The Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, United Kingdom, is a part of the University of Manchester. Three webcams show the giant Lovell Telescope with a diameter of 76 meters (250 ft), that has played a major role in astronomical research due to its large collecting area and great flexibility. Nowadays the telescope is 30 times more sensitive than when it was first built. Click the links for the history and more scientific information. The BBC provices a view at the Jodrell Bank in 360°.
BRADFORD ROBOTIC TELESCOPE
PolarstarCam | TeideStarsCam | NightSkyCam | ObservatoryCam
Stars are only visible at night © Bradford Robotic Telescope
Telescope.org is the website of the Bradford Robotic Telescope in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The Teide Observatory is situated at an altitude of 2,400 metres (7,874 feet) on the northern part of the volcano caldera. Register and you get entrance to all kind of information. Rake observations with the telescope.
From the observatory several webcams are pointed at the sky (click the links for last night's time lapse videos) and the surroundings. At the website you find links to weather satellite images.
THE END OF GALILEO: PLUNGED INTO JUPITER SEPTEMBER 21, 2003
Jupiter & its Moons | Galileo near Jupiter | Earth & Jupiter
September 21, 2003 the Galileo spacecraft has crashed into the planet of Jupiter. It ended its mission at a speed of nearly 108,000 mph. NASA planned the crash of the $1.5 billion Galileo to make sure it doesn't accidentally contaminate the planet's ice-covered moon Europa with bacteria from Earth. At the NASA Galileo website you find dozens of facts about the Galileo discoveries, impressing images and flyby animations during its journey since October 18, 1989. At the NASA website Countdown to Jupiter Impact you can download computer-generated animations of the last 19 hours of the Galileo spacecraft, showing its impact into Jupiter. The animations (MPEG & Quicktime) were created by Ron Baalke.
The American scientist Paul Carlisle produced the Moon Calendar, where you can set the calendar to any date from 3999 BC to 3999 AD (exclusive 0; the next year after 1 BC is 1 AD. The starting page gives the moon calendar of the current month. There you can set any other month. A click at the date shows the actual image of the Moon you can animate back into the past or forward into the future. 'Information' brings you to interesting links like about Lunar exploration, the Apollo program and detailed images of the Moon.
MOON CALENDAR & EARTH VIEWER
His Earth Viewer shows the planet as it should appear from space. Select your position (about) for an actual view. You can move the globe to any direction by changing latitude and/or longitude, clicking the globe, choose a city or special location (North Pole, South Pole), make daily or seasonal animations or transfor them to a world map.