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Associations & Societies

Canadian Astronomical Society - dedicated to promotion and advancement of knowledge of the universe through research and education (About).

Astronomy Associations and Societies - international astronomy organisations from the Open Directory Project (dmoz).


Academic Search Complete - search journals in astrophysics and astronomy.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text - journal titles in astronauts and aeronautics, aerospace, and spaceflight. - open access e-prints in astrophysics.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - 90 open-access journals in astronomy and physics.

JSTOR - wide range of science related content.

SAO / NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) - digital library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant (home).

ScienceDirect Journals - over 500 journal titles in the area of physics and astronomy. - "a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals" (About). Search multiple science databases from around the world through this portal.


The following directories provide links to astronomy websites. Please use your website evaluation skills when browsing for information- not all websites are acceptable to cite in academic papers.

Yahoo! Directory: Astronomy

dmoz: Open Directory Project- Astronomy


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Astronomy (Oxford Reference Online) - up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy, including space exploration, astrophysics, cosmology and the concept of time.

Dictionary of Space Exploration - explanations of jargon used in space exploration and detailed articles on key subjects such as the Apollo project and other space missions.

Oxford Companion to Cosmology - in-depth entries on the structure of the universe, the evolution of galaxies, galaxy clusters and cold dark matter.

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia

Government Information

Canada Space Agency - committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians (About).

Canadian Astronomical Data Centre - operated by the National Research Council of Canada with the support of the Canadian Space Agency.

National Research Council Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics - Canada's gateway to the stars.

Print Resources

Please note: look in the QB section for many more books in the field of Astronomy.

Bad astronomy : misconceptions and misuses revealed, from astrology to the moon landing 'hoax' by Philip C. Plait
QB44.3 P58 2002

Galaxy Formation by Malcolm S. Longair
QB981 L846 2008

Radio astronomy projects by William P. Lonc
QB479.2 L66 2006

Planet Mars : story of another world by François Forget, François Costard and Philippe Lognonné.
QB641 F6713 2008

Web Resources

Astronomy Resources from STScl - from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

ESA (European Space Agency) - Europe's gateway to space.

JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) - find research and development in various aerospace fields.

NASA - explore their four principal organizations of aeronautics, exploration systems, science and space operations.

Views of the Solar System - archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos on the sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids and more.




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