The web is a treasure trove of astronomy information. Here are a few of our favorite sites to get you started!
- Astronomy picture of the day has loads of stunning pictures, with short explanations by professional astronomers and links to more details.
- Bad Astronomy - whether he is debunking conspiracy theories or writing about new discoveries, Phil Plait will keep you engaged.
Science: for those interested in keeping up with the latest research in Astronomy and Astrophyics.
- NASA Science News is a collection of press releases from various US space and ground based missions. If you prefer getting your daily dose of astronomy in your inbox, their mailing lists are the place to go!
- Astrobites pick up fresh papers from research journals and explain them in simpler words.
- Want to see the International Space Station? Or comets currently visible? Bright asteroids? Heavens Above will tell you all that, and more.
- The evening sky map from Skymaps.com is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy. The second page lists popular naked eye, binocular and telescope objects for the season.
- Astronomy and Sky & Telescope are popular magazines among amateur astronomers: available electronically and in print.
- Check out free, interactive software like Microsoft Worldwide Telescope and Google Sky which provide beautiful views of the night sky, with an option to combine it with latest scientific data.