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Astronomy and Flight

Databases Available to Nebraskans

Websites Selected by Librarians
  • provides information regarding a wide range of aerospace-related fields, including aircraft design, spacecraft design, aerodynamics, and aerospace history
  • Astrobiology Magazine Focuses on the search for life elsewhere in the universe
  • Astronomy designed for Astronomy hobbyists, the site contains the latest space news, feature articles, a nice beginners section, tips and tools for parents and teachers, a photo gallery, and star charts - all content is free although registration is required for access to some parts of the site
  • Astronomy Education at UNL
  • Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan Site features daily mission updates, images from the spacecraft, background information and science behind the mission, and sections for teachers and children
  • Death Star Probes the deep mysteries of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang
  • EarthCam the most comprehensive and easily navigated reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet. You can browse sites by category or by geographical region -
  • Earthrounders Register of pilots who have flown around the world in light aircraft
  • EarthSky
  • European Space Agency Portal Made up of 15 nations and headquartered in Paris, ESA seeks to shape the development of Europe's space capability
  • Heaven's Above If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place!
  • How Space Tourism Works introduces the space tourism industry, citing its first tourist adventurers, along with the training and costs involved
  • Jewel of the Solar System - Saturn A unique portrayal of the Cassini-Huygens mission's discoveries of Saturn
  • Journey Through the Galaxy a "mini-net" of pages that explores our solar system, stars, extra-solar planets, the theories about the past and future of the universe, and human exploration of space
  • Lindbergh Companion site to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) American Experience program on Charles Lindbergh
  • Lunar Meteorites Questions and answers about lunar meteorites -- meteorites from the Moon
  • Map-a-Planet Visitors to the site will be able create (and download) customizable maps of planets such as Mars and Venus, along with prominent moons such as Callisto (the second largest moon of Jupiter) and Ganymede, which is Jupiter's largest moon
  • Mars Exploration Rover Mission Home page for the "twin robot geologists, Spirit and Opportunity, and their mission to Mars to research the history of water on the planet
  • NASA Eclipse Web Site
  • NASA Homepage gateway to the largest repository of space-related information on the Internet
  • Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Nebraska Department of Aeronautics
  • Nebraska Star Party
  • Nine Planets a tour of the solar system
  • Omaha Astronomical Society
  • Prairie Astronomy Club
  • Re-Living the Wright Way Features an overview of the Wright Brothers' discoveries, biographies of Wilbur and Orville Wright, a contemporary photo gallery, and extensive information about aerodynamics
  • Rocket Science 101
  • Seasons technical discussions of seasons, solstices, and equinoxes. Includes the exact dates when spring, summer, fall, and winter arrive
  • Space Station Assembly Background information about the Russian launch complex where Sputnik 1, Earth's first artificial satellite, was launched
  • Space Weather Current Views of the Sun and the Aurora
  • SR-71 Online: An Online Aircraft Museum Gallery of more than 1,000 "images on modern military aviation (over 600 of which are of the Lockheed Blackbirds) and fact sheets on more than a dozen military airplanes."
  • Stephen W Hawking
  • Strategic Air and Space Museum Ashland, NE
  • Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Moonrise/Moonset/Phase Also includes moon illuminations and eclipses. Updates every four hours.
  • Your Sky Create customized maps of the stars and planets for dates and locations you specify.