Observatories & Institutions

A collection of important astronomical and space science institutions. Many of these websites have excellent information services.

* The Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center
The site of the space based x-ray observatory.
* The United States Naval Observatory
One of the oldest scientific agencies in the U.S.. The preeminent authority in the areas of time keeping and celestial observing.
* Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
The Observatory comprises the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, and The University of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy.
* The NASA Homepage
Excellent and very popular U.S. website featuring tons of educational and interactive pages on Spaceflight and Astronomy.
* NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Newsroom
For the latest in Space Technology.
* European Space Agency
The European Space Agency provides a vision of Europe's future in space.
* The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Part of the National Maritime Museum and the home of the Prime Meridian of the World.
* HM Nautical Almanac Office
Responsible for producing the annual volumes of The Astronomical Almanac, The Nautical Almanac, Astronomical Phenomena, The Star Almanac and The UK Air Almanac in the United Kingdom.
* The Institute of Physics
The U.K.'s society for physicists. Online services, journals, magazines, books and events and more for the U.K. physics community.
* STFC - Science and Technology Facilities Council
based in Swindon.
* National Optical Astronomy Observatories
NOAO is the national center for optical astronomy in the United States.
* National Radio Astronomy Observatory
A research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radiotelescope facilities for use by the scientific community.
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