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Introduction

The purpose of this website is to showcase the activities of Solent Amateur Astronomy Society. There is not the space needed to give detailed astronomical information.

Fortunately there are any number of websites that contain such information, and a selection is given below, categorised by subject.





Image of the Earth from the Moon, courtesy of NASA, Apollo Mission, http://www.nasa.gov/
[09/07/2009]
Earth seen rising from moon, Apollo 8
Category Description
General

NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/
Good all round site, containing useful educational material and an image of the day, see to right.
The Planets

British Astronomical Association
http://britastro.org/baa/
Also good overall site and containing particularly good section on planets.
Minor Planets

IAU Minor Planets Centre
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html
The international forum for reporting minor planet discoveries
Variable Stars

American Association of variable Star
Observers
http://www.aavso.org/
Leading society for variable star research.
Ephemera

Heavens Above
http://www.heavens-above.com/
Useful site for what's going on in the night sky


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