Astronomy Links

Astronomy Clubs and Associations

  • The Cleveland County Astronomical Society
  • The Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club - Club meets 3rd Friday of Month
  • Gaston County Skywatchers
  • Foothills Astronomical Society near Tryon, NC
  • Catawba Valley Astronomy Club
  • Astronomy Club of Asheville
  • Piedmont Amateur Astronomers


Observing Guides and Information

  • 365 Days of Skywatching
  • This Weeks Sky at a Glance from Sky and Telescope
  • Heavens Above - Info on the ISS, satellites, and other man-made objects



  • Minor Planet Center
  • NOAA Space Environment Center
  • Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
  • Real-Time Solar Wind Data
  • Up-to-date Solar Events
  • Jet Propulsion Lab at California Institute of Technology


Miscellaneous and Weather

  • Official US Time
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • Weather Data from The Space Science and Engineering Lab, U. Wisconsin-Madison
  • Real-Time Composite Weather Map from SSEL
  • Geostationary Satellite Images from SSEL
  • Upper Level Wind Analysis



  • Project CLEA from Gettysburg College - Computer Labs for Astronomy Class
  • Michael Richmond's Useful Notes and Links
  • How Things Work - From U. Virginia
  • PhET Java Applets for Physics