Disciplines & Professions: Astronomy
Academic Info's Astronomy Gateway
Provides annotated links to sites dealing with NASA programs, space sciences teaching resources, educational sites, scientific news updates, and numerous sites containing space images.
Subjects include articles, news, astronomers and astrophysicists, and terminology. Many links are to sites supported by academic institutions or NASA.
An extensive index for space-related Web sites, offering over 2,977 resources pooled by individuals at 7 educational institutions.
Site maintained by Space.com offers astronomy-related sources indexed by the following 3 main topic headings: The Hobby, Learning, and Other Resources. Site also directs visitors to space science-specific search engines for further research.
Open Directory's Astronomy Directory
Offers links to Web resources, chatrooms, and scientific papers. Provides links to related sites in 16 languages.
Yahoo!'s Astronomy Directory
Provides a list of the most popular science Web sites in addition to a useful index to browse.
SPIN (American Institute of Physics)
Indexes and abstracts current research and publication from major American and Russian journals. Focuses on astronomy and physics. Provides bibliographic information for almost 1 million sources.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts. New York: Springer, 1969-.
Includes abstracts from various journals, books, conferences, and more. Entries are organized by topic. Includes an author index and a subject index.
Cambridge Astronomy Dictionary. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
Provides definitions of key terms and biographical information for notable figures in astronomy. Organized alphabetically.
Maran, Stephen P., ed. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992.
400 articles on topics covering all areas in astronomy. Intended for a general audience. Organized alphabetically. Each article also provides additional reading suggestions.
Moore, Patrick. Atlas of the Universe. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
Informative articles about the planets, sun, stars, and other parts of the star system. Includes numerous illustrations, photographs, and charts. Provides an index and a glossary.
Murdin, Paul, ed. Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4 vols. London: Nature, 2001.
Articles on a wide array of issues, topics, and notable figures in astronomy and related fields. Entries provide bibliographies. Volume 4 includes a cumulative index.
Ridpath, Ian, ed. A Dictionary of Astronomy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.
Provides explanations for nearly 4,000 terms, subjects, and people. Organized alphabetically.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. New York: Routledge, 1988.
Provides information on all varieties of astronomical structures. Organized alphabetically. Includes a select bibliography.
Weissman, Paul R., Lucy-Ann McFadden, and Torrence V. Johnson, eds. Encyclopedia of the Solar System. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1999.
Provides information on all aspects of the solar system. Entries are organized around the physical arrangement of the solar system. Each chapter includes a glossary, cross-references, and a bibliography.