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Online Astronomy Resources

Weather Links

A monsoon storm builds over the mountains east of Phoenix. Such storms are a common sight in the desert southwest during the months of July through September. Though spectacular in their own right, such storms do not bode well for observing!

The Weather Channel

Good source of forecasts, weather maps and images.

Real-Time Weather Data

Current satellite images, plus lots of links to other satellite imagery.

David Baron's International Weather Satellite Images

Very comprehensive collection of weather satellite images.

Intellicast Phoenix, AZ

Regional radar, satellite and extended forecast for the Phoenix area.

National Weather Service, Phoenix, Arizona

Text only forecasts, including weather summary and in-depth technical discussion.

Space Weather Prediction Center - NOAA

Forecasts of solar flares and geomagnetic storms, plus daily animations of the sun.

Weather Underground

Real-time weather information via Internet.

Arizona Astronomy Links

The McMath Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak. Kitt Peak is probably the most famous Arizona observatory and one of the premier facilities in the US.

Saguaro Astronomy Club

Saguaro Astronomy Club (SAC) website

Phoenix Astronomical Society

Phoenix Astronomical Society (PAS) website

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association Home Page

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA) website

International Dark-Sky Association

Much information about fighting light pollution, the bane of astronomers worldwide.

Prescott Astronomy Club

Prescott Astronomy Club website

Coconino Astronomical Society

Coconino Astronomical Society (CAS) website Flagstaff, AZ

Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory

Family and Friends Observing Program Using the Largest Public Observing Telescope in Arizona.

Arizona Science Center

Science fun for the whole family! Be sure to check out the planetarium link for information about the great shows at Dorrance Planetarium.

Star Gazing for Everyone

Phoenix area/Maricopa County Parks (Tony and Carole LaConte)

Riparian Preserve

Gilbert - EVAC holds monthly star parties at the Gilbert Library

NASA-JPL Ambassadors

NASA-JPL Arizona Solar System Ambassadors

Challenger Learning Center

Peoria, AZ

ASU Planetarium - Marston Exploration Theater

Arizona State University campus, Tempe

ASU Planetary Geology Dept.

Astrogeology Center

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies

Arizona State University campus, Tempe

Glendale College Astronomy

Glendale College

Phoenix College Physics Dept.

Phoenix College

Mt. Graham International Observatory (MGIO)

MGIO includes Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, and The Large Binocular Telescope

Large Binocular Telescope


Lowell Observatory

Learn more about this famous observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Much of this information is geared toward professional astronomers, but might be of general interest anyway.

NOAO Outreach

NAOA Outreach -- Information and Public Tours

Kitt Peak Visitor Center

NOAO Kitt Peak Observatory Advanced Observing Program

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

University of Arizona, Tucson

Flandrau Science Center

Planetarium and Observatory - University of Arizona campus, Tucson

University of Arizona Astronomy Dept.

University of Arizona

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab

Prof. Roger Angel's lab, where they spin-cast the huge telescope mirrors!

Optical Sciences Center

University of Arizona, Tucson

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

University of Arizona campus, Tucson

Barringer Meteor Crater


Lowell Observatory Asteroids search program


U.S. Naval Observatory


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Flagstaff -- Astrogeology Center

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Fred Whipple Observatory -- Mt. Hopkins

MMT Observatory

Mt. Hopkins

Other Astronomy Links

Waiting for darkness.... This photo was taken at the 1996 All-Arizona Star Party, an event sponsored by EVAC each October.


Astronomy classifieds, articles and reviews.

Cloudy Nights

Telescope reviews, articles etc.


Information on ISS, shuttle, satellites and other spaceflight; plus other astronomical information.

The Beacon

An Interactive Guide to the International Space Station

Live Astronomy Cameras and Resources

Interesting site with live feeds to Kitt Peak, the ISS and several other cameras.

NASA Home Page

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The NGC/IC Project

Research and information resources on deep sky objects.

Photon Instruments, Ltd.

Astronomy equipment (new and used) and repair shop in Mesa, AZ.


Astronomy equipment (new and used) and repair shop in Tucson, AZ.

Binocular Stop Reviews and Comparisons

Ultimate Resource Guide for Binoculars