Articles on all aspects of the universe, including astronomy & astrophysics; aeronautics and space sciences; and aviation & space exploration.
Astrophysics & Space Science
Research articles, reviews, and conference proceedings on astronomy and astrophysics. Journal also publishes data from ground-based, space, and atmospheric facilities.
Communicating Astronomy with the Public
Open access (free) journal focusing on the intersection of the scientific astronomical community and society-at-large. Regularly includes news, research articles, reviews, resource recommendations, innovations, best practices, and more.
MARS : The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration
Open access (free), peer-reviewed journal articles on science, technology, and policy of Mars exploration.
Sky and Telescope
Articles on space science, astronomy, observatories, planetariums, telescopes and celestial events.
Popular magazine for amateur astronomers, articles focus on news, equipment reviews, stargazing, and more. Be sure to check out the regular feature on sky events by month.
Solar System Research
Peer-reviewed journal with articles on the elements of the Solar System: planets & their satellites, asteroids, comets, meteoric substances, & cosmic dust.
"There's a well-known historical event that astronomers routinely cite whenever they wish to prove their modesty: it's called the Copernican Revolution. It taught us to always assume that our circumstances are typical, rather than special -- that we're just another kid on the block, another bird in the flock. But today, this comfortable modesty may be headed to a very uncomfortable extreme.
Unlike other revolutions, the one begun by Copernicus didn't feature peasants with pitchforks. Instead of taking on the aristocracy, it took on Aristotle -- who had flogged the appealing idea that all of creation pivoted around the Earth, a view that Copernicus challenged. Because Aristotle had been dead for two thousand years, he didn't fight back.
The new paradigm was that the planets orbited the Sun, rather than the Earth -- a seismic shift in cosmological thought that removed us from the center of the cosmos forever. Hubris was out, although not very far out. Copernicus shifted the nexus of the universe to the Sun which, as every school kid knows, is merely 93 million miles from the location favored by Aristotle."
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Other astronomy websites of note:
Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology
Online exhibit provided by the American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics.
Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
Handbook of Space Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2nd edition available for free online.
Lunary and Planetary Institute
The Lunar and Planetary Institute provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.
The NASA website is chock full of information for academic and amateur astronomers alike, including the Planetary Photojournal, Observatorium, Center for Aerospace Information, Mars Global Surveyor, and much more.
Don't let the name of this site fool you; well-researched and frequently updated, Nine Planets is a multimedia tour of the solar system. Resources include NASA images, sounds, movies, history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.
An online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. In addition to 8,000+ articles there are biographies, research updates, and science news. The student center provides study guides and bibliographies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL is a database of 27 encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Look here for biology, chemistry, nursing and medicine, sociology, history, education, law, and more.
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