Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Telescopes - Web Access and Simulations

There is an amazing world in the heavens which God created and now there are some great ways to explore space from home!  I'll share a few links here to major observatories which you may like to visit online or in-person.  The Worldwide Telescope is also amazing. You could use that to make an amazing music video to glorify God.  Go for it, I would be happy to give extra credit for such work. http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx

Here is a list of observatories that you can control remotely!  http://www.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/imagepro.html

Well now, it seems like you don't even have to buy a telescope anymore, but if you are like me, it is still fun to make or buy and have your own telescope to play with.  Here is the telescope that I want to build when I have time: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/telescopes/4286700

Ground-based Observatories and Telescopes
AAO (Anglo-Australian Observatory)
APO (Apache Point Observatory)
ATNF (Australia Telescope National Facility)
BIMA (Berkeley, Illinois, Maryland Association), operator of Hat Creek Radio Observatory)
Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory
CFHT (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope)
COAST (Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope)
CSO (Caltech Submillimeter Observatory)
CTIO (Cerro-Tololo Interamerican Observatory)
ESO (European Southern Observatory)
ESO La Silla Home Page
FCRAO (Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory)
GONG (Global Oscillation Network Group)
GBT (Greenbank Telescope)
Haystack Observatory
IRTF (Infrared Telescope Facility)
JCMT (James Clerk Maxwell Telescope)
Keck Observing Information
KPNO (Kitt-Peak National Observatory)
Kuiper Airborne Observatory
LBT (Large Binocular Telescope)
Lick Observatory
LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory)
LMT (Large Millimeter Telescope)
Mauna Kea Observatories
McDonald Observatory
MDM (Michigan-Dartmouth-MIT Observatory)
MMA (Millimeter Array)
MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope)
Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
Mount Wilson Observatory
NAIC and Arecibo Observatory (National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center)
NOAO (National Optical Astronomy Observatories)
NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatories)
NSO(National Solar Observatory)
National Undergraduate Research Observatory
Nobeyama Radio Observatory
NTT (New Technology Telescope)
OLVBI (Orbiting Very Long Baseline Interferometry)
OVRO (Owens Valley Radio Observatory)
Palomar(Palomar Observatory)
SEST (Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope)
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy)
UKIRT (United Kingdom Infrared Telescope)
VLA (Very Large Array)
VLT Observatory (Very Large Telescope)
VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array)
Whipple Observatory
WIRO (Wyoming Infrared Observatory)
WIYN Observatory (Wisconsin Indiana Yale NOAO)
Yerkes Observatory
Web Links: Space-based Telescopes
ASCA (Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics)
AXAF (Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility)
Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO)
Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO) description
COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer)
EXOSAT (European X-ray Observatory)
FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer)
HEAO 1 (1st High Energy Astrophysical Observatory)
HEAO 2 (Einstein Observatory/2nd High Energy Astrophysical Observatory)
HST (Hubble Space Telescope) at Space Telescope Electronic Information Service
HUT Astro-1 and Astro-2
INTEGRAL (International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory)
ISO (Infrared Space Observatory)
IUE (International Ultraviolet Explorer)
ROSAT (Roentgen Satellite), GSFC overview
ROSAT Scientific Data Center at MPE
ROSAT Guest Observer Facility
SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)
SIRTF (Space Infra-Red Telescope Facility)
Space VLBI Project (Very Long Baseline Interferometry)
VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme)
XTE (X-ray Timing Explorer)