Web Resources

Web Resources

Name Website / Description
The Society for Popular Astronomy, Occultations Section

SPA Occultations

Website of the Society for Popular Astronomy maintained by our very own Mell Jeffery, F.R.A.S (SPA Occultation Director).

Zarya.info

Zarya.info

Website of society member Bob Christy – satellite tracking, space mission history and latest and details of Iridium flares visible throughout the SARAS area.

Jim’s Cosmos

Jim’s Cosmos

Website of society member Jim Cornmell – full of good observing material including star charts. In addition, if anyone fancies building an 18″ Dobsonian telescope, check out Jim’s guide.

Heavens Above

Heavens Above

Real-time satellite, ISS, and Space Shuttle orbital pass information, maps, and star charts.

Aurora Watch UK

Aurora Watch UK

Alerts of auroral activity. Sign up to the email alerts or their Twitter feed or Facebook group for immediate notification of increased geomagnetic activity. Site run and maintained by Lancaster University.

Spaceweather

Spaceweather

Up to date details on solar activity such as flares and active regions.

Astronomy Picture Of The Day

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day

A new image every day from NASA. These images are taken with some of the large space and ground based telescopes.

BBC Sky At Night

The Sky At Night

The website to accompany the long running BBC TV series. Packed with additional content relating to the show.

Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics

Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics

Website containing ‘getting started’ info for backyard astronomers.