Web Resources

Web Resources

Name Website / Description
Go Stargazing    

Go Stargazing    

Find public stargazing events and astronomy activities near you.

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.

John Harper’s Skynotes    

 

John Harper’s Skynotes    

Website of SARAS President & Founder John Harper. A simple astronomy site where you will find information about what is happening in the night sky from the point of view of Scarborough which is updated daily.

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.