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.

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.