COOL Astronomy Sites

This site is always open to additions so if you find another COOL astronomy site, e-mail me and I'll put it on.

American Astronomical Society Home Page
Apache Point Observatory Home Page from New Mexico.
Astronomical League Umbrella organization for U.S. astronomical societies and sponsor of annual the Astronomical League Convention (ALCON).
Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA
Calumet Astronomical Society, Munster, Indiana
Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College in River Grove, IL
The Chicago Astronomer An informal astronomical resource for Chicago area amateurs and space enthusiasts
Dark Sky Finder, a map to the darkest skies and favorite sites.
Eclipse2017:  Site dedicated to the upcoming U.S. total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 with exciting links to other eclipse sites.
Eclipsophile Climatology and Maps for the Eclipse Chaser
Eyes on the Sky, Monthly videos of celestial highlights by Dave Fuller.
Griffith Observatory
Homewood-Flossmoor Science Pub: A monthly gathering of academics, engineers and regular guys who like science.
Illinois Science Council, a Chicago non-profit dedicated to furthering science and astronomy.
Illinois SkyWatch, Isky on the Skies,
Not for profit website dedicated to backyard astronomy around Illinois. Partnered with The Chicago Astronomer and One Dark Sky
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA)  Worldwide organization to minimize light pollution.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Home Page
Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research (LASR)
at University of Chicago.
Mars Exploration Page at JPL
Mister Eclipse  Personal Web Site of retired NASA Astrophysicist, eclipse expert and expedition leader, Fred Espenak
NASA Eclipse Web Site
National Space Society (NSS) Homepage  Updated monthly information about the night sky, including specific planetary locations and details on the most important asteroids, comets, and meteor showers.
One Star at a Time  Campaign to create public spaces to view the unobstructed night skies.
Sky Maps
Astronomical publishing company that also features a free monthly sky map and calendar.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Web Pages at NASA
Solar Data Analysis Center Home Page at NASA
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (
Sonoma State University Department of Physics and Astronomy
South West Astronomy Observers Group (SWAOG)
Space Telescope Science Institute  All about the Hubble Space Telescope News and information About the Sun/Earth Environment.
StarDate Information and podcasts about our universe, sponsored by the McDonald Observatory.
University of Oregon Physics Department
Yerkes Observatory Home Page
from the University of Chicago.
What's Up Doc featuring monthly sky-viewing newsletters published by Aaron Clevenson of the Insperity Observatory, Humble, TX
Wired Science
 A section of dedicated to Science. is a tech news publication of Conde Nast.

Question or comments please email Webmaster.