LINKS

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LOCAL, REGIONAL, & GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS 
The Astronomical LeagueA club for astronomy clubs
Desert Foothills Astronomy Club (DFAC)Serving the north Phoenix metro area
East Valley Astronomy Club (EVAC)Serving the east Phoenix metro area
Phoenix Astronomical Society (PAS)Serving the central Phoenix metro area
Saguaro Astronomy Club (SAC)Serving the greater Phoenix metro area
Astronomers of Verde Valley (Astroverde)Serving central Arizona
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)Global movement against light pollution
Astronomical Society of the PacificAdvancing science literacy through astronomy
The Planetary SocietyEmpowering citizens to advance space science
New River / Desert Hills Community Association (NRDHCA)Arizona advocate for Sonoran Desert preservation
  
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION 
NASA home pageMain NASA portal - sublinks follow
Space PlaceEducational resources for educators & students
Spot the ISSWhere and when to see the International Space station
News updatesBreaking news from NASA
MultimediaVideos, audios, images, graphics, text
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)Beautiful astronomy images with your morning coffee
OTHER GOVERNMENT SITES
Hubble Space TelescopeHST home page
USGS AstrogeologyEverything astrogeological
JPL HorizonsEphemeris generator
SOHO solar imagesSee Mr. Sun in (almost) real-time
  
ASTRONOMY WEBCAMS 
Northern LightsLive from Yellowknife, Canada
Earth in HD from the ISSEarth as seen from the International Space Station
Kitt Peak National ObservatoryKPNO 24/7 webcam
  
OTHER RESOURCES 
Sky LightsAstronomy, meteorology, and earth science blog
Solar System LiveInteractive virtual Solar System orrerey
The Inconstant MoonAll things lunar
SIMBADUltimate astronomical database
Astronomy GlossaryAll the words you need to know
Astrometry.netUpload a starfield image and ID its constituents
Encyclopedia of ScienceAll things science
Stargazing for EveryoneAstronomy Services by Tony & Carole La Conte
Atmospheric OpticsLuminous phenomena in the atmosphere - explained
Dark Sky InitiativeStargeezer's rant
StarDateMcDonald Observatory blog and podcast
Year in SpaceAstronomy events updated weekly
Free Astronomy SoftwareIt's all here, and it's all open source
Arizona darksky sitesDarkest skies in Arizona, by Howard Anderson (EVAC)
Cloudy Nights ClassifiedsBuy, sell, and trade all things astronomical
Best Telescopes for BeginnersGreat starter scopes for under $1000
Google SkyAstronomy plug-in for Google Earth
Cartes du CielOpen source digital planetarium, 5/5 stars rating
StellariumOpen source digital planetarium, 4.5/5 stars rating
Binocular reviewsComprehensive reviews of all binocular brands
Day/Night global mapBeautiful simulation of day/night on Earth in real-time
Astronomy & Space educationPortal to astronomy education resources for all ages
Planets for KidsAstronomy education activities for K-8
International Space StationBeautiful interactive 3D model of the ISS
  
COMMERCIAL SITES WITH ASTRONOMY CONTENT 
Space EducationAstronomy links for K-12 & adults
Love The Night SkyNice collection of astronomy resources
Starry Night LightsLight pollution solutions
Light pollution and ecologyLight pollution and ecology
Astronomy posters/art/prints100,000 classic and modern works to peruse