Useful external links
News stories of general astronomical interest can be found at:
Information for professional astronomers is available in the form of recent IAU Circulars.
Maps of the night sky (as seen from northern temperate latitudes), and other information, are provided by:
More general facilities for sky maps are available from:
HM Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO)
HMNAO provides a range of astronomical information, from positions of celestial objects to eclipse predictions.
Buy a star
If you want to 'buy a star' for a loved one, we have some advice for you.
Starting in astronomy
The International Space Station
The easiest way to see the International Space Station is by using NASA's 'by city' listings.
Archives and databases
A range of resources for astronomical images
Journals and periodicals
Organizations and societies
Major national and international astronomical organizations
Satellites and planetary missions
Home pages for space missions in astronomy and planetary sciences
Further comprehensive lists of resources
Astronomical software (mostly) for home use
RAS fact sheets
RAS Library Information Sheets