Today, in honor of the Perseid Meteor Shower and other cool celestial happenings (Comet Ison and lots of planets in the sky) – a selection of websites devoted to astronomy, astronomical objects and the viewing thereof:
Website for the magazine of the same name and a good place to start
Just like it says. Images are usually of deep space objects – some of the most beautiful imagery created by nature and only made accessible through science and technology
Another magazine gone web. It includes useful viewing aids.
The UK’s publication.
A great site for introducing the wonders of the heavens. (Good for adults too who don’t want to admit they don’t get it…yet)
Kitt Peak Observatory
Hawaii based observatory
A site devoted to correcting fictional errors in astronomy (all in fun)
An organization of amateur astronomy organizations
The Night Sky Network
An interactive map of the night sky
Imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope
Imagery from the Spitzer Space Telescope
The ESA’s work with the Hubble
The search for exoplanets.