• Star Date: From the University of Texas McDonald Observatory
• Your Sky: An on-line interactive planetarium where you can make your own sky map
• Stellarium: Free planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3 D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Set your coordinates and enjoy.
While it’s not the same as lying back in one of those special chairs at the local planetarium, you can observe the sky digitally, pause to find out more about a constellation and pretend your are any where in the world stargazing via Neave Planetarium.
Find a Club, Museum, Observatory, Planetarium near you
• Astronomy Clubs
• Night Sky Network from NASA
• Sky and Telescope
Want to do more than observe stars for a night? NASA’s Citizen Scientists has established programs where people can volunteer to help the astronomy community. Such programs include: Be a Martian, improving Martian maps; HiWish, deciding where the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will point its camera; Lunar Impacts, monitor the rates and sizes of large meteoroids striking the moon’s dark side. You can also sign up for NASA’s e-mail updates on a variety of topics.