O'Neill Nebraska

Director - Mark Urwiller

Assistant Directors: Jay Rasmussen, Kay Wolfe, and Dan Glomski



If You Have Suggestions For Additional Links, Please E-mail Us!

Here's a new site which offers telescope advice and other resources for kids. 

It was suggested by students at the Brenham Community Center in Brenham Texas. 

I was told that some cake would reward the kids for their find!

Telescope and Astronomy Resources for Kids


Here's a link suggested by some students from El Paso County Colorado. It's pretty neat!  High Five Guys!



Searching for links on what telescope to buy? Need some star charts or books to go along with it? Want information on astrophotography? How about links to astronomy based magazines?

Your Search Has Brought You To The Right Place!


Would You Like To Join An Area Astronomy Club? Check Out The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers
(Click This Title)


Astronomy For Kids and Beginners

    http://www.kidsastronomy.com/   Astronomy for Kids

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/  Another website for Children

http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html  Another website for kids

http://www.ellejet.com/jets-observing-the-skys.php - This website was submitted by school students who visited this site.


What Are The Chances Of Seeing
An Auroral Display Tonight? Check It Out!

NOAA Spaceweather Prediction Center

The Interplanetary Magnetic Field


University of Alaska - Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute

Solar Terestrial Dispatch Homepage


How About A Site Which Allows You To Find Several Satellites From Your Location?

This Should Get You Off Your Seat Most Any Night!

Astronomical Magazines, Books Etc

   Astronomy Magazine

Sky Publishing Corporation (Sky and Telescope Magazine and a wealth of other materials!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/space_time/astronomy/   A Daily Astronomy Update

http://www.astronomynow.com/   A British Astronomy Magazine

Wilmann-Bell Inc.    An excellent source for astronomy books, atlases, and software!

http://www.astronomycafe.net/   The Astronomy Café



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http://www.astronomie.be/registax/index.html  Freeware Stacking Software For Digital Astrophotography

Telescopes and Associated Equipment


telescop.gif (1204 bytes)http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basics/12511616.html   Advice on your 1st telescope

telescop.gif (1204 bytes)http://science.howstuffworks.com/telescope.htm  Information on telescopes

telescop.gif (1204 bytes)The New Coulter Optical Company (Telescopes)

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telescop.gif (1204 bytes)Telescopes and Associated Materials - ( The Astronomy Mall! )

telescop.gif (1204 bytes)http://www.astromart.com/   Astronomy Classified Ads

telescop.gif (1204 bytes)http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/index.php    Astronomy Classified Ads and Telescope Reviews

telescop.gif (1204 bytes)http://www.obsessiontelescopes.com/    Obsession Telescopes!

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Astronomical Computer Programs and Star Charts!

http://freeware.intrastar.net/astronmy.htm    Freeware Astronomy Programs

http://www.midnightkite.com/software.html    Freeware Astronomy Programs

http://www.davidpaulgreen.com/software.html   Freeware Astronomy Programs

DeeoSky 2014   Deepsky Observing Planning Software


http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/   Cartes du Ciel – Freeware Star Charts!

http://www.uv.es/jrtorres/triatlas.html    Incredible Freeware Star Charts In 3 Versions!

http://www.astro-tom.com/messier/messier_finder_charts/messier_maps.htm  Messier Object Finder Charts With Telrad Overlays


Special Interest Links In Astronomy

The NASA Homepage!
NASA Homepage

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html   Astronomy Picture of the Day

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html  NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Site

http://hubblesite.org/     The Hubble Space Telescope Official Site

http://www.stsci.edu/resources/   The Space Telescope Science Institute

http://www.universetoday.com  Universe Today - This site contains information on space exploration and astronomy news which is updated each weekday!

http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/Cosmos/CosmicMysteryTour.html  Take the Cosmic Mystery Tour

http://exoplanet.eu/   Want to know the current number of planets currently know outside our solar system?

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_astronomy/   Astronomy in different wavelengths

http://shadowandsubstance.com/     This site features shockwave simulations for current events in the sky.

http://cometography.com/   Want to know just about anything about comets?  Check here!

http://www.aavso.org/    The American Association of Variable Star Observers

http://solar-center.stanford.edu/    A Source of Solar Information

http://www.michielb.nl/od95/  Basic Solar Information with videos

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/     Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

 http://astro.unl.edu/naap/splash/    Nebraska Astronomy Applet Collection

http://meteorshowersonline.com/index.html    Information on meteors

 http://www.imo.net/    The International Meteor Association

 http://www.amsmeteors.org/    The American Meteor Society

 http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/    The Clear Sky Clock

To Learn About Light Pollution And What You Can Do To Control Its Spread!
Check Out Our Light Pollution Page With Its Links!


 Information On Kearney And Nebraska

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Kearney Nebraska

Links To Other Astronomy Clubs, Organizations, and Observatories

Prairie Astronomy Club, Lincoln NE
Omaha Astronomical Society
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
The Astronomical League

http://obs.nineplanets.org/obs/obslist.html   A site containing links to other amateur observatories

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/   Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

 http://www.laas.org/   The Los Angeles Astronomical Society

Keep Looking Around!
Mark Urwiller - Web Page Administrator
Send comments to: mark.urwiller@gmail.com

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