Science Astronomy and Space

All About Space

Highlights this regular magazine devoted to space, space exploration and related technology. https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutSpaceMagazine spaceanswers

Astro-Chat

Long running forum devoted to astronomical chat.

The Astronomer

Magazine designed for the advanced amateur astronomer. Includes magazine index, subscription information and details of forthcoming events.

Astronomical Calendar

Provides astronomical data for each month, together with a guide to the sky at night.

Astronomy Know How

Includes guides and articles for those hoping to get started in astronomy.

Astronomy Now

Official site of this popular UK astronomy magazine, offering online articles, sky charts, news and subscription information.

Astronomy Shed

Providing an active discussion forum for keen astronomers.

AuroraWatch

Lancaster University's guide to a spectacular natural phenomenon, occasionally seen in the night sky over Britain. Includes an explanation, alerts, and contacts.

AuroraWatch UK

A Lancaster University project that monitors solar activity; offers a service to alert interested observers to the appearance of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights).

BBC Sky at Night

Monthly magazine based on the popular TV programme; includes subscription details, and information about current and past issues.

BBC Two: Stargazing Live

Three nights of live astronomy programmes from the BBC, presented by Professor Brian Cox in early January 2011. Includes live chat facility and details of many events being organised around the country to coincide with these programmes.

BBC: Explore the Solar System

Video clips from Wonders of the Solar System and BBC TV series and content from the radio archive.

Beagle 2 Project

Describes the British led effort to land on Mars, part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express Mission, launched in June 2003. Information about the science and technology background, the landing timeline, and last news.

Bristol Spaceplanes Limited

A company focused on spaceplane design, to realise low-cost access to space; includes a profile, details of their projects, and contacts.

Britain in Space

A personal view of British space projects through history.

British and Irish Meteorite Society (BIMS)

A group of meteorite researchers and amateur collectors. Includes a listing of meteorites that have fallen in Britain, background science, a forum, links, and contacts.

British Astronomical Association

The voice of amateur astronomy in the UK; information about membership, activities and projects, services, news, and publications.

British Interplanetary Society

Britain’s leading think tank on space development; offers membership information and details of current projects, including The BIS Lunar Spaceship, and Projects Daedalus and Icarus, both focusing on the design of interstellar probes.

Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Provides information on the facilities and expertise of this research unit, focusing on astronomical surveying.

Campaign for Dark Skies

Aims to preserve and restore the beauty of the night sky by campaigning against excessive, inefficient and irresponsible lighting; includes campaign materials, background on the issues, articles, and contacts.

Dark Sky Discovery

A network of national and local astronomy and environmental organisations provides a guide to places identified as great spots for stargazing - without light pollution.

Dark Sky Scotland

Champion's Scotland's areas of dark sky and runs a programme of amateur and educational astronomy events around Scotland. Includes information for schools and families and a downloadable beginners' booklet.

Earth and Space Foundation

Charity which provides funding for scientific studies in space exploration and environmental concerns. Includes art gallery and details of current and previous awards made.

Earth Impact Effects Program

Provides a calculator for working out the impact of an asteroid strike on the earth.

Galaxy Zoo

An Oxford University project which invites members of the public to classify thousands of galaxies according to shape.

Galloway Dark Sky Park

The UK's first Dark Sky for astronomy and stargazing; includes a guide to download, events diary, tips and resources, and a collection of podcasts.

Historic Falls

A meteorite collector based in London provides a library of articles and resources about the men and women who witnessed them, and about the rocks themselves.

HMNAO Astronomical Data Portal

The UK Hydrographic Office presents a wealth of freely available astronomical data.

International Year of Astronomy 2009

Features a calendar of events taking place across the UK to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. Also includes details of key projects, FAQ and funding information.

JBIS

Contains information about this journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

Meteor Watch

A collection of resources about meteors and observing them; also includes news about predicted meteor showers, photo galleries, and advice on recording them.

Meteorscan.com

An informal group of astronomers and radio enthusiasts with a special interest in meteor detection and radio astronomy. Describes their projects, with a calendar of meteor showers through the year.

The Monthly Skyguide

An online library of free star and constellation charts, and resources for the amateur astronomer; also available to download in PDF format.

Moon Landings

BBC archives examine the legacy of the space race and look ahead to the future, when mankind might make that giant leap once again.

MSG Meteorites

An enthusiastic collector specialising in meteorites which have fallen in the UK and Ireland; includes a library of articles, background science, and contacts.

Night Sky Hunter

Features beautiful night sky photography from the UK, plus astronomy news and information about aurora and comets.

The Observatory Magazine

Carries scientific notes and papers, reports the meetings of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society and has an active correspondence section.

Project Icarus

Joint Tau Zero Foundation and British Interplanetary Society Initiative which aims to design a credible interstellar probe.

RAL Space

Based at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, carrying out world-class space research and technology development.

Royal Astronomical Society

The UK's leading professional body for astronomy and astrophysics, geophysics, and planetary sciences. Includes their support programmes, library and archives, education resources, and lecture schedule.

Sky at Night

Official site of this iconic astronomy and space TV programme presented by Sir Patrick Moore.

Society for the History of Astronomy

Membership society for astronomy historians; features news, outreach opportunities and details of current projects and special interest groups.

Society of Popular Astronomy

Group of astronomers promoting activities intended for beginner and advanced sky watchers. Presents calendar of events and details on membership.

Space Forum

Offering a discussion forum for those interested in both space technology and amateur astronomy.

The Space Group

A specialist group of the Royal Aeronautical Society; information about membership, events, and news.

Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS)

Part of Lancaster University's Department of Physics, focussed on the study of solar-terrestrial physics and its effects on communication systems.

Space Technology Centre - University of Dundee

A centre of research on spacecraft technology within the School of Computing; includes a guide to their projects and research, international collaborations, research activities, and teaching.

Spaceguard UK

Dedicated to studying the threats to earth from collisions with asteroids and comets. Provides visitor information and news, plus a wealth of information on near earth objects. Located in Knighton, Powys, Wales.

Spaceport Scotland

Promotes Scotland as being the ideal location for the UK's first spaceport.

SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd)

Delivers small operational and commercial satellite missions; includes a company profile, with information about their products, services, and facilities.

STAAR Research (Space Technology Applications and Astronomy Research)

The Scottish rocket programme; describes their research into waverider spaceplane technology. Also supports Space Education and runs rocketry workshops for educational and public events.

Stargazers Lounge

Active astronomy discussion forum.

The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission

Describes UK involvement in NASA's Swift satellite with a Gamma-Ray Burst detector and X-ray and optical telescopes. Also includes data, details of how to access and use it, news, training, and contacts.

UK Astronomy Forum

Discussion board where UK based astronomers can talk and ask/answer questions.

UK Solar System Data Centre (UKSSDC)

Facilitates access to both local and distributed (UK and international) datasets for scientists in the UK; includes registration details.

UK Space Agency

Launched to bring all UK civil space activities under one management. Includes an overview of their programmes and the sector, with learning resources, publications, news, and contacts.

United Kingdom Astro Imaging Group

Active astrophotography discussion forum, catering to all levels of experience.

Virgin Galactic

Home of Richard Branson's company, which plans to plans to provide sub-orbital spaceflights to the paying public; includes full details of the project with news, career opportunities and video.

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