Deep Space Art: Links to Interesting Sites

In no particular order, here's a potpourri of links to other sites you might enjoy, starting with four biggies, and I'll add to it. Want me to add one of your faves? Contact me at jodietighe @, and I'll check it out.

Telescope Guide: Your One-Stop Resource for Getting Started with Telescopes & Astronomy
Our goal is to spark a life-long passion for the wonder & beauty of the universe. Featuring education, inspiration, reviews, advice, and more.

Business Coast Saver:  Learning the Astronomy Lingo

If you’re brand new to astronomy, the practice can feel a little intimidating. In many respects, it’s akin to learning a new language – almost literally, when we consider the amount of Latin terms that are used. Your first step will be to master the terminology.   I love this site...All the space news you could want, more comprehensible (at least to this non-astrophysicist) than some of the main government or scientific sites, and great photos. Tech, spaceflight, current skywatching, space-related entertainment, reference articles, SETI, image galleries and more. There's a sign-up for their email list. 

Astronomy Picture of the Day  Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. (from their description of APOD:) "Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured in an email to you, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer." Well worth the sign-up!  All things NASA:  news, events, their launches and TV schedules, missions, their calendar, multimedia (images, videos, NASA TV, etc.), their blogs, social media and NASA apps, a sign-up for their email list, and information about NASA itself, including careers. The website of Astronomy magazine. What, you don't subscribe? Why not? It's gorgeous, and accessible even if you aren't a rocket scientist! You'll keep issues; you'll hoard them and gloat over them; you may never loan out a single one.... Current news and skywatching guides, equipment reviews, great articles for both beginners and more knowledgeable readers, observing essentials, conference schedules, guides to astrophotography, and tons of breathtaking photos, some from readers. Subscriptions to the print journal give you access to even more online content. (I do not work for Astronomy nor know anyone who does, do not own any part of it, and this is a totally unsolicited blurb from me. I just like the magazine.)  The Sky At Night From Your Patio.
A student's tutor told me about this site, which has a lot of links to astronomy resources for younger people. However, lots of the resources work for everyone, not just students. Here's what the tutor said:
"While looking for more related resources, she found this great page on astronomy. She was hoping that you may find it useful and beneficial to your web visitors. She'd love to make an educational contribution and would love to see it up with your other valuable resources." 
I'm happy to oblige! Besides the stars and deep space and astronomy in general, the site has links to lots of material about our Moon and our solar system.'s Astronomy collection has over 80,000 images! They're a royalty-free stock photography agency who adds over 25,000 top quality images each day. Once an image is purchased from their site for their one-time purchase price (which can be as low as $1.00 - $3.00), the user can use that photo in almost any way without having to pay any royalties. You don't need an account or subscription to canstockphoto. I plan to browse them for source images.