South Cheshire Astronomical Society
We also have a number of "sister" websites that contain information / discussions about some of our activities:
Yahoo Forum - get involved / chat / discuss / swap tips ...
MySpace - videos & pictures
Local Astro Viewing Conditions courtesy of '7 Timer'.
BBC Science Space portal - A treasure trove of space/astronomy information and links. See in particular:
Windows to The Universe. An interesting website that will tell you anything you would like to know about everything, at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
For a daily updated gallery of beautiful space photographs visit Wired Science Space Photo of the Day.
Heavens Above - The one stop shop for details of when and where to spot the International Space Station, Iridium Flares, as well as a host of other astronomical sights. Informative & addictive!
SpaceFlightNow - The leading source for online space news.
International Meteor Organisation - Everything you've ever wanted to know (and more) about meteor showers.
Dark Skies - Our ability to enjoy the wonders of the night skies diminishes with each passing year due to the menace of Light Pollution. This site provides background as to what is be done to reduce this unnecessary waste.
For Beginners - courtesy of the BBC:
Commercial & Software
An Interesting Commercial Astronomical Instrumentation site with free information: Skopes'N'Skies Video Help Centre.
UK Astronomy Buy & Sell - UK's Trading Place for New & Used Telescopes and Accessories.
Stellarium - Probably the best free planetarium software currently available. Feature packed with gorgeous graphics, this Open Source program undergoes continuous development.
Virtual Moon Atlas - An awesome piece of free software that is virtually indispensable when you're observing the moon.
Registax - Free software that allows you to align and stack astronomical images to improve resolution
NEAT Image - Free software for removing noise from digital images
SkyMaps - Free starcharts, updated each month.
Astronomy Pictures & Video
You Tube - Views of the Universe to Music
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