Astronomy & Space


* Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn
* Mars
* Matariki
* Magazines and News
* Observatories
* Space Agencies
* Space Shuttle
* Transit of Venus


* A Dictionary of Astronomy
Published by Oxford University Press, 1997. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Space Sciences
A broad survey of the space sciences from the history of space exploration to the future of "space business". Includes biographies of scientists and information about the space-related job market. Chronology of space exploration. Ed. Pat Dasch. Macmillan Reference USA, 2002.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Amazing Space
A collection of online, interactive, educational resources. Using spectacular Hubble images, explore the universe while learning the principles of math and science.
* Astronomical Almanac
The Astronomical Almanac is a joint publication of the U. S. Nautical Almanac Office in the United States (USNO) and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) in the United Kingdom. The printed version contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites, data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year, and serves as a world-wide standard for such information. This online version extends the printed version by providing data best presented in machine-readable form. Online data are provided for several years. The latest update to The Astronomical Almanac Online provides data that accompanies the 2006 edition of The Astronomical Almanac.
* Astronomical Information
from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
* Astronomical Knowledge of the Māori
By Elsdon Best. Dominion Museum, 1922
* Astronomy @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* AstronomyNZ
* Auckland Astronomical Society Auckland
founded in 1922 is New Zealand's largest astronomical society.
* BBCi Space
* Canterbury Astronomical Society
* Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
* Galaxy Zoo
Learn about galaxy types and advance science by contributing to a database of analyses.
* Google Moon
Google’s map of the moon includes lunar landing sites and other information for the 40th anniversary of the Apollo missions.
* Google Sky
Google’s map of the night sky – check out the solar system, constellations and deep space.
* GReat Images in NASA (GRIN) photo database
GRIN contains over 1,000 historically significant images from NASA
* Heavens-Above!
Aims is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information.
* Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble sees the raw beauty of the universe from above Earth's atmosphere and sends back a portrait of the universe in exquisite detail.
* Hubble Space Telescope Gallery of images
See what Hubble sees.
* Human Spaceflight - International Space Station
* Kennedy Space Center
NASA's Florida launch center for the Space Shuttle. Includes news, information on viewing launches, maps and guides to facilities
* Map-a-Planet
Access global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety of missions in an easy to use web interface. Customize and download your own image maps of the Moon, Mars, Venus, and other planets and moons.
* NASA History Program
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space.
* National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
* National Air & Space Museum (NASM) Washington
History, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. Includes pages from the Centre for Earth and Planetary Studies, the Regional Planetary Image Facility and the Space Shuttle Photograph Repository. A Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
* The Nine Planets
Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.
* Phys Org
Science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics including physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies.
* Planetary Photojournal
NASA's Image Access provides publicly released images from various Solar System exploration programs.
* The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman to encourage the exploration of our solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life.
* Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand
* Russian Space Web
History, development and deployment of Russian rockets, satellites and space craft. Detailed references and scientific notes
* Sounds of Space
These are the "sounds of space" collected by University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy instruments on various spacecraft.
* Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Home of the Hubble Space Telescope, and other Astronomy resources.
* Space Weather Now
Non-technical information and an assortment of images detailing current space weather, summaries describing auroras, plots of current auroral ovals on the poles, and viewing information for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
* Stonehenge Aotearoa
Stonehenge Aotearoa, a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge, is intended to inspire New Zealanders to explore and experience for themselves how technologies of ancient times were used, and still can be used, to give practical and detailed information on the seasons, time and navigation.
* Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.
* Transit of Venus Voyages in time and space
Celebrating the first Transit of Venus to take place in 120 years (8th June, 2004). Information about the Transit of Venus, Cook's Voyages, the Astronomy of the Transit and Waka Voyaging. Created by the University of Auckland.
* The Universe: at home in the cosmos
* University of Canterbury - Physics and Astronomy Department
* Voyager Golden Record
The Voyager spacecraft carries this 'golden record' containing "sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth".
* We choose the moon
Real-time interactive recreation of the Apollo moon landing mission.