Subject Guide

National Air and Space Museum Library

Aeronautics: Art

  • Aircraft Images

    Collection of military aircraft images

  • NASA Dryden Aircraft Photograph Collection

    This collection contains digitized photos of many of the unique research aircraft flown at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, California. These images date from the 1940s to the present. No copyright protection is asserted for these photographs.

  • World War I Modeling

    Information about creating W.W.I aircraft models, including numerous illustrations

Aeronautics: Associations Societies

Aeronautics: Education

Aeronautics: General

Aeronautics: Libraries Archives

Aeronautics: Museums

Aeronautics: Other Resources

Aeronautics: Smithsonian Resources

Aeronautics: U.S. Government

Astronomy: General

  • AbsoluteAstronomy

    General facts and information site on astronomy

  • Astronomical Almanac Online

    Online astronomical almanac jointly maintained by the U. S. Nautical Almanac Office in the United States (USNO) and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) in the United Kingdom

  • Astronomy Dictionary and Glossary

    Astronomy dictionary and glossary

  • Astronomy Thesaurus

    Astronomical thesaurus maintained by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Australian National University

  • Astroweb

    General, searchable astronomy site with links to astronomy-related information on the Internet

  • Earth and Sky

    Site of the award-winning science radio program Earth and Sky

  • Space.com

    Site that provides information everything space

  • Sunrise/Sunset Calendars

    Site provides sunrise and sunset times, as well as moonrise and moonset times

  • Wikisky

    Wikisky.org uses the wiki-eye on space. Use the draggable space model with highlighted constellations, submit your own star information and view a model of the stars that are above you in real time

Astronomy: Image Collections

Astronomy: Libraries

Astronomy: News

Astronomy: Observatories

  • Allegheny Observatory

    Observatory affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The observatory is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Apache Point Observatory

    Observatory located in the Sacramento Mountains in Sunspot, New Mexico

  • Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory

    Observatory located in Boone, North Carolina affiliated with Appalachian State University

  • Cloudbait Observatory

    Robotic observatory located in the Colorado Rockies (Guffey, Colorado)

  • College of Staten Island Astrophysical Observatory

    NASA funded observatory located at the College of Staten Island, New York

  • Custer Institute and Observatory

    Observatory located on Long Island, New York

  • Dudley Observatory

    Observatory located in Albany, New York. It is the oldest independent astronomical research organization in the United States.

  • Gemini Observatory

    Observatory with two Gemini telescopes at two different sites, Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Cero Pachon, Chile.Cerro Pachón, Chile

  • Griffith Observatory

    Observatory located in Los Angeles, California. The observatory sits on s south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in L.A.'s Griffith Park, it commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.

  • Kitt Peak National Observatory

    The observatory is United States astronomical observatory located on the Quinlan Mountains in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert on the Tohono O'odham Nation, southwest of Tucson, Arizone. The observatory is considered to be part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), although some of the telescopes located here, belong to other groups such as the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. With 23 telescopes, it is the largest, most diverse gathering of astronomical instruments in the world

  • Lick Observatory

    Observatory located on the summit of Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose, California. It is owned and operated by the University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Mauna Kea Observatories

    The observatories, managed by the University of Hawaii, are located on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The facilities are located in a 500-acre special land use zone known as the "Astronomy Precinct," which is located in the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.

  • McDonald Observatory

    Observatory located the town of Fort Davis, Texas. The observatory is under the auspices of the University of Texas, Austin

  • Minneapolis Planetarium

    The Minneapolis Planetarium is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Mount Wilson Observatory

    Observatory located on Mount Wilson in Southern California.

  • National Solar Observatory

    The National Solar Observatory has two observing facility locations: Kitt Peak, Arizona and Sacramento Peak, New Mexico

  • Ott Planetarium

    The Ott Planetarium is located at Webster State University, Ogden, Utah

  • Palomar Observatory

    Observatory is located in North San Diego County, San Diego, California. It is home to five telescopes, and is under the auspices of the California Institute of Technology

  • Steward Observatory

    Observatory located at the University of Arizona, Tucson

  • U.S. Naval Observatory

    One of the oldest scientific agencies in America. Official Source of Time for the Department of Defense (DoD),lobal Positioning System (GPS),and a Standard of Time for the United States

  • University of Virginia Observatories

    Observatories either located on the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville, Virgina or observatories that area affiliated with the University of Virginia

  • Van Vleck Observatory

    Observatory located at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

  • Yerkes Observatory

    Observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, affiliated with the University of Chicago

Astronomy: Planetaria

Astronomy: Publications

  • Sky and Telescope

    Astronomy magazine is considered to be the premier astronomy magazine

  • The Astronomer

    Online edition of astronomy magazine for the advance amateur

Earth Sciences: Remote Sensing

Earth Sciences: Smithsonian Institution Resources

Space Sciences: Astronomy

Space Sciences: Astrophysics

Space Sciences: Commercial

Space Sciences: Exploration

Space Sciences: General

Space Sciences: History of Space Sciences

Space Sciences: Organizations

  • Aerospace Corporation

    The Aerospace Corporation is a federally funded research and development center in support of national-security, civil and commercial space programs

  • Aerospace Legacy Foundation

    The goal of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation is to preserve Southern California's aviation and aerospace heritage

  • Association of Space Explorers

    The Association of Space Explorers is an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 300 individuals from 30 nations who have flown in space

  • European Space Agency

    Comprised of fourteen member states which promote cooperation in space research and technology for scientific purposes

  • International Space Agency

    The International Space Agency, ISA, International Space Administration, is an international "global" civil space organization that represents and supports, both, government and non-governmental, entities, organizations, and persons

  • Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute is a research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.

  • MIT Center for Space Research

    MIT's major space research programs in cosmology, astrophysics and flight experiments

  • Satellite Industry Association

    The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers

  • Space Foundation

    The Space Foundation is one of the world's premier nonprofit organizations supporting space activities, space professionals and education

  • The Mars Society

    TThe Mars Society's goal is the exploration and settlement of Mars

Space Sciences: Smithsonian Institution Resources

Astronomy: Clubs, Departments and Societies