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The mission of astronomyLINKS is to provide an index of the best astronomy and space related web sites found around the world on the Internet.


The goals of this web site are to:

...provide users with excellent links to astronomy and space related web sites.
...keep the headlines updated frequently.
...make the site is reasonably cross-platform compatible.
...ensure reasonable cross-browser compatibility, especially in NS, IE and Opera.
...keep the site viewable for at least 800x600 screen resolution, with no horizontal scroll bar at 640x480.
...make the site FAST loading with a low graphic load and a low JavaScript and HTML size per page. The goal is for each page to be around 50k or less in total download size.
...keep it visually pleasing; both men and women should enjoy it.
...make it easy to navigate.

This site was tested and found to render acceptably in Netscape 6.0, Mozilla 1.0 and Internet Explorer 5.x+, and on both Macintosh and Windows based computers.

If any of these goals were not met, please and let us know how we can improve your experience with this web site.


This web site is a service of the @stro pages, a web site specializing in amateur astronomy. It is run by Roger Herzler and you can see more about him at the @stro pages web site


astronomyLINKS sprung up as a result of the links page on the @stro pages simply becoming too huge. A re-design was considered when that page got too big, but then it was then realized that page could spin-off into the web site that you're visiting now.


Please feel free to e-mail us at or fill out our feedback form and let us know what's on your mind.


We've only submitted astronomyLINKS for one award, and it is our pleasure to announce that we won that award for the week of Sept. 22, 2002:

Griffith Observatory Star Award

We've also been honored with the following awards:

Western Observer's Website - Favorite Link

NJ Night Sky Site of the Month
NJ Night Sky Site of the Month


Updated 11/11/2016
:: astronomy headlines ::
> 'Supermoon' Forecast: The Moon Hasn't Been This Close in Almost 69 Years
> Princeton Team Directly Observes Planets Around Nearby Stars
> Cassini video shows methane clouds develop and fade over Titan
> Runaway Black Hole Flees Behemoth Galaxy
> Movie review: Arrival is the brilliant sci-fi this year needs
> The strange 'funnel' on Mars that scientists say could be the best place to look for alien life
> Astronomers Find Brown Dwarf 16,300 Light-Years Away
> The largest space scope ever built is finished
> New Beagle 2 data shows mission to Mars 'was so close to Mars success'
> NASA to launch fleet of hurricane-tracking SmallSats
> New theory of gravity might explain dark matter
:: spaceflight headlines::
> NASA's Earliest and Greatest Astronauts Star in New Exhibit
> Where Will President-Elect Trump Take American Space Endeavours?
> Should We Be Worried About SpaceX's Plan to Fuel the Falcon 9 with Astronauts on Board?
> Nat Geo's 'Mars' Miniseries Ready for Scientifically Accurate Liftoff
> Martian Exploration Company 'Mars One' Merges With Mobile Payment Company In Odd Restructuring
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