AstroWeb: Astronomy Departments

ADaptive Optics Near Infra-red System (ADONIS)
This research group is part of the Paris Meudon Observatory. Experimental server.
ARPEGES Department (Observatoire de Paris)
Departement d'Astronomie Radio Planetaire et Cometaire Extragalactique Galactique Et Stellaire [in French]
ATNF - Australia Telescope National Facility (CSIRO)
CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is an organisation that supports and undertakes research in radio astronomy. It operates the Australia Telescope, the collective name for a set of radio telescopes in New South Wales. These telescopes are used, individually or together, to study objects in the Universe ranging from the remains of dead stars to entire galaxies.
Aarhus University - Institute of Physics and Astronomy
Academia Sinica's Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA)
ASIAA is a research institute founded in 1993 at Taipei, Taiwan, to study the universe and its constituents observationally and theoretically. ASIAA's initial emphasis is on radio astronomy. ASIAA has joined the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland millimeter Array (BIMA) as a 10% partner sinice 1994. ASIAA is adding two elements to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Sub-Mn-Array (SMA) (the SMART project) to become a 15% partner of this frontier facility which is to be completed before the year 2000.
American Astronomical Society - Division of Dynamical Astronomy (DDA)
The object of the American Astronomical Society Division on Dynamical Astronomy is the advancement of all aspects of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, stellar dynamics, the dynamics of the interstellar medium and galactic dynamics, and coordination of such research with other branches of science.
Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO)
Ankara University - Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Firenze)
English Version.
Arizona State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy (ASU)
The ASU Physics and Astronomy Department website provides information about our department, links for alumni, and a service for all students, staff, and faculty.
Armagh Observatory (Ireland)
Information on research programme and staff. Access to some Armagh Preprints and historical documentation.
Astro Space Center (ASC)
The Astro Space Center as a branch of Lebedev Institute of Physics has a number of commitments for space experiments in the areas of upper atmospheric, solar, and astronomical research aboard Radioastron , Kvant and other space projects. Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include interferometric observations, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of astronomical ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. The division maintains facilities to design, construct, assemble, and calibrate space experiments.
Astronomical Institute
This is the homepage of the Astronomical Institute " Anton Pannekoek" in Amsterdam. It gives information on the Institute, the peoples homepages, several links to astronomical things etc.
Astronomical Institute Ondrejov, Prague (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
The Institute's research is carried in five research departments: Solar Physics, Stellar Physics, Interplanetary Matter Department, Near-Earth Space Physics, and Dynamical Astronomy.
Astronomical Institute, University of Berne (AIUB)
Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn (AIUB)
The Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn consists of three departments: 1. Radioastronomisches Institut - Radio Astronomy Department (RAIUB) 2. Sternwarte Bonn - Optical Astronomy Department (Sternwarte) 3. Institut fr Astrophysik und extraterrestrische Physik - Department for Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IAEF)
Astronomisches Institut der Ruhr-Universitt Bochum (AI-RUB)
Local information about the institute, the research groups and actual Astro-News. There also is an Astro-Flame-Wall.
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Heidelberg (ARI)
The Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) is a state institute for research in astronomy of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. It is closely linked to the University of Heidelberg.
The main research areas of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut are astrometry and stellar dynamics. The institute provides also astronomical services by issueing basic data for the calendar, ephemerides, and bibliographies.
Astrophysics and Radiation Measurements Group
The interests in astrophysics of the Astrophysics and Radiation Measurements Group (NIS-2) focus on gamma-ray bursts, x-ray binaries, accretion- and rotation-powered pulsars, neutron star dynamics, atomic processes in astrophysical sources, soft x-ray and EUV backgrounds, and EUV and soft x-ray transients such as flare stars. An important mission of the group is to develop new types of optical, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma-ray detectors for ground and space applications. The group has flown high-energy instruments on Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the ISEE-3 (ICE), P78-1, Vela satellites, and the Japanese satellite Ginga. The group is currently developing experiments for several scientific missions including the X-ray Multimirror Mission (XMM), High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE), MARS-96, and the MOXE all sky x-ray monitor on the Russian Spectrum X-Gamma satellite project, and is the lead institution operating the Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors (ALEXIS) satellite and its wide field-of-view ultrasoft x-ray telescope array. The group is actively participating in Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) and Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) research through several guest investigator projects, and is also involved in establishing the growing-up Fenton Hill Observatory in the Jemez mountains, which includes an ultra-high-energy gamma-ray telescope, Milagro.
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)
The Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP) is a research institute with two main directions of research activity:
Australian Defence Force Academy - Astronomy (ADFA)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group of the School of Physics, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, The University of New South Wales. Containing information on research interests and personnel.
Australian National University - Relativity Group
Australian National University Astrophysical Theory Centre (ANU ATC)
The Astrophysical Theory Centre (ATC) is a joint enterprise between Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories and Physics within the Faculty of Science, and the School of Mathematical Sciences. The ATC works with other Australian and International centres, contributing to Australia's world leading research on the nature of Stars, Galaxies and the Universe.
Basel Theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics Group (tNPA Uni Basel)
This is Quasar, the server of the theoretical Nuclear/Particle Physics and Astrophysics groups at the Dept. of Physics of the University of Basel, Switzerland. The server offers information on people, research topics, publications, and teaching as well as personal home pages and preprints. Research topics in astrophysics include nucleosynthesis, type I and II supernovae, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear physics far from stability, neutrino physics; other research interests are atomic physics and chaos. (For a full list, take a look at the server)!
Basel University Astronomical Institute
Beijing Astrophysics Center (BAC)
Jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University.
Beijing astronomical Observatory (BAO)
The Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO) is a comprehensive institute primarily engaged in astrophysics research. The observatory, with its headquarters located in Beijing, has five observing sites: the Xinglong, Miyun, Huairou, Shahe and Tianjin stations. The main research programs include stellar physics, extragalactic studies, solar physics, radio astronomy, atomic time and frequency service, solar activity prediction, artificial satellite observation and history of astronomy, as well as astronomical techniques.
Berkeley - Space Sciences Laboratory
HEAD The High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. SPRG The Space Physics Research Group. SERENDIP The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations. HOU The Hands-On Universe Program. COBE The Cosmic Background Explorer. EAG The Experimental Astrophysics Group. ISI The Infrared Spatial Interferometer Group. CEA The Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics. ORFEUS The Orbiting Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometers and The Berkeley Spectrometer.
Besancon Observatory
Bologna Astronomical Observatory
Includes history, research activities, photos, preprints and a visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from the collection.
Bologna Institute of Radioastronomy (C.N.R.)
The Institute provides scientists with radio telescopes to study of the physics of radio sources. The Institute operates two stations, respectively in Medicina (Bologna) and Noto (Siracusa), with a total of 3 radio telescopes: The "Northern Cross" radio telescope (600 m x 600 m) for low frequency observations and 2 single-dish antennas (32 M), designed mainly for VLBI observations.
Bologna University - Department of Astronomy (Italy)
Bonn University - Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (IAEF)
[in German]
Bonn University - Radio Astronomical Institute (RAI)
Bonn University Observatory - Sternwarte der Universitaet Bonn
Observations mainly in the optical spectral range are used for galactic and extragalactic research. The Sternwarte operates the Observatorium Hoher List about 100 km from Bonn.
Bonn VLBI group (GIUB)
The VLBI group at the Geodetic Institute of the University of Bonn (GIUB) has been persuing the use of Very Long Baseline Interferometry for Geodesy and Astrometry since the late seventies and is operating one of the few existing centers for the scheduling, correlation and postprocessing of geodetic VLBI observations.
Bordeaux Observatory
Astronomical Observatory in Bordeaux, France. Research activities are in the following fields: astrometry, planet atmospheres, solar physics, and radioastronomy.
Boston University Astronomy Department (BU)
Boulder, Colorado - Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS)
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences teaches and researches the areas of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Science, Plasma Physics, Solar Physics, and Space Physics.
The department is also affiliated with Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory on campus.
Bristol Astrophysics Group home page
Links to the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry pursuits of the University of Bristol Physics and Chemistry Departments.
Brown University - Astronomy (Brown)
Lists Faculty, Courses, Brown Observatories, etc.
Bureau des Longitudes (IMCCE - BdL)
The BdL (Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides du Bureau des Longitudes) publishes ephemerides and performs research activities related to solar system objects, celestial mechanics and astrometry.
Butler University - Physics and Astronomy
CASS - High Energy Astrophysics
CEA Saclay - Astrophysics Department (DAPNIA)
Département d'Astrophysique, de physique des Particules, de physique Nucléaire et de l'Instrumentation Associée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, (CEA), Saclay, France.
DAPNIA combines the three disciplines: Astrophysics (SAp), Nuclear Physics (SPhN), Particule Physics (SPP).
CSIRO - Telecommunications & Industrial Physics (CSIRO - TIP)
This server is operated by the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility and CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, located in Sydney, Australia. The Parkes Radio Observatory is also operated by ATNF. The top-level menu contains: ATNF Site Guides and General Information, The ATNF FTP Server - Documentation (See the README file first), The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes Catalogue '90, The ATNF FTP Server - Parkes, MIT, NRAO Survey, The ATNF FTP Server - COMRAD database.

There is also an FTP server , with contents: Various AIPS tasks and support routines for the processing of Australia Telescope data; Observing proposals and documentation related to the use and operation of the Australia Telescope, including vistors guides to all the ATNF sites; The Karma package (library and applications for Signal and Image Processing; A spectral line reduction package which can read a number of formats including those used by the Parkes 64m telescope; Another spectral line reduction package specifically for the reduction of spectral line data from the Parkes 64m telescope; - README
Cagliari Astronomical Observatory (International Latitude Station)
The Cagliari Astronomical Observatory was established as International Latitude Astronomical Station of Carloforte in 1899, a small town of the sardinian island of S. Pietro. It has been, for about 80 years, one of the five international stations devoted to study the Earth rotation and polar motion. Observations with the zenital telescope were carried out, except in the period of the second world's war. Starting from 1978, the headquarters were moved to Punta Sa Menta, a site 15 km far from Cagliari which has the same latitude of the Carloforte station. (Satellite Laser Ranging, Astrophysics, Planetary Dynamics, Time Laboratory, Data Processing).
CalTech - High Energy Astrophysics Group
CalTech - Infrared Astrophysics Group
Much of the research done by members of the group is performed at the Palomar 5-meter telescope, in the " near infrared" range of the electromagnetic spectrum between wavelengths of 1 and 5 microns.
CalTech - Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
This division is concerned with the very small--such as the nature of elementary particles and their interactions--and the very large--for example, the size of the universe.
CalTech - Planetary Astronomy
CalTech - Space Radiation Laboratory
Includes: Cosmic Ray Physics and Astrophysics ; High Energy Astrophysics (X-rays and gamma-rays) ; Computational Astrophysics
CalTech - Submillimeter Wave Astrophysics Group
This group operates a single-dish submillimeter telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii for the astronomy community under contract from the NSF.
CalTech Astronomy
CalTech Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Group (TAPIR)
The Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group is part of the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at CalTech.
Cambridge (UK) Institute of Astronomy (IoA)
Cambridge University Astronomy
Includes: Institute of Astronomy (IoA) Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Royal Greenwich Observatory Astronomer Place Index (via gateway ), People Index (via gateway ), Postal Index (via gateway ), a Catalog of Galactic SNR's , and more
Cambridge X-Ray Astronomy Group (IoA, Cambridge)
Home page of the X-Ray Astronomy Group at the Instittue of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. This server provides information on the Group's research activities and links to other useful astronomical WWW sites.
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a national research centre for studies in theoretical astronomy and related subjects; it is hosted by the University of Toronto. CITA has two primary missions: a Canadian one - to foster interaction in the Canadian theoretical astrophysics community, and also between theorists and observational astronomers; the other is an international one - to be a world-class centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics.
Cantabria - Astrophysics Department
Astrophysics Department of the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria at Santander, Spain. This is a center supported by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Cantabria. People here works in Extragalactic Astrophysics.
Canterbury University, Physics and Astronomy departments
Cardiff Star Formation Group (UK)
Welcome to the home page of the Cardiff Star Formation Group, part of the Physics and Astronomy Department at UWCC. We conduct numerical simulations of star formation running on the Cray YMP at Oxford and local Sun workstations
Cardiff University Physics and Astronomy (Cardiff)
Carnegie Institution Observatories (OCIW)
Carter Observatory
Carter Observatory is the National Observatory of New Zealand.
Case Western Reserve University Astronomy Department (CWRU)
Catania Astrophysical Observatory (OAC)
Daily solar images (chromosphere and photosphere).
Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO)
The Center's mission is to develop state-of-the-art adaptive optics systems for the many large telescope projects currently under development by Steward Observatory in collaboration with a number of partners worldwide.
Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA)
Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA)
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), founded in 1985, is affiliated with the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The APS department offers a graduate program in the two related areas, and students obtain basic theoretical knowledge common to both before specializing. CASA personnel have active research programs. In Astrophysics, the major topics include: Stars (proto-, hot, cool, and the Sun), Interstellar and Intergalactic Matter, Extragalactic Astronomy, High-Energy Astrophysics, Origins, and X-ray/UV/IR Instrumentation.
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA)
Centre d'Analyse des Images (CAI)
The CAI, a laboratory of INSU/CNRS, in Paris, France. It hosts the MAMA (Machine a Mesurer pour l'Astronomie) measuring machine, a photographic plate digitising facility. Among other scientific projects, the CAI contributes to the EROS and DUO searches for microlensing events. (Server in French).
Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements (CESR)
The CESR-CNRS is a CNRS unit (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), associated with the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and selected by CNES (Agence francaise de l'espace); it is the laboratory of space astrophysics for the large Southwest area in France. Its missions include: Research in Astrophysics; Instrumental developments ; Teaching and diffusion of science.
Centre de Recherche en Geodynamique et Astrometrie (CERGA)
This scientific department of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur is located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern. The scientific activities cover fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA is in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar-laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations.
Charles University Prague, Astronomical Institute
The site of the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague provides information about personnel, research, and lectures.
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel - Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Research Areas:
College of Charleston, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Columbia University - Astronomy and Astrophysics
This is the homepage for the Columbia University Astronomy Department.
Concepcion University, Astronomy Group (Chile)
The Astronomy Group of the Universidad of Concepcion (Chile) studies Cepheids, Be Stars, Cataclysmic Variables, Dwarf Novae, Cluster's Distance.
Copenhagen University Observatory
Cornell University - Department of Astronomy
Cracow Observatory
The Astronomical Observatory is an institute in Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Nowadays the scientific staff of 36 people works on: physics of comets, photometry of variable stars, solar radio emission observations, investigation of extragalactic radio sources, active galactic nuclei, interstellar and intergalactic matter, physics of galaxies, large scale structure of the Universe and theoretical cosmology.
DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky (DENIS - Meudon)
This research group is part of the Paris Meudon Observatory.
Daeyang Observatory, Sejong University
Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI, Denmark)
Dartmouth College Physics and Astronomy
In space physics, active areas of research include theoretical studies of space plasmas, computer simulations of plasmas, studies of auroral particle acceleration and heating, investigations of the ionosphere and magnetosphere, and studies of geomagnetic storms. The observational space physics program at Dartmouth uses ground-based, rocket-launched, and satellite instrumentation to study the ionosphere and magnetosphere. Observational work in astronomy is carried out not only at the MDM Observatory, but at national and international facilities including the Hubble Space Telescope. Ongoing research includes optical, UV and X-ray studies of supernovae and supernova remnants, investigations of the interstellar medium, shock waves, and Wolf-Rayet stars, optical studies of X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variable stars. Additional work focuses on cosmology, the large-scale structure of the universe, and the end states of stellar evolution. The theoretical particle physics and cosmology group at Dartmouth conducts research into general relativity, field theory, particle physics and phase transitions in the early universe, and baryogenesis, as well as investigations of star formation and the origins of large scale structure in the universe.
Departement Atomes et Molecules en Astrophysique (DAMAP, Observatoire de Paris)
Departement d'Astronomie Fondamentale (DANOF)
Department of Fundamental Astronomy at Observatoire de Paris (in French).
Departement d'Astronomie Solaire (DASOP, Observatoire de Paris)
Department of Solar Astronomy at Observatoire de Paris.
Departement d'Astrophysique Extragalactique et de Cosmologie (DAEC)
The DAEC is the the Département d'Astrophysique Extragalactique et de Cosmologie. It is a department of the Paris Meudon observatory, located in Meudon near Paris, France.
Departement d'Astrophysique Relativiste et de Cosmologie (DARC)
The Departement of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, is a laboratory of the French C.N.R.S. and also attached to the Paris-Meudon Observatory.
Departement d'Astrophysique Stellaire et GALactique (DASGAL, Observatoire de Paris)
The stellar and galactic astrophysic departement (DASGAL) is one of the scientific department of the Paris-Meudon-Nançay Observatory (France). It is also the CNRS associated research unit 335.
Departement de Radioastronomie Millimetrique (DEMIRM, Observatoire de Paris)
The Departement of Millimetric Radioastronomy (DEMIRM) is located in the Paris-Meudon Observatory and in the physics departement of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS).
Departement de Recherche Spatiale (DESPA, Observatoire de Paris)
The Space Research department of Paris Observatory (DESPA) is working in the field of scientific research in plasma physics, astronomy and planetology, through the development of space instrumentation. It is also active in the field of theoretical numerical simulation, and in the field of ground-based observational astronomy through the development of advanced technology (e.g. adaptive optics).
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)
The DAO is operated by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) through its Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA) as a national centre for astronomical research within Canada, with emphasis on UV, optical and IR astronomy. The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is a group within the DAO which is responsible for the Canadian archive of data from the Hubble Space Telescope as well the archive of data from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope. DAO's Facilty Manual is now online.
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory [English] (DRAO)
DRAO is a national facility operated by the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics of the National Research Council of Canada. The synthesis telescope is particularly suited to comprehensive studies of the interstellar medium, extended Galactic nebulae and star-forming regions, and of nearby galaxies. The other instruments are a 26-m paraboloid and a solar flux monitoring system. Observing proposals are welcome from all interested astronomers.
Dunsink Observatory Homepage
The Dunsink Observatory homepage provides useful links to other astronomical and academic institutions, software, search engines and other links of local interest.
ESO Bulletin Board
Midas; Computer; Info; Garching; La Silla; Sest; Pinboard
ESTEC - European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC)
European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, one of the three centers of the European Space Agency (ESA).
ETH Institute of Astronomy (ETH Zurich)
The Institute of Astronomy at ETH Zurich includes the three following research groups: Solar Physics; Stellar and Interstellar Physics; Computer Simulations and Data Processing.
Ecole Normale Superieure - Departement de Physique (ENS)
Physics departement of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS). [in French]
Estacion Astronomica Rio Grande (EARG)
Estación de Observación Solar / Solar Observational Station (EOS)
The Astronomy Area of CIF-US (Center for Research on Physics/Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico), operates EOS (Estacion de Observacion Solar/Solar Observational Station), one of the two solar observatories in the country with an observational program of active regions at the continuum, and H-Alpha and Calcium lines, through a two-heliostat system and a 15 cm refractor telescope.
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is a multinational organisation of eight European member states. It operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
European Southern Observatory - Munich Image Data Analysis System (ESO-MIDAS)
The European Southern Observatory, established in 1962, operates astronomical observatories at La Silla (600 km north of Santiago de Chile) and at Paranal (130 km south of Antofagasta). ESO's headquarters are in Garching, just north of Munich, Germany. ESO is supported by: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In Europe and in Chile, ESO has a combined scientific, technical, adminstrative and visiting staff of around 400.
European Space Agency (ESA)
Main access points are:
Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas. Departamento de Astronomía (Universidad de Chile)
Department of Astronomy of the University of Chile. [in Spanish]
Florida Tech Physics and Space Sciences
The Astronomy Group at Florida Tech is concerned primarily with observational and theoretical studies of white dwarf stars, both as single stars and as members of binary or multiple systems. The Space Physics Group at Florida Tech studies the interaction of the Sun on the Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere
Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch (NRL)
The mission of the Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch of the Space Science Division (SSD), at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is to conduct a broadly-based research program relating to the gamma-ray and cosmic-ray enviroment and the use of gamma ray and energetic particle detection systems in space.
Gemini - U.K. Support Group (UKGSG)
The U.K. GEMINI Support Group based at Oxford University, England is aimed at supporting the U.K. astronomer community in the use of the GEMINI 8m Telescopes. This site is the main source of information on the telescopes themselves, their instrument compliment, applying for observing time, observing with the GEMINI telecopes and post-observing data reduction/analysis for U.K. researchers.
Geneva Observatory
This server presents the activities of the Observatoire de Geneve (Geneva Observatory) and of the Institut d'Astronomie, Universite de Lausanne (Astronomical Institute, Lausanne).
George Mason University - Astronomy and Space Science group (GMU)
The Space Sciences group at George Mason University is research and teaching in Astronomy and Space Sciences.
George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University - Astronomy (GSU)
CHARA = Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
Earth Satellite Ephemeris Service for brighter earth satellites.
Glasgow University - Astronomy Group
Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Granada University - Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (ASTROHEPUGR)
This is the server of the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Granada (Spain). The server contains information about the work developed here (including some preprints ) and about the people working here. There are also some interesting links related with Astrophysics.
Grenoble Observatory - Astrophysics Laboratory (LAOG)
Groningen University - Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
There is also a Gopher server. Includes Dutch Astronomy Services
Groupe de Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique du Languedoc (GRAAL)
This is the Astronomy group at University of Montpellier, France. Research activities include cosmology and the study of the late stages of stellar evolution (AGB and post-AGB stars). [in French]
Guanajuato (Mexico) - Department of Astronomy
astrophysics research, teaching, events at the department of astronomy of the University of Guanajuato (Mexico). Publications and preprints.
Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Göttingen : Universitäts-Sternwarte (Göttingen Observatory)
information (research activities, preprints, history of the institute ...) about the observatory of the University at Goettingen
Hamburg Observatory
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA)
The CfA combines the resources and research facilities of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The CfA operates the Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona, and the Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts. There is also a Theory Group ).
Helsinki University - Observatory
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA)
The Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA)is the scientific institute within the National Research Council of Canada which is responsible for operating Canadian observatories. Subdivisions and related facilities of HIA include: the DAO, DRAO, JCMT, CFHT, CADC, Gemini, and Solar Terrestrial Physics.
High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
Today's Observatory program includes numerical simulation of convection, radiation transport, and large-scale dynamics in both the solar and terrestrial atmospheres, plus observational programs to measure the Sun's output of magnetized plasma and radiation over the 11 year sunspot cycle of the Sun.
High Energy Astrophysics Division (SAO)
The Division's main focus is on X-ray astronomy via observations of high-energy sources with instruments aboard satellites, rockets, and the Space Shuttle; and development of new instrumentation for future space missions to address the processes involved in generating x-rays, the amount of matter in the universe, and the origin, evolution, and the ultimate fate of the universe. The AXAF Science Center The AXAF HRC project The AXAF Mission Support Team The ROSAT Science Data Center The PROS/XRAY Data Analysis Software The Einstein Data Center The Spectrum-X Gamma Coordination Facility The Solar and Stellar X-ray Group The Astrophysics Data System Project The Einline Database Service The SIMBAD Database Service The Quasar Energy Distribution Team The Supernova Remnant Group The Energetic X-Ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) The Large Area X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission (LAXSM) Galaxy Clusters at the Center for Astrophysics Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies The Everyday Classroom Tools Project The SAO Summer Intern Program Science Education and Outreach HEAD Lunch Talks Preprints of HEAD papers
High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy (HEGRA)
The HEGRA experiment (High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy) is mainly devoted to the study of VHE gamma ray emmision (in the range between 5*1011 eV and 1016 eV) produced either by galactic and extragalactic objects. The experiment also studies the origin and nature of cosmic rays in this energy range. It is located at The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at LA Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) as a guest of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) .
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL
Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center/CRL, Ibaraki, Japan. Serving space environment information inculding forecasts and alerts of solar flares and geomagnetic storms. Relating observed data are also available.
Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry Science Team
See how astrometry, one of the oldest branches of astronomy, uses the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the newest tools of astronomy. Interrogate our home page to find out what we do, who we are, and what we've done. Look over our shoulder as we search for planets around a nearby star. We use the Fine Guidance Sensors aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to measure star positions, study binary stars and study stellar motions. Primarily, stellar positions yield parallaxes which provide information on distance. The distances to nearby stars calibrate the entire astronomical distance scale. Monitoring star position may reveal previously unseen companions. We search for planets near Proxima Centauri and Barnard's Star. We also work to tie the HIPPARCOS reference frame to an extragalactic (non-rotating) reference frame. We study binary stars unresolvable using ground-based techniques. We inspect stars to determine whether or not they are binary. We use the Planetary Camera to obtain images of stars in globular clusters. The precision with which we can measure positions is so high, that after 3-5 years a second image will show motions of stars in clusters 6 kpc distant.
IAAT (Astronomy): Astronomisches Institut Tuebingen (AIT)
We provide information on: stellar atmospheres, UV astronomy (ORFEUS), X-ray and Gamma-Ray astronomy (ROSAT, HEXE, INTEGRAL, time series), optical astronomy (TYCHO, Planetary Nebulae), astronomical IDL routines with HTML help files.
IAAT (Astronomy): Theoretical Astrophysics and Computational Physics
IAAT (Astronomy): Time Series Analysis
This is the homepage of the time series analysis group at the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sect. Astronomy, in Tübingen (Germany).
We are dealing with problems of the deterministic (periodic) and non-deterministic behavior of astronomical time series measured by X-ray satellites. The object of our work is to develop tools both for analysing and simulating time series in order to improve the understanding of the time dependent processes taking place in the objects observed by satellites (EXOSAT, Ginga, ROSAT, XTE, ASCA).
IKI, Moscow - High Energy Astrophysics
High Energy Astrophysics department at IKI, Moscow, is carrying out research in various fields of X-ray astronomy: physical processes in the vicinity of compact sources of x-ray emission, x-ray observations using Russian space observatories MIR/KVANT and GRANAT, development of scientific instrumentation for the SPECTRUM-X-GAMMA mission and ALPHA space station, participation in the INTEGRAL project.
Imperial College, University of London - Astrophysics Group
Indiana University - Astronomy Department
News, Academics, Folks, Facilities, Annual Reports, Miscellaneous, Animations, Images.
Innsbruck University - Institute for Astronomy
This server offers information on:
Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers/CNRS (INSU)
INSU is the French national agency for Sciences of the Universe. Endowed with its own budget, voted by the CNRS Board of Directors, INSU is responsible for the major facilities and programs in this field of research, and for the Universe Sciences Observatories in France. The server includes the list of all French astronomy departments.
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS)
The Institute for Space Astrophysics (IAS) in Orsay, France, is a laboratory of French CNRS and University of Paris-Orsay. It hosts several scientific teams (Solar ans Stellar Physics, Physics of galaxies, Solar System Physics) and services (French ISO Data Center, MEDOC data center for SOHO).
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale: French ISO Center
Space Astrophysics Institute (IAS), Orsay, hosts the French center for ESA's Infrared Observatory (ISO) [text in French].
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)
Institute for Astrophysics Laboratory of CNRS (National Science Research Center in France), Paris France.
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Geophysique de Liege (IAGL)
[in French]
Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)
IRAM is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and since September 1990 the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain).
The three IRAM sites are: Grenoble, France : the IRAM headquarters, Laboratories (the SIS junction lab the backend group, the receiver group ; Plateau de Bure, France : the interferometer of four 15-m antennas ; Granada, Spain : the Granada laboratories, the 30-m telescope located on Pico Veleta.
Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
The Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Technology Berlin is the only institute of that kind in Berlin. Whereas the research is concentrated at the University of Technology, the institute offers a broad teaching of astronomy and astrophysics at all universities in Berlin (Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt Universität (HU), Technische Universität (TU)). Students may study Astronomy and Astrophysics as a subsidiary or a optional compulsory subject. They can also work at their diploma or doctoral theses.
Institut für Theoretische Physik/Astrophysik der Universität Frankfurt
The Institute for Theoretical Physics/Astrophysics of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.
Institute for Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)
Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Science Academy (INASAN)
Institute of Astronomy, Bulgaria (IABG)
Institute of Astronomy, Bulgaria (IABG) and National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen".
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) - Astronomy Group (ISAS)
ISAS Astronomy Projects/Missions: Ginga, ASCA, ASTRO-E,IRTS, IRIS, BICE, ISO, YOHKOH, VSOP(Space VLBI).
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA)
Information about scientific activities and staff members.
Instituto Astronomico e Geofisico Universidade de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Astronomia (IAGUSP)
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE, Mexico)
The INAOE is a research and teaching institution that has developed from the old Observatorio de Tonantzintla. It is a place of great astronomical tradition, where the discoveries by Guillermo Haro and coworkers took place.
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica. Astrophysics Department (INAOE, Mexico)
Information on the Large Millimeter Telescope an about the Cananea observatory
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA-CSIC)
[in Spanish]
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Planetary Nebula Research Group (IAC PN Group)
Members of the group; Research projects; Publications; Meetings
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
This is the general presentation of Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. We are using this home page to popularize the Institute developed information. This information can be outstanding for the astrophysics world.
INACTIVE LINK ? - 15 --- Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (IAFE)
IAFE is an Institute devoted to the research in the areas of Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Atomic Collisions and Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation. Besides the Institute takes part in international interinstitutional instrumental projects. The objective of the Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics in Buenos-Aires, Argentina, is to constitute a multidisciplinary group of astronomers, physicists and engineers, whose work be centered on astrophysical problems not covered by other national institutions. Besides, through the requirements imposed by the non classical astronomical experiments, to carry on technological developements, mainly in the area of electronics, transferable to other sectors of the scientific-technological system of the country.
The Investigation Projects are: Astronomy, Solar Physics, Astrophysical Plasmas, Relativistic Quantum Field Theories and Gravitation, and Atomic Collisions.
Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
This Centre is an institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Indian Universities.
International School for Advanced Studies. Astrophysics Sector (SISSA. Trieste, Italy)
International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
ISSI is an Institute in Switzerland at which scientists from different countries can work together. Its main task is to contribute to the achievement of a deeper understanding of the results from space-research missions, adding value to those results through multi-disciplinary research in an atmosphere of international cooperation.
Iowa State University - Department of Physics & Astronomy (ISU)
The Astronomy Group of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University is announcing it's WWW Home Page. It contains information about the Astronomy Program at Iowa State and links to the ISU library, Gopher and other WWW servers in the ISU campus.
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Astrofisica (INFN, Napoli)
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (IAS-CNR, Rome)
The Institute for Space Astrophysics (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale - IAS), belongs to the italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR). About 70 researchers and technicians operate in the Institute, in several fields of theoretical and experimental astrophysics.
Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni all'Informatica (IFCAI/CNR)
Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative (IFCTR, Milan)
Istituto per ricerche in Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative, Milan.
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (CNR-IFSI, Roma)
Space Plasma Physics, Space Planetology, Infrared Astronomy, Experimental Gravitation, Cosmic Rays.
Istituto di Tecnologie e Studio delle Radiazioni Extraterrestri (TeSRE-CNR, Italy)
Jena University - Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät (Germany)
Jena University - Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät
Johns Hopkins University - Department of Physics and Astronomy (JHU)
About the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy: Current research activities can be divided roughly into five areas: solid-state physics, high-energy physics, astrophysics, plasma spectroscopy, and theoretical physics. Work in the Center for Astrophysical Sciences (CAS) at JHU is now centered in three areas: developing instrumentation for astronomical observations, particularly from space; optical observational astronomy from the ground and space; and theory.Two large space astronomy projects are currently active in CAS: the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, a far-UV spectrophotometer which made its first flight aboard the space shuttle in December, 1990, and its second flight on March 2, 1995; and the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a free-flying satellite whose launch is expected in 2000.
Joint Australian Centre for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (JACARA)
This page is a resource for Antarctic astronomy, providing information of interest to anyone considering the Antarctic plateau as the site for a future major international observatory. It contains papers, images, details of meetings and lists of people involved with Antarctic astrononomy.
Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe / European VLBI Network (JIVE / EVN)
The European VLBI Network (EVN) was formed in 1980 by a consortium of five of the major radio astronomy institutes in Europe (the European Consortium for VLBI). Since 1980, the EVN and the Consortium has grown to include 9 institutes with 12 telescopes in 8 western European countries as well as associated institutes with telescopes in Poland, Russia, Ukraine and China. Proposals for additional telescopes in Spain and Italy are under consideration, and furthermore, the EVN can be linked to the 7-element Jodrell Bank MERLIN interferometer in the UK and to the US Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to create a " global network" . In 1993 the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created, with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (Dwingeloo) acting as the host institute. It will provide both scientific user support and a correlator facility. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) achieves ultra-high angular resolution and is a multi-disciplinary technique e.g. imaging of extragalactic radio sources, geodesy and astrometry. See EVN-TWG Meeting . There is also an EVN anonFTP directory at JB .
Joint Scientific and Educational Center (JSEC)
Goals of the Center: Joint Astrophysical Research by universities and Academy of Sciences at BTA (6m telescope) and RATAN-600- the largest Russian astrophysical instruments. / Promotion of high quality education in Astrophysics and Radioastronomy / Development of database for astronomy research and improvement of educational standards in universities specializing in astronomy. / Application of new methods and technologies to the largest telescopes of Academy of Sciences and development of instrumental base for modern astrophysical research and high quality education.
Keele University. Department of Physics (UK)
The Astrophysics group is part of the UK-wide Starlink Project. For further information on Keele University look in the Campus Wide Information Service
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS)
The Kiepenheuer-Institut is a research institution of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, dedicated to the study of the Sun. It is located in Freiburg, Germany, and operates solar observing facilities at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Spain.
Klet Observatory (Czech Republic)
Information about Klet Observatory research programme: discovery of minor planets, publications, images of minor planets and comets.
Konkoly Observatory
The Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has evolved from the private observatory of Miklos Konkoly-Thege. Konkoly founded his observatory in 1871 in Ogyalla. Twenty-nine years later he donated the telescopes and instruments to the Hungarian state. The construction of Piszkesteto Mountain Station started in 1958. Three telescopes currently operate there: a 60/90 cm Schmidt (since 1962), a 50 cm Cassegrain (since 1966) and an 1 m RCC (since 1974).
Korea Astronomy Observatory
Kyiv Shevchenko University - Astronomy and Space physics department (Kiev, Ukraine)
Research interests: Host of annual Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics (YSC).
Kyoto University - Department of Astronomy (Kyoto)
Kyoto University - Department of Physics
Kyoto University - Department of Physics: Cosmic Ray Group
Kyoto University - Department of Physics: Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Research on theoretical physics in the Universe at large from single star phenomena to whole universe, from quantum cosmology to present time astrophysical phenomena.
La Sapienza University, Astronomical Institute (Rome, Italy)
Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Frequences (LPTF)
The Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Fréquences (LPTF) is responsible for the French time and frequency references. It is also a laboratory of the Observatoire de Paris through the Departement d'Astronomie Fondamentale and unit 1125 of CNRS (Space Time References Systems).
Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale (LAS)
The French Laboratory of Spatial Research (LAS) is a space research laboratory operated by the CNRS, with contributions of CNES and INSU. Its main scientific goal is to conduct space research projects in collaboration with NASA , ESA , ESO and other space and astronomy organisations.
The LAS belongs to the Provencal Federation, together with the Observatoire de Marseille and Observatoire de Haute-Provence.
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (INFN, Italy)
Underground laboratory for Particle Physics and Astrophysics. The server includes information about the experiments:
Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental (LAEFF, Spain)
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics is an institute of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Members of LASP conduct basic experimental and theoretical research into fundamental questions in the areas of planetary science, atmospheric composition and processes, and solar physics. Members of LASP also explore the potential uses and development of space operations and information systems as well as develop scientific instrumentation.
Laboratory for Computational Astrophysics
The LCA is a joint venture between the NSF, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Its purpose is to develop and disseminate numerical algorithms and community codes for CFD, primarily for astrophysics. The LCA provides software packages for 3-D MHD, 2-D radiation MHD, 1-D adaptive mesh radiation hydrodynamics, and 3-D visualization and animation. These codes are available free of charge to academic researchers.
Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl (LSW)
Latvia University - Astronomy Institute
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Physics Directorate (LLNL)
Leeds University - Astrophysics Group
Within the Department of Physics at Leeds University are three research groups that work in Astronomy related areas. The Optical Astronomy group is mainly interested in globular clusters and CCD photometry. The Haverah Park group studies high energy cosmic rays by various techniques. The Whipple group is attempting to detect gamma rays with energies > 1TeV using air-Cherenkov detectors.
Leiden Observatory
Leiden University - Department of Physics and Astronomy (The Netherlands)
[in Dutch]
Lisbon University - Astronomy and Astrophysics Group
Liverpool John Moores University, Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI, Liverpool JMU)
Details of the research and teaching interests of the group, as well as information on the Liverpool Telescope project - a fully-robotic 2m telescope to be situated at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma.
As well as the Astrophysics degree-course with Liverpool University, we also have an innovative distance learning course.
Ljubljana University, Astronomical Observatory (Slovenia)
The Ljubljana Astronomical Observatory is part of the Department of Physics and is located on the hill Golovec close to Ljubljana (Slovenia). Observations that require dark skies are obtained at Crni vrh observing station where two small automated telescopes equipped with state of the art systems for CCD photometry are located.
Astronomers run university courses of astronomy for astronomers as well as physicists and primary and secondary school teachers. The Observatory has a public astronomical library. Research is in large part done in collaboration with the Astronomical Observatory of Padua. Reseach interests include general relativity, active galactic nuclei, close stellar binary systems, pulsars, comets and telescope automation.
Los Alamos Astrophysic (LAASTRO)
Los Alamos Astrophysics (LAA) is an informal organization at Los Alamos National Laboratory that maintains a regular colloquium series, serves as a clearing-house for information on astrophysical research at the lab, and prepares the annual astrophysics report.
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Theoretical Astrophysics (T-6)
Lowell Observatory
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München - Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
[in German]
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory - Department of Planetary sciences (LPL)
Lund Observatory
Local information, research and publications, images from the Nordic Optical Telescope.
Lyons Observatory
MIT Center for Space Research (CSR)
The Center supports a broad range of space-related research by scientists in many departments of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Areas of current activity range from theoretical cosmology and astrophysics to laboratory and flight experiments and ground-based observations. Laboratory facilities include X-ray generators, particle accelerators, vacuum chambers, and conventional electronic test and machine shop equipment. Extensive computational facilities are available for the analysis and reduction of data.
MPE Radio Interferometry Group (MPE)
Contact information and preprint server for the Radio Interferometry Research Group at MPE.
MSU Solar Physics Group (Montana)
Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. (MSSS)
Marseilles Observatory
Astronomical Observatory in Marseilles, France. [in French]
Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik
Max-Planck-Institut fr Astronomie (MPIA, Heidelberg)
The MPIA operates the Calar Alto Observatory as well as conducting research in different areas of astronomy and astrophysics including star formation, extragalactic objects, astrophysical theory, and instrumentation development.
Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie (MPAe)
The Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie (MPAe) is one of the over sixty institutes for basic research run by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. The fields of research comprise the near earth space (atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere) and extend into the interplanetary space as far as the sun and to other planets, comets and asteroids.
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA, Garching)
Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE, Garching)
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik is located at Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded by Wolfgang Gentner as a research centre for nuclear physics in 1958. The present major research areas include nuclear and particle physics, space science, cosmic ray research and other topics.
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR, Bonn)
Colloquium schedule (KOLLOQUIUMSPLANUNG -- Diese Planungsdatei ist LAN-öffentlich und über Internet zugänglich via 'anonymes ftp')
McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences
The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences exists to encourage scientists to work together on research problems that span or transcend traditional departmental lines. This is done through formal programs such as regular colloquia, and informally through the common bond of fellowship in the Center. Space science, broadly defined as the study of the universe and our relationship to it, is simply too vast an area to be the province of a single discipline. Understanding the formation of the solar system is equally the task of the chemist who measures isotope effects in meteorites, the astronomer who observes planetary atmospheres or interstellar dust, and the theoretical physicist who studies gravitational collapse. Faculty and students of the Center thus belong to one of the basic, traditional science departments, yet overlap strongly in their research work.
McGill University - Earth and Planetary Science
The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences of McGill University have available an interactive Atlas of impact craters and coronae structures of Venus. The Face of Venus, enables browsers to interactively access a geographical database of these features. Craters or coronae can be selected by size, type, and name status to create user-generated maps of the selected features, as well as a text listing. A dynamic ISMAP is created with clickable areas where users can obtain more information about any feature viewed on the map, or directly from the text list. Users may also elect to examine the distribution of their selected features by using hierarchical cluster analysis to generate a dendrogram of any groupings.
McMaster University - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Contains information about their faculty, research, facilities and graduate programme.
Michigan State University - Physics & Astronomy (MSU)
Middle East Technical University - Astrophysics (METU)
Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Astronomy at the Instutute of Applied Physics R.A.S. (MM and SubMM Astronomy at IAP RAS)
Millimeter and submillimeter wave astronomy research at the Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences) includes developments of low-noise receivers and other radio astronomical equipment, studies of dense interstellar molecular clouds, numerical modelling. Observations are performed at the 22-m radio telescope in Crimea and at other instruments worldwide.
Mississippi State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Physics and Astronomy Department home page contains information about faculty, students, and departmental facilities. Research information and information about the University's Howell Observatory is also available.
Monash University - Applied Mathematics Department
Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA)
The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy is a non-profit astronomical observatory, founded in 1972 and dedicated to research and education in astronomy.
Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories - Australian National University (MSSSO)
Includes the Australian AstroWeb site, and an Anonymous ftp server.
Muenster Institute of Planetology
The Institut für Planetologie performs teaching and research in Planetary Sciences with a particularly interdisciplinary approach including geochemical, geological, geophysical, and mineralogical methods.
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO)
The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory is part of the Cavendish Laboratory, the Physics Department of the University of Cambridge. Current research interests include: the cosmic microwave background (Sunyaev-Zeldovich and primordial fluctuations), radio galaxies (hot-spots, spectral ageing), ultra-luminous infra-red galaxies, star formation in galaxies, low-frequency radio surveys, mm and sub-mm instrumentation, mm and sub-mm astronomy (star formation and outflows, interferometry, the Galactic Centre), the interplanetary medium, supernova remnants, optical aperture synthesis, and maximum entropy techniques.
NASA Ames Space Science Division
Research and Development dedicated to the understanding of the origin and evolution of stars, planets and life: Astrophysics Exobiology Planetary Systems Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards Galileo Probe Home Page Planetary Rings Center for Mars Exploration Astrochemistry Laboratory Mars Atmosphere General Circulation Modeling Pioneer Plasma Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment DATA Center for Data Analysis Technology & Applications
NASA/Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics
Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group consists of approximately 15 theoretical astrophysicists who perform research at the confluence of astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics
NASA/Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group
The Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, consists of approximately 15 theoretical astrophysicists who perform research at the confluence of astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics. The group is partially funded by a NASA Astrophysics Theory grant.
NMSU Numerical Cosmology Group
NRL Solar Physics Branch (NRL)
There are three active experimental programs in the Solar Physics Branch: The Large Angle Coronagraph-Spectrograph (LASCO) experiment is one experimental package aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint ESA/NASA mission, which was launched on December 2, 1995. LASCO is now producing coronal images from all three of its coronagraphs. The Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SUSIM) experiment begun on October 11, 1991 aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) continues to measure the solar UV spectral irradiance. The High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) experiment has collected spectroscopic observations of the Sun while flying on suborbital rockets since its first flight in 1975.
Nagoya University (Department of Physics and Astrophysics)
Nancay Observatory
The Nançay Radio Observatory is a scientific department (the Unite Scientifique de Nançay) of the Paris Observatory, and it is also associated to the CNRS (the French National Scientific Research Council).
Nanjing Astronomical Instruments Research Centre (NAIRC)
Nanjing Astronomical Intruments Research Centre (NAIRC), China, was founded by Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958 for developing mainly the large and medium astronomical instruments and also other instruments by integrated optical, mechanical, electronical and computer techniques. There are about 520 staff members working in NAIRC, including one China Academician, 17 senior researchers and professors, 60 senior engineers and 150 technicians. They compose a technical team to study and design the overall astronomical instruments including optical system, precise mechanics, automatic and computer controls. NAIRC is equipped with precise mechanical machines,electronic testing instruments, large and medium optical fabricating machines, of which some are very rare in China. NAIRC is specialized in optical process technology for aspheric surface, birefringent crystal, etc. Its off axis aspheric technique is in the domestic lead position. The technology of antenna panel for millimetre wavelength radio telescope is also being advanced in China. NAIRC adopts astronomical technique and methods research as its subject direction. Its main developing areas are the instruments for stellar,solar and satellite observations,astrometric and radio astronomical instruments and other instruments by comprehensive techniques.The great achievements have been obtained in basic research field such as the active optics and astronomical optical interferometry, which have been placed as the major research projects of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Especially,after finishing the pre-research in NAIRC, the Large Sky Area Multi-objects Fibre Spectroscopy Telescope (LAMOST) has been rated as one of the major national scientific projects.
NAIRC is an authorized unit for training M.Sc and Ph.D students with the subject of "Astronomical Instruments and Methods". NAIRC is having wide international contacts with more than 20 countries. The multilevel academic exchange and technical-trade collaboration have been set up with overseas scientists, institutes and specialized corporations.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Solar Physics Division
The Solar Physics Division is made of two sections (Solar Activity and Solar Atmosphere) and one guest scientists section (Experimental Astrophysics). Research targets are solar and astrophysical plasmas, using satellites, ground-based telescopes, and MHD theory and computer simulations. The main instruments now used by the scientists in the Division are the Yohkoh satellite and the telescopes at Mitaka and Norikura.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics is the leading centre in India for reseach in radio astronomy. It operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope(GMRT), one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world for radio astronomy at metre wavelengths.
National Institute of Space Research - Astrophysics Division (INPE - DAS, Brazil)
In our department we have researchers working on the following topics: High Energy Astrophysics, Optical Astronomy, Radioastronomy, and Gravitational Waves.
National Laboratory for Astrophysics (LNA, Brazil)
LNA is an Institute of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). At present, LNA supports 3 telescopes: the 1.6-m Ritchey-Chretien and coudé, the 0.6-m Cassegrain and the 0.6-m telescope of the University of São Paulo.
National Observatory of Athens Astronomical Institute (NOA)
National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)
catalogs, NSO, CTIO, KPNO
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
The NRAO is a facility operated by Associated Universities, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
NRAO/VLA Information System -- Maintenance Report summaries (Open and to be Repaired); Official VLA, VLBA and VLBI NUG Schedules; General Info for Visitors to NRAO (New Mexico); VLA Specific Information; VLBA Specific Information; Weather Information
NRAO-Charlottesville ( Headquarters ; there is also an anonFTP server .
NRAO-VLA (Very Large Array)
NRAO-VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array)
NRAO-Green Bank (140-foot, GBT, OVLBI)
National University of Ireland, Galway - Department of Physics
Includes; Astrophysics and Applied Imaging; Gamma-ray Astronomy.
Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division (NRL SSD)
Division scientists are involved in major research thrusts that include ultraviolet remote sensing of the upper atmosphere, studies of the solar atmosphere by using spectrographic techniques, and studies of atronomical radiation ranging from the ultraviolet through cosmic rays. This includes the mission operations and data analysis facilities for NRL's OSSE experiment on NASA's Compton Observatory. Contains links to Backgrounds Data Center, X-ray Astronomy Branch, Gamma and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Branch, Solar Physics Branch, Coronal Physics Section, Far-Ultraviolet Cameras Experiment, and more.
Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (NFRA)
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology - Physics Department
New Mexico State University - Department of Astronomy (NMSU)
Contains information on faculty, staff, and students and their research and educational activities, as well as descriptions of department astronomical facilities.
New Mexico Tech - Physics Department - Astrophysics Program
Main research domains:
Nice University, Astrophysics Department
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
Nicolaus Copernicus University - Institute of Astronomy
North Carolina State University - Astrophysics (NCSU)
A description of activities and resources within the Astrophysics Research group in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Contents include preprints, description of ongoing research, astrophysics MPEGs, and graduate research opportunities
Northern Arizona University - Department of Physics and Astronomy (NAU)
Northwestern University - Astronomy (NWU)
Contents include information on undergraduate studies and graduate studies, who we are, what we do, and our gallery of gamma-ray bursts as observed by the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on board the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO).
Notre Dame Astrophysics Group
Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories (University of Manchester)
The Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories (NRAL) at Jodrell Bank are a part of the University of Manchester's Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Laboratories are home to the Lovell Telescope and the MERLIN & VLBI National Facility which is operated by the University on behalf of PPARC.
Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (OMP)
The Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP) is an Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers placed under the administrative supervison of both the Institute des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Education. It has laboratories located on the Rangueuil campus of Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (UPS), in Bagnères, Lannemezan and on the summit of Pic du Midi de Bigorre.
Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP)
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) is an optical observatory in southeast France offering small and medium-sized observing facilities to astronomers in France, Europe and abroad. Includes information about instruments and user manuals.
Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (OCA)
The Cote d'Azur Observatory (OCA : Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur) was founded in 1988 by the merging of two institutes: Nice Observatory and the Center for Study and Research in Geodynamics and Astronomy (CERGA : Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Geodynamique et en Astronomie).
Main research topics: CERGA: Astrometry, Geodesy, Laser telemetry, celestial mechanics.
Departement Fresnel : High angular resolution and Interferometry. Stellar physics. Galactic and extragalactic physics. Research and development.
Departement Cassini: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics; Plasma Physics; Atomic Physics; Experimental Physiscs; Solar Physics.
Observatoire du Mont Megantic (OMM)
The Centre de recherche Observatoire du mont Mégantic (OMM) is an inter-university collaborative organisation which brings together researchers from Université de Montréal, Université Laval, with axis centred on the télescope du mont Mégantic (TMM).
The Centre unites most of the professional researchers working in astronomy and astrophysics in Québec.
Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba (OAC)
The Observatorio Astronomico de Cordoba (OAC) is an institute of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. This page includes information about history, research groups, teaching activities and the 1.5m telescope located at Bosque Alegre, in the mountains of the Sierras de Cordoba.
Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata (OALP)
Faculty of Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences. The Observatory was established in November 1883. Its principal tasks are research and teaching in Astronomy and Geophysics.
Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
The Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) operates 3 telescopes (2.1m, 1.5m, and 0.84m) up in the mountains of the Sierra San Pedro Martir of Baja California. The observatory offices and workshops are located in Ensenada, B.C. overlooking the Pacific ocean. OAN is a part of the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Observatório Nacional, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
[in Portuguese]
Ohio State University - Department of Astronomy
Provides information about the personnel, research and teaching activities, and resources of the OSU Astronomy Department. Includes our on-line graduate program brochure, links to the personal home pages of faculty, staff, and students, and calendars of local events.
Ohio State University Astrophysics and Cosmology
People and Research in Astrophyiscs and Cosmology at Ohio State University.
Ohio State University Department of Astronomy (OSU)
Ohio University - Astronomy and Astrophyics
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Physics Department of Ohio University at Athens, Ohio.
Open University. Astronomy Group (UK)
The OU Astronomy Group operates within the Physics Department of the Open University based at Milton Keynes, UK.
Osservatorio Astronomico Collurania di Teramo (OACT)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate (OAB)
The Osservatorio di Brera, first settled in Milan 1786, is now split in the two sites of Brera-Milano (hosting a small historical museum with the original Schiaparelli telescope) and Merate (with a park and three domes still operating). Optical and X-ray astronomy and instrumentation are the major topics studied by people in the OAB.
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (OAR)
The Rome Astronomical Observatory is one of the 12 Astronomical Observatories in Italy. Their istitutional task is to undertake research in astronomy for the advancement of scientific knowledge and to develop and maintain world class instrumentation and facilities.
Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (OATo)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (OAT)
OAT Activities include: Physics of the sun and of the solar system, Physics of the stars, the interstellar medium and of the galaxy, Extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology, Astronomical technologies, and Space astronomy.
INACTIVE LINK ? - 15 --- PUC Chile - Astronomy and Astrophysics Department
Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Facultad de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Padova Astronomical Observatory
Palermo Astronomical Observatory
Paris Observatory (Meudon)
This is the official server at Paris Observatory. You will find information about the activities of the Observatory, on departments, on its history, etc.
Penn State - QSO Absorption Line Group
Pennsylvania State University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (PSU)
Perugia University Astronomical Observatory
Articles, data, researches, and new developments at Perugia University Astronomical Observatory.
Physical Research Laboratory - Astronomy and Astrophysics Division (PRL, India)
Members of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Division of Physical Research Laboratory are engaged in research work on the Sun, stars and galaxies. Observational facilities include a 1.2m Infrared Telescope at Mt. Abu, India and a Solar Observatory at Udaipur, India. The research work includes (i) studies of the solar corona, (ii) radio astronomy, (iii) kinematic studies of gaseous nebulae, (iv) near-IR studies of novae, eclipsing binaries, symbiotic stars, Wolf-Rayet stars, (v) lunar occultation studies in the near-IR, (vi) AGNs, BL Lacs, dust lanes in galaxies, optical morphologies of radio and Markarian galaxies.
Observing instruments are based on 1k x 1k CCD, near-IR InSb and NICMOS3 detectors, Fabry Perot spectrometers, polarimeter etc.
Pisa University - Astronomy and Astrophysics Section
Planetary Science Institute (PSI)
The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) is a non-profit organization ( a division of San Juan Institute) that conducts a wide variety of basic research in planetary science and allied fields. Established in Tucson, Arizona, in 1972, the Institute has a number of multi-faceted research programs in planetary astronomy, lunar and planetary geology, and planetary geophysics and dynamics. PSI's Astrophysics Group conducts research on cataclysmic variables, CCD observational techniques and instrumentation, multi-wavelength observations, faint object photometry, and extra-Solar planet searches. PSI currently emphasizes Mars, satellites, asteroids , and comets, as well as the origin of planets. Our scientists have participated in NASA spacecraft missions, such as Mariner 9, Viking, and Mars Observer, and are presently involved in the Galileo Mission to Jupiter and the NEAR Mission to Eros.
Pomona College - Astronomy Program
Includes a complete description of the Pomona College astronomy program, a tour of the Frank Brackett Observatory, and a tour of the 40" telescope in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.
Porto University - Astrophysics Center
This is the Home Page of The Astrophysics Research Center at the University of Porto, providing general information on people and their research.
Potchefstroom University - Physics Department: Space Research Unit
Poznan Observatory (A. Mickiewicz University)
Information on the staff and research activities.
Princeton University - Pulsar Group
The home page of the pulsar research group in the department of physics of Princeton University, this site includes pointers to the home pages of group members, a collection of pulsar related resources and pointers to our supported data analysis software (including TEMPO), and links to radio astronomy observatories and related sites.
Princeton University Astrophysics Graduate Program
Princeton University Observatory
INACTIVE LINK ? - 16 --- Purdue University High Energy Astrophysics
Pusan National University - Astrophysics Group (PAG)
Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory (PRAO) (PRAO)
Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory of Astro Space Center of P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute (PRAO ASC LPI).
QMW - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomical Research interests at QMW include: Millimetre, submillimetre and infrared wavelength studies of Star Forming regions, Molecular Clouds, Interstellar Chemistry, Planetary Astrophysics, Extragalactic Astronomy, Solar System Studies and Dynamics, Solar and Stellar Physics, Space Plasmas, Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Gravitation and Cosmology, and a programme of astronomical instrumentation development in the millimetre, submillimetre and far infrared spectral regions. Also contains a Preprint Server, an Image Library, an on-line Postgraduate Prospectus, and links to other activities in the Physics and Mathematics Departments.
Queen Mary and Westfield College Astronomy Unit (QMW, University of London)
The QMW Astronomy Unit is one of the UK's premier centres for research and postgraduate education, attracting students, postdoctoral research fellows and distinguished visitors from around the world.
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Physics Department Astronomy Group (UK)
Queen's University - Astronomy Group
Queen's University Belfast - Astrophysics and Planetary science division (Belfast)
Racah Institute of Physics (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Includes a group of Astrophysics, Cosmology and General Relativity.
Raman Research Institute (RRI)
The Raman Research Institute has been active in the area of Astronomy/ Astrophysics research for over two decades. The observational programmes have focussed mainly on Radio Astronomy. The Institute has been involved in the construction and operation of several major radio telescopes. Scientists at the Institute observe with these telescopes, as well as many other facilities across the world.
Rennes University
[in French]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Department of Physics, applied Physics and Astronomy (RPI)
Research in the Astrophysics Group is centered around the properties of interstellar dust and the role of dust in physical processes such as star formation and interstellar chemistry.
Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics (RCfTA)
ts members undertake research in theoretical astrophysics with special emphasis on the fundamental physics of stars and on the physics of non-thermal phenomena.
Rhodes University - Department of Physics
Rice University - Department of Space Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Space Physics & Astronomy at Rice University is currently involved in many different aspects of space physics and astrophysics research with plasma physics linking the two disciplines as an underlying theme. Theoretical Solar System Physics; Experimental Solar System Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics; Observational Astronomy; Atomic and Atmospheric Physics
Ritter Astrophysical Research Center
The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center is associated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo. The Center includes faculty and graduate students working in the fields of stellar, interstellar, planetary, and extragalactic astrophysics. The Center's facilities include a 1m reflector equipped with two fiber-fed spectragraphs, one a low/medium resolution and one a high resolution echelle spectragraph and time on the departmental accelerator for investigation of astrophysically interesting atomic parameters.
Romanian Academy Astronomical Institute
Rome University Tor Vergata: Astrophysics (Tor Vergata astrophysics)
University of Rome " Tor Vergata" Physics Department, Astrophysics Group. Includes research activities and a guide to internet resources.
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO)
The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is the principal astrophysical teaching and research facility of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Calgary.
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE)
This site offers information about the extensive activities of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, a PPARC establishment responsible for building common-user IR and sub-mm instrumentation and managing telescope sites and data archive resources, as well as the UK Schmidt Telescope and the SuperCOSMOS measuring machine. The ROE site also has links to, or acts as the home page for: and much more information besides.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Astrophysics Division (RAL)
The Astrophysics Division undertakes research and projects in Space Science. The research is mainly directly related to the Space projects in the Department and covers Astronomy and also Solar System Science in the areas of Space Plasma Physics, Solar Physics and Planetary Science. The project work involves space instruments in these same areas and the provision of science support to programmes undertaken in other Divisions. In addition, the Optics Group provides a central facility for optical work in the Department.
SETI Institute Home Page (SETI)
The SETI Institute (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) serves as an institutional home for scientific and educational projects relevant to the nature, distribution, and prevalence of life in the universe. The largest research effort is Project Phoenix, the privately-funded continuation of the Targeted Search portion of NASA's High Resolution Microwave Survey. Two other projects of interest are the Life in the Universe (LITU) Curriculum Project and the Flight Opportunities for Science Teacher EnRichment (FOSTER) Project. LITU develops supplementary science curriculum material for grades 3 through 9. FOSTER allows science teachers to experience the excitement of research on NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO).
SUNY Stony Brook Astronomy Group
Saint Mary's University - Department of Astronomy and Physics (SMU)
Saint Petersburg University Astronomical Institute
astrophysics, stellar dynamics, celestial mechanics, and astrometry.
San Francisco State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy (SFSU)
Research activities include search for extrasolar planets.
Sao Paulo - Department of Astronomy
An overview of the Department of Astronomy of the University of São Paulo, placed in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO)
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Astronomical Institute
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (1) (SAO)
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (2) (SAO)
Includes: AXAF Science Center (ASC) . Anonymous ftp
Solar Physics at Stanford University
Observational and theoretical research in the physics of the sun is carried out at Stanford University in several research groups. The Wilcox Solar Observatory and Solar Oscillations Investigation programs are conducted by a group of scientists and supporting staff associated with the Center for Space Science and Astrophysics (CSSA) and the Hansen Exerimental Physics Laboratories (HEPL), under the direction of Philip H. Scherrer (CSSA and the Department of Physics).
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Home Page (STP)
Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division of the National Geophysical Data Center home page. Includes several various STP disciplines within the Center: geomagnetism, Iononosphere, Solar and Upper Atmosphere, and two satellte programs: GOES and DMSP.
Sonoma State Univ. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the National Facility for optical/infrared astronomy in South Africa. Its prime function is to further fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics at a national and international level through the provision and use of a world-class astronomical facility.
Southwest Missouri State University - Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials science (SMSU)
Southwest Missouri State University has an extensive Astronomy program, including studies using their Baker Observatory which is conveniently located outside of the city's lights. Studies started here can lead to a Ph.D. in Astronomy.
Space Astronomy Instrument Laboratory
Space Astronomy Laboratory (SAL/Wisconsin)
The University of Wisconsin Space Astronomy Laboratory (SAL) designs and builds experiments to do research in space-based astronomy with emphasis on the ultraviolet part of the spectrum.
Space Astrophysics Laboratory (SAL)
The Space Astrophysics Laboratory is part of the Institute for Space And Terrestrial Science, an Ontario Centre of Excellence located in North York, Ontario. Space Astrophysics is a sub-discipline of astronomical research of the sun, planets, stars and galaxies performed from above the surface of the Earth using orbiting or space-borne instruments, producing data that can be correlated with information from Earth-based observatories.
Space Telescope Electronic Information System (STScI)
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). STScI is operated by Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under contract to NASA.
Special Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences (SAO RAS)
SAO is Russia's main centre for ground-based space research. The Observatory is located in the South of Russia, in the Caucasus mountains of Karachaevo-Cherkesia. The basic instruments of the Observatory are the 6-meter optical telescope BTA (Big Alt-azimuth Telescope) and the 600-meter radio telescope RATAN-600.
Stanford - Astrophysics
Stanford University Astrophysics
Star Formation Research at the LAOG (Grenoble)
Stephen F. Austin State University Observatory (SFASU)
Facilities, research, and personnel of the SFASU Observatory.
Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Heliophysics, internal structure and Seismology)
This home page belongs to a small group of scientists working at Sternberg Astronomical Institute which is a part of Moscow State University.
Sternberg Astronomical Institute (SAI (Moscow)
SAI Crimean Observatory SAI Astronomical Databases Browse SAI Software archive( Here you may find email address (Internet) of people at Sternberg Astronomical Institute. Stellar astrophysics department Solar structure studies group Division of Gravitational Measurements
Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Moscow)- Relativistic Astrophysics Department (SAI)
Relativistic Astrophysics Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute.
Steward Observatory
The Steward Observatory Home Page provides information on the academic and research activities of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy as well as information on the facilities of Steward Observatory.
Stockholm Observatory
The Webpages of the Institute for Astronomy at Stockholm University
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)
The Strasbourg astronomical Observatory is an institute of the Université Louis Pasteur. It hosts the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS). Research activities are in the following fields: Stellar Populations and Galactic Evolution; High-Energy astrophysics; Cosmology; Information handling. The Observatory hosts a Planetarium.
Tartu Observatory
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics n (TIFR)
Tel Aviv University, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research activities: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute, The Florence and George Wise Observatory, the TAUVEX UV experiment.
Texas A&M University. High Energy Physics Group (MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso)
Information server operated by the High Energy Physics Group at Texas A&M University
Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Copenhagen (TAC)
Theoretical Astrophysics Group, University of Tokyo (Tokyo)
Thessaloniki University Astronomical Department
Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (TLS)
The observatory is running a 2m telescope which can be used in three different optical configurations: Schmidt telescope Cassegrain telescope Coude telescope
Timisoara Astronomical Observatory, Romania
The Astronomical Institute of Romania, Astronomical Observatory Timisoara.
Tohoku University, Graduate school of science, Institute of Astronomy
Tokyo University - Department of Physics: Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Torino Astrometric Group (Torino Astronomical Observatory)
Double stars; Hipparcos Mission. GAIA Mission. Structure and Kinematics of the Galaxy. ÊGSC-II Project. Photometric Catalogue GSPC-II. Astrometric Database.
Torun Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO)
Torun Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO), now part of Torun Centre for Astronomy is an educational and research facility of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Astronomy and Physics, Torun, Poland. The Observatory main instrument is 32m modern design radio telescope usable up to 50 GHz. Presently equipped with cooled receivers for L and C bands is used extensively for VLBI, pulsar timing and spectroscopy. Since April 1998 Torun is the full member of the EVN.
Tufts University Astronomy Program
The Astronomy Program at Tufts University includes resources for both education and research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physics. Links include information on our undergraduate program in Astrophysics as well as Solar Physics research into coronal magetic fields and their relation to noise storms on the sun.
Tuorla Observatory (Finland)
U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO)
The U.S. Naval Observatory performs an essential scientific role for the United States, the Navy, and the Department of Defense. Its mission includes determining the positions and motions of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, stars and other celestial objects, providing astronomical data; determining precise time; measuring the Earth's rotation; and maintaining the Master Clock for the United States.
UC Riverside - Astrophysics Group (UCR)
UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Space Science Center
Magnetospheric physics, Solar Wind Coupling and Geomagnetic Activity, Space Simulations and Space Physics
UCM Astrophysics Department (Madrid)
UK Dark Matter Collaboration (PPARC, UK)
The UK Dark Matter Collaboration is a consortium of astrophysicists and particle physicists, conducting experiments with the ultimate goal of detecting rare scattering events which would occur if the Galactic dark matter consists largely of a new heavy neutral particle.
UMIST Astrophysics Group (UMIST)
The page contains general information about the group, and has pointers to pages with local preprints, information about the UMIST rate file of astrophysical chemical reactions, information about the 'Shocks in Astrophysics' meeting, as well as pointers useful pages in other places.
UNLV Department of Physics (UNLV)
USC Astronomy
physics graduate students may participate in the ongoing research in astronomy. Members of the Astronomy group include Professors Don Barry, Werner Dappen, Gibson Reaves, and Edward Rhodes.
USC Space Sciences Center
The Space Sciences Center, directed by Professor Darrell L. Judge, is engaged in both laboratory and space based investigations. Current deep space, sounding rocket, and space shuttle flight experiments investigate the characteristics of planetary atmospheres, the interplanetary medium, and the sun through remote sensing optical techniques. Recently in situ neutral particle detection techniques have been developed to extend the capability of our remote sensing heliospheric space experiment. The Space Sciences Center also has a vigorous program in the physics of binary star systems and in the analysis of luminosity variations in B and O type stars
Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences - Institute of Radio Astronomy
United States Naval Observatory - Astronomy Department (USNO)
The Astrometry Department is responsible for the determination of the positions and motions of stars and solar system objects and the establishment of celestial reference frames. Naturally, this work is done in cooperation with other DoD and US agencies, organizations in other countries and the International Astronomical Union.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Grupo de Astrofísica (UAM)
This is the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Research activities include star formation, HII regions, chemical evolution of galaxies, stellar populations in AGNs, numerical cosmology and galaxy formation.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Instituto de Astronomía
[in Spanish]
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Instituto de Fisica (UFRGS)
[in Portuguese]
Universitat de Barcelona - Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia
Universitat de les Illes Balears - Solar Physics at Department of Physics (U.I.B. (Spain)
Research in Solar Physics at the Physics Department of the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)
Universite Laval, groupe de recherches en astrophysique
Groupe de Recherche en Astrophysique de l'Université Laval. Bilingual (French/English). Description of research projects. Science with HST. Picture galery. Individual members. Recent publications (with postcript files available on-line). Links with other astronomical resources.
Universite de Montreal - Groupe d'Astrophysique
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is a private, nonprofit corporation organized in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of NASA. Upon incorporation, the Association was vested in a consortium of universities. That consortium now consists of seventy-eight member universities.The Association is chartered to provide a means through which universities and other research organizations may cooperate with one another, with the government of the United States and with other organizations toward the development of knowledge associated with space science and technology. The Association is further chartered to acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories and other facilities for research, development and education associated with space science and technology.
University College London - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College. Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL, UK)
Department of Space and Climate Physics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, part of University College, London. This page contains links to information about the laboratory, groups and projects based at MSSL.
University of Adelaide - Astrophysics Group
University of Alabama - Department of Physics and Astronomy
A listing of faculty, postdocs, and graduates students as well as information on the Graduate program of study, the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, and a description of research facilities. Online preprints, job listings, and other information will be added soon.
University of Arizona - Theoretical Astrophysics Program
The server of the Theoretical Astrophysics Program at the University of Arizona contains information about faculty reserach and graduate student studies, and provides links to other web servers useful to the Astronomy/ Astrophysics community. Computer graphics and simulations generated by members of the group will also be featured as this server continues to develop.
University of Birmingham - Space Research
University of British Columbia - Department of Physics and Astronomy (Astro@UBC)
These are the pages for the astronomy group in the larger Physics and Astronomy Department at UBC located in Vancouver, Canada. Information on both research and educational activities is available.
University of Calgary - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary Radio Astronomy Laboratory
University of California Observatories - Lick Observatory (WWW) (UCO/Lick)
Lick Observatory Anonymous ftp
University of California Santa Barbara Physics (UCSB)
Theoretical Astrophyics Astrophysics and Relativity General Relativity and Quantum Gravity Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology
University of California, Berkeley - Astronomy Department (UCB-Astronomy)
The UCB Astronomy Home Page contains general information about the department. We maintain links for faculty, staff, post docs and students so that they may make papers, images, and other information available. Also included are an e-mail directory for the department, and links to related institutions.
University of California, Berkeley - Center for Particle Astrophysics (UCB - CfPA)
The CfPA located at the University of California, Berkeley was established in 1989 to conduct research in the new interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics. We provide information on the Center's research, education and outreach efforts, workshops, seminars, publications, and a directory of members and visitors.
University of California, Irvine - Department of Physics (UCI)
University of California, LA - Department of Physics and Astronomy (UCLA) (UCLA)
Home page for the Astronomy Division of the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy. Information on faculty, staff, graduate students, graduate programs, and research programs.
University of California, LA - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP)
University of California, Riverside - High Energy Astrophysics (UCR)
Information on current research in High Energy Astrophysics being conducted at the University of California, Riverside.
University of California, San Diego - Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (UCSD - CASS)
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at UC San Diego is the birthplace of the multi-channel Digicon photon detectors. Four of these are used on two instruments, the UCSD Faint Object Spectrometer (FOS), and the Goddard High Resolution Spectrometer (GHRS), on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Available at this site is information relating to the activities, facilities, and personnel at CASS. The Faint Object Spectrograph group, its history, and related areas of research are described in detail.
University of California, Santa Barbara - Astrophysics Group (UCSB)
University of Cape Town - Department of Applied Mathematics: Cosmology Group (UCT)
University of Cape Town - Department of Physics: Astrophysics Group (UCT)
University of Central Lancashire Centre for Astrophysics
Home Page of the University of Central Lancashire Centre for Astrophysics, Preston, Lancashire, UK.
University of Chicago - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Our server has information about our graduate program, brief descriptions of our research, listings of the members of our department (and their personal home pages, if applicable). Several research groups also have pages; this web server is home to the web pages for Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and Yerkes Observatory.
University of Cincinnati, Department of Physics (UC Physics)
The Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati offers masters and Ph.D. degrees in Physics with an Astronomy Dissertation.
University of Colorado (Gopher)
University of Colorado - Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
JILA is the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, a joint institute run by the University of Colorado and the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST).
University of Delaware - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Denver Astronomy
Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory located at 14,124 feet above sea level, on Mt.Evans in the Front Range of Colorado, used for infrared astronomy research.
University of Edinburgh - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Florida Astronomy Dept.
University of Georgia, Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy at UGA
University of Glasgow. Department of Physics & Astronomy (UK)
University of Hawaii - Institute for Astronomy (UH - IfA)
University of Hawaii, Hilo - Department of Physics and Astronomy (UH, Hilo)
University of Hawaii, Manoa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Hertfordshire. Department of Physics & Astronomy (UK)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Astronomy Department (UIUC)
University of Iowa - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas - Cosmology Group
University of Kansas - Department of Physics and Astronomy
A combined Department of Physics and Astronomy, with research groups in Cosmology, Galactic Astronomy, and Space Plasma Physics. We are in the Kansas Alliance for Cosmology and Interdisciplinary Astrophysics with Kansas State University, who are starting a program in Particle Astrophysics.
University of Kentucky: Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leicester - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Louisville - Moore Observatory
Moore Observatory is located in the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Louisville, KY. A computer-controlled 0.5 meter telescope, fiber optically coupled spectrograph, and wide field spectral imaging camera are used there to investigate physical processes in comets and low surface brightness emission nebulae. This resource describes the observatory and its environs, and provides a link to astrophysics research at the University of Louisville.
University of Manchester - Astronomy Group
Available are contact details, research interests of the group members, preprints and publications, course details, a frequently updated collection of links to items of interest to astronomers.
University of Manchester. Department of Physics and Astronomy (UK)
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy including the astronomy group and NRAL.
University of Maryland - Planetary Data System (PDSSBN)
This node is currently located in the Astronomy Department of the University of Maryland, College Park. It supports the publicly accessible files for the Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node, and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bulletin Board.
University of Maryland, College Park - Astronomy Department
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Astronomy
The University of Massachusetts Astronomy Program's World Wide Web pages offer information on the Graduate Program, including information on research projects and the individual research programs of the department members, and a directory of astronomical images at a variety of wavelengths, highlighted by a clickable map of the L1641 dark cloud showing images from several positions within the dense molecular cores at multiple wavelengths ranging from soft x-rays, (from the ROSAT PSPC) through visible and near infrared images, to IRAS images and mm and cm wavelength images of outflows associated with deeply embedded objects. Also we are currently serving the most recent pre-main-sequence evolution tracks from D'Antona & Mazzitelli (ApJ Suppl, Jan 1994). In the near future we will be adding an extensive database of standard star spectra
  1. in the red region (5500-9000 A) from the HYDRA spectrograph
  2. in the near infrared region from the FTS spectrograph on the KPNO 4m telescope.
This database will include the Kleinmann et al. 2 micron spectra as well as recently acquired spectra in the J and H bands for the entire range of spectral types and luminosities. We also have available a set of transparent bitmaps of the Greek alphabet for use in Mosaic pages that are available for pickup if you wish to use them.
University of Melbourne - School of Physics: Astrophysics Group
University of Michigan Astronomy Department (U. Mich. Astronomy)
Includes Interactive Radio Observatory Database
University of Minnesota - Astronomy Department (U Minn)
The University of Minnesota Astronomy Department WWW page provides access not only to information on departmental activities, but also provides links to astronomical and meteorological resources on the InterNet which astronomers may find useful.
University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Department of Physics
University of New Hampshire - Department of Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of New Hampshire has an extensive range of research including: space physics/astrophysics, nuclear physics, nonlinear dynamics and condensed matter.
University of New Hampshire - High Energy Astrophysics Group
COMPTEL Project.
University of New Mexico - Institute For Astrophysics (UNM)
Links and services which are related to astrophysics and astronomy at UNM.
University of New South Wales - School of Physics (UNSW)
University of North Carolina Physics and Astronomy
The SOAR Telescope Project The Grand Challenge
University of Nottingham - School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Oklahoma - Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Oregon - Physics Department
Consists of educational materials related to Astronomy, Weather, Energy and Environment, and Planet Earth. In addition, hypertext electronic textbooks and lessons are being developed. Contains The Galaxy Gallery, Electronic TextBook, and more...
University of Oxford - Astrophysics
University of Pennsylvania - Physics Department (High-Energy Astrophysics)
University of Pisa, Italy - Space Mechanics Group
Space Mechanics Group, Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, ITALY. This home page gives access to: People (personal home pages), Resarch projects (subject home pages), Publications lists Data bases: asteroid proper elements (ftp server).
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Queensland - Astrophysics Group
University of Rochester - Near Infrared Group
University of Sheffield astronomy group
The site of the Astronomy Group at the University of Sheffield describes the research interests of the staff and the courses in astronomy offered by the University.
University of Southampton - Astronomy Group
University of St. Andrew - Astronomy Group (UK)
Research Areas: Interacting Binaries, Accretion, Cool Stars, Helium Stars, AGN, Extra Solar Planets.
Also home of: The James Gregory Telescope (0.94m optical - largest in UK).
University of St. Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomy (UK)
The server of School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews. provides information on teaching and research activities in this modern school within an ancient University
University of Sussex Astronomy Department
Contains information on the department: people, research groups, courses. Also has available to download copies of recent (last 12 months) publications and preprints.
University of Sydney - School of Physics
University of Sydney: Astrophysics Department (Sydney)
University of Tasmania - Radioastronomy Group
University of Tennessee, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Texas, Austin - Department of Astronomy
University of Tokyo - Department of Physics: Gravitational Wave Group
University of Tokyo - Department of Physics: X-Ray Astronomy Group
University of Toledo - Department of Physics and Astronomy (UT-P&A)
Details on the department including faculty, research projects, and the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center. The Center includes a 1m optical reflector equipped with both a low/medium resolution spectragraph and an echelle spectrograph.
University of Toronto - Department of Astronomy
Encompasses the David Dunlap Observatory and the library and provides links to other UofT and Canadian servers.
University of Utah - Physics
University of Victoria - Physics and Astronomy Department
University of Victoria Astronomy
Astronomy Group at the University of Victoria. Information on faculty, graduate students and research associates. Research activities and facilities are described. In addition, a selection of electronic preprints written by members of the Group is also available.
University of Virginia - Astronomy Department
University of Wales, College of Cardiff - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Washington - Department of Astronomy
The Department participates in these major projects: Apache Point Observatory, Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NASA High Performance Computing and Communications. The HPCC Project offers the results of simulations including gas dynamics or just dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY.
University of Washington - HPCC/ESS Project
The Department of Astronomy offers the results of simulations including SPH gas dynamics and dark matter. Their software exchange contains N-body codes, tools for particle based codes, and the Theoretical Image Processing System, TIPSY.
University of Washington - Physics Department
University of Waterloo - Astronomy Group
University of Western Ontario
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Department of Physics and Astronomy (UWEC)
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Astronomy Department
Also contains: Woodman Astronomical Library
University of Wyoming Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Optics Atmosphere Science Physics Education Astronomy and Astrophysics Theoretical Physics Current publications - Some pre-prints and Poster Papers
Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
The WWW-server contains information about research activities etc, at the astronomical observatory at Uppsala University.
Utrecht University - Faculteit Natuur & Sterrenkunde (The Netherlands)
Server of the Faculty of Physics & Astronomy at Utrecht University
Utrecht University - Sterrenkundig Institut
Vassar College - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vatican Observatory
The Vatican Observatory has its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Italy. Its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Vienna University - Institute for Astronomy
The WWW server of the Institute for Astronomy, at the University of Vienna in Austria, provides information about the Institute and an electronicl version of the Delta Scuti Star Newsletter.
Villanova University - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Virginia Military Institute - Department of Physics and Astronomy (VMI)
A description of the Astronomy Program at Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, Virginia. Includes a description of the VMI Observatory and the astronomy program (along with the Physics Program).
Virginia Tech Astrophysics
The astrophysics group at Virginia Tech is active in extragalactic astronomy and studies of the interstellar medium (ISM)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Astrofysisch Instituut (Belgium)
Wake Forest University Department of Physics
Warsaw University - Astronomical Observatory
Contains general information about our Observatory and the most up-to-date information on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) -- a long-term, large scale photometric search for dark matter in our Galaxy using microlensing phenomena.
Warsaw University - Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE)
The server contains general information about our Observatory and the most up-to-date information on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) -- a long-term, large scale photometric search for dark matter in our Galaxy using microlensing phenomena. Information on the side projects conducted parallely to the main search are also there.
Weber State University Physics Department
The Physics Department at Weber State University provides astronomy and astrophysics programs.
Wesleyan University - Astronomy Program
The Department of Astronomy at Wesleyan University offers both BA and MA degrees in astronomy. We include, here, information on coursework, current faculty research, recent faculty and student preprints and on-going observing programs at Van Vleck Observatory including an extensive Catalog of Photometry of T Tauri Stars
West Virginia University Astrophysics (WVU)
Western Kentucky University - Physics and Astronomy Department
Home page for the astronomy group at Western Kentucky University and the Hardin Planetarium, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The department is a collaborator in CASS: NASA University Research Center for Automated Space Science, along with Tennessee State University and South Carolina State University. Further links are provided for the Kentucky NASA EPSCoR program and the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium.
Williams College - Astronomy Department
The Williams College Astronomy Department homepage features information on the Department's observatory facilities, links to faculty and staff homepages (with information on faculty and staff background and research interests), links to color CCD images taken at Williams College, current Astronomy Dept. course listings, and information on recent student projects at the observatory.
Wroclaw University, Institute of Theoretical Physics
Würzburg University Astronomical Institute (Würzburg)
Yale - Physics, Applied Physics and Astrophysics
Yale University Astronomy Department
Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Wisconsin hosts the 40" refractor, a 41" reflector, a 24" Boller & Chivens reflector, a 10" educational telescope, and support facilities. The 41" telescope is used for research including adaptive optics studies.
York University - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Zielona Gora Astronomical Centre
Our general subject is pulsar radiation, especially pulsar observations and modelling of pulsar radiation . We also work on relativistic astrophysics, plasma physics and extinction of interstellar dust.

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