Astronomy Apps

Sky Safari

Distant Suns


Star Walk

GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Solar Walk

Star Search

Pocket Universe

Star Chart

Moon Phase Pro



Sky & Telescope's Apps

3D Sun

Solar Monitor

Moon Globe


Moon Phase


Star Parties

NASA Night Sky Network - Find a star party (USA only) 


Getting Started in Sidewalk Astronomy

Choosing a Time for Your Event

Choosing the Location for Your Event

Promoting your Sidewalk Astronomy Public Event

Documenting Your Sidewalk Astronomy Event

Sidewalk Astronomy Be Prepared!


Sky and Telescope's "Let's Go Stargazing" guide

Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers Moon/Jupiter/Saturn Flyer


Eclipse Observing Resources

Lunar Eclipes

Solar Eclipses

List of eclipses until 2020

Sky & Telescope's Observing and Photographing Lunar Eclipses

Astronomy Magazine's How to observe a lunar eclipse

NOAA Solar and Lunar Eclipse Page


Meteor Shower Observing Resources

Meteor Viewing Basics

Eyes on the Sky - How to Observe Meteor Showers

Info on logging meteors and data collection


Saturn Observing

Sky & Telescopes' Guide to Observing Saturn

Sky & Telescope's Java Utility to identify the Saturn's Moons


Jupiter Resources

Finding Jupiter's Great Red Spot

S&T's Jupiter Observing Guide

A Guide to Observing Jupiter


Lunar Resources

Lunar and Planetary Institute's Lunar Maps

Printable Lunar Maps

Virtual Moon Atlas Free Software

Lunar Perigee and Apogee Calculator

Night Sky Network's Skywatcher's Guide to the Moon

Finding Lunar X (Halifax RASC newsletter)

Hunt for Lunar X


Solar Resources

Layers of the Sun

Everything Solar

Astronomy Now's guide to solar observing

Observing the Sun in H-alpa


Educational Resources/Outreach Activities

Student Activity - Moon Rock Recipe


Faces on the Moon PowerPoint

Observing the Sun for Yourself - Hands on classroom/outreach activities