FRIENDS OF GOLDENDALE OBSERVATORY
Astronomy Science & Education
Bechtel National Planetarium, Tri-Cities, WA
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry - Planetarium, Portland OR
Oregon Observatory, Sunriver OR
University of Oregon - Pine Mountain Observatory near Bend OR
Lick Observatory - the nearest large professional research facility, San Jose CA
Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Astronomy education resources for science literacy.
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Working to preserve the night sky in the US and around the world.
Oregon Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association.
Working to preserve the night sky in Washington.
IDA chapter with lots of great information on protecting the night sky
Solar storms, meteor showers, aurora's, oh my!
National Weather Service, NOAA
Printable Sky Maps - free!
On-line star chart and planetarium.
What's up in the sky - satellites, stars, planets, and more.
Best free planetarium software for your computer.
Web Sites for Astronomy Enthusiasts
Orion Telescopes How To Choose A Beginner Telescope
Starizona's excellent guide to telescopes and their uses.
Comprehensive coverage of space and astronomy topics.
News and information for science and astronomy.
Reviews, information, and discussion of all things astronomical.
Observing programs for beginners to advanced.
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers.
Encouraging amateur and professional interaction and research.
Falling stars enthusiasts.
Make your own telescope - the Stellafane comprehensive ATM site.
Mel Bartels extensive site for telescope makers.
These also have lots of great information on-line for free:
The definitive magazine of astronomy.
The most popular astronomy magazine.
Tri-City Astronomy Club, Richland, Kennewick, Pasco WA
Rose City Astronomers, Portland OR
Seattle Astronomical Society, Seattle WA
Yakima Valley Astronomy Club
Gatherings at dark sky sites, with lots of telescopes and camaraderie.
Table Mountain Star Party, WA
Oregon Star Party, OR
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