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Databases

America's News Magazines
America's News Magazines covers U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from popular magazines. Search the magazines or read them "cover to cover". Astronomy articles can be found in Air & Space, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Science News, Slate (USA) and Smithsonian

Science in Context
For those seeking information on today's most significant science topics.  Virtual Tour

 

Websites

Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, and more.

HubbleSite
News center, gallery, discoveries, sci-tech, fun and games, and reference desk.

Khan Academy: Cosmology & Astronomy
Join a global classroom online and take free lessons. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Best viewed via Google Chrome

NASA
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency.  There's even an astronomy picture of the day and a NASA Kid's Club.

National Geographic: Science & Space
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about planets and their moons. 

Science Daily - Astronomy News
Browse news stories, videos, images and RSS feeds.

Sky & Telescope Magazine
News, observing tips, how-to advice, and more.

 

Community and Local Links

Buffalo Astronomical Association
An organization composed of people from all walks of life who share in a common love for the wonders of the universe, that has a newsletter and various events. 

Buffalo Museum of Science
Dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences, the Buffalo Museum of Science's extensive collections and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe. Anchoring Buffalo's East Side in Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park since 1929, the museum presents a wide variety of programs and services for children, teachers, families, adults and community organizations throughout the year.

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center
Located in Hamburg, New York for unique learning opportunities in astronomy.

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Provides students and visitors with viewings of stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, planets, and much more. Located in Buckham Hall at Buffalo State College, the planetarium offers seasonal shows that are open to the campus community and the general public

 

Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library's Catalog.

Astronauts
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Comets
Constellations
Cosmology
History of Astronomy
NASA
Outer Space
Space Shuttles
Spectroscopy