Obserwatorium Astronomiczne Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego


Astronomy on the Web

or how to find something in astronomy

This page contains a selection of links to astronomy and astrophysics related stuff on the Web. The main purpose of it is to help you finding people, institutions, publications, catalogues and data archives on the Internet. When you cannot find what you need from this page, try our collection of search engines.

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Plasma meetings
A comprehensive Directory of Plasma Conferences maintained by the IEEE-NPSS Plasma Science and Applications Committee.

People and institutions

The Star*s
The Strasbourg astronomical Data Center contains The Star*s, a collection of huge databases about astronomical institutions and people. There are three main databases:
AstroWeb is a collection of pointers to astronomy-related information on Internet, maintained by AstroWeb Consortium. It contains links to publications, people, meetings, societies, weather, telescope schedules, observatories, departments, institutions, data, software many other resources. There is a searchable version of AstroWeb. Several sites in the world mirror the information of AstroWeb:
  • ST-ECF (The Space Telecsope - European Coordinating Facility, Garching)
  • STScI (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA)
  • NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, USA)
  • VILSPA (Villafranca Satellite Tracking Station, Spain)
American Astronomical Society
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is the major professional organization in North America for astronomers and other scientists and individuals interested in astronomy. The well-known journal of the AAS is The Astrophysical Journal.
You can search for persons, institutions and postal addresses.


ADS Abstract Service
The NASA Astrophysics Data System is a very good place to find a published paper. It contains more than 450,000 abstracts on astronomy and astrophysics. Just fill in the form, whatever you know about the paper: authors, title or abstract words... A powerfull tool!
Los Alamos E-prints server (XXX)
Contains electronic version of papers on physics and astronomy. People usually put their preprints at XXX as soon as they are ready, several months before publishing. This archive is a must for a serious researcher who wants to get up-to-date knowledge. You can also put your own paper/preprint there.
The Net Advance of Physics
The Net Advance of Physics is a free electronic journal/encyclopaedia bringing together review articles and lecture notes in physics and allied sciences from around the Internet. Although presently consisting mainly of links to other sites, The Net Advance of Physics also welcomes contributions of review articles written expressly for publication here.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Astrophysical Journal
The Astronomical Journal
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP)


The SIMBAD (Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data) astronomical database, created and maintained by the CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies. It contains information for about 1 million objects. Well, in order to use this nice database you have to pay.
Astronomer's Bazaar
Contains astronomical data catalogues, related to observations of stars and galaxies, and other galactic and extragalactic objects. A few catalogues about the solar system bodies and atomic data are also included. Currently over 1000 data catalogues and tables are available, for a total of about 5 Gigabytes of information. A large part of these catalogues are available on-line.
Astronomical Data Center
The Astronomical Data Center (ADC) is located at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. It acquires, verifies, formats, documents, and distributes files containing astronomical data in computer-readable form. It also develops and maintains software tools to access these data. The ADC is part of an international federation of astronomical data centers.
The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, located at the Goddard Space Flight Center, provides the high energy data from such satellites, as ROSAT, GRO, BBXRT, ASCA, XTE, HEAO, Einstein and others. The total data volume is of the order of 1 Terabyte.
STARCAT (obsolete) and WDB (new)
STARCAT is a collection of miscellaneous catalogues of astronomical data. You can find there catalogues of stars, galaxies, radio sources, high-energy sources and others.
Spatially Uniform Catalog of Faint Astrometric Reference Objects
Washington Double Stars Catalogue
6th Orbit Catalog
Sixth Catalog of Orbits of Visual Binary Stars
USNO Speckle Catalog
Fourth Catalog of Interferometric Measurements of Binary Stars
Barnard's Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way
An Online Exhibit
USNO Magnitude Difference Catalog
The Second Photometric Magnitude Difference Catalog

Astronomy in Poland

Polish Astronomical Society
Polish Amateur Astronomers Society


Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University
Well, this is our observatory. The page you read now is hosted there!
Mt. Suhora Observatory
This observatory is a part of Astronomy Department at the Pedagogical University. It is located in Gorce moutains, near Koninki village, 60 km south-east of Cracow.
Youth Astronomical Observatory, Niepolomice
This is an amateur astronomical observatory located near Cracow.


Obserwatorium Astronomiczne Instytutu Fizyki Uniwersytetu Opolskiego


Torun Centre for Astronomy of the Nicolas Copernicus University
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Torun
This is not the part of the University, but of the Polish Academy of Sciences, rather.


Poznan Astronomical Observatory
The observatory is a part of Adam Mickiewicz University. Its history begins in 1919. The main fields of the research are astrometry and celestial mechanics. Lately the scientific research has been extended also to astrophysics.


Astronomical Institute of Wroclaw University
The main field of research in Wroclaw is solar physics. The observatory owns the coronograph in Bialkowo, near Wroclaw, and carries out regular observations of the solar active phenomena.


Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Warsaw

Interesting links