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This "wonders of the universe" resource is dedicated to my grandchildren


Magazines & Journals

  Sky & Telescope
  Astronomy Magazine
  Nature: Astronomy
  Space Astronomy & Space News
  Sea and Sky Links to Astronomy and Space Magazines Physics - Astrophysics
  Space Scoop, astronomy news service for children aged 8 and above.
  Google Search - Astronomy & Journals

Astronomy for Kids

  Astroedu: Children's Planetary Maps Astronomy for Kids
  Ducksters - Science: Astronomy for Kids
  Google Search - Astronomy for Kids
  Science Kids Astronomy
  Canada - Junior Astronauts
  Universe Awareness Twitter: Universe Awareness @unawe

Astronomy and Space Organizations

  Planetary Defense Coordination Office
  Center for Near Earth Orbit (NEO) Studies (CNEOS) Twitter: Asteroid Watch @AsteroidWatch
  NASA, FEMA, International Partners Plan Asteroid Impact Exercise (April 24, 2019)
  International Asteroid Warning Network
  Wiki: Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System
  Paper: ATLAS: A High-cadence All-sky Survey System (May 14, 2018)

Missions and Discoveries

  Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions (December 28, 2019)
  OSIRIS-REx to Bennu

Comets & Asteroids collisions with Planets

  What the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Taught Us when it crashed into Jupiter in July 1994
  Wiki: Shoemaker-Levy 9
  Wiki: Chelyabinsk meteor (Near Earth Asteroid) strikes Earth (February 15, 2013)

Interstellar Objects - 'Oumuamua' (October 19, 2017 ) and interstellar comet 2I/Borisov (August 30 2019)

  The Age of Interstellar Visitors (January 29, 2020)
  Wiki: Oumuamua
  'Oumuamua: The First Interstellar Object
  Wiki: 2I/Borisov
  arxiv paper: A search for the origin of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov (December 24, 2019)

Astroids of Interest

  OSIRIS-REx to Bennu
  CSA - Bennu
  Wiki: 101955 Bennu

International Astronomy and Space Organizations

  The International Astronomical Union (IAU) (Founded 1919)
  The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) - Worldwide Space Agencies
  The International Astronomical Union (IAU) (Founded 1919)
  The Planetary Society Twitter: Planetary Society @exploreplanets

Canadian Astronomy

  The Canadian Astronomical Society (founded in 1971)
  Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Nearby Observatories, Planetariums and Astronomy Clubs

  Victoria: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory - Centre of the Universe Astronomy Gallery, and Planetarium
  Vancouver: H. R. MacMillan Space Centre - Planetarium Star Theatre
  Victoria Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
  Vancouver Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

You Tube Channels

  Dr. Becky - Oxford Astrophysicist Twitter: Becky Smethurst@drbecky_
  Discovery Channel - 100 Greatest Discoveries 1/9 Astronomy
  More You Tube Space and Astronomy Channels

Solar Missions and Geomagnetic Storm Physics Research

  ESA Solar Orbiter Twitter: ESA's Solar Orbiter @ESASolarOrbiter
  Space: The Greatest Missions to study the Sun (August 07, 2018)
  The Planetary Society - Active and Future Missions to study the Sun

Space Weather

  SpaceRef Space Weather GuideTwitter: Space Weather @spaceweather

Astronomy Platforms and Software

  American Astronomical Society: Worldwide Telescope - a "Universe Information System"Twitter: AAS WorldWide Telescope @WWTelescope
  Wiki: Glue
  Glue: With Glue, users can create scatter plots, histograms and images (2D and 3D) of their data.
  Pyton and Astronomy