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My "GeoAstro Applet Collection" (JARS Top Rated)
65 Java applets concerning astronomy.

My "Sun, Moon & Earth Applet" (JARS Top Rated)
This interactive applet displays the positions of sun and moon on the horizon for any date, time and location, and on an interactive world map with day and night regions. The times of rise and setting for, the declination, the Greenwich hour angle of sun and moon and the equation of time are computed.

KaffeeHaus - Das Internet-Planetarium (David Przewozny)

"SunClock" (M. Minow)
The SunClock applet displays the current time of day, the phase of the moon, and a map of the world showing the sunrise and sunset terminator. It also displays the times of twilight, sunrise and sunset, as well as the age of the moon, the number of days since the last new moon, and the times of moonrise and moonset.

RClock (R. Brodbeck):
Java applet for sun-, moon- and astro data

Visible Sky Applet (Omar Reis)
This applet shows the visible sky, in the form of a polar chart, with the sun, moon, 4 planets and 56 stars; simply enter the city in the world you want to view, date and time.

Phoon - show the current PHase of the mOON (Jef Poskanzer)
Shows the moon in its current phase, including the partial lighting of the dark side by reflected earthlight.

Lunar Phases Web Tool (Larry Molnar)

Java Applet "Mond"
Das Java Applet berechnet die Mondphase und stellt sie als Mondanblick dar.

Solar System (Chris Cobb)

The Moon (Space Academy, NASA)

Your Sky: interactive planetarium (John Walker)

Earth Viewer (Paul Carlisle)

Day and Night Sky (Dieter Egger)

Akkana's Java Star Chart

Stig's Sky Calendar

The Grok Solar Calculator is a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) application that generates for a given location and date, either a formatted HTML table of solar coordinates, a formatted Text table of solar coordinates or a GIF image plot of solar altitude vs. azimuth.

Sun Angle Calculator (Christopher Gronbeck )
This shareware Javascript program calculates solar angles based on location, date, and time and astronomical information .

The Planets (by Brendan DJ Murphy)
Accurately plots the positions of Jupiter's Galilean Moons (with shadow transits & eclipses and Great Red Spot). Also plots Saturn's rings with 8 moons and positions of other planets.

Sunrise/Sunset Calculator (NOAA Surface Radiation Research Branch)

Planet Finder (Benjamin Crowell)

Welcome to Sky View Café

Mathtools > Java > Astronomy
mathtools.net is a technical computing portal for all scientific and engineering needs

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Home Planet (John Walker) Windows 95/98/Me,NT 4.0/2000/XP, an excellent program !
Home Planet is a Microsoft Windows application which calculates the position of the Earth, Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, comets, and Earth satellites with high accuracy and provides the following capabilities: Map of the Earth, Sun/Moon information panel, Planetary position panel, Sky map, Telescope display, Horizon view, Orrery, Satellite tracking panel, View Earth from..., Satellite database selection, Cuckoo clock, Animation.

Shadows (François Blateyron)
A great sundial program for Windows (download, freeware)

Wolfgang Stricklings Softwareecke (Freeware)
AstroWin: Berechnet Ephemeriden, Finsternisse, Jupiter-und Saturnmondpositionen. z. T. mit grafischer Ausgabe.
und zahlreiche andere Programme !

U.S. Naval Observatory: Data Services
Sun, Moon, equinoxes, solstices, and more

Astronomic Clock (Reinier Ott)
provides a host of data on the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets seen from anywhere on Earth. Information, plotted on an altazimuth chart and accompanying tables, includes local sunrise and sunset times, solar disk size, Earth-Sun distance, Moon phases, equatorial coordinates, a planetary ephemeris, and an eclipse locator.

Planet's Visibility (alcyone software, freeware)
This program (for Windows 95/98/ME) presents a deceptively simple 3-color graph that tells, when a planet (or moon, sun) is visible from your location.


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XEarth for Mac (J. Lindvall)
XEarth for Mac displays shaded images of the Earth. It is based on the UNIX version of XEarth by Kirk Lauritz Johnson.

Time Palette (Trygve Inda)
Time Palette is the perfect tool for international business, world travel and geographic education. Version 3.0 uses a sleek, modern, drag-and-drop interface, making it easier than ever to learn and use.
At a basic level, Time Palette enables you to accurately determine the local time in a far away city. Time Palette not only tells you what time it is around the globe, it vividly displays the areas of day, twilight and night on a beautiful map of the world.
Time Palette 3.1 is released. The Mac shareware program, now in its seventh year calculates the proper time for any location in the world. Daylight Saving Time is handled correctly with an Atlas of 10,000 cities included. The software displays maps of the earth in 11 different projections showing the current areas of day, twilight & night across the earth.

Multiyear Interactive Computer Almanac (U.S. Naval Observatory)

Hour World
The HourWorldTM interactive world clock is a Macintosh product for timing international phone calls, finding sun and moon information, lighting, shadows, daylight saving time, and much more. Attractive and functional, PSE products provide a wealth of information in well-integrated, interactive graphical presentations. See the time and lighting conditions anywhere in the world at a glance. Explore a variety of locations and dates with simple mouse clicks, and use your printer to create almanac pages for any month and location.

Montenbruck, Oliver / Pfleger, Thomas: Astronomy on the Personal Computer. Springer Berlin

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astro-shop: Astronomie in Buch und Bild (mit ausführlichen Hinweisen)

Montenbruck, Oliver / Pfleger, Thomas: Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer; mit CD-ROM,
Springer Berlin, 4. Aufl. 2004, ISBN 3-540-21204-3

Montenbruck, Oliver / Pfleger, Thomas: Astronomy on the Personal Computer. with CD-ROM;
Springer Berlin, 4th ed. 2004, ISBN 3-540-67221-4

Montenbruck, Oliver: Grundlagen der Ephemeridenrechnung, Eine Zusammenstellung der wichtigsten Formeln und Daten zur Berechnung der Bahnen von Körpern im Sonnensystem
Astro-Praxis. 6., aktualis. u. erw. Aufl. 2001. IX, 173. m. 43 graph. Darst. 20,5 cm. Kartoniert.
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag; Sterne und Weltraum, ISBN: 3-8274-1311-7

Meeus, Jean: Astronomische Algorithmen, Aus d. Engl. v. Dill, Verlag Barth, J, 2. durchges. Aufl. 1994, 460 S., 39 Abb. - 24 x 16 cm. - 875. - Gebunden, ISBN 3-335-00400-0

Meeus, Jean: Astronomical Algorithms
Willmann-Bell; Hardcover (1st ed. 1991), ISBN: 0943396352
Willmann-Bell; Hardcover (2nd ed. 1998), ISBN: 0943396611

Meeus, Jean: Astronomical Formulae for Calculators;
Willmann-Bell; Softcover, ISBN: 0943396220

Guthmann, A.: Einführung in die Himmelsmechanik und Ephemeridenrechnung;
BI Wissenschaftsverlag, ISBN 3-411-17051-4.

Hempe, K., Molt, J.: Sterne im Computer - Berechnungsprogramme für den Hobbyastronomen;
Rudolf Müller, Köln 1986; ISBN 3-891-36411-3.

Marcel Minnaert: Licht und Farbe in der Natur, Birkhäuser, Basel 1992, ISBN 3-7643-2496-1

Foust, Jeff; Lafon, Ron: Astronomer's Computer Companion. No Starch Press, 1997.
ISBN: 1-886411-22-0

Hoffmann, Kurt: Sterne, Mond und Sonne: Astronomie ohne Fernroht;
Eva Hoffmann Verlag, Stuttgart 1999,  ISBN 3-932001-03-6.
"Eine leicht verständliche Himmelskunde für Spaziergänger und Wanderer"

Schröder, Klaus-Peter: Astrofotografie für Einsteiger;
Franck-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2000; ISBN 3-440-08439-6.
"Bereits mit einer gewöhnlichen Kamera gelingen Ihnen die ersten Himmelsaufnahmen..."

Lacroux, Jean; Legrand, Christian: Der Kosmos Mondführer. Mondbeobachtung für Einsteiger;
Franck-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2000; ISBN: 3-440-08447-7.

Bücher über Astronomie und Astrophysik



Kosmos Himmelsjahr 2001; Hrsg. H.-U. Keller;
Franck-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

Ahnerts Kalender für Sternfreunde; Hrsg. Th. Neckel, O. Montenbruck;
Verlag Sterne und Weltraum Hüthig, Heidelberg.

Der Sternenhimmel; Hrsg. H. Roth; Birkhäuser, Basel.

Bücher zur Astronomie und Astrophysik


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CD, Video.

Die Sonne - unser Heimatstern, Wissen auf Video, Komplett-Media, München; VHS-Video, 55 Min.; ISBN 3-89672-173-9.

Sonnenfinsternis 99, Wissen auf Video, Komplett-Media, München; VHS-Video, 50 Min.; ISBN 3-89672-174-7.

The Dynamic Sun - The SOHO CD, containing classroom presentations for High School and Junior High, images, video and more.

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Guide to Backyard Astronomy

AstroMediaVerlag · Astronomie zum Anfassen

My Sundial Page

Equation of Time and: Sundials on the Internet - the Equation of Time

Unofficial Time Zone Information (USNO)

Earth and Moon Viewer (John Walker): zeigt online aktuelle Ansichten von Erde und Mond aus verschiedenen Perspektiven,

U. S. Naval Observatory: Astronomical Data Online:
Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, and Twilight
Moon Illumination - Eclipses, Positions of the Sun and Moon,
Data for Major Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars - Dates - Miscellaneous

World Time Zone Map with current local times all over the World

Astronomie-Programme (Windows) im Internet:

Home Planet (John Walker) Freeware for Windows

Astronomical Software (Sky & Telescope)

Bureau des longitudes Home Page (Ephemerides, Natural Satellites Data Center and more)

Approximate Astronomical Positions (Keith Burnett)

Dan's Astronomy Software Collection

How to compute planetary positions (Paul Schlyter, Stockholm, Sweden)

How to compute rise/set times and altitude above horizon (Paul Schlyter)

Positional Astronomy

(FAQ) Astronomical Calculations for the Amateur

The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

Windows to the Universe (Web site about the Earth and Space sciences)

JPL Ephemeris Generator

Berechnung der Rektaszension und Deklination der Sonne (AstroInfo)

Ansichten des Sonnensystems / Views of the Solar System

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive (NASA)

Astronomical Calendar and Observer ( Arnold Barmettler, AstroInfo)

Positional Astronomy (Fiona Vincent)

Compute Local Apparent Sidereal Time

Data Services (U.S. Naval Observatory):Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, and Twilight

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Dec 11, 2018