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52 Ways to be a Lazy Astronomer

Lazy? Maybe “Efficient”! There are other ways to enjoy the skies and mysteries of the universe besides dragging your equipment out to a dark spot. Our club member Jorge Cazares showed us ways he does this at a previous club meeting. Below is a list of resources he showed us, including some he did not get to.

Link Resource Type News Blog Crowdsource Exoplanet Hunting News Amateur Space Software Spacecraft Dawn Spacecraft New Horizons Cool Planet Website from NASA James Webb Telescope (Webcam) And in 3D! Tools Sun Viewer Tools Sun Aurora Viewer Confusing Aurora Data for Nerds Sun Tools in One Place SDO Source Data (Pretty site) Save the astronauts! Satellite Viewer Satellite Tracking and Predictions ISS Info Asteriod Tracking and Reporting Guides and Training PHA list Near Earth Object Sentry Risk (SR) – Torino Scale Latest Meteor Reports Hear the Meteors Earth Impact Simulator Text
The human body can survive relatively high blast overpressure without experiencing barotrauma. A 5 psi blast overpressure will rupture eardrums in about 1% of subjects, and a 45 psi overpressure will cause eardrum rupture in about 99% of all subjects. The threshold for lung damage occurs at about 15 psi blast overpressure. A 35-45 psi overpressure may cause 1% fatalities, and 55 to 65 psi overpressure may cause 99% fatalities. (Glasstone and Dolan, 1977; TM 5-1300, 1990) List of Asteroid Hits Great Pictures of Sky Lunar surface north pole Classify Craters Astronomy Viewing Forecast for CUAS Observatory Light Pollution Map Astrometry Tools Sky Chart Tool (The ugliest) most complete astronomical observation and information online-calculator on the planet. Beautiful Informational Infographics Download thousands of archived NASA footage.
Video Apollo 11
Alien craft at 50:46 🙂 Beautiful Sky Map How to be a Rocket Scientist
Tools from Tools
Create a free account and set your location on Earth before you try to use any visible pass calculations.
Satellite Database Satellites Visible Tonight
Satellites Escaping Our Solar System (Top secret X-37B) in Orbit
ISS Visible Passes ISS Orbital Height
Amateur Radio Satellites Sky Chart
Solar System Chart Comet Tracking and Locationsx
Planet Summar Moon Location and Phases
Sun Events and Locations Control Your Own Large Observatory IAU at CBAT Telemetry Data for everything in the sky Pro Use Satellite Tracking and Predictions*
*Excerpt from Run by the US Department of Defense, responsible for making unclassified orbital elements available to the public. This organization has taken over the task from the OIG which was run by NASA. You will need to get an account to access the data.