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Physics Research: Find Sources

Guidance and key resources for doing academic research in Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology.

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Subject Specific Databases


American Astronomical Society

American Institute of Physics

American Physical Society APS

Imagine the Universe
This site is primarily dedicated to a discussion of the High-Energy region of the electromagnetic spectrum, i.e. X-rays and gamma-rays, and the science that can come from examining the universe in those regions.

Download the latest imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, read about recent uses of NASA-developed technology by private industry, watch a short video of the first human landing on the Moon or view the latest microgravity science experiment underway aboard the planned international Space Station.

Physics Web
Physics news, jobs, and resources.
The is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site. In addition to providing high-quality content, is a meeting place for professionals, students and other curious minds.

Aladin Sky Atlas an interactive sky atlas

Astronomical Almanac Online
Contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites, data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year, and serves as a world-wide standard for such information.

Astronomical Sky Calendar

Consolidated Lunar Atlas - from Lunar and Planetary Institute

International Space Station - from NASA

Multiwavelength Milky Way from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)

The Nine Planets - a multimedia tour of the solar system

Your Sky - the interactive planetarium of the Web

Meteorology Web Resources