Table of contents


Last updated 2010 February 2




1.0 Introduction


Listed here are websites referenced elsewhere on this site plus some others which may be of interest. Mostly the links will take you to the sites homepage but other pages on those sites specifically related to the subject of asteroids are included.


2.0 Organisations of amateur and professional astronomers


The Astronomer

                 The Planetary Society

British Astronomical Association

                 Asteroid and Remote Planets Section

                 Royal Astronomical Society

                 International Astronomical Union

                 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand

                 Italian organisation of minor planet observers

                 Follow-up Astrometric Program

                 Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)

                 Minor Planets Section

                    Minor Planet Bulletin

                  Minor Planet Research Inc

                  Minor Planet Mailing List

                 The Astronomical League

                 Asteroid Club

                Asteroid Club Observing Guide


3.0              Space Agencies


                  European Space Agency (ESA)

                  Japanese Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (JAXA)

National AeroSpace Agency (NASA)

                 Report to Congress. NEO Survey and Deflection Analysis of alternatives

                 Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

                  Near Earth Object Program

                  Asteroid Watch

                  Asteroid Radar Research

                  Solar System Dynamics

                     Whats Observable

                     Horizons (web interface)

                 Planetary Data Systems

                 Small Bodies Node

                 NASA Science

                 Astrophysics Data System

                 Lunar and Planetary Science


4.0              Publications


                  Sky And Telescope

                  Astronomy Now

                  Distant EKOs. The Kuiper Belt Electronic Newsletter


5.0              Software





                 Occult Watcher


                 John Saxton

                 Lymm Photometry Software



                  Remote Administrator (Radmin)

                  Comet/Asteroid Orbit Determination and Ephemeris Software (CODES)

                 Willman Bell

Astronomical Image Processing (AIP4WIN)







                  About Time

                  Net Time

                  The Horology Source


                  Minor Planet Observer

                  Omega lab - Advanced Telescope Control


                  Computer Aided Astrometry

                  Astro Tips





                  CNS Systems

                  Tac32 Software


6.0              Hardware


                  Starlight Xpress


                  Galleon Systems

                  Oregon Scientific

                  National Physical Laboratory

                 Time and Frequency (The MSF Signal)



                  Meinberg (time keeping devices)


7.0 Search Programs and Observatories


                 Camarillo Observatory


                 Pan-Starrs (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System)

                 Sloan Digital Sky Survey

                 Crni Vrh Observatory

                 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)


                    Near Earth Objects


                 Catalina Sky Survey

                 Campocatino Austral Observatory

                 Klet Observatory

                 Teide Observatory

                 Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

                 Lowell Observatory

                   Research Programs

                    Asteroid Services

                     Hierarchical Observation Protocol (HOP)

                     Critical List of Asteroids

                   Lowell Observatory Near Earth Object Search (LONEOS)


                  Siding Spring Survey

Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR)

                 JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)

                 United Sates Naval Observatory (USNO)

                   Astrometry Department

                 Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

                 Digitised Sky Survey (DSS)

                 UAO DLR Asteroid Survey (UDAS)

                 Sunflower Observatory

                 Desert Moon Observatory

                 Bagnall Beach Observatory

                 Goodricke-Pigott Observatory

                 Shed of Science

                 Observatorio Nazaret

                 Bellatrix Astronomical Observatory

                 Arecibo Observatory

                 Planetary Radar at Arecibo Observatory

                 A comparative study of current and planned NEO surveys

                 Japanese Spaceguard Centre

                   Bisei Spaceguard Centre

                   Kamisaibara Spaceguard Centre


8.0              Data and Information Centres


8.1 Asteroids in general


                  Minor Planet Centre (MPC)

                 Mirror site

                NEO Confirmation Page

                MPC NEA Planning Aid


                Minor Planet and Comet Ephemeris Service

                On-line Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

                MPC Guide to Minor Body Astrometry

                Astrometry how-to

                MPC Submission Information

                 Asteroids Dynamics (AstDys)

                 Project Pluto

                 Minor Planet Groups

                  Asteroid and Comet Groups

                  Description of the System of Asteroids

                  Asteroid masses

                  Asteroid/Comet Connection

                  Updated Ephemerides of Minor Planets


                 The Space Frontier Foundation

                 The Watch


8.2 Binary Asteroids


                 Asteroids with satellites

                 List of asteroid moons

                 Minor planet satellite database

                 Liste des asteroids binaires

                 Orbits of binary asteroids with adaptive optics

                 Urey Prize Lecture: Binary Minor Planets


8.3 Catalogues


                 USNO Image and Catalogue Archive Server


                 Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue 14



8.4 Lightcurves

                 Geneva Observatory - Asteroid and Comet rotation curves

                 Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL)

                 Ondrejov Asteroid Photometry Project

                 The Astronomical Society of Las Cruces

                 Minor Planet Lightcurve Data collected by Frederick Pilcher

                 Standard Asteroid Photometric Catalogue (temporarily closed)

                 Koronis Family Asteroids Rotation Lightcurve Observing Program

                 Photometry of Asteroids at The Belgrade Astronomical Observatory


8.5 Phase curves and absolute magnitude


                 Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)

                 Minor Planets Section

                 AUDE (Electronic Detectors Users Association)

                 Magnitude Alert Project


8.6 Near Earth Asteroids/Objects


                  Near Earth Objects Dynamic Site (NeoDys) - Italy

                  Near Earth Objects Dynamic Site (NeoDys) - Spain

                  European Asteroid Research Node

                Spaceguard Foundation

                Spaceguard Central Node

              Spaceguard system

                NEO Coord System

                Priority List

Spaceguard UK

                 The Planetary Society Near Earth Objects Page


8.7 Occultations


                  European Asteroid Occultation Network (EAON)

                  Steve Prestons Occultation Updates

                  Euraster European Asteroidal Occultations

                  Asteroidal Occultation Reports Database

                  International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA)

                  RASNZ Occultation Section

                  Breit Ideas Observatory

                  Drift-scan timing of asteroid occultations John Broughton

                  French Astronomical Society Occultations, Eclipses and Transits


8.8 Impacts


                  Earth Impact Database

                  Lunar and Planetary Institute

                 Terrestrial Impact Craters, Second Edition

                  Holocene Impact Working Group

                  Impact calculator

                  Impact Field Studies Group

                  University of Arizona

                 Department of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

                  Earth Impact Effects Program

                 NASA Ames Research Center, Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards

                 Torino Impact Scale

                 Armagh Observatory

                 Near Earth Object Impact Hazard

                 NASA JPL Near Earth Object Program

                 Current Impact Risks


9.0              Professional and Amateur astronomers


                 Alan Cahill

                 John Sussenbach

                 Martin Mobberley

                 Andrew Lowe

                 Mike Kretlow

                 Mark Kidger

                 John Saxton

                 Robert Koff

                 David Higgins

                 John Fletcher

                 Dr Alan Fitzimmons

                 David C Jewitt

                 Mikko Kaasalainen

                 Bill Yeung

                 Peter Birtwhistle

                 Dr Phil Bland

                 Jim Scotti

                 Tim Hunter

                 James McGaha

                 Duncan Miller

                 William Bottke

                 Alain Maury

                  NEO discovery statistics 2002

                  NEO discovery statistics 2003

                  NEO discovery statistics 2004

                  NEO discovery statistics 2005

                  NEO discovery statistics 2006

                  NEO discovery statistics 2007


10.0 Academic institutions


                 Stephen F. Austin State University

                  Dept of Physics and Astronomy

                  Dans Home Page

                  Minor Planet Research

                  University of Ljubljani astronomical observatory

                 Calculation of residuals of asteroid positions

                 Institute of Physics, Montevideo, Uruguay

                 Atlas of Mean Motion Resonances

                 California Institute of Technology

                 Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

                  Michael E Brown

                 University of Pisa, Celestial Mechanics Group

                 Uppsala Astronomical Observatory

                 Planetary System Group



11.0 Robotic telescopes


                 Global Rent-A-Scope


                 Faulkes Telescope Project


                 Bradford Robotic Telescope

                 Sierra Stars Observatory Network

                 San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations

                 Telescope Time Rental


12.0 Other sites of interest


                 B612 Foundation


                 Realtime world calendar

                 NASA/JPL Space Calendar

                 Small Body Distance Triangulation Calculator

                 Portal to the universe



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