PULSE@Parkes documents and files
of Radio Astronomy is a NASA site where you can download a free introductory
text book on radio astronomy.
- What is Radio Astronomy?
This set of pages is from NRAO, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
the American equivalent of Australia Telescope National Facility. It has some
effective animations that show the different ways by which radio waves are
produced plus answers to frequently asked questions.
- Stellarium is
an excellent open-source free sky simulator and planetarium program. It is
available for Windows PCs, Mac OSX and Linux machines.
CLEA have a (Windows only) free program Radio Astronomy of Pulsars
that allows you to simulate radio observations of pulsars and the use of a
radio telescope. The student manual has a structured sequence of activities.
- Google Sky. This
is the web-based version. It currently has optical, infra-red. X-ray and Gamma
ray overlays for some regions of the sky.