M 1 - Grupo de Variables y Supernovas ( Madrid )

Amateurs astronomer 0bserving Group of Variables and Supernovae founded on 1990. Discover of SN 93J in M 81. Edit annually M 1 Circular. [in Spanish].

MAC LOW, Mordecai-Mark ( Amer. Mus. Natural History )

Structure of the Interstellar Medium and Molecular Clouds, Blast Waves, Star Formation, Circumstellar Nebulae, Planetary Impacts, Computational Gas Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics

MAC-AULIFFE PIETRO Felipe Eduardo ( La Silla )

MACCARONE, Maria Concetta ( IFCAI/CNR )

MACHO project

The MACHO project is searching for dark matter in the form of Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs) using gravitational microlensing. We search for these events by monitoring over 10 million stars every night in the LMC and Galactic bulge, using the dedicated 50-inch telescope at Mt. Stromlo.

MACIEL, Walter J. ( IAG/USP )

MACKIE, Glen ( Victoria University Wellington )

MACRI, Lucas

Cepheid variables; Tully-Fisher relation.

Magellan Image Browser

Magellan Mission to Venus - Online Resources ( PDS Imaging Node. JPL. NASA )

A list of high-quality web-based resources related to the Magellan mission to Venus. Includes direct links to the PDS-archived data stored in CD-ROM jukeboxes, and a browser to view the data.

Magellan Mission to Venus

NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994. During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus. The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends. Up-to-date status reports will be available from this WWW page, which also offers Venus images and other highlights from the mission.

Magellanic Cloud Emission-line Survey ( MCELS, UM/CTIO )

MCELS is a survey of two of our nearest neighboring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The survey is done in the bright emission of Hydrogen (Halpha 6563), Sulfur ([S II] 6724), and Oxygen ([O III] 5007) from the interstellar gas of these two galaxies to study the properties, kinematics, and dynamics of the "violent" interstellar medium. Although the project just started recently, one can already see some samples of the utility as well as the beauty of emission-line imaging which will be brought to the astronomical community and the public in general. The survey is performed with the University of Michigan's Curtis Schmidt telescope, a 0.6/0.9m Schmidt located on Cerro Tololo and run by CTIO under a cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan.

Magellanic Clouds Newsletter ( European mirror )

The Magellanic Clouds Newsletter is an electronic publication for information exchange on Magellanic Clouds research. It is distributed bimonthly and provides abstracts of submitted papers on the Magellanic Clouds, dissertation abstracts, meeting information and job announcements. The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):

Magellanic Clouds Newsletter ( MCnews )

An bi-monthly electronic publication on Magellanic Clouds related research. The online content of the www page includes downloadable recent and back issues, news, and hyperlinks to other Magellanic Clouds related sites.

MAGNANI, Loris Alberto ( U. Georgia )

Magnetic Classification Values of sunspots ( after Malde )

Worldwide network; observations of sunspots; classifying to Zurich/McIntosh-system; generating values=Classification Values after Malde (established in 1981; published in german mag. "vdS-SONNE").

Maidanak Foundation

The Maidanak Foundation is dedicated to supporting the scientific teams currently running the Mt. Maidanak Observatory, and to provide funding for key scientific equipment.

MAJEWSKI, Steven R. ( Virginia )

MALBET, Fabien ( Observatoire de Grenoble )

MALHOTRA, Sangeeta

ISM, Galactic structure

Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. ( MSSS )

MALKAN, Matthew A. ( UCLA )

MALKOV, Oleg ( Moscow )

Creation and examination of astronomical data bases; creation of catalogues; star designations problems; astronomical data analysis (about 20 publications). Initial mass function (particularly for low-mass stars); local luminosity function; history of star formation; structure of mass-luminosity relation; binary stars; brown dwarfs; local missing mass (about 20 publications).

MAMON, Gary ( IAP )

Groups and clusters of galaxies.
Morphological evolution of galaxies.
Galaxies from the DENIS IJK survey of the southern sky.

Manchester Astronomical Society ( MAS )

Founded in 1903 the MAS is one of the oldest astronomical societies in the UK. The Godlee observatory houses a Grubb 8" refractor and a 12" reflector, sited on the roof of UMIST.



MANNUCCI, Filippo ( Arcetri )

MAP Introduction to Cosmology Page

This page aims to introduce a general audience to the basic concepts of cosmology. It also describes the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) and its scientific goals.

MARAZITI, Deborah L. ( Williams College )

MARCO, Olivier ( ESO )

Work on Active Galactic Nuclei, using the ESO Adaptive Optics System (ADONIS).
Work on thermal infrared camera COMIC, dedicated to ADONIS.

MARCOUT, James ( Strasbourg Astron. Obs. )

MARCY, Geoffrey W. ( SFSU )

MARDONES, Diego ( Center for Astrophysics )

MARECKI, Andrzej ( Torun Radio Astronomy Obs. )

MARGON, Bruce ( Univ.Washington )

MARGOT, Jean-Luc ( Cornell )


Mars Atlas ( -- online USGS maps and VO image finder )

A WWW-browsable, zoomable and scrollable atlas of USGS images of Mars, showing the locations (footprints) of thousands of high-resolution Viking Orbiter images.

Mars Express

Mars Express is an ESA project, with the following scientific objectives:
Orbiter to perform high-resolution setero colour imaging, mineralogical mapping, subsurface sounding, atmospheric sounding and studies of the environment of planet Mars.
Lander Modules for descent and landing to study the internal structure, meteorology and landing site geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and exobiology.

Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer ( ASU )

This is the homepage for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), in the Department of Geology at Arizona State University. TES is one of five instruments on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. The goal of this website is to present up-to-date information about the TES instrument and its activites at Mars as well as information about infrared spectroscopy and links to many other Mars-related sites. We also have a very active Mars K-12 Outreach Program.

Mars Pathfinder

Home Page of the Mars Pathfinder Mission

MARTINI, Paul ( Carnegie Inst. Washington )

Martz Observatory & Martz Astronomical Assn., Inc.

The Web Site for the Martz Observatory & Astronomical Association. The Martz Observatory has served western New York state since 1965. The Martz Astronomical Association, Inc. (501c3) conducts public education programming at the observatory and other locations that give over 15,000 people access to the stars every year.

MARVEL, Kevin B. ( AAS )

MASON, Brian D. ( GSU )

Massively Parallel Computing Research Laboratory ( MPCRL )

Massively Parallel Richardson-Lucy ( MPRL )

MPRL is a software package for performing spatially-variant point spread function (SV-PSF) deconvolution of astronomical images. Its development is motivated by, but its utility is hopefully not limited to, Hubble Space Telescope image data.

Mathematical Morphology

MATHIAS, Philippe ( OCA / Nice )


We're the developers of S-PLUS as well as developers and providers of a variety of other tools for statistical and data analysis. We strive to provide you with a variety of online information which will help you work more efficiently and creatively within S-PLUS.

MathSource -- Mathematica Software ( Wolfram Research, Inc. )

This site contains all material available through MathSource. The General directory contains items of general interest to the Mathematica community, such as administrative info, MathGroup archives, Mathematica tutorials, MathSource information, utility programs, and Mathematica tips. The Enhancements directory contains items that enhance the functionality of Mathematica beyond the capabilities of the basic kernel. Items in the Applications directory deal with the application of Mathematica to specific problems or subject areas. The subcategories group related items together into manageable sizes. Subcategories under Applications include: Audio, Chemistry, Complexity, Computer Science, Data-Tables, Economics-Finance, Education, Engineering, Geography, Graphics, Life Science, Material Science, Math, and Physics. Books supplements, periodicals, journals, press-announcements, bibliographical information, Mathematica documentation, and the like are all stored in the Publications directory.

Matthew Senay ( UMASS )

MATTHEWS, Brian ( CalTech )

MATTOX, John ( Francis Marion University )

I am currently investigating the emission of high-energy gamma-rays by pulsars and blazars. In both cases, gamma-rays provide an important diagnostic for understanding the behavior of matter in extreme circumstances.

MAUCHE, Christopher W. ( Astrophysics Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory )

Mauna Kea Observatories

Mauritius Radio Telescope ( MRT )

MRT is a southern sky survey telescope, which is making a complimentary survey to 6C (southern sky) and observing selected southern sky pulsars. See UK and original MRT pages.

Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik

Max-Planck-Institut fr Astronomie ( MPIA, Heidelberg )

The MPIA operates the Calar Alto Observatory as well as conducting research in different areas of astronomy and astrophysics including star formation, extragalactic objects, astrophysical theory, and instrumentation development.

Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie ( MPAe )

The Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie (MPAe) is one of the over sixty institutes for basic research run by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. The fields of research comprise the near earth space (atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere) and extend into the interplanetary space as far as the sun and to other planets, comets and asteroids.

Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik ( MPA, Garching )

Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik ( MPE, Garching )

Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik is located at Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded by Wolfgang Gentner as a research centre for nuclear physics in 1958. The present major research areas include nuclear and particle physics, space science, cosmic ray research and other topics.

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie ( MPIfR, Bonn )

Colloquium schedule (KOLLOQUIUMSPLANUNG -- Diese Planungsdatei ist LAN-öffentlich und über Internet zugänglich via 'anonymes ftp')

MAZURE Alain ( LAM, Marseille )

Cosmology, Large Scale Structure, Clusters of Galaxies.

MAZZOLINI, Margaret ( Melbourne )

MCALISTER, Harold A. ( GSU )


McCRAY, Dick ( JILA )

MCDAVID, David ( Limber Observatory )

McDonald Observatory ( University of Texas, Austin )

McDonald Observatory is located 450 miles west of Austin, Texas, in the Davis Mountains. At present, there are three operating telescopes: 2.7-meter, 2.1-meter, and .76-meter reflectors. The Observatory is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared, and it boasts one of the first and most productive lunar ranging stations.

MCDONALD, Kelley ( CEA )

McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences

The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences exists to encourage scientists to work together on research problems that span or transcend traditional departmental lines. This is done through formal programs such as regular colloquia, and informally through the common bond of fellowship in the Center. Space science, broadly defined as the study of the universe and our relationship to it, is simply too vast an area to be the province of a single discipline. Understanding the formation of the solar system is equally the task of the chemist who measures isotope effects in meteorites, the astronomer who observes planetary atmospheres or interstellar dust, and the theoretical physicist who studies gravitational collapse. Faculty and students of the Center thus belong to one of the basic, traditional science departments, yet overlap strongly in their research work.

McELROY, Doug ( JPL/Caltech )

A semi-personal Home Page, with some research projects I have been involved in and links to same.

McGill University - Earth and Planetary Science

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences of McGill University have available an interactive Atlas of impact craters and coronae structures of Venus. The Face of Venus, enables browsers to interactively access a geographical database of these features. Craters or coronae can be selected by size, type, and name status to create user-generated maps of the selected features, as well as a text listing. A dynamic ISMAP is created with clickable areas where users can obtain more information about any feature viewed on the map, or directly from the text list. Users may also elect to examine the distribution of their selected features by using hierarchical cluster analysis to generate a dendrogram of any groupings.

McLIN, Kevin M. ( CASA, University of Colorado )

QSO Absorption Lines, Intergalactic Medium, Observational Cosmology.

McMAHAN, Robert K. Jr.

MCMAHON, Richard ( IOA )

McMaster Cepheid Photometry and Radial Velocity Archive

This site contains ASCII data tables of photometry and radial velocities for Galactic and Extragalactic Cepheids (both Classical and Type II). Data is presented as published and full citations to the original work are given. Currently, data are sorted according to star name.

McMaster University - Astronomy and Astrophysics

Contains information about their faculty, research, facilities and graduate programme.


MDM Observatory ( MDM Observatory )

MDM Observatory was founded by the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Current operating partners include Michigan, Dartmouth, MIT, Ohio State University, and Columbia University. The Observatory is located on the southwest ridge of the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. It operates two telescopes: the 2.4-m Hiltner telescope and the 1.3-m McGraw-Hill telescope.


The Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre (CDS) is collecting modern media offering material related to astronomy and space sciences.

Medina County Astronomical Society

New amateur club forming in the Medina, Ohio area.

Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences ( AMSEE )

The "Association Mediterranenne des Sciences de l'Environnement et de l'Espace" or Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences is a non profit organisation established late 1990. Since then the Association has installed two telescopes, one designed for the observation of planets and double stars under the Mosser Dome and another for deep sky observing under the Messier Dome. CCDs observing for amateur size telescope has been the major interest of the members since the beginning.

Medium Deep Survey ( MDS )

The Medium Deep Survey (MDS) is an international project that uses the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in Pure parallel mode to study the nature of faint galaxies in the deepest regions of the universe. The released MDS database contains model fits for about 64000 objects in 185 WFPC2 fields, observed in most cases using the F814W(I), F606W(V) and for few in F450W(B) photometric filters. Some fields overlap each other, and duplicate observations of the same object has not yet been cross-identified.


MEDOC (Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO) is designed to meet the needs of European SOHO Investigators who wish to work together on the data analysis and the preparation of joint observations using SOHO instruments and also European solar ground-based Observatories. This European Centre complements the SOHO facilities (Experiment Operations Facility, Experiment Analysis Facility, U.S. SOHO Archive ) located in GSFC (NASA).

MEECH, Karen ( University of Hawaii )

Planetary Astronomy - SS Formation, Distant Comets

Mees Solar Observatory ( MSO, Hawaii )

Meetings on Extra-solar Planets

Melendez Moreno, Jorge L. ( Sao Paolo )

Infrared Spectroscopy. Peruvian Astronomy.

MELIA, Fulvio ( Steward Obs. )

MELOTT, Adrian ( U. Kansas )

Cosmology, Large-Scale Structure, N-body simulations

Memphis Astronomical Society ( MAS )

The Memphis Astronomical Society is a non-profit, public service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and related sciences.

Mercury Magazine

Magazine of the members of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

MERIWETHER, Dave ( Satellite development, testing & Operations, Stanford )

Dave's world is split into three catagories:
Space Work (My current work developing the Gravity Probe B's ground station), Physics (Relativity mostly), Astrophysics (including my previous work with the EUVE), Rocket Science (lots of links, including the X prize), and Space operations (every satellite web page I know of);
Dave's Playground: Weather, News, Earthquakes & hurricanes, road conditions, California info, Federal info, images, html, perl & vi resources www sources, music, & misc
Jobs: on-line job resources.

Messier Pages at SEDS

Images and short information for each of the 110 Deep Sky Objects of Messier's catalog, together with various indices and reference material. Including historic and observational stuff, and a big image collection.

MESZAROS, Peter ( Penn State Univ. )

Meteor Observers Mailing List ( meteorobs )

A mailing list with over 100 subscribers internationally, dedicated to all aspects of meteor observing and meteorics. To subscribe, send an email message with the text "subscribe meteorobs" in the body to the address: "majordomo@latrade.com".

Meteorological Forecasts at ESO Sites ( ESO Weather-Watch )

This site provides meteorological indormations about observing conditions at ESO observatories. Forecasts of precipitable water vapour, cloudiness, wind, temperature and pressure are available, along with synoptic maps and satellite pictures.

Meteosat images ( from the University of Nottingham )

Metsahovi Radio Research Station

The Metsähovi Radio Research Station, a separate research institute of the Helsinki University of Technology since May 1988, operates a 14 m diameter radome enclosed radio telescope at Metsähovi, 40 km west of Helsinki, Finland. The Cassegrain telescope system can be used at frequencies 10 - 230 GHz (wavelengths 3 cm - 1.8 mm).

MEYER, David M. ( Northwestern Univ. )

MICELAQ, Giusi ( Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana, Palermo, Sicily )

Open clusters and star forming regions. Stellar coronae.

MICHEL, F. Curtis ( Rice Univ. )

MICHEL, Francis

Michelle: A mid-infrared spectrometer and imager for the UKIRT and Gemini telescopes

Michigan State University - Physics & Astronomy ( MSU )

Michigan State's Telescope Initative

Outreach efforts to merge astronomy research and non-science education.

MICKEY, Donald L. ( IfA )

Solar physics, magnetic fields, instrumentation.

Microcomputer Image Processing System ( MiPS )

(this document is the announcement of a demo for MS-DOS computers)

Microlensing Planet Search Project ( MPS )

The Microlensing Planet Search Project (MPS) searches for evidence of extra-solar planets using the gravitational microlensing technique.

Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars ( MOST )

MOST is Canada's first space science microsatellite and its first optical space telescope project, aiming for launch in late 2001. MOST is designed to measure (as its acronym implies) Microvariability & Oscillations of STars in broadband light with a precision of a few micromagnitudes over timescales from minutes to days. The resulting eigenfrequency data will be used primarily for stellar seismology, to probe the structure and ages of Sun-like stars, magnetic stars, Wolf-Rayet stars and halo subdwarfs. The subdwarfs are expected to yield age estimates which would place a meaningful lower limit on the age of the Universe. MOST should also be capable of confirming the presence of giant extrasolar planets identified in Doppler surveys.

Microwave Anisotropy Dataset Computational Analysis Package ( MADCAP )

MADCAP is a parallel implementation of the Bond, Jaffe & Knox formulation of CMB data analysis algorithms for:

1.    making a map (and the associated pixel-pixel noise correlation matrix) from a time-ordered dataset;

2.    extracting the most likely CMB signal bin power spectrum (and the associated bin-bin correlation matrix) from this map.

Microwave Anisotropy Probe ( MAP )

NASA has selected MAP has one of the next MIDEX missions. It will map the microwave background fluctuations over the whole sky and provide insights into the formation of galaxies and the basic parameters of cosmology.

Microwave Background Anisotropies - Physics

A series of online tutorials ranging from beginner to expert covering the theory of cosmic microwave background anisotropies.

Mid-Atlantic Star Party ( MASP )

Mid-InfraRed Large Imager ( MIRLIN )

MIRLIN is a 128 x 128 pixel, 7 - 25 micrometer infrared astronomical camera built at JPL by a team led by Dr. Michael Ressler and used on the Palomar 5 meter (200 inch) telescope, the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility 3 meter telescope, and the Keck II 10 meter telescope.

Midcourse Space Experiment ( MSX )

The MSX observatory is a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization project which offers major benefits for both the defense and civilian sectors. It was launched on a Delta II vehicle on April 24, 1996, into a 900 km, polar, near-Sun synchronous orbit. The spacecraft featured an advanced multispectral image capability to gather data on test targets and space background phenomena.
The infrared sensors operated at 11 to 12 degrees Kelvin by employing a solid hydrogen cryostat. The IR instruments span the range 4.2 - 26 microns. The focal plane array consists of five bands and the radiometer beam-size is more than 25 times smaller than IRAS. As a result, much greater spatial resolution than anything currently available has been obtained. The cryogen phase of the mission ended on 26 February 1997. During the ten month cryogen phase of the mission over 200 Giga Bytes of data on Celestial Backgrounds were obtained.
See the
MSX Celestial Backgrounds Team Home Page for additional details.

Middle East Technical University - Astrophysics ( METU )

MIGHELL, Kenneth J. ( Columbia Univ. )

Mighell, Kenneth ( NOAO Tucson )

MIHOS, Chris ( Case Western Reserve University )

Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page

MILANI, Andrea ( Univ. Pisa )

MILLER, Glenn ( STScI )

MILLER, H. Richard ( GSU )

MILLER, Scott ( U. Maryland )

Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Astronomy at the Instutute of Applied Physics R.A.S. ( MM and SubMM Astronomy at IAP RAS )

Millimeter and submillimeter wave astronomy research at the Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences) includes developments of low-noise receivers and other radio astronomical equipment, studies of dense interstellar molecular clouds, numerical modelling. Observations are performed at the 22-m radio telescope in Crimea and at other instruments worldwide.

Millstone Hill Observatory ( MHO, Haystack )

The Millstone Hill Observatory, located in Westford Massachusetts, is a broad-based atmospheric sciences research facility owned and operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Atmospheric Sciences Group, which staffs and manages the observatory, is a part of M.I.T's Haystack Observatory, a basic research organization whose focus is radio wave and radar science, instrumentation and techniques. The following resources may be of interest. EISCAT is a particularly good source of data and useful information. See, for example, incoherent scatter radar and magnetosphere Millstone Hill Observatory: Information, data, etc., including real-time radar status and data when the radar is operating. EISCAT: European Incoherent Scatter Association. NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research. NSF: National Science Foundation Gopher server. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center.

Mining the Sky ( MPA/ ESO/ MPE Joint Astronomy Conference )

A Conference held in Garching, Germany, July 31 - August 4, 2000.
This meeting aimed to investigate methods for the numerical and statistical analysis of astronomical datasets with particular emphasis on the manipulation of the very large databases arising from both existing and forthcoming projects, as well as current large-scale computer simulation studies. Review speakers gave overviews of cutting-edge methods applicable in the area of astronomical data-mining. Case-studies demonstrated the interplay between these techniques and interesting astronomical problems. Targetted talks presented current results, and there were also opportunities for participants to contribute shorter talks or posters.


TheMINISAT programme aims to develop a system that will permit performance of space operations at a lower cost and within shorter delays when compared with present programmes. This programme is run by INTA under the auspices of the Spanish Interministerial Commission for Science and Technology (CICYT) and with the collaboration of the spanish industry.

MINK, Doug ( SAO )

Minnesota State University, Mankato -- Astronomy Program

Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center is a service of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union and operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under the direction of Dr. Brian Marsden. The Minor Planet Center is responible for the collection and dissemination of astrometric observations and orbits for minor planets and comets.

Mira Public Observatory, Grimbergen, Belgium ( Volkssterrenwacht Mira, Grimbergen, Belgium )

The Mira Public Observatory is located north of Brussels, Belgium.
Its main goal is to introduce people to the wonders and beauty of the night sky. The homepage also includes a virtual tour of the observatory.

Miriad Interferometric Data Reduction Package ( Miriad )

Miriad is a radio-interferometry data reduction package, going from raw visibility data through calibration, imaging, analysis and publication quality output.

MIROSHNICHENKO, Anatoly ( Univ. Toledo )

Research interest: early-type stars with circumstellar gaseous and dusty envelopes.

Mississippi State University - Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Physics and Astronomy Department home page contains information about faculty, students, and departmental facilities. Research information and information about the University's Howell Observatory is also available.

Mississippi State University - Howell Observatory

MIT Center for Space Research - Positions vacant

MIT Center for Space Research ( CSR )

The Center supports a broad range of space-related research by scientists in many departments of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Areas of current activity range from theoretical cosmology and astrophysics to laboratory and flight experiments and ground-based observations. Laboratory facilities include X-ray generators, particle accelerators, vacuum chambers, and conventional electronic test and machine shop equipment. Extensive computational facilities are available for the analysis and reduction of data.

MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science ( LNS )

MOFFAT, Anthony F.J. ( Montréal )

Mojave Solar

A private research venture into Solar Physics.

MOLNAR, Lawrence A. ( Calvin College )

Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope ( MOST )

The MOST consists of two cylindrical paraboloids, 778m x 12m, separated by 15m and aligned East-West. A line feed system of 7744 circular dipoles collects the signal and feeds 176 preamplifiers and 88 IF amplifiers. The telescope is steered by mechanical rotation of the cylindrical paraboloids about their long axis, and by phasing the feed elements along the arms. The resulting `alt-alt' system can follow a field for +/- 6 hours (necessary for a complete synthesis with an East-West array) only if the field is south of declination -30 degrees. For fields near this limit the signal-to-noise ratio is considerably lower for the first and last hour or so due to the lower gain of the system at large `meridian distance' angles.

Monash University - Applied Mathematics Department

MOnitoring X-ray Experiment ( MOXE )

The MOnitoring X-ray Experiment (MOXE) is an X-ray all-sky monitor to be launched on the Russian Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite. It will monitor several hundred X-ray sources on a daily basis, and will be the first instrument to monitor the complete X-ray sky simultaneously. MOXE is built by Los Alamos Nat Lab, Goddard Space Flight Center and Space Research Institute (Moscow).

MONOPTEC's Fixed Shutter Dome ( FSD )

MONOPTEC licenses the Fixed Shutter Dome, an enabling technology in observatory enclosures and satellite laser ranging systems. Four FSD's now reside in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Keystone Project.

Montana Polytechnic Institute ( MPI )

Montana Polytechnic Institute is a global online astronomy and computer science magnet school for grades 6-12.

Montana Space Grant Consortium ( MSGC )

Part of the NASA's National Space Grant and Fellowship Program, MSGC enhances aerospace research and education in Montana through a variety of programs. Research initiation grants, education enhancement grants, undergraduate research awards and scholarship-fellowship program are administered by the Central Consortium Office at Montana State University in Bozeman. This office acts as a statewide clearinghouse for information on NASA and other aerospace-related programs relevent to the state, and takes an active role in alterting Consortium affiliates about opportunities in research and education with NASA and other space agencies.

Montana State University, Bozeman

Over 18 full-time faculty on staff with strong research areas in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, optical science and laser technology, relativity and cosmology, solar physics and physics/astronomy education.

Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy ( MIRA )

The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy is a non-profit astronomical observatory, founded in 1972 and dedicated to research and education in astronomy.

MONTES, David ( Madrid )

MONTES, Marcos J. ( NRL )

Scientific interests: Radiative transfer in SNII; expanding photosphere method; radio supernovae; methods of determining cosmological distances; supernovae.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ( MNRAS )

The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society is published for the Society by Blackwell Science Limited. The Journal publishes the results of original research in the positional and dynamical astronomy, astrophysics, radio astronomy, cosmology, space research and the design of astronomical instruments.

MORALES RUEDA, Luisa ( Southampton )

MOREIRA, Miguel Centeno ( Observatorio Astronomico de Lisboa )

MORGAN, Siobahn ( University of Northern Iowa )

MORGANTI, Raffaella ( ATNF / Bologna )

MORRIS, Simon ( Durham Physics Department )

MORTLOCK Daniel ( Cambridge, UK )

MOSKALENKO, Igor V. ( MPE, Garching )

Research interests: particle/high-energy astrophysics.

Mount Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory ( Denver Univ. )

Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory, elev. 4,303 meters, in the Colorado Rockies. Dual 0.7 meter R-C telescopes, optical and mid-infrared instrumentation. Summer access. Collaborations invited.

Mount Graham International Observatory ( MGIO )

The Mt. Graham International Observatory is located on Mt. Graham near Safford , Arizona. Two telescopes are now in operation, the Vatican Observatory/Arizona 1.8m Lennon telescope(VATT) and the 10m diameter Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (SMT), a joint project of Arizona and the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany.

Mount Laguna Observatory

Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory ( Tasmania )

Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories - Australian National University ( MSSSO )

Includes the Australian AstroWeb site, and an Anonymous ftp server.

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories - Schedules ( MSSSO )

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories Library

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories: Preprints ( MSSSO )

Mount Suhora Observatory ( Cracow Pedagogical University )

The Mt.Suhora Observatory is a part of Astronomy Department at the Pedagogical University in Cracow, Poland. It is located in Gorce mountain, near Koninki village, 60 km south-east of Cracow.
The scientific staff of 9 people works on photometry of variable stars.

Mount Wilson Observatory

The mountain is host to several ongoing observing projects using the onsite facilities. The observatory has two primary nighttime telescopes: the 60-inch telescope, built in 1908 is home to the HK Project and the Atmospheric Compensation Experiment; and the 100-inch (Hooker) telescope, built in 1917, which is available to the scientific community. Two solar observatories, the 60-foot tower telescope (operated by USC), and the 150-foot tower telescope (operated by UCLA) maintain long-term exploration of the magnetic activity behavior of the Sun. There are also two interferometers onsite: the Infrared Spatial Interferometer (ISI, operated by U.C. Berkeley), and the NRL Optical Interferometer. The Telescopes in Education (TIE) Project operates a 24" telescope, as well as the Snow Solar Telescope (built in 1904). Finally, a fully-robotic 32-inch Automatic Photoeletric Telescope (APT) is operated by Tennessee State University.

Mountain Skies Astronomical Society ( MSAS )

A non-profit educational science center, with a lender library of resources. Several membership catagories including special classroom memberships.

MPA Binaries Group: Preprints 1998

MPA Galaxy Formation Group: Preprints

MPA Gravitational Lensing Group: Preprints

MPE Fellowships

The Max-Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik in Garching near Munich receives applications for Institute research fellows.

MSAM / TopHat

MSAM/TopHat is a collaboration working on a series of experiments to measure the medium-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).

MSSS Viking Image Archive

Provides access to a large fraction of the set of images taken by the Viking orbiters from 1976 to 1980

MSSSO Heron Island Workshop 1995

The MSSSO Heron Island Workshop on Peculiar Velocities in the Universe

MSU Solar Physics Group ( Montana )

MUDERS, Dirk ( MPIfR )

MUDERS,Dirk ( Steward Observatory )

Muenster Institute of Planetology

The Institut für Planetologie performs teaching and research in Planetary Sciences with a particularly interdisciplinary approach including geochemical, geological, geophysical, and mineralogical methods.

MUFSON, Stuart L. ( Indiana Univ. )

MULAI, Koji ( GSFC )

Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory ( MRAO )

The Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory is part of the Cavendish Laboratory, the Physics Department of the University of Cambridge. Current research interests include: the cosmic microwave background (Sunyaev-Zeldovich and primordial fluctuations), radio galaxies (hot-spots, spectral ageing), ultra-luminous infra-red galaxies, star formation in galaxies, low-frequency radio surveys, mm and sub-mm instrumentation, mm and sub-mm astronomy (star formation and outflows, interferometry, the Galactic Centre), the interplanetary medium, supernova remnants, optical aperture synthesis, and maximum entropy techniques.

Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network ( MERLIN - Jodrell Bank )

Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF ( MIPS )

The Multiband Imaging Photometer for SIRTF (MIPS) is a far-infrared photometer, scheduled for launch into a solar orbit in December, 2001. It is one of three instruments that will fly on SIRTF.

Multimission Archive at STScI ( MAST )

The Multimission Archive at STScI is being developed to support a variety of astronomical data archives, with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum.

Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (1) ( MMTO )

Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (2) ( MMTO )

Multivariate Data Analysis Software and Resources ( Fionn Murtagh )

Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies

A Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies is presented as an educational tool for high school students. Optical, X-ray, Far-Infrared and Radio images are shown for a variety of nearby galaxies. Text describing the physical mechanisms of the different types of radiation, and their astronomical sources is supplied.

Multiwavelength Messier Museum ( SIRTF Education and Outreach )

This site is a collection of images taken at different wavelengths by a variety of ground-based and space-borne observatories. In the detailed tutorial which accompanies each object, you will be introduced to the wealth of data available at wavelengths beyond the familiar visible light we are accustomed to seeing. You will discover some important characteristics of astronomical phenomena, and learn about which types of radiation are best suited to studying certain objects. By comparing images of objects obtained at different wavelengths, you will be able to interpret interesting features, and discover why certain objects emit, or do not emit, radiation at various wavelengths.

Multiwavelength Milky Way

Images of the Milky Way galaxy in the light of several spectral lines and continuum bands, spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to high-energy gamma-ray, are presented. The display is interactive, allowing zooming and panning of the images, each of which covers the entire sky within ten degrees of the Galactic plane. Explanatory text and links to the data sources and references are included. The Multiwavelength Milky Way site is an educational service of the Astrophysics Data Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Munich Astro Archive ( MAA )

Astronomy for everyone. Collections of software, astronomical catalogues, stellar data and more is available.

Munich Image Data Analysis System (FTP) ( ESO-MIDAS )

This directory contains: README = This file; 9NNOV = Subdirectory containing the 9NNOV release of MIDAS (only packages, patches and documentation); courier = Directory containing the compressed postscript files of the newsletter: MIDAS Courier.; calib = Directory with the ESO calibration files for MIDAS.; linux = Directory containing binary versions of MIDAS for PC/Linux.


MURPHY, Brian W. ( Butler Univ. )

MURPHY, Edward ( University of Virginia )

Interstellar medium, 21 cm radio astronomy, far-UV spectroscopy.

MURPHY, Patrick P. ( NRAO )

MURRAY, Stephen S. ( ADS )

Murtagh, Fionn ( Queen's University of Belfast )

Image processing, computer vision, wavelet transforms, multiscale transforms, multiresolution transforms, noise models, visualization, information retrieval, data analysis, cluster analysis, data display

MUSSER, George ( ASP )

MUSSER, James A. ( Indiana Univ. )

MUTEL, Robert L. ( Univ. Iowa )

Myers, Steven T. ( NRAO )

Contains links to the Astro News Page, Online Course material, and includes VLA/VLBA and ALMA related information.

Mythical Ireland - 5,000-year-old astronomy

Mythical Ireland explores the Stone Age in the context of astronomy, mythology and art, and reveals how the people of 5,000 years ago were master astronomers, confidently able to predict the solstices and the seasons, and acutely aware of the Metonic Cycle of the Moon and Precession of the Equinoxes.