Wabash Valley Astronomical Society ( WVAS )

The Wabash Valley Astronomical Society (WVAS) is a non-profit organization located in Lafayette, Indiana.


WADE, Gregg ( Universite de Montreal )

Observational studies of magnetic fields in hot and cool stars; atmosphere, envelope and wind processes in chemically peculiar and other stars; basic physical properties of stars; stellar spectropolarimetry, radiometry, and high-resolution spectroscopy.

WAGNER, Marie-José ( CDS )

WAINSCOAT, Richard J. ( IfA )

Wake Forest University Department of Physics

WALSH, Jeremy ( ST-ECF )

WALSH, Wilfred ( MPIfR )

WALTER, Charles ( NMSU )

WALTER, Fred ( Stony Brook Astron. Group )

Observational astronomy (100 keV - 20 cm) within one Kpc.

WANG, Zhengzhi ( UCLA )

WARD, John ( CalTech )

WARDLE, Mark ( SRCfTA, U. Sydney )

Warner and Swasey Observatory - Library

WARNOCK, Archibald ( A/WWW Enterprises )

Warren Rupp Observatory ( wro )

Astronomical Research, Digital Imaging, Comet Search, Planetary observation, Deep sky photography, Education. 31" F7 Telescope with computer drive in 35ft dome. Lots of nice facilities. CCD stuff, Chemical photography. Free access to qualified student, university, profesionals and amateurs.

Warsaw University - Astronomical Observatory

Contains general information about our Observatory and the most up-to-date information on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) -- a long-term, large scale photometric search for dark matter in our Galaxy using microlensing phenomena.

Washington Area Astronomers ( WAA )

Washington Area Astronomers meetings provide a forum in which the large number of professional astronomers and astrophysicists in the Washington-Baltimore area can present recent research results to their colleagues in the local astronomical community.

Washington Double Star Catalog ( WDS )

The Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) maintained by the USNO is the world's principal database of astrometric double and multiple star data. The WDS Catalog contains positions (J2000), discoverer designations, epochs, position angles, separations, magnitudes, spectral types, proper motions, and, when available, Durchmusterung numbers and Notes for the components.

WASSERMAN, Ira M. ( Cornell Univ. )

Wavelength-Oriented Microwave Background Analysis Team ( WOMBAT )

WOMBAT is dedicated to understanding sources of microwave foreground emission and providing the cosmology community with estimates of foreground emission as well as uncertainties in those estimates.

WAVES : The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the WIND Spacecraft ( waves )

WAVES radio astronomy instrument on the ISTP-Wind spacecraft.

Weaving the Astronomy Web ( WAW )

A Conference organized at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, Strasbourg, France (6-7 April 1995). This Conference is intended to be a forum for astronomical data providers, webmasters, astronomers and space scientists interested in the current and future developments of the World-Wide Web, and more generally of electronic on-line information handling in an astronomy and space sciences context. Proceedings are available on-line.

Web Interface for Searching Archival Research Data ( WISARD/NSSDC )

WISARD is a new interface to the extensive collection of astrophysics data archived on the NASA Data Archive and Distribution Service (NDADS) and other archives.

Web Nebulae

The emphasis here is on aesthetics, not science. While there is a little information to help you appreciate the images this is not a tutorial on the astronomy of nebulae. The intent is primarily to showcase a part of Nature's beauty that is accessible to us only via the telescope.

Web to Database Interface ( ESO )

WDB is an interface between the World Wide Web and relational databases. It has been developed at the ESO/ST-ECF Archive to provide an easy access to the archive databases. WDB has been designed to be easier to use for the casual user than STARCAT, even if it doesn't prove all the same functionality.

Weber State University Physics Department

The Physics Department at Weber State University provides astronomy and astrophysics programs.

WebStars ( Astrophysics in Cyberspace )

WebStars, now at NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center.

WEGA - Interessantes aus Astronomie und Raumfahrt ( Astronomical Online Journal - in German )

The server hosts the homepage of the online journal WEGA - Interessantes aus Astronomie und Raumfahrt. The main content are news and articles of astronomical themes for the general public. [in German].

WEILER, Kurt ( NRL )

supernovae, supernova remnants, low frequency radio astronomy from space

WEINBERG, Martin ( UMass )

WEISSTEIN, Eric W. ( U. Virginia )

Welcome to the Planets

This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

WELLS, Donald C. ( NRAO )

WENGER, Marc ( CDS )

WESEMAEL, François ( Montréal )

Wesleyan University - Astronomy Program

The Department of Astronomy at Wesleyan University offers both BA and MA degrees in astronomy. We include here information on coursework, current faculty research, recent faculty and student preprints and on-going observing programs at Van Vleck Observatory including an extensive Catalog of Photometry of T Tauri Stars.

West Virginia University Astrophysics ( WVU )

WEST, Michael ( University of Hawaii at Hilo )

Westchester Amateur Astronomers ( WAA )

The astronomy club for Westchester County, NY (U.S.A.). Serving the needs of the astronomical community in Westchester County since 1983.

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) observations archive ( NFRA, Dwingeloo )

A query form lets you search the catalogue of all observations done with the WSRT since the beginning of its operations in 1970. Searches are possible by equatorial or galactic coordinates, by source name and some other parameters. Requests for data from the archive may be submitted after selection.

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope ( WSRT - NFRA )

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope is a linear 3 kilometer array located near the village of Westerbork in the North-East of the Netherlands. The WSRT consists of fourteen 25m dishes along a perfect east-west line. By combining these fourteen elements one can synthesize a radio telescope with a diameter of 3 kilometers.

Western Kentucky University - Physics and Astronomy Department

Home page for the astronomy group at Western Kentucky University and the Hardin Planetarium, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The department is a collaborator in CASS: NASA University Research Center for Automated Space Science, along with Tennessee State University and South Carolina State University. Further links are provided for the Kentucky NASA EPSCoR program and the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium.

WFCAM - Wide Field Camera ( UKIRT )

WFCAM is an IR wide field camera for the UK Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea. WFCAM will be operational as an IR imaging survey instrument in late 2002. The camera has been designed to maximize survey speed at J, H and K while retaining excellent image quality.

WFS Picture of the Week

The Picture of the Week every week at the site of the Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, Berlin, Germany. The page includes a description and a quiz [in German].

Whately Telescope

WHEELER, J. Craig ( U. Texas )

Whipple Observatory ( FLWO )

WHITE, Glenn J ( QMW, London University )

Molecular and Mm/Submm Continuum studies of the Early Stages of Star Formation.
Superconducting Detector Research.
The Eagle Nebula, The Lagoon Nebula, The Orion Nebula, The Galactic Center.

WHITE, James C. II ( MTSU )


WHITE, Raymond E., III ( U. Alabama )

WHITE, Richard L. ( STScI )

WHITE, Richard ( UMass )

WHITE, Stephen

Solar and Stellar Radio Astronomy.

WHITING, Matthew ( Melbourne )

WHITTLE, D. Mark ( U. Virginia )

Whole Earth Blazar Telescope ( WEB )

The WEB Telescope (WEBT) is a network of optical observers who in concert have the capability to obtain continuous, high-temporal-density, optical monitoring of blazars.

Whole Earth Telescope ( WET )

In 1986, astronomers from the University of Texas established a world--wide network of cooperating astronomical observatories to obtain uninterrupted time--series measurements of variable stars. The technological goal was to resolve the multi-periodic oscillations observed in these objects into their individual components; the scientific goal was to construct accurate theoretical models of the target objects, constrained by their observed behavior, from which their fundamental astrophysical parameters could be derived. This approach has been extremely successful, and has placed the fledgling science of stellar seismology at the forefront of stellar astrophysics. The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):

Whole Earth Telescope ( WET, site of University of Texas at Austin )

The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaboration of astronomers who observe variable stars (white dwarfs and Delta Scuti stars) and cataclysmic variables Typically twice a year, we coordinate a global time-series photometry campaign at ~10 observatories worldwide such that our target objects are visible from the night side of the planet 24 hours a day

Wide Field Infrared Explorer ( WIRE )

This is the website for NASA's Wide Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE). The primary purpose of WIRE was a four month infrared survey of the universe, focusing specifically on starburst galaxies and luminous protogalaxies.
On 29 Mar 1999, the WIRE mission has been declared a loss.

Wide Field Plate Database ( WFPDB, Sofia )

The Wide-Field Plate Database (WFPDB) contains the descriptive information for the astronomical wide-field (> 1°) photographic observations stored in numerous archives all over the world.

Wide-Field Astronomy ( The New Era of )

The New Era of Wide-Field Astronomy : A Conference to be held in Preston (England), 21 - 24 August 2000.
We are at the beginning of a new era in wide-field astronomy, with major new surveys now in production, and with new telescopes and instruments, both ground- and space-based, scheduled to be in production in the next few years. This conference aims to review the present and future of this exciting new era of wide-field astronomy, and to discuss the optimum exploitation of the remarkable range of new facilities. The conference will cover all aspects of the new era - cosmology and both extragalactic and galactic astronomy, from X-ray to radio.

WIITA, Paul J. ( GSU )

Wilcox Solar Observatory ( WSO )

The Wilcox Solar Observatory began daily observations of the Sun's global magnetic field in May 1975, with the goal of understanding changes in the Sun and how those changes affect the Earth; this is now called space weather. Now low-resolution maps are also made of the Sun's magnetic field each day, as are observations of solar surface motions. The observatory is located in the foothills just west of the Stanford University campus.

Wilderness Center Astronomy Club ( WCAC )

Astronomy club in Canton, Ohio area. New observatory with refurbished 16" Ealing Cassegrain telescope. Planetarium and Educational programs.

Williams College - Astronomy Department

The Williams College Astronomy Department homepage features information on the Department's observatory facilities, links to faculty and staff homepages (with information on faculty and staff background and research interests), links to color CCD images taken at Williams College, current Astronomy Dept. course listings, and information on recent student projects at the observatory.

WILLIAMS, Liliya L.R. ( University of Victoria, B.C., Canada )

Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing.

WILLOTT, Chris ( Oxford )

WILLSON, Lee Anne ( Iowa State Univ. )

Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory

WILSON, Christine D. ( McMaster University )

WILSON, Peter ( Cornell )

Windows to the Universe

Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system on the Earth and Space sciences for the use of the general public. The objective of this project, funded by NASA, is to develop an innovative and engaging Web-site that spans the Earth and Space sciences. Our goal is to build a site that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience.
There is a NASA
mirror site.

Winer Observatory

Robotic observatory for small telescopes located in southeastern Arizona hosting telescopes from other institutions for a fee. See our Web site for details. Our own scientific interests are NEO's and minor planet astrometry and photometry.

WINGERT, David W. ( GSU )


WIP is a simple to use command line user interface used to produce high quality graphical output. It is linked with the PGPLOT subroutine package providing easy interaction with those subroutines.

WIRTH, Gregory D. ( University of Victoria )

Evolution of galaxy clusters, Observational cosmology, Fundamental properties of early-type galaxies

Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper ( WHAM )

The Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper will produce a survey of H-Alpha emission from the interstellar medium (ISM) over the entire northern sky. The instrument combines a 24-inch telescope and a high-resolution, 6-inch Fabry-Perot spectrometer to achieve 8-12 km/s velocity resolution in one-degree beams on the sky. By utilizing CCD technology, we hope to attain a sensitivity level of 0.01 Rayleighs. This survey, the first of ionized hydrogen in our galaxy, will be used to explore the spatial and kinematic structure of the warm ionized component of the ISM. WHAM is currently at Pine Bluff Observatory but will move to Kitt Peak, Arizona in the Fall of 1996 for the survey, which should take about 2 years.

Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment ( WUPPE )

The Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) was a pioneering effort to explore polarization and photometry in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. It was the first and most comprehensive effort to exploit the unique powers of polarimetry at wavelengths not visible on Earth. The instrument was designed and built at the University of Wisconsin Space Astronomy Laboratory in the 1980's. WUPPE flew on two NASA Space Shuttle missions: ASTRO-1 and ASTRO-2.

Wise Observatory Monthly Astronomical Calendar and Schedule

Generate Monthly Gregorian Calendar with optional Moon Phase, Julian day, Local Sidereal Time, Sun Rise, Sun Set, Moon Rise, Moon Set, Moon R.A. and Dec.
Generate Wise Observatory schedule with observer name and instrument.

WISOTZKI, Lutz ( Univ. Potsdam )

Quasars, galaxy evolution, gravitational lensing.

WIYN, from Indiana University

Wolfgang-Amadeus, The University of Vienna Twin Automatic Photoelectric Telescope ( APT )

We operate two robotic 75-cm telescopes for photoelectric photometry at Fairborn Observatory in the Sonoran desert near Tucson, Arizona. Not only are the telescopes automatic, but the observatory itself is automatic. A site-control computer monitors weather sensors, operates the observatory roof, and provides a nightly report to the observatory staff, who are located in Vienna, Austria.

WOLK, Scott ( Harvard )

AXAF Science Operations Team Member, Research: Star formation, stellar rotation and brown dwarfs

WOLSZCZAN, Alex ( Torun Radio Astronomy Obs. )

WOOD, Lloyd ( Surrey )

WOOD, Matt ( Florida Institute of Technology )

White dwarf evolution, white dwarf luminosity function and the age of the local galactic disk, Whole Earth Telescope observations of pulsating white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables, SPH simulations of CV accretion disks.

Woodman Astronomical Library ( Woodman Astronomical Library )

WOODWARD, Carey ( Wisconsin-Madison )

Io plasma torus


Working Group for the History of Astronomy ( in the Astronomische Gesellschaft )

The working group is open for all who are interested. Its membership is independent from that in the AG.

Working Group for the History of Astronomy: Electronic newsletters ( EMA/ENHA )

The newsletters contain announcements of conferences, exhibitions, new books, and other related material. They are available in the German original as well as in English translation.

World Data Center A for Rockets and Satellites ( WDC-A, NSSDC )

The World Data Center system is an international confederation of data centers originally established in 1955 to support the exchange and archiving of data generated by the 1957-8 International Geophysical Year.
World Data Center-A for Rockets and Satellites is hosted by NASA's National Space Science Data Center. WDC-A R&S has responsibilities for spacecraft launch and other descriptive information capture and dissemination. WDC-A R&S serves as a conduit for requests from the international community for data from the NSSDC data archives.

World library catalogs via Telnet ( Yale list )

World Wide Astronomy Servers ( Leiden )

World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C )

World Wide Web Consortium - Leading the Evolution of the Web - The World Wide Web Consortium exists to realize the full potential of the Web.

Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory ( WNSL )

The astrophysics program centers on study of the nuclear reactions involved in the Stellar Hot CNO cycle.

WRIGHT, Alan ( ATNF/Parkes )

WRIGHT, Edward L. ( UCLA )

Wroclaw University, Institute of Theoretical Physics

Wuerzburg University - Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics ( Würzburg )

WWW-Virtual Library: Astronomy and Astrophysics & AstroWeb

Wycombe Astronomical Society ( WAS )

Astronomy for Everyone in Buckinghamshire, England. Affiliated to the Society for Popular Astronomy, the Federation of Astronomical Societies and the Chiltern Group of Astronomical Societies. Over 65 members.
Resources include The Chiltern Observatory housing a 12" Newtonian equatorial.

Wykeham Primary School - Astronomy

Solar system work at Wykeham Primary School, Hornchurch, Essex UK. Our class display is supplemented by two downloadable video simulations of the August 1999 total solar eclipse.

Wyoming Infrared Observatory ( WIRO )