Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

This unique resource covers the entire field of astronomy and astrophysics and this online version includes the full text of over 2,750 articles, plus sophisticated search and retrieval functionality, links to the primary literature, and is frequently updated with new material. An active editorial team, headed by the Encyclopedia's editor-in-chief, Paul Murdin, oversees the continual commissioning, reviewing and loading of new and revised content.




Interstellar MediumInterstellar Medium


Solar SystemSolar System



Coordinates, Time, and MotionCoordinates, Time, and Motion

Instrumentation and Observational TechniquesInstrumentation and Observational Techniques

Theoretical Concepts and ToolsTheoretical Concepts and Tools

Space MissionsSpace Missions

Organizations and InstitutionsOrganizations and Institutions

History and ArchaeoastronomyHistory and Archaeoastronomy

Amateur Astronomy, Education and Public ImpactAmateur Astronomy, Education and Public Impact

Recent articles

Astronomical Photography by Amateurs with Telescopes
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Astronomical Wide-field CCD Imaging by Amateurs
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Astronomy on the Web
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CCDs, Filters and CCD Photometry for Amateurs
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Mercury and Venus: Observing by Amateurs
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Meteors: Amateur Observing by Video and Image Intensifier
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Nebulae: Observing by Amateurs
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Telescopes: Control by Software for Amateurs
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Telescopes, Refracting: Use for Amateurs
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Variable Stars: Observing Eclipsing Variables by Amateurs
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Forthcoming articles

Dark Matter: Its Nature
Georg Raffelt

Nobel Prize Winners in Astronomy
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Giacconi, Riccardo
Paul Murdin

European Southern Observatory
Catherine Cesarsky

Observatory De Haute Provence
Robert Burnage

The W.M. Keck Observatory
Fred Chaffee

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
A B McDonald

Yoji Totsuka

Polar Caps
John Woodruff

INTEGRAL (International Gamma-Ray Physics Laboratory)
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Lawrence Clarke

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