What's Up Tonight?

Hubble Photos

Telescope Buying Guide

Astro Web Links

Powers of Ten Site

Quarks to Quasars: Powers of Ten

Spin Networks and Quantum Foam

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin

Astronomy at Augustana, Augustana College

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy

Science at NASA

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Popular Astronomy Club of QC

Quad City Astronomical Society

Monty Python: The Galaxy Song

American Astronomical Society Homepage

Ask an Astronomer

Astrophysics Archive (arxiv)

Department of Physics and Astronomy - Augustana

High Redshift Supernova Search

LIGO Laboratory Home Page

WMAP Mission

Scientific American: The Brightest Explosions...

Sky and Telescope - Home

SOHO - NASA Solar Helio Observatory

SpaceWeather.com -- News and information

The Library of Babel

The Nine Planets (Tour of the Solar System

The Official String Theory Web Site

Topology and Geometry

[ Bio | St. Ambrose | Scott Community College]

Dr. John D. Johnson

Spring 2014 / SCC Astronomy Course
Observing Field Trips & News


Section 1 - Developing Perspective

 Section 2 - Key Concepts of Astronomy

Section 3 - Planets and Solar Systems


Section 4 - Our Sun and Stars

Section 5 - Galaxies

What is a Black Hole? Black Hole Facts

Section 6 - Cosmology and Life in the Universe

Hidden Matter Glows w/X-Rays"Never mind about dark matter. Forget dark energy. Astronomers aren't even sure of the whereabouts of most of the cosmos' ordinary material: protons, neutrons, and electrons. New findings add to the evidence that two-thirds of this matter resides not in galaxies but in warm gas clouds that surround them."
       - Ron Cowen, Science News

Section 7 - Beyond Astronomy



©2013 Dr. John D. Johnson
Billions and Billions Served...

The Cosmic Perspective, 7e,
Media Edition w/ Sky Gazer & eText Student Access Kit (Pearson)

The Cosmic Perspective, 7e

Textbook Site

Where are we? Locate the Quad Cities by Longitude and Latitude with your favorite mapping program?

The ACCEL campus is roughly at N 41.575427 W 90.547048.

Also try:

Science Blog


SOHO Observatory

I would be remiss if I did not give credit and kudos to the late Carl Sagan for his inspiring work in Astronomy. Please visit the following links.

- A Pale Blue Dot
- The Planetary Society
The SETI Project
- SETI@home
The Cosmic Calendar




What movies have you seen recently that take liberties with science? Movie misconceptions are common, can you have an entertaining movie that still has accurate science?

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