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The Astronomy links do not necessarily include links to all of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Programs. Many of these programs conduct astronomical research; please browse the available links in the Polar Resources Arctic and Antarctic research programs for additional information.

Antarctic Meteorite Research (NASA). Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution joined in a cooperative program to study Antarctic meteorites. The NSF, with decades of experience in exploring this harsh environment, is providing support for field research. NASA and the Smithsonian Institution are providing for the curation of meteorites recovered from Antarctica, and all three agencies sponsor research on these valuable specimens.

Antarctic Meteorite Research Under National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, sponsorship, the search for more new kinds of meteorites in Antarctica continues.

AMANDA Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array that is being constructed at the South Pole. The purpose is to observe high-energy (~ 1 TeV or 10^12 electron volt) neutrinos from astrophysical point sources.

Aurora Page Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights".

Automated Astronomical Site-Testing Observatory The AASTO is a self-contained observatory. It will conduct a range of site-testing experiments to prepare the way for a future large telescope.

Big Signal Antarctica 2000 Provides data from the NASA/CMU Robotic Search for Antarctic Meteorites.

Biospherical Instruments Inc.Designs and produces instruments for environmental monitoring.

Cambridge Astronomy - Links to Cambridge area astronomy resources, including Royal Greenwich Observatory, Institute of Astronomy, Mullard Radio Astronomy, and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Carnegie Mellon Astrophysics Peterson Group studies Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and its involvement in the Big Bang theory.

Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg The Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) is a data center dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data and related information. It is located at the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, France.

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison focuses on the development and testing of the operational utility of new weather satellite observing systems to improve weather forecasts.

CMB Observations from the South Pole By the astrophysics group at Carnegie Mellon University. CMB, or Cosmic Microwave Background, is a uniform glow of microwave radiation that comes to us from all directions in the sky. It was originally discovered as an unexplained "hiss" in a telescope used for satellite communication in the early 60's. Physicists soon surmised that this excess radiation was a remnant of the Big Bang. The South Pole offers a unique opportunity to study CMB.

Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) Carnegie Mellon University.

Earth Science Links This page contains internet resources in the areas of Astronomy, Geology and Meteorology.

Earth Viewer View the Earth at any longitude and latitude with pictures provided by satellites.

European Space Agency (ESA) An international organization composed of 14 Member States which aims to provide for and to promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European States in space research and technology and their space applications, with a view to their being used for scientific purposes and operational space applications systems.

Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center Space Environment Information Service for the Internet that includes links to World Data Center (WDC) C2 for Ionosphere and CRL Ionospheric Observatories. The ionospheric vertical sounding observations have been carried out since 1958 on the routine basis at the Syowa station, Antarctica.

Ice and Climate Division of the British Antarctic Survey. The aim of the research undertaken by the Ice and Climate Division is to understand the present behaviour of the ice-atmosphere-ocean system in Antarctica and its evolution in the past, and to use this knowledge to predict future behaviour.

JACEE Long Duration Balloon The Japanese-American Collaborative Emulsion Experiment includes several experiments that employ a series of balloon-borne lead-emulsion chambers designed to directly measure the primary composition and spectra of cosmic rays at energies in the region of 1TeV-1000TeV.

John Jacobsen and Kurt Woschnagg have posted many pictures of their visit to the South Pole in January of 1997.

Joint Australian Centre for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica JACARA facilitates Australian parcticipation in the development of Antarctic astronomy. Currently the major focus is on site testing to quantify the limitations to astronomical observations across the spectrum and determine the optimum site for an international observatory.

Leeds University Physics and Astronomy Department is divided into three research groups. One group, The High Energy Cosmic Ray Group, carries out research with a cosmic ray air shower detector array situated at the South Pole, Antarctica. The group is also involved in a world-wide collaborative effort known as the Auger project to build a much larger array.

Long Duration Ballooning in Antarctica Scientists with the Space Physics Research Group fly large balloon-borne X-ray and gamma-ray detectors to observe solar flares and high energy phenomena such as black holes and neutron stars elsewhere in the universe.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) The NASA page offers links to areas including space exploration, understanding Earth's systems, astronomy, meteorology, space technology, remote sensing and imagry of Earth from space.

National Institute of Polar Research Oversees scientific ivestigation and logistical support of investigation in the Arctic and Antarctic. Research group activities include: upper atmospheric physics, meteorology, glaciology, solid earth geophysics, geology and geomorphology, antarctic meteorites, marine biology, terrestrial biology, and polar region engineering.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) NSIDC, located at the University of Colorado, is a data and information resource for those studying snow and ice, and their importance to the Earth system.

Office of Polar Programs (OPP) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF''s programs for support of research in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

RAL Astrophysics Home Page

Robert Schwarz He is spending his second summer in Antarctica working mainly with AMANDA.

South African National Antarctic Programme Scientific studies into upper air-, ionospheric- and magnetospheric physics are conducted by teams from the Universities of Potchefstroom and Natal (Durban).

Southampton Astronomy Group University of South Hampton collection of World Wide Web (WWW) links of use or interest to astronomers.

South Pole Observatory -- South Pole, Antarctica One of the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL) sites. South Pole Observatory maintains monitoring programs in greenhouse and other trace gases, atmospheric aerosols, solar radiation variability, stratospheric ozone and meteorological parameters, and conducts field programs to understand chemical changes in the Antarctic region that might impact climate and global change.

Space Physics and Ansronomy at Rice University The outreach home page of the Department of Space Physics & Astronomy. Includes links to other sites of interest including images captured by NASA's Polar spacecraft (launched to assist in the understanding of "space weather" surrounding Earth) and the "ask-a-scientist" videoconference.

Space Telescope Science Institute The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a joint mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). HST is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) via the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

University of New South Whales The Department of Astropysics and Optics main page. Thier research consists primarily of cosmology, infra-red astronomy, Antarctic astronomy and molecular clouds.