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Astronomy

ESO Sky Calendar Tool
"This tool produces a nightime calendar of phenomena for a single site. The listing includes sun rise and set times, astronomical twilights (both in civil time and LST), moon rise and set times and phase for each night in the month. All times are given for the local time, including daylight saving times when applicable."

NASA Astrophysics Data Service
"The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project whose main resource is an Abstract Service, which includes four sets of abstracts: 1) astronomy and astrophysics, containing 408,096 abstracts; 2) instrumentation, containing 482,173 abstracts; 3) physics and geophysics, containing 289,752 abstracts; and 4) Los Alamos preprint server, containing 2,593 abstracts. Each dataset can be searched by author, object name (astronomy only), title, or abstract text words." Includes links to scanned images of over 40,000 astronomy journal articles.

United States Naval Observatory (USNO)
The USNO's web site features information on the positions and motions of celestial objects, computations based on observable characteristics of celestial objects, as well as current and predicted future orientation of the Earth in space. The library section has links to astronomy journals, some of which are full-text.

Astronomy: What's Up This Month
This site provides information for locating the planets, comets, meteor showers, constellations, and other selected objects for the current month. Includes moon phase chart, constellation of the month, monthly star charts, etc. Updated monthly.

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Chemistry

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Chemical Engineering
This subject catalog lists information resources relevant to Chemical and Process Engineering. Includes links to organizations, research departments, periodicals, newsgroups, patent information, etc.

Links for Chemists
Academic sites, commercial sites, chemistry software, chemistry resources, jobs on-line.

Internet Chemistry Resources (Rensselaer)
"The Internet Chemistry Resources list is a selective list of resources related to chemistry and associated fields. Resources are organized according to either Internet service (gopher, ftp, etc.) or subject (e.g., Teaching Resources). Items may be listed under more than one heading." This site is searchable.

Material Safety Data Sheets (University of Kentucky)
List of links to material safety data sheets.

Chemie.DE
Web site features chemistry links, conferences, chemistry departments, job information, chemistry software, newsletter, etc. This site is available in English or German.

ChemCenter (American Chemical Society)
ChemCenter provides information on professional services, conferences, publications, databases, education, resources, etc. This site is searchable.

ChemFinder
Chemical database that can be searched by chemical name, CAS Number, molecular formula, or molecular weight.

ChemPage
Links to the chemical industry. Features newsgroups, classified ads, etc.

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Energy

Yahoo!: Energy
Substantial list of energy resources from Yahoo.

Nuclear Age Timeline
Web site from the Department of Energy traces the history of nuclear energy from the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of the first atomic bomb through the Cold War and to the cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Features news, glossary, school programs, as well as information on nuclear reactors, radioactive materials, and nuclear waste. This site is searchable.

Energy and the Environment (University of Oregon)
List on links related to fossil fuels, the greenhouse effect, alternative energy resources, acid rain, etc.

Energy Resource Center (University of Illinois, Chicago)
The Energy Resources Center (ERC) provides local, state, and federal governments and the public with current information and advice on energy technology and policy.

Small Hydropower Systems
Web site provides overview, theory, applications, and case studies on small hydropower systems.

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Physics

PhysLINK
An easy-to-navigate site rich in material. Access the latest news and new theories; information regarding employment, education, and companies; as well as links to online journals and magazines, physics departments, and physics resources on the Internet. This site is searchable.

Stephen Hawking's Universe
Companion web site to the Public Television special on Stephen Hawking. Contains information on antimatter, black holes, cosmic rays, planetary motion, quasars, etc.

Physics 2000
Developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Physics 2000 is an interactive journey through modern physics. Requires a Java-enabled browser.

AIP Physics News
Once a week the American Institute of Physics sums up the latest advances in physics, from cosmology to nanotubes. This site is searchable.

Atomic Physics on the Internet (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Extensive list of atomic servers on the Internet.

Internet Pilot to Physics (TIPTOP) (Umea University)
Links to physics resources. Includes a section called "The Virtual Laboratory" which features physics-related experiments and concepts created in Java, VRML, and Shockwave.

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