Astronomical Astronomy Resources

astronomy resourcesAstronomy is a category of science that studies celestial spheres and phenomena, including, but not limited to, planets, stars, comets, asteroids, galaxies, cosmic radiation and more. It allows mankind to develop an understanding of cosmos as well as the formation and evolution of the galaxies. Astronomy has been practiced by ancient civilizations but it did not become one of the major sciences until the invention of the telescope. Today, professional astronomy is divided into two different branches; theoretical and observational astronomy. Best Online Colleges has compiled a nice list of online resources from basic to advanced astronomy.

General Astronomy




Scientific Revolution


Observational Astronomy


Radio Astronomy


Infrared Astronomy


Optical Astronomy


Ultraviolet Astronomy


X-Ray Astronomy


Gamma-Ray Astronomy


Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics


Theoretical Astronomy


Subfields of Astronomy