Thank You


As this page represents over 12 years of internet research in astronomy and general science, I wish to express some very heartfelt thanks to all the individuals, institutions and site creators who have contributed freely or by permission to the contents herein, without which this site would not be possible. To all you good folks,


The "about me" page is up and running.

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Please be sure you check any copyrights or read any licensing agreement before you use any image from these good people. Many of the images I use on this website are done so by permission. It has been my experience that almost everyone I have ever asked responded cheefully and least no has bit my head off yet! Remember —
Asking is an Absolutely Risk-Free-No-Obligation Courtesy.

Art, Sketching & Photograhpy

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Whether you sketch it, snap it, digitally click it or have a flair for the artistic side, here's a listing of some very excellent sites to both please the eye and help the beginning, intermediate or advance pupil in science based photography to computer designed art.

Interactive Simulations & Movies


Binary Stars - Gravitional Attraction - Kepler's Three Laws - The Doppler Effect and more... one of the nicer points of on line education is the ability to visualize what is being taught. With that in mind this link category has many fine astronomy & science lab simulations and movies. Note: some of the movies can be quite large and may take a few minutes to appear in your player.

Hands on Education

Meaning to Do

More confortable learning on your own? Wish to see if astronomy or physics in general is right for you? No problem, as there is a plethora of sites, from private individuals to universities who offer, for absolutely FREE, complete course in various astronomical pursuits. The labs and instruction vary in degree but there is something here for everyone.

Reflection Nebula
Artistic Rendering of a
Reflection Nebula
©1995 K.Pinkela

Flame Nebula
Image of the Flame Nebula
© 2008 K.Pinkela

Welcome to AUIT's Astronomy Links
Sketching, Art, Astrophotograhpy
Composite & CCD Imagery

This page was created in April, 2009.


Each month I'll be featuring four outstanding astronomy related web site, chosen from each of the categories on your left, from all over the world. This Month's offering was a hard choice as I had three categories under this topic to cover. I chose sketching as I knew very little about the subject however, the featured website's author certainly does

Featured Site of the Month - Sketching & Sketches
    Demelza Ramakers' Observing the Night Sky Website

sketch 1 Dutch Web site: Observing the Night Sky
U.S. Web site: Observing the Night Sky
Category: Observational Sketching
Publications: Sketching Technique by Demelza Ramaker, Zenit - Astronomy Magazine of the Netherlands, Jan-2009. Image: Demelza 's Sketch of © M104, NGC 4700 and Iris

sketch 1 Current: Hobbyist, Amatuer Astronomer
Site Offers: Article, Sketching Guides, Image Examples and Gallery, Monthly Viewing Calender, Site Links
Image: © Globular Cluster M3.
I wish to acknowledge and express my gratitude to Demezla Ramakers for granting permission to use her images. I also wish to express many personal thank you's for her wonderful correspondence and assistance in making this month's featured site possible -- Thank You Demelza!!

The below links are to private, educational and science institution sites that offer all kinds of images for viewing, research and download. Some allow the image to be use in a "non-commercial" form ( i.e., your science, educational or personal website ) or in your scientific research or school/college essay. Some are " public domain" or "free usage", especially those that are funded by governmental grants ( NASA, NOAO, NSF etc. ) and others are copyrighted material that requires investigation into the terms of their use; APOD ( Astronomy Picture of the Day website ) uses private contributions as well as those great Hubble shots. One common usage entity is the Creative Commons 3 Attribution share-alike which is seen frequently throughout the Wikipedia websites. The bottom line is if you're not sure, email and investigate as the images represent the hard work of individuals the world over. What that said...

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