This category lists sites specifically for the non-professional areas of astronomy. Amateurs are also known as "backyard astronomers."
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365 Days of Astronomy
Project to provide an astronomy podcast every day of the year, written, recorded and produced by people around the world.
Amateur Astronomy and Space Website
Images, CCD information, buy and sell, and links.
Ask an Astronomer
Questions answered by graduate students, including a question and answer archive, information on the solar system, the universe, SETI, observational astronomy, careers and history.
The Astro Pages
Astrophotos, articles, discussion boards, telescope making, observer's logs, and calendar.
Provides studies, images, movies, and equations.
Visual and CCD photomety, including classic and digital astrophotography. Presents equipment and resources. Located near Plomin in eastern Istria, Croatia.
Supporting the hobby related web sites throughout world.
Getting started, CG-5 mount, SAA 100 list, constellation portraits, barn door tracker, comet Hale Bopp, homemade eyepieces, EQ mount tutorial, millennium rant, and biography, home.
The Astronomy Cafe
The menu is appetizers, specials, and main course.
Weekly podcast providing discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.
Includes galleries, equipment reviews, articles, observation planning, and links.
Contains sections for equipment, the beginner, books, the solar system and deep sky, web log, and links.
Backyard Astronomy with Paul Mortfield
Photo gallery, discoveries, details about personal observatory, and chart of large solar flare activity.
Clear Skies On Demand
An online astronomy journal by Math Heijen, backyard astronomer from the Netherlands. Observing logs from Sun, Moon and Deepsky, digital lunar and solar images, equipment reviews, links, books etc. Articles about the Sun, Moon and Deepsky.
Digital Astronomy Gallery
Images, star enhancement processing, equipment information, and what's new.
Eagles Eye on the Sky
Monthly guide to what's up in the sky.
The Edge of Nowhere
Images, events, news, information, games, awards, and links.
Rick Costello Space Art Paintings
Gallery, about the artist, and essays.
The Silicon Sky
Project links, weather, comet observing, interest links, minor planets, and resources.
Offers space, astronomy and technology content, including information, education, entertainment and business news.
Space and Telescope.com
Contains current space news, useful astronomical utilities and information, and amateur images. Includes clickable Messier and Caldwell object tables.
Blogging the sky one sidereal day at a time.
What's new, mini-FAQ, and table of contents.
Equipment, astrophotography, terms, forum, photo archives, chat, and links.
Summer Stargazing - Night Sky in the Northern Hemisphere
An article written by Philip Harrington.
Sundial, Calendar and Khmer Temples
Experimental astronomy applied on research of solar orientation of the temples in SE-Asia.
Practical and educational articles to help the urban and armchair astronomer get the most out of the hobby.
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