While we develop this section, here are some links to help you:

Astronomy & Radio Astronomy

Heavens Above – Interactive user friendly sky charts, with data for solar system objects and satellites.

The Jodcast – : Monthly news podcasts for the public from the Jodrell Bank radio astronomy observatory at the University of Manchester in England.  News highlights covering the frontiers of astronomy research, including in radio astronomy, plus invited researchers discuss their hot topics. Each month’s program also presents what you can see in the night sky, in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Society of Radio Amateur Astronomers (SARA) –

The Astronomical League –

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Astronomy Picture of the Day –

Astronomy Magazine

Sky & Telescope –

Astrobites – Short articles highlighting current astronomy research discoveries, written by graduate students for science undergraduates.  AKA a 5 minute a day “Readers Digest” of astronomy research. From the American Astronomical Society.  A slightly more advanced read is AASNova , research highlights from the American Astronomical Society.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) – News

Radio Astronomy Educational Video

How Radio Telescopes Show Us Unseen Galaxies, by Natasha Hurley-Walker (TED)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell in Conversation at the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the discoverer of Pulsars. She made the discovery while she was a young graduate student at Cambridge in the 1960s.  In this interview she talks about how that work was done, and also what it was like to become a radio astronomer as a young woman then. Like us, she learned radio astronomy from the ground up.

Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe, by Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at the NRAO Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia —  — This is a DVD course set sold by The Great Courses.  It is a good primer on radio astronomy, for someone at an interested beginner level or higher.  A number of topics we work with at DSES are introduced.  You might like to wait for when it is on sale.

Tamitha Skov – Space Weather Woman – Weekly space weather educational forecast videos.

Amateur Radio

The Doctor is In, from ARRL – Educational biweekly podcasts about amateur radio.

Radio Wave Propagation – – This is a one-hour lesson which introduces you to factors that affect long distance radio communication through the ionosphere. Hosted at the MetEd COMET meteorology education site [University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s (UCAR’s) Community Programs (UCP)].

Meteor Scatter and Propagation – – By Dr. Robert Suggs KB5EZ, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center / MARC ARC NN4SA / North AL DX Club. A presentation from the 2017 Huntsville, AL Hamfest.


“How William Huggins Shaped Astrophysics”, by Barbara J. Becker (Astronomy Magazine, September 2018).  How Doppler measurements came to be used in astrophysics.

“Meet Henrietta Leavitt, the woman who gave us a universal ruler”,  by Korey Haynes (Astronomy Magazine, February 4, 2019).

Last update July 23, 2019 – GCA / WA2JQZ