Lunar Links & References
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Historia/History of Astronomy -- Biographies and reference links for
notable astronomers throughout history, plus the evolution of astronomical
science and famous observatories, courtesy of the Astronomische Institute der
Night Sky Observer
-- A splendid resource filled with vital
information on the origin of the Moon, along with comprehensive
information on astronomy, space photography and lunar and planetary
-- Free (and fast) download. Great desktop app that calculates and displays
current lunar phase. Indispensable tool, highly recommended by the Lunar
Lunar Private Enterprise, News and Education:
The American Lunar
Society -- ALS conducts several important educational programs,
including one directed toward grade-school students, to encourage a wider
appreciation and understanding of Luna.
-- The current state of technology enables us to build on the moon; the main
problem is transporting materials to the moon. Solutions and strategies on the
vital subjects of lunar facilities design and construction are discussed in
detail on this website.
The Lunar Stock Exchange
-- pioneering extraterrestrial securities market and a leader in the campaign
for Moon colonization and space tourism, offering an opportunity to invest in
the future of Luna.
Frontier Foundation -- A public-private consortium dedicated to
establishing and developing commercial enterprise on the Moon.
A bilingual, international directory of nearly everything space-related,
including constructive reform proposals by former NASA personnel, focused on
making space access far more affordable.
Lunar Research, Photographs & Maps:
Full Moon Atlas -- A comprehensive series of regional lunar maps,
based on the Consolidated Lunar Atlas and incorporating a proprietary
"flag" system to identify more than 2500 geographic features on the
Moon. Developed in conjunction with the Lunar Republic. Limited edition
available online, with a more detailed version available
Lunar Image Browser -- The extraordinary lunar imaging project,
conducted as a joint venture of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), along with the Naval
Research Laboratory (NRL) and Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), produced some of the finest images
ever of the Moon.
-- One of the finest online photographic references, melding excellent lunar
surface photographs from NASA and amateur astronomers into a sectional directory
of the Moon, keyed to the essential "Atlas
of the Moon" by Antonín Rükl.
Expressions: The Moon Rock Collection -- Dazzling series of
photo-micrograph (optical microscope) images of lunar soil and rocks brought
back from the Apollo missions, presented by the Optical Microscopy Division of
the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory,
a joint venture of Florida State University, the University of Florida and the
Los Alamos National Laboratory. (While visiting the site, take a moment to enjoy
News & Information:
Universe Today --
Fraser Cain rounds up top-flight space news,
information and more from his vast network of sources from around the world.
Also daily news
updates via e-mail delivered
directly to your desktop.
ESA (European Space Agency).
NASA (United States).
Japanese-language site. For the same site in English, please
International Institute of Space
Law -- Primary liaison for international organizations and
national institutions in the field of space law, fostering the development of
space law and studies of legal and social science aspects of the exploration and
use of outer space.
Institute of Air and Space Law -- Generally considered a leading authority on space law, the Leiden University-based Institute
includes some of the finest legal minds in the world, including Frans von der
Office for Outer Space Affairs -- The primary international forum for
the development of laws and principles governing outer space.
Lunar Settlement Initiative
-- Providing an open-source legal framework for organizations that offer land
claims on the Moon in order to finance private and/or commercial Lunar
settlement and development projects.