Links of interest

Ian Ridpath  Star Tales – Myths, legends and history of the constellations

Royal Astronomical Society – Astronomical Heritage Committee

Historical Section – British Astronomical Association
The William Herschel Society
The Antique Telescope Society
British Sundial Society
The British Society for the History of Science
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission 41 (History of Astronomy)

Other Societies with an interest in astronomy history

Manchester Astronomical Society

The Webb Society

National Astronomical Organisations

The Royal Astronomical Society
Society for Popular Astronomy
The British Astronomical Association
Society for Popular Astronomy
Federation of Astronomical Societies


Institute of Astronomy Library, Cambridge


Astronomiae Historia – History of Astronomy
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University
National Archives/Archon
Access 2 Archives
Society of Archivists
British Association for Local History
Google Earth
Google Maps
MS Live Search maps

Epact – Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

History of Astronomy (by Michael Oates) devoted to information about historical figures in astronomy not easily found elsewhere.

The Alfred Russell Wallace Page Perhaps best known for his work on natural selection and biogeography, he was an early researcher in what is now called Astrobiology.

Some links of more general astronomical interest

Backyard Astronomy Basics – recommended by Elliot Phillips