Astronomy & Space

Organizations:

Organization:
Description:
American Astronomical Society
"Enhancing and sharing humanity's scientific understanding of the universe since 1899."  Small amount of free content.
Fort Wayne Astronomical Society

Los Angeles Astronomical Society
Good lectures.
Memphis Astronomical Society
Very active club of amateurs.  Video of meetings and events.

Publications:

Publication:
Comments:
Astronomy

Astronomy Now

Sky & Telescope


Earthbound Observatories:

Observatory:
Location:
Comments:
C.H.A.R.A. Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
Pasadena, CA
At Mount Wilson.  Operated by Georgia State Univ.  Optical path that are hundreds of feet long synchronized to wavelength dimensions.
European Southern Observatory
Chile

Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, CA
"Southern California's gateway to the cosmos!"   Public viewing events.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
near Tucson, AZ
Amazing solar telescope.
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ

Maunakea
HA
I would love to visit, but the Hazard Warnings say no.  Oh well.
Palomar Observatory
Palomar Mtn, CA
200" Hale.
Very Large Array
San Agustin, NM
27 movable radio telescopes.
(Mount) Wilson Observatory
Pasadena, CA
100" Hooker.
Yerkes
Williams Bay, WI
"The birthplace of modern astrophysics."  World's largest refractor.

Space Observatories, Landers and Probes:


Observatory:
Comments:
Wikipedia list
Hundreds of scopes.
YouTube channel dedicated to space telescopes.

Hubble Space Telescope
YouTube.  Also covering WEBB.
Kepler Space Telescope





NASA

It's very hard to justify the existence of NASA after reading the constitution, but I have to admit they do some very interesting stuff.

Center:
Location:
Specialties:
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC
YouTube. YouTube.  Management and lobbying
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
YouTube.  Research
Armstrong Flight Research Center
Edwards, CA
Atmospheric flight research. Part of Dryden.
Dryden Flight Research Center
Edwards, CA
YouTube.  Flight tests, Space station. Web site is mostly blogs.
Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH
YouTube.  Propulsion and vehicles
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
New York, NY
"Climate change"
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
YouTube.  Space and Solar System studies
IV&V Facility
Fairmont, WV
YouTube.  Publishing, videos
Jet Propulsion Labroatory
   Second site
Pasadena, CA
YouTube.  Robotic Exploration
Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
YouTube.  Mission control and human space flight
Kennedy Space Center
   Scientific & Technical Program
Kennedy Space Center, LF (Cape Canaveral)
   Research available to all.
YouTube.
YouTube.  
Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
YouTube.  Research
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
YouTube.  Propulsion and science studies
Michoud Assembly Facility
New Orleans, LA
Manufacture and assembly
Plum Brook Station
Sandusky, OH
Test facilities
Stennis Space Center
Center, MS
YouTube.  Engine testing
Wallops Flight Facility
Wallops Island, VA
YouTube.  Suborbital research
White Sands Test Facility
Las Cruces, NM
Testing of dangerous items, mission simulations


Non US Governments:

Agency:
Comments:
Canadian Space Agency
YouTube






Non Government Space:




Blue Origin
YouTube.  Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
Copenhagen Suborbitals
YouTube.  Amateur program to put man in space.  Amazing.
SpaceX
YouTube.  Elon Musk (Tesla)