Andor manufactures CCD cameras for research in the sciences. including astronomy. The Gemini imaging and echelle spectrometer cameras are both from Andor.
Astrodon manufactures astronomical filters, includng most of the filters used on the Iowa robotic telescope.
A comprehensive collection of astronomy software in Python.
- Astronomical Picture of the Day
Gorgeous images from professional and amateur astronomers, updated daily.
Popular, general public news about astronomy.
- ADS Abstract Service
Search service for professional astronomy articles
- Finger Lakes Instruments (FLI)
FLI manufactures CCD cameras and filter wheels.
- FITS image viewers and format converters
Comprehensive list of free and commercial FITS image analysis software and FITS format converters
- Maxim/DL (Cyanogen.com)
Maxim is the standard image analysis program used in the astronomy laboratories at the University of Iowa.
- Optical Mechanics Inc. (OMI)
OMI, is a manufacturer of robotic telscopes located here in Iowa City. OMI designed and manufactured the Rigel telescope, which preceded the current Gemini telescope.
Planewave is leading manufacturer of telescopes (up to 1m), including the current Iowa (VOA and Gemini) telescopes.
- Sierra Stars Observatory
A fee-based network of optical telescopes. The Gemini telescope is a member of the SSO Network
- Sky & Telescope | Astronomy News, Tools & Resources
Current news about space, especially spaceflight.
- Space Weather.com
Excellent site for Solar activity monitoring