INFRARED ASTRONOMY HOME PAGE
DISCOVERY OF INFRARED
Learn about Sir William Herschel and how he discovered infrared light.
INFRARED ASTRONOMY - AN OVERVIEW
What is Infrared Astronomy and what are the major advantages of viewing the Universe in the infrared?
Which wavelengths of infrared light can be observed from the ground and which are blocked by our atmosphere? This site shows why observatories need to be sent into space, discusses infrared wavelength bands, sky transparency, and sky brightness.
NEAR, MID AND FAR INFRARED
This site goes over the division of infrared light into three regions: near, mid and far-infrared. It presents an overview of objects that appear and disappear from view as we look at the Universe in each of these spectral regions.
THE INFRARED UNIVERSE
A detailed review of what has been discovered in different regions of the Universe by infrared telescopes. Includes a lot of nice images.
INFRARED ASTRONOMY TIMELINE
The past, present and future of infrared astronomy in a timeline format.
BACKGROUND AND TECHNOLOGY
A detailed history of infrared astronomy and the development of infrared technology.
CURRENT AND FUTURE INFRARED ASTRONOMY PROJECTS
An overview of current infrared missions as well as those which are planned for next decade.
NEWS AND DISCOVERIES
Recent news and discoveries as well as a summary of discoveries made by past missions such as IRAS, ISO, COBE and KAO.
IMAGES and VIDEOS
A list of galleries and online videos containing both astronomical images and images of the world around us in infrared light.
CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Includes links to infrared catalogs, databases and utilities as well as to infrared missions, airborne, balloon-borne and ground based observatories; departments and laboratories.
Includes links to: Educator Resources, General Astronomy, Astronomy for Kids, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Experiments and Activities, and tutorials for Gamma Ray, X-Ray, Ultraviolet, Visible, Infrared, and Radio Astronomy.
HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED IN ASTRONOMY
Discusses the many ways you can become involved in the study of the Universe. Covers amateur astronomy, working for NASA and how to become a professional astronomer. Includes lots of links.