It's the Astronomy Online non-Blog, or un-Blog.
Everyone has a blog now and since I am no follower of trends, I decided to merge the blog with the website. And I don't want to neglect the website in favor of posting on the blog.
These are the pages that were on the blog of old:
- Archive (Index of Pages)
- Current Trends
- Soho Live
Google Maps - Mars
Google Maps - Moon
HiRISE - MRO Imaging
Software for the Mac
Starry Night Online
Thank you for visiting!
Changes to the Website :
Regular visitors to Astronomy Online have probably noticed some changes. These changes are out of unfortunate necessity.This site and all its expenses are covered by my and my wife's day jobs - however, my wife will soon loose her job due to company cutbacks. This is an unfortunate reality in the tech world: get rid of your experienced programmers in favor of younger, cheaper workers.
I have had to take down my Blog (which I planned to do anyway) and power down my server. I moved the website to a webhost - Network Solutions. The savings in electricity pays for the yearly hosting fee.
These changes mean expansions to the site must be abandoned, and purchase of any equipment be put on hold. One thing I still refuse to do is subject my visitors to advertising.
Donations are more than welcome.
The main page has been cleaned up. The links to the Webby Awards and other website related honors have been moved to the Introduction page. While I am happy to receive any honors regarding the website, the idea of the website is to provide information related to astronomy.
A thumbnail of the Webby nomination has been added to the copyright bar of the website (bottom).
Major changes include the closure of the forum. While additional users were trickling in, there just wasn't the activity I hoped for. There are better, more active forums available and I have provided links to them.
The coming events calendar has been replaced with links to other calendar services. While the calendar is nice, it was limited to what information could be displayed. Links to Heavens Above and CalSKY will provide a vast array of data specific to the users location - much better than I can provide. The "current images" have also been moved to the coming events page.
I hope these changes are helpful as well as aesthetically pleasing. As always, thank you for visiting Astronomy Online.
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