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This page contains links related to the following types of resources: (1) astrosociology; (2) sociology; (3) the other social sciences; and (4) "space and society"-related (or astrosocial) materials. Thus, space issues related to the human dimension represent relevant topics.

[page updated on 02/15/2014]

Introduction

Three Ways to Improve/Update this Page


Links to Space-Related Sites

Space and Astrosocial Sites


Links to Sociological Sites, Relevant Social Science
Sites, and Others Related to "Space and Society

Astrosocial Higher Education Programs

Sociology and Social Sciences Resources

Professional Sociology and Social Science Organizations

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Resources

Space (and Society) in the Media

Related Sites:  Other Social Sciences / Humanities / Misc.

 

 

Introduction

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This Links page contains a collection of links to websites, and articles posted on the web, that tend to be only indirectly related to astrosociology.  As of December 2003, not much material yet exists that is focused specifically on astrosociology. However, the resources below are helpful in familiarizing the burgeoning astrosociological community with many of the space-related (i.e., astrosocial) issues being discussed by astronomers and other non-sociologists.  This is important.  Two major areas of emphasis for astrosociologists, after all, are to study:  (1) how participants in the astrosocial sphere of society carry out their work and (2) the connections and mutual influences between phenomena in the astrosocial sector and the non-astrosocial sector of society.  The importance of this first area of emphasis is that it provides the astrosociologist with important hints about which priorities and developments are receiving most attention.  This is invaluable information because once astrosociologists can identify the clear trends that are occurring in spaceflight and the space sciences, they can be studied in terms of their contributions to future changes in a given society as a whole -- the second emphasis of study.  (The five central themes of astrosociology are discussed in the Inaugural Essay).

While sociology remains at the core of astrosociology, it must become a multidisciplinary perspective.  Non-sociologists from the other social sciences possess similar interests from slightly different perspectives that are complementary to sociological principles and concepts.  Members of the space community should be interested in issues related to space in the context of society for several reasons, including the fact that space exploration occurs in a social environment.  Through cooperation, we can all construct a better understanding of issues related to space and society. and thereby make space exploration more effective in the future for the benefit of all of humanity.

 


Three Ways to Improve this Page and Keep It Updated

(for the benefit of all in the astrosociological community)



First, you are encouraged to submit links and articles that you believe should be included on the Links page or the Virtual Library page.

Second, you can link to Astrosociology.org if your site's materials relate to the astrosociology in a meaningful way.  In taking this step, you can help expose this multidisciplinary social science field to the sociological community, as well as space-related scholars and professionals, who may otherwise not know of its existence.  

This reality must be changed, so that astrosociology is well established, for many reasons.  For example, the formulation of space policy will have to rely to an increasingly significant extent on the newly emerging astrosociological research findings as astrosociology becomes more established (and accepted).  Your assistance is requested to hasten this process of incorporating astrosociological findings into the analysis of astrosocial phenomena in addition to the traditional economic and political, and even engineering, considerations currently influencing the major decisions that go into formulating space policy.

Third, please contact Astrosociology.org if you find an invalid or broken link.

The email address is: links@astrosociology.org

For your convenience, many of the references below (and elsewhere on this site) are made available as Adobe PDF files.  This makes it easier for you to print them without the site's starscape background.  It is also a way to preserve important pages that may disappear from the web at some point in the future.  For those who do not yet possess the Adobe Acrobat Reader, it can be downloaded free at the following URL:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

 


Links to Space-Related Sites

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(These websites tend to relate mostly to space issues, but materials can be found about the relationships between astrosocial phenomena and other aspects of society.  For example, it is important to keep in mind that astronomical education does, in fact, represent an astrosocial phenomenon often aimed directly at non-astrosocial parts of society, and it impacts on the general population.  Also, this category of sites also includes government and state organizations as well as advocacy groups).

 

Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

AdvanceSpace

http://www.advancespace.com/

 

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) / (Italian Space Agency)

http://www.asi.it/

 

Alliance for Space Commercial Enterprises in Space (ACES)

http://www.alliancespace.net/

 

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

http://www.aas.org

 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

http://www.aiaa.org/

 

Astrobiology.com

http://www.astrobiology.com

 

Astrobiology Magazine

http://www.astrobio.net

 

(The) Astronauts Memorial Fund (AMF)

http://www.amfcse.org/

 

Astronomy.com

http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx

 

Austrian Space Agency (ASA)

http://www.asaspace.at/

 

B612 Foundation

http://www.b612foundation.org/index.html

 

British National Space Centre (BNSE)

http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/default.aspx?nid=3191

 

California Space Authority (CSA)

http://www.californiaspaceauthority.org/

 

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/index.html

 

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) / (France)

http://www.cnes.fr/html/_.php

 

Challenger Center for Space Science Education

http://www.challenger.org/

 

China National Space Administration (CNSA)

http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/n615709/cindex.html

 

Citizens for Space Exploration

http://www.citizensforspaceexploration.org/

 

Coalition for Space Exploration

http://www.spacecoalition.com/

 

Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) / (Argentina)

http://www.conae.gov.ar/principal.html

 

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) / (German Aerospace Center)

http://www.dlr.de/

 

European Space Agency (ESA)

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html

 

Florida Space Authority

http://www.floridaspaceauthority.com/

 

Florida Space Institute

http://fsi.ucf.edu/

 

Hubble Site

http://www.hubblesite.org/

 

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

http://www.isro.org/

 

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

http://www.iaanet.org/

 

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) / (Brazil)

http://www.inpe.br/

 

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html

 

(The) Mars Society

http://www.marssociety.org

 

(The) Moon Society

http://www.moonsociety.org

 

NASA (Home Page)

http://www.nasa.gov/home/

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Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

NASA Field Centers

 

NASA Headquarters

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/home/index.html

 

Ames Research Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/index.html

 

Dryden Flight Research Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/index.html/

 

Glenn Research Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/home/index.html

 

Goddard Space Flight Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html

 

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

 

Independent Verification & Validation Facility

http://www.ivv.nasa.gov/index.php

 

Wallops Flight Facility

http://www.wff.nasa.gov

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm

 

Johnson Space Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/index.html

 

White Sands Test Facility

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/home/index.html

 

Kennedy Space Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html

 

Langley Research Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/index.html

 

Marshall Space Flight Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/home/index.html

 

Stennis Space Center

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/home/index.html

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Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

NASA:   Astrobiology@NASA (Ames Research Center)

http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)

http://www.nai.arc.nasa.gov

 

NASA Office of Education

http://www.education.nasa.gov/home/index.html

 

NASA Education / Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE)

http://education.nasa.gov/edprograms/core/home/index.html

 

NASA History Division

http://history.nasa.gov

 

NASA Human Space Flight

http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html

 

NASA "Science at NASA"

http://science.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Space Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP)

http://nctn.hq.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Space Science

http://spacescience.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Spinoff Online Publication

http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/

 

NASA Watch
      (not affiliated with www.nasa.gov)

http://www.nasawatch.com

 

National Space Society (NSS)

http://www.nss.org

 

Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) / (Norsk Romsenter)

http://www.spacecentre.no/

 

Office of Space Commercialization
(Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)

http://www.space.commerce.gov/

 

Orange County Space Society (NSS chapter)

http://www.ocspace.org/

 

Permanent

http://www.permanent.com/

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Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

(The) Planetary Society

http://www.planetary.org/home/

 

ProSpace:  The Citizen's Space Lobby

http://www.prospace.org/

 

SETI@home

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

 

SETI Institute

http://www.seti.org

 

SETI League

http://www.setileague.org

 

Space.com

http://www.space.com

 

Space Daily

http://www.spacedaily.com

 

Space Florida

http://www.spaceflorida.gov/

 

(The) Space Foundation

http://www.spacefoundation.org

 

Space Frontier Foundation

http://www.space-frontier.org

 

Space Future

http://www.spacefuture.com

 

Space Politics

http://www.spacepolitics.com/

 

(The) Space Review

http://www.thespacereview.com/

 

Space Science Institute

http://www.spacescience.org/index.php

 

Space Studies Institute (SSI)

http://www.ssi.org/

 

Space Technology Hall of Fame (Space Foundation)

http://www.spacetechhalloffame.org/

 

Space Telescope Science Institute

http://www.stsci.edu/resources/

 

Spaceflight Now

http://www.spaceflightnow.com

 

SpaceRef.com

http://www.spaceref.com

 

spacetoday.net

http://www.spacetoday.net/

 

(The) Spaceward Foundation

http://www.spaceward.org/

 

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

http://www.seds.org

 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs at Vienna (UNOOSA)

http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/

 

Universe Today

http://www.universetoday.com

 

(The) X-Prize Foundation

http://www.xprize.org

 

 

 

Links to Sociological Sites, Relevant Social Science
Sites, and Others Related to "Space and Society

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(Sociological links below are mostly related to general organizations and resources -- that is, they do not emphasize astrosociology.  Beyond general sociological sites, this listing is reserved for sites related to educational programs relevant to astrosociology as a subfield of sociology.  It also includes non-educational sites relevant to astrosociology in some way, including media-based resources).


 

Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

Astrosocial Higher Education Programs
(these include social sciences in curricula)

 

 

 

Department of Space Studies (University of North Dakota)

http://www.space.edu

 

International Space University (ISU)

http://www.isunet.edu/

 

(The) Space Policy Institute
       (The Elliott School of International
       Affairs; The George Washington Univ.)

http://www.gwu.edu/~spi/


Sociology and Social Science Resources

 

 

A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace

http://www.trinity.edu/%7Emkearl/index.html

 

Academic Info.:  Sociology Gateway --
       Dir. of Online Sociology Resources

http://www.academicinfo.net/soc.html

 

Chronicle Vitae (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

https://chroniclevitae.com/job_search/new?cid=chenav

 

Dead Sociologists' Index

http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/%7Elridener/DSS/
INDEX.HTML

 

Degree in Sociology

http://degreeinsociology.net/

 

Electronic Journal of Sociology

http://www.sociology.org

 

Google Directory:  Sociology

http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/
SocialSciences/ Sociology/

 

HigherEdJobs.com

http://www.higheredjobs.com/

 

Intute:  Social Sciences (formally SOSIG)

http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences//

 

Research Resources for the Social Sciences

http://www.socsciresearch.com

 

Resources for Social Researchers

http://www.soc.umn.edu/~edwards/soclinks.htm

 

(The) Social Science Hub:  Sociology

http://www.sshub.com/soc.htm

 

(The) SocioLog

http://www.sociolog.com

 

Sociology Central

http://www.sociology.org.uk

 

Sociology Index

http://www.sociologyindex.com/index.htm

 

(The) Sociology Page

http://www.thesociologypage.com

 

SociologySite

http://www.sociologysite.com/

 

SocioSite

http://www.sociosite.net/

 

(The) SocioWeb

http://www.socioweb.com/

 

WWW Virtual Library:  Sociology

http://socserv2.mcmaster.ca/w3virtsoclib/

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Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

Professional Sociology and Social Science Organizations

http://www.aaanet.org/

 

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

http://www.aaanet.org/

 

American Historical Association

http://www.historians.org/

 

(The) American Political Science Association (APSA)

http://www.apsanet.org/

 

American Psychological Association (APA)

http://www.apa.org/

 

American Sociological Association (ASA)

http://www.asanet.org

 

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
(APPAM)

http://www.appam.org/home.asp

 

(The) Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

http://www.tasa.org.au/index.html

 

British Sociological Association (BSA)

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/new_site/index.php

 

California Sociological Association (CSA)

http://www.class.csupomona.edu/Organizations/
csa/ index.html

 

(The) Eastern Sociological Society (ESS)

http://www.essnet.org/

 

European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

http://www.espi.or.at/index.php?option=com
frontpage&Itemid=1

 

(The) Forum on Air & Space Law
(Part of the American Bar Association (ABA))

http://www.abanet.org/forums/airspace/home.html

 

(The) International Sociological Association (ISA)

http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/

 

Mid-South Sociological Association (MSA)

http://www.midsouthsoc.org/

 

North Central Sociological Association (NCSA)

http://www.ncsanet.org/

 

(The) Pacific Sociological Association (PSA)

http://www.csus.edu/psa/

 

(The) Society for Applied Sociology (SAS)

http://www.appliedsoc.org/

 

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

http://www.sssp1.org/

 

(The) Southern Sociological Association (SSS)

http://www.msstate.edu/org/sss/


Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Resources

 

Aerospace Technology Working Group  (ATWG)

http://www.atwg.org/

 

Center for Humanity and Space Exploration (CHASE)

http://www.humanityandspace.org/

 

CONTACT ("Cultures of the Imagination")

http://www.contact-conference.org/

 

Foundation For the Future

http://www.futurefoundation.org/index.html

 

Impact of Space on Society Site
(Sponsored by the IAA and the ESA)

http://www.spaceandsociety.org/

 

Impact of Space on Society
(First IAA International Conference)

http://www.impactofspace.hu/

 

Institute for the Future @ aacc

http://www.aacc.edu/future/

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Site Name

Site URL / Link

 

Invitation to ETI

http://www.ieti.org/index.html

 

OPS-ALASKA

http://www.ops-alaska.com/ 

 

Overview Group

http://www.overviewinstitute.org/index.htm

 

Partners in Space

http://www.partnersinspace.com/home

 

World Space Center
(associated with the "Overview Effect")

http://www.worldspacecenter.org


 


Space (and Society) in the Media

 

"Are We Alone" / SETI Radio Network
(hosted by Dr. Seth Shostak)

http://www.seti.org/site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b
=178892

 

"Explorations in Science"
(hosted by Dr. Micho Kaku)

http://www.mkaku.org/explorations/

 

"Planetary Radio" (The Planetary Society)

http://planetary.org/radio/

 

"(The) Space Show" (hosted by Dr. David Livingston)

http://www.thespaceshow.com/

 


Related Sites:  Other Social Sciences / Humanities / Misc.

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

http://www.sfwa.org/

 

Space Quotes to Ponder

http://www.spacequotes.com

 

(The) Space Store

http://www.thespacestore.com

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