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T H E A S T R O N O M Y / S P A C E B B S D I R E C T O R Y
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The following Astronomy/Space Bulletin Boards were on-line and
running as of Mar 18th, 1993. This list is offered as a service
to the BBS community and to Astronomy/Space enthusiasts. This
directory may be copied and distributed freely so long as it is
unaltered in any way. Updates to this list will be issued every
quarter. To find out how you can submit your favorite Astronomy
or Space BBS to this list, or make changes to an already existing
listing, please refer to the text at the bottom of this directory
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BBS NAME: ABBS/ASTRO-MAIL

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: [49] 5824-3197
CITY, STATE: Dahlenburg, Germany
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400/9600/19600/38400 V.32bis MNP5
SYSOP NAME: Peter Bluhm
HOURS OF OPERATION: 14-6 hour (MEZ/MESZ), Friday, Saturday 24 hours.
NET/NODE: unido!abbs.hanse.de!sysop
MEGS ON-LINE: 100 MB on-line
BBS SOFTWARE: Zerberus

FEATURES: This mailbox is a source for the active observers. Circulars,
orbital elements, ephemers etc. supports the observer to find and
trace his favorite objects. The mailbox is connected to the worldwide
UUCP and may be adressed by several nets. Programs and pictures are
another point of data, as well minor astronomical catalogs. In the
future the mailbox will be run also in English and a SIMBAD like
feature include ephemeris computing should included. Another hot
topic are space and satellites. Orbital elements and hot news from
the space front are very interesting for our user. The mailbox is
not open for guests, but you can download an application. Foreign
user have minor rates, because their high telefone costs. Astronomy
sections are for all, as sun, comets, asteroids, variables etc.

Information Provided by Jost Jahn, Co-Sysop.
## net_sh v1.5 (sb)
Jost Jahn, Neustaedter Strasse 11, W-3123 Bodenteich, 05824/3197,
abbs.hanse.de!j.jahn


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BBS NAME: ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE ATLANTIC BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (404)564-9623
CITY, STATE: Atlanta, GA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Eric Greene
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours/Day
NET/NODE: 1:133/208
MEGS ON-LINE: 120
BBS SOFTWARE: Maximus

FEATURES: The Southeast's Premier astronomy BBS. Large selection of
astronomy/space software, text files and graphic images. Official BBS
of SERAL - Southeast Region of the Astronomical League. Access to
FIDOnet, The Network and Usenet newsgroups. The Astronomical Society
BBS is also the electronic message center for the Georgia Skeptics.

No registration or validation required. New users have full access on
their first call including 60 minutes of online time and 1 meg of
downloads.

Information Provided by Eric Greene, Sysop


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BBS NAME: ASTRONOMY - Sponsored by the Orange County Astronomers

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 714-738-4331
CITY, STATE: Fullerton, Ca.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Walter Clark
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 80
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat

FEATURES: Every file has a one page text file which explains how
to use it & why it is better than any other like it. Mostly science
oriented, engineering, HAM, AI & lots of Astronomy. Has the EVA
facility for leaving a one line opinion of what you think of a file.
The summary can be D/Led to see what others have said. Most
important of all, except for Astronomy, only the best shareware
programs are stored.

Information Provided by Walter Clark, Sysop


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BBS NAME: CANADIAN SPACE SOCIETY BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (416)-458-5907
CITY, STATE: Toronto, Canada
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 2400 and lower
SYSOP NAME: Kieran Carroll
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
NET/NODE: (none)
MEGS ON-LINE: 20
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat! (shareware version)

FEATURES: This BBS is operated by the Canadian Space Society, a
Canadian space enthusiasts' group with chapters in Toronto and
Ottawa, and members across the country. The formal reason for
operating the bbs is to provide space news and information to CSS
members. However, access is free to all who wish to use the board.
Much activity on the board has been generated by amateur
satellite-tracking enthusiasts, who use the mail and file exchange
services to exchange satellite tracking software, and up-to-date
lists of satellite orbital elements; the board has been used as a
message center to help coordinate activities such as tracking of
classified US Space Shuttle missions. Another topic of discussion on

Information Provided by Kieran Carroll, Sysop


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BBS NAME: CELESTIAL DATA BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 513-427-0674
CITY, STATE: Dayton, OH
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: T.A. Kelso
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: Unknown
BBS SOFTWARE: Unknown

FEATURES: Astronomy data files as well as programs. Many pix.
There is heavy interest in using NOAA satellite data on PCs.
The SysOp is currently working on D/L data from them. Primarily
supports IBM, but data and text files are easily ported.

Information Provided by Timothy Middendorf, BBS Subscriber


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BBS NAME: COMPUTER SYSTEMS BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 704-545-9645
CITY, STATE: Charlotte, NC
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 9600-300
SYSOP NAME: Christopher Graham
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: 1:379/31
MEGS ON-LINE: 130
BBS SOFTWARE: RA 1.10

FEATURES: Space, NASA programs and GIF files.
Also have programming files. Files are Freqable

Information Provided by Christopher Graham, Sysop


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BBS NAME: COMPUTER WORKS BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (902) 897-9813
CITY, STATE: Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 2400
SYSOP NAME: Dave Miller
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hrs
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 120+
BBS SOFTWARE: RBBS-PC 17.3

FEATURES: Offer an ASTRONOMY section! + messages
also have many DOORS, message bases, and conferences...
120 megs.+ files....

Information Provided by Dave Miller, Sysop


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BBS NAME: CONSTELLATION ORION BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER : (716)-367-3652
CITY,STATE: Springwater, NY
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200, 2400, 9600, 14,400, v.32, v.42
SYSOP NAME: Lewis Duffing
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours 7 days
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 65 Megs Online 135 Off-line
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat

FEATURES: Have a large Astronomy section with many astronomy
databases and programs, many excellent games, utilities for
IBM, GIFs Astronomy too, 375 + files and climbing

Information Provided by Lewis Duffing, Sysop


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BBS NAME: DALLAS REMOTE IMAGING GROUP

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 214 394 7438
CITY,. STATE: Dallas, Texas
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 9600 - 300 BPS
SYSOP NAME: Jeff Wallach
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE; None
MEGS ON-LINE: 200
BBS SOFTWARE: RBBS 17.3

FEATURES: Dallas Remote Imaging Group BBS supports these features:
Satellite tracking programs
Real-time weather satellite and other imaging satellite imagery
Latest keplerian elements (NORAD) for over 200 satellites
How-to Info on satellite tracking and image reception
Satellite tracking software for a variety of personal computers
Latest intelligence reports from the Geoff Perry Kettering Group
Military satellite/SHF/UHF/VHF/HF monitoring frequencies
Database of over 5000+ objects launched into earth orbit
Over 3000+ files in the files subsection
On-line conferencing for satellite intelligence and updates
Official AMSAT Bulletin Board Service for amateur radio operators
Astronomy and Space related programs and information
Latest JPL/NASA updates on Hubble/Voyager/Magellan/Galileo/Space Probes
Weather satellite systems and image capture program listings
Multiple telephone line input
Courier HST 9600 modem support
Hundreds of satellite images on-line for multiple PC displays
Journal of Environmental Satellite Amateur User Group online system

Information Provided by Jeff Wallach, Sysop


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BBS NAME: DIGITAL CIRCUS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (619) 223-5348
CITY, STATE: Ocean Beach, Ca.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200 - 2400
SYSOP NAME: Lee Pratt
HOURS OF OPERATION: Weekdays 6pm to 6am - Weekends 24 hours.
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 40
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat!

FEATURES: Astronomy and Space File Base. With an Extensive collection
of NASA Planetary Probe Images in GIF Format.

Information Provided by Lee Pratt, Sysop


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BBS NAME: ENVIRO BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703 524 1837
CITY, STATE: Arlington, VA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 2400/1200/300
SYSOP NAME: Kurt Riegel
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 90 megs
BBS SOFTWARE: RBBS

FEATURES: Primary topic is ASTRONOMY and SCIENCE, with additional topics
on ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, CHILDCARE, and GEOCLOCK. ASTRO is
unrestricted, free, and all users are granted full access from their
first sign on.

Information Provided by Kurt Riegel, Sysop


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BBS NAME: GENERAL MITCHELL INTERPLANETARY SPACEPORT

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (414) 871-7302
CITY, STATE: Milwaukee, WI
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Ken Paul
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs/7 days
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: ?
BBS SOFTWARE: AppleSIG BBS System (custom software)

FEATURES: Hey Ken, send me a BBS bio, will ya?

Information Provided by Charles Radley,
Sysop Ventura County NNS Chapter


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BBS NAME: HOMER

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 714 939-1041
CITY, STATE: Tustin CA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 2400/1200 (no downloads at 300)
SYSOP NAME: Rick Ellis
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24
NET/NODE: 1:103/208
MEGS ON-LINE: varies.
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus/Binkley/Ufgate

FEATURES: Space and Science oriented file areas. Space picture files.
Fidonet/uucp gateway for nets 102 & 103. Users may enter uucp
mail without charge. Home of the Home Automation echo.

Support for the Universal Electronics Inc. family of remote
controls and other products.

Information Provided by Rick Ellis, Sysop


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BBS NAME: KINGMONT ASTRO OBSERVATORY BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916/ 652-5920
CITY,STATE: Loomis, Ca. (Near Sacramento).
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300, 1200, 2400, and 9600 (Using a U.S.Robotics HST).
SYSOP NAME: Jim Brennan
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hrs, 7 Days.
NET/MODE: Not Applicable
MEGS ON-LINE: 120 (Aprox).
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat

FEATURES: Many Astronomy oriented files. Also a number of Utilities and
pictures. (A VERY few games).

Information Provided by Jim Brennan, Sysop


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BBS NAME: MAC FOR THE MIND

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (412) 661-6120
CITY, STATE: Pittsburgh, PA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 14.4k/9600/2400/1200/300
SYSOP NAME: Davin Flateau
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours, 7 Days
NET/NODE: FidoNet 1:129/120
MEGS ON-LINE: 760 megabytes
BBS SOFTWARE: TeleFinder

FEATURES: Carry astronomy and space related FidoNet and Usenet newfeeds.
BBS features special space/astronomy section, and up to date information
about The Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium. BBS supports Macintosh computers
as well, with over 30 FidoNet and UseNet Macintosh conferences, and
over 9,000 of the latest Macintosh files available. Uses unique
TeleFinder graphical interface for the Mac (can download the free
software online), or normal TTY interface for non-Macintoshes.

Information Provided by Davin Flateau, Sysop


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BBS NAME: MINNESOTA SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 612-920-5566
CITY STATE: Minneapolis, Minn
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Scott Shjefte
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 30mb
BBS SOFTWARE: IBM compatible running RBBS 17.3b

FEATURES: Much NASA information, Picture Files, many text files.
The board actively supports space exploration.
Sub boards for experimental space craft society, press releases of all NASA
missions within 48 hours, complete TV schedules of NASA select within 24 hours
of updates, 34 bulletins on latest space events, Star Trek sub board.
picture files of space related GIF and text formats and others.
actively supports Space Development on many levels.
on line newsletter of the Minnesota Astronomical Society.
Questionaires available to express your views on SPACE.

Information Provided by Scott Shjefte Sysop, MNSFS


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BBS NAME: MUFONET-BBS Network 88:/0

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 901-785-4943
CITY, STATE: Memphis, Tenn
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300-2400
SYSOP NAME: John Komar
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: 123/26
MEGS ON-LINE: 32

BBS SOFTWARE: quickbbs 2.66

FEATURES: Headquarters for The MUFONET-BBS Network,
the computer-communications link for the members of The Mutual UFO
Network (MUFON). We maintain a database of UFO files covering sighting
reports, newsletters, general UFO, paranormal, Astronomy, Amateur
Radio, and general Science.
The network also has a number of national echos, one specifically for
MUFON Members.

Information Provided by Administrator, MUFONET-BBS Network


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BBS NAME: NOVAC RBBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-256-4777
CITY, STATE: Springfield, Va
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Blaine Korcel
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: 1:109/118
MEGS ON-LINE: 640 MB
BBS SOFTWARE: RBBS-PC (Beta Test Site)

FEATURES: Astronomy software, FidoNet EchoMail, UUCP echomail, full
unrestricted access on first call, IAU circulars, NOAA Solar reports,
wealth of amateur and professional astronomers to assist in your quest
for knowledge. Considered by many to be the foremost source of
Astronomical and Space related information in the country.

NOVAC is now a satellite earth station and now offers weather satellite
imagery in GIF format. Used by many to plan observing sessions and
flights throughout the country. Imagery received from geostationary
as well as polar orbiting satellites. Operated by the Northern
Virginia Astronomy Club.

Information Provided by Blaine Korcel, Sysop


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BBS NAME: NSS AUSTRALIA

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011-61) 9-350-5185
CITY, STATE: Beckenham, Western Australia
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: v21, v22, v22bis, v32, HST
RATES: 300-14,400
SYSOP NAME: Andrew Waite
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs 7 days/week
NET/NODE: FidoNet 3:690/630
MEGS ON-LINE: 120
BBS SOFTWARE: Maximus

FEATURES: Space and Science Oriented Bulletin Board. We are the NSS
support BBS for Australia, and we get most of our files direct from
the NSS BBS (Bev Freed), to keep the lastest information possible online.
Space related UseNet Newsgroups.

Information Provided by Andrew Waite, Sysop


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BBS NAME: NSS BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-412-366-5208
CITY, STATE: Pittsburgh, PA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200-9600 bps/up to 14.4K baud
RATES: 1200-9600 bps
SYSOP NAME: Bev Freed
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs 7 days/week
NET/NODE: FidoNet 1:129/104
MEGS ON-LINE: 80
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus

FEATURES: Sponsored by the National Space Society as a service to the
public; daily updates; all file and message areas dedicated to space,
its related sciences and entertainment; some areas restricted to NSS
members; file requests and crash mail accepted; Opus Xpress available.
The NSS BBS serves as the information distribution hub for other NSS
systems throughout the world.

Information Provided by Bev Freed, Sysop, Space Echo Moderator


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BBS NAME: NSS SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011-61) 2 954-0934
CITY, STATE: Sydney, NSW, Australia
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/1275/2400/V32/PEP
SYSOP NAME: Graham Broadbridge
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs/7 dys
NET/NODE: Fidonet: 3:711/907 Internet: [email protected]
MEGS ON-LINE: 270
BBS SOFTWARE:
FEATURES: 30 Assorted Echoes online, others available by offline
Reader.

Information Provided by Charles Radley,
Sysop Ventura County NNS Chapter


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BBS NAME: PHOTOSTAR BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (703) 774-4667
CITY, STATE: Roanoke, VA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300, 1200, 2400, 9600
SYSOP NAME: Mike Overacker
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hrs.
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 230
BBS SOFTWARE: PC Board 14.X

FEATURES: PhotoStar BBS is a Multi-Interest BBS. There are 230 megs
of online file space. Astronomy conference is available with its own
file directories. There is also an AstroPhotography Conference. Downloads
are available on your first call and we ask that high users of the board
please send donations to help costs of running the BBS. Also Photography
conference and Frisbee related conferences. Call and enjoy PhotoStar
BBS. PhotoStar has the Astronomy conference on the national RIME network
Astronomy conference.

Information Provided by Mike Overacker, Sysop


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BBS NAME: PORT DE LA LUNE

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: Line #1 +33-56895112 HST/DS V32b (Mailer/Bbs)
Line #2 +33-56752069 2400bps (Bbs)
CITY, COUNTRY: Gradignan (Bordeaux), France
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300-14400
SYSOP NAME: Robert Soubie
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24H on both lines
NET/NODE: 2:324/1 (FidoNET)
MEGS ON-LINE:
BBS SOFTWARE: FrontDoor/Remote Access

FEATURES: National and international echomail, Pascal
programming, ASTRONOMY.029, ASTRONOMY, ASTRONOMIE.032 (french & english
national astronomy chat), Conversation areas, etc.
Astronomical files: Programs for PC, Amiga and CP/M, databases,
articles,news, general info, Observational data
Free for everyone, No fee. Remote Access support France

Information Provided by Robert Soubie, Sysop


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BBS NAME: RANCHO PALOS VERDES ASTRONOMY

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 310-541-7299
CITY, STATE: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: David Ransom
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 90
BBS SOFTWARE: OPUS v1.03b

FEATURES: Extensive collection of Astronomy/Space programs.
Astronomy message section. Home of AstroClock written by D. Ransom
Large collection of Astronomy graphics.
INPORTANT! -> This system has a power controller - if the system has
not answered by the third ring HANG UP and call again in two minutes.

Information Provided by Dave Ransom, Sysop


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BBS NAME: ROCHESTER ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION NETWORK (RAIN)

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 716-224-0078
CITY, STATE: Rochester, NY
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Bob Berch
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 40
BBS SOFTWARE: Spitfire 3.2

FEATURES: Run by the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of
Science. Astronomy, space, images, messages. Growing into software
changeover May '92. Near full access on first call.

Information Provided by Bob Berch, Sysop


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BBS NAME: SPACE BASE BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-604-875-6259
CITY STATE: Vancouver, BC, Canada
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200, 2400
SYSOP NAME: Hugh S. Gregory
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs/7 days
NET/NODE: 1:153/719
MEGS ON-LINE: 6
BBS SOFTWARE: Remote Access 1.11

FEATURES: ORIGIN of the SPACEBASE Family of 8 space news echos,
available on the FidoNet Zone 1 Backbone & in Sweden and Australia.

Space Base is the Affiliated Official Message Base BBS for the;
Royal Astromonical Society of Canada - Vancouver Centre,
British Columbia Space Sciences Society (Vancouver Planetarium)
Vancouver Space Society (NSS Chapter), and
The Industrial First Aid Attendents Association of B.C.

Astronomy/Spaceflight oriented board, space news files and messages.
Satellite tracking and astronomy shareware programs, and
informative documents like the S.E.I. Report and the abridged
X-15 pilots handbook. Also carries the Astronomy and Space Echos
and ORIGINS 3 local Astronomy Echos.

Voice verification used. New users have full READ ONLY access
for 20 minutes daily until verified.

Information Provided by Hugh S. Gregory, Spaceflight Historian, Sysop


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BBS NAME: SPACELINK - Sponsored by NASA

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 205-895-0028
CITY, STATE: Huntsville, Alabama.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Bill Anderson
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: ?
BBS SOFTWARE: Custom Data General

FEATURES: Spacelink is operated by the Marshall Space Flight Center.
The primary purpose for Spacelink is to make space and aeronautic relaed
information available to teachers. However, the BBS is open to everyone.
Spacelink maintains directories on current Space Shuttle status,
prominent JPL missions (e.g. Magellen and Gallileo) as well as
files on classroom materials and suggested curricula for bringing
science and appreciation for science into the classroom.

Information Provided by Mark Perew, BBS Subscriber


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BBS NAME: SPACEMET CENTRAL/PHYSICS FORUM

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 413-545-1959; 413-545-4453
BOSTON LINE: 617-287-4100 (1200 baud only)
SERVER > CONNECT SPACEMET
PASSWORD > FORUM
CITY, STATE: Amherst, MA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 3/12/2400
SYSOP NAME: Helen Sternheim
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs
NET/NODE: 321/110. 9600 baud HST (545-4453), file requests
MEGS ON-LINE: 150
BBS SOFTWARE: Binkley/Maximus

FEATURES: This board is primarily for teachers in Massachusetts.
Has many Space, Physics, Astronomy and Educational Text and Program
files. As of 1/5/1990 has an online Database available on the 545-1959
phone line.

Many Message and File areas in education and space topics. Local
statewide Pen Pals areas for k-6 and Jr High.

The following two BBS are part of a network with the above 321/110
and have the same features.


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BBS NAME: SPACEMET NORTH

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 413-772-2030; 413-772-2038
CITY, STATE: Greenfield, MA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 3/12/2400/9600 HST
SYSOP NAME: Terry Dun
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs
NET/NODE: 321/152
MEGS ON-LINE: 150
BBS SOFTWARE: Binkley/Maximus

FEATURES: This board is primarily for teachers in Massachusetts.
Has many Space, Physics, Astronomy and Educational Text and Program
files. Online Database available on both lines

Many Message and File areas in education and space topics. Local
statewide Pen Pals areas for k-6 and Jr High.


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BBS NAME: SPACEMET SOUTH

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 413-536-7526, 413-536-9717
CITY, STATE: Holyoke, MA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 3/12/2400
SYSOP NAME: Helen Sternheim
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs
NET/NODE: 321/302
MEGS ON-LINE: 150
BBS SOFTWARE: Binkley/Maximus

FEATURES: This board is primarily for teachers in Massachusetts.
Has many Space, Physics, Astronomy and Educational Text and Program
files. Online Database available on both lines

Many Message and File areas in education and space topics. Local
statewide Pen Pals areas for k-6 and Jr High.

Information provided by Helen Sternheim, Sysop 321/110


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BBS NAME: STARBASE BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 209-339-0220
CITY STATE: WOODBRIDGE, CALIFORNIA - U.S.A.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Dave Tracewell
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: FNET NODE 1:208/302
MEGS ON-LINE: 156
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus 1.14

FEATURES: A dedicated BBS to Scouting, Astronomy, and Genealogy.
A member of the Stockton Astronomical Society , Many DL Astro Files,
and programs, international message areas includes Space, Astronomy,
Electronics, Science, & The SCOUTER Echo Areas. Supports IBM PC com-
patibles, The USA.'s biggest Scouting BBS and host of the Scouter echo.
Crashmail & Freqs accepted.

Information Provided by Dave Tracewell, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STARBASE ONE

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (44) 071-733-3992
CITY STATE: London, England, U.K.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: V21, V22, V22 BIS, V23, MNP2
V22, V22 bis, V32, HST on subscriber/mail line.
SYSOP NAME: Nick Stevens - Rob Robinson FRAS
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: Fido 2:440/407
Sysop may also be reached as: [email protected]
MEGS ON-LINE: 320
BBS SOFTWARE: Remote Access

FEATURES: Literally thousands of astronomy files, and material for most
popular computers, including IBM PC, Atari, Amiga, Mac. Astro programs,
animations, graphics, raw data, CCD camera images and programs, up to
date satellite elements, NASA texts, (reproduced with permission),
catalogues, source code, highlights from USENET and lots more. Discovery
News is provided by the British Astronomical Association, the Junior
Astronomical Society also issue news, and have their own message area.
In total there are 6 local message areas related to astronomy. The system
also has a CDROM with much astro material, not available directly, but
transferred on request.
Starbase One is the UK's leading Astronomy BBS, and the only one which
is supported by the BAA or JAS. Please note the second high speed line is
only available to subscribers, and for mail.

Information Provided by Nick Stevens, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STARBASE III - BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-209-432-BITS (2487)
CITY, STATE: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: JOHN PICKENS
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 HRS - 7 DAYS A WEEK - EXCEPT ZMH
NET/NODE: 1:205/33
MEGS ON-LINE: 160
BBS SOFTWARE: Maximus 2.01 & Binkley 2.50

FEATURES: StarBase III BBS - Astronomy, Space & Science. On-line NGC
and Messier Catalogues, Calendar of Astronomy Events. Many good Space
and Astronomy programs; Data Bases, Demonstrations, Applications,
Astro slide shows for your computer, lots of Astro/Space graphics and
viewers. Practical Astro programs for in the field or, for you armchair
astronomers, programs that are fun and educational. StarBase III carries
International Conferences where you can join in on the discussion of;
Astronomy, Space, Science, Physics, or UFO's with people who share your
interest from the world over. Callers are validated within 24 hours and
will then have full access to the board.
North Fresno EchoMail HUB - Home of The Astronomy/Space BBS Directory
CrashMail and Freq's accepted.

Information Provided by John Pickens, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STARGATE BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 214-578-7618
CITY, STATE: Plano, Tx.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300 - 14,400
SYSOP NAME: John Wagoner
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 60
BBS SOFTWARE: PHOENIX

FEATURES: This board contains files for astronomy graphics Astronomy
data bases, general astronomy programs, astronomy information, and
science fiction. We are the official board of the Astronomical League
and the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas.

Information Provided by John Wagoner, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STARRY NIGHT

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913-631-0761
CITY, STATE: Shawnee, Kansas
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300 - 14,400
SYSOP NAME: David Young
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 20
BBS SOFTWARE: bbs pc by Tom Wheeler

FEATURES:

Information Provided by David Young, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STAR SCAN BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-399-4252
CITY, STATE: E. YAPHANK, N.Y.
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: E. TERRENCE MADDEN
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24hrs / 7dys
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 60 megs
BBS SOFTWARE: Michtrons V.3

FEATURES: STar SCAN is an astronomy database, information and
software system supporting ATARI ST/STE and XL/XE machines, there
are PC/CLONE files also. Monthly night sky reports, shuttle and
satellite information along with programs, graphic and text files.
Sponsored by the Long Island Atari Users Group.

Information Provided by E. Terrence Madden, Sysop


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BBS NAME: STigma I & II

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (341) 5942707 & (341) 5944584
CITY, STATE: Madrid, Spain
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200/2400/4800/9600 & 1200/2400
SYSOP NAME: Patrick Dobeson & Ana Maria Beirao
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours 7 days
NET/NODE: 2:341/15 & 2:341/13
MEGS ON-LINE: 500
BBS SOFTWARE: Remote Access

FEATURES: Have an astronomy files section, all of which is Freq'able. An
active Astronomy area, with frequent meetings of sky-watchers,
Astrophotography area and some good texts about solar system.

Information Provided by Patrick Dobeson, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE COMM-POST

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 303-534-4646 (HST Lines Start at 303-534-4311)
CITY, STATE: Denver, Colorado
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300-14,400 HST, v.32/v.32bis/v.42/v.42bis
SYSOP NAME: Brian P. Bartee
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hrs - 7 Days
NET/NODE: 1:104/666
MEGS ON-LINE: 2.5+ Gigabyte +
BBS SOFTWARE: TBBS Multiline (8 Lines) With TIMS Multiline Front-end.


FEATURES: The Comm-Post has over 2.5 Gigabytes On-Line. There
are currently 159 files areas containing over 130,000 files in
over 18,000 archives available for download. 24 of those areas are
FREE & available for download to first time GUEST users. We
originally came on-line to fill a gap with the loss of a local
Astronomy BBS in 1986. Still being active in amateur astronomy we
have left access to all Astronomy areas free, even though complete
system access is $35/6 mo, $50/12 mo. or $95/Lifetime. Besides files
we carry many science related Fido Echos. All files are available
for File-requests 24 hours a day.

Information Provided by Brian Bartee, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE EVENT HORIZON

BBS TELEPHONE #: 602-780-9217
CITY STATE: Phoenix, Arizona
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400/9600/14.4K/16.8K US Robotics DS
SYSOP NAME: Douglas Pippel
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours
NET/NODE: 009/007 - International GTNet
MEGS ON-LINE: 340 Megabytes
BBS SOFTWARE: GT Power

FEATURES: Extensive library of Shareware and Public Domain astronomy
programs, information files, data files, inages and International
Astronomical Union Circulars. International Netmail and Echomail via the
worldwide GTNet. Sponsor of the International GTNet Amateur Astronomy
Echo Conference - chat with amateurs from all over the planet!
Free access.

Information Provided by Douglas Pippel, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE OBSERVATORY

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: (907) 277-3508
CITY, STATE: Anchorage, Alaska
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 3/12/24/9600, HST, MNP 5
SYSOP NAME: Lars Hedbor
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours/day
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 21 MB
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus CBCS v.1.14

FEATURES: Good astro software selection (best in Alaska!), including some
software by the SysOp and other local authors. Also carrying astro .GIFs,
NASA text files, etc, foreign language tutorials, and more. Features at
least one on-line astronomy information program; more to follow. Unique
far north perspective on astronomy. "Devoted to the observation of the
skies, and ourselves..."

Information Provided by Lars Hedbor


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BBS NAME: THE OBSERVER'S DATABASE

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-637-6710
CITY, STATE: Old Greenwich, CT
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200-38400 (USR DS)
SYSOP NAME: Jim Bolster
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 640 (Plus CD ROM)
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat!

FEATURES: Astronomy/Space. We have a large amount of Astronomy and
Space related files as well as miscellaneous files.
Online since 5/86. Access to Astronomy/Space areas immediate. Free
registration for other areas of the system.

Information Provided by Jim Bolster, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE OPUS MAGNUM BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: +32-3-4559766
CITY, STATE: Hove (Antwerp), Belgium (Europe)
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300-1200-2400
SYSOP NAME: Jan Spooren
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs a day
NET/NODE: 2:295/20.0 (@FidoNet) and 27:1332/820.0 (@SIGnet)
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus C.B.C.S.

FEATURES: The Opus Magnum BBS is the homebase of the Belgian
Astronomical Society, called V.V.S. (Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde).
It is specialised in Astronomical data, e.g. Solar Geophysical Data,
IAU Circulars, Nasa Prediction Bulletins, Star Catalogues, as well as
Astronomical ShareWare software. The Opus Magnum BBS is also the
originating node of the astronomical echo's ASTRONOM.B and ASTRONOMY.029.
The latter is an internationally spreaded echo, containing (amongst
others) the Nasa Status Reports.
Access is free, no membership is needed. Registration and full
privileges at first log-on.

Information Provided by Jan Spooren, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE SPACE ACADEMY BBS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407-799-3267
CITY, STATE: Cocoa Beach, Florida
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400/9600/14400
SYSOP NAME: Roger Prokic
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: Fidonet 1:374/40
MEGS ONLINE: 105 Megabytes
BBS SOFTWARE: Wildcat! v3.02/D'Bridge beta

FEATURES: Online door database on Projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and
Space Shuttle. Daily NASA Headline News, KSC Shuttle Status Reports,
Magellan, Galileo, and Ulysses status reports. Space and astronomy
programs. Shuttle Status Reports, various payload mission status
and space .gif pictures are also available from the file area.
Echomail areas include Astronommy, Physics, Science and Space.

Information Provided by Roger Prokic, Sysop


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BBS NAME: THE SPACE BOARD

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 81-45-832-1177
CITY, STATE: Yokohama, Japan
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 300/1200/2400 after a few months, 1200 at present
SYSOP NAME: Yoshiro Yamada
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: ?
BBS SOFTWARE: GBBS at present, but replaced by WWIV or other in a
few months maybe

FEATURES: Astronomy/Space News, Earth satellite orbital elements and
tracking program, observation reports from users. Operated at Yokohama
Science Center, a municipal educational institution of the city of
Yokohama.

Information Provided by Yoshiro Yamada, Sysop


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BBS NAME: UNIVERSAL WORLDS

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-618-931-8226
CITY/STATE: Granite City, IL
SYSOP NAME: Rodney Almos
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200/2400/9600/14.4/38.4
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 Hours A Day
NET/NODE: Fido-Net (1:2250/15) & SFNet Science Factor Net
MEGS ON-LINE: 220+ Meg
BBS SOFTWARE: PC-BOARDa/D

FEATURES : Universal Worlds supports Scinece, Astronomy, Weather,
Aviation, Engineering and Education software. Full support
for astronomers, along with engineers and aviation. To help
you with those sciences, I also support Education files.
Along with files, I have echos (message bases) that contain
support for all my files, along with international chatter to
give you the world-wide opinions and interests that may
arise. EVERYONE is welcome, and all users will be validated
within 12 hours.

Information Provided By Rodney Almos, Sysop


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BBS NAME: VENTURA COUNTY NSS CHAPTER

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805-649-5314
CITY STATE: Oak View, CA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 1200 to 9600 CSP, and 14,400 V.32bis
SYSOP NAME: Charles Radley
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hrs/7 days ( except nmh and daily maintenance )
NET/NODE: 1:206/2403
MEGS ON-LINE: 50
BBS SOFTWARE: Opus 1.73a

FEATURES: Participant of the NSS Distribtion System.
Sysop is a council member of the NSS Ventura Chapter,
and the AIAA Ventura Pacific Section. Spaceflight oriented board,
files and messages. Carries the international SCI.SPACE Usenet
newsgroup available for public access, as well as many fidonet echoes
including Space, Physics, Science, Others available.
Long log-on questionaire, so please be patient.

Information Provided by Charles Radley, Sysop


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BBS NAME: ZEKE

BBS TELEPHONE NUMBER: 619 755 5675
CITY, STATE: Del Mar, CA
BAUD RATES SUPPORTED: 2400/1200/300
SYSOP NAME: James Brown
HOURS OF OPERATION: 24 hours
NET/NODE: None
MEGS ON-LINE: 90 megs
BBS SOFTWARE: GT Power

FEATURES: Primary topic is RADIOASTRONOMY and SETI, with additional
topics on SPACE. ZEKE is unrestricted, and free.

Information Provided by David Anderman, BBS Subscriber


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T H E A S T R O N O M Y / S P A C E B B S D I R E C T O R Y
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This listing of Astro/Space BBS's is updated quarterly. The
latest list can always be obtained by Freq, or by calling the BBS
listed below. You can support this directory by contributing BBS
information for boards that actively support Astronomy and Space
formats. All boards are called before they are included in this
directory to ensure the integrity of the listings.

If you wish to add your favorite Astronomy/Space BBS to this list
or update a listing already present, you may do so by sending the
information to StarBase III - BBS via FidoNet address 1:205/33
or by calling StarBase III - BBS at 1-209-432-2487. Please
send the information in the format that you see here in the list.

About The Filename: The filename, for example, AS932.TXT, lets
you know if you have the latest edition of the Astronomy/Space
BBS Directory. The AS stands for Astronomy/Space, the following
two numbers indicate the year - in this case 1993 - and the last
number indicates the quarter for which the directory is current.
In this example, AS932.TXT, the directory is current for the 2nd
quarter of 1993. Thank you, and clear skies to you all!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
John Pickens StarBase III - BBS 1-209-432-2487 1:205/33




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