First page
Milky way
Spiral galaxies
Elliptical galaxies
Irregular galaxies
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"A short history of the universe" by Joseph Silk

"Abell's Exploration of the universe" by Morrison, Wolff, Fraknoi


Astronomy notes by Nick Strobel

Galaxy tutorial from the University of California

Galaxy tutorial from Syracuse University

Classifying galaxies tutorial

Multiwavelength Messier Museum

the Milky way galaxy

Pretty pictures

The photos in this brief introduction to galaxies are taken from the following webpages;

Hubble space telescope public pictures

Magnus Gålfalks observations with a CCD camera at Stockholm observatory

26th July 2000
Sarah Amandusson