HOME Mirror Sites

Views of the Solar System is maintained at several different sites on the Internet. Please use the one most local to you.

Primary Site

Los Alamos National Laboratory; Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
This is the primary site for "Views of the Solar System." It is maintained by Calvin J. Hamilton, the author.


Hawaiian Astronomical Society.
Texas Tech University Department of Physics; Lubbock, Texas
This site is maintained by Alan Sill; see also their home page.
Astronomy Department, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington
This site is maintained by Alan Cairns; see also their K-12 Astronomy Education pages.


MITS Limited, Australia
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at the Australian National University.
This site is maintained by Craig Savage.


Denmark: Tycho Brahe Planetarium.
This site is maintained by Lars Lindberg Christensen. See also the homepage of the Planetarium which is powered by the Astronomical Observatory at the University of Copenhagen.
France: ALTAIR association at the Ecole Polytechnique.
See also their homepage.
Germany: Astronomische Arbeitsgruppe Laufen e.V.
This site is maintained by Otto J. Pilzer. See also the Societies homepage.
Italy: Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri.
This site is maintained by Carlo Baffa. See also their homepage.
Portugal: University of Coimbra.
This site is maintained by Miguel Marques. See also their homepage.
Spain: School of Mines, University of Oviedo.
This site is maintained by Antonio Bello Garcia.
United Kingdom: Earth Sciences Department of Cardiff, University of Wales.
This site is maintained by Tim Young. See also their homepage.


International Systems Research. See also their homepage.

South America

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Setting Up Your Own Site

You are permitted to set up a Views of the Solar System mirror site as long as you follow the following guidelines: Views of the Solar System may be distributed on the World Wide Web as long as it is used for non-profit applications and the pages are not modified. Most of the material is in the public domain and can be used anywhere, but a significant amount is not in the public domain. I have permission to use all of the material as part of Views of the Solar System on the World Wide Web, but some of the material I have not been given permission to publish in other formats. This basically means that you cannot change the material or publish it without obtaining proper permissions. For additional information consult the copyright page.

At the bottom of each page of Views of the Solar System is a HOST button that links to host.htm. You may modify the host.htm file to point to your host. I would appreciate that you leave the link to the most up-to-date mirror listing, the link to the main server, the Views of the Solar System icon, and my name at the bottom of the page. You may add additional buttons and information about your server. Here's what you need to do to obtain a mirror copy:

Views of the Solar System Mirror File - (Updated on November 26, 1996)

  1. You will need about 9 MB of disk space.
  2. Make a directory and copy the file http://www.solarviews.com/solarsys/raw/solar.tar.gz (6.5 MB).
  3. Extract the archive with gunzip and tar. All the files will end up in the directory "solar".
  4. Check the ownership and permissions; they should be set for public read-only access.
  5. If so desired, add a link to your host in the host.htm file.
  6. Point your WWW browser to solar/homepage.htm. You should be up and running.
  7. Send me an e-mail message, and I will added you to the mirror list.


Author: Calvin J. Hamilton.