Numerous webmasters have asked us how to link to Sky & Telescope's Interactive Sky Chart so that the Java applet will open with a particular observing location already specified. This could be handy, for example, if the members of an astronomy club want to get a chart of the sky over their observatory via a single click from the club's Web site. Ditto if you work for a local TV station and you want your viewers to know what bright stars and planets currently shine over your city or town. Here we provide simple instructions, along with a few graphics (including Sky & Telescope logos of different sizes) for creating such a link. But first, a few words from our legal department.
Copyright and Permissions
Sky & Telescope's Interactive Sky Chart is a proprietary Java applet copyrighted by Sky Publishing; please review our Terms & Conditions page for more information about what this means. You are hereby granted a limited, revocable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to our sky-chart applet, provided that no such link could reasonably be deemed to portray Sky Publishing or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Sky logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission, except as detailed below.