Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Welcome!

Astronomy is an infinitely captivating subject and the oldest of the natural sciences. It is one of the few areas of science that amateurs can assist professionals and directly contribute to science. Astronomy is the scientific study of the contents of entire Universe, stars, planets, comets, asteroids, galaxies, and space and time, as well as its history.

If you’re starting out in Astronomy and looking at the sky at night, the contents of this site will guide you through what you can see at night as well as equipment advice, observation tips and tutorials. The astronomy articles cover the types of objects you can see and illustrate some basic astronomy concepts which are important to learn. You can also find several astronomy DIY projects which you can build yourself.

 

Clear skies and a New Camera
30th May 2006Observations
Tonight I had the first clear night since I have been able to walk, so didn't waste any time volunteering my father to help carry the equipment to the top of the garden!
A Perfect Moonless Sky
22nd January 2006Observations
Clear skies again, this time without the moon. Amazing what a difference a moonless sky makes to viewing conditions.
There are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.Boris Johnson
First Clear Skies with New Skywatcher Telescope
12th January 2006Observations
I can finally use my new Skywatcher telescope that I had for Christmas, as tonight I finally had clear skies! I have the Explorer 200 model which is a 200mm Newtonian reflector.