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

 

Top 5 Space Exploration Breakthroughs of 2014
7th January 2015Astronomy
2014 has seen some incredible space exploration breakthroughs including discovery of hundreds of exoplanets and the successful landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover.
Sky Orientation through a Telescope
8th June 2014Astronomy
Looking through an eyepiece, the sky will take on a different orientation depending on which telescope you use.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.Albert Einstein
Legacy of the Chinese Astronomers
21st May 2014Astronomy
Three thousand years ago, two great civilisations existed, both of which made major contributions to the development of astronomy.
Blue Moon Calendar
18th May 2014Sky at Night
A blue moon is a rare event which occurs when there is a second full moon in a month. The phrase has nothing to do with the actual colour of the moon.
What is the Moon Illusion?
16th April 2014Astrophotography
The Moon illusion makes the Moon appear much larger when it is closer to the horizon. Find out why the moon is larger when it's near the horizon.
History of the Newtonian Reflector
6th April 2014Astronomy
The Newtonian Reflector was invented by Sir Isaac Newton in 1672 and was the first to feature the revolutionary 45° mirror.
Resurrecting an Old Telescope
4th April 2014Projects
I've just uncovered my old telescope, how do I go about making it usable again? How do I clean the mirror? How do I get everything back together properly?
How To Make and Use a Bahtinov Mask
15th February 2014Projects
The Bahtinov mask is a device used to accurately focus astronomical telescopes. It is named after its inventor Pavel Bahtinov.