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.

 

What to See in the Winter Night Sky
14th November 2013Sky at Night
The winter nights sparkle with some of the best celestial objects to observe from the northern hemisphere. By the end of December, the winter constellations are high in the southern sky at around 11 pm.
Buying Your First Telescope
9th November 2013Astronomy
Buying your first telescope can be a daunting task. We show you what you should look for and how to quickly get up and running.
If it were easy, anybody could do it.
How To Install SynScan GoTo Upgrade Kit for HEQ5
3rd November 2013Projects
A detailed guide with pictures on how to install the SynScan GoTo upgrade kit for excellent HEQ5 mounts.
Why do Stars Twinkle?
27th October 2013Astronomy
I am often asked Why do Stars Twinkle? So I thought I'd answer the question with an article, and also mix in a few tips for astronomers looking to eliminate star twinkling.
Taurid Meteor Shower
25th October 2013Sky at Night
The annual Taurid meteor shower gets underway with a peak around 12th of November. Expect an average zenithal hourly rate of seven meteors per hour.
Top 10 Places To Find Alien Life
22nd October 2013Astrobiology
There are billions of stars in our own galaxy and billions more galaxies beyond. Does that mean there is a good chance of finding life beyond Earth?
The Conditions for Life in the Universe
7th October 2013Astrobiology
We talk a lot about exoplanets having the building blocks of life and that they orbit in the Goldilocks zone, but what exactly are the building blocks of life and this goldilocks zone?
Converting Microsoft LifeCam for Astrophotography
28th September 2013Projects
Guide for modifying the Microsoft LifeCam series of webcams for use with astronomy which should fit snugly into a standard 1.25" focuser.