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.

 

Comet ISON and Mars in October 2013
24th September 2013Sky at Night
Comet ISON can now be seen with fairly modest equipment and should improve throughout October as it approaches the Sun, and throughout October ISON makes a close pass with Mars.
What is the Milky Way?
19th September 2013Astronomy
Stars surround Earth whichever way we look out. These stars all belong to one galaxy, our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Don't think you are, know you are.Morpheus
Your First Night With Your First Telescope
14th September 2013Astrophotography
How to get the most out of your first night observing with a telescope, including what to observe, when to observe, how to find things and which eyepieces to use.
What to See in the Autumn Night Sky
14th September 2013Sky at Night
As the warm nights of summer give way to crisp autumnal evenings, there's plenty of autumn deep sky objects to see in the night skies. We take a look at some of the top sights to see during autumn.
What to See in the Summer Night Sky
14th June 2013Sky at Night
Summer can be a wonderful time for stargazing and despite the light evenings, there's much to be seen in the night sky at this time of year.
Light Pollution
3rd May 2013Astronomy
Light pollution is defined as any source of artificial light that shines outside the area it is intended to illuminate. It has become a growing problem for the past couple of decades and is a particular problem for astronomers as they are quite literally blinded by the light.
Getting used to the Dark Eye Adaption
2nd May 2013Astrophotography
In order to gaze successfully around the starry skies, you need to take into account a very important factor to do with your eyes. This is called dark adaptation. Read on and get some tips on how to make this process quicker and easier.
Newtonian Telescope Collimation
2nd May 2013Projects
This guide shows you how to perform an optical alignment your Newtonian telescopes mirrors and get the most from your reflector telescope. It will look at using a homemade Cheshire eyepiece as well as using a laser collimator for accurate results.