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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 are the Symbols used to Represent the Planets?
20th April 2013Astronomy
When astronomy was closely linked to astrology, astronomical symbols were used to represent various celestial objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in astronomy.
How do I take Long Exposures with my Canon DSLR?
20th April 2013Astrophotography
What you need to know in order to take long exposures greater than 30 seconds with a Canon DSLR and "bulb" mode.
It always seems impossible until it's done.Nelson Mandela
Could Spinning Spacecraft Provide Artificial Gravity?
20th April 2013Astronomy
Spinning space stations are a staple of Sci-Fi, from Babylon 5 to Space Station 1 in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Inhabitants live in simulated artificial gravity, but it is not the same as that experienced on Earth. Can spinning spacecraft provide artificial gravity?
The Messier Catalogue
28th March 2013Astronomy
The Messier Objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. The original motivation behind the catalogue was that Messier was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects which resembled but were not comets. He, therefore, compiled a list of these objects.
The Caldwell Catalogue
28th March 2013Astronomy
Sir Patrick Caldwell-Moore has made a catalogue of beautiful and interesting objects you should observe, whereas Charles Messier made a catalogue of faint fuzzy objects to be avoided when searching for comets.
Kuiper Belt
28th March 2013Astronomy
The Kuiper belt is an area of the solar system extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to 50 AU from the Sun. The objects within the Kuiper Belt together with the members of the scattered disk extending beyond are collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects.
Glossary of Astronomy & Photographic Terms
28th March 2013Astronomy
Use this Astronomical Terms Glossary to look up the many technical terms and definitions that you may be unfamiliar with in astronomy.
What to See in the Spring Night Sky
14th February 2013Sky at Night
Spring deep sky objects In March and April include the Leo Triplet (M65, M66 and NGC 3628) are a fine sight in a 6 or 8-inch telescope, and there are several open and globular clusters worth observing as well.