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

Astronomy

Learn the basics of astronomy with historical background and an introduction to the basic astronomy concepts, details about planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and meteors. Also learn the history of Astronomy from its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of prehistory through to modern astronomy.

15Jul2015
How to find objects in the sky using celestial coordinates, what are arc minutes and arc seconds? How big is the Plough compared to the Square of Pegasus?
Using Star Charts and Measuring Distance

 

02Jul2015
With Hubble now approaching the end of its scientific life, a new generation of spacecraft are set to blast off in the next few years. These missions may alter the way we see the Universe forever. This article looks at the most exciting prospects of the missions, with easy to understand explanations.
The Next Generation of Deep-Space Telescopes

 

02Jul2015
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
A Newbie's Guide to Distances in Space

 

 

 

 

08Jun2014
Looking through an eyepiece, the sky will take on a different orientation depending on which telescope you use. This is due to the telescope optics reflecting and refracting the light in different ways.
Sky Orientation through a Telescope

 

21May2014
Three thousand years ago, two great civilisations existed, both of which made major contributions to the development of astronomy.
Legacy of the Chinese Astronomers

 

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