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.


25 Stunning Sights Every Astronomer Should See
8th June 2015Astronomy
Here is a collection of my top 25 wish list items to see in the sky at night ranging from Iridium flares to solar flares and distant galaxies.
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.
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.
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.
How was the Milky Way born?
16th December 2013Astronomy
The moment of creation has fascinated philosophers and scientists throughout history. In the distant past, how did our Milky Way Galaxy form?
Comparison of NASA Orbital Launch Systems
6th December 2013Astronomy
A visual comparison of NASA orbital launch vehicles from Pegasus to the new Space Launch System.
The Greatest Astronomers
17th November 2013Astronomy
Ever since the dawn of humankind we have looked out upon the cosmos in awe of the glory of the heavens above. Here we list some of the greatest astronomers who have shaped our understanding of the known universe.