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.

 

The Next Generation of Deep-Space Telescopes
2nd July 2015Astronomy
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.
A Newbie's Guide to Distances in Space
2nd July 2015Astronomy
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.
What Does It Take to Get to the Stars? a Brief Look at Interstellar Travel
2nd July 2015Astronomy
In this article, we take a look at the challenges of interstellar space travel and how current and emerging technologies, as well as those which are still completely hypothetical, might one day be able to take humanity to the stars.
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.