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.

 

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 from?
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.
Buying Your First Telescope
9th November 2013Astronomy
Buying your first telescope can be a daunting task. We show you what you should look for and how to quickly get up and running.
Why do Stars Twinkle?
27th October 2013Astronomy
I am often asked Why do Stars Twinkle? So I thought I'd answer the question with an article, and also mix in a few tips for astronomers looking to eliminate star twinkling.
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.
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.
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.