Articles to help you discover the wonders of the Universe

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.


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Skywatchers will be treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday. As it rises Earth's natural satellite will turn a striking shade of red or ruddy brown with the "totality" period lasting for one hour, 43 minutes.
Lunar Eclipse 2018 Guide: When and How to See the Blood Moon


The image that is acquired through the lens of a telescope becomes visible through an eyepiece. Each eyepiece provides a given magnification This is determined by the ratio between the focal length of the objective and eyepiece.
All About Telescope Eyepieces


Scientists discovered a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, contradicting their chewy caramel center theory.
Steven Hawking, the man with the computerized voice, has become part of pop culture, making his way into TV shows and songs. He has had a prestigious career as a cosmologist who was able to communicate the wonders of the universe despite a progressive and debilitating condition.
Steven Hawking - the Man Behind the Computerized Voice


Moon watching is a great way to start to exploring the night sky and you don't need any expensive equipment to enjoy looking at this facinating object.
Moon Watching - How to Observe the Moon


The Earth and our Solar System are around 4.6 billion years old, however the Universe is a lot older, it's around 13.8 billion years old! That begs the question: could there be other solar systems out there which are a lot older than our own?
How old could alien civilizations be?


Astrophotograpers are often concerned with making small objects in the sky look big, but the constellations are often overlooked.
How to Photograph Constellations


Questions have been raised over the death of Tycho Brahe based on recent forensic evidence including an exhumation of his body in 1901 and investigations in 1991 into the composition of exhumed remains and into medieval alchemy. Was the death of Tycho Brahe a result of his alchemy studies, or was there a plot afoot?
Did Johannes Kepler plot the death of Tycho Brahe in 1601?



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