Articles to help you discover the wonders of the Universe
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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.

 

Latest Posts

14Mar2018
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

 

07Jan2018
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

 

17May2017
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?

 

29Oct2016
Astrophotograpers are often concerned with making small objects in the sky look big, but the constellations are often overlooked.
How to Photograph Constellations

 

 

29Sep2015
A supermoon total lunar eclipse took place between September 27 and 28, 2015. It was seen in the early hours of Monday morning, September 28.
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

 

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

 

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