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

19Mar2008
How far away is the Moon? Hipparchus first calculated the distance in 190BC using a simple method involving trigonometry and was accurate to 1,000km!
How far away is the Moon?

 

19Mar2008
How large is the Earth, and how do we know that? It was the Greek mathematician and astronomer Eratosthenes who first calculated the size of the Earth, and he did it in 200 BC with a stick!
How Large is the Earth?

 

22Dec2007
Cosmology is the astrophysical study of the history, structure, and dynamics of the universe. The word cosmology is derived from two Greek words, "kosmos" meaning the world, and "logos" meaning knowledge or science.
What is Cosmology?

 

27Sep2007
Time for a quick update, the pain and swelling from my wrist operation are subsiding now which is good, and I'm sleeping better at night which is also good.
Harvest Moon Rising

 

15Sep2007
It has been a while since I have done any astrophotography, mainly due to all the clouds and lack of a summer this year!
My Second M31 and Milky Way

 

12Aug2007
Tonight I had a very good nights astronomy, starting with my first visual of Jupiter this year.
Great Night Viewing

 

14Jul2007
The IAU system of constants defines a system of astronomical units for length, mass and time, and also includes astronomical constants such as the speed of light and the constant of gravitation which allow transformations between astronomical units and SI units.
Astronomical Constants

 

 

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