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

07Jun2007
I have just bought another telescope, this time a short tube Skywatcher StarTravel 102 refractor which is a lot smaller and lighter than my 200mm reflector.
Skywatcher StarTravel 102 EQ1

 

 

15May2007
Comet Lovejoy was Discovered in March 2007 by Australian Terry Lovejoy (using only a Canon 350D), this very Green comet is now moving through the constellation of Draco.
Comet Lovejoy

 

28Apr2007
A new sunspot has developed on the surface of the Sun. Designated AR953, this sunspot is approximately three times the size of our little planet.
Sunspot AR953

 

04Mar2007
At 8:18 pm the Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon creating the first Total Lunar Eclipse for three years and surprisingly the skies stayed perfectly clear!
Total Lunar Eclipse

 

10Jun2006
I started off photographing the Moon, experimenting with the mirror lockup feature on the camera which lifts the mirror and lets the vibrations dampen off before taking the picture.
Too much Light Pollution

 

30May2006
Tonight I had the first clear night since I have been able to walk, so didn't waste any time volunteering my father to help carry the equipment to the top of the garden!
Clear skies and a New Camera

 

22Jan2006
Clear skies again, this time without the moon. Amazing what a difference a moonless sky makes to viewing conditions.
A Perfect Moonless Sky

 

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