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

02Jul2015
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
A Newbie's Guide to Distances in Space

 

 

 

21Feb2015
It's been a while since I've been out under the stars, but tonight I took out my camera and photographed some of the stars and the moon from my own dark sky area for Moffat Astronomy.
First Moffat Astronomy Photos

 

 

08Jun2014
Looking through an eyepiece, the sky will take on a different orientation depending on which telescope you use. This is due to the telescope optics reflecting and refracting the light in different ways.
Sky Orientation through a Telescope

 

21May2014
Three thousand years ago, two great civilisations existed, both of which made major contributions to the development of astronomy.
Legacy of the Chinese Astronomers

 

18May2014
A blue moon is a rare event which occurs when there is a second full moon in a month. The phrase has nothing to do with the actual colour of the moon.
Blue Moon Calendar

 

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