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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

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

 

16Apr2014
The Moon illusion makes the Moon appear much larger when it is closer to the horizon. Find out why the moon is larger when it's near the horizon.
What is the Moon Illusion?

 

 

04Apr2014
I've just uncovered my old telescope, how do I go about making it usable again? How do I clean the mirror? How do I get everything back together properly?
Resurrecting an Old Telescope

 

 

 

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