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

25Oct2013
The annual Taurid meteor shower gets underway with a peak around 12th of November. Expect an average zenithal hourly rate of seven meteors per hour.
Taurid Meteor Shower

 

22Oct2013
There are billions of stars in our own galaxy and billions more galaxies beyond. Does that mean there is a good chance of finding life beyond Earth?
Top 10 Places To Find Alien Life

 

07Oct2013
We talk a lot about exoplanets having the building blocks of life and that they orbit in the Goldilocks zone, but what exactly are the building blocks of life and this goldilocks zone?
The Conditions for Life in the Universe

 

 

24Sep2013
Comet ISON can now be seen with fairly modest equipment and should improve throughout October as it approaches the Sun, and throughout October ISON makes a close pass with Mars.
Comet ISON and Mars in October 2013

 

19Sep2013
Stars surround Earth whichever way we look out. These stars all belong to one galaxy, our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy. Let's learn more about it.
What is the Milky Way Galaxy?

 

14Sep2013
How to get the most out of your first night observing with your first telescope, including what to observe, when to observe, how to find things and which eyepieces to use.
Your First Night With Your First Telescope

 

14Sep2013
As the warm nights of summer give way to crisp autumnal evenings, there's plenty of autumn deep sky objects to see in the night skies. We take a look at some of the top sights to see during autumn.
What to See in the Autumn Night Sky

 

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