Articles to help you discover the wonders of the Universe

Astronomy

Learn the basics of astronomy with historical background and an introduction to the basic astronomy concepts, details about planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and meteors. Also learn the history of Astronomy from its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of prehistory through to modern astronomy.

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

 

 

16Dec2013
The moment of creation has fascinated philosophers and scientists throughout history. In the distant past, how did our Milky Way Galaxy from?
How was the Milky Way born?

 

 

17Nov2013
Ever since the dawn of humankind, we have looked out upon the cosmos in awe of the glory of the heavens above. Here we list some of the greatest astronomers who have shaped our understanding of the known universe.
The Greatest Astronomers

 

09Nov2013
Buying your first telescope can be a daunting task. We show you what you should look for and how to quickly get up and running.
Buying Your First Telescope

 

27Oct2013
I am often asked Why do Stars Twinkle? So I thought I'd answer the question with an article, and also mix in a few tips for astronomers looking to eliminate star twinkling.
Why do Stars Twinkle?

 

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