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.
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.
Three thousand years ago, two great civilisations existed, both of which made major contributions to the development of astronomy.
The Newtonian Reflector was invented by Sir Isaac Newton in 1672 and was the first to feature the revolutionary 45° mirror.
The moment of creation has fascinated philosophers and scientists throughout history. In the distant past, how did our Milky Way Galaxy from?
A visual comparison of NASA orbital launch vehicles from Pegasus to the new Space Launch System.
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.
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.
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.