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.
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Galaxy mergers occur when two galaxies collide and are the most violent of galaxy interactions. The result is the creation of new galaxies.
- 27th Jun, 2019
If you have an equatorial mount, being able to use its setting circles will help quickly find objects in the night sky without computers.
- 4th Jun, 2019
Hypergiant stars are the live-fast, die-young rock stars of the universe, burning millions times brighter than the Sun and burn out quickly.
- 20th Apr, 2019
Since radio telescopes were developed, significant discoveries have been made. Here we list 5 amazing radio telescope discoveries.
- 1st Apr, 2019
Tycho Brahe died suddenly more than 400 years ago and there's been a mystery around if he fell victim to natural causes or was murdered.
- 25th Feb, 2019
Lunar Eclipse viewing guide on what causes lunar eclipses, how to get the best views of a lunar eclipse and how to photograph a eclipse.
- 27th Jul, 2018
Telescope Eyepieces are a vital part of any telescope and key to providing magnification. We look at the different types and how they work.
- 23rd Jul, 2018
Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author, the man with the computerized voice, died peacefully at his Cambridge home in 2018 aged 76.
- 14th Mar, 2018