Astronomy

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.

How To Make and Use a Bahtinov Mask to Aid Focus

The Bahtinov mask is a device used to accurately focus astronomical telescopes. It is named after its inventor Pavel Bahtinov.
- 15th Feb, 2014

How to Photograph the Moon with a DSLR

Find out how to photograph the Moon with your DSLR camera and a small telescope and capture amazing views of the Moon.
- 20th Jan, 2014

What is the Milky Way Galaxy?

Stars surround Earth whichever way we look out. These stars all belong to our galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy. Let's learn more about it.
- 16th Dec, 2013

Comparison of NASA Orbital Launch Systems

A visual comparison of NASA's current orbital launch vehicles from Pegasus to the new Space Launch System under design and development.
- 6th Dec, 2013

Ursid Meteor Shower

The Ursids are often neglected because it peaks just before Christmas and the rates are much less than the Geminds.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid Meteor Shower is famous because it is one of the most spectacular, especially when there is a meteor storm.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Orionid Meteor Shower

The Orionid Meteor Shower is a medium strength shower that can reach high strength activity when Earth passes debris of Comet Halley.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids meteor shower is the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights as seen from the northern hemisphere.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower

The Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower are active from July 11 through August with a "plateau-like" maximum centered on July 29.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower is a strong shower best seen from the southern tropics. North of the equator the radiant is low in the south.
- 3rd Dec, 2013