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.

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquariids are a strong shower from the southern tropics. North of the equator they only produce medium rates just before dawn.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

Quadrantid Meteor Shower

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower have the potential to be the strongest shower of the year but are usually marred by poor January weather.
- 3rd Dec, 2013

The 13 Greatest Astronomers in History

Here are 13 of the greatest astronomers in history who have shaped our understanding of the known universe and created science of astronomy.
- 17th Nov, 2013

Comet ISON Viewing Guide

Comet ISON is visible through binoculars and it is set to get even brighter over the coming weeks as it makes its approach to the Sun.
- 16th Nov, 2013

What to See in the Winter Night Sky

The winter night sky sparkles with some of the best celestial objects to observe from the northern hemisphere.
- 14th Nov, 2013

Tips for Buying Your First Telescope - What Type? How Big?

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.
- 9th Nov, 2013

How To Install SynScan GoTo Upgrade Kit for HEQ5

A detailed SynScan GoTo upgrade guide with pictures on how to upgrade HEQ5 quartz driven mounts to use SynScan GoTo Upgrade Kit.
- 3rd Nov, 2013

Why do Stars Twinkle?

I'm often asked Why do Stars Twinkle? So I'll answer the question with an article and few tips for astronomers to eliminate star twinkling.
- 27th Oct, 2013

Taurid Meteor Shower

The Taurid meteor shower gets underway with a peak around 12th of November. Expect an average zenithal hourly rate of 7 meteors per hour.
- 25th Oct, 2013

Top 10 Places To Find Alien Life

There are billions of stars in our own galaxy and even more in galaxies beyond. Is there is a good chance of finding life beyond Earth?
- 22nd Oct, 2013