The history of NASA's Skylab Program
By: C.S. Factor
NASA's Skylab was the first American space station. During its six years in space, it not only helped prove that humans could live and work in space, but allowed us to expand our knowledge of the solar system.- Planning and Launching Skylab -Skylab had...
What are solar neutrinos
By: D. Vogt
Solar neutrinos are neutrinos which are produced in the Sun by nuclear fusion. Most of the neutrinos which reach and pass through the Earth today originate in our Sun - that is, they are solar neutrinos. - About Neutrinos - A neutrino is an extremely...
By: Irrira Rikki
I can never ignore my UFO sighting. It would be the same as rejecting all things which have been actual happenings, a denial, that even I exist. Sane intelligent folk from all walks of life do not ask for condemnation, due to occurrences of any...
By: Terrence Aym
With the US economy still tottering and the European economy in shambles, some economists are predicting a double-dip recession in early 2011.Few economists, however, are predicting a collapse into another 'Great Depression' such as that experienced by the US during the late 19th Century...
Product reviews: Skywatcher collimating eye-piece
By: Matt Kelly
The eyepiece is around 4 inches long and 1.25 inches in diameter so it will fit in any standard telescope. The body of the eyepiece is a cheap black plastic and there's a hole in the side with a small angled mirror pointing downwards...
Product reviews: Sky-Watcher 9x50 Finderscope
By: Matt Kelly
I remember when I started my love affair with the telescope, a good few years ago now. On my very first observing session I thought I could get by without attaching a finderscope to the telescope at all. Ridiculously, I thought I'd simply be able...
Product reviews: Antares Laser Collimator
By: Matt Kelly
Of all the telescopes I own at the moment, I do the majority of my visual observing through a 12" Newtonian on a Dobsonian base. The plus side of the Newtonian is that it provides the biggest aperture for the least money. The down side...
Product reviews: Williams Optics 3mm SPL eye-piece
By: Matt Kelly
Every Astronomer should have at least one low power, one medium power and one high power eyepiece in their collection, although the higher powered EPs will only get used when the atmosphere is at it's steadiest. Enter the Williams Optics SPL 3mm, one of the...
What you need to know to buy telescope lenses as a gift
By: Matt Kelly
Thinking of purchasing an eyepiece for that significant stargazer in your life? Well you couldn't have picked a better time to buy as the eyepiece market is bursting with quality made lenses at a fraction of what they used to cost. The most important question...
Product reviews: Celestron Omni CG4 Equatorial Mount and Tripod
By: Matt Kelly
The first time I used a CG-4 mount was in conjunction with my first telescope, it was many years ago and I lacked the experience to really get the most out of it, in fact my initial frustrations with it started me off on a...

 

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