By: Matt Kelly
Thanks to the gathering momentum of planetary science we now know more about our own solar system than ever before.Partly due to the recent advances within the world of astrophotography that have enabled amateurs such as myself to gain images of our nearest neighbours...
How to teach kids about the night sky
By: Suzy kew
Kids will learn about the night sky and constellations at school so give them a head start by teaching them about it at home! Wait for a clear night so you will actually have a good view of the stars. Telescopes are expensive so just...
A guide to simple and compound machines
By: Pratik Vaidya
Simple machines help us in everyday tasks such as opening a door, getting to school, or even washing your clothes. A simple machine is a device that either multiplies or redirects force. There lies a difference between simple and compound machines. Compound machines are just...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The periodic table is one of the most well-known systems in chemistry and is used to classify the known elements. It is commonly used in chemical engineering, physics, biology and other hard sciences. Even though it is in widespread use, some confusion still exists about...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The periodic table is universally recognized in chemistry for organizing all known chemical elements. It has widespread use in chemical engineering, physics, biology and other hard sciences. Despite its common use, it can be quite confusing upon first glance. However, after the major parts are...
Ganymede, third moon of Jupiter
By: Steven Mars
The largest moon of Jupiter is orbital resonance pattern because for every four orbits Io makes around Jupiter, Europa makes about two orbits and Ganymede about one. Ganymede is larger than Mercury and Pluto, but is not considered a planet because it orbits Jupiter. Pluto&rsquo...
The combined gas law: Three gas laws in one
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The combined gas law is the combination of three other gas laws, each of which relates two thermodynamic variables. By combining them into one equation, you can quantify the relationship between all three thermodynamics variables: pressure, temperature and volume. This is extremely useful in chemistry...
Product reviews: Ethos 13mm eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Al Nagler, the head and founder of Televue has always strived for quality in his products (even if it does mean shelling out a bit extra for that televue eyepiece). Televue lead the way in terms of wide field eyepieces with the 13mm Ethos being...
Book reviews: Universe, by Robert Dinwiddie
By: Matt Kelly
I was given 'Universe' as a present from my brother on my 20th birthday. The front of the book has a beautiful picture of NGC1850, located in the southern hemisphere galaxy the large Magellanic cloud. This is a cluster of stars the type of which...
Product reviews: Starlight Xpress USB Filter Wheel
By: Matt Kelly
I am relatively new to the world of imaging but if there's one thing I've learnt straight away it's the less physical interaction there is between you and your imaging system whilst capturing the better. Especially if you're not rich enough to afford one of...

 

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