Product reviews: Meade 5000 Series 9mm Super Plossl 1.25" eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
The Plossl is possibly the most widespread eyepiece type of modern astronomy, it's simple but effective design has made it the popular choice for spectacular views at a low cost. Meade are well known for their quality and consistency so the Meade 5000 super Plossl...
How to make a red cabbage pH indicator
By: Joan Collins
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy making a red cabbage pH indicator to use for testing for acids and bases. It is easy and educational. The kids will just think it is fun! The study of acids and bases is expressed...
A look at the risks in using kitchen glassware for home chemistry experiments
By: Joan Collins
Encourage your children to spend their free time creating chemistry projects in your kitchen. They will have a great time while they learn the fundamentals of chemistry. Put safety glasses on your children, but think twice before you let them use glasses from the kitchen...
Product reviews: Pentax XO 5mm Orthoscopic 1.25 inch eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
These days the dominant eyepiece design is the humble Plossl due to it's overall good quality but there are still a few manufacturers releasing other formats of eyepiece such as Pentax and their 5mm orthoscopic. The 5mm has a total of 5 lens elements spaced...
Product reviews: 7.5mm SP-Series Super Plossl eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
Skywatcher seem to have the budget Plossl market well and trully sewnup with their range of Super Plossls priced at a mere £20. One could be forgiven for overlooking these eyepieces as too cheap to be of any use but this is one instance...
Great black light projects for the classroom
By: Joan Collins
Bring an eerie glow to your classroom with a black light. Turn off the lights, turn on the black light and watch for the glow. Because black lights glow a purplish black and give off an ultraviolet light, they cause anything with the synthetic substance...
Product reviews: Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm eyepiece
By: Matt Kelly
In recent years there have been an explosion of wide field eyepieces available to the eager astronomer. Due to this massive influx of quality widefielders the price of such eyepieces has been steadily driven down so that now it's not only the richest astronomers who...
By: Tarek Musslimani
The understanding of the nature of the chemical bond is a relatively recent development that dates back only to several decades. Before the understanding of the chemical bond could be achieved there was a need for the understanding of the nature of atomic structure, which...
By: Tarek Musslimani
A rocket is an independent aeronautical system whose mechanics of motion obey the classical laws of mechanics formulated by Isaac Newton. A rocket is a transport system that is used to transport an object from one place to another. It has two main applications, one...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Spectroscopy is a branch of chemistry that uses emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation in order to obtain information about the structure of atoms and molecules. In addition, electromagnetic radiation can trigger changes in chemical bonds and can induce chemical reactions such as those which...

 

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