By: Mo Bruce
There are two basic types of telescope mountings; these are the altazimuth and equatorial mountings. There are variations on quality and extras, but the telescope mountings are all based on these two standards. The altazimuth is the simpler of the two mountings, and also the...
A shopper's guide to telescopes for beginners
By: Janette Waldron
Knowing which telescope is best suited for a beginner can be quite a dilemma. The vast array of answers to the various questions one will have, can often be convoluted. This is due to a host of beginners seeking information in the wrong areas such...
By: Bridget Webber
Falling, or shooting stars are not actually stars despite their name, yet their brilliance and supposed rarity causes people to experience them as being magical. Visible to the naked eye, shooting stars are made up of particles of dust and rocks known as meteoroids. The...
By: Mo Bruce
So you’ve just bought yourself a telescope, set it up in your garden and took that first look through the lens. Do you have any idea what you are looking at though? Probably not, so what you need to do is to invest in...
The Solar System: A general overview
By: Matt Kelly
Our Solar system contains one medium sized, G-type yellow star, 8 planets, 2 asteroid belts, 1 comet cloud, 5 recently discovered dwarf planets and over 150 moons detected to date. Today we have the most complete picture of our Solar neighbourhood that we've ever had...
By: Bridget Webber
The perfect gift to buy an astronomy fanatic depends on his or her experience and your budget. Gifts for astronomers range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. Finding the best present for the astronomer in your life should not be difficult though, if...
Tips for making candy glass
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Around Halloween and Christmas time it becomes evident which parents enjoy a little bit of chemistry and science it the home. A Haunted Gingerbread House is stepped up a notch when the panes of glass are made of candy. They look great. They are fun...
By: Ernest Capraro
Flames are hot, lively, and colorful. Sadly, if you’re always burning the same fuel, that color gets rather monotonous. You expect that wood, wax, and paper will produce orange flames. Natural gas and alcohol will burn blue. There’s not a lot of variety...
Finding the perfect gift for an astronomy fanatic
By: Mo Bruce
There is no one more difficult to buy a gift for than the fanatic, especially the astronomy fanatic. You could always buy them another telescope, but it’s almost guaranteed that the perfect telescope for them will be their dream telescope, at a dream only...
By: Tina Brewster
Have you ever heard the expression “every once in a blue moon”? This expression usually refers to a rare event. The moon really appearing to be blue or the theoretical “blue moon” of modern times rarely occurs, thus the creation of the expression...

 

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