How to use a star chart
By: Janette Waldron
Knowing how to implement a star chart effectively is imperative if you wish to familiarize yourself with stars and constellations. With a little practise, one can become familiar with the night sky and notice the changes as they occur. Stars of various hues and brightness...
How to photograph lunar eclipses
By: Carole Somerville
A lunar eclipse is quite a beautiful and amazing spectacle to behold and to capture the moment on camera can make it even more exciting. Photographing a lunar eclipse is fun and you don’t need to be a professional photographer. Whether it is a...
How to photograph lunar eclipses
By: Janette Waldron
Viewing lunar eclipses can only be described as a sensational experience. Such a pleasure it is to set eyes on what looks somewhat like a ripe peach sitting within the sky. To say lunar eclipses are wonderful to photograph is an understatement indeed. Aligning your...
How to photograph lunar eclipses
By: Andrea Brooks
The moon is full. A little shadow appears in the corner. The shadow slowly grows until the entire moon appears a coppery color. Slowly the shadow recedes. The full moon has returned to full illumination.Nothing inspires more awe than an eclipse of the sun...
Choosing an observing site for urban stargazing
By: Carole Somerville
The universe is billions of years old and since ancient times, the stars, galaxies and constellations have fascinated man. Even through a small telescope, it is possible to appreciate the beauty of the night time skies as stars, planets and celestial bodies come into view...
Resources for urban stargazers
By: Janette Waldron
A myriad of people from all walks of life find observing the stars above magical and fulfilling. The young, the old, it makes no difference all find stargazing a wonderful experience. The twinkling stars above and all that stargazing entails is second to none. The...
By: Janette Waldron
Stepping into the amazing world of astronomy can be exciting and somewhat overwhelming for beginners. There seems to be so much to learn, constellations, star chart reading, avoiding light pollution, how to use a telescope or binoculars to the best advantage and so much more...
Interesting facts about gold
By: Dale Creelman
Searched for, killed for, hoarded, worshiped, used as money , used to decorate man and building, this shiny yellow metal has fascinated mankind since long before the ancient Egyptians first began mining it. From gold objects made by Cro-Magnon man to today's miniature gold pathways...
By: Joshua Wooten
What is a Sun Outage?A sun outage, also known as a solar or sun transit outage, is an electromagnetic phenomenon that interrupts or distorts a geostationary satellite signal caused by interference from solar radiation making a station downlink temporarily unable to receive a satellite...
Tips for learning the constellations
By: Janette Waldron
Knowing the constellations allows one to enjoy the magical tapestry of stars within the sky a whole lot more. There are a host of ways to learn the constellations. But the author personally knows that by learning the constellations of the night sky through mythology...

 

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