10 Tips For Using Your First Telescope

10 Tips For Using Your First Telescope   Firstly, choose an easy to find object in the sky or on land. Observing land objects during the daytime is a good way to become accustomed to the operation of your telescope. At night, try to observe the Moon at first or an extremely bright star. Never, never point your telescope directly at the sun. Looking at the sun directly through a…

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About Our Solar System

Our tiny little world has gazed out upon the cosmic ocean for thousands and thousands of years. Ancient stargazers and astronomers have observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They named these objects planets, which to them meant wanderers, and they later named them after Roman deities, like; Jupiter the king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, the messenger of the gods; Venus,…

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Facts About Earths Moon

It is an opportune moment to dwell on this article as the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing which took place on 21st July, and the exploration of the planet’s surface which began the next day, following tests and experimentation to determine the safety of further progress, took place. The following is a look at our relationship with the Moon over recent years.   The regular daily and monthly rhythms…

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Who are the Players? (the Kids in Space)

These exciting times have brought the space race back into the consciousness of a large section of the public. 50 years ago The Soviet Union and the USA were the two giants who fought for supremacy. Today in a much more commercially oriented era, there are four major players. They are:- Elon Musk; Richard Branson; Jeff Bezos. The following major players are listed in no particular order. They all have…

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Starman David Bowie (The Spider From Mars)

An awful lot has been written about David Bowie and his fascination with space, extraterrestrials and travelling across the universe. Much of this writing concentrates on the negative. There are those who interpret Bowie’s lyrics as only pointing out loneliness, desolation and frustration as being the lot of a space traveller. It is true to say it was Bowie’s early career that focused on other worldly. The vast body of…

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