Knowledge

ASE-24: Observing list for beginners

2019-04-05T23:23:14+01:0013 February 2019|

At the Telescope Help Shop on 9 February we launched our ASE-24. This is an introductory observing list of 24 objects for people new to astronomy, numbered for our founding year of 1924.

Telescope buying guide

2019-01-16T12:05:31+01:0029 November 2018|

Which one to buy for your first one or as a present for Christmas? You'll get as many answers as there are telescopes but here are some ideas.

The Lunar 100

2018-11-27T16:19:47+01:0017 October 2018|

The Moon is around for a good portion of every month so why not make the most of it. The Lunar 100 is to the Moon what the Messier catalogue is to deep sky objects.

Free online astronomy courses

2018-08-24T15:52:25+01:0024 August 2018|

Here are some free courses you might like to try out from the Open University. They cover subjects such as the Sun, Moon, planets, galaxies, stars...

Starting out in astronomy

2018-08-24T15:06:15+01:0024 August 2018|

You want to get into astronomy but you don't know where to begin? Here's a useful introductory guide that will get you started.

Full Moon observing

2018-09-09T11:41:38+01:0024 August 2018|

Full Moon is only a few days away but don't let it stop you doing astronomy. Yes it's very bright and blots out most of the fainter objects in the sky, but it has a beauty and interest all of its own.