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Informative articles about astronomy

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Observe the ever-changing Moon

Surely the Moon is boring because nothing ever changes on it? Not at all - it changes its appearance daily. The angle of Sun hitting the surface varies and casts strange and beautiful shadows across its landscape.

ASE-24: Observing list for beginners

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.

The Lunar 100

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.

Full Moon observing

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.