Informative articles about astronomy


Introduction to exoplanets free course

The Open University have produce a brand new free course exploring our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises. Introduction to explanets ยป From the website: What are the planets outside our Solar System like? Could there be life on them? [...]

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.

Telescope buying guide

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

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.