Best Astrophotography Books

Astrophotography appeals to everyone – hobbyist astronomers, amateur lifestyle photographers, and professionals alike. It is a unique blend of science, photography and art wrapped into one very rewarding experience, but it can be overwhelming to navigate at first. Thankfully, there are wonderful books to help you along your journey. Browse through these comprehensive reviews of … Read more

Beginner Astrophotography Guide

Astrophotography is the science and art of photographing space and all its treasures. From the beautiful images found in astronomy magazines, to amateur shots using nothing more than a camera or smartphone, this wonderful hobby comes in all shapes and sizes. No longer just for pros, astrophotography has grown to be more accessible – and … Read more

Stellar Evolution

When we look to the stars, we look to the past. Light always plays catch-up with time, and the stars we see are evidence of this. A wonderful anomaly, it means we can see the universe at varying stages of its life simply by looking a little further or closer to home. The stars may … Read more

Astronomy Terms – Space Jargon Made Easy

Science talk can very easily go straight over many heads. If you are a passionate about astronomy and want to learn more, but are confused by some of the terminology, this guide is made for you. We’ve made astronomy terms simple to understand in this comprehensive glossary of space jargon. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Absolute magnitude Stars … Read more

Jovian Planets

The solar system is an intricate and busy place. Planets, asteroids, moons and comets are all in movement around the Sun. All these bodies are so varied and unique, and nothing shows that more clearly than the planets. There are two very broad classes of planets within the solar system: terrestrial planets and giant planets, … Read more

Constellations of the Zodiac

What is the zodiac in astronomy, and how does it differ from astrology? In astronomy, the zodiac is the area of sky containing the constellations which lie along the apparent path of the Sun as it travels across the celestial sphere (the Earth’s poles and equator projected into the sky). This path is called the … Read more

Astronomy for Beginners: How To Get into Astronomy

Anyone who has ever scanned the night sky looking at the moon, stars, and planets is well on their way to walking the path of a backyard astronomer. However, mastering the art of stargazing takes a little more effort. Beginners often learn the hard way that observing the universe is not as simple as 1-2-3. … Read more

Red Flashlights for Astronomy: Guide & Reviews

Amateur astronomy is a hobby that offers peace, beauty and knowledge in the great outdoors (even that great outdoors is nothing more than your backyard.) This exciting pastime is freely available to everyone, when all you need is little more than a blanket for settling down, and a clear open view. That said, astronomy is … Read more

Taurus Constellation: History, Mythology & Facts

Taurus is one of the constellations of the zodiac. The name Taurus comes from the Latin word for ‘the bull’, which is the animal the constellation has always depicted. It is a big, prominent, and easily recognizable constellation which has been known since ancient times. Indeed, it is one of the oldest documented constellations. It … Read more

Astronomy Gifts for Adults and Kids

Whether you are looking for astronomy Christmas gifts, or gifts for astronomy lovers for another reason, you want a gift that will be both educational and fun. For children, you also want a gift that is durable and easy for small fingers to use. The best astronomy gift will even combine astronomy with another interest. … Read more