Pirate Telescope for Kids

Pirate Navigation Handheld Brass Telescope

The 6-inch handheld brass telescope from Pirate Navigation is a fun, beautifully crafted, functioning telescope. Popular as a gift for young children, this tiny telescope provides a creative way to … Read more

Sirius Star Facts

Sirius Star Facts

Sirius is the brightest star that can be seen with a visual magnitude -1.46. It is also known as the dog star and even sometimes called the alpha canis majoris.  … Read more

Betelgeuse Star Facts

Betelgeuse Star Facts

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located 640.5 light years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The star is located in the upper-left corner of Orion the Hunter, forming his … Read more

Best Barlow Lenses

Best Barlow Lenses

Choosing a Barlow lens does seem pretty straightforward, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind so that you get the best viewing experience. One of the great … Read more

Best Telescopes for Viewing Planets

Best Telescopes for Viewing Planets

The entire night sky opens up when you purchase a telescope. Thousands of celestial bodies from moons and stars, and even other galaxies, can be viewed in greater detail. Some … Read more

Cool and Interesting Astronomy Facts

Cool and Interesting Astronomy Facts

How do you condense the cosmos into knowable facts? This guide on cool and interesting astronomy facts comes pretty close! Discover mind-blowing and fascinating titbits on our Solar System, Milky … Read more

What Planets are Visible Tonight?

What Planets are Visible Tonight?

The planets of our Solar System are one of the constant features in the night skies. Always in motion, they are fascinating to observe as they cross the heavens. Most … Read more

2019 Solar Eclipse Guide

Total Solar Eclipse

A Solar eclipse is a spectacular natural phenomenon which connects everybody to the awe of astronomy – during the day too! They occur when the Moon’s disk obscures the Sun … Read more