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The Best Telescopes for Beginners, Easy Guide and Review

The Best Beginners Telescopes

Telescope

Choose wisely when buying a Telescope Credit: meteorwatch

When people first get interested or even talk about looking at the night sky and astronomy, the first thing that jumps to mind is stargazing using a telescope. It’s like a fisherman has a rod or a boat and a painter has a brush, to many it’s a rite of passage and something they must have to feel like a proper astronomer.

There is so much a beginner can see without a Telescope and even more to see with binoculars (a pair should be owned by every beginner and budding astronomer), but there comes a time when a beginner feels they must have a telescope. This is when you can venture into a very technical and confusing world for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

International Space Station – UK ISS Passes October 2014

UK ISS Pass details for October 2014

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during October 2014. Watch out for this bright delight in the autumn skies.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

Check out the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to learn how easy it is to spot sailing over and the Beginners Guide to Photographing the International Space Station (ISS). Read the rest of this entry »

International Space Station – UK ISS Passes August 2014

UK ISS Pass details for August 2014

ISS

ISS Long Exposure photo of a visible ISS pass Credit: Mark Humpage

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great passes during August 2014 and this month we have a special bonus with passes occurring during the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built orbiting the Earth, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits the planet at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment, only your eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Sky Guide August 2014

Night Sky Guide August 2014

Tonight’s Sky August 2014 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Highlights of the August Sky

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Perseid Meteor Shower – Perseids 2014

The Perseid Meteor Shower 2014

Raining Perseids

The Perseid Meteor Shower Image Credit :- Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Perseids are one of the most prolific and best-known of the meteor showers and the Perseid Meteor Shower can be seen in late July and through August each year, with the maximum Perseid meteor activity on or around 12/13 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Sky Guide July 2014

Night Sky Guide July 2014

Tonight’s Sky July 2014 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Highlights of the July Sky

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International Space Station – UK ISS Passes June 2014

UK ISS Pass details for June 2014

ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great passes during June 2014.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built orbiting the Earth, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits the planet at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment, only your eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Meteor Shower/ Storm

Camelopardalids Meteor Shower/ Storm

Meteor Storm

Meteor Storm Credit: The Abraham Lincoln Observer

Run for the hills a meteor storm is coming! Well that’s what some say and hope.

On the evening of May 23rd/24th Earth will pass through the debris stream of Comet 209P/LINEAR. For a while astronomers have believed this encounter could lead to a very strong meteor shower of possibly 200 to 1000+ meteors per hour – A meteor storm. Read the rest of this entry »

ISS – Live Video of Earth from Space

International Space Station (ISS) Broadcasts Live Video Of Earth From Space


Live streaming video by Ustream

  • Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth.
  • Gray Image = Switching between cameras, or communications with the ISS is not available.

Saturns Rings and Planets in May – How to See Them

The Ringed planet Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury in May 2014

Saturn Credit: NASA

Saturn Credit: NASA

Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will be visible in night skies this month with tiny Mercury toward the end of May. We are in for a real treat as four of the best planets to see will be on show.  Venus shines bright in the mornings just before sunrise. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Sky Guide May 2014

Night Sky Guide May 2014

Tonight’s Sky: May 2014

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the May Sky

Evening Planets

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