Astronomy For Beginners

Welcome to Astronomy For Beginners! As we were getting into astronomy we found it difficult trawling through all the virtually infinite amount of information on the internet, so we’ve tried to bring together what we’ve managed to learn here. Information about what sort of equipment to buy, what to look for in a telescope, and where to point the thing once you’ve got it! Theres also other useful stuff about astronomy in general, and some handy links to other useful pages. If you’re interested in astrophotography you can have a look at the pictures we’ve taken, upload your own, and learn how to do it in the astrophotography section. Have a look at the brand new telescope reviews section- if you’ve got a telescope, tell everyone what you think about it by submitting a review or read our useful buying guides!

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Some interesting and incredible astronomical facts.

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How many exoplanets are there? To date, NASA has determined that there are at least 3,730 exoplanets in existence. Discover everything you need to know!

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Not many years ago, we didn’t know which of the closest stars to Earth had planets. Today, we know of nearly 4,000 extrasolar planets.

The Sun Now

The Sun, the star that is the centre of our Solar System and the most important source of energy for life here on Earth. Made of hot plasma is always evolving, from Solar flares to Solar storms you can follow its latest activity here.

The Moon Phases

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth. It’s the fifth largest satellite on our solar system.  The phases of the moon are always varying between the direction of sunlight and the view from Earth. You can check the current moon phases by calendar  here.

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