Astronomy is the study of everything in the Universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. That includes objects we can see with our naked eyes, like the Moon, planets, and stars. It also includes objects we can only see with telescopes or binoculars, like distant galaxies and nebulae. But it doesn’t take much skill or equipment to get started with stargazing or amateur astronomy, and you can do it almost anywhere. Here you'll learn all the essential things about astronomy that will help you to pave the way into the world of stargazing.
Equinox in Pictures: Balance of Day and Night
Discover the science behind the equinoxes with this infographic! Learn about the changing of seasons and the balance between day and night.
Can you tell an equinox from a solstice?
The two equinoxes and two solstices mark the beginning of astronomical seasons. But what is the difference between an equinox and a solstice? And what's the reason the Earth has seasons at all? Take this quiz to get answers to these questions and learn fun facts about equinoxes and solstices.
Space Exploration: Facts and Myths 🚀
Did Apollo astronauts really leave their poop on the Moon?💩 See if you can tell truth from fiction in this quiz! Navigate through facts and myths about space exploration and try to earn the ultimate score!
Planetary Opposition 2023: Saturn, Jupiter, and Other Planets At Their Brightest
The best time to view most planets is at the astronomical opposition. Find out what it means and when to see the upcoming oppositions.
First Day of Fall 2023: All About Autumnal Equinox
In 2023, the last day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is September 23! On that day, the autumnal equinox will occur, marking the beginning of fall. Here is all you need to know.
Astronomy Facts: True or False? 🌌🌟
Is it true that there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on the Earth? Discover if you have what it takes to shine like a star in our quiz about the cosmos and get a maximum score!
Supermoon 2023: Why Is The Moon So Big Tonight?
Supermoon – is it worth the hype? 🌕 Find out if the big Moon in the sky is a Supermoon and how extraordinary this event is.
Planetary Alignment 2023: What Planets Are Visible Tonight?
What is a planet alignment, and when to see the next one? Check out this article to ensure you do not miss the moment the planets line up in the sky.
Why Do We Have Seasons on the Earth?
Have you ever wondered: “Why does the Earth have seasons”? In this article, we’ll give you a full explanation of the changing seasons of the year.
Celestial Coordinates: RA, Dec, Alt, Az, Etc.
Want to finally understand the scary terms “right ascension” and “declination”? 🤯Read our ultimate guide to celestial coordinates!