Astronomy Articles

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Found 17 articles

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Telescope

23rd Apr, 2018 - 220 views

Stare into the night sky often enough, admire it for enough nights, and a fuse will be lit. It'll only a matter of time before you buy a telescope. What are the criteria for making a selection? Here are 10 tips to get you started.

Looking Up

5th Mar, 2018 - 183 views

Our predilection to look to the sky, to feel what we feel and to find fascination where we treasure it, is a curiosity.

The March of TESS

2nd Mar, 2018 - 618 views

The Transiting Exoplanet Serve Satellite (TESS) is slated on the launch from Earth, no earlier than mid-April 2018, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. From this amazing mission, we hope to find thousands or Earth-sized worlds.

Cool Astronomy Gifts for Christmas

22nd Nov, 2017 - 1.8k views

Are you looking for a cool gift this year for the astronomy enthusiast in your life? Check out our suggestions.

Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

7th Apr, 2017 - 2k views

Want to submit a story for Space Fan News? Here are the guidelines to follow.

How to Get A Job in Astronomy

24th Jan, 2017 - 2.1k views

Job in astronomy | Get a job as an astronomer | A scientific career in deep astronomy is not all about getting a PhD | Support or project scientist?

Asteroid Facts

11th Feb, 2012 - 1.8k views

The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these objects circling the Sun.

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

6th Aug, 2011 - 40k views

Buying a telescope can be very daunting if you've never used one before. Read this article before getting out your wallet.

The Redneck Astronomer

15th Aug, 2007 - 326 views

My life has always been a collision of worlds that never seemed to fit together. This article explains, in part, what I mean.

How I Overcame My Math Blocks

31st Dec, 2006 - 15k views

What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do kind of way.

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

13th Nov, 2006 - 2.6k views

New to amateur astronomy? Want to get involved? Want to buy your first telescope? Here are some things I wish I knew when I was starting out.

Why Do You Want a Telescope?

1st Nov, 2006 - 2.3k views

If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars.