Astronomy Articles

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Found 18 articles

Your First Telescope for Astronomy

13th Nov, 2006 - 7050 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 - 7227 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.

Why Astronomy Matters

10th Jul, 2006 - 5270 views

I was recently asked the question, "Why does knowing about astronomy matter?"

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Telescope

25th Oct, 2006 - 8799 views

Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?

6th Aug, 2011 - 56.2K views

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

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Telescope

23rd Apr, 2018 - 3603 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.

The Redneck Astronomer

15th Aug, 2007 - 3426 views

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

The March of TESS

2nd Mar, 2018 - 5604 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.

The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken

6th Sep, 2006 - 18.6K views

Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it.

Telescopes for Viewing Deep Space Objects: Nebulae, Star Clusters, and Galaxies

13th Sep, 2018 - 6324 views

The most common mistake among beginners is choosing a telescope that is suitable for bright sky objects thinking that they can also peer into deep space. In this article, we will talk about the gear you'll need in order to observe deep sky objects.

Submission Guidelines for Space Fan News

7th Apr, 2017 - 4768 views

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

Looking Up

5th Mar, 2018 - 3180 views

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