Orion StarBlast 6i
Telescope Reviews

Orion StarBlast 6i – Review

December 17, 2012 Peter Christoforou 1

Using the same optics and compact design as non-computerized scopes, the StarBlast 6i is a great first telescope for those just getting involved in the hobby, or as an easily transportable secondary telescope for those […]

Celestron NexStar 4SE
Telescope Reviews

Celestron NexStar 4SE – Review

December 17, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Celestron has been one of the most popular and familiar names in hobbyist telescopes for decades, with the company’s origins dating back to the 1950s when its founder Tom Johnson was contracted to produce electronic […]

Celestron NexStar 130SLT
Telescope Reviews

Celestron NexStar 130SLT – Review

December 17, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Celestron has been a provider of easy to use hobbyist telescopes since 1955, though they are also a great choice for seasoned astronomers as well. Originally, founder Tom Johnson went into electronics to manufacture parts […]

Using The Stars To Tell Time
FAQs

Using The Stars To Tell Time

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Polaris (The North Star) is located in the constellation of  Ursa Minor and can be used to either measure time, or tell the time within 30 minutes of accuracy. Locating Polaris Polaris lies just opposite The […]

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
Astronomy Lists

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie […]

Ancient Telescopes And Lenses
Astronomy History

Ancient Telescopes And Lenses

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Over the years archaeologists have been discovering greater numbers of ancient lenses, and historians more and more references to their use in ancient times, so that inevitably it is being asked if they were then […]

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