The pleasures of Astronomy from childhood to adulthood
April 11, 2009 – 00:02 | One Comment

Amateur Astronomy is a hobby I’ve been engaged with since my early teens. I recall my first encounter with Astronomy after my father bought me a cheap rickety telescope that wobbled and never really focused …

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Spring Moonwatch week #2
April 4, 2009 – 00:25 | One Comment
Spring Moonwatch week #2

Following on from my previous story about the annual Spring Moonwatch event which started in the UK on 28th March, 2009, this is a short update on the third night of observing during Spring Moonwatch …

Spring Moonwatch week #1
March 30, 2009 – 18:27 | One Comment
Spring Moonwatch week #1

We’re currently in the midst of an annual UK astronomy event known as the spring moonwatch. It was originally conceived by the Society for Popular Astronomy in the UK and the event usually falls between 28th March to 5th April annually, because the moon will be best placed for observation from the UK. What is more, because the moon stays high above the horizon for a long time, it results in what astronomer called better “seeing” which essentially is a nice steady atmospheric condition usually resulting in a steady and sharp image of the moon when observing it through a telescope.