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Black Friday Telescope & Camera Deals 2020

The Black Friday sales are here! See below for our picks of the best Black Friday 2020 deals for telescopes, astronomy binoculars, cameras, and other photography equipment. Black Friday 2020 telescope deals Celestron NexStar 8SE A more advanced computerized telescope from Celestron’s extremely popular NexStar range. The Celestron NexStar 8SE is a great computerized telescope … Read more

Best 2021 Astronomy & Space Calendars

space calendars

A great gift for any astronomy-enthusiast is a space calendar. Below we pick out the best space calendars for 2021 that are available to buy now. Best space calendars 2021 1. NASA Space Calendar 2021 The Space 2021 calendar is the official calendar from NASA. It features some of the best astronomy images from NASA’s … Read more

Great Gifts For Stargazers & Astronomers [2020]

space gifts

As we head into the holiday season we bring to you a number of great space-related gift ideas for stargazers, space lovers and astronomers. Covering a range of budgets, these are gift suggestions for your grown-up friends and family this year. Best gifts for stargazers 1. 2021 Space Calendar Get ready for 2021 with this … Read more

Amazon Prime Day 2020 [best camera & telescope deals – UPDATED]

amazon prime day camera deals

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has now passed so check out the best deals from the holiday season sales: Black Friday 2020 Cyber Monday 2020 Please also see our astronomy and astrophotography equipment buying guides: Best telescopes for beginners Best telescopes for kids Best intermediate telescopes Most powerful telescope you can buy Best telescopes for astrophotography … Read more

RMG Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: Data Analysis

The Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography awards. Photographers from all around the world submit their images for consideration and the finalists and winners are announced once a year. This September 2020, all the shortlisted photos were released along with helpful information about how the … Read more

Best Astronomy Binoculars [2020]

best astronomy binoculars

Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use, and cheaper. The Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars are a perfect option that will work for both beginners and more advanced users. Below are a number of great models for stargazing, from cheaper beginner options, to more advanced pairs … Read more

What equipment was used by the winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019?

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 equipment

Royal Museums Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography competitions in the world. It has been running for 8 years, starting in 2012. Since the question that we get asked the most is “what equipment do I need for astrophotography?”, we thought it would be interesting to pull out … Read more

Amazing space posters you can buy in 2020

space posters

Make your home look stellar with these awesome space posters available for you to buy. Astronomy posters and space art like this make fantastic additions to bedrooms, studies, and living rooms for space-lovers. They make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays. Check out the selected space-themed posters below, and see also links to look for more … Read more

Best intermediate telescopes [2020]

best intermediate telescopes

If you are looking for an intermediate-level telescope that you can push for great night sky viewing capabilities then we’ve picked out a few great options for you here. See the at-a-glance table below: Please read the detailed reviews below for more information about each model.   What are the best intermediate telescopes? More serious … Read more

17 Best Space Gifts for Kids [2020]

space gifts for kids

In 2019, I became a very happy father for the first time (yay!) What I cannot wait to do is share my passion for all things astronomy. In reality, that means I get to use my kid as an excuse to buy a load of cool space toys! If you are looking for space toys … Read more

When was the Big Bang?

when was the big bang

The origins of the universe have long been a hot topic of conversation among our greatest minds, and the big bang is a firm favorite for reconstructing our planet’s timeline. Still, surprisingly few of us understand what the big bang was and, more importantly, when cosmologists think it happened.   Understanding the big bang Before … Read more

Terraforming Planets (the ultimate guide)

terraforming

In grand science-fiction fantasies, we imagine a universe dotted with planets that are perfectly capable of supporting human life. We have a vast assortment of planets from which to choose, and humans hop and skip from one hospitable globe to another, depending on their preferences. This will be a reality some day. Right? Well…maybe. In … Read more

Best Astrophotography Books [Updated]

best astrophotography books

Below are 11 of the best astrophotography books you can buy – all are available on Amazon. Some suit beginners, whilst others are for intermediate or advanced astrophotographers shooting deep sky objects. Also included are a few books that are less instructional and just share amazing astronomy images. Best astrophotography books at-a-glance Astrophotography book reviews … Read more

Top 10 Scary Space Facts!

scary space facts

Space is a vast and scary place that’s almost too big for our brains to comprehend. While we like to think of it as a mysterious and exciting thing, the reality is that space is pretty scary. Here are ten space facts that will blow your mind and creep you out:   1. Skin peels … Read more

How many habitable planets are there?

How many habitable planets are there?

At some point in the future, human beings will likely need to find another planet to live on in order to continue as a species. This means either creating a planet that’s habitable or finding and migrating to one that’s already out there. But how many habitable planets are there out in space? Like most … Read more

The death of the Nikon D810A (and the specialist astrophotography DSLR?)

The Nikon D810A was the most advanced in a limited range of DSLRs optimized for astrophotography by Nikon and Canon over the past decade. But has the D810A been discontinued and are DSLRs optimized for astrophotography a thing of the past? 1. What are specialist astrophotography DSLRs? Specialist astrophotography DSLRs are optimized for deep sky … Read more

Is Pluto a planet? (2019 update)

pluto planet

One of the biggest areas of confusion and debate around the planets of our solar system is whether or not Pluto is a planet. Read below for the definitive and up-to-date answer in 2019. 1. Is Pluto a planet? So let’s get straight to it – no, Pluto is not a planet. It used to … Read more

Deep Sky West: How two friends built a remote astrophotography observatory (and how you can too)

deep sky west

Deep Sky West is a remote astrophotography observatory in New Mexico, USA. It offers the opportunity for any astrophotographer around the world to use the site to access clear skies without the need to travel there, and to use advanced astronomy and photography equipment without the need to own it themselves. We talk to Lloyd … Read more

Facts about Planet Jupiter

jupiter facts

The largest planet in the solar system and the third brightest object when viewed from Earth, Jupiter is as easy to spot as the Moon and Venus in the night sky. Known for its Great Red Spot and distinct coloured stripes, this planet is a mass of swirling gas. Below we go through some interesting … Read more