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Mikko lagerstedt

The Beginnings of Astrophotography

October 2, 2017

Astrophotography is one of the earliest types of scientific photography, first emerging as a specialised field in the mid-19th century. The first successful photograph of the Moon was captured in...Read More

Telescopes blog post

Let’s Talk Telescopes

December 10, 2015

Telescopes can provide a lot of fun and learning. But many people rush out and buy a cheap department store scope that doesn’t do justice to the cosmos, while others spend too much on...Read More

Perseids meteor shower

Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks this Weekend

August 8, 2013

If you’re up before dawn this weekend and look to the north low on the horizon you might catch the Perseids meteor shower.  The meteorites will radiate from the constellation Perseus, low in...Read More

Meteor Showers

April 10, 2013

There are two upcoming meteor showers this month.  The first, called the pi-Puppids, are seen emanating in a fan-shaped pattern from the constellation Puppis, which is high in the southern sky...Read More