Astronomy is a profession and a hobby. Like any interesting subject, it is important to understand the basic fundamentals to have a good foundation to build on. This Education section is designed for the beginner of any age, providing a simple understanding of astronomy and the tools of the trade.
This is a basic introduction to astronomy providing you with information that explains a little of the things that amateur astronomers do and the equipment they use. Each menu item has a self contained introduction that provides a starting point and what to expect.
The different types of telescope and what to look for in your first telescope…
Differences between different types of mount and how they work…
Locating the planets and which ones are the best to look for…
Deep Space Objects
The different types of Deep Space Objects (DSO) – stars, clusters, nebulas and galaxies,
There is also our Beginners Corner where you can take some lessons on astronomy and how to maximise your astronomical experience.