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Bradford Robotic Telescope

posted 14 Dec 2013, 15:37 by Tom Toughill   [ updated 14 Dec 2013, 15:38 ]

Fancy taking some deep sky images? Or perhaps some lovely images of Jupiter, or the Moon? Well you can now do that from the comfort of your own computer. 

The Bradford Robotic Telescope allows registered users to request telescope time. Their images will then be emailed to them.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

posted 9 Dec 2013, 11:53 by Tom Toughill

Having read a recent article in a local magazine regarding Dark Matter and Dark Energy I was surprised to read that Dark Matter produces Dark Energy. 

These articles describe both Dark Matter and Dark Energy and go on to show how the are fundamentally two very different objects.

Build Your Own Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

posted 8 Dec 2013, 13:55 by Tom Toughill   [ updated 8 Dec 2013, 22:36 ]

You can now build your own SOHO spacecraft using this guide from NASA.

Different Types of Telescopes?

posted 8 Dec 2013, 09:47 by Tom Toughill   [ updated 8 Dec 2013, 13:58 ]

Telescope Basics

Confused about the different types of telescopes around. This excellent guide by David Fuller of Eyes on the Skies is a great introduction to the three main classes of telescopes, and is the first of a series dedicated to telescopes.

The Life and Death of Stars

posted 8 Dec 2013, 05:00 by Tom Toughill   [ updated 8 Dec 2013, 09:36 ]

Although we intend to have more articles soon here's a guide to the world of starts directly from NASA:

And an excellent introduction to the Life Cycle of Stars by Fraser Cain over at Universe Today.

The article includes this awesome picture. Credit Chandra

Image Credit: Chandra

There's this excellent, and entertaining video produced for the Cherenkov Telescope Array  

The Life of Stars

Studying Astronomy or Astrophysics

posted 5 Dec 2013, 06:11 by Tom Toughill

Thinking of studying astronomy or astrophysics at university? Astronomy Now has produced a list of universities that run various space realted courses. Their guide can be found here.

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