How many telescopes can you fit on Mt John? Mount John, New Zealand, is the home of University of Canterbury’s research observatory and Dark Sky Project’s stargazing tours. So, there are a lot of telescopes […]
Often when people go and buy their first telescope they don’t think much about the mount, they tend to focus more on the capabilities of the telescope itself.
We had a great time showing heaps of students Jupiter and Saturn during a talk about Matariki at Government House.
Using a telescope for the first time can be quite daunting. So it’s worth taking the time to get familiar with the telescope and the mount and all of the accessories, so that you can make the most of your time outside and don’t hurt yourself or your new expensive equipment.
We attended the Stardate South Island event last weekend and had a fantastic time. This article is about how we managed to fit a whole house into the boot of a Toyota Corolla.
When you get a new telescope there’s lots of numbers and things thrown around like focal lengths, focal ratios etc. This articles looks at what those things mean.
Six questions that drive us nuts because we are asked these constantly. So here’s our different takes on the possible answers.
There are a range of space telescopes orbiting at the moment in and around the visible light spectrum. This article gives a quick look at some of them.