Astronomy

Can You Leave A Telescope Outside? [How To Protect Your Scope]

Can You Leave A Telescope Outside? [How To Protect Your Scope]

If you have invested in a telescope then you’re going to want to take care of it. Telescopes are large by design, so they are not the easiest to store away when they are not in use. A common question always arises around where you can leave your telescope. Leaving them outside is often one of them. So, can you leave a telescope outside? You can leave a telescope outside, but it is always preferable …

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Why Does The Moon Orbit The Earth? [And Not The Sun!]

Why Does The Moon Orbit The Earth_ [And Not The Sun!]

The Moon is Earth’s only Natural Permanent Satellite, but how did it get there and why does it even orbit around the Earth to begin with? I decided to do some research, here is what I’ve been able to find. So, why does the Moon orbit the Earth? This is due to what is known as the Hill Sphere. This is a a volume of space where the Earth’s gravity dominates and is able to …

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Why Does The Moon Have Phases? [The Scientific Explanation]

Why Does The Moon Have Phases

When you look up at the Moon, you may notice that it regularly appears differently. Sometimes it appears whole and spherical, other time it may appear as a small crescent. This is because the Moon has various phases, which all lead to an apparent changing of its shape and structure. But Why Does The Moon Have Phases? The Moon is not changing in shape nor structure. Instead, it is our view of the Moon here …

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Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons? [The Main Reason]

Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons_ [The Main Reason]

The Earth is a fascinating planet; showcasing four different seasons that provide vastly different climates and environments over its 365 day cycle. If you’ve ever wondered why the Earth has different seasons, you’ll be glad you dropped by as this is the topic we will be taking a closer look at today. So, Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons? The Earth has different seasons due to its orbital patters, angular tilt and position in …

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What Is The Moon Made Out Of? [What Scientists Can Tell Us]

What Is The Moon Made Out Of_ [You'd Never Be Able To Guess This]

The Moon is a fascinating celestial object; being one of the most recognizable and prominent with the naked eye. Due to its unique nature and interesting features there are many questions that often arise as to its origin, astronomical importance and composition. If you’ve been glancing up at the night sky and wondered what the moon is made of, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be taking a look at its composition in …

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Will The Sun Become A White Dwarf? [What Is The Suns Fate?]

Will The Sun Become A White Dwarf? [What Is The Suns Fate?]

The Sun is at the center of our Solar System, providing the essential source of energy required for life as it is on Earth. Due to its significance, and the fact that it consists of an estimated 67 different elements all interacting with one another, its interesting to discover its overall fate. So, will the Sun become a White Dwarf? The short answer is yes, eventually (scientists estimate this will occur in around 5 billion …

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What Is The Sun Made Of? [The Complete Chemical Composition]

What Is The Sun Made Of? [The Complete Chemical Composition]

The Sun is the central star of the Solar System, and an essential source of energy for all life on planet Earth. Being a spherical ball of burning plasma, it is fascinating to discover the chemical composition of this ever-important star. So what is the Sun Made of? The sun consists of various elements in varying quantities. However, it is predominantly made out of the gas Hydrogen (~70)%). A further 28% is Helium, where 1.5% …

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Will The Sun Become A Black Hole? [You Won’t Believe This]

Will The Sun Become A Black Hole [You Won't Believe This]

The Sun is one of the most fascinating and crucial stars in our Solar System. In fact, it accounts for over 99.95% of the total mass, and as such forms at the center of this system.┬áIt is without doubt, an essential source of energy for all life on Earth. With its critical importance, you may be keen to learn about its eventual fate and what the impact will be to us here on Earth. You …

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How Many Craters Are On The Moon? [You’ll Never Guess!]

How Many Craters Are On The Moon? [You'll Never Guess!]

If you’re like me and you’re fascinated by the night sky, you may start asking yourself questions like ‘How many craters are on the moon’. Now, one approach is to try and count them, but you’ll be there a long time! If you’ve ever tried to do this through your telescope or binoculars you will soon find this out the hard way. It makes more sense if I just provide you with the answer here …

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Telescope Mount Types [Telescope Support Design Differences]

Telescope Mount Types [Telescope Support Design Differences]

Are you interested in learning about the different Telescope Mount Types? If so you’ve come to the right place. This article will be explaining the varieties, whether subtle or more obvious and the similarities behind the different designs of telescope support. It’s good to have an understanding of the different types so you can understand what is available and what you may need. So, what are the main Telescope Mount Types? There are two main …

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