amateur astronomy

Adventures in (Radio) Amateur Astronomy

 Is there truly anything new under the Sun? Well, when it comes to amateur astronomy, many observers are branching out…

9 years ago

An Amazing Capture of Jupiter and its Moons

It’s always a thrill to watch the action at Jupiter, as its moons pass in front of and behind the…

9 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 328: Telescope Making, Part 2: Serious Gear

Some astronomers are control freaks. It’s not enough to buy a telescope, they want to craft every part of the…

9 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 327: Telescope Making, Part 1: Toys and Kits

Why pick up a low quality, wobbly telescope from the department store when you can craft your own - just…

9 years ago

How Amateur Astronomers Can Help LADEE

You can help NASA’s upcoming lunar mission. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is slated to lift off from…

9 years ago

Astronomer Giovanni Sostero, 1964-2012

Giovanni Sostero, 1964-2012. Image courtesy of the Remanzacco Observatory With sadness, we learned of the death of amateur astronomer Giovanni…

10 years ago

Notes from an Amateur Telescope Maker’s Journal, Part 1

A home-made equatorial wedge used with an off-the-shelf telescope, just one of the ways you can improve your telescope experiences.…

10 years ago

Thierry Legault: Astrophotography is an ‘Adrenaline Rush’

[/caption] During one of the final space shuttle missions, photographer Thierry Legault traveled nearly 4,000 km across various locations in…

11 years ago

New Comet Discovered by Amateur Astronomer

[/caption] "Friday, February 10th 2012 just felt like the perfect night for a comet to be discovered by an amateur…

11 years ago

First Amateur Image of Another Solar System

Amateur astronomer Rolf Wahl Olsen from New Zealand shared an image with Universe Today, and it is perhaps the first…

11 years ago