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Beginners Astronomy


1. Dictionary of Astronomy

One of the biggest barriers to any new hobby is understanding all the jargon, and in astronomy there is lots of it. Jargon on this site links to our very own dictionary, written by ourselves, the definitions are short and easy to comprehend, the dictionary itself is a good resource for anyone new to astronomy.

2. Fact Sheets

22 (and counting) A5 fact sheets / leaflets aimed at children 8-10 years old, but also good for complete beginners to astronomy, these documents are provided free of copyright as long as they are not changed in any way. The fact sheets provide the core facts needed for each object.

Subjects Covered
To be added
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Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Moon
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Comets
Eclipses
Orion
Ursa Major
Cassiopeia
Leo
Cygnus
Auriga
Taurus
Aurora
Meteors
Asteroids
Black Holes
Stars
Galaxies
Variable Stars
Nebulae
Dwarf Planets**

3. Guide to Telescopes

A 5 minute primer that will guide you around the subject of telescopes, their types, uses, limitations and strengths.
Beginners Guide to Telescopes

4. Guide to using your Telescope

Without the help of a society or group like us, using a telescope for the first time can be very frustrating, we recommend you contact us if you are having problems and we will see if we can help, however there are a number of common problems people new to astronomy find and you will find your answers to them here!
Beginners Guide to using a Telescope

5.PowerPoint presentations written by Martin Crow.

A series of presentations written by member Martin Crow for beginners - click here to view.



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