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03/23/2017 - John Dobson - How to build a Telescope by: Simon Tang

A lot of you may have already seen this video but it's always good to introduce new people to old videos. John Dobson (maker of the Dobsonian Telescope) shows how to build a telescope.

So get some popcorn ready and prepare youself for some serious telescope overload!

02/20/2017 - NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System by: Simon Tang

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Details of these findings are embargoed by the ... more

02/08/2017 - Full Moon, Eclipse and Comet by: Simon Tang

A trio of celestial events will be visible in the night sky on Friday night.

A commercial jet flies in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London on November 13, 2016. (Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) ... <a href=more

02/07/2017 - Schlieren Test by: Simon Tang

Ever looked through your telescope on one night and then again on another night and wondered why the performance differs so much?

Several factors can impact your viewing pleasure from seeing conditions, transparency, and other random ... more

01/24/2017 - Space just got bigger by: Simon Tang


This universe map contains more than 100,000 galaxies and spans more than a time period of 500 million light-years.