I am the Astronomy Presenter on the hit UK BBC TV show, The One Show, where my pre-recorded films and live appearances reach 5.5million people daily. This work led me to being awarded a position on the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Once you master the art of 'polar alignment' you will master the art of great astrophotography.
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
The Discovery News 'Telescope Primer' for carefree stargazing... and less frustration during those chilly nights.
The famous Star Of Bethlehem that, according to religious texts, heralded the birth of a King. But what was the astronomical event that sparked a legend?
For those who understand the Cosmos, or at least part of it, hold the key to explaining some wonderful sights.
It may or may not become the 'Comet of the Century' but Comet ISON is certainly a delight to see in the night sky. Here's how you can see the icy visitor before it makes close approach with the sun.
Throughout the year there are many beautiful sights to be seen above our heads, but the crisp dark nights are without doubt the best for hunting down celestial wonders.
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