Dedicated to Outreach and Education in Practical Astronomy
The Astronomical Unit exists to make reliable astronomical information available to all. I do this through providing free information on this web site and undertaking outreach activities, including giving Astronomical Talks and running Astronomy Courses in the local community. These outreach activities are run both independently and in association with local astronomical societies, the National Trust, BBC Stargazing Live, local community groups, schools, colleges and adult learning centres.
I also run a companion website, The Binocular Sky, specifically for Astronomy with Binoculars.
2013 Feb 25: Links updated
2013 Feb 02: I will be at the Seeing Stars Live event in Ludgershall (Wilts) on 2013 March 20. Come along if you are near the area!
2012 Dec 24: Polar Alignment updated with images
2012 Dec 20: A Basic Eyepiece Set updated
2012 Dec 17: Choosing a First Astronomical Telescope updated
2012 Dec 17: Important update to Simple QuikFinder Dewshield.
2012 Dec 17: Important update to Simple Telrad Dewshield.
2012 Dec 14: Astronomy Courses for the first quarter of 2013 confirmed
2012 Nov 13: Talks Page updated
2012 Nov 06: Talks Page added to site