Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society. Irish Astronomical Association. In the North of Ireland we are lucky to have two astronomical societies dedicated to night sky viewing, providing telescope advice and generally bringing astronomy to the masses! These sites provide a great source of information on events both at home and abroad and have forums to help with any night sky or equipment queries. From personal experience both societies are brilliant and excellent at what they do. Tell them Sinead from the Planetarium sent you!
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Astronomy Blog - My astronomical records and observations
There are plenty of "how to" astronomy guides out there. Some are long and confusing; others short and unhelpful. The beginner amateur astronomer will learn about equatorial mounts, the types of telescopes, all about the basic accessories, calculating magnification, and most importantly, three videos that help you learn how to find one's way around the night sky. In short, this is the
Deep Sky Observing blog
Here is a slightly longer collection, with some explanation of what these beasties are. Slight updates : June There is a slowly growing list of blogs by working astronomers.
Only the second object thus far to visit the solar system from interstellar space, Comet Borisov is expected to reach perihelion in December. What can we see now? An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after 'Oumuamua — and it's heading for its closest approach to the Sun late this year. Neptune, currently the Solar System's outermost planet, reached opposition on September 10th at magnitude 7. India's attempt to land softly on the Moon has failed — the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has lost contact with the Vikram lander.