Discover Astronomy The Easy Way... 'Astronomy Know How' Makes Your Hobby Fun and Accessible
If you've been lost in the maze of astronomical websites and are in information overload, then you have at last found a
website that will take the pain out of discovering information that you really need to take you hobby to the next level.
Ninian Boyle, who is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the British Astronomical Association, has
put together this site to give you access to top quality information on the subject in an easily digestible form. Here you
will find courses and much more to help you to get to grips with certain topics whether it's learning about how the night sky
works or, more practically, setting up a particular type of telescope, through to how to image the Sun or taking pictures with
a DSLR camera.
NEW! Monthly Night Sky Video Guides!
Now you can have Ninian alongside you (well almost!) to show you around the highlights of the night skies for the month ahead.
This series of short (5 - 10 minute) videos will really help you find your way around the sky and will point out some of the
very best sights coming up for the month ahead.
Don't know where M42 is? Ninian will show you exactly how to find it and the type of equipment which will show it at its
best, whether that is the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. He'll explain all the jargon as you go along and show you
how to find other objects with all sorts of useful tips and tricks.
These videos are the next best thing to having an expert astronomer at your side!
If you want to 'Discover the Night Sky' in a really straight-forward practical way, subscribe now to the Monthly Sky Guides
and really start to find out what's up there worth seeing and how to see it well too.
Click Here to find out more information about the 'guides' and
how to subscribe to the videos. Why not watch them on your smart phone or tablet under the real sky?
You can also sign up to Ninian's very useful and FREE email Newsletter sent out to you every month with what to
look for in the heavens and tips on how to find things, So please fill in your details in the pop-up box. There's loads of free
information on all sorts of topics too, so feel free to roam the site and and discover a wealth of information for astronomers
of all ages and abilities, and if you can't find what you want here then contact us and if we can
help or add a new page then we will...
Now available 'online'
* * How to become an Expert Solar Imager * *
Now you can study this course aimed at showing you how to take and process amazing images of the Sun, online on a web page.
I put together this course with Pete Lawrence of the BBC Sky at Night team, who is one of the world's leading Solar imagers,
to bring you everything you need to get going taking pictures like a professional. The course is aimed at beginners to the
subject but quickly takes you on to an advanced stage. It's in the form of a video, packed with all the information you need,
from what kit to use, how to set it up, when is the best time to image and on to some advanced image processing techniques.
Not only that, I persuaded Pete to part with one of his secrets to make sure that all your images turn out to be the best they
can; a technique which could be described as revolutionary! To find out more click here.And don't miss...
*** Discover the Night Sky ***
My new online course, where you can learn everything you wanted to know about astronomy in an easy and enjoyable format.
If you have always wanted to know why we see the phases of the Moon, or how things are mapped out in the night sky, or even what
a supernova really is, then these are just a few of the topics I cover in this my latest course aimed at teaching you, the novice
astronomer all about the basics of the subject in an exciting and engaging way.
Using, video, animation and text and some breath-taking images you will quickly learn about the night sky in this six module
course, that will have you understanding the wonders of the heavens. There is a special offer on for the month of January too,
so don't miss out! To find out more about the course please click here...
Now You Can....
Find out about our local star and discover what can be seen as we look at the sun in Hydrogen Alpha
Add your astronomy images to our gallery, or have a look at the images already there...
Or you can watch...
Watch Ninian on a recent TV show as he tells you all about his passion for astronomy and shows you how to set up a telescope.
Ninian will show you in this video how to use the Setting Circles on your Equatorially Mounted Telescope
If you are just starting out with your telescope then
Ninian's course Basic Astronomy with a Telescope
is just what you need! From setting up your telescope and how to polar align it, to finding things in the night sky and what
accessories to use, this information packed course will save you time and money!
If you live near Chichester then you could come along to the evening class but if you can't make it
then you can do it online!
Even Sir Patrick Moore said he wished he had this course when he first started out
Join Ninian on YouTube as he explains how the night sky changes with the seasons and your location
To help you make sense of various items of equipment Ninian has either written or co-authored these eBooks...
Stun your friends as you take amazing pictures of the night sky
Get to grips with your Meade ETX Telescope
From the UK
From the USA
Building an Observatory...
If you want some impartial advice on buying equipment or perhaps you are having troubles and would like some
help with your existing kit, then Ninian would be pleased to help - you can email him
Ninian is available to coach individuals or small groups
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"The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters." Galileo Galilei
Ninian giving a talk to members of a club
"Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer." Brian May
"In February 1962, New York police reported a sudden drop in telephone calls on the day that the astronaut John Glenn first orbited the Earth. Even crime stood still." Alistair Cooke
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