Tutorials

These tutorials and guides offer helpful step by step advice on equipment and observational techniques. You can search by topic and difficulty level, from starting out to advanced.

Observing and Drawing the Night Sky
2017 Apr 26 - Intermediate
Stewart Moore

Jupiter and the amateur astronomer
2017 Mar 25 - Starting Out
Tobias Long and James Dawson

Saturn as a planet
2017 Mar 22 - Starting Out
Mike Foulkes

Robotic telescope astronomy – what’s it all about?
2017 Mar 22 - Intermediate, Starting Out
Damian Peach

Aurora – a beginners’ guide
2017 Mar 21 - Starting Out
Sandra Brantingham

Using filters for visual planetary observations
2017 Mar 20 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

The Phases of the Moon
2017 Mar 19 - Starting Out
James S Dawson

Star trails
2017 Feb 28 - Starting Out
James Dawson

Binoculars for the travelling astronomer
2017 Jan 9 - Intermediate, Starting Out
Stewart L. Moore

The phases of Venus
2016 Nov 21 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Observing Meteors
2016 Sep 24 - Starting Out
Paul G abel

Six stars that vary
2016 May 22 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Right ascention and declination
2016 Mar 22 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Mounting your telescope
2016 Jan 26 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Common types of telescope
2015 Sep 29 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Earthshine
2015 Jul 20 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

The colours of stars
2015 May 29 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Observing the Moon
2015 Jan 1 - Starting Out
Bill Leatherbarrow