On this day in 1957, the newly constructed Mark I telescope at Jodrell Bank became involved in the dawn of the space age when it picked up a radar echo from the rocket that had carried Sputnik 1 into space. We tell you about the history of the famous telescope, which was later named after its founder Sir Bernard Lovell, and describe some of the astronomical observations it has been involved with since.
Our lives are ruled by calendars. And calendars are ruled by astronomy. As we near the end of 2011, and get ready to ring in the new year, let’s discover the astronomy underlying the days, weeks, months and years that segment our lives.
Aboriginal Astronomy — Aboriginal Astronomy – does the unearthing of an "Aboriginal “Stonehenge” change the history of astronomy?
TelescopeMan discusses the best source for beginning amateur astronomers; your local Astronomy club. He encourages all beginners to locate and join a local club which is the best way to quickly learn about the hobby.