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Welcome to the Budget Astronomer website!

The major sections of this site can be accessed from the menu bar across the top. Essentially, I have grouped the information into sections on the science of Astronomy, on practical aspects of amateur astronomy and equipment, on observing, and reviews of books and equipment. There are also DIY projects, the compulsory image gallery and links list, and for your convenience a bookshop portal for selected astronomy titles. I have also created a new FAQ file. If you have any questions you would like answered for the FAQ, or indeed if you would like to contact me about anything else you see on this site, feel free to do so.



New Scientist (...more)

Water spotted in the atmosphere of nearby hot Jupiter exoplanet
Tiny spacecraft could brake at exoplanet using alien starlight
Planet Earth makes its own water from scratch deep in the mantle

Nasa Podcasts (...more)

Geminid Meteors Defy Explanation
"Arsenic-Bug" Redefines Life as We Know It
Alien Comets Invade the Solar System

The Budgetastronomer Nebulog (...more)

Way too much fun
The end of an era