Mark Thompson Astronomy

Mark Thompson Astronomy

Welcome to MarkThompsonAstronomy.Com the site for all your astronomy information. In these pages, you will find everything the amateur astronomer needs from advice in getting started all the way to advanced observing techniques and weather forecasts designed by an astronomer, for the astronomer.

New Events Page

Groups and organisations around the World do a fantastic job introducing the wonders of the night sky to the general public. To help spread the word, I have launched a new section of the website where you can register your public stargazing events or if you are looking for events near you then you can browse events coming up.

Practical Astronomy

Like most hobbies, getting started in astronomy can be quite challenging. From learning your way around the sky to the first telescope purchase, there’s lots to learn. In these pages you will find everything you need to know to get started in astronomy and a little bit more.

Astronomy Weather Forecasts

The Astronomy Weather Forecasts are based on a ground breaking new forecast model to bring you a forecast designed especially for the astronomer. They are uniquely easy to read and will tell you just what you need to know.

Introducing the Universe

When you look at the night sky, all you can see are stars, right? Wrong. There’s a wealth of other objects in the Universe to see. Understanding their nature will enhance your enjoyment of astronomy. In this section you will find descriptions of the objects and processes taking place in the Universe.


Astronomy is a fast moving subject. New worlds are discovered, old theories proved wrong and strange new processes uncovered at an alarming rate. Keep checking back to my blog to keep up to date with all things happening in the world of astronomy.

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