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.
I am very excited to be able to announce the special project I have been working on over the last few months. In conjunction with the wonderful Reach for a Star charity who give telescopes to critically and terminally ill children we are proud to bring you an extra special Christmas Space Quiz but this year with a twist.
Each question will be presented to you in a short video and will be asked by a well known celebrity. There will be one question for each day of advent are there is almost £4000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Entry is open to anyone, from anywhere in the World so click on the title to find out all the exciting details.
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.
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.
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.