MaccAstro – Enjoyment in Astronomy for Everyone
There are many different ways of enjoying astronomy and the night sky. Your interest may be in the general sky, its stars, constellations, the moon, sun, and planets. Or perhaps you are fascinated by spectacular objects like nebulae, galaxies and star clusters which are more hidden from direct viewing with our eyes. Your interest might be in how the universe, and life within it, works. Or maybe you are simply mesmerised by the visual splendour of it all – well, let’s face it, we all are!
Some stargazers like to be out in the dark observing with telescopes or binoculars, but many others just like to hear about what there is out there in space and what’s going on in terms of discovery. It’s even quite easy now to capture your own images of the sky, moon, planets and galaxies, with amazingly good results.
You may want to know more about observing and using equipment, or learn more about the creation and evolution of the universe and cosmology. You may want to stay up to date with current space exploration and its extraordinary technology, or get absorbed by the history of astronomy even back to prehistoric times. Some of you may even be inspired to create art, writings, and other inventive ideas as part of your interest in astronomy.