Astronaut in space suit

Everyone is fascinated by space. We always have new technological advancements that are brought about by ever increasing volumes of research, scientific observational work carried out by astronomers and even other space gurus. In as much as the research continues, it is not possible to have every bit of information that is documented by the researchers. You could argue that you have several sources of information where you can read and get what you want, and not just their own websites. Some of the best websites that you can visit to get the most up-to-date and illuminating (!) information are discussed here:

Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society and Irish Astronomical Association

Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society and Irish Astronomical Association logos
Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society and Irish Astronomical Association logos

These two Irish cyberspots are the domains of two astronomical societies that have dedicated themselves to bringing astronomy to the population, providing technical advice on all matters telescopic, and viewing the sky during the night. The two sites are a great source of information that you may need whether you are at home or in an overseas country. They have dedicated forums that are used to teach and train upcoming astronomers on how to take breath-taking photos of space. They have perfected their profession and excelled brilliantly in their work. If you have not yet had a chance to visit these two sites, you will be glad when you do. You will be amazed with what you will find.

Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for Kids logo
Astronomy for Kids logo

If you have kids, especially ones who just seem to love a lot of detail, or even if you happen to be a big kid yourself, then you are at the right place. The site, part of the Kids Know It Network, has games and videos which will grab the attention of anyone with a youthful way of thinking about the world, and its surrounding universe. They will have many hours as they play and get time to learn more about the Solar System, and the world at large. It is a site that includes many interesting astronomy topics, from more obvious ones such as meteorites and comets, to more ethereal subjects such as deep space and quasars, and includes a useful dictionary of terms. Many children will ask how a black hole works. Adults can also learn a thing or two in the website as well. It is a user-friendly site that is easy to navigate and obtain information which, at the same time, doesn’t blow your mind with a whole encyclopedia on space.

Astronomy now

Astronomy Now logo
Astronomy Now logo

Many people will have known Astronomy Now as a magazine with information about space. However, as with many other features of life from the 20th century, its digital equivalent now also exists. You are welcome to read some interesting articles online. After you go through a number of articles, you might want to subscribe so that you receive updates and any other astronomy news. The website also has a reserve for various article topics which are worth your time, and you can print the star chart that is available on the site.

 

Universe today Space and Astronomy News

Universe Today logo
Universe Today logo

Do you want to know the latest news? Are you looking for a site that will give you news as soon as it occurs? If you have answered in the affirmative for both questions, then the perfect site that you need to visit is none other than Universe Today. It gives you the most up-to-date astronomical news. Moreover, the site has great and encouraging comments from readers and visitors. It has a very active blog where you can get involved by donating articles through the Carnival of Space Feature. The carnival is hosted by a different blogger every week. Bloggers have a chance to go through articles that various people have submitted. If you are a beginner in writing about space, the perfect site for you is none other than Universe Today.

Slate

Slate logo
Slate logo

This site was formerly referred to as Bad Astronomy. Currently, the blog has provoking news stories that are really quite inspiring. The site has become very popular, and you can attest to this by the high number of comments that are left at the end of each article. The Facebook likes and Twitter comments also act as evidence that the site is indeed famous. There was a story that was posted on the site and it had over 400 comments, close to 3,000 likes on Facebook and was re-tweeted over 500 times. This was only after 48 hours incredible!

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