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Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what you are looking at?

Our Basic Astronomy Tools and Technique pages are a great way to start. The goal is to give a practical introduction to astronomy, including stars, constellations, the moon and planets without diving into technical detail or requiring complicated, or expensive equipment.

Mike at Elwood
Waiting for the lunar eclipse to rise
Star Trails over Mordialloc beach
Star Trails over Mordialloc beach
Jupiter from my backyard
Jupiter from my backyard
The Great Orion Nebula
The Great Orion Nebula
The 6 day old Moon
The 6 day old Moon

Maybe you want to record your observations, or create artistic images of the night sky. Our Astrophotography Technique pages will guide you from taking sweeping shots of the Milky Way, through to Planetary images of the rings of Saturn and high magnification images of nebulae in deep space.

If you’re looking for an Astronomy challenge, we provide a range of guided Astronomy related projects. Explore the Moon with the Lunar 100; Run a Messier Marathon; or attempt to detect an Exoplanet transit.

Backyard AstroScience is based in Melbourne, Australia and is dedicated to promoting the science of astronomy in our community by providing a range of education services to help people of all ages to understand their telescope and participate in astronomy-based science projects.

For more information on any of our services, drop us an Email or simply leave a message below.

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