Help with the Basics of Astronomy

If you are a newcomer to astronomy you will come across lots of talk about stars, galaxies, meteors etc, but what are all these things? What makes the stars shine? why do they twinkle? what is the difference between a meteorite and a meteor? what is a shooting star?

Hopefully you will find the answers to any questions you have by clicking on the sections below. In each section there are some of the more frequently asked questions on the subject. If there is a specific question that is bugging you and you can't find an answer, email me by clicking on the button below and I will try to get back to you with the answer.



Meteors, meteorites and shooting stars


The Moon

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