Astronomy forums

Astronomy conversations

Astronomy conversations

Twenty-five years ago the Internet as we now know it was in the process of being birthed by the National Science Foundation. Since then it’s been an information explosion. In last decades amateur astronomy also changed dramatically. Facility of using electronic mail, increased access to a huge information, and improvement of communication between people. On internet space  forums (discussion groups for astronomers) at all hours of the day you can share images, receive an equipment advice, debate the dark energy etc. Many online astronomy conversations groups exist. What is better place to start?

1. Cloudynights. One of the biggest discussion group Cloudy Nights provide a forum for reviews of telescopes and accessories, for commentary articles on the many facets of the hobby that touch equipment. Also it encourage and sponsore events and contests to get kids and beginners interested in the hobby.

2. Bautforum. The Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum. Here you can find tons of discussions on the universe, space exploration, astronomy equipment and more.

3. Astromart. More than 90 forums. More than 350 000 posts. Forums cover topics from general astronomy to stargazing and hunting optics. Registration of new account costs $12.00.

4. The worlds best selling astronomy magazine hosts a message board on many astronomical topics.

5. Astronomy forum. A surprisingly low-tech-looking  site that concentrates on content quality. There are even forums for regional astronomers: Canadian, Australian, UK, Chinese etc.

Do you have your favourite forum? Please leave a comment!

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Ian March 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Not sure who will intercept this but I saw quite a spectacular but very brief ‘event’ in the night sky tonight. I am a novice to astronomy but decided to try to find Andromeda glaxy with my new binoculars. In the region of Casiopea, with the naked eye, I witnessed a bright fash which appeared as a point of light growing rapidly (almost like a small explosion) reaching about 5 times its original size then disappearing completely in about 1 second. This happened at approx 9:20 pm GMT viewing from north east england towards the north. I never found Andromeda but thought I would pass this info on. Would be nice to think I just witnessed a supernova but there is probably some other explanation for it! Any ideas?

admin April 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm

It can’t be supernova. The glow of supernova would be seen for several months and … all newspapers would tell us about such event.

Victor Elias Espinoza Guedez August 31, 2011 at 11:35 am

The universe is made of a particle, not of dark energy

If the universe moving waves, it is because it is made of a particle:

And this particle is called VEEGTRÓN

“not dark energy”.

Nisha October 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

Although not a very big collection but there is a good collection of astronomy related timelines at

op Verma July 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

I am an MBA Engineer and an author. I have challenged the established Cosmological Model and produced a replacement in my title ‘The Universe’ . Would you allow me to join and present my views ?

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