"The true purpose of astronomy is not to add to the vulgar comforts of life, but to raise the mind to the contemplation of things which can be perceived by pure intellect alone"
Plato (427-347 BC).
"The lowest of all employments is mere observation. No intellect and very little skill are required for it. An idiot with a few days' practice may observe very well."
George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), Astronomer Royal 1835-1881
"In this great celestial creation, the catastrophy of a world, such as ours, or even the total dissolution of a system of worlds, may possibly be no more to the Author of Nature than the most common accident in life with us, and in all probability such final and general Doomsdays may be as frequent there, as even Birthdays or mortality with us upon the earth. This idea has something so cheerful in it, that I know I can never look up the stars without wondering why the whole world does not become astronomers"
Thomas Wright (1711 - 1786; British astronomer).
This is the personal site of an amateur astronomer. The site is dedicated exclusively to astronomy and intended do divulgate various aspects of this science to everyone.
In this site you can learn about my observatory and equipment, view a few photos of planets and DSO's (deep sky objects) such as galaxies and nebulae, read a few technical astronomy articles and get linked to several interesting sites related to astronomy.
Photo gallery of planets, galaxies and nebulae, taken from the observatory. Some reference photos taken with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and other large telescope facilities are also shown together with a brief explanation.
That's the page where you play a major role: leave your comment, question or suggestion, and, therefore, contribute to a better understanding of Astronomy.
This site page was last updated on 2019-02-18 Site created and maintained by Jorge Lázaro