[stɑːr-luhst] (n.)

"A very strong desire to explore the stars."

Hi there. Welcome to StarLust.

My name is Tom and I’m the creator of this website. If you ended up here while looking to learn more about space, astronomy and stargazing… welcome home. 

Today, we know that our solar system is just one tiny part of a supermassive universe. A long time ago, we discovered that neither Earth nor the Sun is at the centre of the universe but our hunger for exploration is stronger than ever.

For people like you and I, it will never be possible to travel to those distant worlds and discover these uncharted territories. The only way for us to get a glimpse of the universe is through the eyepiece of a telescope.

Anyone interested in stargazing will probably face two obstacles: the amount of technical knowledge required for this hobby as well as the cost. StarLust aims to help you learn how to observe every celestial objects in the night sky without ruining your bank account.

Since the time of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, we have learned a lot more about the cosmos. More than 3,600 extrasolar planets have been identified and the rate of discovery is increasing rapidly. This is an exciting time to start learning how to use a telescope.

Discover The Solar System

This is a picture of the Moon

The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth meaning the same side is always facing the Earth. Find out how you can observe the Moon.

This is a picture of planet Mercury

The closest planet to the Sun, and the second smallest planet in the solar system. This scorching hot world is one of the five planets visible with the naked eye. Check out how you can see Mercury.

This is a picture of planet Venus

Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is often referred to as Earth’s sister planet. Discover how you can see Venus.

The Red Planet is the prime destination for future human expansion and colonisation. Here’s how you can see Mars.

This is a picture of planet Jupiter

The gas giant’s gravity has protected the solar system from meteor for thousands of years. Discover how you can see Jupiter.

This is a picture of planet Saturn

Saturn is the second-largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by none other than the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Discover how you can see Saturn.

This is a picture of planet Uranus

Fun fact: Uranus became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope in 1781, totally by accident. Learn how you can see Uranus.

This is a picture of planet Neptune

Named after the Roman god of the sea, this planet holds the record for the largest rotating storm system with winds of up-to 1,500 miles per hour. Find out how you can observe Neptune.

This is a picture of planet Pluto

Reclassified to a dwarf planet in 2006. Pluto recently graced us with it’s intriguing appearance thanks to the space probe Juno. Discover how you can observe Pluto.

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