"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.
Space Geek Corner
Our series of lists specifically curated for space lovers!
- Our favourite space movies
- Our favourite space documentaries
- Our favourite astronomy podcasts
- Best stargazing Apps for iPhone & Android
- The funniest space memes
- The best home planetarium (star projector)
- Green laser pointers for stargazing
- Astronomy Gifts Ideas For Space Lovers (Adults & Kids)
- The best rocket and spaceship toys for children (of all ages)
- The best astronomy books
Discover The Solar System
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.
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.
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.
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