Would we have ever begun to question the world around us if we could not see the beauty that is our nights sky?
Welcome to the UK Space Forum, a hub of information for Amateur Astronomers. I created this site for two reasons, firstly as I have a keen interest in all things Space related but also because I was always searching different forums and news articles and sharing them with my friends over Facebook.I decided to use my skills in IT and create “The UK Space Forum” so people can share their knowledge with each other. My hope is that using a site dedicated for this will filter out the boring articles that are available and help increase peoples interest in the unknown.
Amateur Astronomy is becoming more and more popular amongst all age groups.
My fascination started when I was very young, I used to look through my telescope at the Moon and wonder what it would be like to stand on the surface. It amazed me that it was so far away and totally uninhabitable yet I could see it so clearly I could almost touch it. After that I set my sights further afield. The main goal of this site is to share knowledge between fellow Amateurs.
Whether you just appreciate the beauty of a Nebular or want to know more about the Universe I hope you find something here.
I am going to spend some time working on this site, so any suggestions would be great. I will also add a feature to enable people to add their own links.
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” – Albert Einstein