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Awesome Facts About Mars!

Wondering what you should be looking out for on Mars? Here is an infographic that picks out some famous spots for you. We’ve also included some awesome facts that may […]

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UFO Hunting Starter Guide

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Astronomy Night in Melbourne

Here are some pictures from our astronomy night at our Mitcham store in Victoria. Our next astronomy open house is coming up again 3rd September 2014! Stay tuned for more […]

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Telescopes For Land Viewing

“I need a telescope that I can use to look at ships, and see wildlife” We are emailed this question quite so often we thought we might write a bit about […]

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Famous People With Moon Craters Named After Them [Infographic]

Famous People With Moon Craters Named After Them – Optics Central Many famous astronomers, physicists, scientists, mathematician and philosophers are given a moon crater to be named after. Here is our […]

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Binoculars or Telescopes? Which is better for me?

First of all, this post is going to be quite a general look at binoculars and telescopes, and a brief weigh up of the two – and hopefully it gives […]

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Starter Reflector Telescopes

If you are looking at a hassle free, simple set-up telescope to gift to someone, I would recommend the Saxon 767AZ Telescope. It is a 76mm telescope with a focal […]

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The Moon Phase Cycle (Explained with Oreo Cookies)

This infographic offers a simple and friendly explanation of Moon Phases with the help of Oreo Cookies! I can’t think of a better way to learn about Moon Phases… by […]

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Moon Maps

Our digital society makes astronomy quite foolproof and streamlined with software and smartphone apps that tell us what we can see from our exact geo-location. I’m a lazy astronomer by […]

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June 2013 Supermoon - [Infographic]

Our designer design a fun infographic to give you some background to the term – Supermoon.

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