Science | Space | Observatories

Observatories are structures designed and equipped for observing astronomical events. In this section you will learn all about famous observatories and the role they play astronomy.

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How do I build a telescope at home?

There are all kinds of telescopes, but you can make a simple one on your own. You'll need a few basic supplies and this step-by-step article. Get ready to star-gaze!


What is astrophotography?

What is astrophotography?

Astrophotography involves taking photographs of objects in space. Learn how astrophotography has been around ever since shutterbugs began looking up. See more »

Radio Telescope Image Gallery

Radio Telescope Image Gallery

The radio telescope pictures in this gallery feature observatories around the world. See radio telescope pictures and the astronomers who use them. See more »

Nebula Image Gallery

Nebula Image Gallery

The nebula pictures in this image gallery show some of the most amazing star making regions in space. Check out the nebula pictures in this gallery! See more »

How do I build a telescope at home?

How do I build a telescope at home? Use these step-by-step instructions. See more »