About us

Cheap Astronomy is based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Cheap Astronomy houses Sky Station 1, possibly the cheapest department store telescope in the southern hemisphere.

Using the full 4 inch resolving power of Sky Station 1, and aided by a pair of inexpensive 10x50mm binoculars, Cheap Astronomy scans the skies for new opportunities to amaze and inspire on a minimum budget.

Cheap Astronomy is managed by Steve Nerlich, occasional volunteer explainer at Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, a part of NASAís Deep Space Network.

Cheap Astronomy is in no way associated with NASA, or CSIRO, or the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, nor would any of these organisations be likely to offer Steve Nerlich a real job in the foreseeable future.

The Cheap Astronomy website has been built on a lot of good will and a characteristically minimum expenditure of energy. Input is welcome on any errors, omissions or distortions of fact that may be found on these pages.

Email us at cheapastro@gmail.com. We may get around to fixing all that stuff, and even adding new bits, some night when itís too cold outside.

 

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Home

Naked eye astronomy

Fun with binoculars

Cheap telescopes

Too cold outside

Cheap cosmology

Reader contributions

Cheap podcasts

What's up with Chris

Send an email

About us

Explore the universe on a shoestring

Cheap Astronomy

Ask us a question: cheapastro@gmail.com | Home | About us