Astronomy

Whether you are an astronomy beginner or intermediate, here you will find more about astronomical signs and their meaning. Learn more about famous astronomers, astrophysics and ancient astronomy.

What Does Ursa Major Look Like?

- 10 November 2022

In a relationship dating back thousands of years, Ursa Major is one of our most recognisable constellations. It has inspired our art, poetry and mythology. We’ve even used it for navigation. But what does Ursa Major look like? In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

What Is a Star?

- 18 October 2022

Picture the scene: It’s a clear night, and you’ve managed to get away from the harsh lights of the city. In the darkness, you look up and are rewarded for your efforts with a view of pure natural beauty. Perhaps you see our moon or maybe even some of the planets of our solar system. But without a doubt, you can see thousands of sparkling, shimmering orbs that we call stars. You’ve probably spent time examining the stars, but have you ever stopped to think, what is a star? In this guide, we’ll help you learn everything you need to know about the life-givers of the universe.

How to Find the North Star in the UK

- 6 October 2022

We’ve looked towards the night sky to appreciate its beauty for thousands of years, but we’ve also put those twinkling orbs to good use for almost as long. The ancient Greeks initially favoured using the Ursa Major and Orion constellations as their signposts. However, there’s one star that has been the favourite marker for northern hemisphere navigators throughout most of our recorded history – Polaris, also known as the North Star. In this blog, we’ll help you learn how to find the North Star in the UK.

Learn about the universe with the Fly me to the stars VR app!

- 25 August 2022

Fly me to the Stars

Imagine you were an astronaut exploring the universe, flying from planet to planet. Discover the magic of our galaxy and learn about the planets and stars through a captivating constellation game. The Fly me to the Stars VR app gives you a stunning virtual experience of space in Online Star Register style. In this blog we’ll take you on a journey through the full app experience. Ready to start your space journey?

Discover the universe with the Fly me to the Stars VR app!

- 2 June 2022

Fly me to the stars app

Imagine you were an astronaut exploring the universe, flying from planet to planet. Discover the magic of our galaxy and learn about the planets and stars through a captivating constellation game. The Fly me to the Stars VR app gives you a stunning virtual experience of space in Online Star Register style. In this blog we’ll take you on a journey through the full app experience. Ready to start your space journey?

Locate Your Own Star in the Night Sky with the OSR Star Finder App

- 3 December 2015

The Online Star Register offers a FREE mobile app for iOS and Android to locate stars and constellations in the night sky. Naming and finding a star registered with the Online Star Register (OSR) is even easier with the Star Finder App. Pinpoint a specially named star’s location in the sky with a unique star code, or browse constellations based on your location.