Let me introduce myself. My name is Peter Danek, and I’m an amateur astronomer. My interest in astronomy started at a very early age when my parents bought me many books about space and astronomy when. I was around seven years old then.
At that time, I became obsessed with space. I started studying it more and buying more books about astronomy. On top of that, I started competing in astronomy competitions every year in nearby Planetarium and Observatory. I did that for many years during primary school and high school.
I planned to become a real astronomer and to study astronomy and astrophysics. But at the same time, I also had a significant interest in computers and IT, so I ended up studying software engineering. But I was still practicing astronomy on the side as a hobby.
My first telescope was a small refractor. I loved it, and I was mostly observing the moon from my bedroom window as a kid. Fast forward to my IT job, I was able to buy a more expensive telescope, and I discovered video astronomy which I love till today.
Nowadays, I’m more focused on astrophotography, and my dream is to build my own observatory in the backyard one day.
I started this blog to help beginners to pick the right telescope, learn more about telescopes, and share my years of experience as an amateur astronomer.
I’m also a member of the Slovak Association of Astronomers and the Astronomical Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences.