Items are normally in stock and are usually dispatched within one working day, if a delay seems likely you’ll be informed.

UK Postage and Packaging

Prices include postage to all mainland UK addresses, except where indicated. Larger items may attract a surcharge for off shore or remote locations.

Modern Astronomy is an internet mail order business but customers may be able to collect items, by prior arrangement, from us in Purley (near Croydon) in Surrey.

International Shipping

We are happy to ship to most countries. You can place your order via the shopping cart and you’ll be advised of additional shipping charges, by email, prior to the processing and dispatch of your order. Or simply email for details of shipping charges to your country. Some items which are particularly popular with overseas purchasers already display, in the purchase menu, combined purchase and shipping costs to various regions adjusted for UK VAT (sales tax) where necessary.

If outside the European Union, please check with your customs authorities for details of any import taxes, duties and other charges that may be imposed on entry to your country.


Online: Please add items to the cart as you shop and checkout when you are ready. You will be presented with a choice of payment methods when you checkout. These include Credit & Debit cards, PayPal and instructions on how to pay by Cheque and Postal Order.

Telephone orders: You may ‘phone with card details if you’re unable to purchase online.

If you are unsure on any point, don’t hesitate to ask.


All prices include UK VAT at the prevailing rate
VAT Reg No: GB868563569