amateur astronomy: basics
This section covers the bare essentials of astronomy – what it is, what’s visible in the night sky and what instruments to start exploring with.
learning the night sky
amateur astronomy: preparation
There are many factors to consider when planning to observe the sky. This section touches on a few basic elements you should try to get right before your stargazing session, and some tools to help you do this.
Binoculars are an underrated instrument for astronomy. They offer surprisingly detailed views of objects in the night sky. This section explains how to choose and use binoculars to get the most out of your observing session.