Getting Started in Astronomy

Below are links to some helpful sites for those just starting out

clickstar.gif (1406 bytes)Here are some useful links for learning your way around the night sky
Sky and Telescope's Visual Observing National Geographic's Star Charts
John Walker's Your Sky Cartes du Ciel
Astronomy Cafe Astronomy and Space Sites (educational resources)

98swchoose14_sml.jpg (6927 bytes)   So you want to buy a telescope (tips for first time buyers on what to look for, etc.)
Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews Orion Telescopes and Binoculars
Sky & Telescope Buyers Guide Meade Telescopes
Astronomy Magazine Telescopes 101 Celestron Telescopes
Telescope Review Site Astromart (used telescopes and equipment)

hb3.JPG (18126 bytes)Observing projects (what's visible now, meteor showers, comets, planets, sun and moon)
Sky & Telescope's What's Up NASA Eclipse Web Site
Heavens Above Sky & Telescope's The Moon
The Nine Planets Stanford Solar Center
Gary Kronk's Comets and Meteor Shower Page Space Weather