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Everything to do with Astronomy:

A hobby of humanity since the dawn of time, and the scientific study of celestial objects.

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another."

"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."

Looking for your first telescope?

Here are a few articles to help you make an informed decision:

More helpful information

  • Guide to Eyepieces by Steve Coe

  • [How to Enjoy Your New Telescope] (http://www.space.com/14485-skywatching-telescopes-beginners-guide.html)

  • [What do Telescopes Do?] (http://www.umich.edu/~lowbrows/reflections/2003/dscobel.12.html)

  • [Nick Strobel's "Astronomy Notes" Textbook] (http://www.astronomynotes.com/#details)

  • [Teach Astronomy Textbook by Dr. Chris Impey] (http://www.teachastronomy.com/textbook)

  • [Homework Help] (http://www.reddit.com/r/homeworkhelp)

What to view tonight

  • [This Week's Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)] (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance)

  • [Tonight at a Glance (EarthSky)] (http://earthsky.org/tonight)

  • [Tonight's Sky (For advanced users, requires latitude & longitude)] (http://tonightssky.com/MainPage.php)

What Was That Bright Object Flying Over My House?

  • [Heavens Above (Satellite/Spacecraft Tracking)] (http://www.heavens-above.com/)

Sister Sub-Reddits

  • [AskAstronomy] (http://www.reddit.com/r/askastronomy)

  • [Astrophotography] (http://www.reddit.com/r/astrophotography)

  • [Cosmology] (http://www.reddit.com/r/cosmology)

  • [Exoplanets] (http://www.reddit.com/r/exoplanets)

  • [Exolife] (http://www.reddit.com/r/exolife)

  • [Space] (http://www.reddit.com/r/space)

  • [Spaceflight] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceflight)

  • [Spaceporn (space images)] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceporn)

  • [Star Parties] (http://www.reddit.com/r/starparty)

  • [RepublicOfScience] (http://www.reddit.com/r/RepublicOfScience)

  • [Mars] (http://www.reddit.com/r/Mars)

  • [Spacevideos] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spacevideos)

  • [Cosmos] (http://www.reddit.com/r/Cosmos)

  • [Telescopes] (http://www.reddit.com/r/telescopes)

  • [SpaceExploration] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceexploration)

  • [Darksky] (http://www.reddit.com/r/darksky/)

  • SpaceX

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