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Astronomy

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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)

  • [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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fair Warning:

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Repeat and/or serious offenses will earn you a ban.

Please avoid multiple exclamation marks, excessive CAPS, or editorialize in your submission titles. Nine times out ot ten, the actual article title is perfectly usable.

While we welcome pics to this community, the focus of the sub is tilted towards astronomy as a discipline. As such, we typically remove pictures that are not of an exceptional quality (i.e., no cell phone).

Photos should be original content and include acquisition information or link to the original source (ie, Hubble, NASA, etc...).

If your photos do not meet these guidelines, consider posting in /r/photos or /r/astrophotography.

Remember, keep looking up!

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