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Basic Stargazing Essentials

Here are five important tips to help get you started. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Observing the Sky

The Joys of Stargazing

What compels you to view the night sky? Read more ›

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Categories: Getting Started

Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 4

Once you know the basics, going deeper is fun and easy. Read more ›

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 3

Stargazing and telescopes go hand in hand. Read more ›

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 2

There’s plenty to see from your backyard especially if you use binoculars. Read more ›

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Getting Started in Astronomy: Part 1

The universe is a vast, magnificent place. And it’s yours to explore on any clear night. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started

Telescopes for the Moon

What kind of telescope is best for viewing the Moon? As with so many things, there isn’t a single ‘right’ answer. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Moon and Planets, Telescopes and Accessories

What Type of Astronomy Enthusiast Are You?

From casual to serious, amateur astronomers cover the spectrum. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Observing the Sky

Become a Better Observer: Sketch!

An experienced observer offers advice on how you can see more through your telescope, no matter what size it is. Read more ›

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Categories: Clusters, Nebulas, and Galaxies, Getting Started

Tips For Beginning (and Not-So-Beginning) Astronomers

Even the top backyard-astronomy gurus admit (or should admit) that they will never know it all. But there are some fundamental truths that deserve to be more widely known. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Observing the Sky, Stars and Constellations

Telescope Glossary

Can’t tell a Maksutov from a Newtonian?  In the dark about the difference between resolution and focal ratio?  This  glossary of optical terminology will help. Read more ›

Categories: Getting Started, Teachers and Students, Telescopes and Accessories

Tips for First-Telescope Buyers

By the time you’re ready to buy your second telescope, you’ll likely know what you want. But that first purchase is often a shot in the dark. Read more ›

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Categories: Getting Started, Stargazing Gear, Telescopes and Accessories
NexXZ Smartphone Adapter
Jasper Dark Sky Festival
Astronomy Stamps from Canada Post
Khan Scope
Lennox and Addington County Dark Sky Area
Fervent Astronomy Free Shipping on Mounts!
iOptron SkyGuider Pro