Astronomy doesn’t have to be hard. If you simply want to make some sense of what’s overhead, learn a few new constellations, see the rings of Saturn through your telescope, and maybe track down a galaxy or two, no formal training is required. The essence of backyard stargazing is your own curiosity. Armed with that and a clear sky, the only other thing you need is a guide to show you the way.
To get started, download our Let's Go Stargazing starter kit. This printable, full-color PDF guide includes stargazing basics. You'll also find a handy Moon map to help you enjoy close-up views of our nearest neighbor in space.
So grab your telescope, binoculars, or just head outside without any equipment. Clear Skies!