There's still time before school (and early bedtimes) start up again — take advantage of balmy evenings to spark an interest in astronomy.
Once you hold the golden keys of right ascension and declination, finding your way around the sky is almost as easy as finding your way around town.
Astronomy doesn't deserve its reputation as a tough, expensive hobby. You just need to begin with the right advice.
Here's a great free download that uses a deck of playing cards to introduce you to the night's sky's constellations in a fun, entertaining way.
Our Constellation Basics webinar provides background information about the major winter constellations. Here are some accompanying online resources.
Ordinary binoculars are your ideal "first telescope." And they're so versatile that even seasoned stargazers find them indispensable.
Here are hyperlinks to many websites that can help you forecast the astronomical observing conditions for next few nights — or longer.