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The Night Sky Guide can help you get started in Astronomy. It has plenty of information on what can be seen with different astronomical equipment and has help on getting you familiar with the stars and there names. You may also find out what space craft is currently roaming our solar system and beyond.

Distance and Time. Start with the Earth where we are. It is 12,740 km in diameter (almost 8000 miles, and I will hereafter stay with our customary units with which we are more familiar).  We understand this as an enormous dimension when we walk across its surface, or drive great distances, or even fly between


Earthlight: NASA - Spectacular Views of...

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Astronomy DVDs

Astronomy Books:

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky

The Night Sky Dial

Nightwatch : A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
by Terence Dickinson

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Astronomy Books


A space traveler would get confused and probably get lost among the stars if he used an earth base star chart to navigate...more>>

How to: Buy a telescope and eyepieces

Next Shuttle Launch; Pendng investigation of STS-107 ,Future Missions

The best in Astronomy Freeware:

  • Stellarium is a free software available for Windows, Linux/Unix and MacOSX. It renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time. With stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope..Go to web page
  • Orbiter a 3d space simulator written by Martin Schweiger, Ph.D. is availible as a free download. You won't want to miss this one, there is no better way or funner for that matter to learn about space physics and space more
  • Freeware selection of the best free programs on the internet.


Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and...
by Philip C. Plait
From Publishers Weekly
Plait, a science writer who works in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University, is appalled that millions of Americans don't believe the moon landing really took place and do believe that Galileo went blind from looking at the sun, or that they can make an egg stand on end only... Read more


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