Tips for Beginner Amateur Astronomers

If you're new to amateur astronomy and have questions, we're here to help. Below you'll find links to many different resources that our members have found extremely helpful.

Do's and Don'ts of Amateur Astronomy

  • DO - Join a local astronomy group. The knowledge and opportunities to get involved will be very useful.
  • DO - Find a nearby dark-sky away from light pollution where you can enjoy the night sky.
  • DON'T - Rush to buy equipment. Instead, find out what you like and talk to other amateurs to find what would best suit your desires.
  • DON'T - Get discouraged with the learning curve of the hobby

Helpful Links

How to Choose a Telescope - Sky & Telescope
Clear Sky Chart - Local Astronomy Weather Forecast
How To Avoid The Agony When Buying Your First Telescope