Series: Backyard Astronomy

In this series of posts, I look at several aspects of getting started in backyard astronomy (even if the “backyard” has to be quite a ways from home due to local city lights). Much of this is from my own experience and research, so feel free to add your own thoughts, questions, or suggestions.


Amateur astronomers observing the Perseid meteor shower – Attribution: Halfblue at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Getting Started – An overview of the series and some initial thoughts about the hobby.

Go outside and look up! – The first step that anyone must take into this wonderful field. Well, there are a couple of steps before that, but I talk about those too…