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Messier-Objects

Get Starstruck: How to Find and Observe Messier Objects

As a backyard astronomer, I’m on the lookout for interesting night sky objects to observe. One set I highly recommend ...

25 facts about Venus

25 Interesting Facts About Venus

There are so many interesting facts about Venus that I thought I’d put together a list of 25 to share ...

understanding the milky way

Lots To See In The Milky Way: A Beginner’s Guide

You see the Milky Way as a hazy band of lights stretching across the night sky. In this article, I ...

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Get Ready to Stargaze: How to Watch Meteor Showers

You’d love to observe a meteor shower but you’re not sure when and where to look, or what to do. ...

international space station crossing the sky

How to Spot The International Space Station: A Quick Guide

For a fun family activity, at certain points in time and space you can try spotting the International Space Station ...

best app for backyard astronomers

The Best Apps For Backyard Astronomers

With the help of night-sky apps, you can take your astronomy hobby to the next level and deepen your understanding ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy Terminology: Decoding the Jargon

If you are starting out with a telescope or a set of binoculars for astronomy, and wanting to find your way around the ...

telescopes for curious kids

Telescopes for Curious Kids Around the $100 Mark

This guide will introduce you to telescopes that are budget-friendly and perfect for inquisitive kids.  Here’s a checklist for buying ...

dark skies

20 Darkest Skies on Earth: Best Places To Stargaze

If you’re looking to get away from the light pollution there are several dark sky places to enjoy the ultimate ...

25 amazing facts about the night sky

25 Night-Sky Viewing Facts To Spark Your Intrigue

Looking up at the night sky can be a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. But did you know that there are ...