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Introduction to the Night Sky

I have distilled some of the information from this site into two of four "classes" that I developed for the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club.  These one hour classes are mostly structured to give participants a chance to hear basic information described in better detail that they might get from reading.  It's hoped that it will be the catalyst for generating individual questions and getting them out under the night sky with a reasonable chance of finding interesting things to look at.

These files are in .pdf format for download/display.

bulletIntroduction to the Night Sky - Part I (Absolute Beginner) (199K)
bulletIntroduction to the Night Sky - Part II (Intermediate) (564K)

Online Material:

bulletIntroduction to the Night Sky - Part III (Online Only)
bulletIntroduction to the Night Sky - Part IV (Online Only)

 

VIDEOS

"Amateur Astronomy for Beginners" YouTube Video Additions: (Thank you to truemartian@aol.com)

bulletIntro - How to Start in Amateur Astronomy
bulletPart I - Basic Information about Telescope Types
bulletPart II - Telescope Mounts
bulletPart III - How to Buy a Telescope
bulletPart IV - How to Align Your Finder Scope with the Telescope
bulletPart V - Red Light and Night Vision
 

05/25/2015

05/26/2017