Helpful Space and Astronomy Links and Information
Sky Watching Links
This is an amazing web site where you can find out about all things happening in the sky!
(Note: After you first identify your location, bookmark the site so you can skip that step next time.)
Monthly Sky Map
Print a free map showing this month's evening constellations, visible planets and special happenings!
News and Information about the Sun-Earth environment.
Observing tips and celestial events for the week. Published every Friday.
Learning about Space & Astronomy
Sky View Lite App (Free) - this is a great, easy to use app that helps you learn the night sky. < Great App!
Space Launch Schedule - A regularly updated listing of planned missions from spaceports around the globe.
Beginner's Book - The Stars: A New Way to See Them (ISBN: 978-0-5471-3280-8) $13
Reference Book -
If you enjoy learning about Astronomy or want to further the interest in a young person, I beg you not to make the
mistake so many have done - buy a telescope. Don't do it - just don't!
It is far better to buy a pair of binoculars, and get a book on observing the night sky with binoculars.
Look for binoculars that are light weight, rated as good quality and with a specification of either 7x35 or 10x50.
Arm yourself with a red-light flashlight and a lawn chair and sit in the darkest place in your backyard and
observing. You will be amazed on how much you can see and learn!
A good article about binoculars can be found here.
(Might also be a good idea to alert your neighbors as to what your doing - so they don't get the wrong idea!)
Clear Skies! PJC
Questions? email: info@AstronomyNJ.com