Introduction To Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy

This class is meant to be an introduction to amateur astronomy for teenagers and adults. The class covers the basics including:

  • What to expect from amateur astronomy
  • What equipment is needed
  • What resources are available
  • Common pitfalls for beginners
  • Q&A session

Upcoming Classes

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Below is a PDF of the slides presented in the class:

Links Discussed in the Class

Raleigh Astronomy Clubhttp://www.raleighastro.org

Good Telescope Manufacturers:

  • Orion Telescopes – http://www.telescope.com/
  • Meade – http://www.meade.com/
  • Celestron – http://www.celestron.com/
  • Explore Scientific – href=”http://explorescientificusa.com/” target=”_blank”>http://explorescientificusa.com/
  • iOptron – href=”http://ioptron.com/” target=”_blank”>http://ioptron.com/
  • Televue – href=”http://televue.com/” target=”_blank”>http://televue.com/
  • Vixen – href=”http://vixenoptics.com/” target=”_blank”>http://vixenoptics.com/

Good Telescope Retailers:

 

Software and Apps:

Other Equipment and Articles

Books & Atlases:

Online Tools

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Maintenance & Tips

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