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

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

Links Discussed in the Class

Raleigh Astronomy Club - http://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

Online Forums and Classifieds:

Maintenance & Tips