Recommended Web Sitesfor Newcomers
Sky & Telescope's How to Start Right in Astronomy.
One of the best ways to get started is to join an astronomy club. To find a club near you, check S&T's list of clubs and organizations.
A View of Outer Space from Your Window, a fine collection of links from American Vision Windows.
Glossary of Astronomical Terms.
Using Your Eyes
Earth & Sky's Skywatching Center.
Bluebird Observatory's Naked Eye Observerís Guide.
NASA's SkyWatch Page: How to see the International Space Station and other spacecraft.
Choosing Binoculars for Stargazing.
BinoSky - best bets for stargazing with binoculars.
Buying a Telescope
So You Wanna Buy a Telescope... from ScopeReviews.com
Articles from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
Choosing Your First Telescope from Sky & Telescope
What's Out There?
Learn about our solar system at The Nine Planets.
Discover the Messier List, astronomy's most popular catalog of deep sky objects (star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies).
Free Astronomy Software
Cartes du Ciel
C2A Planetarium Software