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Tips and tricks for amateur astronomers

Make the most of a starry night with our time-tested tips.


Getting started in astronomy

Tips for navigating the night sky and observing like a pro.

Stargazing tips

Tips for beginners, tools you can use, what to observe, and special sights.


Types of eclipses, and when and how to watch them.


How to watch the Perseids, what causes them, and the legend behind the stars.

Northern lights

Information about auroras, tips on how to view and photograph auroras, photos and videos.

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