Help for New Scope Owners

Magical skies
Under the stars. How good an astronomer you become depends less on your instrument than on building your knowledge and skills.
So you've gotten shiny new telescope — now what? If you want to make some sense of what’s overhead, no formal training is required. Armed with a clear sky, the only thing you need is your curiosity and a guide to show you the way.

That’s where we come in. The editors of Sky & Telescope have assembled a selection of introductory articles designed to give your skywatching a jump start. In these you’ll find a treasure trove of informational guides and family activities — all written in clear, easy-to-understand language for stargazers of all ages.

Are you ready to start a lifetime of stargazing wonder? Then let's go!

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Kelly Beatty

About Kelly Beatty

J. Kelly Beatty, S&T's Senior Editor, joined the staff of Sky Publishing in 1974 and specializes in planetary science and space exploration. Learn more about him here.
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