New to Astronomy

2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November, 2013
New to Astronomy
Posted by teajay101 on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:36 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the field of astronomy but viewing the stars and planets is something I've always been interested in.  I'm from Arkansas and I'm about to purchase my first telescope so I'm sure I'll be asking a lot of questions here in the forum.  I really believe I'm going to enjoy this hobby!

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Bradenton, FL
Posted by Astronomical Chick on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:46 PM

Welcome! :D


"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."-Neil Armstrong

  • Member since
    July, 2001
  • From: PA, USA, Earth Moderator
Posted by DaveMitsky on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:17 PM

Welcome to the forums.  You may find some of the information on astronomy and amateur astronomy presented in my post entitled Advice for Beginning Amateur Astronomers under General Stargazing of interest. (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

Be sure to ask for advice on potential telescope purchases before you actually buy one.

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.



Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

Find us on Facebook