Reliving childhood dreams!

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Reliving childhood dreams!
Posted by Caryl James (Pianist) on Sunday, February 09, 2014 9:27 PM

Hello, everyone!

Let me start off by telling you guys how fascinated I was at our skies and universe. To this day, I remember visiting a planetarium during an elementary school field trip and getting goosebumps by how great the universe was! I promised myself that I would like to explore this "world" outside of earth.

Unfortunately, my promise met a bump when the stress and business factors of life came into play. So, I had set aside these dreams and became a full time law enforcement official, professional pianist (Mainly classical music: Chopin, Rachmaninoff, etc.) and college student.

At the beginning of this past semester, I noticed that 'Astronomy' was one of my required classes for an A.A. in Music, so of course I was thrilled!

Now that I have an excuse (to the wife) to purchase a telescope, I went and broke my wallet on a Orion XT10i. So we will see how that goes!

So, that being said, I am very new to this site and hope that I can learn alot from all you experienced amateur astronomers...

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, February 10, 2014 2:03 AM

Welcome to the Astronomy.com forums, Caryl!

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 useful.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/1/t/49111.aspx (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

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.

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Posted by Caryl James (Pianist) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:17 AM

Wow, thanks Dave. Tons of great info links...I will definitely look into these for assistance!

 

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Posted by anndromeda on Monday, March 24, 2014 4:36 PM

Wow, when I was a kid that is the exact same promise I maid to myself..but I'm nt letting that dream go! I'm chasing the stars even though I have gotten off to a slow start...but I'm young so when I'm an adult I should be living my dream up there or make a compromise closley connected to that dream...

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