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How To Stargaze Like A Pro

How To Stargaze Like A Pro
Stargazing is the perfect hobby for anyone who’s looked up at the night sky and marveled at the wonder above.

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Identifying constellations and clusters in the night sky can be a rewarding yet humbling experience. Apart from a dark night sky (far from city lights), a sky map might prove useful and for extra visual aide, a pair of binoculars and/or a telescope.

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Here is where you can download a Skymap

Sky guide apps are also useful and full of informative stuff about outer space. One of the best sky guide apps is Skyguide, which is available to download for both iOS and Android. Sky Guide functions without a Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal. In the classroom, camping or overseas, everything is always at your fingertips. If you want to learn day, Sky Guide is the best app to do it with.

The planets are a favorite among stargazers.  The two planets closer to the sun, Mercury and Venus, appear bright and fast moving in the sky.  You’ll usually see them around sunrise or sunset.

Recognizing different stars takes some training. Try to become familiar with one group of stars at a time. One group easy to identify is Orion due to its unique shape. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Scorpion is also another group that’s easy to familiarize yourself with.

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May 14 – International Astronomy Day.

An annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The theme of Astronomy Day is “Bringing Astronomy to the People,” and on this day astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organizations around the world will plan special events.


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