Getting Started In Astronomy

Abe Lewis Jr.Dec 08, 2009 | edited Dec 08, 2009 - by @AbeLewisJr

Many science experts agree that astronomy is all about a love for learning. Astronomy is also one of the oldest things that have been studied by man? To be straight about it, astronomy is one of the oldest sciences that has ever been studied. So the study of our universe is not new but you should remember that astronomy is a science. A science for the masses. The funny thing is that astronomy is something that everyone has heard of but what they know very little about.

Astronomy is really an outdoor nature hobby. It is also something where international boarders blur.. As astronomy is a science, as anyone who studies the universe can verify. While the study of astronomy is an observational science, it still requires the observer to record precise locations and calculations of the stars, particularly of positions of celestial objects. The study of astronomy is defiantly bigger than all of us together.

This is not just about recording where the stars are but also deals with physics and astrophysics. So what are the differences between astrophysics and astronomy? The study of astrophysics is more the study of how the stars and universe formed to begin with. Astronomy is more a matter of making observations.

The invention of the telescope was the most important invention for the study of astronomy. Did you know that Galileo was the first human to use a telescope for astronomy? If you decide to start the study of astronomy, buying a telescope will be the first thing you will need to do.

Now when you are ready to purchase your first telescope, make sure to research the different types and styles of telescope's to choose the best one for your needs. Due to the fact that every person on the planet have different tastes and needs, one telescope is not the same as another and different people want different things. Now when deciding on a telescope is important as this will be the way you see the stars and star either your hobby or new career, you want the best telescope you can afford.

There are also many different types of accessories that you can buy to complement your telescope, which can make things easier on you when trying to locate a specific star or constellation. Now remember if you are just starting out, or if you just want to give astronomy a try you should purchase a telescope that is not to expensive, you can always upgrade later.

If you don't have a lot of money for buying a telescope, you should try stopping at yard sales, many people sell off there old telescopes when they upgrade or lose interest. But the aim is to take advantage of the latest developments in telescope technology to make the next giant leap forward in observing. You will find that many people will want to use your telescope as long as you have it set up, people are curious by nature and space is the final frontier.

Your friends and family will also be very curious. Astronomy is our tool for unlocking the knowledge of the heavens. Astronomy is becoming one of the fastest growing outdoor hobbies for people of all ages. But don't worry, you'll see that astronomy is more than just a branch of science, it's cool too. Astronomy is a wonderful field of science for the family to study. Astronomy is all about curiosity, and fulfilling that curiosity.

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cheap telescope Author May 03, 2010

I found your site the other day and after reading a couple of posts, thought I would say thank you for all the excellent content. Keep it coming! I will try to stop by here more frequently.

Question ? what type of telescope could you recomment for beginners?

edited May 03, 2010 - by @cheaptelescope28225
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