Friday, 27 August 2010

How to become a backyard Astronomer in 10 Easy steps



Backyard Observing
1. DON’T BUY A TELESCOPE — YET Cost: $0 2. BEFRIEND A BOOK - Cost: $0 to $40
3. BEFRIEND THE SKY - Cost: Your timev
4. TRY SOME SOFTWARE - Cost: $0 to $75
5. BUY BINOCULARS - Cost: $150 to $200
6. FIND FELLOW ENTHUSIASTS - Cost: Your time
7. CRASH A PARTY - Cost: Gas money
8. LEARN THE JARGON - Cost: Time and patience
9. OK, NOW BUY A TELESCOPE - Cost: $300 to $600
10. AVOID ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY! - Cost: Nothing—you save hundreds of dollars and hours!


Source: SkyNews.ca

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