I was first introduced to stargazing at age 10, and it opened my eyes to science at a young age. I try to go out and observe a little at least a couple times per season. However, due to increasing light pollution and dwendling observing locations, this seems like a hobby that won't be around much longer. In the last 25 years, you just cannot see anywhere near as much with the naked eye as you once could. This will continue to get worse, not better.


Here are some topics of astronomy that I am interested in:

  • Amateur Radio Astronomy
  • Eyepiece Projection Astrophotography
  • Light Pollution Advocacy
  • Lunar, Planetary, and Deep-Sky Object Observing
  • Naked Eye Astronomy
  • Software for Astronomy
  • Space Exploration Advocacy
  • Telescope Operation

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Related Links

  • LinuxMacOSXWindowsCelestia: Space 3D simulator; and Add-ons
  • AndroidLinuxMacOSXWindowsKStars: Desktop planetarium
  • LinuxMacOSXWindowsMarble: Virtual globe, includes Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars and other planets
  • LinuxMacOSXWindowsStellarium: Very realistic desktop planetarium


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