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The amateur hobby of humanity since the dawn of time and scientific study of celestial objects.#### Description Everything to do with Astronomy

General Rules

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"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another."

  • Plato

"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."

Answers to Common Questions

How do I Become an Astronomer/What do Astronomers Do?

What telescope/accessories should I buy?

What should I look for in the sky?

  • [This Week's Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)] (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance)

  • [Tonight at a Glance (EarthSky)] (http://earthsky.org/tonight)

  • [Tonight's Sky (For advanced users, requires latitude & longitude)] (http://tonightssky.com/MainPage.php)

What Was That Bright Moving Object I Saw?

  • [Heavens Above (Satellite/Spacecraft Tracking)] (http://www.heavens-above.com/)

Where Can I Learn About Astronomy?

  • [Nick Strobel's "Astronomy Notes" Textbook] (http://www.astronomynotes.com/#details)

Can I Get Help With Homework?

  • [Homework Help] (http://www.reddit.com/r/homeworkhelp)

Sister Sub-Reddits

  • [AskAstronomy] (http://www.reddit.com/r/askastronomy)

  • [Astrophotography] (http://www.reddit.com/r/astrophotography)

  • [Cosmology] (http://www.reddit.com/r/cosmology)

  • [Exoplanets] (http://www.reddit.com/r/exoplanets)

  • [Space] (http://www.reddit.com/r/space)

  • [Spaceporn (space images)] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceporn)

  • [Spacevideos] (http://www.reddit.com/r/spacevideos)

  • [Cosmos] (http://www.reddit.com/r/Cosmos)

  • [Telescopes] (http://www.reddit.com/r/telescopes)

  • [Darksky] (http://www.reddit.com/r/darksky/)