Introduction To Astronomy

how to learn stargazing

Hi Wannabe Astronomer!

If you ever wanted to explore the night sky but did not know where to start, you’ll love this Astronomy guide.

Above our heads is a cavern overflowing with astronomical treasures and covering almost the entire 20,000 square degrees that make up the night sky. Behind a black coat spotted with a very large number of glittering stars, galaxies and planets, not to mention the Moon and the satellites that gravitate around the Earth, it’s almost as if we were watching through a transparent dome whose stars and fixed constellations seem to turn from east to west as our planet continues its orbit around the Sun.

By turning, our planet makes these stellar patterns disappear as the night progresses before making them reappear the next night. This imaginary sphere, which arouses the wonder of amateur and professional astronomers, is called the celestial sphere. Of course, the night sky changes with the seasons, and as you become more familiar with the stars and planets, you notice new constellations and astronomical objects from our solar system that are slowly moving from winter to autumn. A clear night, warm clothes, a hot drink and a sun lounger are all you need to watch the night sky.

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