Question: How do you get started in Astronomy as a beginner?
Answer: Technically anytime you look up at a clear night sky your doing a little astronomy, the greater pleasure from stargazing comes when you begin to learn what’s really out there.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a telescope or pair of binoculars to get started in astronomy, you genuinely can enjoy the night sky just through the naked eye.
In fact certain things such as complete constellations and the Milky Way can be better viewed and appreciated this way.
Simply using a star chart or stargazing app can show you where to look to see the various planets and constellations meaning you don’t need to be an expert to navigate the night sky.
If you take a liking to it and want to see more, then you may later choose to invest in some specialist viewing equipment.
Buying a set of binoculars or a telescope will allow you to view things you already see with the naked eye but in much greater detail plus deeper space stuff you never knew was there.
You’ll be amazed just how many moons, stars and galaxies are out there where it originally looked like empty sky.
Astronomy is truly a hobby you can do as seriously or as casually as you like. Unlike taking up many sports or learning to play a musical instrument you don’t need to practice or study for ages before you start enjoying it.
If you really get into stargazing and chose to buy some high end equipment then the sky isn’t the limit, it’s just the beginning.