PopMech: How to Become a Backyard Astronomer

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Sep 16, 2011
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The magazine Popular Mechanics has a pretty good article up about how to get started in backyard astronomy. I know it's good, because they interviewed me for it! Actually, it does have some solid advice, like starting off with binoculars, and joining an astronomy club before buying a telescope.

I get a ton of email asking me for advice on telescope buying, so I'll have to add this article to the list in my FAQ!