This is something lots of SCIFI.radio listeners and fans are into, so we thought it was just too good to pass up.
Few things call to us geeks like the stars. We feel that drive, the urge to go explore and see what’s really out there. We do have an observable neighborhood, though, and amateur astronomers can explore what’s in our celestial back yard with only slightly more than a good pair of binoculars.
Jenny over at Hobby Help blogs about astronomy (among other topics), and has published a great helpful guide for what you can see in the night sky during 2019, when you can see it and exactly where to look. The guide also gives you a breakdown of all the interesting celestial events you can see while standing on the ground under Earth’s protective blanket of atmosphere, and the dates, times and best viewing locations for each of them. There are eclipses, comets, meteor showers, conjunctions, transits, and all sorts of fascinating things going on in the skies overhead.
If you’re a science fiction fan and love the romantic notion of space travel, or you just want to know what all those lights in the sky are really all about, you’ll find a wealth of information by Jenny in her Astronomy articles on Hobby Help. While you’re there, check out the rest of the site. There are pages on hobbies of all sorts there. Maybe you’ll find something you love!
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