Recommended Web Sitesfor Newcomers
Sky & Telescope's How to Get Started in Backyard Astronomy.
One of the best ways to get started is to join an astronomy club. To find a club near you, check S&T's list of clubs and organizations.
Orion's Community Center, a collection of articles from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars.
Glossary of Astronomical Terms.
Using Your Eyes
TimeandDate.com Astronomy Resources, including things you can see tonight using only your eyes.
University Lowbrow Astronomers' Naked Eye Observer's Guide.
NASA's Spot The Station: How to see the International Space Station.
Choosing Binoculars for Stargazing.
BinoSky - best bets for stargazing with binoculars.
Buying a Telescope
How to Buy a Telescope by Astronomy Boy
Part I: Rules of the Game
Part II: Which Telescope Is Right for You?
So You Wanna Buy a Telescope... from ScopeReviews.com
Ultimate Telescope Buying Guide from Sky & Telescope
What's Out There?
Learn about our solar system at The Nine Planets Solar System Tour.
Discover the The Messier Catalog, astronomy's most popular catalog of deep sky objects (star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies). "Messier" refers to famed French astronomer Charles Messier (pronounced MESS-ee-yay).
Free Astronomy Software
Cartes du Ciel
C2A Planetarium Software