Stargazing! Take Up a New Hobby and Get a Deal on a Telescope

hubbleSource Hubble Telescope Images
Orion Nebula, Alpha Centauri, Horsehead Nebula, Hourglass Nebula,  Jet in Carina, Saturn’s Rings, Mystic Mountain, Deep Space, Ethereal, Surreal, Incredible… Hubble has spotted all of that and so much more!
The universe is so vast and still undiscovered.
Astronomy is a really fun hobby to take part in because it’s active learning. You may not be able to see all of the incredible wonders of space through a simple telescope that you can purchase in the store… In fact, since NASA’s Hubble Telescope orbits the earth at 5 miles per second its high enough above our atmosphere that light from space can be seen better than telescopes on earth. For instance,  just yesterday Hubble detected off-kilter halos around nearby galaxies.
Check out the incredible gallery of images from the Hubble Telescope in the Hubble Gallery.
If the footage from Hubble piques your interest enough that you want to study astronomy there are some fun, easy and affordable ways to do it!
Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing – Astronomy (Greek  for ‘star arranging’). 
1 – Start studying!
Here are some great astronomy learning resources that can be found on You can get great deals on gift cards if you win them on‘s penny auctions!

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NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe by Terence Dickinson, Adolf Schaller and Timothy Ferris (Sep 12, 2006)

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Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners by Terence Dickinson and John Bianchi (Feb 1, 1987)

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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the… by Carolyn Collins Petersen (Jul 18, 2013)

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The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide by Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer (Sep 12, 2008)

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Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by Terence Dickinson (Sep 6, 2012)