Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Everything About Stargazing

From Thrillist:
The stars are aligning, so to speak. Spring is the optimal time to get back outside and look up at the stars on the regular. On top of that, most of our favorite activities have been taken away by social distancing and widespread stay-at-home orders. You might as well give stargazing a go since all the bars are closed. Stargazing is a bit of a weird hobby to pick up in many ways. At once, it can seem like the barrier to entry is nothing at all and way too much to handle. All you have to do is step outside and tilt your head back. Now, you’re stargazing. But, also, what the hell are you looking at? How could you ever learn enough to get a grasp on what's going on up there? We asked Suresh Sreenivasan, who leads the beginner’s program at the Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS), what you should know to start enjoying the cosmos from your backyard. (Read more.)

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