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Robert Bruce Thompson, co-author of Astronomy Hacks and the recently released Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders, appeared on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate show last week:

Please Explain: How to Be an Amateur Astronomer

Anyone can learn to be an amateur astronomist – even here in New York City, where you often can’t see any stars!

Richard Rosenberg, President of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, tells us about the best spots for stargazing in the city. Bob Thompson, author of The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders, explains the equipment, how to read star charts, and how to locate and identify objects in the night sky.

If you missed the segment, you can listen online! Link

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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