Getting Started in Astronomy Guide

So you've been stargazing and enjoy the stars, now its time to learn more about the stars you are looking at in the nighttime sky.

Sky & Telescope offers free star charts and Moon maps to help get you started in Astronomy. You can get those free downloads at the link below.

They also provide an interactive star map on their website at You can find the link in the upper right hand corner, 

Here is their video on how to use the printed and the interactive star maps.

Sky & Telescope also provides a Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast.  From the podcast you can learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses. You can find the podcast here at

Have a great stargazing adventure!