Stargazing is a wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. Anyone can join in. Here's how...
Find a dark area away from lights and with a good view of the night sky. After about 10 minutes your eyes will adapt to the dark and you will begin to see many stars. Use a good pair of binoculars to see even more stars and other celestial objects.
The Evening Sky Map
To help find your way around the night sky, Skymaps.com makes available for free* each month The Evening Sky Map -- a 2-page monthly guide to the night skies of the world -- northern and southern hemispheres, and the equatorial regions. Each issue contains a detailed sky map, a monthly sky calendar, and a descriptive list of the best objects to see with binoculars, a telescope, or using just your eyes.
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The Evening Sky Map is suitable for all stargazers including newcomers to astronomy. And, unlike other star charts on the Web, The Evening Sky Map will print clearly on any printer. (Read what others are saying about The Evening Sky Map.)
The Evening Sky Map is ready-to-use and will help you to:
- identify planets, stars and major constellations
- find sparkling star clusters, wispy nebulae & distant galaxies
- locate and follow bright comets across the sky
- learn about the night sky and astronomy
Download Now -- and discover the Universe you live in!
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Skymaps.com Online Store
Want to learn more about the night sky? Perhaps you are looking for a set of fine star charts or wish to learn more about the amazing celestial objects you can see from your own backyard. Or maybe you simply want a great beginner's guide.
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