Some Finer Things of Life

A young professional resident of the Washington, DC metro area shares some of the finer things she encounters around her. The finer things in her life include a love of cooking and all things food as well as travel and adventure, be it local, regional, or further afield.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Evening under the stars


The sky is above us every day. With the internet, there are many resources to help us learn both the more familiar and well-known constellations as well as more advanced stargazing. Super cheap and quite fun, head to an unlit park with some friends or family after dark and enjoy the stars. No fancy equipment needed, particularly for beginners.

Stardate is both a radio program and a website that provides weekly highlights for the night sky.

Stardate also has a primer with suggestions for beginners.

One of my favorite resources is Starmaps. Here you can find monthly evening sky 'pdfs' that clearly outline what you will see when you look up.

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