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Getting Started in Astronomy

8 May 2014, 12:29 UTC
Getting Started in Astronomy
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Look Up! See Stars and More!

Astronomy is one of the easiest sciences to learn about. People have been "doing" astronomy since the first stargazers stepped out under a starry sky and looked up. The astronomer Carl Sagan used to say that we are the descendents of stargazers. If our ancestors hadn't looked up and learned to use the sky, the survival of early people and societies would have been much more difficult. It's good for us that the first stargazers learned to use the sky to learn the seasons, and use that knowledge to determine hunting seasons and planting times. Because of their knowledge of the stars, they ate better and birthed more stargazers....Read Full Post

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