Astronomy Links

Books

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

Publications

Sky and Telescope Magazine

Astronomy Magazine

Manuals

Sky Commander User’s Manual

Software

Starry Night for Windows ($$$)

Stellarium for Windows, Mac, & Linux (free)

Google Sky (free)

SkyView for iOS (free)

Red Screen for electronic devices

Red Screen for Windows (free)

RedScreen for Mac (free)

iPhone Red Filter for iOS (free)

Rubylith Red Mask Film ($)

Gear

Meade

Orion

Celestron

TeleVue Optics

For Kids!

At Home Astronomy

Nearby Astronomy Clubs

Catawba Valley Astronomy Club

Cleveland County Astronomical Society

Astronomical Society of Rowan County

Astronomy Club of Asheville

Piedmont Amateur Astronomers

Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

Greensboro Astronomy Club

Forsyth Astronomical Society

Carolina Skies Astronomy Club

Carolina Skygazers

Midlands Astronomy Club

Bays Mountain Astronomy Club

Raleigh Astronomy Club

Star Parties/Conventions

Sky and Telescope Magazines Star Party List

Winter Star Party - West Summerland Key, FL - February

Staunton River Star Party - Scottsburg, VA - October

Southern Star Astronomical Convention - Little Switzerland, NC - April

Northeast Astronomy Forum and Telescope Show - Suffern, NY - May

Stellafane Convention - Springfield, Vermont - August

Almost Heaven Star Party - Spruce Knob, WV - August

Black Forest Star Party - Coudersport, PA - Aug/Sep

Peach State Star Gaze - Augusta, GA - October

Chiefland Star Party - Chiefland, FL - November