A Stargazer's Survival Kit

By Steve Dodson, Stargazer Steve

If you would like to introduce Stargazing as an activity for your guests, don't wait for a telescope! There are much more important things to have first, and your budget can be small.

I hope I will be able to help many of you introduce Telescope Making as a related and highly - rewarding activity in the summer. The telescopes you can make with your guests will be much more effective than any telescope you might buy. The recommendations below will greatly increase your guests' enjoyment and your satisfaction when you do get (or make) telescopes.

I used Starry Night to check my predictions of planetary visibility for this article! If you equip yourself as above, you will have spent less than $300.00 and you will be able to make the Universe an open book to your eyes and your mind. Even more important than these items is something that won't cost you a penny - simply remembering to always look up! 

This article was taken from page 20 of NOTO's "The Outfitter" publication, Spring 2004 Issue


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