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Geminid Meteor Shower – Best Meteor Shower of the Year

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER – Dec 13th -14th 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower  peaks 4AM, Sunday  12/14/2014 making the dates just before and just afterwards good meteor opportunities.  Hours, 9 PM  through 11Pm -1Am,  after radient rises and before Moonrise are prime viewing Fri., Sat., and Sun. ; Moonrise respectively at 11 PM, 12, AM Sun, 1AM […]

Buying a First Telescope?

AAAP has been helping the public with astronomy questions since 1929.  Bring your questions to us at any of our events or visit us online. See these tips on buying a first telescope: 1. http://www.rocketroberts.com/astro/first.htm 2. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basics/12511616.html 3. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/AboutScopes.pdf 4. http://www.astronomy.com/observing/equipment-use/2004/07/buying-your-first-telescope 5. http://www.astronomy.com/observing/equipment-use/2011/10/how-to-buy-your-first-telescope 6. http://www.iflscience.com/space/beginner-s-telescope-buying-guide