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If the Internet has as many astronomy resources as there are stars in the sky, then think of the Astronomy Web Guide as your map to the best and brightest. Whether you're looking for planetary data, celestial gifts or fellow star seekers, we'll help you navigate the heavenly sphere of astronomy-related sites and tools on the Web.

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History of Astronomy

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Astronomy Pictures

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Buying Telescopes, Binoculars and Cameras

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Finding Constellations, Planets and Objects in the Night Sky

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Astronomy Clubs and Associations

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Astronomy News

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Volunteering in Astronomy

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Astronomy Gifts

For years, friends and family of astronomy buffs were limited to museum emporia and shopping mall novelty stores for celestial gift ideas. Thanks to the Internet, a variety of astronomy gifts are just a click away.

Insights for Astronomy Gifts

  • Astronomers at all levels tend to be very picky about their stargazing equipment. Make sure you do some research before buying them any sky-watching tools.
  • Mega marketplaces like eBay and Amazon are good places to find astronomy books, DVDs and other media. Keep in mind whether your astronomy buff has a preference for "theoretical" (astrophysics) or "observational" (stargazing) astronomy. For the latter, a sky atlas might be a better choice than a NOVA documentary.
  • Most observatories and museums have gift shops on their Web sites, but the merchandise is nearly always overpriced. As a general rule, only browse here to get ideas, but make your purchase elsewhere.

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