Which telescope should you buy? Let's examine the different types of telescopes that you might purchase—to help you select the telescope that's best for you.
Featured Astronomy Articles
Here are highlights of the Harvest Moon for September 2014. The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Video
Learn about August's Full Moon, folklore and facts. Watch the Sturgeon Moon video!
See which eclipses will be visible across North America. See 2014 and 2015 Eclipse Dates.
Moon Question of the Day
Where did the names of the days of the week come from?
Moon Folklore of the Day
If the new Moon stands on its points, expect precipitation to spill out.
Northern Lights Tour!
Join the Almanac for the Northern Lights Tour in March, 2015! See the itinerary and learn more here.
Sky Maps (Star Chart)
Get free Sky Maps (Star Charts) to find your way around the night sky—printable, too!
See Sky Maps for August.
Catch a star! See meteor showers dates for 2014 —plus viewing tips.
With the Tide Predictions Calculator, find high and low beach tides for any location in the U.S. and Canada for any date.
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