Are you new to Astronomy as a hobby or subject? Looking for like-minded people to show you the ropes? Here are some resources to get you started.
If you’re in secondary school, Junior College or Polytechnic, joining a school club will be the best way to start. As people are all your peers, you would be spending time learning together without any fear. Many of our writers were former committee members in their school clubs before joining AstronomySG. There will also be opportunities to meet people from other schools through our annual School Astronomy Networking Dinner and other events.
If you’re not yet in secondary school, or your school doesn’t have an Astronomy club, you can join one of the many public Astronomy clubs and stargazing sessions! The volunteers at all these clubs are incredibly friendly. They are always willing to share tips about how to view the night sky, teach you how to use a telescope, and generally introduce you to the world of Observational Astronomy.
The internet has been a blessing to the scholars of the world. Resources are abundant online and here are some of our favourites.
Crash Course Astronomy
We absolutely consider ourselves’ as nerdfighters so of course this would be here. Crash Course is a channel that helps millions of student with subjects from Chemistry to History. This series, presented by Phil Plait a former NASA computer scientist, will bring you through a journey from our Solar System to the far reaches of the universe.
Started by Sal Khan to help students with Mathematical concepts, Khan Academy has become the go-to resource for students around the world struggling with school. This short course focuses more on Cosmology and covers topics from the scale of the universe to the moon phases. As astronomy is deeply tied to the understanding of the physical world, you should also explore the Physics course.
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Astronomy is a small but tight knit family. People are always welcoming to anyone interested in learning more. If you have any question we will be more than willing to help.