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A Primer 
for Beginning Astronomers

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As a service to the Astronomical Community, the American Association of Amateur Astronomers is providing at cost, the pamphlet A Primer for the Beginning Astronomer. This eight page booklet by John Barra of the Peoria Astronomical Society covers everything from learning the sky, the constellations, and how to use your telescope, to star hopping and planning an observing session. It even contains a handy observing log that can be used for all AL observing programs.

To obtain your copy, send a SASE with $.37 postage and one dollar in cash to:

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If you need more than one copy, send a check made payable to the AAAA for $1.25 for each copy needed. Postage is included with this price. Clear skies.

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A Packet of Observing Programs 
from the Astronomical League

Binocular Messier Club
Deep Sky Binocular Club
Double Star Club
Lunar Club
Urban Club
Observing Log

A Packet of Observing Programs 
 from the Astronomical League

Five of the most popular of the AL's observing programs, in one convenient packet, plus an observing form you can photocopy.

Also includes the AAAA Special Publication A Primer for the Beginning Astronomer.

The price per packet from AstroMax is $5.00  

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Observing is the Heart of Amateur Astronomy

With the observing programs and observing form the AAAA has assembled in this convenient packet you can get started right away. If you already have a telescope, the Lunar Club might be a great place to start, right from your own back yard. If you live in a light polluted city, then you can begin work on the Urban club, which contains a list of the 100 brightest and easiest to find double stars and deep sky objects, including many of the Messier objects. The Urban Club is also a good list of easy objects for beginners and to show off at public star parties. The Double Star Club is a good list for city based astronomers, too. If you have easy access to a dark-sky observing location, start on the Binocular Messier Club and then the Binocular Deep-Sky Club.

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