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Explore the Sky

We're hoping you won't stop with the film and website but will get outside and have a look at the splendors of the night sky for yourself. Here are some tools to help you get started.

Your Sky Tonight

Your Sky Tonight

Your Sky Tonight, our digital star chart can be customized for your date and location; you can even set it to get the most suitable results depending on whether you're observing with the unaided eye, binoculars, or a small telescope.

How To...Videos

"How To..." Videos

The "How-To" videos provide brief introductions to using a star chart, binoculars, a telescope, taking astrophotos, and more.

Observation Guides

Observation Guides

Some basic primers for beginners on observing the night sky, meteor showers, and eclipses of the Moon.

Birthday Stars

Birthday Stars

Find a star whose light left on its way to us the year you were born.