“Not all individuals can become astronomers – but anyone who really desires to can become an astronomy enthusiast. Psalm 19:1 states: ‘The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.’ That declaration is not selective, and the show is for everyone who will see.”
— Ken Fulton, The Light-Hearted Astronomer
Ken Fulton’s book, The Light-Hearted Astronomer, was written to help observers get through the critical first year – the period during which so many would be enthusiasts see their passion for viewing the night sky fizzle out and their telescopes sit unused in the closet.* Despite being published nearly 31 years ago and currently out of print** much of what Ken has to say is still relevant today and the book is worth a read if you haven’t yet had the pleasure.
*Having a telescope sit unused can also happen if you have too many telescopes. Not that I’d know anything about that.
**The book can be found used from a variety of sellers.
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