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As with any hobby, amateur astronomy can seem a little intimidating for those who are just beginning. Beginners can have a lot of questions about the astronomy hobby and about astronomy in general. We will be adding more questions and answers as time goes by.

If you have any question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us by e-mail (info@hars.ngo) and we will try our best to answer the question.

Anyone who has a desire to learn about astronomy and earth science can join this club.

No, you don’t need to own a telescope to join this club.

Yes, you can join this club without having any knowledge of astronomy.

We have many interesting program for beginners. You may visit the website for more details.

No. Anyone who is above 5 years old can join this club.

Believe it or not, this is the most asked question that astronomers encounter. Many people do not understand the difference. In ancient times, they were considered one and the same. But the two disciplines were separated during the Age of Reason in the 17th century. Astrology is a practice of using the locations of the planets to look into a person's personality or predict the future. It is not a science and is considered a form of divination. By contrast, astronomy is the scientific study of the universe. Astronomers observe the objects in the night sky to try to determine their composition and learn more about the origin and structure of the universe

Many people hesitate to get involved with astronomy because they believe it requires expensive equipment. The only thing you really need to enjoy the night sky is your eyes, a dark viewing location, and some patience. To get a better look at things, a pair of binoculars can provide a really good look. Many people will be surprised how many more stars and objects they can see with a decent pair 10x binoculars.

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