Articles

How does one behave on the observing field? What's the best way to observe a meteor shower? What is an occultation, and why is it important to observe? This section contains articles written to answer many questions people have about astronomy.

Sometimes we get articles that are time-sensitive and need to be posted for a short period of time. Sometimes we get articles that don't fit the usual categories we put articles into. You'll find both kinds of articles here.

Observing Reports are articles about trips to dark sky sites, star parties, public events, astronomical events that we have witnessed or imaged - if we were outside and saw something that we think you might find interesting it'll be posted here. This is also where you'll see the very latest images from our pool of talented and hard-working astrophotographers.

When it comes to Astronomy related equipment and software, everyone has their favorite (or dream) setup. Another thing that amateur astronomers are certain to have is an opinion. Here you can read articles about equipment and software that our astronomers have used and tested. Even if you're not looking to find out anything in particular, product reviews are often a fun read.

Sometimes we get articles that are time-sensitive and need to be posted for a short period of time. Sometimes we get articles that don't fit the usual categories we put articles into. You'll find both kinds of articles here.

Here you will find articles relating to programs that the SFAAA has developed to benefit its membership, such as the loaner telescope program.

These are public events sponsored by the SFAAA.

Articles about the South Florida Amateur Astronomers

Here is where we gather together astronomy related news from all over the web in one spot for your reading, listening and viewing pleasure.  We hope that you gain as much from browsing this stuff as we do.

Hello, and welcome to "Ask An Amateur Astronomer".

Ask An Amateur Astronomer is an idea we have developed in our association in order to answer questions from the general public. Wether you are an expert or just getting started, no question is too big or too small. If we don't know the answer, we will work to find the right source to answer your question. If you are a student, a teacher or simply curious about astronomy, send us your questions. We will make our best effort to return to you with an answer in a short period of time.

Best of all, it's completely free!

Note
Just remember, we are a club where people who share a passion for the universe get together to have a good time. We are not a professional organization, we do not represent NASA or any educational institution, scientific organization or any professional astronomy group.

Want to ask a question?  Just click here!

Go to top