Look Up

The beauty of the night sky is almost unmatched. Stargazing is one of the best viewing experiences you can get. Marvelling at just what else could be out there is a thriller by itself. The age-old question “Does there really exist life somewhere that isn’t on Earth?” remains to be open to interpretation and the debate really might never stop. For one thing, the known universe only a small fraction of what we know.

As far as we’re concerned, the universe remains to be an infinite empty void, but this void is populated. Maybe not with other lifeforms that we know of yet, but our galaxy isn’t the only one out there. Just like the Milky Way, there are galaxies upon galaxies that continue to span across the whole universe and our technology isn’t capable of being able to see anything else. Just what else could be out there? A question that doesn’t seem like it’s going to see a conclusion any time soon, but one thing can be said and that’s that stargazing is still an amazing pastime and one to share with both your family and friends. You’ll need to take some astronomy 101: the basics to get your beginner’s journey started if you think astronomy is right up your alley.

The start of your journey into the vast void of space will start with the purchase of your first telescope. It forms the very crux of stargazing and without one, you won’t see much except the night sky which is often polluted by the light in our cities making it impossible to see anything more than a dot in the sky. Other things to consider when starting your astronomy and stargazing is to have a power bank on you, since you can expect to spend a lot of time outdoors.