Given that it’s been cloudy here since May 13 another nice way to explore the sky is with some good reading. Aside from the obvious monthly magazines (which take a month to produce and a day to read) such as Astronomy Magazine or Astronomy Technology Today, there are some really good books out there. For starters, The Backyard Astronomers Guide is one of the most complete “get started” books I have found. It’s written for the layperson and contains a wealth of information. From eyeball More >