What is Star Gazing?

Star gazing is an activity of observing the stars and other stellar objects (planets, comets, meteorites) in the night sky. It is an activity that can be done any time of the year, and can be enjoyed by couples, families, a group of friends, or alone. It can be done almost anywhere and you don’t need any special equipment to start.

All that is needed is a clear night away from the bright lights of a city. It may be helpful, however, to have a star chart or a book about star gazing and the constellations available. You can also use an app on your mobile or tablet. Google Sky is a good place to start.  You might even purchase a telescope, allowing you to see more distant stars and planets with ease.