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I'm usually in favor of linking to the abstract rather than the pdf. On Stack Exchange, chances are good that unless someone is looking for a figure (which should arguably just be in the answer), they're unlikely to read the entire paper; therefore, sending them directly there seems like overkill. Plus, abstracts can provide additional useful information ...


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Ask the Universe Bottom line: emphasize the balance between enthusiasts & professionals: it's not that hard to observe such a large Moon, but if you want to get any more details, better ask professionals and their big toys. "Ask the Universe": come on astro.SE to ask any question about the Universe. And these radiotelescopes are also, in their ...


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Backyard astronomy: "Reflections" The idea is to present astronomy as an activity available to everyone. The Moonrise is exaggerated in size to suggest magnification of even the hobbyist grade equipment like the ones depicted (refractor, reflector and binoculars), the numerous observers represent the helping community of people sharing same passion, and ...


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The following books are ones I've found useful over the years. I should note that many of these books I've used for my classes, and so they contain various levels of mathematics (proofs, etc..). I'll try to give a rating (1=not super rigorous, 2=fairly rigorous, and 3=most rigorous) as to how rigorous they are mathematically speaking. For Astrophysics: 1) ...


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Discover our universe Updated ad: Up on these sites (2019): Physics Chemistry Academia Computer Science Worldbuilding


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You could find your local astronomy club and see if they have "Star Parties" where members bring their telescopes to some dark field once a month or so and show off the universe to anyone who shows up. Everything you see will be something real and meaningful to you in a different way. Be warned, though, that you might get hooked, and end up owning a couple ...


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This is not meant to be a serious answer, so please don't take it like that, but the original question and some of the comments under it reminded me of Andy Friedman's Physics/Math/Astronomy Cheat Sheets, for example (more in the link):               "Astronomy 150" Cheat Sheet #1 for ...


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