Best All-Around Introductory Books
- The Stars – A New Way to See Them by H. A. Rey
- Turn Left at Orion (get the latest version)
- The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide by Harvard Pennington
Best Set of Star Charts - Beginners
- Nightwatch by Terrence Dickinson - Available at RCA Sales Table
- Wil Tirion’s Bright Star Atlas 2000.0, Willmann-Bell, Inc. P. O. Box 35025 Richmond , VA 23235
Best Beginning Observing Programs
- Astronomical League Lunar Observing Program
- Astronomical League Sky Puppy Observing Program
- Astronomical League Constellation Hunter Program
- Astronomical League Binocular Messier Program
- Astronomical League Messier Observing Program
Best Monthly Magazines
- “Sky & Telescope” Magazine - available at a discount from RCA!
- “Astronomy” Magazine - available at a discount from RCA!
- "Astronomy Technology Today" Magazine
- "Amateur Astronomy" Magazine
- "Astro Photo Insight" Magazine
- "Star Date Online" Magazine
Super Astronomy Web Sites
The 5 absolute musts to support your astronomy enjoyment
- A good light-gathering telescope on a solid/heavy mount or tripod.
- A good reference book.
- A Telrad type finder scope.
- A red flashlight.
- Star charts appropriate to the skill level.