Quality time with our children and loved ones is invaluable in this day and age. We should all aim to share time with loved ones, as well as friends and acquaintances. Astronomy is a hobby that can be used to promote the goal of spending quality time with family and educate them not only on a very small world, but the universe as well. Whether you believe in the Big Bang Theory or Creation, the universe is an amazing gift filled with awe and beauty. If you used in astrology, you will be amazed at what heaven to offer you in your search to see related constellations and planetary positions throughout the year. This article is intended to promote astronomy as part of a family hobby. I was blessed enough to enjoy as a child and later as an adult.
My Personal Experience
As children, our father introduced all six of us at a young age to “the wonders of astronomy” using binoculars and later, camera photography Heaven near and far objects. The first purchase was 3 “Refrigeration Actor Telescope with two extra lenses. We were awed by the moon, planets, star clusters and constellations seen through this little telescope. It’s not one of us children would not subsequently observe the heavens and place planets, common star clusters and visible to the naked eye and can not name them all right.
Later, our father built 10 “reflector telescope with a long focal length, which took us to new dimensions allow us to see deeper into space with more detail and resolution. He ground hand lens create a concave mirror, rolled tubes, based brackets and telescope mount. After this he added measuring machine and a camera attachment for celestial photography. The heavens were opened up exposing the beauty we all carry in our hearts to this day.
Is Real Quality Time?
Effective quality time can be measured. Are we doing things as a group? Is this a valuable learning experience? Do emotions come into play that can be shared and remembered by all involved? Are you exciting their interest in a way that is obvious and evident? These are evaluation parameters which in this case must be answered with a resounding yes. The beauty and splendor of the universe will charm children and friends. Astronomy will never be wasted investment in either time or money.
Choosing the Right Telescope
If you are going to take you personally and use this as a real opportunity to teach your children and enjoy the reward of embedding lifelong memories will they always remember, then buy a good intermediate grade telescope. There are many manufacturers to choose from when you buy online. Orion makes 4 “and 6” reflector telescope starts at about $ 300.00. It is portable and well-built product that will last for years.
Portability is very important because the quality of time can to the telescope on family excursions to the mountains and deserts. View and later photography (if you upgrade), is better in these places because it is much less ambient light to interfere with viewing and photography. The quality of celestial observations and photographs (time become) very good and will be shared and talked about for years to come.
Finally, I want to impress deeply astronomy family interests will be exceptionally rewarding for you. It will build memories and learning a valuable and everlasting. There are several telescopes in my family. We have all been touched by the beauty of astronomy and the universe. We also share a spiritual attachment derived from many experiences of the group together while camping in the desert and mountains, getting up late at night and see the sky. Photography with attached cameras provide solid memorabilia that when viewed later, return all of these wonderful and enduring memories.