This little guide will encourage more people to take a greater interest in the sky above them. Even in these light polluted days, much can be seen with the naked eye and a simple telescope is not an expensive item. It is really thrilling to observe the surface of the moon in detail or, using your telescope, study the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus or discover Andromeda, which is a galaxy as immense as our own. Astronomy is not a cold science. The sky and the stars have always captivated man and influenced his emotions as well as his mind.