There are a lot of resources for both beginning and advanced star gazers; below is a small selection of apps, software books and maps.
Apps and software
When coming to watch Jasper's night skies, don't forget your iPhone/iPad, or laptop!
Resources from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada publishes several excellent resources for both beginning and advanced astronomers:
- Star Finder. A simple star map for use in the field.
- Beginner's Observering Guide. An excellent introduction to the night skies.
- Observer's Calendar. Calendar covering major astronomical events throughout the year.
- Observers handbook. A comprehensive annual reference guide to the night skies.
- Skyways. Astronomy handbook for teachers.