Glenn Chaple's observing basics: Reap the awards of amateur astronomy
April 2008: Certificates of achievement can provide insentive for any stargazer to go outside.
Ah, the rewards of stargazing! Cool,fresh night air. A soothing chorus of crickets in a nearby meadow. Overhead, a canopy of sparkling stars. A starlit evening's serenity does much to alleviate the stress of everyday life. We return indoors with a welcome feeling of renewal.