Where does the amateur astronomer go to purchase astronomy gear? If not online, most of us would probably head for a nearby optical goods shop. But did you know you can find items that enhance your enjoyment of the hobby in unlikely places? Let’s take some of the cash we saved from last month’s column when we garnered astronomical freebies from the Internet and use it for a backyard astronomer’s shopping trip. First stop: the cosmetics section at the local department store.
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