Planetary Comparisons — the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City has prepared this guide to basic facts about the planets in our Solar System
Online Astronomy Education — some basic info about planets, stars and other celestial objects, plus a collection of links to fact sheets, lesson plans, and more. Please be aware that some of the links no longer work.
Beginners Guide to Backyard Astronomy – information about observing planets, constellations, meteor showers, using star charts, and choosing equipment such as binoculars and telescopes. Also includes resources for educators.
Guide to Backyard Astronomy — another collection of links to information about stargazing, telescopes, the history of astronomy, and more.
Backyard Astronomy – this site is another great place to get started, with general info and a very good section on choosing binoculars or a telescope for stargazing.
How to Get Started with Astronomy While on a Shoestring Budget — a guide to many useful free resources. Of particular interest may be the links to maps of light pollution and air pollution, and the links to free astronomy instructional videos.