This has been a hobby for more than fifty years - well before the first moon landings.

My main telescope - a Meade LX90 SCT

I don’t do so much viewing outside these days mainly
because the skies are so polluted with light from towns and cities, although there are still parts of the UK with dark skies if you are prepared to travel a good distance.


I mainly read a lot about the subject now and have followed courses of study in Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrobiology at the University of Central Lancashire.