From the March 2010 issue

What is the number one piece of advice a beginning astronomer needs to receive?

Kyle Norris, Peoria, Arizona
By | Published: March 29, 2010
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I have two “number one” pieces of advice. First, find a mentor — someone well-versed in astronomy who can provide useful guidance. My second tip is to start out slow.