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Mr Q

Your Present Age & Age You Started Stargazing?

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Always been interested in space. Mom & Dad bought me a Tasco type scope when I was about 10. It didn't get used much (I still have it though). Got divorced and took early retirement in 2007 then bought a 'proper' scope(s). I'm now 57.

Steve

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Gee, mostly old geezers here....makes me feel right at home:D, I'll be 60 in a month or so. Like most here, had an interest in the sky all my life. Two years ago I bought my first telescope.

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First got interested about 11 I'd say. Built a 8" f/8 Newt in my twenties, had a big gap from about id thirties until a couple of years ago disheartened by London's light pollution and boiling seeing. Now starting again (See sig) and am now 55.

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Became interested when about 29 but didn't get my first scope until early retirement at 58. I'm now 71.

Dave

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23 stargazing for only a couple of years , watching the sky at night & being given a constellations book got me looking upwards .

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I started at 14. Drifted away from Astronomy in my twenties when I got my own place in the middle of town but have back into it over the last three years.

I am 39.

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That's interesting. A lot of us started during pre-teen years and still into the hobby later in life. Shows how rewarding the hobby is.

Wish I had a forum like this one to learn from when I was a kid but that was before the computer age:( All I had were S&T and Astronomy magazines when I got to high school and read them over and over in the school library.

Hope we hear from some youngsters that aren't scared away by all us old geezers:icon_sad:

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Always known the stars, but only recently invested in a scope at the age of 29.

Thanks for making me feel young again SGL! :)

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...Thanks for making me feel young again SGL! :)

....and thanks for making me feel so old!

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I remember when i was little looking up at the skies and looking at the moon through my bedroom curtains when i should have been asleep.Probably about 5 or 6 yrs old.

Im 44 now and still gaze in wonder at our beautiful skies.

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I am 28 and got my first telescope about three years ago. When I became interested I can not remember I always wanted a scope and loved astronomy but can not remember when it started

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Hello and welcome,

I was 8 or 9 and started with 7 x 35 Bins, I made my own 6" newtonian at 14 which i used until I was 19, then i turned to the dark side and stopped for many years before returning with a vengance, I'm now 45 and two out of my brood of four have taken up astronomy.

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I'm 56 now. Been interested since a kid but only got any serious kit a year ago so started at 55.

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I must of been about 8, I went on a camping holiday for the whole summer hols with my Granparents in Scotland (in a split screen VW camper, if only I knew then!!) Only used bins as we couldn't afford a scope back then.

Jump forward 35yrs and my own son is now 8 and luckily we can afford a scope and are enjoying it together, at 43 I should of done it before now!!

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Always was fascinated by the night sky as a kid, but did nothing abut it. Finally bought my first scope this year after borrowing one from a work colleague earlier in the year. Am 36 and now hooked.

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parents bought me a small scope when i was around 7 can only remmember looking at the moon with it, bought my first real scope around 6 years ago. 40 now

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52 now (though I still act like a 12 year old according to the wife!)...been into astronomy since the age of 11. Though took a big break after university to get married and have kids etc etc....Been seriously back into it for the last 6 years.

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Always walked around staring at the sky and remember my dad pointing out satalites and watching a comet through binos at a very young age, through school astromony and physics were my passion but only really started getting into it seriously now at 26 :-) currently considering a course through the open university in astronomy :-)

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