The International Year of Astronomy is finally here. To start the astronomical festivities, you might check out some of the best recent space and astronomy blog posts at the Carnival of Space, hosted this week by Cheap Astronomy. As its name suggests, Cheap Astronomy is about doing and enjoying astronomy without a lot of fancy equipment. The site offers a number of resources and tips to help you do just that.
If you'd like to (literally) hear more about astronomy, check out 365 Days of Astronomy which this year will present a daily podcast on a wide variety of astronomical subjects by a wide variety of speakers. You can listen on the web site or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Yesterday's podcast was an introduction to the series, and today's episode discusses tips for your first telescope.