I admit it. For a long time during my enthusiasm for astronomy, I had a hard time wrapping my head around terms such as the ecliptic. 

The September issue of Sky & Telescope magazine re-boots a column originally named Beginners Page. It started with the inaugural issue, only to fade away. The column, renamed as Beginner’s Space, is exactly that, a column for beginners, or folks like me, who find certain concepts challenging. 

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