We are two amateur astronomers who have been studying and imaging the night sky for about five years. In our presentation, we have put together a basic introduction to astronomy. We have concentrated on some well-known constellations and the planets, as we feel that this is enough to take in at the moment. Our reason for doing this is that we have found there is very little help available for the novice stargazer. We hope that this presentation will give you some idea of what to look for in the night sky. Also, although we do recommend that you join an astronomical society to further your knowledge, we have found that a beginner can often find it quite frustrating to understand and navigate the night sky with no assistance to help them get started.