Believe it or not, this is the most asked question I hear. Many people don’t understand the difference. In ancient times, they were considered one and the same. Astrology is a practice of using the locations of the planets to look into a person's personality or predict the future. Many people hesitate to get involved with astronomy because they believe it requires expensive equipment. The only thing you really need to enjoy the night sky is your eyes, a dark viewing location, and some patience.