Videos from Telescope Talk Hangout

Telescope Talk is a regular live hangout series dedicated to helping you navigate and engage in the exciting hobby of amateur astronomy. Every other week (on Wednesdays) Tony Darnell, John Suffill, Adam Smith and Alexander Reinders get together to discuss everything you need to know about getting started, buying your first telescope, learning the night sky and so much more! Join us live and ask us your questions or leave comments!

Found 42 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Observing the Night Sky w Kelly Beatty of Sky Telescope

24th Jul, 2019 - 1571 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The hobby of amateur astronomy has been a major part of my life, I've been observing since I was in high school and accompanying me throughout these years on my journey

Star Atlases and Planispheres w/ Wil Tirion

14th May, 2019 - 1399 views

Star atlases are an essential tool for use in amateur astronomy. Although most people use them in digital or App form, there is still room on our bookshelves for some old-school printed maps.

How to Measure Exoplanet Transit Light Curves w Amateur Telescopes

7th May, 2019 - 1206 views

Off the shelf telescopes and cameras for amateur astronomy are now sensitive enough that you can actually measure exoplanets from your backyard! This hangout features a discussion with Jerry Hubbell from Explore Scientific.

The PANOPTES Project Measure Exoplanets from Your Backyard

18th Apr, 2019 - 1021 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Project PANOPTES is a citizen science project that aims to make it easy for anyone to build a low cost, robotiic observatory that can be used to detect transiting exopla

The Large Millimeter Telescope

18th Apr, 2019 - 1815 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB This week's Telescope Talk PRO hangout features science and technology from the Large Millimeter Telescope. Our guests Nat Denigris and David Sanchez will be on hand to

Adaptive Optics at the Extremely Large Telescope

10th Apr, 2019 - 1933 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The Extremely Large Telescope is a 40 meter segmented primary mirror telescope being built right now high in the mountains of Chile. The telescope will become the large

Space Junk Podcast Does New York

5th Apr, 2019 - 906 views

Space Junk Podcast is in New York and ready to some Astronomy. Tomorrow we setup in Times Square to image from one of the most light polluted areas in the world to highlight that the night sky is available to everyone. We're recording an episode of

Astro Imaging from Times Square

3rd Apr, 2019 - 3844 views

Sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Using the Triad filter designed and manufactured by OPT, we'll be imaging the night sky from one of the most light polluted areas in the world: Times Square. The idea is to show that the stars are

Hubble Constant Measurments from Type 1a Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey

21st Mar, 2019 - 1423 views

The Dark Energy Survey looked at 5000 square degrees of the southern skies in an attempt to characterize dark energy but the observations taken are also very useful for supernovae research. By measuring the standard candles known as Type 1a Supernov

Star Forming Where Planet Should be in Mysterious Star System

21st Feb, 2019 - 1821 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Astronomers using the ALMA telescope high in the Chilean Andes have observed a star forming where planets are normally thought to be born. Please join Tony Darnell as h

Telescope Review Celestron Nexstar 5SE

6th Feb, 2019 - 7419 views

Finally getting a chance to review products, something I've always wanted to do. Here I'll tell you what I think of the Celestron Nexstar 5SE telescope. Is it a good first scope? Is it good for advanced amateurs? Watch the Celestron Nexstar 5SE S

The Exolife Finder Telescope ELF Update

5th Feb, 2019 - 2014 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB It's time to check back in with our friends from the PLANETS Foundation to see how things are going with the Exolife Finder Telescope. Don't know what that is? Don't w