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 32 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Winter Night Skies: The Best Time of the Year!

20th Dec, 2017 - 2.5k views

As we approach the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, we talk about some of the best things you can see all year! Join us for the last Deep Astronomy Hangout of 2017 and let's talk about the wonders of the night sky during the l

What's So Great About Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes?

6th Mar, 2018 - 4.6k views

Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes are among the most popular telescopes among amateur astronomers and have been around for decades in the commercial market.

What You Need to take Images Through Your Telescope

24th Jan, 2018 - 2.7k views

So, you want to take images with your telescope? Watch this hangout and we'll tell you what you need to get started! Taking images through your telescope is perhaps one of the hardest things you can do. It is an advanced activity that usually nee

What is a Star Party? (and is there any beer?)

25th Sep, 2018 - 876 views

Main Chat on Discord: https://discord.gg/nqGpvtK Have you ever been to a star party? Ever wonder what goes on there? Is "what happens at the star party stays at the star party" true? Join us as we talk about all things amateur astronomy and get a

Top 5 Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy Under $500

7th Nov, 2017 - 12.8k views

Looking to buy your first telescope? This hangout will let you know the best telescopes for under $500 Looking to get started in amateur astronomy but are confused about the telescope to start off with? Our advice has always been to never spend m

The Thirty Meter Telescope TMT

3rd Dec, 2018 - 1.8k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The largest ground-based telescope is now being built on the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a new class of extremely large telescopes t

The Square Kilometer Array: The Worlds Largest Radio Telescope

17th Sep, 2018 - 1.5k views

Welcome to our inaugural Telescope Talk - Professsional Version Hangout! Today we learn about the Square Kilometer array being built in South Africa and Western Australia The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to buil

The Search for Dark Energy w DES DECAM

14th Jan, 2019 - 1.3k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB There are multiple searches underway to try and find the characteristics of the stuff that is causing the universe to accelerate as it expands. Astronomers call this st

The Giant Magellan Telescope GMT

21st Jan, 2019 - 2.1k views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The Giant Magellan Telescope will be one member of the next class of giant ground-based telescopes that promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the unive

The Exolife Finder Telescope ELF Update

5th Feb, 2019 - 1.4k 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

The Event Horizon Telescope EHT

18th Dec, 2018 - 3.2k views

Did you know there is an effort underway to actually see the event horizon of a black hole?

The Event Horizon Telescope EHT

18th Dec, 2018 - 966 views

NEW STREAM: GO HERE INSTEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J02ph1Jd1Q Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB Did you know there is an effort underway to actually see the event horizon of a black hole? Ri