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 41 videos in "Telescope Talk Hangout" category

Winter Night Skies: The Best Time of the Year!

20th Dec, 2017 - 2606 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 - 5862 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 - 2927 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 - 946 views

Main Chat on Discord: 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 - 13.6K 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 - 2146 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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 - 1841 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 - 1487 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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 PANOPTES Project Measure Exoplanets from Your Backyard

18th Apr, 2019 - 933 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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 - 1662 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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

The Giant Magellan Telescope GMT

21st Jan, 2019 - 2738 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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 - 1928 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: 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