Join Tony and friends for the inaugural hangout dedicated to amateur astronomy! Each week, Tony Darnell, Adam (Synergy) Smith and John Suffill will share with you knowledge, expertise and advice on owning telescopes and getting familiar with the night sky.
Please join us each week to explore this amazing and interesting hobby!
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What Telescope Accessories Do You Need?
So now you have a telescope, what telescope accessories do you need for it?Most telescopes, when you buy them, unbox them and take stock of what came with them, you notice you probably one got one eyepiece. That will get you started in the beginning and will probably let you learn your new telescope and see a few things with it, but you can dramatically increase its usefulness with a few, well-thought-out items.In this hangout, Tony Darnell, John Suffill and Adam "Synergy" Smith will discuss the ones they think you need, and what to avoid.
Eclipse 2017 is almost here! How should you view it?
One of the most highly anticipated solar eclipses is happening this year, August 21. What can you expect? How can you safely watch it?There are so many ways to enjoy a solar eclipse and this one is going to be one of the best in a long time. In this hangout, we will explore and discuss some of the ways you can get involved and safely watch the eclipse. It will be visible across the entire United States, but others in the U.K. and Europe can get in on the action too!Join us and let's talk about the Sun!Download the Eyes on the Solar System App from NASA:
https://eyes.nasa.gov/Try out Harvard's Eclipse 2017 App for Android and iPhone:
Telescope Mounts and Eyepieces
Are you confused about the purpose of telescope mounts? What about eyepieces? What are they for? Watch today's hangout to learn more!As with any hobby, there's never any shortage of choices for accessories and amateur astronomy is no different. There are mount designs galore to choose from, but which ones are best?Eyepieces are also plentiful, they are so important that they can give you the best views you've ever had through your telescope or ruin you night completely. But which ones should you own?In this hangout, Tony Darnell, Adam (Synergy) Smith and John Suffill help you navigate these issues. Learn about the best eyepieces for observing the planets, deep-sky objects and more. We'll also go into the topic of field of view and magnification.
Refractors vs Reflectors: Which one is best?
In the programming world, it's spaces vs tabs. In amateur astronomy, the never-ending debate is: Refractors vs Reflectors.Which one is best? What can you see from each type of telescope?Why are refractors so expensive for their size? How come reflectors can see so much more of the night sky than refractors?If you have ever asked any of these questions, you need to check out this episode of Telescope Talk, the premier show for learning about telescopes, accessories and the wonderful and fulfilling hobby of amateur astronomy.Each week, Adam Smith, John Suffill and Tony Darnell take you on a journey to help you find the perfect telescope for you and your burgeoning interest in the night sky.
Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy
Want to learn more about amateur astronomy? What telescopes and equipment should you get? How do you get started in this amazing hobby?Join us for the inaugural hangout dedicated to amateur astronomy! Each week amateur astronomy experts, Tony Darnell, Adam (Synergy) Smith and John Suffill will share with you knowledge, expertise and advice on owning telescopes and getting familiar with the night sky.Please join us each week to explore this amazing and interesting hobby!
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