The "What telescope should I buy for Christmas" Must watch video
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TOP 10 TIPS: How to Use Celestron Starry Night Software
Get the most out of your FREE Starry Night Software by Simulation Curriculum…included with every Celestron telescope! Simulation Curriculum Ambassador, Dave Farina, demonstrates a few tips and tricks that will help you launch your astronomy hobby to new heights. Soon you’ll understand what makes Starry Night the premier astronomy software on the market. Starry Night Software download link: https://www.starrynight.com/celestron/ TIP #10: Moving Around - 1:38
TIP #9: Changing Date and Time - 2:13
TIP #8: Identifying Objects [HUD] - 2:56
TIP #7: Listen to Audio Tours - 3:20
TIP #6: Display Constellation Figures - 4:00
TIP #5: Finding Objects - 4:45
TIP #4: Zoom In/Out - 5:31
TIP #3: Go There - 5:52
TIP #2: SkyGuide - 6:26
TIP #1: Telescope Control - 7:25
Speaker's Night November 25, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Daniel Siegel, Assistant Professor, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo Gravitational-wave observations have revolutionized astronomy. They represent an entirely new 'messenger' that tells us about enigmatic phenomena in the universe never 'seen' before, such as collisions of neutron stars and black holes. This talk will be a journey to such violent cosmic collisions and explosions. Prof. Daniel Siegel will discuss how we can use gravitational waves and 'light' to learn about them, and how these distant events produce exquisite star dust loaded with heavy elements like silver, platinum, and gold that we find right here on Earth.
Merging Stars and Water on the Moon - Astronomy on Tap - 11/23/2020
How does water survive on the surface of the Moon? What do the mergers of stellar corpses have to do with the calcium in your bones? Join us for an evening of drinks, pub trivia, and astronomical discussion with leading scientists in the field of astrophysics. Bring a beer! Participants: Dr. Casey Honniball is a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She has extensive experience in observing, instrumentation, and telescope operation and is currently conducting a large-scale survey of the mid-IR hydration properties of the lunar surface using the NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility the NASA/DLR Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy. In her free time she enjoys working with horses, self-teaching herself piano, and is currently undergoing a whole kitchen renovation. https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/casey.i.honniball Kishalay De is a finishing PhD student at Caltech. For his thesis, he is using wide-field optical and infrared telescopes at Palomar Observatory to search for exploding dead stars in the Milky Way and in distant galaxies. He enjoys using new instruments and data analysis techniques for his research. Outside of research, he loves cooking, binge-watching shows (Netflix!) and going on long walks around the Pasadena area. https://sites.astro.caltech.edu/~kde/ Dr. Calen Henderson is a staff scientist at IPAC at Caltech where he splits his time working on the NASA Exoplanet Archive and using gravitational microlensing to detect and characterize exoplanets. He is also a classically trained pianist who loves cycling and hiking in the mountains, and who can't get enough of Wingspan during the quarantine. https://www.ipac.caltech.edu/science/... Dr. Cameron Hummels is a postdoctoral fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics at Caltech, using large supercomputers to simulate the formation and evolution of galaxies over the billions of years since the Big Bang. He organizes public education events at Caltech Astronomy, including the LA chapter of Astronomy on Tap. During the lockdown, he's been going on long trail runs in the mountains, improving his Russian language proficiency, and playing online chess. http://chummels.org Other Astronomy on Tap Events:
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What is the best telescope for under $100?
David Fuller from Eyes on the Sky details the problems of certain inexpensive telescopes and why they should be avoided, and why the small tabletop reflectors are a great option to consider - but, with a few important points to remember. But these telescopes are wonderful for young kids, those on a budget, or anyone wanting a decent travel telescope. Other links mentioned in this video: www.eyesonthesky.com Funscope review, part 1: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/articles/orion-funscope-76-review-part-1 Funscope review, part 2: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/articles/orion-funscope-76-review-part-2/ Telescopes On The Sky tutorials: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/tutorials/telescopes-on-the-sky Smartphone camera bracket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwRnwwNQTA Super Simple 2x4 Tripod: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/tutorials/diy/2x4-tripod
The Early History of Astrophotography
Photographing Mars With 8" Dobsonian Telescope
Photographing Mars with an 8" SkyWatcher Dobsonian Telescope. This is my first attempt at photographing the red planet with a simple setup! Be sure to subscribe for more from Amateur Astronomy & Stormchasing! LINKS: -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amateurastronomy_stormchasing/ MUSIC: Sleepy Fish - Velocities https://chll.to/44070400 Leavv - Zenith https://chll.to/19a84f81 Leavv - Aqueduct https://chll.to/5afb5749 Philanthrope, Leavv - What Was Before https://chll.to/9b35a00e #skywatcher #dobsonian #astrophotography
Infinity & Beyond — Episode 12: Cosmic Distances
“Space is big,” wrote Douglas Adams, and he wasn’t kidding. Familiar units of distance, like miles and kilometers, quickly become too unwieldy to use in cosmic discussions. After all, we don’t say the Empire State Building stretches 17,448 inches or describe a bacterium as measuring 0.000001 meter. Instead of ending up with similar “astronomical” figures, scientists use units like light-years, parsecs, and astronomical units to help make sense of it all. Just to get to the Moon, on average, it’s 239,000 miles (384,400 kilometers) — and that’s practically our next-door neighbor. It’s a lot farther than people think! The Sun lies some 93 million miles (150 million km) away, an expanse so large, it forms the basis of our first new unit of distance, conveniently named an astronomical unit, or AU. Astronomers often use this unit to describe distances within solar systems, between planets or companion stars. But even something as big as an astronomical unit isn’t enough for the hugeness of space. The nearest star to us, other than the Sun, is Proxima Centauri, likely part of the Alpha Centauri system. It’s about 267,000 AU away, so astronomers often turn to another unit of measurement: the light-year. This is the distance that light travels in a vacuum for one year: about 6 trillion miles (9 trillion km), or 63,000 AU. Thus, the distance to Proxima Centauri is also 4.22 light-years. In this episode of Infinity & Beyond, join host Abigail Bollenbach as she puts cosmic distances into perspective. Stay up-to-date on the latest space and astronomy news at https://astronomy.com/news. And make sure to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyMag...), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/astronomy.m...), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/AstronomyMag).
Find the "Lawnmower cluster" NGC 663 with an amateur telescope TOTS #4
A step-by-step tutorial showing exactly how to starhop to the beautiful and easily found open cluster NGC 663, an open cluster in Cassiopeia, with a magnified or red dot finder. Starting at the stars Delta and Epsilon Cas in the constellation of Cassiopeia, this video explains how to starhop to this open star cluster that may look like a lawnmower shape to some, along with tips on observing it in a small telescopes from most anywhere except the worst light polluted areas. Link to "Shapes in the Sky" Cassiopeia: https://youtu.be/gUoOQdxJeLY Link to the webpage for this video: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/tutorials/telescope-guides/how-to-find-and-observe-ngc663-tots4 Other nearby objects: Galaxy Messier 31 (TOTS #1): https://youtu.be/7Gkfo1Q_I2s Double star Eta Cas (TOTS #2): https://youtu.be/0ANLAeiI0DU Open Cluster NGC 457 (TOTS #3): https://youtu.be/H9Reuup_HVU
Celestial Objects of Perseus Star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
Perseus is a great constellation to explore if you want to find a variety of celestial objects, including star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. In this video, we will explore objects that can be seen in the boundaries of Perseus. Chapters:
0:00 - Introduction
1:57 - Star Clusters of Perseus (Double Cluster, Alpha Persei Cluster, Messier 34)
4:40 - Nebulae of Perseus (California Nebula, Little Dumbell Nebula, Perseus Molecular Cloud)
9:34 - Galaxies of Perseus (NGC 1023, NGC 1260, NGC 1275 [aka Perseus A], Perseus Cluster of Galaxies)
12:03 - Review of Perseus
14:00 - Photo Attributes LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO: "How to Find Perseus the Hero Constellation"
https://youtu.be/9PXYIL8b0no "Types of Nebula"
https://youtu.be/_cI20mvIV0Q "How to Find Cassiopeia the Queen Constellation"
https://youtu.be/alpyce4tupk "How to Find Andromeda the Chain Woman Constellation"
YOUTUBE CONSTELLATIONS PLAYLIST:
"Stargazing Basics Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SwhAIx0LYDMlofak4Z_4nuH “Circumpolar Constellations Playlist“:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SzCZp1R6IqdhMS-UdM151x_ "Zodiacal Constellations Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2Syr4A86nBvUdMygTh7NtzJM "Stars Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SzR2SiJZSSuFcwmgzkX-g-x "Winter Constellations Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SyJPQYBvnVfQUSK5ma5baFm "Spring Constellations Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SywM0Pt7bOezahCymk4L2YO "Summer Constellations Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SyzZNdRBvw42eRw8lD5du9k "Autumn Constellations Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SzzQZljy3On3KWxAC99LROT "Celestial Objects Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SzESHZzNCe_lxmcrjgsAaCk "Celestial Events Playlist"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2Sw2hTPPAXYefTQFbT02-KWE "Educational Resources for Astronomy"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8pl68pBv2SxGZd_PB3NW9MnhQW8lsiy- "Astronomy on the Big Island of Hawai'i"
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Find the Dragonfly cluster NGC 457 with an amateur telescope TOTS #3
A step-by-step tutorial showing exactly how to starhop to NGC 457 also the Dragonfly Cluster with a magnified or red dot finder. Starting at the star Navi in the constellation of Cassiopeia, this video explains how to starhop to this open star cluster that can look like a dragonfly, owl, or even the alien from the movie "E.T." along with tips on observing it in a small telescopes from most anywhere except the worst light polluted areas. Link to "Shapes in the Sky" Cassiopeia: https://youtu.be/gUoOQdxJeLY Link to the webpage for this video: https://www.eyesonthesky.com/tutorials/telescope-guides/how-to-find-and-observe-ngc457-tots3 Other nearby objects: Galaxy Messier 31 (TOTS #1): https://youtu.be/7Gkfo1Q_I2s Double star Eta Cas (TOTS #2): https://youtu.be/0ANLAeiI0DU #withcaptions
Astronomy Meeting! November 2020 - Astronomical Society of South East Texas
Join our local astronomy club once again for another live stream for the Astronomical Society of South East Texas (ASSET)! We are a non profit group of amateur astronomers from Beaumont, TX and the surrounding communities. Normally we host a once a month meeting at the Beaumont ISD Planetarium but due to the pandemic, we are meeting online from our homes. Join us as we explore the night sky! Facebook Page:
Gravitational lensing: How gravity bends light
Hi Spacecats, I'm Dr Maggie Lieu and welcome to my channel, where you can find all things space, astronomy and physics! In this week's video, I talk the 3 kinds of gravitational lensing - strong lensing, weak lensing and micro lensing Spacemog merchandise:
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Bartelmann 2010 https://arxiv.org/abs/1010.3829 Media credits:
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Scary Halloween | Blue Moon on Halloween 2020
There’s a Blue Moon on October 31st this year, which means that Halloween is about to get extra-spooky! The second full Moon in any month is called a Blue Moon, and it’s especially rare for one to fall on Halloween. We’re celebrating this rare event with a Scary Astronomy stream, including live views of the Halloween Blue Moon (weather permitting).Our frightfully fabulous Educators will talk about spooky celestial objects that are sure to give you chills and the possibilities for life on other worlds. Beware—there won’t be a Blue Moon on Halloween again for another 19 years, so you don’t want to miss out!
What is Adaptive Optics?
Learn why astronomers use the technology called adaptive optics.
Stellina and eVscope: Are They Worth the Money? Space Junk Podcast ep. 75
There is a lot of interest in a new class of telescopes available for amateur astronomers. These telescopes offer extreme ease-of-use while delivering advanced capability to those just entering the hobby of amateur astronomy. In this episode, Dustin Gibson, CEO of OPT Telescopes and Tony Darnell discuss the value of these scopes and the promise they hold for newcomers to the hobby. Follow Dustin on Instagram: @GibsonPics Subscribe to Space Junk Podcast here:
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WIDAR Correlator Circuit Boards at the VLA
Astronomer Rick Perley talks with engineer Brent Carlson from the National Research Council of Canada and NRAO scientist Michael Rupen about the circuit boards for the new WIDAR Correlator at the Very Large Array. (WIDAR is an acronym of Wideband Interferometric Digital ARchitecture.) Discover more about The Very Large Array (VLA) on our website:
https://public.nrao.edu/telescopes/vla/ Take a virtual tour of the observatory and its surroundings:
What Is The Brightest Star In The Sky?
The brightest star in the sky, besides the Sun, is Sirius, also known as the Dog Star or Sirius A, with an apparent magnitude of -1.46. Support us on Patreon and help Cosmoknowledge become the number one destination for science: https://www.patreon.com/cosmoknowledge SUBSCRIBE ► https://goo.gl/PLLFPz
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Listening to Space Images: Ask the Astronomers Live!
What if we converted an image from space to sound? 🎵 Host Phil LaMarr takes us on a journey of converting the Milky Way's sights to sounds with Kim Arcand and Matt Russo at October's #AskTheAstonomersLIVE chat.
Mars Hill Almanac | What's in the sky in October 2020?
Tune in to Mars Hill Almanac to see what's happening in the night sky. Highlights for October include Jupiter and Saturn high in the sky at sunset, Mars approaching opposition on October 13, and Venus visible in the wee hours of the morning. We also look at the constellation Aquarius, the globular star cluster M2 and the gas giant Neptune, which is currently located in Aquarius.