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Video: Star Atlases and Planispheres w/ Wil Tirion

14th May, 2019 - 1461 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.

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Video: Your Sky Tonight The Southern Crab Nebula

10th May, 2019 - 2619 views

Every year, in celebration of another monumental anniversary of observations and discovery, the astronomers operating the Hubble Space Telescope release an annual image highlighting the beauty of our cosmos.

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Video: How to Measure Exoplanet Transit Light Curves w Amateur Telescopes

7th May, 2019 - 1376 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.

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Video: The Hubble Constant Isnt

3rd May, 2019 - 11.5k views

The Big Bang description of our universe is heavily based on mathematical models that do not seem to stand up well to observations. Is the Big Bang Model doomed?

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Video: The Era of Direct Imaging of Exoplanets Has Arrived

25th Apr, 2019 - 6753 views

In this episode, astronomers are finally starting to get direct images of planets around other stars, and not only that, for the first time, ground-based telescopes are actually getting measurements of the atmospheres of these galactic neighbors.

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Video: Was The EHT Black Hole Image a Waste of Time

18th Apr, 2019 - 11.3k views

Was the Event Horizon Telescope Black Hole image a waste of time? Astronomy research has a lot to teach us about our cosmos.