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!

Observing the Night Sky w Kelly Beatty of Sky Telescope

24th Jul, 2019 - 1852 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The hobby of amateur astronomy has been a major part of my life, I've been observing since I was in high school and accompanying me throughout these years on my journey

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.

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.

The PANOPTES Project Measure Exoplanets from Your Backyard

18th Apr, 2019 - 1068 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB 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 - 1870 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB 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

Adaptive Optics at the Extremely Large Telescope

10th Apr, 2019 - 2145 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The Extremely Large Telescope is a 40 meter segmented primary mirror telescope being built right now high in the mountains of Chile. The telescope will become the large