Optical Telescopes Part I

The beginning of modern astronomy is often linked to Galileo building his first telescope in 1609 — roughly 400 years ago! While he was not the first person to use a telescope, Galileo made many fascinating discoveries, ultimately revealing that … Continue reading

How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Dobsonian Mounts

Dobsonian telescope mounts are commonly used for reflecting telescopes or Newtonian telescopes. Learn about Dobsonian mounts for telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales … Continue reading

How to Use Telescopes : Planetarium Software & Telescope Viewing

Planetarium software for telescope users and lay astronomers help viewers explore the sky. Learn about planetarium programs that help local telescope viewers from an observatory director in this free astronomy video. Expert: Rocky Alvey & Billy Teets Bio: Rocky Alvey … Continue reading

Astronomy vs Astrology

Science & Reason: http://tinyurl.com/ScienceReason Astronomy vs Astrology – Best of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (Part 15) — Please subscribe to Science & Reason: • http://www.youtube.com/Best0fScience • http://www.youtube.com/ScienceMagazine • http://www.youtube.com/ScienceTV • http://www.youtube.com/FFreeThinker • http://www.youtube.com/SagansCosmos — BEST OF CARL SAGAN’S “COSMOS”: 1) 10 … Continue reading

Astronomy Software

Science video on Mars presenting VRMars Astronomy Software. The video shows panoramas and images, including the “Whale” panorama and Martian sunset, taken by NASA’s Mars Rover Spirit during the Mars Rover Mission. The video was created with the use of … Continue reading

Radio Telescopes

The Sun and stars emits radio waves — not just visible and infrared light. In the 1930s, Karl Jansky built the first devise to “listen” to the sun, collecting radio waves from far off stars and focusing them onto a … Continue reading

Creation Astronomy Propaganda Debunked 02

In this episode, we’ll look at a couple of bogus attempts to undermine science related to Lunar and Solar astrophysics. I apologise for the somewhat erratic sound/volume in this video. I did not record it all in one go, and … Continue reading

2012 Questions: NASA Astronomer Responds to Conspiracy Theorists

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/24/David_Morrison_Surviving_2012_and_Other_Cosmic_Disasters NASA scientist David Morrison shares some of the most outrageous questions and comments he has received regarding 2012 and Nibiru (“Planet X”) conspiracies. One of his favorites? “I am getting tired of all the CIA and … Continue reading

Amateur Astronomy Sky this Week for May 30 to June 5, 2010

The asteroid Ceres passes through Messier 8 the lagoon nebula on Monday and Tuesday evening — photo op! Only 3 hours and 17 minutes of astronomical darkness on Saturday evening. Not many mosquitoes yet fortunately. Comet C2008 R1 (McNaught) is … Continue reading

How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Reflecting Telescopes

A reflecting telescope should only be used for night sky viewing. Discover the difference between reflecting and refracting telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Free Astronomy Software

http://live.pirillo.com – Even if you’re not really “in to” Astronomy, you really have to check this out. The things you will see are just amazing. Go ahead… I dare you. Open your eyes, broaden your horizons. You never know what’s … Continue reading

How to Use Telescopes : How to Align Telescopes on Equatorial Mounts

Telescopes should be aligned on equatorial mounts, often centering on the North Star, to ease following celestial bodies over time. Align Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes with an observatory director in this free astronomy video. Expert: Rocky Alvey & Billy Teets Bio: Rocky … Continue reading

How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Composite Telescopes

Composite telescopes have greater focal lengths and more compact designs than standard telescopes. Find out how composite telescopes differ from other telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has … Continue reading

How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Refracting Telescopes

A refracting telescope is the most common kind of telescope. Discover the difference between refracting and reflecting telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 6/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 6/2010] — Please subscribe to: • http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceMagazine • http://www.YouTube.com/Best0fScience — ► A Sun Halo Over Cambodia Have you ever seen a halo around the Sun? This fairly common sight occurs when high thin … Continue reading

NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/nova/telescope William Herschel often gets the credit, but his sister Caroline was also a pioneer astronomer. For more, watch NOVA’s Hunting the Edge of Space airing April 6 and 13 on PBS. http://www.pbs.org/nova/telescope Hunting the Edge of Space produced for … Continue reading

SOLAR STORMS, a talk with Astronomer Sten Odenwald pt.1.mp4

Part 1 in a series explaining how solar storms impact the Earth. This episode recounts disasters linked to solar storms. Astronomy. NASA. Sun. Duration : 0:9:16 … Continue reading

Astronomy for Amateurs

http://lgno.me/cJmip0 – http://lgno.me/aNiqPm – During our open mic session at the last Gnomedex, my good friend Derek Miller came up on stage to show off some backyard Astronomy that his Dad has done. Derek reminds us all that you don’t … Continue reading

Spitzer Space Telescope: The Musical

A singing NASA supervisor uses song to explain about NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, and how infrared astronomy differs from visible-light telescopes like Hubble. Starring Danny Tieger (“My Universe Revolves Around You”), Buffy Henshaw (“Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide”), and … Continue reading

Astronomy in the Tetons

Headed south and managed to find a great secluded spot for astro in the Tetons. Friday 21th Aug 2009 After much thought of whether to head onto Butte or back to Great Falls, Falls won, simply as I new the … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Day [Week 5/2010] — Please subscribe to: • http://www.YouTube.com/ScienceMagazine • http://www.YouTube.com/Best0fScience — ► Stardust in Perseus This cosmic expanse of dust, gas, and stars covers close to three degrees on the sky in the heroic … Continue reading

Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet

Hubblecast 22: Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by … Continue reading

The Actual Astronomy of 2012 – Absolutely Amazing! (In HiQ)

All my 2012 essays are here: http://www.infinitelymystical.com/2012-essays.html Since the Maya calendar and mythology are both based on the underlying astronomy, it can be very helpful to understand this astronomy. This is fun and easy to do as long as we … Continue reading

Hubble’s Successor: The James Webb Space Telescope

Science@ESA (Episode 4): Following The Redshift (Part 2) – Hubble’s Successor: The James Webb Space Telescope. In this fourth episode of the Science@ESA vodcast series Rebecca Barnes will identify some of the key discoveries achieved with the famous Hubble Space … Continue reading

Ancient Astronomy

Ancient Astronomy – Best Of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos (Part 17) — Subscribe to Science & Reason: • http://www.youtube.com/Best0fScience • http://www.youtube.com/SagansCosmos • http://www.youtube.com/FFreeThinker — BEST OF CARL SAGAN’S “COSMOS”: 1) 10 Years After: Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan Reflect: 2) Lost … Continue reading

How to Buy a Telescope : What to Look for in First Telescope

A discussion of what make the best first telescope. Learn buying tips for telescopes in this free home astronomy equipment video from a telescope designer and manufacturer. Expert: Bill Burgess Bio: Bill Burgess is the owner and founder of Burgess … Continue reading

NASA Astronomy Pictures Of The Week [3/2010]

NASA Astronomy Pictures of the Week (3/2010). — • http://www.youtube.com/Best0fScience • http://www.youtube.com/ScienceMagazine — ► Eclipse over the Temple of Poseidon The Moon moved to partly block the Sun for a few minutes last week as a partial solar eclipse became … Continue reading

Velikovsky, Hero or Villain? Plasma Cosmology Astronomy

Velikovsky revisited, again. Dr Immanuel Velikovsky, Hero or Villain? Plasma Cosmology Astronomy Carl Sagan Cosmology Space Electricity in space Electric Universe Wal Thornhill Dave Talbott Don Scott Petroglyphs rock art dragons and serpents celtic art spirals mythology myth plasma toruses … Continue reading

Up Close Footage of the Moon 9/8/08 – Nexstar 8 Telescope

How often do you get to see the moon this close up?? This is some footage I got last night, 9/8/08 of the moon. My Nexstar 8 telescope was magnifying the moon 120x, allowing the craters of the Northeastern and … Continue reading

Creation Astronomy Propaganda Debunked 01

The pilot episode of ‘CrAP Debunked’. If you liked this video, please help to spread it. Various images/videos produced by ESA/NASA/ESO. Errata: 1. The phrase “Infinite volume hypothesis” is incorrect here. I meant to say either “Infinite density hypothesis” or … Continue reading

VISTA – The World’s Most Powerful Survey Telescope

ESOcast 12: VISTA – A Pioneering New Survey Telescope Starts Work. VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a new telescope that has just started work at ESOs Paranal Observatory in Chile and has made its first … Continue reading

The Actual Astronomy of 2012 – Absolutely Amazing!

All my 2012 essays are here: http://www.infinitelymystical.com/2012-essays.html Since the Maya calendar and mythology are both based on the underlying astronomy, it can be very helpful to understand this astronomy. This is fun and easy to do as long as we … Continue reading

NASA – Whats Up for April 2009

Whats Up for April? Did you know you can see other galaxies through modest telescopes or binoculars? Well you can! Hello and welcome. I’m Jane Houston Jones at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California During 2009, were celebrating International … Continue reading