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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hubble Space Telescope – Better Than Ever!

The Hubble Space Telescope Is Back – Better Than Ever! The Final Servicing Mission. “Improved Hubble Shows Evidence of Dark Matter” • http://www.youtube.com/user/tdarnell#play/uploads/2/3wluv08tDhU [HD] • http://www.deepastronomy.com/ “When Hubble Opened its New Eyes” • http://www.youtube.com/AndromedasWake • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bytNgT7l8k&fmt=22 [HD] “The Hubble Space … Continue reading

Astronomy Telescopes: Through the Years

The astronomy telescopes are the first tools to grace the hands of astronomers even before there were spaceships, rockets, and astronauts to expose and study the universe. Telescopes were instrumental to the discovery of the different heavenly bodies during the … Continue reading