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Podcast Profile: The Actual Astronomy Podcast

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442 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 46 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Join amateur astronomers, Chris and Shane, as they share their experiences of observing the night sky.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Amateur astronomy • Observation tips • Listener emails • Telescopes • Accessories • Public outreach • Solar eclipse • Star parties • Light pollution • Astronomy book recommendations • Monthly observation calendars

"The Actual Astronomy Podcast" features Chris and Shane, two amateur astronomers who delve into their experiences and insights from observing the night sky. This podcast presents a blend of practical advice, observational reports, and discussions that cater to astronomy enthusiasts.

A recurring theme in this podcast is the sharing of useful resources and tips for successful stargazing sessions. Chris and Shane often discuss essential tools and techniques, as well as preventative measures such as avoiding unnecessary purchases and solving common equipment issues. They also shed light on urban astronomy and how to counter the challenges posed by light pollution.

The podcast frequently hosts guests who add depth to conversations. These guests include authors of astronomy-related literature, experts in various astronomical fields, and practitioners who share their unique experiences, such as conducting astronomy outreach or running observatories. Topics can range from globular clusters and double stars to the specifics of planetary nebulae and planetary imaging.

Another major focus is the astronomical phenomena and observational calendars. Each month, episodes are dedicated to discussing what celestial events and objects can be observed in the night sky. This includes noting significant occurrences like solar eclipses, auroras, comets, and the visibility of planets and stars.

Listener engagement is a significant aspect of this podcast. Many episodes involve reading and discussing listener emails, which can include sharing observational experiences, questions, new gear acquisitions, and feedback. This interaction provides a community feel and practical advice from fellow amateur astronomers.

Seasonal changes and their effects on observing practices are also covered, with tips on preparing for various weather conditions and how to continue engaging with astronomy during less favorable seasons, particularly the cold months.

In essence, "The Actual Astronomy Podcast" offers a comprehensive outlook on amateur astronomy, blending practical advice, community interaction, expert discussions, and a focus on both regular and rare astronomical events to keep its audience informed and engaged.


Episodes:
#440 - Resources For Astronomy
2024-Jul-15
47 minutes
#439 - Changes to the Podcast and Listener Emails
2024-Jul-08
52 minutes
#438 - Observer’s Calendar for July 2024
2024-Jul-01
28 minutes
#437 - Listener Emails
2024-Jun-27
43 minutes
#436 - Stars A Month-by-Month Tour of the Constellations with Mike Lynch
2024-Jun-25
48 minutes
#435 - Don’t Buy That Telescope
2024-Jun-20
42 minutes
#434- Another Telescope, Noctilucent Clouds, and Listener Emails
2024-Jun-17
38 minutes
#433 - Shane’s New Telescope
2024-Jun-13
35 minutes
#432 - The Sherwood Planetarium
2024-Jun-10
57 minutes
#431 - Listener Emails
2024-Jun-06
44 minutes
#430 - Circus at Mokes Lake
2024-Jun-03
57 minutes
#429 - Observer’s Calendar for June 2024
2024-May-30
34 minutes
#428 - More Aurora Observing Reports
2024-May-27
57 minutes
#427 - Rain, Grasslands, Aurora, and Smoke
2024-May-23
50 minutes
#426 - Street Astronomy with Bill Green
2024-May-20
63 minutes
#425 - Mount Fix and Scope Picks
2024-May-16
48 minutes
#424 - Urban Astronomy
2024-May-13
41 minutes
#423 - The Joy of Observing
2024-May-09
64 minutes
#422 - Chris’s Observatory Update
2024-May-06
65 minutes
#421 - Observer’s Calendar for May 2024
2024-May-02
23 minutes
#420 - Overlooked Observing Tips and Techniques
2024-Apr-29
63 minutes
#419 - More Listener Solar Eclipse Observing Reports
2024-Apr-25
19 minutes
#418 -April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse Observing Reports
2024-Apr-22
35 minutes
#417 - Globular Clusters with Peter Jedicke
2024-Apr-18
66 minutes
#416 - Listener Emails
2024-Apr-15
30 minutes
#413 - The Gegenschein and an Oz Star Party Report
2024-Apr-11
51 minutes
#415 - Picking the Right Beer for the April 8th Solar Eclipse
2024-Apr-08
33 minutes
#412 - Light Pollution with Bill McGeeney
2024-Apr-04
60 minutes
#414 - Observer’s Calendar for April 2024
2024-Apr-01
44 minutes
#411 - Double Stars and Some Observations
2024-Mar-28
34 minutes
#410 - The Planetary Nebula of H.D. Curtis
2024-Mar-25
29 minutes
#409 - The Winter Star Party with Mark Radice
2024-Mar-21
63 minutes
#408 - Listener Telescopes and Eyepieces
2024-Mar-18
34 minutes
#407 - Deep Sky Eye Observatory with Tim Doucette
2024-Mar-14
56 minutes
#406 - Getting Through Winter
2024-Mar-11
47 minutes
#405 - Large Telescopes and Planetary Imaging With Damien K
2024-Mar-07
71 minutes
#404 - Observer’s Calendar for March 2024
2024-Mar-04
32 minutes
#403 - Amateur Telescope Making with Tom Otvos
2024-Mar-01
64 minutes
#402 - Aurora Hunting with Vincent Ledvina
2024-Feb-26
59 minutes
#401 - Borg 90FL, Practice Sketching, and Listener Emails
2024-Feb-22
53 minutes
#400 - Listener Emails
2024-Feb-19
47 minutes
#399 - Astronomy Books With Chris Wilcox
2024-Feb-15
69 minutes
#398 - Making Your Own Eyepieces and Other Listener Email
2024-Feb-12
36 minutes
#397 - Getting Started in Astronomy with Special Guest Alejandro E. Hernandez Padilla
2024-Feb-08
58 minutes
#396 - Solar Eclipse Dreams
2024-Feb-05
29 minutes
#394 - Observer’s Calendar for February 2024
2024-Feb-01
45 minutes
#395 - An Asteroid, Comet Images, and Observations
2024-Jan-29
42 minutes
#393 - Astronomy Outreach and Advice for Chris
2024-Jan-25
34 minutes
#392 - What We Do When it’s Too Cold Outside
2024-Jan-22
41 minutes
#391 - Listener’s New Gear
2024-Jan-18
23 minutes
#390 - Naming Asteroids with Peter Jedicke
2024-Jan-15
63 minutes
#389 - New Eyepiece Lines from Takahashi and Masuyama
2024-Jan-11
55 minutes
#388 - SettingUp Our New Telescopes
2024-Jan-08
53 minutes
#387 - Our New Telescopes
2024-Jan-04
54 minutes
#386 - Observer’s Calendar for January 2024
2024-Jan-01
25 minutes
#385 - Matching Telescopes Designs to Object Type
2023-Dec-21
34 minutes
#384 - Observe Jupiter During the Daytime without Any Optics
2023-Dec-18
15 minutes
#383 - Lake and Terrain Effects on Astronomy
2023-Dec-14
53 minutes
#382 - First Light For Chris’s Observatory
2023-Dec-11
43 minutes
#381 - Green Stars? with Dave Chapman
2023-Dec-07
21 minutes
#380 - Stars You Should Know - Southern Skies Edition with Dave Chapman
2023-Dec-04
49 minutes
#379 - Observer’s Calendar for December 2023
2023-Nov-30
27 minutes
#378 - Listener Emails
2023-Nov-27
49 minutes
377 - EQ Mounts vs. Alt/Az Mounts
2023-Nov-23
49 minutes
#376 - All About Achromats
2023-Nov-20
61 minutes
#375 - A Night at the David Dunlap Observatory
2023-Nov-16
37 minutes
#375 - We Finally Observed Together!
2023-Nov-13
57 minutes
#373 - Visiting the Dorner Telescope Museum
2023-Nov-09
43 minutes
#372 - The Goldendale Village
2023-Nov-06
56 minutes
#371 - Observing Sketching From Hawaii with Dr. Cindy Krach
2023-Nov-02
63 minutes
#370 - Observing The Classic Galactic Nebulae List
2023-Oct-30
58 minutes
#369 - Observer’s Calendar November 2023
2023-Oct-26
29 minutes
#368 - Planning For Success
2023-Oct-23
38 minutes
#367 - Observations, Weather Forecast Resources, and Listener Emails
2023-Oct-19
53 minutes
#366 - A Book Review and the Observer’s Calendar
2023-Oct-16
41 minutes
#365 - Annular Eclipse October 14, 2023
2023-Oct-12
39 minutes
#364 - Fall Stars You Should Know with Dave Chapman
2023-Oct-09
45 minutes
#362 - Oddball Accessories
2023-Oct-05
43 minutes
#363 - Observer’s Calendar for October 2023
2023-Oct-02
48 minutes
#361 - More Refreshing Views With Mark Radice
2023-Sep-28
61 minutes
#360 - Observing Last Night
2023-Sep-25
37 minutes
#359 - Listener Emails
2023-Sep-21
27 minutes
#358 - Capricornus Deep Dive
2023-Sep-18
36 minutes
#357 - An Observing Guide to Jupiter and Saturn
2023-Sep-14
37 minutes
#356 - Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars and a Comet Nishimura Observation
2023-Sep-11
57 minutes
#355 - A Tribute to Double Star Observer and Our Friend Blake Nancarrow
2023-Sep-04
24 minutes
#354 - Observer’s Calendar For September 2023
2023-Aug-31
33 minutes
#353 Attending the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party and Other Observations
2023-Aug-28
34 minutes
#352 - Shane’s Grasslands National Park Observing Report & Chris’s Observatory Update
2023-Aug-24
42 minutes
#351 - Our Summer Ketchup Epsiode
2023-Aug-17
26 minutes
#350 - Owning More Than One Telescope With Alister Ling
2023-Aug-15
64 minutes
#349 - All About Binoviewers
2023-Aug-10
48 minutes
#348 - Dave Chapman’s Star You Should Know for Summer
2023-Aug-07
67 minutes
#346 - Telescope Focal Lengths and Ratios
2023-Aug-03
42 minutes
#347 - Objects to observe in August 2023
2023-Jul-31
38 minutes
#345 - Stefan Zietara on Patrick Moore
2023-Jul-27
63 minutes
#344 - Blake’s Beginners Tips #2 Other Stellar Designations with Blake Nancarrow
2023-Jul-24
19 minutes
#343 - Blake’s Beginners Tips #1 It’s all Greek to me with Blake Nancarrow
2023-Jul-20
24 minutes
#341 - The Astronomer’s Workbench with Jerry Oltion Part 2
2023-Jul-17
33 minutes
#341 - The Astronomer’s Workbench with Jerry Oltion Part 1
2023-Jul-13
49 minutes
#340 - A Short Episode on the Planets with Daniel T Andreason
2023-Jul-10
33 minutes
#339 - A Short Episode on Asteroids, Meteoroids, and Comets with Daniel T Andreason
2023-Jul-06
18 minutes
#338 - A Short Episode on Galaxies with Daniel T Andreason
2023-Jul-03
24 minutes
#342 - Objects to Observe in July 2023
2023-Jun-29
35 minutes
#337 - Nebulae With Daniel Andreason
2023-Jun-26
22 minutes
#336 - An Introduction to Stars with Daniel T Andreason
2023-Jun-22
28 minutes
#335 - An Eyepiece Set for Under $200
2023-Jun-19
45 minutes
#334 - Solar Observing
2023-Jun-15
54 minutes
#333 - Carbon Stars with Luca Vanzella
2023-Jun-12
58 minutes
#332 - Listener Emails
2023-Jun-08
32 minutes
#331 - Ultra-Fast Telescope Maker and Visual Observer Mel Bartels
2023-Jun-05
62 minutes
#330 - Objects to Observe in June 2023
2023-Jun-01
25 minutes
#329 - A Solar Eclipse Expedition With Clark Muir
2023-May-29
54 minutes
#328 - How to Use a Star Atlas
2023-May-25
18 minutes
#327 - Carbon Stars, Splitting Sirius B, a Wooden Pier, and Sun Spots
2023-May-22
18 minutes
#326 - Spring Stars You Should Know with Dave Chapman
2023-May-18
50 minutes
#325 - Smashing Telescopes and Astronomical Adventures with Eric Klaszus
2023-May-15
59 minutes
#323 - Observing and Sketching with Berta Beltran
2023-May-11
53 minutes
#322 - A Beginners Guide to Binoculars to Astronomy
2023-May-08
47 minutes
#324 - Objects to Observe in May 2023
2023-May-04
35 minutes
#321 - 3D Printing Binoculars with Analog Sky’s Robert Asumendi
2023-May-01
55 minutes
#320 - Observing Reports From Chris and Shane
2023-Apr-27
46 minutes
#319 - Large Aperture Telescope Observing and Sketching with Howard Banich
2023-Apr-24
57 minutes
#318 - Telescope Shopping in Japan With Justin Lee
2023-Apr-20
53 minutes
#317 - Listener Emails
2023-Apr-17
29 minutes
#316 - The Life of an Astronomy Gear Junkie with Craig Levine
2023-Apr-13
56 minutes
#314 - M51 With Alister Ling
2023-Apr-10
58 minutes
#313 - Spring Observing Plans
2023-Apr-06
27 minutes
#312 - Listener Emails and Observations
2023-Apr-03
25 minutes
#315 - Objects to Observe in April 2023
2023-Mar-30
37 minutes
#311 - Beginner Astronomy Books
2023-Mar-27
55 minutes
#310 - Winter Wide Field Wonders
2023-Mar-23
36 minutes
#309 - Chris Seeks Listener Advice For His Next Telescope Purchase
2023-Mar-20
23 minutes
#308 - Northern Stars You Should Know With Dave Chapman
2023-Mar-16
56 minutes
#307 - Listener Emails
2023-Mar-13
44 minutes
#306 - Observing Lists with Alister Ling
2023-Mar-09
59 minutes
#305 - The Winter Star Party with Mark Radice
2023-Mar-06
59 minutes
#304 - Objects to Observe in March 2023
2023-Mar-01
30 minutes
#303 - History of 100mm Takahashi Refractors
2023-Feb-27
38 minutes
#302 - Nexus Pro Digital Setting Circles
2023-Feb-23
56 minutes
#301 - Listener Emails and “Green” Comet Observations
2023-Feb-20
49 minutes
#300 Part 2 - Live Recording Hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo RASC Centre
2023-Feb-16
60 minutes
#300 Part 1 - Live Recording Hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo RASC Centre
2023-Feb-13
37 minutes
#299 - Light Pollution with special guest Rick Huziak
2023-Feb-09
57 minutes
#298 - Night Vision Astronomy with special guest Dale Eason
2023-Feb-06
60 minutes
#297 - Objects to Observe in February 2023
2023-Feb-02
45 minutes
#296 - Higher Capacity Mounts for Visual Observing
2023-Jan-30
62 minutes
#295 - Reflections of a Newtonian Observer with special guest Mike O’Brien
2023-Jan-26
55 minutes
#294 - Stars You Should Know With Dave Chapman
2023-Jan-23
59 minutes
#293 - How to Observe Comet 2022 E3 ZTF
2023-Jan-19
37 minutes
#292 - Listener Emails and Observations
2023-Jan-16
54 minutes
#291 - Observing in New Zealand
2023-Jan-12
31 minutes
#290 - Listener Questions and Answers
2023-Jan-09
47 minutes
#289 - Holiday Observing and Patreon Support Contest Winners
2023-Jan-05
22 minutes
#288 - A Night at the Lowell Observatory
2023-Jan-02
13 minutes
#287 - Objects to Observe in January 2023
2022-Dec-29
30 minutes
#286 - Observing the Radcliffe Wave with Special Guest Brian Ventrudo
2022-Dec-26
63 minutes
#285 - The 12 Eyepieces of Christmas
2022-Dec-22
46 minutes
#284 - Learning the Night Sky Part 2
2022-Dec-19
18 minutes
#283 - Observing the Mars Occultation
2022-Dec-15
27 minutes
#282 - Tips For Purchasing an Astronomy Property
2022-Dec-12
34 minutes
#281 - Logging Observations Part 2
2022-Dec-08
26 minutes
#280 - Logging Observations Part 1
2022-Dec-05
31 minutes
#279 - Objects to Observe in December 2022
2022-Dec-01
53 minutes
#278 - Mars, Jupiter, & DSO Observing Reports
2022-Nov-28
42 minutes
#277 - Learning the Night Sky
2022-Nov-24
33 minutes
#276 - Schmidt Cassegrains versus Dobsonians
2022-Nov-21
43 minutes
#275 - Listener Observing Reports
2022-Nov-17
40 minutes
#274 - New 85 Degree Pentax Eyepieces
2022-Nov-14
65 minutes
#273 - Pun Contest Conclusion
2022-Nov-11
29 minutes
#272 - ATM-ing with Special Guest Tom Otvos
2022-Nov-07
60 minutes
#271 - Observations and Puns
2022-Nov-03
42 minutes
#270 - Objects to Observe in November 2022
2022-Oct-31
31 minutes
#269 - Telescope Magnification and Field of View
2022-Oct-27
55 minutes
#268 - Lots of Pun Entries and Listener Emails
2022-Oct-24
36 minutes
#267 - Mars Observing Guide
2022-Oct-20
50 minutes
#266 - Mars and Jupiter Observations Plus Listener Emails
2022-Oct-17
39 minutes
#265 - Troubles Seeing Jupiter Details and Other Listener Emails
2022-Oct-13
51 minutes
#264 - Some Observing and Some Sketching
2022-Oct-10
56 minutes
#263 - All About Nebula and Light Pollution Reduction Filters
2022-Oct-06
50 minutes
#262 - Autumn Equinox Sky Camp at Kelling Heath With Mark Radice
2022-Oct-03
65 minutes
#261 - Objects to Observe in October 2022
2022-Sep-29
36 minutes
#260 - Observing Our Closest Star and Distant Stars
2022-Sep-26
37 minutes
#259 - Focusing on Focusers
2022-Sep-22
46 minutes
#258 - Lots of Observing to Talk About
2022-Sep-19
51 minutes
#257 - Mount Kobau Star Party Observing Report
2022-Sep-15
19 minutes
#256 - Listener Observing Reports
2022-Sep-12
34 minutes
#255 - Late Summer Observing Reports
2022-Sep-08
34 minutes
#254 - Focusing on the Messier List
2022-Sep-05
19 minutes
#253 - Objects to Observe in September 2022
2022-Sep-01
28 minutes
#252 - Observing Reports
2022-Aug-29
26 minutes
#251 - Remembering Don Machholz
2022-Aug-25
10 minutes
#250 - Observing Report From the Nebraska Star Party
2022-Aug-22
17 minutes
#249 - Constellation View Binoculars
2022-Aug-18
23 minutes
#248 - Observing Saturn
2022-Aug-15
25 minutes
#247 - Observing Reports
2022-Aug-11
25 minutes
#246 - A Short History of Burnham’s Celestial Handbook and it’s Author
2022-Aug-08
14 minutes
#245 - All About Binocular Mounts
2022-Aug-04
20 minutes
#244 - Objects to Observe in August 2022
2022-Aug-01
23 minutes
#243 - Accessories for Astronomy
2022-Jul-28
26 minutes
#242 - Observing in the Toy Box Constellations
2022-Jul-25
17 minutes
#241 - Catching Up
2022-Jul-21
22 minutes
#240 - Observing the Sun
2022-Jul-18
22 minutes
#239 - Observing Dark Nebula: A Beginner’s Guide
2022-Jul-14
19 minutes
#238 - Surfing the Summer Star Clouds
2022-Jul-11
12 minutes
#237 - Binocular Tour of the Summer Milky Way
2022-Jul-07
15 minutes
#236 - Introduction of ‘Summer Shorts’ Episodes
2022-Jul-04
18 minutes
#235 - Objects to Observe in July 2022
2022-Jun-30
37 minutes
#234 - Conversation With Special Guest Brian Ventrudo
2022-Jun-27
53 minutes
#233 - Scorpius Deep Dive
2022-Jun-23
45 minutes
#232 - Interesting Email Exchanges
2022-Jun-20
51 minutes
#231 - SQM Updates and Other Odds and Ends
2022-Jun-16
55 minutes
#230 - Double Stars with Blake Nancarrow
2022-Jun-13
59 minutes
#229 - Another Listener Email Episode
2022-Jun-09
49 minutes
#228 - Comet Catcher Updates and Observing Reports
2022-Jun-06
46 minutes
#227 -Observation Reports From Grasslands National Park
2022-Jun-02
51 minutes
#226 - Objects to Observe In June 2022
2022-May-30
38 minutes
#225 - Beginner’s Advice
2022-May-26
59 minutes
#224 - Lunar Eclipse Observations
2022-May-23
53 minutes
#223 - All About Binoculars
2022-May-19
55 minutes
#222 - Chris Purchased a Vintage Telescope!
2022-May-16
51 minutes
#221 - All About Reflectors
2022-May-12
49 minutes
#220 - A Couple of Short Observing Reports & A Bunch of Listener Emails
2022-May-09
57 minutes
#218 - New Telescope First Light
2022-May-05
46 minutes
#219 - Objects to Observe in May 2022
2022-May-02
40 minutes
#217 - All About Compound Telescopes
2022-Apr-28
57 minutes
#216 - Details About Shane’s New Refractor and Listener Emails
2022-Apr-25
47 minutes
#215 - All About Refractors!
2022-Apr-21
54 minutes
#214 - Discussing Which Eyepieces to Purchase
2022-Apr-18
59 minutes
#213 - What to Observe in Hydra, Crater, Cancer, Sextants, and Corvus
2022-Apr-14
49 minutes
#212 - Gear Reviews and Sirius B Finally Appears
2022-Apr-11
43 minutes
#211 - Some Light Observing, New Books, and New Gear
2022-Apr-07
49 minutes
#210 - Comet Hunting With Dan Machholz
2022-Apr-04
53 minutes
#209 - Objects to Observe in April 2022
2022-Mar-31
33 minutes
#208 - The Skies Have Cleared!
2022-Mar-28
48 minutes
#207 - Cleaning Optics
2022-Mar-24
39 minutes
#206 - Some Solar Observing and New Books Are On the Way
2022-Mar-21
48 minutes
#205 - More Listener Emails
2022-Mar-17
42 minutes
#204 - Special Guest Don Machholz Discusses the Messier Marathon
2022-Mar-14
47 minutes
#203 - A Discussion About Fr. Lucien Kemble
2022-Mar-10
54 minutes
#202 - Living Vicariously Through Listener Emails
2022-Mar-07
47 minutes
#201 - Objects to Observe in March 2022
2022-Mar-03
35 minutes
#200 - Sketching, Imaging, and a Few Other Topics with Mary McIntyre
2022-Feb-28
60 minutes
#199 - Interesting Observing Projects
2022-Feb-24
50 minutes
#198 - More Listener Emails
2022-Feb-21
47 minutes
#197 - What We Want to See in the Winter Sky Before it’s Gone
2022-Feb-17
39 minutes
#196 - Lots of Observing Reports
2022-Feb-14
56 minutes
#195 - The Winter Blues Continue
2022-Feb-10
49 minutes
#194 - Sketching and Visual Astronomy With Mike Rector
2022-Feb-07
61 minutes
#192 - Bad Weather and Listener Emails
2022-Feb-03
50 minutes
#193 - Objects to Observe in the February Night Sky 2022
2022-Jan-31
43 minutes
#191 - Astronomy Friends
2022-Jan-27
44 minutes
#190 - Listener Emails and a Mini Review of the Nikon Spotting Scope Eyepiece
2022-Jan-24
54 minutes
#189 - All About Asterisms
2022-Jan-20
44 minutes
#188 - When Will the Skies Clear?!?!
2022-Jan-17
38 minutes
#187 - Understanding Eyepieces
2022-Jan-13
61 minutes
#186 - More JWST and Meteorite Information
2022-Jan-10
40 minutes
#185 - Collecting Meteorites
2022-Jan-06
44 minutes
#184 - A Very Chilly Observing Session & an Amazing Listener Observation of the James Webb Space Telescope
2022-Jan-03
49 minutes
#183 - Objects to Observe in January 2022
2021-Dec-30
39 minutes
#182 - It’s Officially Cold…and a New Eyepiece to Try
2021-Dec-27
47 minutes
#181 - Christmas Space-tacular
2021-Dec-23
39 minutes
#180 - It’s Getting Cold
2021-Dec-20
50 minutes
#179 - Another Chat with Mark from Refreshing Views
2021-Dec-16
55 minutes
#178 - Electric Jackets, Flashlight Hacks, and Comet Leonard Observations
2021-Dec-13
55 minutes
#177 - Getting Ready For Cold Weather Observing
2021-Dec-09
50 minutes
#176 - Listener Observations of Comet C/2021 A1 Leonard
2021-Dec-06
42 minutes
#175 - Comet Leonard and Other Objects to Observe in December 2021
2021-Dec-01
36 minutes
#174 - An Unexpected Review of the Pentax XW Eyepieces
2021-Nov-29
46 minutes
#173 - Observing Minor Planets and Asteroids
2021-Nov-25
42 minutes
#172 - Partial Lunar Eclipse Observations
2021-Nov-22
43 minutes
#171 - All About the 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse
2021-Nov-18
39 minutes
#170 - Suitcase Observatory Update & Pondering New Telescopes
2021-Nov-15
45 minutes
#169 - Autumn Observing Part 2
2021-Nov-12
51 minutes
#168 - 30mm APM UFF & 32mm Masuyama Initial Reports
2021-Nov-08
48 minutes
#167 - Objects to Observe in November 2021
2021-Nov-04
32 minutes
#166 - More New Eyepieces to Test
2021-Nov-01
41 minutes
#165 - Autumn Observing Part 1
2021-Oct-28
39 minutes
#164 - Traditional Observatory and a Suitcase Observatory
2021-Oct-25
48 minutes
#163 - First Light For a Couple of New Eyepieces
2021-Oct-21
39 minutes
#162 - Special Guest Epsiode
2021-Oct-18
52 minutes
#161 - What to Do When Cloud Moves in Just Before You Are About to Observe
2021-Oct-14
29 minutes
#160 - Lots of Observing More Binoviewer Feedback
2021-Oct-11
32 minutes
#159 -Picking Eyepieces
2021-Oct-07
50 minutes
#158 - Chris and Shane Have Lots of Observing to Talk About
2021-Oct-04
40 minutes
#157 - Objects to Observe in October 2021
2021-Sep-30
32 minutes
#156 - First Light With the Binoviewer and Mount Surgery
2021-Sep-27
42 minutes
#155 - Autumn Observing
2021-Sep-23
42 minutes
#154 - Binoviwer is in the Mail and Some New Dobs From StellaLyra
2021-Sep-20
38 minutes
#153 - Listener Emails
2021-Sep-16
41 minutes
#151 - More Deep Sky Observing Reports
2021-Sep-13
41 minutes
#152 - Dark Sky Observing Report
2021-Sep-09
43 minutes
#149 - Shane Has First Light With the Borg 50FL
2021-Sep-06
36 minutes
#150 - Objects to Observe in September 2021
2021-Sep-03
41 minutes
#148 - Continuing the Summer Stars and Planets Presentation
2021-Aug-30
52 minutes
#147 - The Stars and Terrestrial Planets of Summer
2021-Aug-26
56 minutes
#146 - New Gear Has Arrived and More is on the Way
2021-Aug-23
45 minutes
#145 - Recent Listener Observing Reports
2021-Aug-19
35 minutes
#144 - Chris and Shane Have Some Observing Reports
2021-Aug-18
36 minutes
#143 - Dark Sky Observing Report
2021-Aug-13
37 minutes
#142 - All About Public Observing
2021-Aug-09
31 minutes
#141 - Chris’s New Dark Site Had First Light!
2021-Aug-05
27 minutes
#140 - Objects to Observe in August 2021
2021-Aug-02
40 minutes
#139 - Dark Sky Packing Survival Guide
2021-Jul-29
36 minutes
#138 - No Clouds, But Lots of Forest Fire Smoke
2021-Jul-26
24 minutes
#137 - Another Listener Mailbag Episode
2021-Jul-22
41 minutes
136 - Unplanned Gegenschein Observation
2021-Jul-20
36 minutes
#135 - Light Pollution Abatement
2021-Jul-15
37 minutes
#134 - A New Observing Site and Some Listener Emails
2021-Jul-13
39 minutes
#133 - Summer Binocular Tour
2021-Jul-08
54 minutes
#132 - New Perspectives From Old Astronomers
2021-Jul-05
46 minutes
#131 - Objects to Observe in July 2021
2021-Jul-01
39 minutes
#130 - What is the Criteria that Defines a ‘Good Observer’?
2021-Jun-29
38 minutes
#129 - Night Vision and Dark Adaptation
2021-Jun-24
57 minutes
#128 - Observing with 50mm Refractors
2021-Jun-21
50 minutes
#127 - All About Finding Stuff in Space
2021-Jun-17
56 minutes
#126 -Ophiuchus Observing Report
2021-Jun-14
52 minutes
#125 - Small Telescope Observing
2021-Jun-10
55 minutes
#124 - Lots of Recent Observing!
2021-Jun-07
56 minutes
#123 - Objects to Observe in June 2021
2021-Jun-01
51 minutes
#122 - Early Morning Planet Observing and Chris’s Takahashi Setup is Nearing Completion
2021-May-31
59 minutes
#121- Recreating Galileo’s Observations
2021-May-27
58 minutes
#120 - Binoviewers and a DIY Variable Barlow
2021-May-24
48 minutes
#119 - Deep Sky Observing in Ophiuchus
2021-May-20
47 minutes
#118 - First Light For a New Mount and Eyepiece as Well as Some Observing Reports
2021-May-17
55 minutes
#117 - Listener Emails
2021-May-13
47 minutes
#116 - Miscellaneous Astronomy Ramblings
2021-May-10
51 minutes
#115 - Objects to Observe in May 2021
2021-May-06
30 minutes
#114 -Gear Talk
2021-May-03
46 minutes
#113 - Big Aperture Observing - 20” f/3.3
2021-Apr-29
56 minutes
#112 - A Nebula Filter Overview and a Quick Comparison of the Televue Delite vs. the Pentax XF
2021-Apr-26
48 minutes
#111 - Deep Sky Observing in Leo, Virgo, and Coma Berenices
2021-Apr-22
59 minutes
#110 - New Gear and Observing Reports
2021-Apr-19
56 minutes
#109 - Learn About Variable Star Observing and the AAVSO
2021-Apr-15
57 minutes
#108 - A Telescope Horror Story and Some Observing Reports With Unexpected Aurora
2021-Apr-12
55 minutes
#107 - Your Guide to Upgrading Gear
2021-Apr-08
54 minutes
#106 -Advice For Buying an H-alpha Solar Telescope & Chris Shares First Light With the miniBorg 50
2021-Apr-05
52 minutes
#105 - Objects to Observe In April 2021
2021-Apr-01
46 minutes
#104 - Chris’s New Tiny Telescope, Finders, and Observing Reports
2021-Mar-29
54 minutes
#103 - Your Guide to Buying Used Astronomy Gear
2021-Mar-25
53 minutes
#102 - Double Star and Solar Observing Reports
2021-Mar-22
49 minutes
#101 - Deep Sky Observing in Auriga, Gemini, and Cancer
2021-Mar-18
52 minutes
#100 - 40mm Eyepiece Comparisons and Observing Reports
2021-Mar-15
51 minutes
#99 - Gear Works: Diagonals and Eyepiece Field of View
2021-Mar-11
55 minutes
#98 - A New Eyepiece For Shane & Chris is Considering a Tiny Telescope
2021-Mar-08
46 minutes
#97 - Objects to Observe in March 2021
2021-Mar-04
36 minutes
#96 - Book Reviews and an Observing Log Template
2021-Mar-01
51 minutes
#95 - An Introduction to Deep Sky Objects
2021-Feb-25
48 minutes
#94 - Finally, We Have Our Own Observing Report
2021-Feb-22
48 minutes
#93 - Deep Sky Observing in Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monoceros, and a Few Other Constellations!
2021-Feb-18
47 minutes
#92 - Listener Observations of Sirius B - A Bucket List Double!
2021-Feb-15
48 minutes
#91 - Telescopes and the Lunar X
2021-Feb-11
56 minutes
#90 - Meanderings of Two Bored Astronomers
2021-Feb-08
44 minutes
#89 - Lots of Eyepiece Discussion...and Some Other Stuff
2021-Feb-04
50 minutes
#88 - Objects to Observe in February 2021
2021-Feb-01
42 minutes
#87 - 3D Printing and Astronomy
2021-Jan-28
47 minutes
#86 - Chris and Shane’s Current Observing Projects/Lists
2021-Jan-25
50 minutes
#85 - Our Companion to Objects to Observe in the Night Sky
2021-Jan-21
52 minutes
#84 -Searching For New Dark Sky Locations
2021-Jan-18
41 minutes
#83 - Deep Sky Observing in Orion, Taurus, and Perseus
2021-Jan-14
45 minutes
#82 - Tasco 10TE First Light & One More Listener Observation Log
2021-Jan-11
55 minutes
#81 - More Listener Observation Logs
2021-Jan-07
59 minutes
#80 - Book Give Away Winner & Listener Observations
2021-Jan-04
53 minutes
#79 - Objects to Observe in January 2021
2020-Dec-31
41 minutes
#78 - Final Conjunction Observations and Looking Towards 2021
2020-Dec-28
53 minutes
#77 - Your Guide to Observing Double Stars
2020-Dec-24
57 minutes
#76 - Almost Great Conjunction Observations
2020-Dec-21
53 minutes
#75 - The Great Jupiter & Saturn Conjunction
2020-Dec-17
39 minutes
#74 - Light Pollution Filters & A Book Give Away
2020-Dec-14
52 minutes
#73 - A Beautiful Open Cluster Tour
2020-Dec-10
48 minutes
#72 - Find Out What is Possible with a Celestron 76mm Firstscope
2020-Dec-07
53 minutes
#71 - A Frankenscope and Observing Colour on the Moon
2020-Dec-03
47 minutes
#70 - Objects to Observe in December 2020
2020-Nov-30
41 minutes
#69 - Listener Questions are Answered #3
2020-Nov-26
51 minutes
#68 - First Light For the Borg and a Skywatcher AZ5 Review
2020-Nov-23
57 minutes
#67 - Starter Telescope Recommendations
2020-Nov-19
53 minutes
#66 - Eyepiece Chat
2020-Nov-16
45 minutes
#65 - The Ultimate Guide to Observing Guides
2020-Nov-13
49 minutes
#64 - Seven Planets in One Night and a Telescope Comparison
2020-Nov-10
51 minutes
#63 - Your Guide to Observing Mercury
2020-Nov-05
44 minutes
#62 - Listener Questions Are Answered #2
2020-Nov-03
52 minutes
#61 - Your Guide to Observing the Moon
2020-Oct-29
50 minutes
#60 - Objects to Observe in November 2020
2020-Oct-27
47 minutes
#59 - Your Guide to Observing in the Constellation of Pegasus
2020-Oct-22
44 minutes
#58 - Comparing Eyepieces, Telescopes, and Filters
2020-Oct-19
48 minutes
#57 - Observing Mars Throughout History
2020-Oct-15
43 minutes
#56 - Last Week’s Observing Recap
2020-Oct-13
39 minutes
#55 - Listener Questions Are Answered
2020-Oct-10
56 minutes
#54 - Incredible Mars Observation
2020-Oct-07
51 minutes
#53 - Objects to Observe in October 2020
2020-Oct-01
49 minutes
#52 - The Art of Sketching Observations
2020-Sep-28
54 minutes
#51 - Chris and Shane Discuss Their Most Memorable Observations
2020-Sep-24
71 minutes
#50 - Chris's Recent Mars Observations
2020-Sep-22
49 minutes
#49 -Your Guide to Observing Mars 2020
2020-Sep-17
50 minutes
#48 - Finally Chris and Shane Observe Together...Under a Dark(ish) Sky
2020-Sep-15
47 minutes
#47 - Andromeda Constellation Deep Dive
2020-Sep-10
31 minutes
#46 - First Light Review of the Skywatcher AZ-GTI & Last light review of the Masuyama 35mm
2020-Sep-07
47 minutes
#45 - Chris Has Transformed Into a Nocturnal Creature and Shane Tests a Legendary Eyepiece
2020-Sep-03
45 minutes
#44 - Objects to Observe in September 2020
2020-Aug-31
38 minutes
#43 - An Economic Way to Double Your Eyepiece Collection
2020-Aug-27
43 minutes
#42 - Life, The Universe and Everything!
2020-Aug-24
43 minutes
#41 - All About Backyard Observatories
2020-Aug-20
55 minutes
#40 - Learn Different Techniques to See More Planetary Detail
2020-Aug-17
67 minutes
#39 - Perseid Meteor Shower and Using the Summer Triangle to Navigate the Sky
2020-Aug-13
53 minutes
#38 - Filter Impacts & More Planetary Observing
2020-Aug-10
39 minutes
#37 - Deep Dive Into Scorpius
2020-Aug-06
59 minutes
#36 - Lots of Planetary Observing Reports with Eyepiece and Filter Comparisons
2020-Aug-03
50 minutes
#35 - Objects to Observe in August 2020
2020-Jul-30
51 minutes
#34 - Goodbye Comet NEOWISE, hello Jupiter!
2020-Jul-27
35 minutes
#33 - Comet NEOWISE Observations and Upcoming Meteor Showers
2020-Jul-20
35 minutes
#32 - Detailed Plans for an Astronomy Trip to Grasslands National Park
2020-Jul-17
53 minutes
#31 - Comet NEOWISE Observing Reports and Chris Tests His Revamped 80mm Telescope
2020-Jul-13
35 minutes
#30 - Great Comet Update and Observing Guide
2020-Jul-11
24 minutes
#29 - Don't Cry Over Spilled Milky Way!
2020-Jul-09
45 minutes
#28 - The Darkness is Coming...and a Comet!
2020-Jul-06
46 minutes
#27 - Objects to Observe in July 2020
2020-Jul-01
44 minutes
Recent Observations of the Moon, Jupiter, and Double Stars
2020-Jun-29
47 minutes
#25 - Cloudy Night Astronomy
2020-Jun-25
45 minutes
#24 - Discover Some Lesser Known Constellations
2020-Jun-22
34 minutes
#23 - Easy Astrophotography
2020-Jun-18
48 minutes
#22 - A Noctilucent Cloud Sighting! Find Out Which Comets and Asteroids Are Visible this Month
2020-Jun-15
46 minutes
#21 - Learn About the Gaseous Planets...Hint, it's the Other 4 Planets We Didn't Talk About in Episode #15
2020-Jun-11
46 minutes
#20 - Now is the Time to Observe Noctilucent Clouds
2020-Jun-08
41 minutes
#19 - Using Exit Pupil as a Guide to Build Your Eyepiece Collection
2020-Jun-04
34 minutes
#18 - Objects to Observe in June 2020
2020-Jun-01
38 minutes
#17 - You've Purchased a Telescope and Some Eyepieces....Now What?
2020-May-28
47 minutes
#16 - In the Voice of Jim Morrison...This is the End, of Venus Observations
2020-May-25
42 minutes
#15 - Learn About the 4 Terrestrial Planets....Hint, it's the Inner 4 Planets
2020-May-21
52 minutes
#14 - Recent Observing and a Guide to Astronomy Binoculars
2020-May-18
34 minutes
#13 - Keeping a Record of Your Observations
2020-May-14
36 minutes
#12 - Map of the Sky, Which is the Right Star Atlas for You?
2020-May-12
39 minutes
#11 - Everything about Eyepieces
2020-May-07
38 minutes
#10 - New telescope first light!
2020-May-05
55 minutes
#9 - Objects to Observe in May 2020
2020-May-01
51 minutes
#8 - Recent Venus Observations
2020-Apr-30
45 minutes
#7 - Gear Talk
2020-Apr-28
38 minutes
#6 - Introduction to the Universe
2020-Apr-27
44 minutes
#5 - Gear Talk
2020-Apr-24
35 minutes
#4 - Getting Started in Astronomy
2020-Apr-20
40 minutes
#3 - The Ultimate Travel Telescope?
2020-Apr-19
43 minutes
#2 - Classic Telescope Discussion
2020-Apr-19
44 minutes
#1 - Introduction to the Actual Astronomy Podcast
2020-Apr-19
36 minutes