Podcaster: Tony Darnell
Title: Best First Telescope for Astronomy
Organization: Deep Astronomy
Link : https://deepastronomy.space
Description: Are you thinking of purchasing a telescope but don’t know where to start? Watch this week’s Telescope Talk Hangout for expert advice! Everybody needs to start somewhere in amateur astronomy and the decision to buy a telescope is a big one.
In this hangout, Tony Darnell, Adam Smith and John Suffill give some advice for those considering buying their very first telescope including refractor vs reflector, price points, and much more.
Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he heas worked in many aspects of astronomical research.
Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.
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