All posts by Robin Scagell

Robin Scagell is a British author and broadcaster on astronomy, and runs Galaxy Picture Library. He is Vice President of the Society for Popular Astronomy, and Chairman of the West of London Astronomical Society.

By Robin Scagell on September 17, 2009 in

Date: September 17, 2009 Title: Top Ten Telescope Mistakes for Beginners Podcaster: Robin Scagell Link: Description: You’ve just bought your very first telescope, and you’re excited by all the wonders you’re going to see and the things you’re going to discover. But then – what’s gone wrong? Instead of sparkling stars, you see absolutely nothing! […]

By Robin Scagell on July 14, 2009 in

Date: July 14, 2009 Title: Telescope 400 Podcaster: Robin Scagell of Telescope 400 Organization: Telescope 400 Description: Several years ago, the organisers of Britain’s National Astronomy Weeks decided that 2009 would be a good year to have another NAW, this time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first telescopic observation of the Moon […]

By Robin Scagell on June 24, 2009 in

Date: June 24, 2009 Title: Telescopes for Schools Podcaster: The Society for Popular Astronomy Organization: The Society for Popular Astronomy Description: To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, the Society for Popular Astronomy in the UK thought it would be a great idea to be able to give free telescopes to schools throughout the UK. […]

By Robin Scagell on May 4, 2009 in

Date: May 4, 2009 Title: Don’t Forget your Binoculars Podcaster: Robin Scagell Organization: None Description: Almost every amateur astronomer has binoculars, and many people advise you to buy binoculars before bothering with a telescope. But is this the best advice, and will you ever be happy without a telescope? Robin is the author of ‘Stargazing […]