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By The Adler Planetarium on September 25, 2009 in

Date: September 25, 2009 Title: Modern Telescopes and Observation Techniques Podcaster: Demi, Mark Webb, and Dr. Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium Organization: Adler Planetarium Description: From the Hubble Space Telescope to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, how are we looking at the night sky today? Bio: The Adler Planetarium — America’s First Planetarium […]

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 Mark Thompson on August 23, 2009 in

Date: August 23, 2009 Title: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: Galileo presents an eight-powered telescope to the Venetian Senate and is rewarded by a doubling of his salary and life tenure at the University of Padua, but he is disappointed by the fine print […]

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 […]