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The podcast for Amateur Astronomers. Topics, interviews, information and fun for whatever level of Amateur Astronomy you're at or heading towards.
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All About Comets

All About Comets

2024-07-1525:32

In this episode of the AstroGuy Podcast, host Wayne Zuhl takes listeners on a cosmic journey through the captivating world of comets. Often described as "dirty snowballs," comets have intrigued and mystified humans for centuries. This episode explores the nature of comets, their origins, how to observe them, and their rich historical and cultural significance. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, this episode offers something for everyone.If you’d like to support the cha...
July is a fun and busy month for astronomy! This month we’ll let you know when how and where to see the planets, a comet, and a meteor shower. We also discuss a fun lunar feature and explore some of the best show case deep sky objects that can be seen non summer nights and much more! Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypodTheSkyLive link for Come...
There may be a new bright star that will be visible in our skies, and it could occur any day! In this episode we examine the binary star, T Corona Borealis, a recurrent nova, as well as examining the different types of novae (supernovae are a completely different phenomenon), what to expect with T Cr B and how to find and observe it. Enjoy! Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: http...
In this episode we discuss the bountiful morning parade of planets, an easy to spot large crater on the moon, some upcoming rocket launches and then we explore some of the best globular clusters that can be seen on June Evenings. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypodThe June 2024 Episode Guide: https://tinyurl.com/June24EGThe Full Episode Guide of DS...
Get ready for a fascinating and educational episode! I had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Mario Motta, a renowned cardiologist and passionate amateur astronomer. Dr. Motta has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research on light pollution and its far-reaching effects on the environment, human health, and wildlife. This conversation is packed with intriguing insights and practical tips. I’m confident you’ll find it as enlightening and engaging as I did! Feel free to buy us a cup ...
In this episode, we cover the planets, the moon, as well as exploring some of the best DSO’s in the little known constellations of Hydra and Monoceros, that can be seen on March evenings.Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypodSite for occultation information: https://in-the-sky.orgThe May 2024 Episode Guide: https://tinyurl.com/AGMay24GuideThe Full Episode G...
Follow the AstroGuy on his eclipse adventure that involved more than 24 hours of driving, 2 countries, clouds, clear skies, LOTS of traffic, totality and more! Thank you to Donna Harris, Scott Badger, Bill Griffeth and Bobby Marinov for their spectacular images of the eclipse. Something is a little different about this episode. Normally, I work from a script, but for this episode, I worked off of an outline. So, please forgive any extraneous “ums” and the like. 😊 Feel free to buy us a cup of ...
In this episode, we cover the planets, the moon, the upcoming total solar eclipse, as well as exploring some of the best that can be seen on April evenings. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffee Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astro... Part 1 of our Eclipse Special: https://youtu.be/SASAKY4ew78?si=TFX6W... Part 2 of our Eclipse Special: https://youtu.be/Nfxc3nrjPUs?si=8mzVm... The Great Astronomers, Sir...
In this episode we discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse, what you can expect to see along with some tips about having the best eclipse experience. We also go over how to photograph the eclipse. There’s tons of great info in the episode. Enjoy it! If you haven’t watched part one of the Eclipse Special, you can see it here: https://youtu.be/SASAKY4ew78?si=Q-DuIuJxjvkxjcebFeel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyC...
In this episode, we cover the planets, the moon, as well as exploring some of the best DSO’s in the little known constellations of Hydra and Monoceros, that can be seen on March evenings.Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypodPart 1 of our Eclipse Special: https://youtu.be/SASAKY4ew78?si=TFX6WnwBn_8fj60zThe Great Astronomers, Sir William Herschel: http://tin...
In this episode we discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse and where to see it, along with some of the equipment to help you enjoy the spectacle. Part 2 will go into detail about how to observe and image the eclipse.Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffee Our Facebook group page: / astroguypod Links from the episode: Paper Frame Eclipse Glasses: 5 pack https://amzn.to/42t6CM9 10 Pack: https://amzn.to/3uvpNZ4 https:/...
In this episode, we cover the planets, the moon, as well as exploring some of the best DSO’s in Auriga and Orion, that can be seen on February evenings.Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeOur Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypodThe Great Astronomers, Sir William Herschel: http://tinyurl.com/AGWHerschelThe February 2024 Episode Guide: http://tinyurl.com/AGFeb24EGThe Full Episode Guide of DSO’s s...
All About the Moon

All About the Moon

2024-01-0923:54

In this episode, we explore the Moon, its phases, the basics of eclipses along with various ways how to observe them. We’ll also dive into how the Moon impacts religion, calendars, art, culture and more! Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeWhere did the Moon come from? With Michael Corvese: https://youtu.be/LliFRqeUZv4?si=VzCNZRucEHfH419pThe Full Episode Guide of DSO’s sorted by Catalog Name: https://tinyurl.c...
In this episode, we cover the planets, a meteor shower, as well as exploring some of the best double stars that are seen on January evenings.Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffee The January 2024 Episode Guide: http://tinyurl.com/AG-Jan24 December 2023 Episode: • What's Up in the December 2023 Skies? March 2022 Episode (Winter Hexagon): • Episode 14 What's Up March 2022 The Full Epis...
A Holiday Greeting

A Holiday Greeting

2023-12-2604:36

The AstroGuy Podcast wants to wish everyone a joyous holiday season, a happy New Year and as always, Clear Skies! Due to a recent bad head cold, an episode that’s all about the Moon is being pushed back to January. Enjoy a holiday greeting and catch up on some of the recent imaging projects that your host has been working on. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffee My Astrobin Page: https://www.astrobin.com/users/Nighthoek/
In this episode, we cover the planets, a meteor shower, viewing an asteroid, and the Winter Solstice, as well as exploring some of the best deep sky objects that are seen on December evenings. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeThe Great Astronomers – Sir William Herschel: https://tinyurl.com/GAWHerschelThe December Episode Guide: https://tinyurl.com/Dec23DSOsThe Full Episode Guide of DSO’s sorted by Catalog Name: h...
In this episode, we discuss what a person getting into the hobby should do, regarding equipment. We’ll talk about what you should start with as well as pointing out some things to avoid. Learn about some budget instruments that are relatively inexpensive, to some mid-range starter ideas that will be less than $1000, and even some options where you can get into basic astrophotography as well. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffe...
In this episode, we go over some astronomy news, what planets can be seen in the November Skies, including some meteor showers, some very nice conjunctions with the planets and the Moon and some of the best DSO’s or Deep Sky Objects that can be seen on November evenings this year. There are some really fun objects that we’ll go over this month and we’ve made it easier for you to get information about the deep sky objects that we discuss, by having a free downloadable guide that will be publis...
In this episode, we discuss some recent missions that are helping us to learn about the makeup of our solar system. Feel free to buy us a cup of coffee or two! We really appreciate it! https://tinyurl.com/AstroGuyCoffeeWant to know what’s happening in the skies this month? Check out our “What’s Up in the October 2023 Skies?” episode: https://youtu.be/JOC5wiTnlCIPsyche Mission page: https://psyche.asu.edu/OSIRIS-REx Mission page: https://science.nasa.gov/mission/osiris-rex/Th...
In this episode, we'll explore the exciting celestial events and objects waiting for you in October's night sky. We'll guide you through the visible planets, discuss an upcoming meteor shower, and even delve into the details of an annular eclipse. But that's not all – we're also highlighting some fantastic deep sky objects that you can observe with just binoculars, even from areas with moderate light pollution.To make your stargazing journey even more accessible, we're introducing a valuable ...
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