Telescopes

Telescopes

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What's that you spy on the horizon, just out of sight? If you have a telescope handy, you can hone your gaze on...more telescopes! From pocket spyglasses to Extremely Large (a real telescope name), join us and special guest Julian Huguet as we set our sights on the far-reaching world of these incredible devices. How we wonder what they are...

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[Truth or Fail]

Finding llamas with telescope vibration

Predicting weather with telescopes and clouds

Tracking bees with LIDAR

[Trivia Question]

Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road, and Sea (or STTARS) length https://www.nasa.gov/universe/how-to-ship-the-worlds-largest-space-telescope-5800-miles-across-the-ocean/

https://www.nasa.gov/missions/webb/follow-the-sttars-to-find-nasas-webb-telescope/

[Fact Off]

Artificial guide stars made from lasers for optical telescopes on Earth 

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/811748

https://www.llnl.gov/news/guide-star-leads-sharper-astronomical-images

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/aot-2014-0025/html

https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1953PASP...65..229B&data_type=PDF_HIGH

Gravitational lensing and turning space itself into a telescope

[Ask the Science Couch]

The history of radio telescopes (first non-optical telescope)

https://massivesci.com/articles/radio-astronomy-sagittarius-karl-jansky/

https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/2005ASPC..345....3J

https://public.nrao.edu/news/silent-as-the-night-why-radio-astronomy-doesnt-listen-to-the-sky

https://science.nasa.gov/ems/05_radiowaves/

[Butt One More Thing]

Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) & Gamma-Ray Urgent Archiver for Novel Opportunities (GUANO)

https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020ApJ...900...35T/abstract

https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=2004-047A

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Deboki Chakravarti, Seth Gliksman, Joseph 'Tuna' Metesh, Ceri Riley, Nicole Sweeney, Sam Schultz, Hank Green, Alex Billow, Julia “Buzz” Bezio, Eve Schmidt, Jess Stempert, Julian Huguet