The AstroGuy Podcast

The AstroGuy Podcast

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

Episodes

June 9, 2024 14 mins

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! 

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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.  

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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 enlig...

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April 30, 2024 18 mins

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.

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Site for occultation information: https://in-the-sky.org

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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,...

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March 24, 2024 28 mins

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.

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Part 1 of our Eclipse Special: https://youtu.be/SASAKY4ew78?si=TFX6W...
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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-DuIuJxjvkxjceb

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February 23, 2024 25 mins

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/AstroGuyCoffee

Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypod

Part 1 of our Eclipse Special: https://youtu.be/SASAKY4ew78?si=TFX6WnwBn_8fj6...

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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.

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Our Facebook group page:   / astroguypod 

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January 24, 2024 21 mins

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.

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Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astroguypod

The Great Astronomers, Sir William Herschel: http://tinyurl.com/AGWHerschel

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January 9, 2024 23 mins

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!  

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Where did the Moon come from? With Michael Corvese: https://youtu.be/LliFRqeUZv4?si=VzCNZRucEHfH419p

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December 28, 2023 18 mins

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.

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The January 2024 Episode Guide: http://tinyurl.com/AG-Jan24

December 2023 Episode:    • What's Up in the December 2023 Skies? 

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December 26, 2023 4 mins

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.
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November 26, 2023 23 mins

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! 

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The Great Astronomers – Sir William Herschel: https://tinyurl.com/GAWHerschel

The December Episode Guide: https://tinyurl.com/Dec23DSOs

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November 18, 2023 30 mins

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.

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October 28, 2023 26 mins

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 di...

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October 15, 2023 11 mins

In this episode, we discuss some recent missions that are helping us to learn about the makeup of our solar system.  

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Want 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/JOC5wiTnlCI

Psyche Mission page: https://psyche.asu.edu/

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September 22, 2023 25 mins


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 p...

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This episode goes over the basics of eclipses.  Learn the differences between lunar and solar eclipses, the different types of solar and lunar eclipses, how to safely view and photograph them.  We go into details about the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse that will be visible across a stretch of the US from Texas to Oregon, but fortunately, it will be visible as a partial eclipse for the entire continental US!  
 
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August 26, 2023 25 mins

Thank you to all our watchers and listeners! We’ve been doing this for 2 years now and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Listen in for an upcoming contest where one lucky listener will have the opportunity to win a metal print of an image that I took of the North American and Pelican Nebulae.

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