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#1 BFaucett

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 02:17 PM

I found out about this podcast from a thread in the Beginner's forum and I thought I would share it here.
 

The Actual Astronomy Podcast

"Join amateur astronomers, Chris and Shane, as they share their experiences of observing the night sky."

https://actualastronomy.podbean.com/

https://actualastronomy.com/

 
Apple Podcasts
https://podcasts.app...st/id1508892492
 
Audible (Amazon)
https://www.audible....cast/B08K5761L2
 
Twitter
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edit: edited a link


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#2 Ivor Redtorch

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 02:41 PM

Yes, they discuss real amateur astronomy (no space-telescopes, landers, rovers, particle accelerators or intercontinental arrays required).

 

A great recommendation!


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Posted 08 March 2021 - 07:07 PM

Yes, I have been listening for a while. Very cool podcast. Especially for us visual types.
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:36 PM

I second this recommendation! As a total beginner, this was just what I needed. Nice conversations about 'down to earth' astronomy stuff. I only wish I could find some show notes. They give a lot of book recommendations, and I rarely remember the titles. I often listen while driving, so that makes note-taking kind of difficult.. Perhaps I should relisten and take notes! I did remember the Sky & Telescope Pocket Atlas, which I just acquired. Looks very nice!


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:08 PM

This is my favorite astronomy podcast. Chris and Shane really filled a void in astronomy podcasts. I couldn't listen to anymore astrophysics.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 06:20 AM

I do some astrophotography. But when I really want to relax I do visual. Its been so nice to have two fellas that enjoy the hobby without the complications. I really look forward to every episode.
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 06:44 PM

I second this recommendation! As a total beginner, this was just what I needed. Nice conversations about 'down to earth' astronomy stuff. I only wish I could find some show notes. They give a lot of book recommendations, and I rarely remember the titles. I often listen while driving, so that makes note-taking kind of difficult.. Perhaps I should relisten and take notes! I did remember the Sky & Telescope Pocket Atlas, which I just acquired. Looks very nice!

Slightly off topic but you might also like ilectureonline.com 

 

Great series on astronomy 101 and really taught me a ton. Explains everything on a whiteboard. Just you and him in a classroom... and his bowties.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:07 AM

I'm really impressed by the last episode 113 Big aperture Observing. The guest Bill Weir was really interesting. I was especially interested in some of the live events that he had observed.

 

I think that's what the AAP is going to provide our community that we had not seen before is the insight given by actual non specialist astronomers (For instance astro-photographers) into the wider hobby of amateur astronomy. With added emphasis on fun.   grin.gif

 

Like many technical hobbies we just need to lighten up a bit, and not worry that we don't have the latest and greatest whatever thingy. I think Shane and Chris get this balance right.


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:29 PM

I love these guys.  I’m new to looking up through glass. I’ve found this podcast to be super helpful.  Especially during times with little or no safe opportunities to gather and learn side by side.  Check it out!


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:13 PM

I’m enjoying this podcast too! Lovely relaxed presentation style, a real pleasure to listen too. 


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Posted 19 May 2021 - 07:43 AM

Best podcast on the web interesting topics genuine opinions and concentrates on visual

#12 Tim Hager

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 11:34 AM

I just got on to this podcast from reading about it in this thread.  I agree that it's very entertaining and contains lots of useful information.  Well done Chris and Shane.  


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