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Cheap Astronomy is about exploring the universe. Maybe just with your eyes or maybe with binoculars or maybe even with an out-of-the-box department store telescope. Everything on the site is aimed at people who want to do real astronomy for under $300—and that includes $0. Cheap Astronomers aren’t gear freaks. They like being able to park their car in the garage and they don’t like spending all night in a lonely field waiting to photograph some lunar occultation event. Here at Cheap Astronomy, the goal is find interesting stuff to look at while you are walking the dog, maybe spot a red supergiant as you take out the garbage or admire the rings of Saturn through a bargain basement telescope. We’ve all got better things to do than fiddle about with CCDs and collimation techniques. Cheap Astronomy is based in Canberra, Australia so most of the material here relates to what you can see in the southern sky. High level negotiations are under way to establish a world wide Cheap Astronomy Network—if it’s not too expensive or too much effort.

Cheap Astronomy is about exploring the universe. Maybe just with your eyes or maybe with binoculars or maybe even with an out-of-the-box department store telescope. Everything on the site is aimed at people who want to do real astronomy for under $300—and that includes $0. Cheap Astronomers aren’t gear freaks. They like being able to park their car in the garage and they don’t like spending all night in a lonely field waiting to photograph some lunar occultation event. Here at Cheap Astronomy, the goal is find interesting stuff to look at while you are walking the dog, maybe spot a red supergiant as you take out the garbage or admire the rings of Saturn through a bargain basement telescope. We’ve all got better things to do than fiddle about with CCDs and collimation techniques. Cheap Astronomy is based in Canberra, Australia so most of the material here relates to what you can see in the southern sky. High level negotiations are under way to establish a world wide Cheap Astronomy Network—if it’s not too expensive or too much effort.
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Australia

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Cheap Astronomy is about exploring the universe. Maybe just with your eyes or maybe with binoculars or maybe even with an out-of-the-box department store telescope. Everything on the site is aimed at people who want to do real astronomy for under $300—and that includes $0. Cheap Astronomers aren’t gear freaks. They like being able to park their car in the garage and they don’t like spending all night in a lonely field waiting to photograph some lunar occultation event. Here at Cheap Astronomy, the goal is find interesting stuff to look at while you are walking the dog, maybe spot a red supergiant as you take out the garbage or admire the rings of Saturn through a bargain basement telescope. We’ve all got better things to do than fiddle about with CCDs and collimation techniques. Cheap Astronomy is based in Canberra, Australia so most of the material here relates to what you can see in the southern sky. High level negotiations are under way to establish a world wide Cheap Astronomy Network—if it’s not too expensive or too much effort.

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Episodes

262. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 47 - 15 June 2018

6/15/2018
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Ooh mama, I'm on fire.

Duration:00:13:09

261.1. Steve's PhD Episode 19 - 30 May 2018

5/30/2018
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What's it all for?

Duration:00:10:18

261. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 46 - 22 May 2018

5/22/2018
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Life and death in space.

Duration:00:14:52

260.2. Snippet_Einstein breaks down? - 14 May 2018

5/14/2018
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Black and nihilistic.

Duration:00:05:17

260.1. Snippet_Microgravity - 6 May 2018

5/6/2018
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Just falling around.

Duration:00:05:17

260. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 45 - 28 April 2018

4/28/2018
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A purpose-built podcast.

Duration:00:13:14

259.2. Snippet_Lunar base economics - 20 April 2018

4/20/2018
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One sixth pull factors.

Duration:00:05:40

258.2. Snippet_Yet more space junk - 11 March 2018

3/11/2018
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Up above the world so high.

Duration:00:05:37

257.3. Snippet_Space junk Pt. 2 - 15 February 2018

2/15/2018
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How far is too far?

Duration:00:05:20

257.2. Snippet_Space junk Pt. 1 - 7 February 2018

2/7/2018
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After the party, there's the clean-up.

Duration:00:06:03

253.1 Snippet_Space gardening - 27 November 2017

11/27/2017
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Just planting a seed.

Duration:00:05:29

253. Escaping LEO - 19 November 2017

11/19/2017
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Just in case unbridled enthusiasm isn't enough.

Duration:00:10:17

252. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 41 - 3 November 2017

11/3/2017
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One moon, many questions.

Duration:00:12:55

251.2 Snippet_Mass extinctions - 26 October 2017

10/26/2017
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The end is not nigh.

Duration:00:06:50