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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.

Twitter:

@cheapastro

Language:

English


Episodes

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


252.1 Snippet_Big F-ing Rocket - 11 November 2017

11/11/2017
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Badass Fire Rider.

Duration: 00:05:42


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


250.1 Snippet_Citizen science - 2 October 2017

10/2/2017
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Some nameless few who change the world.

Duration: 00:05:17


250. Dear Cheap Astronomy - Episode 40 - 24 September 2017

9/24/2017
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Space is hard... and weird.

Duration: 00:13:20


249. SISS Episode 25, Ham radio - 8 September 2017

9/8/2017
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Breaker, breaker.

Duration: 00:10:13


248.2 Snippet_How many black holes - 31 August 2017

8/31/2017
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More invisible things.

Duration: 00:05:43


248.1 Snippet_Planetary protection - 23 August 2017

8/23/2017
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Caring for the environment.

Duration: 00:05:33


246. Orbital mechanics - 6 July 2017

7/6/2017
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Around and around.

Duration: 00:11:17


245.3 Snippet_Moon base - 28 June 2017

6/28/2017
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A solution in need of a problem.

Duration: 00:05:28


245.2 Snippet_Fermi Paradox - 20 June 2017

6/20/2017
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Someone needs to say something.

Duration: 00:05:32


245.1. Snippet_Velocity Addition (formula) - 12 June 2017

6/12/2017
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You can only go so fast.

Duration: 00:05:46


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