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Episode 142In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to ALPO member and Radio astronomy enthusiast Steve Tzikas and Amateur Astronomer doing Radio Astronomy using a 20m Radio Telescope.You can contact Steve at:Tzikas@alum.rpi.eduObserving Advice for the NRAO Skynet 20-meter telescopehttps://www.gb.nrao.edu/20m/obsa…
 
Episode 141In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Keith Spring, the ALPO Eclipse Section coordinator about the May 15/16, 2022 Total Lunar eclipse, and contact information.You can contact Keith at:star.man13@hotmail.comSend your eclipse observations to:eclipse@alpo-astronomy.orgLunar Eclipse Danjon Scale:http…
 
Episode 140In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Meteor Section Coordinator, Bob Lunsford about the upcoming Lyrids and eta Aquariids meteor showers peaking the evening of April 21-22, 2022 and May 4-5 2022. Bob gives us a brief history of the Meteor Showers, how and where to observe and details on repor…
 
With the arrival of April, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors under the stars. So why not bring along our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast? It provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the April episode to explore the fascinating movement of four planets in the sky before dawn. The post A…
 
With the arrival of April, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors under the stars. So why not bring along our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast? It provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the April episode to explore the fascinating movement of four planets in the sky before dawn. The post A…
 
Episode 139In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Dr. P Clay Sherrod about his career and being a lifelong member of the ALPO as he shares his thoughts on the 75th anniversary of the organization.You can contact Dr. Clay at:drclay@tcworks.netArkansas Sky Observatory:http://arksky.org/Arkansas Sky Observatorie…
 
Episode 138In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to ALPO member and Radio astronomy enthusiast Steve Tzikas and Amatuer Astronomers doing Radio Astronomy.You can contact Steve at:Tzikas@alum.rpi.eduSARA website:https://radio-astronomy.org/For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:www.alpo-astronom…
 
Episode 137In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Tom Dobbins about his career and being a lifelong member of the ALPO as he shares his thoughts on the 75th anniversary of the organization.You can contact Tom at:tomdobbins@gmail.comFor more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:www.alpo-astronomy.org…
 
Whether you’re just getting started in astronomy or simply looking to do some casual sky-watching, our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the March episode to find and learn about Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. The post March: Sirius in the S…
 
Whether you’re just getting started in astronomy or simply looking to do some casual sky-watching, our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the March episode to find and learn about Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. The post March: Sirius in the S…
 
Episode 136In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to author, podcaster and astronomer Josh Urban about teaching astronomy to the visually impaired.You can contact Josh at:JoshUrban@protonmail.comSky and Telescope article:https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/stargazers-corner/believing-isnt-seeing-teaching-astro…
 
Episode 135In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to an Executive Director of the American Astronomical Society, Kevin Marvel.The American Astronomical Society is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The AAS was established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC. Our membership of ab…
 
Our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download February’s episode to explore the colorful constellations that surround Orion, the Hunter. The post February: Orion’s Neighborhood appeared first on Sky & Telescope.By American Astronomical Society
 
Our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download February’s episode to explore the colorful constellations that surround Orion, the Hunter. The post February: Orion’s Neighborhood appeared first on Sky & Telescope.By American Astronomical Society
 
Episode 134In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the editor of the new book, Planetary Astronomy: Observing, imaging, and studying the planets- Christophe Pellier.Not since the book “Introduction to Observing and Photographing the Solar System”, by Thomas Dobbins, Donald Parker and Charles Capen, so well des…
 
Episode 133In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the ALPO Comets Section Coordinator Carl Hergenrother.Carl again comes on the podcast to bring us The Comets of 2022, which is always one of our most popular podcasts and his contact information.You can contact Carl at:carlhergenrother@gmail.comALPO Comets Sec…
 
Episode 132In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Solar Section Coordinator, Rik Hill about telescopes and what first time buyers should look for. You can contact Rik at:rhill@lpl.arizona.eduYou can visit Rik’s website here;https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/jlobs.htmlFor more information you can visit th…
 
Episode Supplemental 12102021In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Meteor Section Coordinator, Bob Lunsford about the upcoming Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids will next peak on the December 13/14, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 78% full. Bob gives us a brief history of the Meteor Shower…
 
Episode 131In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Chief Executive Director of The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), Stella Kafka.The AAVSO is an international non-profit organization of variable star observers whose mission is to enable anyone, anywhere, to participate in scientific…
 
December’s solstice brings the longest northern nights, and it’s a busy month for stargazers: the Geminid meteors, a visit from Comet Leonard, and a plethora of bright stars and constellations. The post December: Geminid Meteors & Comet Leonard appeared first on Sky & Telescope.By American Astronomical Society
 
Episode 130In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the President of the Southern Cross Astronomical Society and coordinator of the Winter Star Party, Russ Brick.Russ gives us a brief history of the Winter Star Party and what we can expect at the event this year, and contact information.You can contact Russ at:…
 
Episode 129In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Keith Spring, the ALPO Eclipse Section coordinator about the November 19, 2021 Partial Lunar eclipse, and contact information.You can contact Keith at:star.man13@hotmail.comSend your eclipse observations to:eclipse@alpo-astronomy.orgLunar Eclipse Danjon Scale:…
 
Episode 128In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Uranus Section Coordinator, Richard Schmude. Richard gives us a brief history of the Uranus Section and discusses what type of equipment is needed to contribute to the section, and also the various observing programs available, and contact information.You …
 
Episode 127In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Mercury Section Coordinator, Frank Melilo. Frank gives us a brief history of the Mercury Section and discusses what type of equipment is needed to contribute to the section, and also the various observing programs available, and contact information.You can…
 
Episode 126In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, ALPO Lunar coordinator, Alberto Anunziato from Argentina gives a talk recorded during the recent ALPO Conference.Alberto discusses Amateur studies of Lunar Wrinkle Ridges, and contact information.You can download his charts here:http://www.cometman.net/alpo/Alberto2021.pdfYou can contact…
 
Episode 125In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the President of Meade Instruments and Orion Telescope Peter Moreo, regarding the recent merger of the two companies.Peter gives us a brief history of the two companies and what brought on the merger as well as future plans for the companies, and contact infor…
 
Episode 124In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Jupiter Section Assistant Coordinator, Richard Schmude. Richard gives us a brief history of the Jupiter Section and discusses what type of equipment is needed to contribute to the section, and also the various observing programs available, and contact info…
 
Episode 123In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Saturn Section Coordinator, Julius Benton.Julius gives us a brief history of the Saturn Section and discusses what type of equipment is needed to contribute to the section, and also the upcoming opposition of Saturn on August 2, 2021, and contact informati…
 
Episode 122In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Meteor Section Coordinator, Bob Lunsford about the upcoming Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids will next peak on the Aug 11-12, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 13% full. Bob gives us a brief history of the Meteor Showers, how and where to obs…
 
Episode 120In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Lunar Section Coordinator, David Teske about the ALPO Lunar section. David gives us a brief history of the Lunar Section, how to observe and details on reporting your observations, and contact information.You can contact David at:drteske@yahoo.comThe link …
 
Episode 121In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the ALPO Board member Ken Poshedly. Tim and Ken discuss the upcoming 2021 ALPO Virtual conference, and how you can participate!The dates will be Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, 2021. The conference will be on ZOOM and it will also be Live Streamed on th…
 
Episode 119In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Pam Shivak about the upcoming International SUNday events happening around the world and how anyone can become involved with the section, and contact information.You can contact Pam at:PamelaShivak@yahoo.comFor the latest information from the International SUN…
 
Episode 118In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Keith Spring, the ALPO Eclipse Section coordinator about two upcoming eclipses, and contact information.You can contact Keith at:star.man13@hotmail.comSend your eclipse observations to:eclipse@alpo-astronomy.orgFor the latest information on the eclipses you ca…
 
Episode 117In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Dr. Jonathan Gardner is the Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space TelescopeJonathan gives us a brief history of the James Webb Space Telescope, and contact information.You can contact Jonathan at:jonathan.p.gardner@nasa.govThe link for t…
 
Episode 116In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Meteor Section Coordinator, Bob Lunsford about the upcoming Lyrids and eta Aquariids meteor showers peaking the evening of April 21-22, 2021 and May 4-5 2021. Bob gives us a brief history of the Meteor Showers, how and where to observe and details on repor…
 
Episode 115In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Editor of the JALPO Ken Poshedly. Ken gives us a brief history of the Journal and what’s in the latest issue, and contact information.If you would like a FREE PDF copy of the latest Journal of the ALPO, please send me an email at: cometman@cometman.netYou …
 
Episode 114In this encore episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson chats with past ALPO Training Program graduate and ALPO member Steve Tzikas.Steve talks about his involvement in the training program and his experiences in going through it. Steve also give us an insight into his other passion in Astronomy, Radio Telescopes.You…
 
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