The Virtual Star Party in 60 Seconds

by Fraser Cain on April 26, 2013

Every Sunday night we connect up a bunch of telescopes into a live Google+ Hangout and showcase the night sky. In addition to a team of astronomers and their scopes, we usually have a few PhD astronomers on hand to explain the objects that we’re looking at. Each episode typically lasts about an hour and we’re able to see a few dozen objects. If you want to get the gist of what a Virtual Star Party looks like, check out this 60-second version put together by my co-host, Scott Lewis.

I’m not sure if Scott will have the energy to do these every week, but I love how this worked out.

We run the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout. Want to find when it’s happening next? Just circle the Virtual Star Party page on Google+. Visit the Universe Today YouTube channel to see an archive of all our past events.


Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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