Telescopes

It Looks Like James Webb’s Launch Date is Going to Slip to July 2021

Put "James Webb Telescope launch" into your search engine and you'll be flooded with links, some reaching back to the…

3 years ago

Wow, Meade Instruments Just Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

Meade Instruments, a company familiar to any backyard astronomer who's drooled over their telescopes, has filed for bankruptcy. The company…

3 years ago

Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin

The U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill to change the name of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)…

3 years ago

Ep. 530: Astronomy of the Andes: Then and Now, Pt. 2

South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world to put…

3 years ago

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

Finding planets is old news, we now know of thousands and thousands of the places. But the terrible irony is…

4 years ago

New SPECULOOS Telescope Sees First Light. Soon it’ll be Seeing Habitable Planets Around Ultra-Cool Stars

Our newest planet-hunting telescope is up and running at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert in Chile. SPECULOOS,…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it's time to wonder what gifts…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 28, 2018: Will Kalif’s “See It With A Small Telescope”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 452: Summer Observing Challenges

Summer is almost here, and for the northern hemisphere, that means warm nights for observing. But what to observe? We're…

5 years ago