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Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from DeepAstronomy.space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spacejunk/support

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Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from DeepAstronomy.space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spacejunk/support

    Faster Than Light Phenomena and the Story of APOD w/ Robert Nemiroff

    Faster Than Light Phenomena and the Story of APOD w/ Robert Nemiroff

    There are things we can see, supported by mathematics, that appear superluminal.  In a new book by Robert Nemiroff, we explore some of these and since the author also happens to be the co-founder of the Astronomy Picture of the Day website, well, we talk about that too!


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    JWST Sees More Delays; NASA Going to Venus; Jeff Bezos Tries to Win Billionaire Space Race - Astronomy News from SJP

    JWST Sees More Delays; NASA Going to Venus; Jeff Bezos Tries to Win Billionaire Space Race - Astronomy News from SJP

    It's no surprise, but JWST will be delayed again.  Now we're looking at a November (at the earliest) 2021 launch thanks to problems with the Ariane 5 rocket.  NASA has selected two missions to go to Venus and Jeff Bezos will get into his own rocket.


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    • 11 min
    Advice for Getting Your Astronomy Images Published

    Advice for Getting Your Astronomy Images Published

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your astrophotos into major distribution outlets?  What makes a high-quality astronomy image?  In this episode, Dustin and Tony talk with some of the best astro imagers in the world: Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Bray Falls and Chuck Ayoub and get their advice.  Listen to their stories and learn from the best.


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    Studying Dark Energy: Astronomers Now Have 230 Million Galaxies

    Studying Dark Energy: Astronomers Now Have 230 Million Galaxies

    The Dark Energy Survey has released it's latest catalog of over 200 million galaxies to help study dark energy.  How do they do it?  What equipment is involved?


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    • 10 min
    JWST Gets Ready For Launch - Astronomy News from Space Junk Podcast

    JWST Gets Ready For Launch - Astronomy News from Space Junk Podcast

    Welcome to our first segment of Astronomy News from Space Junk Podcast.  The successor to Hubble is finally getting ready for launch.  This month the mission team at Northrop Grumman are putting the final touches on the telescope and testing is almost complete.  Soon, the telescope will be placed on a ship to French Guyana where it will hopefully launch in October.


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    • 11 min
    AAPOD2: Showcasing Amazing Images in Amateur Astronomy

    AAPOD2: Showcasing Amazing Images in Amateur Astronomy

    We've all heard of the Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA, but there is another website showcasing amazing photos from the amateur community: The Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day.  Our guests Charles Lillo and Jason Matter tell us the story of how they got AAPOD going and what you can win if you submit your images for consideration!


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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I started astrophotography in September and wanted a podcast to listen to on the way to work. After listen to a few others I stumbled upon this one. I love it. I love the banter between Dustin and Tony. I love the way Tony asks dumb questions to Dustin to find out what stuff is. It’s not because Tony doesn’t know, he’s just asking the dumb questions I would ask as a noob but on my behalf. I love the guests, the variety, the humour. I have a 45 min drive to work and it’s perfect for that drive. Only downside is I’ve now listened to them all and have to wait a week for the new episode. Well done to all involved in SpaceJunk. I am a fan.

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