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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.

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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.

    Radian Telescopes: Born to Solve Problems

    Radian Telescopes: Born to Solve Problems

    Radian Telescopes is a new company founded by OPT that strives to solve problems of amateur astronomy.  Driven to identifying needs and meeting them with high-quality hardware, Radian is a company all amateur astronomers need to know about.  In this episode, Dustin tells the story of how the company started, its values and what's coming in the future.

    • 55 min
    Mars: The Worst Place to Live w/ Fraser Cain

    Mars: The Worst Place to Live w/ Fraser Cain

    Does Mars have the most overpriced real estate ever?  While going to Mars would be great from a scientific standpoint, would you really want to live there?  Should we go to Mars?  Fraser Cain joins us for the third in a series of episodes discussing life in the universe.

    • 1 hr
    Finding Life on Other Planets With Astrobiologist Graham Lau

    Finding Life on Other Planets With Astrobiologist Graham Lau

    What is life?  Where should we look for it outside of Earth?  Is life common or rare?  These questions and many more are the daily job of Graham Lau, an astrobiologist who has joined us for this episode of Space Junk!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Questioning Reality - The Philosophy of Astronomy

    Questioning Reality - The Philosophy of Astronomy

    This week Dustin and Tony go deep and talk about the nature of reality, what knowledge is and how we can colonize the stars.  

    • 49 min
    Reaching for the Sky with Skye Schwartz

    Reaching for the Sky with Skye Schwartz

    Skye Schwartz has a remarkable story to tell, one filled with obstacles overcome and dreams coming into focus.  Skye shares these stories with Tony and Dustin in this episode and we hope you'll find her as amazing as we did.

    • 53 min
    Installing HUGE Telescopes with Matt Dieterich

    Installing HUGE Telescopes with Matt Dieterich

    Our guest in this episode works for Planewave Instruments and travels the globe instaling the meter-class telescopes they produce in some of the most amazing locales.  Learn all about his experiences and we take some of your questions from our first-ever live stream of the podcast recording.

    • 1 hr

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