72 episodes

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.

Space Junk OPT Telescopes

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    • 4.6, 29 Ratings

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.

    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
    Jumping Into DSLR Astrophotography with Nico Carver

    Jumping Into DSLR Astrophotography with Nico Carver

    There are so many ways to get into astrophotography!  Nico Carver is primarily interested in imaging nebulae and uses simple equipment, join us to learn all about getting started

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

TakaBlashi250 ,

Space Junk? Space Gods!!!

Thanks to all that is Space Junk Podcast. So much great info and great folks over at OPT Corp. 10 Stars!!!

robalmas ,

Good listen

Very interesting stuff. Makes you realize how small we are when you think about space!!!

JasonC.L ,

Space!

This podcast is a great variety of people that love Astronomy, Astrophotography and all things space. The guests seem to be from a wide variety of backgrounds but all related to space.

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