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Tag Archives: Stargazing Basics

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  • 16
    Dec

    2009

    The Sky This Winter

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about holiday gifts for potential stargazers. I argued against buying a telescope as a first step, and instead encouraged people to begin with the naked eye or binoculars....

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  • 29
    Jul

    2009

    Low-Cost, High-Quality, Fairly Simple Astro...

    I have only recently started playing around with taking astrophotos through my Digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, but, even with my limited experience, I’m very pleased with the results. If you...

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  • 27
    Jul

    2009

    Paul Kinzer Photographs Jupiter Himself

    Last week, Paul Kinzer answered my questions about planetary impacts, notably the recent one involving Jupiter. Last night, he went out with his own modest amateur astronomer’s kit to see if he could...

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  • 3
    Apr

    2009

    Paul Kinzer: 400 Years of Galileo

    Wisconsin Public Radio‘s excellent Conversations with Larry Meiller interviewed Stargazing Basics author Paul Kinzer yesterday about the International Year of Astronomy. 400 years ago, Galileo first...

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  • 23
    Feb

    2009

    Cosmic Explosions You Can See

    The biggest bang we know of since the Big Bang was confirmed last Thursday, February 19. It’s Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) 080916C, spotted by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at 7:13 pm EDT on September...

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  • 11
    Dec

    2008

    Paul Kinzer Has a Conversation with Larry Meiller

    Wisconsin Public Radio produces some of the best programming in the country, and I was delighted to hear from producer Jim Packard (also of Whad’ Ya Know? announcer fame) that Paul Kinzer would be...

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