A telescope holiday gift guide will be the subject this week on the What’s Up? Webcast as the Sky-Watcher team prepares for the upcoming holidays and explores options for buying that perfect telescope or astronomical accessory. They will take a look at the best offerings for this holiday season and the astronomer in your life.
The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast is a live webcast held every Friday from 10am to 11am Pacific on the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Each week they discuss new astronomical topic including gear, visual and imaging techniques, interviews and more.
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For example, as part of the library of previous What’s Up? Webcasts you will find an episode where they sat down with master optician Michael Lockwood of Lockwood Custom Optics to talk about telescope optics and just how far they can be taken Mike started the company in 2006 to supply quality optics to amateur and professional astronomers, telescope builders, scientists, researchers, and industry. He can provide mirrors up to ~32″ in diameter from high-quality, precision annealed, monolithic borosilicate glass up to 2.1″ in thickness can produce slightly thinner borosilicate mirrors up to just over 40″ in diameter.
So if you are wondering what to get the astronomer in your life check out the telescope holiday gift guide segment. And if you are stuck at home looking for something to do or want to learn more about the latest in astronomy equipment, techniques and more then check out the past What’s Up? webcasts.
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