Astronomy Videos

Many topics in astronomy are ideally explained in print. But not all. For instance, it’s a lot easier to show how to use a telescope than to put it into words. And watching an author about on abstruse topic often helps bring it to life.

Welcome to Sky & Telescope‘s full archive of astronomy videos. Below you’ll find videos ranging from interviews with editors and contributing authors to manufacturers and and vendors of astronomy equipment.

Discover how our editor-in-chief, Robert Naeye, fell in love with astronomy in his hunt for the elusive planet X; how the director of art and design, Pat Coppola, works hard to create a magazine that’s pleasing to the eye. Or how to find the best fiber-glass observatories from one of our favorite manufacturers.

Under the Hood with PlaneWave Instruments

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of PlaneWave Instruments, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of advanced telescopes for imaging, research, and education. Our interview begins at the company’s headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California, where President & CEO Richard Hedrick gives us a tour of the facilities and a detailed look at some of PlaneWave’s newest…

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Meade Instruments Corp. at NEAF 2017

Sky & Telescope's Dennis di Cicco and Meade’s Scott Byrum look at many of the products Meade had on display at this year’s Northeast Astronomy Forum. With an eye toward the upcoming total solar eclipse, they take a detailed look at the Coronado line of affordable hydrogen-alpha solar scopes, and the company’s new EclipseView line of…

iOptron at NEAF 2017

Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco talks with iOptron’s Roger Rivers about some of the newest products in the company’s expanding line of mounts and telescopes. They give special emphasis to the new, highly versatile and extremely portable Sky Tracker Pro mount designed for cameras and small telescopes.   See additional videos from the 2017…

Finger Lakes Instrumentation at NEAF 2017

Gary McAnally of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco some of FLI’s newest imaging equipment, including the Kepler line of cooled, scientific-grade CMOS cameras, which feature high sensitivity, extremely low read noise, and high frame rates. See additional videos from the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum. Return to our Product Videos page.

Astronomy Equipment Videos

Welcome to Sky & Telescope’s product videos. Over the past few years, former S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco has interviewed many manufacturers and vendors of astronomy equipment in an effort to bring their products to life in a way that you will find useful. You can also find these videos on Sky & Telescope's…

2017 eclipse track with partial phases

S&T Webinar: Get Ready for 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 9th, when you'll get great background info and travel tips for America's coast-to-coast total solar eclipse. Maybe you've always been curious about why everyone gets excited about total solar eclipses. Maybe you're thinking about traveling to see the one next August 21st, but you're not sure where to go.…