Weather Wise Guy Podcast

The Night Sky For Beginners: Part 1

September 4, 2020

It can be overwhelming looking at the night sky. What are you even looking at? Astronomer Mike Overacker joins the podcast with a look at stargazing for beginners. What to look for, why stars are different colors and the best app for finding the planets.

GUEST: Mike Overacker, Astronomer

Overacker is a well-known astronomer and astrophotographer in Roanoke, Virginia. He has developed The Astronomy Mobile Outreach Vehicle (AMOV), a mobile astronomy outreach platform for schools, clubs, groups, and the general public. The AMOV travels to various areas in southwest Virginia to present science and astronomy to the public. Telescopes are available for both daytime solar astronomy and nighttime astronomy.


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