What is the Future of Astronomy? Featuring Fraser Cain

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With Large Telescopes like the LSST coming on in the near future we discuss why Astronomy is so important today and in the future.

Fraser Cain is publisher of Universe Today Space an astronomy news site and co-host of Astronomy Cast. His new book The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer is out now and features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos.

The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer: https://amzn.to/2EhHnDx

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Fraser Cain links:

10 Reasons Why Oumuamua Will Blow Your Mind: https://youtu.be/N-3cy_Pbx1M

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Cody'sLab says:

Regarding the mars rust question: Yes iron oxide rust is present and gives the soil and rock a red color but most of the iron that is on mars is still in the reduced metallic state. The biotic oxidation that happened on earth to form banded iron deposits has not happened to mars. Yet. 😉

kurtu5 says:

I have to say I am not really a fan of Fraiser Cain. Yes, I do appreciate the work he has done, but he consistantly conflates his own desires with that of other people. His argument against Mars is "Earth is the best place." He should just say that "Earth is the best place for ME. For others, they may want to try the frontier that is Mars." I get it. He has no interest in going to the New World. But he shouldn't say that Mars colonization is not a good idea just because he wants to stay on the "Continent."

Phobos Anomaly says:

Fraser Cain! Co host of one of my favorite podcasts! Awesome.

David Agranoff says:

Great interview! Frazier always makes it interesting!

IMStarbuck says:

I remember Halley's Comet. I hope to be alive when it swings by again – how amazing that would be – both sightings are either end of my life.

Jarl Borg says:

I got a cold chill hearing you both talk of your first encounter with Saturn. It was exactly the same for me. Eight years old, messing about with my Grandpa's old 3in refractor telescope. I pointed it at a bright yellow 'star', which appeared strangely oblong through the scope. Suddenly it came into focus and I was looking at the rings of Saturn. It was as if I'd discovered the planet myself and from that moment I became hooked on astronomy for life.

Sean Carter says:

thanks for the post

David Smith says:

I remember Hale Bopp I was in middle school, that was amazing for me.

bluegreenplanet89 says:

The space dog barking in the background gives this video a nice touch.

Lee Timo says:

Damn dogs always barking away ruining the peace.

Steph o/ says:

We're preparing to leave. That feels weird to say.

Stop the Philosophical Zombies says:

What I'd like to see is more live feeds from telescopes.

TwilightDream says:

I would like to be the first person to discover Uranus.

Todd McKernan says:

Fraser Cain is awesome 🙂

zapfanzapfan says:

Star party with Fraser and Pamela, I'm jealous! 🙂

Frank Hudacek says:

Macaroni, cheese, and EVENT HORIZON

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