Videos: Space Pods – Telescopes

Here are four telescope tutorials from Space Pod correspondent Jared Head

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* Refractor vs. Reflector: Telescopes – Space Pod 04/24/15

Are you a space geek looking to also become an astronomy geek? Space Pod correspondent Jared Head walks you through two of the most common types of telescopes and what each means. What is right for you? Keep watching Fridays for Jared’s segments to find out!

* Through the Looking Glass: Refractors – Space Pod 05/08/15

TMRO Astronomer Jared Head kicks off a 4-part SpacePod series about finding the right telescope, and takes a closer look at refracting telescopes.

* Mirror Mirror: Reflec​tors – Space Pod 05/15/15

Astronomer of TMRO Jared Head continues with the second part of a four-part series on telescopes. He goes into details about the lightbucket telescope design of reflectors.

* Telescope Cats!…Catadioptrics – Space Pod 05/22/15

TMRO Astronomer Jared Head continues with the third installment in a four-part series on telescopes, looking into the weird and wonderful world of catadioptric telescopes.