May 10, 2021
Astronomy Cast Ep. 604: Balloon Astronomy
by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
So when you think about the world's observatories, I'm sure you're imagining huge telescopes perched atop mountain peaks or space telescopes like Hubble. But you might be surprised to learn that some telescopes are carried high into the atmosphere on board balloons. What can they accomplish?