About AstroGear Today

AstroGear Today is the place for expert, reliable, and independent hands-on reviews of astronomy equipment. Created and managed by experts in amateur astronomy and the astronomy industry, AstroGear Today covers it all. Fairly and reliably.


How do I know I can depend on AGT reviews?
We commission reviews based on the expertise and reputation of the authors, and we let them write what they want. There are as many opinions as there are products, so we allow differing views. All on one site.

Are you influenced by your sponsors?
The astronomy industry and the products they produce are why we’re here. But we don’t bend the truth to benefit our sponsors. Our reputation is our most important asset, and it depends on being truly independent, open, and trustworthy.

Who writes your equipment reviews?
Experts we know and trust. They’re the ones you want to hear from when you’re considering a purchase. It’s as simple as that.

There are reviews all over the internet. Why create more?
Because reviews are all over the internet. There’s a need for one source that industry and customers can trust. Where businesses and customers can connect and share. Where astronomy isn’t divided by niche or interest or level of expertise. Businesses can reach more potential customers and readers can broaden their knowledge and activities.

Can I submit a review?
We’re very selective in our choices of reviewers. If you have expertise, experience, and writing ability, and you have an idea or suggestion, let us know. Write to [email protected].

How can my company get involved with AstroGear Today?
Choose an ad position, sponsor a review (with click-through), or sponsor videos once they begin.
Sign up for a Virtual Booth. Demo your products, meet potential buyers, and answer questions just like in person. No shipping, setup or breakdown, and every interested customers can attend. It’s a trade show alternative for for the modern era.
Interviews and behind-the-scenes tours bring your market to you for an inside peek at your business.
Write to [email protected] for advertising and sponsoring inquiries.
Write to [email protected] for online programs for your company.

Who manages AstroGearToday?

Mike Simmons, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder: Mike Simmons has been an amateur astronomer for 40 years and loves sharing the sky with others. He is co-founder and past president of Astronomers Without Borders. He also has past affiliations with the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Griffith Observatory and the Mount Wilson Observatory Association.

Babak Sedehi, co-founder: Babak Sedehi is founder and president of NexDome Observatories Inc.. He is also a former long-time board member of Astronomers Without Borders.

Do you have a question we should add to the FAQ?
Write to [email protected].