Since I started observing, I've liked to listen to music while I am out at the telescope. Then the battery in my MP3 player (an iRiver H10 5GB) went bad and wouldn't hold a charge for more than a few minutes. So I just started not listening to music at the 'scope. I finally realized that (duh) eBay would have replacement batteries for my MP3 player. To my delight, they were also just $5. Much cheaper than having to buy a new iPod or something!
So now I'm getting back into the habit of using an MP3 player out at the 'scope. I've got some of my favorite music on there, including some good music for astronomy. Of course, there's some Pink Floyd on there. I had to have Dark Side of the Moon, it just seems appropriate! Also, some of what I call "planetarium music" I ripped from Soma FM. The inner "nerd" in me enjoys the Halo soundtracks at the telescope, due to the orchestral and instrumental nature of most of the songs. Classical music also goes well with observing. Basically anything that's kind of mellow.
Those are, of course, just my thoughts on music while observing. I was wondering if anyone else listens to music while out at their telescopes, and if so what kinds?
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