Paul Floyd

This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.

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Canberra (ACT) Sunset Panorama 3 February 2017

February 4, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 February 2017) If you look closely, you can spot the Moon and Venus (circled). The longer camera exposure while I was moving my mobile phone to take the panorama is most likely responsible for Venus not appearing as a pinpoint image. .

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#BrisbaneAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living in Brisbane (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website HeavensAbove.com has further […]

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#GoldCoastAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living on the Gold Coast (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website […]

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#CanberraAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 1 – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 1 – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website […]

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A beautiful Canberra (ACT) sunset

January 24, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 24 January 2017) I think the image can speak for itself. .

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Registration fee for March STEM / Astronomy and Space Science conference reduced

January 23, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 January 2017) The conference conveners have announced that the registration fee for the Cosmic Stars 2017 ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference has been dramatically reduced. This has been made possible thanks to the wonderful support of the conference’s major sponsors Inspiring Australia and Teachers Mutual Bank. Don’t forget that each […]

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Rocket launcher / Educator needed for 2017 ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference

January 19, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 19 January 2017) Unfortunately, I have just found out that the local rocketry association is no longer able to present at this March’s Cosmic Stars 2017 ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference (external link to conference website). They were going to present on the topic ‘Model and amateur rocketry in Science, Technology, Engineering […]

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Canberra this morning just after sunrise photo montage (17 January 2017)

January 17, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 17 January 2017) Given the forecast of 37 degrees celcius for Canberra today, I was up earlier than usual for my morning walk. The above image is a combination of four of my favourite image of the morning. Hopefully the main image captures the glare of an Australian Summers morning just before the […]

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Satellite and planet watching in Canberra (ACT) tonight (16 January 2017)

January 16, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 16 January 2017) Only a few moderately bright satellites are visible in tonight’s evening Canberra twilight (16 January 2017). You can use the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website to generate customised viewing information for your suburb. The brightest satellite (the International Space Station) is not currently visible from Canberra. The highlight for tonight will be a […]

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What do you see in these clouds?

January 11, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 11 January 2017) I am curious what you can see in the clouds I took a picture of yesterday. To me, a kangaroo immediately leapt to mind. I was somewhat disappointed when that was not captured by my camera. Double disappointment set in when my ‘significant other’ suggested something completely different! My mind recognising […]

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