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Jupiter and Venus sky show peaks Wednesday 1 July 2015

June 20, 2015 | By | 6 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 20 June 2015) If you thought last night’s encounter between Venus, Jupiter and the slim crescent Moon was impressive, keep watching! Thanks to the mechanics of all three planets moving around the Sun (the Earth being the third), Venus and Jupiter are appearing to be moving even closer together. The two planets […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events (17 – 23 February 2014)

February 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 16 February 2014 This post is biased towards events that can be seen with the unaided eye or via the Internet. It also can only cover predictable events. Random events such as asteroid impacts won’t be listed. Where events are time specific, I have listed the events in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) […]

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September 2013 Sky & Space Events

August 25, 2013 | By | 7 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Eastern Australia with a summary of what is happening in the night sky in September 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) but will be […]

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Tonight: Crescent Moon joins Antares (in the ancient Greek constellation Scorpius)

October 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you have a moment, step outside tonight and look above the Western horizon for the crescent Moon. The brightest star below and to the left of the Moon is Antares (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Scorpius the Scorpion). In Māori mythology, the Scorpion is not a scorpion but a giant […]

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October 2011 Sky & Space Events

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in October 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica make a temporary triangle in the evening sky

September 1, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Virgo the Virgin) will form a temporary triangle above the Western horizon in the early evening tonight. Keep in mind that due to its great distance from Earth, Saturn will only appear as a star to the unaided eye. […]

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The Moon joins Mars tomorrow morning

August 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are out walking the dog tomorrow morning, look above the Eastern horizon and look for the crescent Moon and the planet Mars. Mars will be the slightly orange ‘star’ to the left of the Moon. The finder chart has been produced for Brisbane (and the rest of South East Queensland) but […]

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September 2011 Sky & Space Events

August 13, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual sky watcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in September 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found […]

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August 2011 Sky & Space Events

July 24, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in August 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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July 2011 Sky & Space Events

July 2, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in July 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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