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 […]
Send to Kindle#GoldCoastAstronomy Tonight! Use the Moon and Mars to find a planet orbiting another star (known as an exo-planet)… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…
Send to Kindle(Posted 11 October 2016) The Iridium flare dazzled Southern Canberra tonight as forecast by the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website.
Send to Kindle(Posted 4 September 2016) The evening planet twilight show has well and truly ended with both Mercury and Jupiter lost in the evening twilight for casual sky watchers. I couldn’t see Mercury with my unaided eyes and it was only just visible in the images I took. I could see Jupiter but it […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 28 August 2016) Image taken with Samsung Galaxy 6 mobile phone using the afocal photographic technique through my eight inch telescope.
Send to Kindle(Posted 27 August 2016) Make sure you are taking a couple of minutes over the next few nights to look at the unfolding planetary close encounter that is happening between Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. No telescope is required. Just look to the West as the sky darkens (6.30 pm AEST for most of […]
Send to Kindle(Posted 9 October 2015) I managed to take the below photograph of Venus and the crescent Moon this morning once the cloud had cleared. It sort of makes up for the fact that I missed out on seeing the actual Venus occulation due to total cloud cover. Sort of….
Send to Kindle(Posted 14 April 2014) Wow! That is the only word that comes to mind having seen Saturn occulted (covered or eclipsed) by the Moon. If you missed it, don’t panic as there will be one more occultation of Saturn visible from Australia this year (4 August 2014). It will be even better than tonights […]
Update (4.29 pm AEST): Reports are emerging out of the Urals region of Russia of a meteor being shot down by an air defense unit in the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. This story has video from a variety of sources showing what can only be described as a spectacular fireball streaking across the […]
A partial solar eclipse will be observable this Friday from the southern tip of Tasmania using safe solar viewing techniques between approximately 6.32pm and 7.06pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (25 November 2011). Maximum eclipse is at 6.49 pm. The safest way of observing the eclipse would be to use some form of […]