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Moon, Saturn and Antares above the Eastern horizon tonight (with finder chart)

Moon, Saturn and Antares above the Eastern horizon tonight (with finder chart)

April 18, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

(Posted 18 April 2014) Unfamiliar with the night sky but want to see a planet with your own eyes? Tonight is a great opportunity to use the Moon as a kind of celestial signpost to spot the planet Saturn. Just head outside at 8:30 pm AEST and look for the Moon above the Eastern horizon. […]

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Watch as the Moon joins Saturn tonight (with finder chart)

Watch as the Moon joins Saturn tonight (with finder chart)

April 17, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

(Posted 17 April 2014) Unfamiliar with the night sky but want to see a planet with your own eyes? Tonight is a great opportunity to use the Moon as a kind of celestial signpost to spot the planet Saturn. Just head outside any time after the sky is dark tonight and you can see the […]

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Watch as Venus eclipses a star tomorrow morning. Visible across Eastern Australia.

Watch as Venus eclipses a star tomorrow morning. Visible across Eastern Australia.

April 16, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

(Posted 16 April 2014) Even if you aren’t an early riser, you might want to consider dusting off your telescope, setting your alarm clock and getting up early tomorrow morning to watch Venus eclipse (or occult) a star tomorrow morning. While you won’t need a telescope to locate Venus (it will be the dazzlingly bright […]

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Tonight’s ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse and the tetrad

Tonight’s ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse and the tetrad

April 15, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Don’t be disappointed tonight (Tuesday 15 April 2014) when the totally eclipsed Moon doesn’t turn out to be literally ‘blood red’ (as apparently outlined in a New York best seller). The appearance of a lunar eclipse in real life varies dramatically and depends to a large degree on the level of dust in the Earth’s […]

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Free download: Term 2 2014 Student Astronomy Newsletter Now Available

April 14, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Term 2 2014 edition of my ‘Amazing Space!’ newsletter for students is now available for free download from this website. This term’s issue includes: Finder charts for Saturn. No telescope required. Constellation finder charts for the Southern Cross and Scorpius Moon phases for April – June 2014 Preview of 29 April 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse (event times […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events and anniversaries (24 – 30 March 2014)

This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events and anniversaries (24 – 30 March 2014)

March 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 23 March 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) and AEDT […]

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

March 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 16 March 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) and AEDT […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events and anniversaries (10 – 16 March 2014)

March 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 9 March 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) and AEDT […]

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Stunning image of Brisbane’s lights and part of ISS from space

Stunning image of Brisbane’s lights and part of ISS from space

March 9, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

(Posted 8 March 2014) If you read the Courier-Mail yesterday, you would have seen the stunning image of Brisbane’s lights from space on the front cover taken by one of the crew on board the International Space Station. It turns out the image is relatively old (2011) but that doesn’t mean it is any less […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events and anniversaries (3 – 9 March 2014)

March 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 2 March 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) and AEDT […]

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