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 […]
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(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 […]
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 October 2016) I recently had the opportunity to present a number of portable planetarium programmes to (highly enthusiastic) participants, volunteers and organisers of the first Canberra Space Camp. The first Canberra Space Camp (text from website) is a ‘4 day/3 night immersive experience for high school students in the ACT and surrounding regions […]
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 17 May 2016) I had a ‘two for the price of one’ Iridium satellite flare tonight. I went out to photograph a very bright magnitude -7.4 flare in the constellation Leo Major. To my surprise, there was a second Iridium flare. I rechecked the Heavens-Above.com website and discovered there was a ‘fainter’ Iridium […]