Tag: Gold Coast Astronomy

#GoldCoastAstronomy Space Station visible in the e…

November 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle#GoldCoastAstronomy Space Station visible in the evening sky 12 – 19 November to unaided eye. Finder charts: heavens-above.com/PassSummary.as…

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#GoldCoastAstronomy Tonight! Use the Moon and Mars…

November 7, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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…

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#GoldCoastAstronomy Wednesday 2 November. Spectacu…

November 1, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle#GoldCoastAstronomy Wednesday 2 November. Spectacular Iridium flare! Look East at 7.46 pm AEST. Finder chart: heavens-above.com/flaredetails.a…

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Look for Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in evening twilight tonight

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 September 2016) Don’t panic if you didn’t miss last month’s close encounter between Venus and Jupiter, don’t panic. Firstly, you can ‘just’ still see Mercury and Jupiter in the evening twilight below Venus and the crescent Moon. You will need a clear sky and low horizon tonight. Binoculars are highly recommended […]

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Gold Coast sky watchers! Look up Sunday night. Mars at opposition and Space Station to zip overhead.

May 16, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 18 May 2016) This Sunday (22 May 2016) is going to be a busy one for casual sky watchers on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)! The International Space Station is going to pass directly overhead and the planet Mars will reach opposition on the same night. As an added bonus , the […]

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‘Mysterious’ flare of light joins Moon and Jupiter tonight over Gold Coast, Queensland!

May 15, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 May 2016) Casual sky watchers on the Gold Coast residents have a double astronomical treat tonight (Sunday 15 May 2016). Firstly,  you can look up as soon as the sky is dark and spot the planet Jupiter immediately below the Moon. No telescope or binoculars will be required. The second ‘treat’ […]

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Crescent Moon joins Venus, Jupiter and Regulus this weekend

July 17, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 17 July 2015) In what seems to be a wonderful never ending show, the crescent Moon will temporarily join Venus and Jupiter as evening twilight ends this weekend. This follows the planets closest approach on 1 July 2015. Brisbane based amateur astronomer Tony Surma-Hawes captured the above image of Venus and Jupiter […]

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Venus and Jupiter dazzle in the evening twilight sky

June 29, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 29 June 2015) Venus and Jupiter continue to dazzle as they draw to their closest approach on Wednesday 1 July 2015. The below image captures both planets plus three of the four Galilean moons that orbit Jupiter and which easily can be seen in binoculars. More information and finder charts can be found […]

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Got a telescope? Watch Io and its shadow pass across Jupiter’s face tonight.

March 9, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 9 March 2015) The shadow of Jupiter’s largest moons Io, will cross the face of Jupiter tonight between approximately 8:30 pm AEST and 10:30 pm AEST (9:30 pm AEDT to 11:30 pm AEDT). While Jupiter can easily be seen with the unaided eye (look for the brilliant star above the Eastern horizon at […]

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Moon passes Jupiter 2 – 4 March 2015 / Great Red Spot visible Tuesday night through a telescope

March 1, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 1 March 2015) Look above the North Eastern horizon over the next few nights and you will notice a very bright star near the Moon. That bright star is really the planet Jupiter. Dust off your binoculars or that unused telescope you bought last Christmas and you will be rewarded with a view of […]

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