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Mercury now visible in morning sky

February 8, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 February 2015) Mercury is now a morning object and can be seen low above the Eastern horizon in the morning twilight sky. From our Earthbound perspective, Mercury will continue to move away from the Sun and become easier to locate with the unaided eye. Note that without a telescope it only appears […]

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Planet spotting doesn’t get any easier than this! See Mercury, Mars and Saturn without a telescope.

August 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 24 August 2014) Planet spotting doesn’t get any easier at present with three planets (Mercury, Mars and Saturn) now visible in evening sky. Mars and Saturn are the highest in the sky and don’t set until late evening. Mars sets the latest just after 11 pm AEST on the Gold Coast (setting […]

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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) […]

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October 2013 Sky & Space Events

October 4, 2013 | By | 8 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 October 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) but will be […]

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August 2013 Sky & Space Events

August 3, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

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 August 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) but will be […]

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Early riser? Crescent Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter visible tomorrow morning in morning twilight

August 3, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

If you are an early riser, don’t forget to look low above the North Eastern horizon around 5.30 am AEST. If you are lucky enough to have clear skies, you will spot a delicate crescent Moon with the three stars below it. The brightest by far will be the planet Jupiter, with Mars […]

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July 2013 Sky & Space Events

June 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

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 July 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) but will be […]

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June 2013 Sky & Space Events

June 1, 2013 | By | 3 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 June 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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May 2013 Sky & Space Events

April 30, 2013 | By | 4 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 May 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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April 2013 Sky & Space Events

March 30, 2013 | By | 4 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 April 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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