Tag: Queensland

#BrisbaneAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living in Brisbane (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website HeavensAbove.com has further […]

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#GoldCoastAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

January 28, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living on the Gold Coast (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website […]

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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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Queensland teenager launchs balloon to edge of space!

December 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(P0sted 4 December 2015) This ABC story and video (also see below) about a Cecil Plains, Queensland teenager who has build his own telescope, does astro-photography and launched a balloon with camera to the ‘edge of space’ is worth reading / watching. As an aside, the balloon did only reach 33 kilometers above […]

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Next Solar Eclipse for Australia occurs in March 2016

September 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Page updated 6 October 2015) The next solar eclipse visible from Australia will be a partial one (totality occurs North of Australia) and be visible from across Northern Australia on Wednesday 9 March 2016. A poster about this eclipse can be downloaded from my Free ‘Space posters’ page. The about image is courtesy of […]

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Fantastic image of Comet PanSTARRS (C/2014 Q1) by Anne-Louise Surma-Hawes

July 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 19 July 2015) I want to share the below image of Comet PanSTARRS (C/2014 Q1) taken by Anne-Louise Surma-Hawes yesterday from near Leyburn, Queensland early yesterday evening. Anne-Louise Surma-Hawes described the process of creating the image as follows.The image is a composite of several images ranging from 5 seconds to 30 seconds to capture the dynamic […]

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Crescent Moon joins Jupiter tonight in the constellation Gemini The Twins (with finder chart)

May 4, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 May 2014) Step outside tonight as soon as the sky begins to darken and you will be rewarded by the beautiful sight of the crescent Moon and planet Jupiter above the North West horizon. More information about the constellation Gemini The Twins (in which the Moon and Jupiter appear to be […]

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Iridium flare will dazzle early morning risers on the Gold Coast tomorrow

April 27, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 27 April 2014) An Iridium flare approximately 39 times brighter than Venus (currently visible in the morning sky) will dazzle the eyes of early morning risers on the Gold Coast tomorrow morning (Monday 28 April 2014). The flare will occur at 4:55 am AEST (4:55.02 am AEST to be precise) and last only […]

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Venus shines high in pre-dawn ANZAC Day 2014 and above ANZAC Cove, Turkey 1915

April 23, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 April 2014)  If you are attending this week’s ANZAC Day Dawn Service (Friday 25 April 2014), before the service starts you can take part in a little naked eye astronomy by looking up and to the East. Assuming you have clear skies, you will easily be able to observe dazzling Venus and a […]

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

April 18, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(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 […]

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