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Venus and Moon in the evening twilight tonight

March 19, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 19 March 2018) This was my first glimpse of Venus in the evening sky for 2018. Sadly, Mercury was too close to the Sun to be glimpsed. .

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Early riser? See doomed Chinese space station pass over Canberra.

March 10, 2018 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 10 March 2018) China’s first space station, Tiangong-1 will be visible in Canberra’s early morning sky between 11 and 19 March 2018. This is likely to be your last opportunity to see the space station before it is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere. The space station is currently ‘out of control’ […]

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Morning rainbow over the Brindabella Ranges, Australian Capital Territory

November 27, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 27 November 2017) I paused my morning drive to work to take the above image of a rainbow appearing ‘over’ the Brindabella Ranges.

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Mission impossible? See Venus and Jupiter close together in the morning twilight sky.

November 12, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 November 2017) Venus and Jupiter will be very close on the morning of Monday 13 November 2017. They will just over one Moon width apart. However, they will be very low on the Eastern horizon. I would suggest taking binoculars outside to help you look for them. Wide angle finder chart Venus […]

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Watch as Chinese Space Station passes over Canberra tonight. No binoculars or telescope needed!

October 15, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 October 2017) Watch as China’s Tiangong 2 Space Station passes over Canberra tonight between 7.51pm AEDT and 7.59 pm AEDT. The space station will rise approximately in the South West, pass approximately overhead and then fade in the North East just before it reaches the horizon. It will appear as a slowly […]

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Planetarium presentations at 2017 YMCA Space Camp

October 2, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 2 October 2017) Yesterday, I had the pleasure of running planetarium sessions for the 47 participants in the first of this years YMCA Space Camps held in Canberra, Australia. Participants spent five days taking part in all sorts of activities including launching rockets, coding and driving robot cars, problem solving and of […]

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Planetarium presentations at Science in ACTion 2017 school day

August 12, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 August 2017) A big thanks to Ingrid McCarthy (Inspiring Australia ACT) for making it possible for me to be at the 2017 Science in ACTion school day yesterday (Friday 11 August 2017). It was a great day with school groups from a diverse range of schools across the ACT taking part in […]

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A celestial alignment above Chinatown, Sydney

July 30, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 30July 2017) A brief visit to Sydney yesterday allowed me to capture the below image of the Moon, Jupiter and the star Spica (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Virgo ‘The Virgin’) and the Golden Water Mouth sculpture in Chinatown, Sydney. .

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Canberra (ACT) Sunset Panorama 3 February 2017

February 4, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 February 2017) If you look closely, you can spot the Moon and Venus (circled). The longer camera exposure while I was moving my mobile phone to take the panorama is most likely responsible for Venus not appearing as a pinpoint image. .

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#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 has further […]

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