Tag: astronomy events

Moon and Venus meet in the morning sky (1 March 2011)

February 26, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are an early riser, have a look above the Eastern horizon for the cresent Moon and Venus on 1 March 2011. Venus will appear as a bright star to the unaided eye below and to the right of the Moon. You may also want to challenge yourself to see how long […]

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March 2011 Sky & Space Events

February 26, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in March 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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International Space Station visible in morning sky

February 19, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Brisbane and Gold Coast early morning risers can watch the International Space Station (ISS) pass over head in the morning sky over the next week. If you haven’t seen the ISS before, it will appear as a bright slowly moving star to the unaided eye, and can take up to eight minutes to […]

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Brisbane and Gold Coast early risers can watch Moon pass Venus and Mercury

January 30, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are an early riser and want an easy astronomy event to spot, look above the Eastern horizon tomorrow morning to spot the planet Venus, the Moon and the planet Mercury apparently lined up above the Eastern horizon (see below finder chart). If you happen to be up the following couple of […]

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January 2011 Sky & Space Events

January 1, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in January 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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