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Jupiter, Mars and Saturn visible tonight. No telescope or binoculars required!

April 22, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 22 April 2014) Planet spotting doesn’t any easier than tonight with Jupiter, Mars and Saturn easily visible to the unaided eye as bright stars. Jupiter is the brightest star located above the North Western horizon at the end of evening twilight. If you do have a telescope or binoculars, take the time […]

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Now available for free download: Solar eclipse pinhole viewer for 29 April 2014 partial solar eclipse

January 6, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

As per my 2014 Astronomy Events Calendar, we are lucky enough in Australia to have two lunar eclipses and one partial solar eclipse this year. Unlike lunar eclipses, partial solar eclipses are not safe to look directly at without the use of specialist solar filters most commonly sold by telescope shops. There are […]

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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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September 2013 Sky & Space Events

August 25, 2013 | By | 7 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 September 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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