Tag: Canberra

Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the early morning sky (with image)

April 3, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 3 April 2018) Courtesy of a kidney stone operation (really not recommended!!), I found myself up in the very early morning staring at the night sky a few nights ago. I had a recollection that Mars and Saturn were very close, and managed to locate both very close to the Teapot which […]

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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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#CanberraAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 1 – 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 Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 1 – 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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A beautiful Canberra (ACT) sunset

January 24, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 24 January 2017) I think the image can speak for itself. .

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Registration fee for March STEM / Astronomy and Space Science conference reduced

January 23, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 January 2017) The conference conveners have announced that the registration fee for the Cosmic Stars 2017 ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference has been dramatically reduced. This has been made possible thanks to the wonderful support of the conference’s major sponsors Inspiring Australia and Teachers Mutual Bank. Don’t forget that each […]

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What do you see in these clouds?

January 11, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 11 January 2017) I am curious what you can see in the clouds I took a picture of yesterday. To me, a kangaroo immediately leapt to mind. I was somewhat disappointed when that was not captured by my camera. Double disappointment set in when my ‘significant other’ suggested something completely different! My mind recognising […]

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-7 Iridium flare dazzles Southern Canberra (photo)

October 11, 2016 | By | 4 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 11 October 2016) The Iridium flare dazzled Southern Canberra tonight as forecast by the highly recommended HeavensAbove.com website.

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Canberra Space Camp planetarium presentation

October 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 October 2016) I recently had the opportunity to present a number of portable planetarium programmes to (highly enthusiastic) participants, volunteers and organisers of the first Canberra Space Camp. The first Canberra Space Camp (text from website) is a ‘4 day/3 night immersive experience for high school students in the ACT and surrounding regions […]

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Say goodbye to Mercury and Jupiter (photo). The planetary sky show is over.

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 September 2016) The evening planet twilight show has well and truly ended with both Mercury and Jupiter lost in the evening twilight for casual sky watchers. I couldn’t see Mercury with my unaided eyes and it was only just visible in the images I took. I could see Jupiter but it […]

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