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Planets galore in the late evening sky … plus see Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot for yourself!

April 4, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 4 April 2018) Our evening sky ‘planet drought’ is finally over with the spectacular planets Jupiter and Saturn plus Mars visible. Yes, Venus is visible low on the Western horizon in evening twilight and has been for a while. But let’s face it, Venus is a featureless disc (strictly speaking a gibbous […]

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Asteroid 2014 RC passes Earth tomorrow morning (with finder chart)

September 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 7 September 2014) Asteroid 2014 RC will safely pass the Earth tomorrow morning at a distance of only 34,000 km at 4:18 am AEST (Monday 8 September) Australian time. Astronomically speaking that is extremely close and shows that the Earth still faces an ongoing threat from being bombarded from outer space. Asteroid […]

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Where to look for China’s Yutu rover and Chang’e 3 lander on the Moon tonight

January 13, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

13 January 2014 While both China’s Chang’e 3 lunar lander and Yutu lunar rover are too small to be seen from Earth though even a large telescope, you can use any size telescope to at least look at the part of the Moon (Mare Imbrium or Sea of Rains) where they both landed […]

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