Tag: International Space Station

Stunning image of Brisbane’s lights and part of ISS from space

March 9, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 March 2014) If you read the Courier-Mail yesterday, you would have seen the stunning image of Brisbane’s lights from space on the front cover taken by one of the crew on board the International Space Station. It turns out the image is relatively old (2011) but that doesn’t mean it is […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events (24 February – 2 March 2014)

February 23, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Posted 23 February 2014 This post is biased towards events that can be seen with the unaided eye or via the Internet. It also can only cover predictable events. Random events such as asteroid impacts won’t be listed. Where events are time specific, I have listed the events in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) […]

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This weeks upcoming predictable space and astronomy events (10 – 16 February 2014)

February 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Posted 9 February 2014 This post is biased towards events that can be seen with the unaided eye or via the Internet. It also can only cover predictable events. Random events such as asteroid impacts won’t be listed. Where events are time specific, I have listed the events in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard […]

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April 2013 Sky & Space Events

March 30, 2013 | By | 4 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 April 2013. The finder charts have been produced for an observer based in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but will be useful for […]

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International Space Station pass over Canberra

November 14, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

An image of tonight’s pass by the International Space Station pass over Canberra tonight at 9.15 pm Daylights Savings Time.

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Watch live webcast of launch of new crew to International Space Station

November 13, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Don’t forget to watch (via NASA TV) as the next crew launches (using a Russian Soyuz rocket) to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. At the time of writing, the launch is scheduled to occur at (pick your time zone): 2.14 pm Monday 14 November Australian Eastern Standard Time […]

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In South East Queensland? Look up for the International Space Station in the early evening sky

October 4, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

If you are in South East Queensland and you are covering the Space theme this term, don’t forget to sent your students outside this week to look for the International Space Station. Depending on when and what day you are looking, the International Space Station will be visible passing across the sky as […]

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International Space Station now visible in (Australian) evening twilight skies

October 1, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The International Space Station is now visible in the evening twilight sky for Australian observers. If you haven’t seen a satellite pass overhead, the International Space Station is the one to go out and look for. It is easily visible to the unaided eye and depending on viewing circumstances, can appear (briefly) almost […]

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30% chance of ‘severe’ Aurora Australis / Aurora Borealis in next 48 hours

September 25, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

According to Spaceweather.com there is 30% chance of a ‘severe’ Aurora Australis / Aurora Borealis occurring in the next 48 hours. For Southern Australian observers, the most likely time that we will see one is Monday night (26 September 2011) according to the Australian IPS Radio and Space Services website. To have the best chance of […]

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Image of Moon from Earth Orbit

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Text and image courtesy NASA website: ‘Photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station, this image shows the moon, the Earth’s only natural satellite, at center with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere, the lowest and most dense portion of the Earth’s atmosphere. The […]

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