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Venus and Jupiter Meet in the Twilight (27, 28 August 2016)

19 minutes agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Western evening sky on Saturday August 27 looking west at 40 minutes after sunset. Jupiter and Venus are around a lunar diameter apart with Mercury nearby. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at the equivalent local time....Show More Summary

Carnival of Space #472 is Here!

22 hours agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Carnival of Space #472 is now up at Everyday Spacer. There is planets around Proxima Centauri, Keeping Mars warm, a rare nova and much, much more. Head on over and have a read.

Astrophiz Podcast 8 is Out

22 hours agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

Astrophiz Podcast 8 is out now.Dr Cherbakov tells us about the discoveries and passing of Owen Slee, and explains how neutron stars form, and how some become pulsars. I continue ‘the dance of the planets’, and introduce ‘Ian’s Tangent’...Show More Summary

Mars, Antares and Saturn from a Straight Line (Wednesday August 24, 2016)

Mars is almost between the red star Antares and Saturn on the evening of 23 August. Canon IXUS, ASA 400, 15 second exposure, 10x images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. Click to embiggen. Mars forms a triangle with the red star Antares and Saturn on the evening of 8 August. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday August 25 to Thursday September 1

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday August 25. The New Moon is Thursday September 1. Venus and Jupiter are spectacularly close on the 27th and 28th. Mars and Saturn are visible all evening long. Mars is almost directly between the red star Antares and Saturn on the 25th. Show More Summary

Venus, Mercury and Jupiter 22 August 2016

From bottom to top, Venus, Jupiter and (dim) Mercury on the evening of 22 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:33 pm ACST. Click to embigen. From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter on the evening of 17 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:33 pm ACST. Show More Summary

The ISS crosses the Moon in Adelaide (Sunday Morning 21 August and Monday Morning 22 August 2016)

The ISS crosses the face of the Moon at 7:34:12 am ACST as seen from Adelaide. Click to embiggen. Close up of the ISS crossing the face of the Moon as seen from Adelaide. Click to embiggen. More detailed timing chart showing the position of the ISS at one second intervals on the 21st. Show More Summary

Iridium Flare Near Mars (18 August 6:07 pm)

South-Western sky at twilight - For Adelaideans there will be a bit of a treat tomorrow (18 August) in the twilight. There will be an extremely bright Iridium Flare near Mars and Saturn. While the flare occurs at around civil twilight, it is brighter than Venus, so should be easily seen. Show More Summary

Carnival of Space #471 is Here!

Carnival of Space #471 is now up at Links Through Space. There is 3D Pizza Printers, asteroid mining missions, exoearths, Taby's Star and much, much more. Head on over and have a read.

Astrophiz Podcast 7 is Out

Astrophiz Podcast 7 is out now.Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith talks about building the world's biggest radio telescope, sciencing with indigenous communities and national science Week. I wrap up the Perseids, explain magnitudes and 'What's up in the sky this week'. Show More Summary

It's National Science Week This Week (13-21 August 2016)

It's National Science Week This Week (13-21 August 2016). Check the Science Week page for lots of great activities in your area. I'll be going to Professor Flint's A Brief History of Life the Universe & Everything with SmallestOne, but there are lots of good events on.

The Sky This Week - Thursday August 18 to Thursday August 24

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday August 25. Venus rises higher in the early evening sky while Jupiter and Mercury lowers towards it. Mercury and Jupiter are close on the 18th-21st. Mars and Saturn are visible all evening long. Mars is directly between the red star Antares and Saturn on the 24th.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday August 25. Show More Summary

Venus, Mercury and Jupiter 14 August 2016

From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter on the evening of 14 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:33 pm ACST. Click to embigen. For comparison Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and the Moon on the evening of 7 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:27 pm ACST. Show More Summary

Perseids 2016 Live Wecams (12-13 August 2016)

Perseid radiant as seen from Darwin at 5:00 am local time, August the 13th, looking north. If you are clouded out, or south of Brisbane, or just don't want to get up at 4:00 am, you can try watching the following web cams in the northern...Show More Summary

Astrophiz Podcast 6 is Out

Astrophiz Podcast 6 is out. Dr Karen Lee-Wadell tells us about her research with CSIRO on tidal dwarf galaxies. Ian tells us more about the Perseid Meteor Shower, the 'Dance of the Planets' and what's up in the sky this week. Dr Nadeshzda tells us about the discovery or radio waves from Jupiter. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday August 11 to Thursday August 18

The Full Moon is Thursday August 18. Venus and Mercury rise higher in the early evening sky while Jupiter lowers towards them. Mercury and Jupiter are close on the 18th.. Mars and Saturn are visible all evening long. The Moon forms a triangle with Mars, Saturn and Antares on the 12th. Show More Summary

Planet Dance on 6th and 7th August 2016

From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and the Moon on the evening of 6 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) Click to embigen. From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and the Moon on the evening of 7 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) Click to embigen. Show More Summary

Jupiter Meets the Moon (6 August 2016)

Evening sky on Saturday August 6 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 45 minutes after sunset, similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. Jupiter is very close to the Moon.The inset is the telescopic view of Jupiter and the Moon. Show More Summary

Australian Perseid Meteor Shower - Morning August 13, 2016

Perseid radiant as seen from Darwin at 5:00 am local time, August the 13th, looking north. Click to embiggen. Perseid radiant as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am local time, August the 13th, looking north. Note how much lower the radiant is than in Darwin. Show More Summary

Astrophiz Podcast 5 is Out

Astrophiz Podcast 5 is out. Interview: "What's up in the sky this week": Dr Ian Musgrave tells us what, when & where History of radio astronomy: Dr Nadeshzda Cherbakov from Tver tells us about Ruby Payne-Scott. Theory of radio astronomy: Brendan on electromagnetic waves and the many flavours of light. Show More Summary

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