Observations

August 2010 night sky guide and podcast

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a monthly audio guide/podcast, transcript of that audio, and a sky map or chart (links below). This month’s audio sky guide is presented by Melissa Hulbert, a Sydney Observatory Astronomy Educator. You can listen online, or download the audio onto your ipod or mp3 player.

The free monthly night sky map PDF (below) shows the stars, constellations and planets visible in the night sky from anywhere in Australia. To view PDF star charts you will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader if it’s not on your computer already.

August 2010 night sky map

For a year’s night sky maps and much more information, you can buy ‘The Australian sky guide’ book by Dr Nick Lomb at Sydney Observatory, Powerhouse Museum, good bookshops or through Powerhouse Publishing.

Read the transcript of the audio podcast. Hear the audio podcast:

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