Observations

March 2011 night sky guide and podcast

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides an audio guide/podcast, transcript of that audio, and a sky map or chart each month. This month’s audio sky guide is presented by Geoffrey Wyatt, Astronomy Educator at Sydney Observatory.

There is more information and detail in our annual book, ‘The 2011 Australian sky guide’ by Dr Nick Lomb. It has information and star maps for months from December 2010 until December 2011 inclusive, plus information about the Sun, twilight, the Moon and tides, and a host of other fascinating astronomical information. You can purchase it at Sydney Observatory and Powerhouse Museum shops or other good bookshops, or online through Powerhouse Publishing.

The March 2011 night sky map (PDF) 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.

Read the transcript.

You can subscribe with iTunes, or download the audio to your iPod or mp3 player, or hear the audio here.

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