Category: Sky information

Daily Cosmobite: Secrets of the Dark

January 2, 2015

Today's Cosmobite is by Sam Knox, an astronomy guide at MAAS - Sydney Observatory. Almost directly above Sydney at 9 pm tonight is an area of the sky that is particularly dark. So dark that to see an

Daily Cosmobite: Comets

December 22, 2014

Today's Cosmobite is by Sam Knox, an astronomy guide at MAAS - Sydney Observatory. Comets have been in the news a lot this month. We have seen incredible images taken from the surface of comet 67P/Ch

Daily Cosmobite: Pleiades

December 10, 2014

The Pleiades or also known as the Seven Sisters is an open cluster system consisting of approximately 3000 stars. Pleiades has 9 bright stars, 7 named for the daughters and 2 for the parents in Greek

Mars is coming …. in 2018!

August 26, 2013

A map of Mars centred on the giant volcano Olympus Mons. Taken from Microsoft World Wide Telescope, credit NASA/USGS/MalinSpace Science Systems/JPL. An email, often based on a PowerPoint presentati

Planet Dance 26 to 31 May 2013

May 21, 2013

The changing aspect of the planets Jupiter, Venus and Mercury close to the north-west horizon from 26 to 31 May 2013 as seen from Sydney at 5:45 pm each evening. Animated GIF compiled by Nick Lomb u