Category: Sky information

Which part of the sky are the seven new planets in?

February 24, 2017

  You may have heard about the seven new planets¬†announced recently ¬†(February 2017) around a faint red dwarf star now known as TRAPPIST-1. But where in the sky are they located? There is no chance of actually seeing the star, let alone the planets, by eye.

June 2016 night sky guide podcast, transcript and sky chart

June 1, 2016

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 guide is presented by Geoffrey Wyatt, Sydney Observatory's Education Program Producer.