Category: Astronomy blog

Daily Cosmobite: I see a supermoon setting and rising

September 8, 2014

The third so-called supermoon for 2014 is about to happen.  Supermoon is when Moon is at perigee to Earth. An eight year old explained perigee to me the other day. He said this is when the Moon is cl

In The Centre Of The ‘Ring Of Fire’

July 19, 2013

It hardly seems like two months since I flew into Alice Springs for a look around before the annular eclipse on Friday 10th May. My travelling companions included Prof Jay Pasachoff and his wife Naomi

Astro Imagers Gather for Inaugural Conference

July 19, 2011

July 2011 marks a first in this country with the Australian Astro Imaging Conference held this month on the Gold Coast, Queensland. This is the first time a large scale conference on imaging has been

Planetary alignment on 28 May 2011

June 2, 2011

Daphne Gonzalvez sent us this photograph she took from Bondi early on the morning of 28 May. Unfortunately, the parade of the planets was not visible over the next several mornings due to a cloudy sky

Work experience students and M42

March 18, 2011

Our two work experience students, Harry and Peter from Sydney Technical High School at Bexley used an avi file captured from a low cost security camera attached to a telescope to make this image of