Category: Monthly sky guides

September 2007 night sky guide and podcast

August 30, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see the link below). We also provide an audio guide of the month’s night sky, presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts (this link also below).

August 2007 night sky guide and podcast

July 31, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see the link below). We also provide an audio guide of the month’s night sky, presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts (this link also below).

July 2007 night sky guide and podcast

June 28, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see the link below). We also provide an audio guide of the month’s night sky, presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts (this link also below).

June 2007 night sky guide and podcast

June 1, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see below). We also provide a complementary audio guide of the month’s night sky (also below), presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts.

May 2007 night sky guide and podcast

April 30, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see below). We also provide a complementary audio guide of the month’s night sky (also below), presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts.

April 2007 night sky guide and podcast

March 29, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see below). We also provide a complementary audio guide of the month’s night sky (also below), presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts.

March 2007 night sky guide and podcast

March 5, 2007

To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides a night sky star map or chart for each month of the year (see below). We also provide a complementary audio guide of the month's night sky (also below), presented by one of Sydney Observatory astronomy experts.

February 2007 night sky guide and podcast

January 31, 2007

Download the full resolution February 2007 sky map below Dr Nick Lomb, Sydney Observatory Curator of Astronomy tells us that February is a good month to see the constellations of the Southern Cross, Orion and Gemini.

January 2007 Night Sky Guide and podcast

December 21, 2006

Download the full resolution January 2007 sky map below In the audio guide for January 2007 - which is particularly rich in information, with much to see in the night sky - Sydney Observatory curator of astronomy, Dr Nick Lomb tells us that the best time to look at the night sky this month is when there is no Moon or the Moon is not too bright - from 11 January when the Moon is at last quarter to 26 January when the Moon is at first quarter and starting to be bright again.

December Night Sky Guide and podcast

December 4, 2006

Download the full resolution December 2006 sky map below Sydney Observatory senior astronomy educator Geoff Wyatt tells us that December is a good month, astronomically speaking, for early risers. From about midnight on 15 December, if the sky is clear you should be able to see the Geminid meteor shower low down in the northern sky.

November Night Sky Guide and Podcast

November 1, 2006

This month, Sydney Observatory senior astronomy educator Geoff Wyatt tells us that highlights to look out for in November include the Transit of Mercury on 9 November and the ability to see the planets Uranus and Venus.