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Award to Sun watcher and Sydney Observatory volunteer Monty Leventhal OAM!

June 8, 2009

Diagram of the Sun on the morning of Monday 8 June 2009 (Australian time) drawn by Monty Leventhal Diagram of the Sun on the morning of Monday 8 June 2009 (Australian time) drawn by Monty Leventhal OAM. Though there are no sunspots, 10 prominences are shown scattered around the edge or limb of the Sun Previous readers of this blog would be aware of the work of amateur astronomer and member of the Sydney City Skywatchers, Monty Leventhal, as his full disc drawings and digital images of the Sun are regularly used on this blog.

How do we measure time? A talk at Sydney Observatory

August 28, 2008

Frodsham The dial plate of the Frodsham astronomical regulator clock that has been at Sydney Observatory since 1860. Image Nick Lomb The next meeting of the Sydney City Skywatchers will be at Sydney Observatory on Monday 1 September 2008 at 6: 30 pm.

Astronomy under city lights – Alan Plummer reports

March 7, 2008

The front of the Sydney Observatory Night time observing at Sydney Observatory, image Nick Lomb Some astronomers are not dissuaded by light pollution. Observers of the Sun and the Moon, and the night-sky guides at Sydney Observatory are important contributors to astronomy.

Transit of Mercury at Sydney Observatory 2

November 10, 2006

The front of the Sydney Observatory Large sunspot on Sun imaged by Monty Leventhal Unfortunately yesterday morning the clouds stayed in place and allowed only a few very brief glimpses of the event. Some visitors did see Mercury during those gaps in the clouds while other saw part of the live webcast from Japan that was shown at the Observatory's frontdesk.

Moon night at Sydney Observatory

June 28, 2006

First quarter Moon, photo Nick Lomb This Monday evening will be a great time to view the Moon as it is at first quarter phase, the phase when most detail is visible. The amateur group Sydney City Skywatchers will hold a Moon observing practical night at Sydney Observatory on Monday 3 July at 6:30 pm.

Searching for new “Earths”

July 26, 2016

Sydney City Skywatchers, August 2016: Dr Rob Wittenmyer and Australia’s lead in searching for exoplanets like Earth

This coming Saturday: 120 Years of Astronomy Seminar

March 11, 2015

The front of the Sydney Observatory

Saturday 14 March 2015, 5pm to 8:30pm. Cost: $10. Organised by Sydney City Skywatchers , the city’s astronomy club, and held at Sydney Observatory this is an opportunity to hear great speakers focus on the contributions of amateur astronomers.