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International Women’s Day

March 3, 2017

Melissa Hulbert

Sydney Observatory astronomy guide Raghda Abdel Khaleq discusses International Women’s Day.

Astronomy in Ancient Egypt

February 27, 2017

Andrew Jacob

Ancient calendars, building alignments & more. Learn it all from our Egyptian Astronomy expert

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

February 24, 2017

Andrew Jacob
  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.