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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.

Breakthrough Starshot

January 25, 2017

Andrew Jacob

UPDATE: Talk CANCELLED due to illness. Member reports, sky events in 2017 & viewing if possible…

Harry spies a Solar Dragon

January 10, 2017

Andrew Jacob

A spectacular prominence on the Sun’s limb – like a ‘classical’ Chinese Dragon

Impact That Matters

November 18, 2016

Melissa Hulbert

Impact That Matters in the Sydney Observatory gardens….