A total Lunar Eclipse is due on Tuesday 8 November, 2022. It will be visible from Sydney and most of Australia and New Zealand. Lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to watch and the next one visible from Sydney wont be until 2025. In Sydney the Eclipse begins with the Moon in the East at 8.09pm with totality beginning at 9:16pm through to 10:42pm. The eclipse ends at 11:49pm. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon. However, there isn’t a lunar eclipse every full moon
Presented by Dr Rok Nežič Date: Monday 7 November, 6:30pm AEDT (Keynote talk will start at 7pm ).
Via: Zoom (a link is sent to members. If you are not a member and would like to join this talk please email: email@example.com) Description: Located in Northern Ireland, Armagh Observatory's history dates back over 200 years. Today it has an active research role in contemporary astronomy, a planetarium and science centre with a vibrant education program. The si
This month we feature…. Asteroids Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes, from the almost spherical to irregular like Eros which is shaped like a potato. The largest asteroid is Ceres at 940 km, the smallest is 2015 TC25 a 2 metre piece of space rock. If all the 600,000 known asteroids were combined their mass would be less than that of the Moon. Among the more unusual names for asteroids are: Asteroid 249516 Aretha (Aretha Franklin) - orbit is shown in the NASA diagram above