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Did You know: Auroras
Did you know? The Most & The Least of the planets
Did you know? Moonbows
Nov 12, 2020
Did you know?The Earth’s atmosphere
Oct 23, 2020
Did You know? Intentional crash landings
Sep 10, 2020
Did you know? Naming planets
Jul 17, 2020
Did you know? Orion
Jun 7, 2020
Did you know? Meteor showers...
Mar 27, 2020
Did you know? Gamma Rays & Gamma Ray Bursts.
Mar 8, 2020
Jan 18, 2020
Astronomical connections: Dalrymple, Halley and Cook
It is now 250 years since James Cook and the crew and scientists on the Endeavour sighted the shoreline of the land we now call...
Jan 12, 2020
Did you know? Dwarf stars
This month . . . Dwarfs. No, not Snow White and her seven companions. Dwarf stars. They come in a variety of colours and are the last...
Dec 31, 2019
In this month: January
7 January 1610 Galileo discovers four moons orbiting the planet Jupiter. Looking at what he thought were a group of stars, he noted the...
Dec 23, 2019
Did You know? the North Star
DID YOU KNOW This month . . . The North Star The North Star or Pole Star is located close to the north celestial pole, the point around...
Nov 30, 2019
In this month: December
11th December 1972 Apollo 17, the last of the Apollo missions, lands on the Moon. Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, still holds the...
Monty Leventhal OAM, Photographs by Geoffrey Wyatt
Nov 28, 2019
Aurora are sporadic, faint visual phenomenon associated with geomagnetic activity that occurs mainly in the high latitude night sky....
Nov 23, 2019
Annular Solar Eclipse of 26 Dec 2019
On Boxing day this year there will be an annular eclipse which will be a surprise to many. Even though I am a keen amateur astronomer,...
Monty Leventhal OAM
Nov 15, 2019
Solar observations: October 2019
Sunspot activity on the Sun is now proving to be very rare as the Solar Cycle 24 is now at minimum. Not one Sunspot was observed by me...
Nov 7, 2019
Did you know? The Andromeda Galaxy
This month ……. The Andromeda Galaxy (M31). On a collision course with the Milky Way it will be visiting us “shortly” The Andromeda Galaxy...
Nov 1, 2019
In this month: November
27th November 1783 The first reference to black holes is mentioned by John Michell, an English natural philosopher, in a paper for the...