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November 30, 2019

11th December 1972

Apollo 17, the last of the Apollo missions, lands on the Moon. Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, still holds the distinction of being the last man to walk on the Moon as no humans have been back since. The mission carried the only trained geologist to walk on the lunar surface, Lunar Module Pilot...

July 18, 2019

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon with a few little known facts of the Apollo missions. Where were you when the “one small step for man” was taken?

Australia played an important role in the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing with the Parkes telescope - “The Dish” - broadcasting t...

June 30, 2019

5th July 1687

The book Principia is published by Sir Isaac Newton. Written in Latin with the title Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) it is often referred to simply as the Principia. The book contains Newton's laws of motion, Newton's law of universal gravitation...

May 31, 2019

13th June 1983   

Pioneer 10 becomes the first human-made object to pass outside Pluto's orbit and leave the solar system. It was the farthest human-made object in existence until Voyager 1 exceeded its range in February 1998. It continues its journey through interstellar space heading in the general direction of A...

August 8, 2018

On 28 July Sydney City Skywatcher members,  Ross and Trish, held a Lunar Eclipse party at Blues Point Park, North Sydney. They took some great images including the short video showing cloud moving over the partially eclipsed Moon (above).

The images above were taken by Ross Mitchell at these times:

July 28, 2018

This morning's total lunar eclipse as observed from Sydney, Australia, was a rare and spectacular event. Like many other keen Sydney City Skywatcher observers I found a suitable location with a clear view to the west. Rain had been predicted but 24 hours prior the forecast had improved. I was anxious because the previo...

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