Observations

Latest Posts

May 2021 Southern Sky Guide

May 1, 2021

Melissa Hulbert
What’s in the sky this May? Constellations Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture. These pictures were given names and for millennia have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.

April 2021 Southern Sky Guide

March 31, 2021

Andrew Jacob
Monthly sky maps from the 2021 Australasian Sky Guide published by MAAS Media. What’s in the sky this April? Constellations Constellations represent groupings of stars that have been given a name.

March 2021 Southern Sky Guide

March 1, 2021

Geoff Wyatt
  What’s in the sky this March? Constellations Constellations represent groups of stars that have been given a name and more recently a border. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories, events and as markers.

February 2021 Southern Sky Guide

February 1, 2021

Melissa Hulbert
  What’s in the sky this February? Constellations Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture. These pictures were given names and for millennia have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.

January 2021 Southern Sky Guide

December 31, 2020

Andrew Jacob
What’s in the sky this January? Constellations Constellations represent groupings of stars that have been given a name. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories.

The Solstice and Persian Culture

December 18, 2020

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Guest post by Tina Baradaran, an astronomer and educator at the Sydney Observatory.  Have you been wondering why the days are getting longer during this time of the year? Every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly position, the summer solstice occurs in the southern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.

December 2020 Southern Sky Guide

December 1, 2020

Geoff Wyatt
What’s in the sky this December? Constellations Constellations represent groups of stars that have been given a name and more recently a border. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories.

November 2020 Southern Sky Guide

November 1, 2020

Melissa Hulbert
  What’s in the sky this November? Constellations Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture. These pictures were given names and for millennia have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.