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Night sky photo of Horsehead Nebula
Image: Geoff Wyatt

Southern Sky Livestreams

Broadcasting live from the Sydney Observatory, and starring a new guest astrophysicist each month, tune in to see the night sky through Sydney Observatory’s telescopes.

Our guest astronomers will journey through multiple visible, deep-sky targets in our Southern Skies highlighting nebulas, stars, planets, distant galaxies and more. Each astrophysicist will also touch on their own research and areas of astronomy expertise.

Wednesday 26 May – Dr. Sarah Reeves, Dr. Andrew Jacobs & Ambassador Karlie Noon

Sarah Reeves is science curator at the Powerhouse Museum and holds a PhD in Astronomy. Her thesis explores the evolution of galaxies using radio telescopes like ‘The Dish’.

Dr Andrew Jacob is Curator and Astronomer at the Powerhouse Museum. Andrew cares for the Astronomy, Space and Sydney Observatory collections.

Gamilaraay astrophysicist Karlie Noon is passionate about Indigenous astronomical knowledge and was the first Indigenous female to obtain degrees in physics and mathematics.

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Friday 11 June – Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist and the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador. Lisa’s research investigates the birth and death of stars, colliding galaxies and cosmic magnetic fields.

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Friday 16 July – Rami Mandow

A 2021 Sydney Observatory resident and leader in astrophysics and space technology community. Rami is also the Founding Director / Editor of SpaceAustralia.com.

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Saturday 21 August – Ambassador Karlie Noon 

Tune in to hear from the Gamilaraay astrophysicist and STEM superstar Karlie Noon for her final livestream as she signs-off as the 20/21 Sydney Observatory Astronomy Ambassador.

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Past Event

Sydney Observatory Southern Sky Livestream with Lisa Harvey Smith – September 2020

Lisa’s research investigates the birth and death of stars, colliding galaxies and cosmic magnetic fields.