Sydney Observatory

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.

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Past Events

View all of the past Southern Sky Livestream events on YouTube.

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Friday 17 December 2021

Sydney Observatory Resident and Macquarie University Astrophysicist Dr Devika Kamath shares stories of her favourite star clusters, planets, nebulae and galaxies hidden within the Southern Sky.

Friday 19 November 2021 – Partial Lunar Eclipse

Sydney Observatory Astronomy Ambassador Kat Ross, Gomeroi Astrophysicist Karlie Noon and Sydney Observatory curator Andrew Jacob answer your questions and guide us through the movements of the lunar eclipse, the science of the moon and indigenous astronomy.

Friday 22 October – Professor Alan Duffy

Decades of research have led astronomers to a staggering conclusion, that there exists a new, invisible type of mass known as dark matter that outweighs everything we can see five times over. But that’s not the only invisible side to our universe, hungry black holes grow in size as they feed on stars and gas unfortunate enough to pass too closely. Join Professor Duffy to tour the universe, and see just how much of the invisible universe we can see.

 

Friday 24 September – Astronomy Ambassador Kat Ross

Kat shares the untold stories of how women scientists have overcome adversity to broaden our understanding of the Universe and celebrates their contributions to stellar classification, planetary research and space missions. Meet our new Sydney Observatory Astronomy Ambassador and hear how she finds inspiration in the vastness of the cosmos and the pioneering work of female scientists who have come before her.

 

Saturday 21 August – Astronomy Ambassador Karlie Noon

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sydney Observatory Southern Sky Livestream Special Event Total Lunar Eclipse May 2020

Sydney Observatory astrophysicists Dr Sarah Reeves, Dr Andrew Jacob and ambassador Karlie Noon takes you through the Moon’s movements as we witness a red supermoon, live from the Sydney Observatory telescopes.