Tagged With astronomy

0

December is here, which means the stunning Geminid meteor shower is primed to put on its spectacular annual show as it whizzes past the Earth. Unlike many of the year's biggest astronomical events, Australians are in prime position to get the best show from the Geminids this year. Here's how to watch it.

0

It's not every day you get to see all the planets in the solar system in the night sky. Luckily, for the next week or so, us antipodeans will get to see every single one at its best — as long as you have a bit of patience and, for two of them, a telescope.

0

The next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers - there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best we’ve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar eclipse. Here are all the dates to mark in your calendar!

3

SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – which will be invaluable for future manned space exploration or in sending bigger satellites into orbit. But what about the environmental impact?

0

Tonight's Geminid meteor shower will be visible from every country on earth. However, the impressiveness of the celestial display depends on a range of factors, including time, viewing strategies and location. Here are some tips for watching the Geminid Meteor Shower in Australia.

0

During November, the two brightest planets in our solar system engage in a cosmic dance, aligning very close to each other in the night sky. In certain parts of the world, the Venus-Jupiter conjunction is a stunning event for stargazers, but down here in the Southern Hemisphere we dont get to have a Luke-on-Tatooine-style moment with two celestial objects.