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DigitalSky Academy – Imiloa, Hawaii

Earlier this week, I attended a fantastic two day DigitialSky Academy, here in beautiful Hawaii. It was just a small group of us, led by Martin Ratcliffe from Skyskan and consisting of the team from Fiske Planetarium – Matt, Chris, … Continue reading

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Wambelong Fire (Coonabarabran)

Like me, I’m sure many of you have also been following the fire that went through Siding Spring Observatory and surrounds. It was particularly tough knowing it was almost 10 years ago to the day, that fires destroyed the Mt … Continue reading

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Eclipse Megamovie Project

Hope everyone is gearing up for Australia’s solar eclipse. It’ll be my first chance of totality, so I’ve got fingers crossed that the clouds will stay away. I wanted to let you know about the Eclipse Megamovie Project. It’s about using … Continue reading

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Adelaide Planetarium comes to Melbourne

We had a great treat at the Melbourne Planetarium last night. Paul Curnow from Adelaide Planetarium was visiting and gave a fantastic planetarium lecture entitled “Beneath Australian Skies”. The audience was mainly members of the public but also included many … Continue reading

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Tribute to Neil Armstrong

I was sad to hear the recent news that Neil Armstrong had passed away. It was just last week that I had been talking about the Apollo missions to a group of Grade 3 students. It was my son’s class … Continue reading

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