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4m iDome

There is a 4m diameter iDome available in the Singleton area. Let me know if you are interested. Note, this is 1m wider than the more usual iDome, suited to standing applications rather than seated.

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Planets High 5

We now have Venus and Jupiter  in the evening sky and soon three more will be added. Mars is rapidly moving towards it’s closest Opposition for 15 years by the end of July at 57.6Mkm. Find an Observatory or Planetarium … Continue reading

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APS2018 | Dunedin, New Zealand

The conference is over for another year, and just how quickly the time flew.  It was fantastic to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.  A huge thank you to Oana Jones for organizing the conference and … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse – January 31, 2018

A total lunar eclipse will be visible across Australia and parts of New Zealand on the evening of January 31. A number of planetariums and observatories will be hosting events, providing a great opportunity to share this grand experience with … Continue reading

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Casual Planetarium Program Officer Positions

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is looking to add one or two casual Planetarium Program Officer positions to present sessions in the facility’s Cosmic Skydome, conduct observatory sessions and carry out other duties. The roles are available to supplement permanent … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Brisbane’s Stars

If you missed it, below is a link to a recent four-minute ‘The Great Day Out’ segment on the SEVEN TV Network about Sir Thomas Brisbane and his astronomical associations. The second half was filmed at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. … Continue reading

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National TODAY show at Brisbane Planetarium

It definitely wasn’t astronomy-friendly weather in Brisbane, Australia today, but we still had five national weather segment crosses from the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium on the Nine Network’s TODAY Show. Because of Daylight Savings Time in some other states, it … Continue reading

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APS2017 | Wollongong Science Centre & Planetarium

Great day of full dome shows and fun!

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Earth Hour – Starry Autumn Nights

Saturday March 25th 2017 – 10th Earth Hour The night sky – beautiful, mysterious and “infinite”. The band of the Milky Way made up of numerous twinkling points of light. Over the years the night sky has “disappeared” and its … Continue reading

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iDome for collection

There are three, 4m diameter, iDomes available to a good home. They are currently dismantled and available (free) for pickup from Argenton (near Newcastle). If anyone is interested please send me an email. First come best dressed. Shells only, not the … Continue reading

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