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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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Bits and pieces

I haven’t contributed to this group for a while so here are a few bits and pieces. Two exhibitions to look out for this year, both employing the 6m diameter, 8 x high resolution projector system that is DomeLab. One will … Continue reading

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APS 2017 Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the APS 2017 Conference to be held in Sydney & Wollongong is now open! Registration is via the Event Brite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aps-conference-2017-tickets-29962555811

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Farewell to Klim Churyumov

For all of us who were amazed at the results of the just concluded Rosetta comet mission, it is very sad to hear that Klim Churyumov, co-discoverer in 1969 of Comet 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, died this weekend. It was wonderful that he … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Fantasia

At long last pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt is bringing his amazing show to Australia.  Spontaneous Fantasia is a live immersive reality musical experience that uses the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life.  J-Walt commences his first ever Australian … Continue reading

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IPS 2016 Conference

International Planetarium Society (IPS) Conference 2016 It is now some 3 weeks since I returned from the IPS2016 Conference in Warsaw and I really did mean to post some blogs on the Conference while I was there.  But somehow it … Continue reading

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