Australian Astronomy Envy: This Video Is Like A Telescope Brochure

by Elizabeth Howell August 26, 2014

Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers’ bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why. Famous, world-class observatories, dark sky and the beautiful desolation of the desert combine in this award-winning sequence shot by Alex Cherney and posted on Vimeo. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Astrophoto: “Second Star to the Right and Straight on Until Morning!”

by Nancy Atkinson March 12, 2014

Which way to the center of the galaxy? This very creative — and gorgeous — view of the Milky Way was taken this past weekend (March 9, 2014) by astrophotographer Carlos Orue from Australia. Carlos said the Milky Way was so bright under these dark skies that “I almost needed sunnies to turn down the […]

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Astronaut Captures Incredible Images of Australian Bush Fires

by Nancy Atkinson January 8, 2013

Intense wild fires, or bush fires as they are called in Australia, are burning out of control across southeast Australia with authorities describing the condition as “catastrophic.” The huge fires were easily visible from the International Space Station on Tuesday and onboard, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been watching from above. See more of his […]

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Thierry Legault: Moonbow and Meteor over Australia’s Wallaman Falls

by Nancy Atkinson October 14, 2012

Night vision under a full Moon at Wallaman Falls in Queensland, Australia. Credit and copyright: Thierry Legault. Used by permission. Astrophotographer extraordinaire Thierry Legault traveled to Australia for the Transit of Venus this past June, but he didn’t stop with just taking incredible images of the Transit and then head home to France. He’s just […]

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Fires in the Sky, Fires on the Ground

by Jason Major September 29, 2011

  With all of the activity that’s been occurring on the Sun recently, the aurorae have been exceptionally bright and have created quite a show to viewers – both on Earth as well as above it! Jason Major on Google+

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