Observations

Monthly sky guides

February 2021 Southern Sky Guide

February 1, 2021

Melissa Hulbert
  What’s in the sky this February? Constellations Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture. These pictures were given names and for millennia have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.

January 2021 Southern Sky Guide

December 31, 2020

Andrew Jacob
What’s in the sky this January? Monthly sky maps from the 2021 Australasian Sky Guide published by MAAS Media. Constellations Constellations represent groupings of stars that have been given a name.

December 2020 Southern Sky Guide

December 1, 2020

Geoff Wyatt
What’s in the sky this December? Constellations Constellations represent groups of stars that have been given a name and more recently a border. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories.

November 2020 Southern Sky Guide

November 1, 2020

Melissa Hulbert
  What’s in the sky this November? Constellations Constellations are groups of stars that form a picture. These pictures were given names and for millennia have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.

October 2020 Southern Sky Guide

October 1, 2020

Andrew Jacob
  What’s in the sky this October? Don't forget that Daylight Saving Time starts at 2am on October 4th in NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Put your clocks forward one hour.

September 2020 Southern Sky Guide

September 1, 2020

Geoff Wyatt
What's in the sky this September? Constellations Constellations represent groups of stars that have been given a name and more recently a border. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories.

August 2020 Southern Sky Guide

August 1, 2020

Melissa Hulbert
What’s in the sky this August? Constellations Constellations represent groupings of stars that have been given a name. For millennia they have been used as a tool for navigation and to share significant cultural stories.

July 2020 Southern Sky Guide

July 1, 2020

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
What’s in the sky this July? Constellations Constellations represent groupings of stars that have been given a name. For millennia they have been used as a tool to share significant cultural stories.

December 2019 night sky audio guide, transcript and sky chart

December 3, 2019

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
To help you learn about the southern night sky, Sydney Observatory provides an audio guide/podcast, transcript of that audio, and a sky map or chart each month. This month’s guide is presented by Geoffrey Wyatt, Sydney Observatory’s Astronomy Programs Producer.