Astronomy for the people

Astronomy for the people

ABOVE: The new $4.86 million Port Macquarie Astronomical Science Centre is due to open in 2023. All architectural renderings are courtesy of King + Campbell. Article by Robert Brangwin and David Edgerly ON JULY 13, 2020, THE PORT MACQUARIE ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION...
The Sun in the centre

The Sun in the centre

ABOVE: To us, it is obvious that the Sun is the centre of the Solar System. But it wasn’t so clear to everyone thousands of years ago. Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. Article by David Ellyard WHO FIRST PROPSED THAT THE SUN, rather than the Earth, lay at the centre of...