Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft, carrying samples of asteroid Ryugu, will parachute to a landing at Woomera in South Australian in December 2020.
Dark sky campaigners are gearing up for a world-record attempt at measuring light pollution on June 21.
The 0.5-metre Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) scope will continually scan the southern sky, looking for transient events.
Eclipses, oppositions, spectacular conjunctions and a close encounter between Venus and the Pleiades await stargazers this year.
The McNamara-Saunders Astronomical Teaching Telescope 2 will enable students in years 9 to 12 to explore the universe while learning about astronomy.
The federal government will invest $150 million into Australian businesses and technologies to support NASA’s lunar explorations.