Australia’s biennial amateur astronomy conference is less than two months away, with registrations now open for sessions and social functions.
New images of Orion’s famous red supergiant star show how it has changed in the course of just one year.
A new spectrometer with three times the precision of previous instruments should lead to the discovery of more Earth-mass planets.
New receivers and digital signal processors will dramatically enhance the capabilities of CSIRO’s Parkes and the Australia Telescope Compact Array radio telescopes.
Eclipses, oppositions, spectacular conjunctions and a close encounter between Venus and the Pleiades await stargazers this year.
The craft is a forerunner of the kind of robot that might one day explore underneath the ice crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa.