Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Astrophotographers often refer to this time of the year, from mid autumn to mid spring, as the “Milky Way Season”! That’s because, during this time of year, we look towards the centre or core of our Milky Way Galaxy. It’s dense with stars and stretches across the dark...

Saturn & the Moon | 8th & 9th September

Saturn & the Moon | 8th & 9th September

From 6pm on the 8th of September, Saturn is making a close approach to the Moon! If you've never seen Saturn before, now is the PERFECT time to find the ringed giant, just look for the bright star next to the Moon! The following night, the Moon will be underneath...

Jupiter & the Moon| 11th & 26th September

Jupiter & the Moon| 11th & 26th September

Just like Saturn last month, Jupiter will be sharing a section of the night sky with the Moon! By midnight, the two will be so close together that they can be imaged through a telescope. Later in the month, the 26th, Jupiter will reach opposition, becoming it's...

Spring Equinox | 23rd September

Spring Equinox | 23rd September

What happens during equinox? The equinox marks the transition from winter to spring in the southern hemisphere, and will have almost the same number of hours of daylight as darkness! The equinox marks several astronomical phenomena too! During the equinox, the Sun...

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius, more commonly referred to as Scorpio, is a large constellation that actually looks like its namesake! Sometimes it’s quite difficult to make out the shape of constellations, but you should have some success with Scorpius! It is visible all through spring...

First Quarter

4 September

Full Moon

10 September
Rises 5:58pm

Last Quarter

18 September

New Moon

26 September