Spica Stars! | 6th & 21st September

Spica Stars! | 6th & 21st September

Spica is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo, and this September its lucky enough to have two planetary guests! On the 6th and 21st of September, both Venus and Mercury will make close approaches to this star respectively. When to look: Just after sunset...

Have You Seen Mercury? | 9th September

Have You Seen Mercury? | 9th September

Did you know that Mercury is visible with the naked eye? It is easy to see it this month in the early evening sky. Find a place with a clear view to the western horizon. Mercury will appear very low to the horizon so the clearer your view to the west, the better. Two...

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...

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...

New Moon

7 September

First Quarter

14 September

Full Moon

21 September
Rises 6:30pm

Last Quarter

29 September