Astronomy Events

Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) - Wed 26th May 2021

Central Eastern Australia & New Zealand  is treated to a full lunar eclipse with a totality that lasts 14 minutes!

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When the Eclipse Happens 

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Event UTC Time Time in Sydney* Visible in Sydney
Penumbral Eclipse begins 26 May at 08:47:39 26 May at 6:47:39 pm Yes
Partial Eclipse begins 26 May at 09:44:58 26 May at 7:44:58 pm Yes
Full Eclipse begins 26 May at 11:11:26 26 May at 9:11:26 pm Yes
Maximum Eclipse 26 May at 11:18:42 26 May at 9:18:42 pm Yes
Full Eclipse ends 26 May at 11:25:54 26 May at 9:25:54 pm Yes
Partial Eclipse ends 26 May at 12:52:23 26 May at 10:52:23 pm Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends 26 May at 13:49:44 26 May at 11:49:44 pm Yes

Simulated view looking high in the east as totality starts :

 

 

For more details head here.

 

 

 

Latest Event - Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 7th Aug 2024    

The annual Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course  run the Sutherland Astronomical Society (SASI) is on!

Wed 7 Aug Getting Acquainted with the Night Sky
Wed 14 Aug Constellations from the Southern Hemisphere
Wed 21 Aug Setting up Telescopes & Understanding Optics
Wed 28 Aug The Solar System
Wed 4 Sep Stars
Wed 11 Sep Deep Sky Objects
Wed 18 Sep Intro to the Big Bang Theory
Wed 25 Sep New Developments in Astronomy & Space, Basic concepts for beginners in Astro-Photography)

Sessions are held at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney.

Recommended: Additional Saturday evenings dark-sky observing during the course, with mentor volunteers.

You will need to book – full details here

 

Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 4 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

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