Running chickens in the sky. Can you see them?
New Horizon probe, on the fast track to Pluto, takes a passing snap of Jupiter.
Swinburne University, my alma mater, has recently started publishing podcasts covering research programs at the university. It is often very difficult to keep abreast of research goings-on without keeping a constant reading program of appropriate journals. Even a lot of the journal articles I do read are too terse for …
Kuiper belt object Eris gets a new estimate of size and weight.
Building tools to simulate a solar system.
Volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io.
Finding Jupiter in the sky to see it for yourself (June 2007).
A spectacular image of Saturn and a lesser object by Cassini.
Astronomy from the front of a T-shirt.
It is 20 April in the Canberra region. The autumn evening temperature is rapidly dropping toward what will be the lowest temperature of April: 3.6 deg. Celsius. Despite the conditions, five amateur astronomers are setting up across the region to watch the rather nondescript star HIP 59807 in the …