Venus, Taurus and the Moon

Venus, Taurus and the Moon

It was early in the morning, just before dawn on Winter Solstice when I took this image. What a beautiful view of Venus appearing next to the waning crescent Moon. Venus is still dazzling on the eastern horizon before dawn this July. There are some great opportunities...
The Bull and the Moon

The Bull and the Moon

What happens when the Moon clashes with a bull? You’ll find out on Saturday night! No telescopes are necessary to see this terrific view in the early evening sky. The Moon will hang as a crescent in the western sky right between the eyes of the constellation of...
Jupiter Returns

Jupiter Returns

Jupiter is known as the King of the Planets because it’s the largest planet we know of in our Solar System. And it is finally returning to the early evening sky. You don’t need a telescope to see the planet. It’s very bright and if you know what time and direction to...
Best Stargazing Places in WA

Best Stargazing Places in WA

When it comes to the best stargazing places in WA, we are very lucky indeed! We have some of the most pristine night skies in the world. Perth is still the most isolated capital city in the world which means you don’t have to travel far to find terrific...
Fireball Update

Fireball Update

In November 2016 I was lucky enough to hold a meteorite that I saw as a bright meteor (or fireball) that lit up the night sky north of Gingin in WA’s Wheatbelt on 31 October 2016. When I saw the fireball I reported my sighting, using the Fireballs in the Sky app, to...
Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and the Crescent Moon

2017 starts in spectacular fashion when the crescent Moon appears next to Venus. Watch out for them in the early evening from about 7.30pm on Monday, 2nd January 2017. Look high above the western horizon. Venus is the brightest star-like object you’ll see. It...