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Meteor show. Photo © NASA

Watch for celestial cookie crumbs this season

Watching the night sky from the western edge of the continent at this latitude at this time of year presents a gamble. Announcements that a full moon would light the way for midnight mass-goers this year overlooked our forecast rain showers and our understandable preference for warm, lit, cosy quarters Read more →

Victoria's Belfry Theatre. Photo © Jason M Vanderhill,

Comet marks end of a year of celestial close encounters

A massive object is hurtling towards me. It’s not Nature Boy racing to get the last of the pumpkin pie from the fridge. No, the massive object in question is a giant snowball whizzing through space towards the sun. With its tail as big as a kite, Comet ISON provides Read more →