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A Review of SkySafari 7 Pro

The app we use to navigate around the night sky is SkySafari 7 Pro. Developed by Simulation Curriculum Corp, this app is a great way to learn about stars, planets and deep sky objects.

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How To Find Matariki in 2020

To find Matariki you have to get up before dawn and catch this beautiful cluster rising just before the Sun. The sky will be brighter because of the approaching dawn so Matariki can be tricky to spot if you don’t know where to look. This video shows you how to find Matariki.

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Quick find: Sombrero Galaxy

In this little video we’ll show you how to find the beautiful Sombrero Galaxy. This is easy to spot and is a very distinctive looking galaxy. The galaxy is about 28 million light years away near the constellation of Corvus. We start by showing you how to find Corvus and assume you already know how to find the Southern Cross. If you don’t know how to find the Southern Cross then watch our video called “How to Find The Southern Cross”. Try this out and let us know if you found the Sombrero Galaxy.

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How to find a black hole

With this video you will be able to find a star that is possibly in a binary pair with a black hole. It’s 1000 light years away and is the closest black hole to us.

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April 2020 in the sky

If you are stuck inside the house this April, we are bringing you the Universe. Also some space News and what’s going on in the world of space and astronomy. Come stargazing in our podcast as we look at the stars of April 2020!

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What’s in the sky in August 2019

Prepare your telescopes, we have two amazing planets to observe. If you don’t have telescopes, join us at Space Place at Carter Observatory where we have telescope viewings every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights clear skies. The Centre of the Galaxy has fantastic objects such as open and globular clusters, about which we go into

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Navigating the Night Sky – Part 4

This is the fourth video in the series and looks at the area between the Southern Cross and the Diamond Cross, along the Milky Way, in the Southern Sky. You’ll need binoculars to see the objects in this video.

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Navigating the Night Sky, Part 1

A quick video to show the basics of finding stuff in the night sky, no telescopes or binoculars required, just your eyes. This is part 1 so it’s just the basics of a few bright stars and two constellations in the Southern Sky.

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