In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at how you can find your way around the night sky. Then, we’re putting those skills to the test to find Chiron the Centaur. If you’re new to the Audio Guide, this is a great place to start!
You can listen to this episode on any date. We suggest heading outside at 7:30pm. Bring a jumper.
Keep an eye out for new episodes every Saturday night at 7.30pm.
You can still listen to past episodes of our podcast as some elements may be visible in the night sky all year round.
Our planetarium presenter Leon, shares a guided exploration of the night sky, featuring our neighbouring planets, constellations and the Moon. Keep an eye out for episodes every Saturday night at 7.30pm.
Our planetarium presenter Leah, shares a guided exploration of the night sky, featuring our neighbouring planets, constellations and the Moon. We’re focusing on very well-known constellation, especially here in Australia.
Are you ready to get Sirius about space? In this week’s stargazing session, join Leon as we look for the brightest star system in our night sky.
What’s really interesting is that Sirius is not just one star, it is an example of a binary star system. The stars in the Sirius system orbit each other every 50 years – but they couldn’t be more different. What makes it so bright?
Then we look at the constellation that Sirius is part of: Canis Major. Canis for dog and major meaning big. So we’ll be looking at ‘the big dog in the sky’.
It’s looking to be a cloudy weekend, but don’t worry, this guide to the galaxy will be relevant for the next few weeks.
Where do stars come from?
Join Planetarium presenter Leah as we explore the life of a star, visiting some of the youngest and oldest stars in our sky. No spaceship needed – just head out into your backyard and take at look at the night sky.
In this week’s stargazing session, join Leon from the Scitech Planetarium to explore our beautiful Moon.
For this weekend, it’s in its waxing gibbous phase – gibbous means its is more than half way lit up, and waxing means it is getting brighter. So tomorrow night more of the moon will be lit up, and the next night even more, until we will have a full moon on Thursday 7 May.
Let’s talk about some space ships! This episode of Audio Guide to the Galaxy takes us on a grand ocean adventure of the night sky, with Leah as our captain.