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Eyes on the Solar System

A 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer.

Home Planet

Download this comprehensive astronomy / space / satellite-tracking package. Compatible with MS Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP & above.


A free open source planetarium for your computer. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Your Sky

An online interactive planetarium. Produce maps in the forms for any time & date, viewpoint, and observing location.

Australian Government Space Portal

Find info on Australian Government's space-related activities & the Australian space sector, as well as links to space-related research organisations, events & our international partners.

Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF)

Explore news & events, graduate recruitment programs, online tools and more, of CSIRO's radio astronomy observatories, collectively known as ATNF.

CSIRO- Astronomy & Space

Explore CSIRO’s provider of technology & services for radio astronomy, spacecraft tracking and space sciences.

NASA Space Calendar

Covers space-related activities & anniversaries for the coming year.

Sydney Observatory - Observations blog

Keep up with the latest news and views on astronomy from Sydney Observatory by folowing the Observations blog, run by Sydney Observatory staff.

NASA - Solar System Exploration

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proven in Australia, 1922

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Proven in Australia, 1922

In late August 1922 a group of astronomers, naval men, and Aboriginal stockmen began the arduous task of unloading their complicated scientific equipment and stores from boats onto a deserted beach on the coast of Western Australia. The shallow nature of the approach meant the boats were anchored three or four miles from the high-water line and the stores, after being brought to shore, were then transported by donkey wagons to the observation site at Wollal. This was no ordinary expedition and its members knew the eyes of the world were on them waiting to see if they would be the ones to finally prove Einstein’s controversial ‘Theory of General Relativity‘. - See more at: POWERHOUSE MUSEUM


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