News - November 2013

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New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook Turns 20!

November 20, 2013

Just published, the 2014 issue of the ‘New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook’, is the 20th edition of this popular guide to the skies – a must-have companion for people with a love of...Read More

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Comet ISON – An Incoming Sun-Grazing Comet

November 20, 2013

The formal (technical) name is C/2012 S1 (ISON) Comet ISON is presently approaching the sun and being closely monitored by astronomers around the world. The reason for the special interest is...Read More

Comet ISON Visible with Binoculars

November 12, 2013

We’re getting up early this week to spot Comet ISON,  but so far it’s been cloudy in Auckland.   Have you seen Comet ISON yet?  It should be visible with binoculars low on the...Read More

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Photos of Comet ISON

November 12, 2013

Space.com has compiled these different photos of Comet ISON, each of them taken by one of 8 spacecraft. http://www.space.com/19372-comet-ison-photos-2013-great-comet.htmlRead More

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Comet ISON Timeline

November 12, 2013

This video from space.com charts Comet ISONs path since it was first discovered. http://www.space.com/20436-comet-ison-s-path-through-the-inner-solar-system-video.htmlRead More