Exploring the Heavens – Week 3

The topic for this week was 'The Characteristics of the Solar System'. The main items covered were the formation of the solar system, the planets and other celestial bodies such as comets and asteroids. Due to being ill this week I attended the Thursday class instead of my usual Tuesday class, but the format was … Continue reading Exploring the Heavens – Week 3

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Astronomy at Questacon in Canberra

Questacon in Canberra has a pretty cool section on space and astronomy. Check out the pictures I took in the gallery below. A few of the highlights from this exhibition. NASA WMAP WMAP is the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe It launched on June 30, 2001 Has mapped fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation … Continue reading Astronomy at Questacon in Canberra