Australian Astronomy Blog

  • Solar Eclipse on April 20th 2023

    The next solar eclipse occurs on the 20th of April 2023 and will be visible from parts of Western Australia. The Astronomical Society of Australia has a web page dedicated to the eclipse here:

  • Total lunar eclipse

    A total eclipse of the Moon will take place on the evening of Wednesday 8 October. The Moon starts moving into the Earth’s shadow at 8:15 pm AEDT and is fully immersed in the shadow at 9:25 pm. Totality is over at 10:25 pm and the eclipse ends at 11:35 pm. For people in the eastern […]

  • 2014 ASA Prizes

    The ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 ASA Awards. The prize winners presented their research at the ASA meeting at Maquarie University. Bok Prize for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student Awarded to Ross Turner, University of Tasmania, for his thesis “Evolution of radio-loud Active Galactic […]

  • 2014 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize

    ASA member Ken Freeman has been honoured for his significant contributions to near field cosmology in the 2014 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.  This year’s prize has been awarded to Jaan Einasto, Ken Freeman, R. Brent Tully, and Sidney van den Bergh for their individual roles in the development of near field cosmology — laying the […]

  • 2013 ASA Robert Ellery Lectureship

    The 2013 ASA Robert Ellery Lectureship was awarded to Prof Rachel Webster.  The Robert Ellery Lectureship is awarded to an ASA member every second year for their outstanding contributions to astronomy throughout their career to date.  Congratulations to Rachel!

  • 2013 ASA Awards

    The ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 ASA Awards. The prize winners will be presenting their research at the upcoming ASA meeting at Monash University. Bok Prize for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student Awarded to Ben Pope for his thesis “Dancing in the Dark: Kernel […]

  • Solar eclipse, 10 May 2013

    On the morning of Friday 10 May 2013 an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible along a track crossing northern Australia, also visible as a partial eclipse over much of Australia. For more details, see our new factsheet #25.

  • 2013 Australia Day Honours List

    Three members of the Astronomical Society of Australia are among more than 500 people recognised yesterday in the Australia Day Honours List: Professor Brian Schmidt (Order of Australia) –  For eminent service as a global science leader in the field of physics through research in the study of astronomy and astrophysics, contributions to scientific bodies and […]

  • 2013 Academy awards for scientific excellence

    The Australian Academy of Science today announced the 2013 winners of its prestigious annual awards for scientific excellence. Congratulations to ASA members Ken Freeman and Chris Blake, who have both received awards. Professor Kenneth Freeman FAA FRS, Australian National University – 2013 Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture: The Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture recognises scientific […]

  • Ken Freeman wins 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

    Prof Ken Freeman from the Australia National University has been awarded the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science recognises outstanding achievements by Australians in science and technology that promotes human welfare. Ken has been shaping and changing our view of the Universe over the past 50 years. He is […]