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Interstellar Light and Other Quantum Effects

Welcome to the web presence for SkySlab, a resource for amateur astronomy.

The goal in running these pages is to educate, inspire and lead those interested in space futures at an amateur or citizen science level.

This includes education through communication and continued production of media on space related matters; inspiration through demonstration of the practical outcomes and achievements that can gained by participating in astronomy and astrophysics; and leadership through involvement in other organisations and educational activities & providing a gateway to these for like minded people of all ages.

Future plans include developing courses on matters relating to practical amateur astronomy and citizen science and developing partnerships with other industry bodies with similar goals and interests.

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SkySlab Environmental Data

Murrumbateman
Rain
07:0717:13 AEST
Feels like: 5°C
Wind: 19km/h WNW
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1007.1mbar
UV index: 0
FriSatSunMonTue
9/1°C
10/-4°C
11/-3°C
12/2°C
13/3°C
Rain
Today
07/20 90%
Rain
Becoming partly cloudy after some morning rain. Windy at times. High near 10C. Winds WNW at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
High 10° / Low 1°
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
07/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 10C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 10° / Low -4°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
07/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 11C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 11° / Low -3°
Clear
Monday
07/23 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 12C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 12° / Low 2°
Clear
Tuesday
07/24 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 14C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 13° / Low 3°

This Month’s Events

Past Events

Jul
15
Gather Data for NGC 6357 and 6559
July 15 @ 6:30 pm - July 17 @ 11:00 pm
The secondary mirror is freezing over early in the night, so not much data can be gathered.
Jul
19
Canberra Astronomical Society Meeting
July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canberra Astronomical Society Meeting at the Duffield lecture theater, Mt. Stromlo Observatory.

Planned Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.
Astronomical Times for SkySlab (-34.966, 149.019)
Starting 20 Jul 2018, for the next 10 days
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
TwilightTwilight
20 Jul 201805:3507:0517:1518:4511:5500:03day 8 of Moon
21 Jul 201805:3407:0417:1518:4512:2901:03
22 Jul 201805:3407:0417:1618:4613:0502:01
23 Jul 201805:3307:0317:1718:4713:4302:58day 10 of Moon
24 Jul 201805:3207:0217:1818:4814:2303:54
25 Jul 201805:3207:0217:1818:4815:0804:47
26 Jul 201805:3107:0117:1918:4915:5605:37day 13 of Moon
27 Jul 201805:3007:0017:2018:5016:4606:23
28 Jul 201805:3007:0017:2018:5017:4007:07
29 Jul 201805:2906:5917:2118:5118:3407:46day 16 of Moon

Planetary Data for today
MercuryVenusMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptunePluto
Rises08:2209:2717:4112:1815:2600:4921:0716:35
Meridian13:4915:0300:5419:0022:3206:1403:2423:39
Sets19:1220:3908:0801:4105:3911:4409:4106:43
ConstellationLeoLeoCapricornusLibraSagittariusAriesAquariusSagittarius
VisibilityGoodGoodGoodNot visibleGoodPrimePrimeGood

Visible ISS Passes
ISS image. Credit: NASA
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
(mag)TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.TimeAlt.Az.
24 Jul0.005:52:5210°NE05:53:2110°NE05:53:5110°ENE
25 Jul-3.206:34:0010°NW06:37:1761°NE06:40:3510°SE
26 Jul-1.605:42:2010°NNW05:45:1228°NE05:48:0710°ESE
27 Jul-0.704:51:4911°NNE04:53:1214°NE04:54:5710°E
27 Jul-3.406:26:0910°WNW06:29:2246°SW06:32:3710°SE
28 Jul-3.805:35:5134°NW05:37:1083°NE05:40:3110°SE
29 Jul-1.204:46:4321°ESE04:46:4321°ESE04:48:0810°ESE
29 Jul-2.306:19:2512°WSW06:21:3521°SSW06:24:1310°SSE

Visible Iridium Flares for the next 7 days
DateTimeMagnitudeAltitudeAzimuthSatellite
20 Jul17:40:40-5.013°269° (W)Iridium 54
21 Jul06:52:59-5.525°102° (ESE)Iridium 14
21 Jul06:53:59-6.225°102° (ESE)Iridium 64
22 Jul17:19:37-5.216°273° (W)Iridium 50
24 Jul06:44:39-5.013°47° (NE)Iridium 64
25 Jul06:11:36-0.815°110° (ESE)Iridium 70

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