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AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMERS FIND POSSIBLE ‘FINGERPRINTS’ OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Astronomers using data collected by CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, Murriyang, have found their strongest evidence yet for low-frequency gravitational waves. For nearly 20 years the...

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is set to light up the skies. Here’s how to get the best seat in the house

An Eta Aquariid meteor (centre) along with comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) in the background, photographed during the 2020 Eta Aquariid shower. Photo by Jonti Horner, Author...

60 years after it first gazed at the skies, the Parkes dish is still making breakthroughs

  Image: CSIRO, Author provided The CSIRO’s 64-metre Parkes Radio Telescope was commissioned on October 31 1961. At the time it was the most advanced radio...

How making a film exploring Indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective as a scientist

          Ilgari Inyayimaha (Shared Sky), painted by artists Margaret Whitehurst, Jenny Green, Barbara Merritt, Charmaine Green, Kevin Merritt, Sherryl Green, Tracey Green, Wendy Jackamarra,...

How to watch Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse from Australia

  Picture: SachaFernandez / Flickr On Wednesday evening, May 26, the Moon will slip into Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse. No matter where you...

Why is the Moon bright? Is Easter a full moon? How long does a full moon last? Your Moon questions answered by an astronomer

 Image: Shuttlestock If you stepped outside on the weekend and thought, “Gosh, the full moon looks nice tonight”, you are not alone. According to Google Trends,...

‘WTF?’: newly discovered ghostly circles in the sky can’t be explained by current theories, and astronomers are excited

Bärbel Koribalski / ASKAP, Author provided In September 2019, my colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she’d found while browsing our new...

The best gift in the galaxy: an astronomer’s guide to buying a home telescope

Image: Shuttlestock Since time immemorial, humans have been fascinated by the night sky. Our relationship with it was forever changed in the early 1600s, when Galileo...

Astronomers turn up the heavy metal to shed light on star formation

Astronomers from The University of Western Australia’s node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have developed a new way to study...

Asteroid 2018 VP₁ may be heading for Earth. But there’s no need to worry

Asteroid 2018 VP1 itself is too small and far away to see clearly, so here’s an artist’s impression of a near-Earth object. NASA...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.