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Southern Astronomy / Sky & Space Magazine Index 1988-92

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Indexed up to 1992 by Dwight Walker

covers the first five volumes 1(1)-5(6), 1988-92

Sky & Space is a great Australian astronomy magazine covering the Southern Hemisphere, an area hard to find information on. The magazine covers astronomy, space and astrophysics and has a broad range of black and white and colour astrophotography. It is aimed at the amateur astronomer, high school student and semiprofessional.

Index for the enthusiast and astronomy club

This product is invaluable for accessing detailed information from the relevant back issues of Southern Astronomy/Sky and Space.

Nearly all astronomical objects have been covered including galaxies, stars and quasars plus all the photographs. Now you should be able to find what you are looking for in the night sky!

The organisation of the Index


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We do ad-hoc astronomy research. Contact us with your query. We are a professional research librarian with science background.

Post 1992 Material

For later material, search the index in SAGE bibliographic database (1990-2019) (archive) from RMIT Publishing's Informit Search available in most High School and some public libraries.

Back Issues

Sky & Space is available from your local library. The two titles are:

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Sky & Space / Southern Astronomy Magazine

Sky & Space and Southern Astronomy is available from your local library up to 2007

See Trove for library holdings of Sky & Space Magazine.

The publisher Sky & Space Publishing (Galaxy Publishing Pty Ltd ABN 50 106 693 627) closed in March 2010 and stopped publishing in 2008 due to Lyle's illness.

Australia also was a tough market to make money out of in astronomy.

Australian Sky & Telescope

In August 2015, I discovered this has same editor as Critical Comms, the previous editor of Southern Astronomy Jonathan Nally! This is where Australian astronomy ended.

Spaceinfo.com.au (archive)

In November 2018, I discovered this new astronomy ecommmerce and information site run by Jonathan Nally past editor of Sky & Space and current editor of Australian Sky & Telescope.

My Astro Shop (archive)

Australian telescope ecommerce site.



Sky & Telescope

UK astronomy magazine that beat Sky & Space and Southern Astronomy in the end!

National Geographic Solar System Virtual Tour

EarthSky Radio Series

US based - has RealAudio

US Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Best Educational Astronomy Sites (archive)

link list

ABC Stargazing


T-Rex Astronomy Thesaurus - ANU

The subject index was based on T-Rex, the astronomy thesaurus produced by the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney. It is now searchable via Web interface and can no longer be downloaded freely in Mac, PC or UNIX format.

Deep Space Catalogs

Deepsky Astronomy Software

DC-3 Dreams Software - Bob Denny

Mobile Apps

In South Bank, Brisbane, at World Science Festival in 2018, I went to astronomy night and tried large telescopes and saw many mobile apps that control motorised telescopes to help locate a star or planet.

Person picks object in app in night sky then app sends signal to motor drive in telescope and it moves the telescope to find the object ready for person to view.

I saw Mars, Jewel Box Constellation (Crux) and the craters in the Moon.

There was Brisbane Astronomical Society in New Farm helping out by loaning large telescope to let people have a look with aid of volunteers.

I had several mobile apps that allowed me to point phone camera at sky with overlay so I could identify objects in night sky.


Australian Astronomical Optics - Macquarie University, Siding Spring, Coonbarabran, NSW

University of Tasmania Physics Dept Telescopes

Radio Astronomy Facilities in Australia - ATNF

Mopra ATNF Radio Telescope sold off by cash-strapped CSIRO

Parkes Observatory, NSW

Australia and New Zealand Square Kilometre Array (anzSKA)

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

Grove Creek Observatory, NSW

Plenty of CCD images of deep sky objects! flying saucer

Remote control CCD telescope setup by Wheaton College and Columbia University, USA

1 hour from Orange NSW via Blayney

research into transient gassing of the Moon (Columbia)

Mallee Sky

Loxton SA amateur astronomer - closed 5/18

Moon Exploration

Apollo 11 Landing 20/7/1969

Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, WA

GSLV Mk III Indian Moon Probe

In July 2019, I watched GSLV MKIII launch on Facebook in watch party of electrical and electronics engineers group I am in.

By 7 Sep 2019, GSLV MKIII will land an unmanned lunar lander on south pole of moon for scientific experiments.

Lander rolled over when landing and has not been righted or observed as it is on dark side of moon and is waiting for another lander from another country to right it or find out what happened to it (9/19).

Launch of GSLV MkIII - M1 / Chandrayaan - 2 Mission - LIVE from Satish Dhawan Space Centre 7/19

India moon probe Chandrayaan 2 launches into space | DW News 7/19

UAE Mars Rocket

In November 2020, UAE launched a rocket to Mars.

Astronomical Societies

Brisbane Astronomical Society

National Space Society of Australia

The Astronomical Society of NSW Inc.

Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group Inc

Artemis Society International

Moon Society

Astrophysics, University of Melbourne, Australia

Comet pictures and astronomy news updates.

The Edge Cosmology Events, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Bureau of Meteorology Space Weather Services

Australian Space Weather Agency - Australasian ionosphere

Project Horus

Horus 36 Flight Preparation Timelapse from Grant Willis (VK5GR) on Vimeo.


Gilmour Space Technologies Pty Ltd

Abbot Point Bowen QLD launch site by 2022 for Esri rockets

Gold Coast based rocket manfacturer and launcher 4/20

favourite innovative business of Sarah Pearson (physicist) Director-General of Innovation in Dept of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development in Qld Govt Partners in Technology 23/4/20 webinar about 46:30

launching microsatellites

sending rockets to Mars

mixture of liquid fuel and solid fuel

BLUEsat Project

UNSW student microsatellite

Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record 6/17

increased distance of light from 100km to 1200km

Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR)

Satellite Tracking

Woomera, South Australia

rocket launch site in 1960s and 1970s - built in 1947 - archive link 10/19

Australia Unlimited

Meteors, Comets, Planets

Comet Central - Questacon, Canberra, Australia

star charts - sponsored by the British High Commission, Questacon and Canberra Planetarium and Observatory

Meteor hits Russia

Australian Spaceguard Survey

search for Near Earth Objects (NEO) - Microplanets (comets, asteroids and meteoroids) in southern hemisphere


Planetary Alignment

Space Exploration


Tesat Spacecom

German aerospace company


puts commercial launches into orbit - closed 2006

Taken over by Sierra Nevada space company.

South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC)

New space industry centre in Adelaide 5/19

Aerospace Centre - Canberra


Mars Exploration - Shaun Moss


Space Resource Utilisation - Off Earth Mining Forum (Moon)

ACSER (Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research) UNSW 20-21/2/13 - includes NASA and USC

ALLTRA - Alltransport Spacetransport

Virgin Galactic


NASA Mars Exploration

Earth at Night from Space Shuttle (NASA)

NASA CubeSats

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

NASA Cassini Solstice Mission to Saturn and Titan

NASA Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Apollo 11 Moon Landing 1969

NASA Moon Dust Tapes Restoration


Research Institutes: Astronomy and Astrophysics


The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System

citation database of astrophysics articles


Unrefereed Papers

No Unsolicited Ad Requests

NB: Do not send me requests to list so-called astronomy pages that are a pretext for free advertising. The main perpertrators are from USA. I am not interested. I saw through it. Linked page is thin veneer to main business site. 5/18

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