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A guided tour of the night sky as seen from Perth, Western Australia, exploring the sights, stars, stories and science behind astronomy, space science and space travel. It's a planetarium presenter in your pocket - just download, head outside, and press play.

The Audio Guide to the Galaxy is proudly presented by Scitech.

The Audio Guide to the Galaxy Scitech Planetarium

    • Astronomy
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

A guided tour of the night sky as seen from Perth, Western Australia, exploring the sights, stars, stories and science behind astronomy, space science and space travel. It's a planetarium presenter in your pocket - just download, head outside, and press play.

The Audio Guide to the Galaxy is proudly presented by Scitech.

    2.6: A walking tour of the solar system

    2.6: A walking tour of the solar system

    A walking tour of the solar system
    Part 1: Mercury to mars
    This week on the Audio Guide to the Galaxy, we're going for a walk. No, really - we're walking through the inner planets of our solar system at 175 000km/s. So put your walking shoes on, and let's head into orbit.

    You can listen to this episode any time. Yep, even day time.

    Tune in next week for part two, which will take us beyond the asteroid belt to the outer Solar System.

    • 24 min
    2.5: Tea and pancakes

    2.5: Tea and pancakes

    Episode 2.5 - Tea and pancakes
    It's breakfast time! This week we're looking out through a cosmic pancake, and finding a teapot with a black hole on its spout.

    You can listen to this episode at 7pm, on any day over the next week or so. The objects we're looking at this week are especially impressive if you're outside the city - so if you're headed out camping soon, make sure you've got this episode downloaded and ready to go.

    • 23 min
    2.4: Finding solstice

    2.4: Finding solstice

    Episode 2.4 - Finding solstice
    This Sunday, we're looking at the sun. Not directly at it though! We'll be talking about a syzygy, the solstice, and why we see eclipses - sometimes. We'll also have a go at spotting the International Space Station as it flies overhead - visit https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ to get times for your location.

    You'll need to head outside at 5pm on Sunday June 21 to spot the sunset and the station.

    Music this week:

    Dreamy Flashback, by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4543-tranquility
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Light years & Eternity, by Stellardrone
    Link: https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 19 min
    2.3: Messengers in the sky

    2.3: Messengers in the sky

    Episode 2.3 - Messengers in the sky
    This week, we're taking a look at the elusive planet Mercury, messenger of the gods in ancient myths. We're also meeting another, more pointed message from the gods in the form of Scorpius the Scorpion.

    Mercury will be visible for the next few weeks, but you'll need to head outside a little earlier than normal - we suggest 6pm.

    • 24 min
    2.2: Syzygy

    2.2: Syzygy

    Episode 2.2 - Syzygy
    This week we explore the relationship between the Earth and the Moon to understand the causes of tides and eclipses. We also ponder the most profound question in human existence: How do you pronounce syzygy? Oh, and 'How did we get here?'

    You can listen to this episode on any date, but the eclipse we're talking about is on 6 June 2020 at 3:24 am if you'd like to try catching it.

    Music this week:

    Tranquility, by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4543-tranquility
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    In time, by Stellardrone
    Link: https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Our Story, by Melodysheep
    Link: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/album/best-of-symphony-of-science
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

    • 20 min
    2.1: Know where you stand

    2.1: Know where you stand

    Episode 2.1 - Know where you stand
    In this episode, we'll be taking a look at how you can find your way around the night sky. Then, we're putting those skills to the test to find Chiron the Centaur. If you're new to the Audio Guide, this is a great place to start!

    You can listen to this episode on any date. We suggest heading outside at 7:30pm. Bring a jumper.

    Music this week is by Kyle Preston, a Planetarium favourite. You can find more at https://kylepreston.bandcamp.com/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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This is a wonderful podcast, thank you very much. One to listen to outside or in bed at night if it's cloudy. I'm hooked 😊.

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