Mid-August marks the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, as Earth drifts through a region of space with shards and fragments. There have been some spectacular fireballs spotted as they blast down into our atmosphere…and if you see one, you can make a wish. So if the clouds clear- keep your eyes on the sky!
Hobart has also just celebrated the first Aurora and Night Sky Festival- you can see the photos from this exhibit at Mt. Nelson Signal Station. It’s also National Science Week, so spare a moment’s thought about all the things there are to learn on the earth, in the ocean, and in the sky.
Since our first issue, there has been a much appreciated influx of interest and stories, an interview about Tasmanian Geographic with a leading daily newspaper, and an opportunity to speak on the radio about this new project. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy publishing it!
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Hope you are keeping warm this winter,
— The Editor
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