Josh Richards wants to go to Mars and never come back to Earth.

Outback Astronomy spoke to Josh briefly to explore his motivation for the... Read more

Astronomy Inspiration

Thank you to all people who have attended an Outback Astronomy sky show.

You're support has given us valuable experience in delivering... Read more

Space Mining & Asteroids

More rocket engine testing will happen in August 2015 as part of the long lead up to the manned mission to Mars.

The test by NASA in... Read more


Science week in 2015 in the Far West Science Hub - the very, very western part of New South Wales, Australia - will celebrate observing the sky.... Read more


The European Space Agency #ESA has been waiting to hear from Philae since March 2015.

Finally, the tweet all were waiting for arrives, “... Read more


Pluto may not be visible to the naked eye but it’s still popular in discussion at our sky shows.

Why? Because it got “demoted”. It’s no... Read more

Space Mining & Asteroids

Thousands of people who applied to be the first to go to Mars have now been reduced to 100. During 2015, an astronaut documentary will be produced... Read more

Space Mining & Asteroids

Rosetta put the Philae Lander on a comet in November 2014.

We will remember April 2015 as a great moment that made space mining real.

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Think about this for a moment.

There are generations of people born in cities who have never experienced looking at a crystal clear dark... Read more

Ever wanted to be involved in a world record attempt for something, anything, just to knock it off your “must do” list?

Here’s your chance... Read more