“Night recalls tranquility.
A curtain falls and sets it free.
Darkness calls eternity.
Down silent halls the shadows flee.”
Blondie “Forgive and
Forget” – No Exit (2004)
For almost forty years I have been
interested in astronomy, and after years of contemplating, I finally
decided in 2001 to convert my writings of my general experiences and
observations onto the Web and share with the rest of the world. These
pages are my modest collection of the astronomical articles that I
have written as papers, collected articles, or have presented as
selected talks to local astronomical societies. Others also have been
reproduced from my own notes as an adult educator at various Evening
Colleges in Sydney.
Some maybe familiar with my previous written works, but
other readers will find these are new or needed newer versions
— several being necessary rewrites or are those that have just
needed a few small or slight updates with modern discoveries or new
knowledge. Some are brand new articles that have appeared nowhere
else. The main ones of these are the “Classic Deep-Sky”, and some
“Double Stars” articles,
which do include the cremè de la cremè of the southern
skies. I have also added a few northern ones just to keep those
Bien, c’est la
This slow evolution has eventually created these humble
pages, which are now in the fourth incarnation. I do hope you
enjoy my modest compilation!
RECENT UPDATES 05 January 2013
VENUS UPDATES 5th JANUARY 2013
Venus pages have been improved,
info and page outlines.
MINOR UPDATES 13th NOVEMBER 2012
Several pages on Australian
Astronomers have been been
slight update or fixed.
SAD : UPDATES and FIXES 06th NOVEMBER 2012
Major fixes and changes to
all pages, including design,
outlines, and HTML syntaxes.
Missing images and figures have
been checked and/or updated.