The 2017 Astronomy Calendar includes 12 fascinating astronomical images with informative captions. inside is an ALMANAC data for more than 250 astronomical phenomena visible in Australian skies, as well as the moon phases for every day of 2017. The 2017 calendar also shows Australian school and public holidays.
Times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and include daylight saving where applicable.
Since this continent was first inhabited tens of thousands of years ago, Australians have looked up and wondered about the southern stars and the star-spangled Milky Way. The same sense of wonder and curiosity drives astronomy today. Indeed it was an astronomical event (a transit of Venus) that led James Cook to map Australia's eastern coast in 1770.
Since that time, Australian astronomers have made major contributions to the science, in part because of the continent's advantageous Southern Hemisphere location and generally clear skies, but also because of their innovations and skills.