Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:18AM | Pete - Admin
During our very successful and busy annual SSO Open day here at the Siding Spring Observatory this past weekend, iTelescope's Peter Lake spoke with our science adviser Dr Ian Musgrave regarding the apparent close passage of Jupiter along the edge of the Moon. A moderately rare event well worth catching.
A graze occurs when the more distant object (in this case the planet Jupiter) just appears to skim over (or is only partly hidden by) the Moon. These events can be very dramatic visually.
More of Peter Lake's video hangouts can be viewed at his Astroswanny Blog site. Peter also interviewed SSO staff during the public open day. The voices in background are iTelescope staff members demonstrating our systems LIVE to the public.