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Free monthly Australian night sky mp3 audio guides, produced by Sydney Observatory. Published at the beginning of each month, usually around 20 minutes long, and including information about what you are likely to be able to see in that month's Australian night sky, including constellations, stars, the Sun, Moon, planets, astronomy, telescopes and astronomical mythology.
 
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In this, the final episode of Season 1, discover the surprising and shocking myth of Zagreus, the horned baby. Sensitive listeners be warned: the story contains violence and allusions to incest and rape. Adapted, narrated and directed by Bibi Jacob. Original music, sound and production by Geoff Chong. Extracts of Chloe Dunn’s music from the Perseph…
 
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, recounts Orpheus’ extraordinary descent into her kingdom and her own shocking abduction. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Sound and production by Geoff Chong. Starring Chloe Dunn as Persephone and Chris Mack as Hermes. Original violin, viola and vocal compositions written and performed by Chloe Dunn.…
 
No sooner is he born than Baby Hermes leaps out of his cradle and embarks on a slapstick adventure to charm his way into the Olympian pantheon. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound by Geoff Chong. Starring: Chris Mack as Hermes. Margeaux Lampley as Maia. Kester Lovelace as Apollo. Joseph Marshall as the farmer. And Dario Costa a…
 
Hermes tries to make some order in the night sky in spite of Zeus’ meddling. Centuries later the Starlink mega-constellations disrupt everything…. Starring Chris Mack as Hermes and Dario Costa as Zeus. Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound by Geoff Chong. A big thank you to Jean-Paul Palmyre at Studio Quali’sons, Paris.…
 
Hera, the Queen of the Gods, is having trouble with her afternoon nap. One by one the memories of her husband’s betrayals return, building a devastating portrait of a dysfunctional marriage. (This story - like so many Greek myths - contains references to assault and violence.) Starring Natasha Cashman as Hera. Featuring Dario Costa as Zeus. Written…
 
**SPOILER ALERT** This is an unofficial constellation myth! A strange phone call in the middle of the night leads to a conversation with a constellation. Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. A big thank you to Mateo Oxley for his collaboration on the story. Starring Mateo Oxley as Equuleus. And featuring Geoff Chong. Production and sound …
 
Fly with me into this tapestry of tales, to mountains full of mythical beings. The winged horse Pegasus, the Muses, some gods, a centaur, the Chimaera, an anti-hero and a gadfly await you. This episode was written by Morag Cross. Directed and narrated by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Starring Morag Cross as Hippe and the G…
 
An eclectic episode about plagues, magical arrows, cyclops and writer’s block. Written and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong. Much of the information about Abaris comes from kiwihellenist.blogspot.com Thanks to Pål Martin Tvete for recommending Tim Harford’s ‘Cautionary Tales’.…
 
Enter the realm of dreams with Asclepius as he has to make the most difficult decision of his life. A decision that may lead to his death. Starring David Stanley as Asclepius, Sharon Mann as Athena, Bibi Jacob as Hygeia, Morag Cross as the Attendant, Chris Mack as Theseus, Gordon Peaston as Chiron, Christina Batman as Panacea Written, directed and …
 
Corvus, the crow, is set to watch Apollo’s lover, the Princess Coronis. But when boundaries are transgressed, the consequences are gruesome in this tale of jealousy, rage and regret. Starring Nigel Pilkington as Corvus Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob. Production and sound design by Geoff Chong…
 
What happened to the two drops of blood Erichthonius received from Athena? This intimate and moving diary reveals all. Starring Morag Cross as Creusa Oboe playing by Morag Cross Written, directed and presented by Bibi Jacob Production and sound design by Geoff ChongDi Bibi Jacob & Geoff Chong
 
First Day Of Fall, Smoke on the west coast, Oregon Wildfires, Working on photos and writing. Gear that I work with Professional film stock I work with https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/photographers-photo-printing/film/color I keep my camera in a Lowepro camera bag https://www.lowepro.com/us-en/magnum-400-aw-lp36054-pww/ When I am photographing lands…
 
We're still on Earth, and today, we're taking another field trip, one back through time. What do you think will happen? We're going to meet early Earth, the first organisms, and how all of these factors resulted in everything we see today.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
This episode is the first one in a mini series about Earth. In today's episode, you're going to take a look at our planet in a new perspective. Later on, we'll be building on the things we learned today, adding more characteristics to our understanding of our planet. Take a look around you; what do you see?--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
 
A gold-tipped arrow, a gilded casket, a snake-tailed child and two drops of the gorgon’s blood. The goddess Athena narrates her tale of love and power. Starring Sharon Mann as Athena With Dario Costa as Hephaestus and Homer, Morag Cross as Daughter 2 and Bibi Jacob as Erichthonius and Daughter 1 Written and directed by Bibi Jacob. Production and so…
 
Comet Neowise Viewing comet Neowise during its passage in late July 2020, remembering sighting Hal Bopp in 1997. What is a great comet? Photographing the night sky with a high iso and a wide angle lens, Traveling along the John Day River, Produced by Billy Newman and Marina Hansen Link Comet Neowise Website Billy Newman Photo https://billynewmanpho…
 
Mercury appears as a faint dot in the sky. But contrary to its apparent simplicity, Mercury has features, a short history, and some weird mysteries. Ready yourself for a journey to the first planet!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
 
Many people don't know the order of the planets and which astronomical body to expect where in the solar system. In this episode, we will set out to solve that problem. Ready for a tour around our star system?--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
How does the celebrated Ancient Greek hero, Perseus, change the course of Andromeda’s destiny and seal Medusa’s fate? And what does it really mean to be a hero? With Sharon Mann as Athena, Chris Mack as Hermes, Hester Wilcox as Danaë, Dario Costa as King PolydectesDi Bibi Jacob & Geoff Chong
 
In the May sky guide, as well as showing us where to find the constellations: Orion, Scorpius, Centaurus and Crux, and the star clusters: the Jewel Box, M6 and M7, Melissa tells us the best times to see the five planets visible with the unaided eye: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn and the best time to see the Eta-Aquarid meteor shower.…
 
Sit with Andromeda in the face of her oncoming death and witness her final moments. Her parents - King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopea - are organising their daughter’s demise. Will Vanity triumph over Love? An electrifying retelling of one of the most famous Greek myths.Di Bibi Jacob & Geoff Chong
 
Discover the story behind one of the best known constellations: Ursa Major, the Great Bear. This is the tale of Callisto, an Arcadian princess, who follows her dreams only to find herself confronting tragedy after tragedy. Listen to Callisto recount her devastating story, her painful metamorphosis and her astonishing, final transformation. With: Em…
 
This month, learn how to find the South Celestial Pole, and where to find the Southern Cross and the Pointer stars, the bright star Antares at the heart of Scorpius and a pair of galaxies - the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Andrew also tells us how to find Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the evening sky and what the crew of Apollo 11 did…
 
This month Melissa suggests stars and constellations to look out for this month including Scorpius, with the red star at its heart, Antares; Sagittarius (which looks more like a teapot than a centaur); Crux - more commonly known as the Southern Cross; and Ophiuchus, the 13th sign of the zodiac! Mel also tells us the best times and dates to see the …
 
This month learn how to find the winter constellations. Take the sting out of cold winter nights by identifying the Scorpion in the sky and searching for star clusters in the Milky Way. Don’t miss Saturn, at its best for the year, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and our first steps on the Moon.…
 
Hello and welcome to the night sky guide for May. My name is Melissa Hulbert and I’m the Site Programs Coordinator at Sydney Observatory. Melissa tells us us where to find the constellations: Orion, Scorpius, Centaurus and Crux, and the star clusters: the Jewel Box, M6 and M7, as well as the best times to see the five planets visible with the unaid…
 
Hello, and welcome to the night sky for April 2019. This is Andrew Jacob, and I'm the Curator at Sydney Observatory, part of Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Come on a tour of the night sky with me. Learn what stars and constellations are visible, where to find the planets and what special events are happening overhead this month.…
 
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