|A solar eclipse will be visible in Australia, mostly as a partial eclipse. However, the path of totality will cross northern Australia, 250 km east of Darwin (13/20:35 UT) and then move over the Gulf of Carpentaria and cross the Cape York peninsula near Cairns (around 13/20:38 UT). This will be an early morning event. For more details see Eclipses@NASA.|
|The United Nations General Assembly has declared this
time in October as World Space Week "To celebrate each year
at the international level the contributions of space science and
technology to the betterment of the human condition".
The theme this year is "Space for Human Safety and Security".
World Space Week
|The 12th Australian Space Science Conference will be held in Melbourne. Jointly sponsored by the National Committee for Space Science and the National Space Society of Australia, it will cover the areas of space science, space engineering, space industry, government space and space education and outreach. More details can be found at ASSC-12. Details of previous conferences can be found at Australian Space Science Conference|
|The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine will host the 60th International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine in the Melbourne Convention Centre. For more details see ICASM 2012.|
|The 12th Australian Mars Exploration Conference will be held in Canberra this year. More details can be found at AMEC 2012.|
|The 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and General Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. For more details see ASAM2012.|
|The transit starts at around 05/22:10 UT and ends around 06/04:50 UT. Australians on the west coast will not see the first part of the transit as it occurs before sunrise. Eastern Australia is best placed to observe this event. For more details see our Notes on the Transit of Venus.|
|A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from all of Australia, although the western part of Australia will still be in daylight when the eclipse starts. The eclipse covers the period from 0848 to 1207 UT with the greatest extent of the eclipse occurring at 1103 UT. For more details see Eclipses@NASA.|
|The Director of the Australian Space Academy, John Kennewell, will give this year's summer lecture at the Perth Observatory. The title is "A Sky Full of Debris".|
|The University of South Australia will host a summer space program for the International Space University. More details can be found at UNISA and ISU.|