The Great Conjuction of Jupiter and Saturn
This Monday on the Summer Solstice, backyard astronomers are in for a Christmas treat – a Great Conjunction. Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be almost touching each other in the night sky – the closest they have ever been since the 1600s. If that wasn’t enough for you, a Great Conjunction like this has not been observable since the 13th century! Prof. Richard de Grijs, Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University, joined us to tell us all about this incredible event and how we can observe it from our backyards.