A breathtaking image that captures the night sky above the rugged beauty of southern Tasmania has won Australia's most prestigious astrophotography award. See all the winners and find out what makes a good photo great.
It's official: the world record for most people stargazing across multiple venues at the same time has been broken, with the previous mark being comprehensively dwarfed by Australia's keen astronomers.
Despite the vastness of Australia, a fascination with something much bigger inspires thousands of people across the country to look to the stars as part the ABC's Stargazing Live event.
People all around Australia are gathering at local parks, beaches, observatories and schools in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
Help cosmologists pick out supernovae from space images, and who knows. You might have "exploding star discoverer" on your CV before the month is out.
Earth's nights are getting brighter, creating an environmental nuisance that kills our wildlife, costs taxpayers and makes it increasingly difficult to see and study the stars.
Do you know your Perseids from your Draconids, or even your comets from your asteroids? No matter, amateur astronomers can look up from somewhere on Earth this year and likely catch one of several gobsmacking celestial displays.
The hellish alien Jupiter-like world dubbed KELT-9b is beyond what astronomers have ever studied. It glows like a comet and is so hot it's likely that molecules break apart and atmosphere evaporates.