What is a Supermoon?
In recent years, the "Supermoon" has become more and more famous, and it attracts many people to observe enthusiastically every time it appears. The name "supermoon" was proposed by the American astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. It is a phenomenon in which the new moon or full moon nearly coincides with perigee. When the moon is near the perigee, a new moon appears that is called super crescent; and if the moon is exactly the full moon when it is in the perigee, we call it super full moon. Because the moon orbits the earth in an elliptical orbit, the distance between the moon and the earth is constantly changing, the closer the moon is to the earth when the full moon occurs, the larger the full moon appear. Astronomy experts explained that the average distance between the moon and the earth is about 384,000 kilometers, the
The saxon office will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays from Monday, 23 December 2019. We will reopen for normal trading on Monday, 6 January 2020.
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30 December 2019
We thank you for your support throughout 2019 and look forward to us both enjoying a wonderful 2020.
We wish you a happy and safe festive season from all of us at saxon.
Update for International Observe the Moon Night (05/10/2019):
The International Observe the Moon Night event has been cancelled due to the cloud cover.
Sorry we couldn't go ahead with the event tonight :(
There’s a saying ‘Familiarity breeds contempt,’ and sadly that can be true for how most of us consider the Moon. It’s always there, it doesn’t change (much?), it’s not exactly flashy, and, if we’re honest, it can be kind of boring.
Let’s all try to change that as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on 5th Oct at Princes Bridge. In addition to admiring the Moon, come talk to us about astronomy, telescopes, and have a good time.
What: International Observe the Moon Night 2019
Where: Princes Bridge, St Kilda
When: 5th Oct 2019, 7.30-10.30pm
If you want to show the Moon some more love, why not try the Lunar 100 Challenge? See https://bit.ly/2moYTyR
Calling all curious minds!
There really is no such thing as starting too soon in science. Ask someone working in a STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) and it is likely that their interest in was kindled because of a chance encounter in their early years, whether it was a telescope that showed them Saturn’s rings, a bird spotting experience, a stray thought that struck them as they wandered through nature, asking questions that no one could quite answer, and the list goes on.
We love curious minds, and we love to feed curious minds. Check out some of our products which are suited for beginners below, they really could make all the difference.
Microscopes - All about science!
Has it really been 50 years since Neil Armstrong said, 'One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind'? And what leaps and bounds have come since!
Join us as we remember and celebrate a piece of history, an achievement of science, and the spirit of discovery and adventure. See below for a public event near you:
|Celebration Apollo 11 50th Anniversary with saxon
13th July 2019 (Saturday)
7.00pm - 10.00pm @ JJ Holland Park, Childers Street, Kensington, VIC 3031
Tel: (03) 9687 7750
Moon Phase - Waxing Gibbous (illumination 89%)
If you're looking to stock up on some amazing gifts, make sure you swing by our stand at the Australian Gift and Homewares Association in February!
With hundreds of products to choose from, including telescopes, binoculars and microscopes -- Saxon is your one stop shop for all things optics.
Date: 23 - 26 February 2019
Time: 9am - 6pm (except for 26 February 2019 where the fair closes at 3pm)
Location: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park (1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127)