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You see lots of wildlife on a golf course. Over the years I've seen kangaroos (which now take abode on the fringes of Royal Dubbo), rabbits, hares, a few brown snakes and of course, birds of all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of ducks inhabiting the lakes at Dubbo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at ABC New South Wales
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To say it's an exciting day for me is an understatement. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that All I See Is Mud would capture the public imagination like it did and lead to a publication deal. But that's what happened!! And today, after months of editing,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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It's official, there's a new player in the Space Race. India has just launched a probe which is headed for Mar. Mangalyaan will take 300 days to make the trip but won't be considered a successful mission until it actually achieves Mars orbit. If they make it, Indian will become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Geoff Mann brings us the weekend's results every Monday after the 7.30 News. And you can catch Sports Saturday every weekend after the 9am News on ABC Western Plains. Check out the weekend sports wrap Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Hear Geoff Mann every Saturday between 9 and 10am for Sports Saturday and on Monday's after 7.30 with the weekend wrap. Check out last weekend's results here Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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This week Fred Watson talks about two major projects involving astronomers in the local area. One project being conducted at the Australian Astronomical Observatory looks at the light spectrums of stars which can reveal the chemical elements of the subject stars. The other project is happening at the Parkes Radio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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If you're continually amazed by what happens in space, them get ready for this little gem. We're all very much aware of storms on our own planet and the things that go along with them, like hail. Other planets and moons have storms too which spawn methane rain and sulfur... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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I can't believe I'm giving this up! We built this home and have lived in it for 14 years, brought up all our children and made a little oasis to call our own and in a few months it will belong to someone else. I don't really know how it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Recently we told you about the launch of LADEE, a probe that was being sent to the Moon to study the Lunar atmosphere. The good news is that it's arrived. On the other hand the European Planck spacecraft has concluded its mission and will be switched off. Fred Watson, Astronomer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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I often marvel at the abundance of wildlife in my neighbourhood. Even in my own backyard I've seen some extraordinary creatures like brown snakes (only one thank goodness), brown falcons, blue wrens, finches, rosellas and even an echidna in the garden one time. I often walk around the area and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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With the October long weekend almost upon us, chances are you're looking for somewhere to go or something to do. The Australian Astronomical Observatory at Coonabarabran is holding it's Star Fest weekend which promises to feed your brain. Siding Spring Observatory will be open for inspection, there's Science in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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One of the big problems when it comes to exploring Mars is the terrain. The planet is covered in boulders or sand drifts, which can be a big problem for robotic rovers like Curiosity. It also means that it can take days or weeks to navigate around some of these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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One of the more controversial issues facing humanity today is dealing with excess carbon in the atmosphere. We have the technology to dispose of carbon by putting it back in the ground but keeping an eye on it is very difficult and quite expensive. Enter cosmic rays! It seems that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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I received an email from a company of which I am a client, asking me to complete a survey. It was a customer satisfaction survey and, given the fact that they've undergone many changes in recent times, I thought they were keen to see how we feel about their services.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Join Geoff Mann for all the weekends regional sports results every Monday after 7.30am and on Saturday mornings between 9 and 10. Here are last weekend's results. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Yes it's true, the Chinese plan to spend a probe to the Moon before the end of the year. Why? You may well ask...because it's there. No not really. They're hoping to be able to put people on the Moon in the not too distant future. That's been done too,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Geoff Mann has all the weekends sports results right here. You can also hear them on air after the 7.30 News every Monday morning and catch Geoff's sports show Saturday mornings from 9am. Gilgandra took out the Castlereagh Cup Rugby League title (Photo courtesy Bryson Luff). Find out who else... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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There's no doubt that our interpretation of what lies beyond our solar system is very different today. A few hundred years ago we thought the Earth was flat and one can only imagine what people thought about those specs of light in the sky thousands of years ago. Many believed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Geoff Mann has all the weeks' sporting highs and lows Saturday mornings between 9 and 10 on ABC Western Plains. You can also catch all the results on air after the 7.30 News every Monday morning, and right here: Results Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Astronomers can look deeper into space than ever before and it seems that simply creates more questions than answers. One of the latest mysteries involves the formation of early galaxies. We can see them by analysing infra-red light and it was thought for a long time that they didn't at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
Geoff Mann has all the weekend's sporting results right here! And don't forget to catch up on the latest developments, Saturday mornings from 9 on ABC Western Plains. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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When I started backing the car out of the driveway at 5.30 this morning to come to work I noticed my recycling bin was on its side, the contents spread over the yard. Not uncommon you will agree. However, almost straight away I realised the rubbish bin was missing...and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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On February 15th of this year, thousands of Russians witnessed a meteorite impact. They were alerted to the event by a flash of light, many rushing to their windows to see what it was. It was seconds later that the sonic boom hit, smashing windows and in some cases, knocking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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Geoff Mann brings you the weekend's sporting highlights every Monday after the 7.30 News and an hour of local sport Saturdays from 9am. Click here for the latest results and standings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at ABC New South Wales
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The latest results from around the region: Geoff's Report Join Geoff every Monday after the 7.30 news and Saturday's between 9am and 10 and don't forget to send him your results and sports information. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at ABC New South Wales