Sharon Harnett is an amateur astronomer based in Canberra. The drive to become a better observer, and understand the often bewildering world of astronomy lead to her completing an MSc in Astronomy in 2012. Sharon's interests in astronomy include meteor observing, planetary science, astrophotography, the history of astronomy, women in astronomy and astronomy outreach. Sharon's website is You can contact her at, or follow @astrochix on Twitter.