On our recent trip to Australia, we had some excellent stargazing opportunities from the south coast of Kangaroo Island. With dark skies and clear air, as we looked south towards Antarctica the Milky Way and both Magellanic Clouds were in full, glorious, naked-eye view. And it was certainly a comfort to be able to see the Southern Cross again. Sadly, my attempts at astral photography were a failure (I was trying to get some star trails shots, but my old Nikon DSLR will only do up to 30-second exposures without the remote, which I of course forgot). So I was glad to see the video below taken from West Australia, where you'll see all of the highlights of the Southern Skies in much more detail than I was able to capture or can convey in words.