GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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Geminid Meteor Shower Midnight14th December

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Open 10.00pm If the weather looks good, we will have a late viewing for the Geminid Meteor Shower (and other deep sky objects) which peaks after midnight on Friday 14th December. We will also look for Comet P/Wirtanen (46p). Camping is available onsite  BYO everything. Disability Toilet available  and hot drinks included in entry fee….

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International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

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150th Anniversary on 6th March  The IYPT2019 aims to recognize the importance of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, biology and other basic sciences disciplines. It also commemorates the v. Throughout 2019,…

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UNESCO International Day of Light

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Thursday 16th May 10.00am – 19:30 TURN ON THE NIGHT Hands-on STEM activities for students in grades 7-12 to plan, design and create strategies for city lighting that balance the competing concerns of humans and the environment. Using the problem solving process, students learn about issues raised by human created lighting: Glare, Sky Glow, Light…

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Launch of the Discover Historic Mt Pleasant Brochure

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HRES Brochure Link-  Launch Brochure Flyer

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Heritage Week – Evening – Night sky Stories of the Boorong 23rd May

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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and is part of every cultures history and roots. Talk will include some of the oldest stories about the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere. Tea, coffee and Milo available. Viewing at the Telescopes afterwards. Open fire – Dress for the Snow. Book online here:   TRYBOOKING

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Heritage Weekend 25th & 26th May

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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and is part of every cultures history and roots. Activities will include some of the oldest stories about the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere. Viewing the night sky with the historical telescopes including the Baker Telescope on Saturday evening. The Mt Pleasant Historical group will have an…

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IAU 100th Anniversary Dark Skies for All with Krystal Napoli – Astrophysics Student and Kamilaroi Woman

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5.00pm Saturday 8th June Astrophysics student and Kamilaroi woman Krystal De Napoli returns to Ballarat to join in with our celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of the Astronomical Unions Theme – “Dark Skies for All.” “I grew up always knowing quite a bit about my culture from my Mum, but I never knew anything about…

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Capturing the Moon – Photographic Competition

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Image Credit: S.Salimpour Entries are now open for acceptance and close at 24:00 hrs AEST on 20th June 2019 for the Capturing the Moon Photographic Exhibition Conditions of Entry Capturing-the-Moon-RegistrationCapturing the Moon Registration Photographers of all ages are welcome to put in an entry. The main subject of the image (up to 2MB) must be…

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50th Anniversary of the First Human to Walk on the Moon.

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Sunday 21st July Come and celebrate  the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration. Photography Exhibition, Children’s Activities, exhibits, Trivia Quiz, music and more……… 12.00pm – 1.00pm Opening of the Capturing the Moon Competition Exhibition of Finalists Images – Awarding of Prizes. 1.00pm -2.00pm Jacinta Irene Dennett – Program will include…

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Introduction to Astronomy Camp 2019

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Ever wanted to learn more about the mysteries of the cosmos – where did it all begin? what is light? what is an Astronomical Unit? how do stars form? what are black holes? . No prior background in mathematics or physics is required. The Camp runs over 1 weekend on 27th-29th September. You can book…

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