GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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June Program

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Program for June – NB: Saturday June 30th is Asteroid Day Special Program provided. Casual visitors welcome on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1.30pm – 5.00pm Bookings required for all others times Evening Program the Observatory will only be open if a firm booking is in place – Bookings essential on 0429 199 312 or email…

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Asteroid Day June 30th

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Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn the dangers asteroids pose and what we can do to protect our families, communities, and future generations. The United Nations declared June 30 as Asteroid Day. The date of Asteroid Day commemorates the anniversary of the Tunguska asteroid impact over Siberia, Russian…

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July School Holidays 3-13

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Program for July – NB: Friday 13th is Aboriginal Astronomy in the evening. Casual visitors welcome on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1.30pm – 5.00pm Bookings required for viewing at the telescopes and all others times. Evening Program the Observatory will only be open if a firm booking is in place – Bookings essential on 0429…

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Aboriginal Astronomy

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BAS Free Lecture: This is an opportunity for those who missed Krystals lecture in Ballarat a few weeks ago. New Members welcome. Astrophysics student and Kamilaroi woman Krystal De Napoli initially didn’t see the correlation between her indigenous heritage and the mathematics and science subjects she loved so much. But when her university lecturer explained…

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Planets High 5 2018

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Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn These 5 planets are visible in the evenings from July 14th – July 21st  at 6.30pm. 6.00pm Arrive 6:15pm – Looking for the Planets, and Viewing at  the telescopes. If it is cloudy we will have a virtual sky tour and tour of the observatory.   The cost for…

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Science Week – Forced Landing on Mars Competition -17th July to 17th August 2018

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Image Credit – Hubble Telescope Close Approach of Mars – Put it in your diary NOW Mars is very close to Earth during July and August 2018 Mars ephemeris Scenario……. “A close  approach of Mars provides an opportunity to send a space crew to Mars to support the existing Martian Colony which has been established…

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Science Week- Brain Break

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Follows after the BAS AGM at 7.00pm. 7.45pm  Fun brainy things to do, a chance to stop and reflect on the science in your world. Bring some food with a science themed – galaxies made from lollies and toothpicks, cakes decorated with stars or comets or biscuits in the shape of rockets! NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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SCINEMA 14th -25th August

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere; celebrating the power of moving image to tell stories about the world, how it works and our place in it. Film content coming soon…………….. DATES coming soon Past SCINEMA  SCINEMA  has been held over a number of years at the…

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NASA Mission Scientists Visit Ballarat Observatory

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  NASA Cassini (plus others)Mission Scientists will be visiting Ballarat on 14th August   The approximate time for a FREE talk and meet the Scientist is 6pm this may change a little closer to the date. Booking online essential. If you want to observe the planets afterwards there is a small charge of $5 per…

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