NEW SESSIONS ADDED Science Week 2017 – SCINEMA 15th -20th

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Astronomy Program for August 15th – 19th Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. 4.50pm -5.20pm Capturing the Cosmos Movie 5.20pm – 6.00pm Tour of the Observatory 6.00pm Viewing at the Telescopes Cost is $15 adults, $12 conc., $5 Students, $40 Family of 4, $45 Family of 5 . Online Bookings – Trybooking   AND/OR SCINEMA…

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale – A Field Guide To The Stars

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19 August -17 September Ballarat International Foto Biennale A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS  – Free  – Charge for viewing as below. Photography and astronomy have an intrinsic relationship, reflected in technical advances and the collective imagination of space. A Field Guide to the Stars is a group exhibition that explores how space might be…

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The Great American Eclipse Live Link

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NASA Eclipse 2017 Live – Streaming Video of August 22 AEST Total Solar Eclipse On Tuesday August 22 2017, from 03:15am – 5:00am, Ballarat Observatory will link into the live Streaming of the Total Eclipse of the Sun which will be from from the West to the East coast of North America. Viewers around the…

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Astronomical Conversations – 40th Anniversary Voyager 1

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1st Thursday of the Month 7th September 6.30pm  Voyager 1 was launched Monday, 05 Sept 1977 12:56:00 UTC and Voyager 2 was launched Saturday, 20 Aug 1977 14:29:00 UTC The Technology on board is now very old but these two space explorers have reached major milestones in our understanding of our Solar System. 7.00pm Viewing…

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Spring Constellations September 19th -30th Program

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The Observatory will open later now and the evening program begins at 6.30pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Program Afternoon Program 1.00pm Safe observation of the Sun 1.15pm Rosetta Movie 1.40pm Tour 2.15pm Afternoon Tea   Evening Program 6.30pm Capturing the Cosmos Movie 7.00pm Tour 7.30pm viewing at the Telescopes Book on Trybooking here    

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NACAA 2018

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Ballarat will host the next National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers,  NACAA ,  from 30th March – 2nd April 2018. The Welcome Function will be at the Ballarat Observatory and the Convention will be held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre. Additional nearby Accomodation can be found here The NACAA website has information…

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