Spring Constellations September 19th – October 14th Program & School Holidays

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday Program Space Week 4th – 10th October 3rd Rock Cafe is open from 1pm. Afternoon Program 1.00pm Safe observation of the Sun 1.15pm Rosetta Movie  (Thursday 19th October Seniors Week event) 1.40pm Tour 2.15pm Afternoon Tea Evening Program (Not on Friday 6th or 13th October) 7.30pm Capturing the Cosmos…

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U3A Celtic Band – Seniors Week

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Thursday 19th October 1.00pm for 1.15pm Start  The U3A Celtic Band will perform at the Observatory with a a range of Celtic  music plus other songs which you will find it hard not to tap your feet to. 2.00pm Afternoon Tea is included. Cost $10 Adults, $8 Seniors. Book 0n 0429 199 312 or on…

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International Observe the Moon Night 2017

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Image Credit: Saeed Salimpour   Saturday 28th October 6.30 -7.45pm Moon-B-Q with Salads Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. Book online Trybooking here  for Dinner, Talk and/or Viewing 8.00pm Talk “The Moon – Barren and Mysterious” 8.30pm Viewing of the stunningly beautiful first quarter Moon. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public…

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Introduction to Astronomy Course

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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? and more – but found that some of the concepts are too complex and involve a lot of mathematics and physics that…

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Winning Sky Photos – 2017 David Malin Awards 6 Nov – 14 Jan

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Winning Sky Photos is the exhibition of top entries from the David Malin Awards astrophotography competition. Held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society, it is open to photographers around Australia. The photographs are judged by world-renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin. David Malin has had a long fascination with light and colour and the interface…

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Starry summer Nights – The Sci Fi Event 2018

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The SCI FI EVENT is an annual event and is geared at showing how the real science that is done by scientists has some connection to science-fiction. It is also about showing that good science almost always starts as fiction, and it may take a while (decades or even millennia) before it is realised as…

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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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Science Week – Forced Landing on Mars -17th July to 18th 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. 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 for 5…

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