International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements – Christmas Special ***

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To finish off the International Periodic Table of the Year, anyone solving this equation is entitled to 20% discount in our Science Shop with personal Christmas shopping up to Saturday 21st December 2020. Clues are all in the Periodic Table: 1+8+3+(66-y)+(33-s)+(66-D)=? If you cannot make it in person before the 21st December 2019, by using…

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Summer School Holiday Program 2020

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School Holidays 2nd January – 25th January Tuesday -Thursday- Saturday ( 1 Monday only on 6th January)   Bookings Essential   3rd Rock Cafe open from 4.30pm for light snacks. Day Program: 5.00 – 7.00pm – Activities for Children and Adults – Camera Obscura, rocket launching, safe observation of the Sun, Virtual Reality Walking on the…

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‘Little Stars’ Weekly Program

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Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm Afternoon Program Thursdays Our program designed for children aged  3yrs -7yrs explores a different aspect of the Night Sky and the World around us each month. This program is currently only available on a Thursday. The first Little Stars session will coincide with Children’s Week. Themes plus any others that we…

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Valentines Day – 30th Anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot and An Evening Under the Stars

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Come along and join us for a Special supper under the Stars for Valentine’s Day, 30th Anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot image from Voyager 1 followed by viewing at the telescopes. If it is cloudy an alternative program will be provided. 8.15pm Supper  followed by viewing at the telescopes. Cost includes supper Book online…

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Best Nights for Saturday Viewing and Fire Recovery Effort Support

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BOOK HERE for a Best Nights for Viewing 2020 These sessions are held on one Saturday of  each month closest to a 1st Quarter Moon and in 2020 also on nights without any Moon will be included. Any special astronomical happenings will be included in each session. This timing gives beautiful highlights of the Moon’s…

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GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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Earth Hour 2020

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The night sky – beautiful, mysterious and “infinite”. The band of the Milky Way made up of numerous twinkling points of light. Over the years the night sky has “disappeared” and its wonders lay hidden behind the glow of light pollution from growing towns and cities. Ballarat still has good views of the Night Sky….

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GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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Heritage Weekend 30th May 2020

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2.30 – 7.30pm “Through a Glass Darkly” The history of Optics and Optical Telescopes. Optics activities for children. Optics Exhibition. 3.30 – 4.15pm  Talk “Through a Glass Darkly” 4.30 -5.00pm BBQ 5.15 – 7.30 Viewing at the telescopes including a beautiful 1 st quarter Moon. 6.30-7.30pm supper available. Cost : Talk $5, Evening BBQ $20,…

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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,…

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International Observe the Moon Night 2020

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Saturday 26th September 7.00 -7.30 Talk TBA 7.30pm Viewing of the stunningly beautiful 9 day old Moon and Mercury as well as deep sky objects. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration….

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