International Observe the Moon Night 2019

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Saturday 5th October 7.00 -7.30 Talk “Tides and Earthquakes – the Moons Influence” 7.30pm Viewing of the stunningly beautiful 6 day old Moon and Planets as well 🙂 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…

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International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

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    Congratulations to the Winners of our Periodic Table Word Quiz  Periodic Table Magnets Elif Bayir – Coolaroo Tammy and Peter Cox – Glenelg Ruth Varenica – Ballarat Periodic T Shirts. James Williams – Geelong South Boyle Family – Ballarat Central Libby Rosin – Geelong West ________________________________________________________________________________ Earlier events 150th Anniversary on 6th March …

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Science Week – Walking on the Moon

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Saturday 17th August  and Sunday 18th August 10.am – 5.00pm An activities packed weekend for the community to come along and explore science. Amongst a suite of other activities will be a FedUni student-developed virtual reality moon walk offering participants the chance to experience what Neil Armstrong and the other Apollo astronauts experienced. Keen scientists…

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale – To the Moon and Back

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We are trilled to have Rebecca Najdowski back again to be involved with curating this exciting Group exhibition, this time partnering with Dr Colleen Boyle. 24th August – 20th October Open 10am – 5pm Entry is free for the Exhibition. The Observatory evening program of Tours, 3D Movies and viewing at  the telescopes attracts the…

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Scinema 2019

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SCINEMA –  INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 24th & 31st August Free Films Viewing at the Telescopes usual entry cost Book TRYBOOKING Saturday 24th August 7.00pm OZONE HOLE: HOW WE SAVED THE PLANET (United Kingdom) 55:55 minutes Directed and written by Jamie Lochhead Produced by David Dugan, Charlotte Hunt-Grubbe The remarkable story of the hole…

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GLOBE at Night

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School Holidays – Sept-Oct 2019

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24th September – 6th Oct Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.  Afternoon  and Evening Programs  Children’s Activities (and Adults !) Day Program   1.00 – 2.30pm Making sunprints and  explore the Camera Obscura – the first type of camera ever invented! Explore the BIFB exhibitions. 2:30 –  3:00pm Safe solar viewing if fine in the Jelbart Telescope….

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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 28th-29th September. You can book…

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‘Little Stars’ Weekly Program

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Thursdays 11.00am – 12.30pm Morning Program 1.30pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Program Thursdays Our new program designed for children aged 4yrs -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….

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