School Holidays – Rockets

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Image Credit: Doug Stenhouse BAS Member – captured what the eye misses! 4th – 15th April Coincides with Yuri’s Night 12th – Celebrating the first Human in Space. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Children’s Activities 5.00 – 5.45pm  Rocket Launching and make and launch a parachutes, safe viewing of the Sun if  fine. 5.45 – 6.15pm…

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Yuri’s Night 2017

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Wednesday 12th April “Space…the Final Frontier…” These famous words resonate with people all over the world! They encapsulate our fascination for exploring the unknown and our determination to push the boundaries of science. For over a decade, the 12th of April has been recognized as Yuri’s Night in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin, the first human…

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Evidence of Water on Mars and Ceres

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Friday 12th May 7.30pm Dr John Wilkinson will speak on the recent evidence of water on the planet Mars and dwarf planet Ceres. New spectacular images from NASA and the European Space Agency will be shown of the surface of these two solar system bodies. Be wowed by some amazing photos and new information, and…

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Astronomical Conversations

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1st Thursday of the Month 4th May 5.45pm Dinner at the 3rd Rock Cafe, bookings essential, our new Chef Gavin Draper, is providing the menu asap. Cost as per menu. 6.30pm  The Centre of our Milky Way Galaxy – the quest to understand our very own Black Hole! 7.00pm Viewing at the Telescopes Cost $5…

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Mystery at the Observatory – Saturdays in May

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Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May Come and celebrate the Heritage  of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory. The Ballarat Municipal Observatory was the vision of the late James Oddie that provided the Ballarat community with a place where they could gaze at the marvels of the Universe and learn about its mysteries. Together with the genius…

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