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 27th January 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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