Ballarat International Foto Biennale – A Field Guide To The Stars

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19 August -17 September Ballarat International Foto Biennale –  Viewing at the telescopes from 6.30pm -7.30pm, Bookings required – Book here on Trybooking.   A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS  – Free  – Charge for viewing as below. Photography and astronomy have an intrinsic relationship, reflected in technical advances and the collective imagination of space….

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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 12 noon. 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) 6.30pm Capturing the…

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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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Winning Sky Photos – 2017 David Malin Awards

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Coming in November……..   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. The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision,…

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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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