Astronomical Conversations – Winter Festival & School Holiday Special


1st Thursday of the Month

This month the topic will be suitable for children, for the school holidays.

6th July

4.30pm  Winter Festival and School Holiday Activity – Practical Optics Fun for the Family – what type of optics are in a telescope? Suitable for children 5 years and up. Discover how light is bent or refracted through a lens, and how mirrors reflect light.

5.00pm Rosetta

5.45pm Viewing at the telescopes, open fire and warm drinks and food available.

Entry Costs   

$20 Adults

$15 Concession

$10 Students

$50 Family of 4

$55 Family of 5

Bookings Essential. Information on 03 5332 7526, 0429 199 312 or email


Past Talks

1st June  Saturn Revealed – Cassini’s Odyssey

4th May  The Centre of our Milky Way Galaxy – the quest to understand our very own Black Hole!

6th April linking into the Stargazing Live event on ABC TV Facebook on our big screen.

2nd March 2017  Astronomical Conversations : Supernova 1987A – Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope and has become by far the best studied of all time, revolutionising our understanding of the explosive death of massive stars.