Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope



Fringe Events – 22nd August – 20th September 2015

The Observatory hosts Fringe events during the Ballarat Foto Biennale.

The 3rd Rock Cafe is open for light snacks and refreshments from 10.00am.

Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum 

Our thanks to Ballarat Mayor John Philips who launched Celestial Kaleidoscope and our  International Year of Light display on Tuesday 25th August at  4.oo pm.

  Opening Hours                                      

Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday 12.00pm  – 4.30pm (Course in progress 4.30 – 5.15)  Sept 5th, 12th,19th

                         5.15pm  – 5.45pm  (Course in progress 5.45-6.30pm

                         6.30pm –   8.00pm

Sunday 12.00pm – 5.00pm



 Celestial Kaleidoscope

The Ballarat Observatory and Ballaarat Astronomical Society invite all astrophotographers to participate in the Celestial Kaleidoscope exhibition as part of the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale fringe events. This year, in celebration of the International Year of Light, the theme of our exhibition is “Celebrating Light, Unlocking its Secrets”. Photographs can explore & highlight any aspect of light and the night sky, whether from an aesthetic or scientific perspective.

Entries are now closed.

If you have any questions regarding the exhibition, feel free to contact the exhibition curator on 0429 199 312

Celestial Kaleidoscope-1

 Looking Far, Looking Back – Revealing the Cosmos


Come and immerse yourself in a light installation that combines real scientific data with art to produce an immersive and educational light installation. This installation shows how the further away we look, the further back in time we are able to see. Each panel shows galaxies at a certain epoch in the Universe’s evolution.


Past Exhibitions

click here for a preview of Tim’s work





Free entry for Biennale.

Observatory entry costs for 3D movies and viewing in the evenings are $20 Adults, $15 Concession, $8 Students, $45 Family (2A & 2C), $50 Family (2A & 3-4C).
Third Rock Café open for refreshments.

Disabled access , toilets and parking.