Guinness Book of World Records Stargazing


7.00 – 9.00pm  Friday 21st August 2015

An attempt on the current world record of the  number of people looking through a telescope at different sites in the one Country , at the same time, is to be supported here at the Ballarat Observatory on 21st August 2015.


Bring along all the family and your friends. A 6 day old Moon will be visible and this will be our main object to view for the record attempt.
The special telescope being made for the event is a 3cm aluminium tube telescope with a small, desktop tripod, slide focuser, and works for about 30x magnification which is good enough to resolve some craters on the Moon. The cost for the evening is  $10 and includes an official certificate of participation as well as the opportunity to look at other objects. Tea, Coffee and Milo is provided as well!


Attend with own telescope & receive Certificate of Participation $5 – includes free tea/coffee/milo

Attend and buy a small telescope  & receive Certificate of Participation $10  – includes free tea/coffee/milo

NB: Only those with a telescope can receive the Certificate of Participation.


When you have booked into our event, you may like to book in on the facebook site which lists all the events in Australia, join the Ballarat Observatory event

at     World Record Stargazing.