July School Holidays

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Program for 29th June – 13th July

 Casual visitors welcome on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.00pm – 5.00pm Bookings required for viewing at the telescopes and all others times.

Evening Program the Observatory will only be open if a firm booking is in place – Bookings essential on 0429 199 312 or email bas@cbl.com.au – for  Tuesday, Thursday and  Saturday only.

Booking and Costs Here      – Bookings for Groups any time – Discount for certain groups contact 0429 199 312 to discuss.

2.00pm Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open for snacks.

2.00-2.15pm Camera Obscura – discover the beautiful ‘first’ camera and learn about how it works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.15pm – 2.30pm Safe Solar Observation  if fine and Radio Telescope or virtual sky if cloudy – Our Sun activities if cloudy

2.30-3.30pm Enter our Periodic Table Word Quiz. Fill out your form during your visit and drop in the box to go into the draw to

Win 1 of 3 sets of  Periodic Table Magnets or 1 of 3 Periodic T Shirts.

3.30 – 4.00pm Rocket Launching

4.00-4.30pm 3D Movies suitable for children

4.30 -5.00pm Tour of the Telescopes

5.00pm Viewing at the telescopes  – Jupiter and Saturn are now visible, Bookings essential. Open fire at the Telescopes, DRESS FOR THE  SNOW, warm drinks available at the telescope.

Friday 5th July Evening Program Only 6-7.30pm Extra Opening, Weather looking good.

 

Saturday 6th July ONLY

4.30-5.30pm Citizen Science activities. Come along if you would like to learn more about citizen science. There are so  many images that scientists have to look at and they need help to identify the data. Can be astronomical or other disciplines. Students welcome. BYO dinner or chip in $5 each for a pizza takeaway.

 

Friday 12th July ONLY

4.30-5.30pm Citizen Science activities. Come along if you would like to learn more about citizen science. There are so  many images that scientists have to look at and they need help to identify the data. Can be astronomical or other disciplines. Students welcome. BYO dinner or chip in $5 each for a pizza takeaway.

6.00pm

Barry Adcock will give a talk on Jupiter. The Great Red Spot is shrinking and undergoing shredding of material by other storms.