GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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3rd Rock Cafe – Plastic Free July

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  We all treasure our coffee… So JOIN US TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PLASTIC FREE JULY with Trash 4 treasure COMING SOON! Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. We will provide you with a FREE hot drink if you…

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Planets High 5 2018

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Mercury,Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars These 5 planets are visible in the evenings from July 14th – July 21st  at 6.30pm. Day Program Tuesday, Thursday Saturday, open from 1.30pm casual visitors welcome. 1.30pm Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open. 1.30pm Camera Obscura 1.45.00- 2.00pm Tour of the Telescopes 2.00pm – 2.30pm Safe Solar Observation  if…

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Science Week – Forced Landing on Mars – Mars Competition -17th July to 18th August 2018

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CLOSE APPROACH OF MARS – Mars is very close to Earth during July and August 2018 Mars ephemeris NB apparent diameter, 22July 24.0 arc sec up to 24.3 arc sec then back to 24 arc sec 8th Aug. MARS COMPETITION Scenario……. “A close  approach of Mars provides an opportunity to send a space crew to…

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Total Eclipse of the Moon 28th July

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Image Credit: Phil Hart The Observatory is open from 5.00am on Saturday 28th July and breakfast is included in the cost. Overnight camping – arrive by 6.00pm Friday 27th July to setup. A total eclipse occurs at a full Moon but does not occur every month because the position of the Moon is not completely…

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