This image shows the area of sky which includes the orion constellation. Following Orion is Gemini, just behind the trees. Image Credit & Copyright : J.Bailey.
Possible meteor activity due to Comet 209P/LINEAR:The Observatory will host a meteor watch from 5pm on Saturday 24th May in anticipation of a possible sighting of a new meteor shower.Although this is mainly a Northern Hemisphere location, observers in the Southern Hemisphere should try to observe around this time as well as there are many unknown factors in the timing, position of radiant/radiants, number of peaks etc. On 24th May Gemini is setting just after the Sun which sets at 5.21pm AEST. Contact 03 5332 7526 to book.
439 Cobden St ( Car entry from Magpie St)
Mt Pleasant, VIC 3350
Times from 3.30pm - 6.30pm Tues, Thur, Sat, Bookings required for all other times. Boookings for evening programs need to be made by 3pm on the day. Bookings essential Call or Online. The Observatory will not be open if there are no firm bookings for the evening.
Private Bookings (Mon - Thurs) Sunday viewing only available for Groups of 15 or more who have booked at least 3 days earlier than visit.