Starry summer Nights – The Sci Fi Event 2018

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The SCI FI EVENT is an annual event and is geared at showing how the real science that is done by scientists has some connection to science-fiction.

It is also about showing that good science almost always starts as fiction, and it may take a while (decades or even millennia) before it is realised as valid science.

6pm: Doors open, Cafe opens for snacks and meals or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawn

6:15pm: Children’s corner opens – Fun activities for children Face painting , rocket launching,  sand, water for those little water babies especially if it is hot!

From 6.15pm: Trivia Challenge Our Trivia Quiz has changed from a fee based set questions to a free set of questions which you can ramble through over the evening. Most of the questions will be related to our Sci Fi Exhibition in the Baker Hall. Entries need to be in the Sci Fi Quix Box in the Baker Hall by 8.30pm.

1st Prize for first drawn entry with the most questions right  is a 2018 Astronomy Calendar.

2nd Prize is a 2018 Astronomy Calendar and

3rdPrize, you guessed it, a 2018 Astronomy Calendar!!

6.45pm Live Music

6.45-7.15 Music TBA

7.25-8.05 Music TBA

8.15-9.00 Surf Shadows

9.00-9.15 Presentations for Best Dressed, Transport and Accessory, Best short Stories and Trivia Challenge Results.

9.15-10.00 Surf Shadows

SurfShadows

 

Astronomy and space exploration have had big influences on music, including surf music.

 In the 1960s the Space Race between the West/USA and East/USSR inspired  surf bands like ‘The Astronaut’s from the U.S.A.,

‘The Spotniks’ from Sweden, and  ‘Die Sputniks’ from East Germany.

 What came out of this time of space exploration was a range of space themed instrumentals and songs with a surf music sound!

Come and hear the SURF SHADOWS play Telstar, Sputnik, Vostok Rumble, The Rocket Man, Dr Who Theme, Polaris, and songs like Space Oddity, Under the Milky Way, and Planet Claire to name just a few.

DOOR PRIZES for:
Best Dressed Sci-Fi Character Adult Sponsor –

Best Dressed Sci-Fi Character  Junior under 18 years Sponsor- 

Best Dressed Sci-Fi Character Child under 12 years Sponsor –

Best Sci-Fi Accessory   Adult and over 12 years Sponsor –

Best Sci-Fi Accessory   Child under 12 years  Sponsor

Best Sci-Fi Transportation (Size should be no more than 2.5m on the longest edge) Adult or Adult and Child 

For Writers……

Mars will be very close to the Earth this year and the theme for the short Story must include Mars in some way.

Best SCI-FI Short Story  Adult  Sponsor –

Best SCI-FI Short Story Junior Under 18 years Sponsor – 

Best SCI-FI Short Story Junior Under 12 years Sponsor –

 Story length Adult 1,000-7,500 words,   Junior sections less than 3000 words.

Send your entries to bas@cbl.com.au or post to Ballarat Observatory P.O.Box 284 Ballarat 3353. Information on 5332 7526. Entries close December 16th 2016 at  5.00pm.

If you would like to sponsor an event, contact Judith on 0429 199 312.
9.15 pm Sci-Fi Trivia Challenge Results – Our Trivia Quiz is a free set of questions which you can ramble through over the evening.  Entries need to be in the Sci Fi Quix Box in the Baker Hall by 8.30pm.

1st Prize for first drawn entry with the most questions right  is a 2018 Astronomy Calendar.

2nd Prize is a 2018 Astronomy Calendar and

3rdPrize, you guessed it, a 2018 Astronomy Calendar!!

Children’s activities

Face painting , rocket launching,  sand, water for those little water babies especially if it is hot!  Colouring in sci fi pictures………….

Entrance Costs

 (includes viewing at the telescopes, weather permitting)

Adult: $20

Concession: $15

Kids: $10

Family of 4 – 2 Adults 2 students under 18yrs: $50

Family of 5 – 2 Adults 3/4 Students under 18yrs: $55

Bookings Essential

Book your tickets here coming soon…….

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