International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

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    Congratulations to the Winners of our Periodic Table Word Quiz  Periodic Table Magnets Elif Bayir – Coolaroo Tammy and Peter Cox – Glenelg Ruth Varenica – Ballarat Periodic T Shirts. James Williams – Geelong South Boyle Family – Ballarat Central Libby Rosin – Geelong West ________________________________________________________________________________ Earlier events 150th Anniversary on 6th March …

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GLOBE at Night

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School Holidays – Sept-Oct 2019

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24th September – 6th Oct Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.  Afternoon  and Evening Programs  Children’s Activities (and Adults !) Day Program   1.00 – 2.30pm Making sunprints and  explore the Camera Obscura – the first type of camera ever invented! Explore the BIFB exhibitions. 2:30 –  3:00pm Safe solar viewing if fine in the Jelbart Telescope….

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Seniors Week

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 A Relaxing Afternoon in the Tranquil Grounds of the Observatory Day: Sunday 20th October Time: 2.00-4.00pm 2.00pm Come and experience our beautiful Camera Obscura 2.30pm View the Sun safely 3.00pm How can we listen to our Universe? 2.00 – 4.00pm (open 10am to 5pm) Tour the Ballarat International Foto Biennale “To the Moon and Back”…

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‘Little Stars’ Weekly Program

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Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm Afternoon Program Thursdays Our new program designed for children aged 4yrs -7yrs explores a different aspect of the Night Sky and the World around us each month. This program is currently only available on a Thursday. The first Little Stars session will coincide with Children’s Week. Themes 2019 October – The…

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Best Nights for Viewing Monthly Event

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BOOK HERE for a Best Nights for Viewing 2019 These sessions are held on one Saturday of  each month closest to a 1st Quarter Moon This timing gives beautiful highlights of the Moon’s craters and mountains, planets up on the night and deep sky objects. A  special discount applies for these nights for bookings made…

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Transit of Mercury 2019

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The image shows the predicted positions of Mercury against an AIA 1600 Å image from 1803 UTC October 23, 2019.   Open from 23:30pm:  Transit of Mercury – Bookings Essential, the Observatory will not be open if there are no bookings. The Transit of Mercury is not visible in Australia but you can watch it…

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