GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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‘Little Stars’ Weekly Program

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Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm Afternoon Program Thursdays Our program designed for children aged  3yrs -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 plus any others that we…

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Best Nights for Saturday Viewing Feb-Dec

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BOOK HERE for a Best Nights for Viewing 2020 These sessions are held on one Saturday of  each month closest to a 1st Quarter Moon and in 2020 also on nights without any Moon will be included. Any special astronomical happenings will be included in each session. This timing gives beautiful highlights of the Moon’s…

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Earth Hour 2020

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This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 but you can still carry out your own backyard survey, details below. The night sky – beautiful, mysterious and “infinite”. The band of the Milky Way made up of numerous twinkling points of light. Over the years the night sky has “disappeared” and its wonders lay hidden…

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GLOBE at Night

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Jan – Dec 2014

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Comet C/2019 Y4 (Atlas)

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Image: Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on March 14, 2020   If hopefully we can stop our current social distancing requirement by the end of May, we can gather at pre-dawn 28-31 May, 1-2 June  to maybe catch a glimpse of Comet C/2019 Y4 (Atlas) as it goes around the Sun to become a morning object…

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Heritage Weekend 30th May 2020

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2.30 – 7.30pm “Through a Glass Darkly” The history of Optics and Optical Telescopes. Optics activities for children. Optics Exhibition. 3.30 – 4.15pm  Talk “Through a Glass Darkly” 4.30 -5.00pm BBQ 5.15 – 7.30 Viewing at the telescopes including a beautiful 1 st quarter Moon. 6.30-7.30pm supper available. Cost : Talk $5, Evening BBQ $20,…

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Asteroid Day June 30th

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Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn the dangers asteroids pose and what we can do to protect our families, communities, and future generations. The United Nations declared June 30 as Asteroid Day. The date of Asteroid Day commemorates the anniversary of the Tunguska asteroid impact over Siberia,…

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International Observe the Moon Night 2020

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Saturday 26th September 7.00 -7.30 Talk TBA – Different Stories about the Moon from around the world. 7.30pm Viewing of the stunningly beautiful 9 day old Moon and Mercury as well as deep sky objects. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our…

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