International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

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During the July 4th -13th School Holidays pickup an entry form at the Observatory to enter into our Periodic Table Word Quiz. Fill out your form during your visit and drop in the box to go into the draw to Win 1 of 3 sets of  Periodic Table Magnets or 1 of 3 Periodic T…

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Capturing the Moon – Photographic Exhibition

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Image Credit: S.Salimpour Entries are now closed for our Capturing the Moon Photographic Competition. The final images in the exhibition in no particular order are  “Pearl Moon” – Gordon Harvey, “Full Moon x 2 ” Kay Stephens, “Blood Moon” and “Full Moon” Frank Hecker, “First Quarter Moon” and “Total Lunar Eclipse” – Talia Carroll,  “Waxing…

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50th Anniversary of the First Human to Walk on the Moon.

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Sunday 21st July Come and celebrate  the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and future human space exploration. Photography Exhibition, Children’s Activities, exhibits,  music and more……… 11.00am – Children’s activities including water rocket launching. Alternate program if raining. 11.40am Story time for children “I Wish I had gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong”  15mins…

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Science Week – Walking on the Moon and Scinema

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Saturday 17th August  and Sunday 18th August An activities packed weekend for the community to come along and explore science. Including  Walking on the Moon, a VR Experience with interactive experiments whilst you visit the Moon.   5.00pm National Science Week Come along and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Friends of Lake Wendouree Natural Environment…

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale – To the Moon and Back

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We are trilled to have Rebecca Najdowski back again to be involved with curating this exciting Group exhibition. 24th August – 20th October Open 10am – 5pm Entry is free for the Exhibition. The Observatory evening program of Tours, 3D Movies and viewing at  the telescopes attracts the general entry fees. Bookings for evening program…

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Introduction to Astronomy Camp 2019

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Ever wanted to learn more about the mysteries of the cosmos – where did it all begin? what is light? what is an Astronomical Unit? how do stars form? what are black holes? . No prior background in mathematics or physics is required. The Camp runs over 1 weekend on 27th-29th September. You can book…

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