Extra Viewing Nights

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These nights are extra nights where a booking has been made and you can come along to these nights if you cannot make it to our Best Nights for Viewing. Available dates are listed  here and bookings can be made  TRYBOOKING

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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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International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements – Christmas Special ***

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To finish off the International Periodic Table of the Year, anyone solving this equation is entitled to 20% discount in our Science Shop with personal Christmas shopping up to Saturday 21st December 2020. Clues are all in the Periodic Table: 1+8+3+(66-y)+(33-s)+(66-D)=? If you cannot make it in person before the 21st December 2019, by using…

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Summer School Holiday Program 2020

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School Holidays 2nd January – 25th January Tuesday -Thursday- Saturday ( 1 Monday only on 6th January)   Bookings Essential   3rd Rock Cafe open from 4.30pm for light snacks. Day Program: 5.00 – 7.00pm – Activities for Children and Adults – Camera Obscura, rocket launching, safe observation of the Sun, Virtual Reality Walking on the…

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Valentines Day – 30th Anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot and An Evening Under the Stars

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Come along and join us for a Special supper under the Stars for Valentine’s Day, 30th Anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot image from Voyager 1 followed by viewing at the telescopes. If it is cloudy an alternative program will be provided. 8.15pm Supper  followed by viewing at the telescopes. Cost includes supper Book online…

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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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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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Yuri’s Night April 12th

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Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12,…

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International Dark Sky Week (working from home in isolation) 18-26 April 2020

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Image:Protecting the Night – Delacombe Victoria Australia – A Local Solution for Smart Security  J. Bailey Events Around the World International Dark Sky Week – (working from home in isolation 🤩) in partnership with International Dark-Sky Association Victoria When: 21st April 4.00pm AEST (UT+10) Melbourne What: Light pollution or who stole the night? Dr Nick…

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Hubble 30th

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Image credit: NASA/JPL/STScI Hubble Deep Field Team Hubble Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth 24 April 2020 Each year, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dedicates a small portion of its precious observing time to taking a special anniversary image, showcasing particularly beautiful and meaningful objects. These images continue to challenge scientists…

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