5.00pm Saturday 8th June
Astrophysics student and Kamilaroi woman Krystal De Napoli returns to Ballarat to join in with our celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of the Astronomical Unions Theme – “Dark Skies for All.”
“I grew up always knowing quite a bit about my culture from my Mum, but I never knew anything about the sciences,” Ms De Napoli said.
“I started trying to find out all the information that I could … and it was rather special to me, because a lot of the information I was finding was coming out from my country, the Kamilaroi mob.
“They would look at the sky as see a halo appear around the moon, and be able to know rain was coming in the next few days.”
Jupiter is a brilliant object now.
This event coincides with a first quarter Moon, one of our Best Nights for viewing dates, attracting a discount of 15%.
Tour of the night sky if clear afterwards.
Open fire, warm drinks available.