BOOK HERE for our Special Covid19 Sky for the Night online talks, you can ask questions!
These sessions are held on each SATURDAY, any special astronomical happenings will be included in each session.
This timing gives beautiful highlights of the Moon’s craters and mountains (great for small children and adults as well), planets up on the night and deep sky objects or alternatively a dark sky without the Moon. Have you got a pair of binoculars, get them out and clean them carefully!!
Generally all the funds raised through visits go towards keeping the Observatory maintained and updated and so we rely on visitors and groups for this.
The talk goes ahead even if is cloudy. Setup up outside and enjoy the view if it is clear whilst joining in with the talk.
However the need in the wider community after the fires is also great and the Observatory Team have decided to give 35% of the revenue over 2 years from our Best Nights Program to help with the recovery effort in selected areas of need in Victoria, suggested by our members, some who have been through fires in the past and some who work as CFA Volunteers and some who are members of environmental groups. The recovery effort in some areas will take years and we would like to support this recovery. Valuing greatly the support that some of our members have been on the receiving end of help in the past.