Looking to the Stars Celebrating 130 years of Ballarat’s Astronomical Visionaries 2016


7  – 8 May 2016

3.00pm – 9.00pm

Come and celebrate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory and well-respected science and public education establishment in regional Victoria.

The Ballarat Municipal Observatory was the vision of the late James Oddie that provided the Ballarat community with a place where they could gaze at the marvels of the Universe and learn about its mysteries.

Together with the genius the late Captain Henry Evans Baker, the Ballarat Observatory became a well-known regional observatory in the late 19th century.

In order to celebrate this important milestone, the Ballarat Observatory will have talks and tours of the historic Observatory, its telescopes and the most importantly the people who made this great establishment what it is today.

3.30-4.15pm Free Lecture Saturday only

Saturday and Sunday

5.30pm Viewing Jupiter, and from 7.30pm Mars, Saturn and the Middle of the Milky Way Galaxy.

3rd Rock Cafe open for refreshments and meals, bookings for meals required, contact 03 5332 7526 for information.



Costs for viewing at the telescopes later:

Adult Concession Student/Child Family (4)
$20 $15 $10 $50

 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for lecture, viewing and meals at Cafe.