School Holidays Special Event – Pluto – Exploring New Horizons


Pluto – Exploring New Horizons

27th September

The Ballarat Mechanics Institute  and The Ballarat Observatory are co-hosting an event to celebrate the recent historical pass of New Horizons at Pluto.


Minerva Space

3.30pm Refreshments Mechanics Institute Minerva Space 117 Sturt Street Ballarat

4.00pm Saeed Salimpour, Post Graduate in Astrophysics, will lead you on an amazing journey of discovery, using the 8.5m BIG SCREEN in Minerva Space.

Ticket bookings: Try booking tickets here

Cost:  Adults $15, Conc/Student $10, Family $ 35

Rain check for viewing at the Observatory provided if cloudy.


5.00pm Break for dinner, BBQ with salad $10 Adults $$6 Students available at the 3rd Rock Cafe at the Observatory 439 Cobden Street Mt Pleasant ( up behind Sovereign Hill off Magpie Street)

Meal bookings: To book a meal at the 3rd Rock Cafe call  03 5332 7526 or go to 3rd Rock Cafe Pluto Menu  to book.

6. 15pm – 7.30pmViewing at the Observatory telescopes.