Astronomy Night

The Western Sydney University Observatory holds astronomy nights on various topics...

Regular Astronomy Nights include a presentation, short 3D movie and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).

Cost for Public Astronomy Programs: 

$18.00 Adult 
$12.00 Child/Concession 
$50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
Children under 3 years of age free.

All public visits must be booked and prepaid online.

Video Transcript

Promotional video showing the WSU Penrith Observatory

 

Saturday 16 November 2019 - Astronomy Night | Meteorites – Visitors from Outer Space

Mr Ross Pogson

Meteorites have fascinated people for thousands of years. They have been objects of fear, curiosity, superstition, religious veneration, and eventually, scientific study.
Their extra-terrestrial nature was only recognised in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s, but the message was slow to spread.
This talk will address historical accounts, what meteorites are, where they come from, the different types of meteorites and what they are made of.
The world’s largest meteorites and meteorite craters will also be mentioned.
Ross Pogson is a Scientific Officer and Collection Manager for Mineralogy and Petrology at the Australian Museum, Sydney, where he has worked for 40 years.
Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).
NOTE: 8pm start time

The Observatory also runs Rocket workshops each school holidays

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