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 13 April 2019 - Astronomy Night | Getting your head around the universe
Dr Luke Barnes
Just how big is the universe? We’ll take our time to tour the universe, starting on Earth, and ending with the most distant places our telescopes can see. No maths – just imagination.

Saturday 27 April 2019 - Astronomy Night | The Riches of the Universe
Dr Chris Matthew
Where do some of the most precious elements on Earth - the gold in our banks and the platinum in our jewellery - come from? You might be surprised to learn that many of the precious metals that are so rare on Earth, but which you may be wearing right now, are present in unimaginable amounts in the universe. These elements have travelled many billions of kilometres, and over billions of years, to reach the early Earth; only to be mined in our recent history. This presentation will examine how these riches are made, where they are found in the universe, how they got here, and the projects that are currently underway to access the great wealth of the Solar System and beyond.

Saturday 11 May 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 25 May 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 8 June 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 22 June 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 6 July 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 20 July 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 3 August 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 17 August 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 7 September 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 21 September 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 5 October 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 19 October 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 2 November 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

Saturday 16 November 2019 - Astronomy Night | Theme to be confirmed 

The Observatory also runs Rocket workshops each school holidays