Astronomy Night

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

11 November 2017 - Volcanoes of the Solar System

Guest Speaker Dr Andrew McGonigle
Whilst earth is volcanically active, the real volcanic wonders of the solar system lie far beyond our planet. Indeed, volcanoes on Mars, Venus, The Moon and Io, to name a few locations, outstrip those of Earth in scale and vigour. This talk will provide an overview of our growing understanding of extra-terrestrial volcanism and different it is to that on Earth.

Includes presentation, short 3D movie and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting)

25 November 2017 - From Conventional Rockets to the Warp Drive

Guest Speaker Mr Nicholas Ralph
Trekking Kilometres on Earth might seem like a task, but in the vast empty void of space we face far greater distances. Beginning with our fight against gravity, voyaging to distant planets has become a dilemma of money, time, and critically, energy. Join us in exploring humanity's journey from conventional rockets to nuclear propulsion and take a peek at the real science behind the fabled warp drive.

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

9 December 2017 - You Are Here, Part III: The Universe

Guest Speaker Dr Nicholas Tothill
Leaving our own Galaxy behind, we travel out into the Universe, looking for the biggest objects of all. Clusters, superclusters, walls of galaxies and voids full of nothing, all pushed and pulled around by mysterious dark matter and even-more-mysterious dark energy. As we travel outwards, we travel back in time towards the beginning of the universe, and ask, 'what happens now...?'

Includes 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.

$15.00 per person (children and accompanying adults) for hands-on workshops.

All public visits must be booked and prepaid online through OneStop .

Please Note: We do not accept cash, cheque or eftposPayment is non refundable, however if you notify us via mail    by noon the day of your booking, we can transfer your booking to another night.

Details

Starts: 25 November 2017 - 08:00 PM
Ends: 25 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

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