Regular Astronomy Nights include a presentation, short 3D movie and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).
Saturday 20 October 8pm – 10pm Astronomy Night : New Worlds
We have now known about the existence of planets around other stars for almost a quarter-century. We've found planets with two suns, planets a bit like the ones we know, and planets very different to anything we've seen in our own Solar System. Dr Nick Tothill will talk about some of the planets out there, and how we get to find out about them.
Saturday 3 November 8pm – 10pm : Astronomy Night :The Volcanic Solar System
Speaker – Professor Fred Watson. In this informative and entertaining talk, astronomer Fred Watson explains what we know about volcanoes in the Solar System. More common than you might imagine, they range from sulphurous lava-fountains to extinct giants, from strange volcanic domes to frigid ice-volcanoes. Come to Penrith Observatory and find out what’s erupting in space! Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).
Saturday 17 November 8pm – 10pm : Astronomy Night : A Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe
Speaker – Ms Raelene Sommer. A little taste of everything, from planets to galaxies, a tourist guidebook view of our universe. Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).
Saturday 1 December 8pm – 10pm : Astronomy Night
Cost for Public Astronomy Programs:
$50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
Children under 3 years of age free.
All public visits must be booked and prepaid online.