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).

2019

Saturday 2 February 2019 8pm – 10pm - Astronomy Night:  Gravity
Speaker – Ms Raelene Sommer
Have you ever wondered about gravity? What is this invisible force that stops us from flying off into space as our planet rotates? How does the Moon stay in orbit around Earth? Why is the gravity of a black hole so strong?
The evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting).

Saturday 16 February 2019 - 8pm – 10pm - Astronomy Night : Is anybody out there? The search for extraterrestrial intelligence: A how to guide
Speaker – Dr Ain De Horta
If you’ve ever wondered if there are other intelligent beings in the universe that are looking out from their home planet wondering the same, then this is the presentation for you. We will look at how we are currently searching for evidence of other intelligent beings in the universe and how we might search in the future.
The evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety 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.