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 7 September 2019 - Astronomy Night | Public Astronomy Night: The Lives of Stars

Speaker – Ms Raelene Sommer 

It seems like the stars last forever but they don’t. This evening will be an exploration of stellar evolution, including star formation, the reactions inside of stars, and what happens when they run out of fuel for nuclear fusion.

Saturday 21 September 2019 - Astronomy Night | Public Astronomy Night: How to be a Cosmic Revolutionary

Speaker – Dr Luke Barnes.

Our universe is a strange place, but have scientists made it a bit too weird? Expanding space? Curved space? Dark matter and dark energy? Redshift? Why do scientists think that the Big Bang is a good idea? I’ll explain the evidence for the Big Bang, and how you could try to do better.

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


Starts: 05 October 2019 - 07:00 PM
Ends: 05 October 2019 - 09:00 PM

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Western Sydney University, Penrith Campus, Building AO
Great Western Highway
Werrington North NSW 2747

02 4736 0135

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