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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 for hands-on workshops

All public visits must be booked and prepaid online through OneStop (opens in a new window). Payment is non refundable, however if you notify us via email penrithobservatory@westernsydney.edu.au by noon the day of your booking, we can transfer your booking to another night. 

Public Events Program 2016

Date and Time Event Description Register
Saturday
27 August
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightSpace Junk
Orbital debris is circling around our planet. How did it get there, why do we care and what can we do about it. The evening will also include a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.
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Saturday
10 September
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy Night

Life, the Universe and Most Things
The Earth is where you've experienced every moment of your life, no matter how far you may have traveled on its surface. But beyond the Earth lays an entire universe! Even within our own solar system is an ensemble of fascinating planets and moons, orbiting around our Sun, an ordinary star within a vast array of stars, many of which have their own planets. All of this is found within the Milky Way Galaxy, a spiral galaxy within a universe of billions of galaxies of all shapes and sizes. In this talk, we will journey from our home, the Earth, out to the far reaches of the Universe, and take in as much as we can along the way. The evening will also include a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.

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Saturday
17 September
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe Lives of Stars
How do stars form and what happens when they die?
The night will include a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.
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Thursday
29 September
10.00am - 12noon
Hands-on WorkshopROCKETS
Lots of fun for kids of all ages. Make and launch your own paper rocket and watch water and solid fuel rockets being launched.  The program will also include a short presentation, a 3D astronomy movie and SAFE and detailed viewing of the sun through our telescopes (weather permitting). Cost $15.
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Thursday
6 October
10.00am - 12noon
Hands-on WorkshopROCKETS
Lots of fun for kids of all ages. Make and launch your own paper rocket and watch water and solid fuel rockets being launched.  The program will also include a short presentation, a 3D astronomy movie and SAFE and detailed viewing of the sun through our telescopes (weather permitting). Cost $15.
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Saturday
8 October
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Astronomy Night
Special Event
Gravity (and Wonder):
At Pentith Observatory

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? Join us for answers to these questions and more in our special "Gravity and Wonder" event in association with the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.
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Saturday
22 October
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy Night
Special Event
Stargazing In The Garden:
A Public Program With Penrith Regional Gallery For Gravity (and Wonder)

Where art and science meet. Join us for a special "Gravity (and Wonder)" event being held at the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. Penrith Observatory's new portable planetarium will be onsite and members from the Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group will have telescopes available to share the wonders of the night sky with guests.
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Saturday
5 November
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation, a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.Registrations will open soon
Saturday
19 November
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation, a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.Registrations will open soon
Saturday
10 December
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation, a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through the observatory's telescopes.Registrations will open soon

If you have a question about our programs please email penrithobservatory@westernsydney.edu.au or call (02) 4736 0135