What's On

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 iPay (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
30 July
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightOur Place in Space
We investigate some of the phenomena we observe from Earth. Apparent motion of the stars, constellations in the night sky, phases of the Moon, solar and lunar eclipses.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
13 August
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightNATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Probing Pluto's Atmosphere With Light From Passing Stars  – Pluto occultation, when Pluto passes in front of stars. Find out some of the latest news on Pluto including how amateur astronomers have helped detect and understand this dwarf planet's atmosphere. 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.

Registrations will open soon

Saturday
27 August
7.00pm - 9.00pm
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 September
7.00pm - 9.00pm
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
17 September
7.00pm - 9.00pm
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
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.
Registrations will open soon
Saturday
1 October
7.00pm - 9.00pm
School Holiday
Astronomy Night
THE 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.
Registrations will open soon
Thursday
6 October
10.00am - 12noon
Hands-on WorkshopThe program will include a short presentation, hands-on activities, a 3D astronomy movie and SAFE and detailed viewing of the sun through our telescopes (weather permitting).  Cost  $15Registrations will open soon
Saturday
22 October
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
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