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 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
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
8.00pm - 10.00pm

Astronomy Night
Special Event
Gravity (and Wonder):
At Penrith 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
6.30pm - 9.00pm
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