Cost for Public Astronomy Programs:
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
6.30pm - 9.00pm
|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.
9.00am - 5.00pm
|Special Event||Gravity Geeks Art + Science Symposium|
The Gravity Geeks symposium will bring together artists and STEM researchers, educators, students and audience. It will present the work of artists working with scientists to illuminate scientific concepts and related research concerning gravity. Penrith Observatory's new portable planetarium will be onsite. Being held at The Joan, Q Theatre, High Street, Penrith City Council.
8.00pm - 10.00pm
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.
8.00pm - 10.00pm
|Astronomy Night||The 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 email@example.com or call (02) 4736 0135