Astronomy Night: Halloween in the Stars

Event Name
Astronomy Night: Halloween in the Stars
31 October 2015
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory


Astronomy Night - All Hallows Eve: Halloween in the Stars, legends of ghosts past Many ancient stories and myths involve the stars in our sky, these patterns were watched by our ancestors and one in particular led to the starting of the Witches' Sabbath. We investigate the stars and the stories behind what we know today as Halloween. Many of these come from Celtic roots, the Celts marked the stars of the Pleiades and when they reached their highest point it was thought the boundary between the living world and the deceased could be crossed. 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.

Speakers: Dr Elaina Hyde

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Name: Roslyn Mccourt

Phone: 47360135

School / Department: SCEM