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Cost for Public Astronomy Nights:
$18.00 Adult
$12.00 Child/Concession
$50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children), children under 3 years of age free.
Important: Parents/Carers are responsible for and must remain with their children at all times.

Current Western Sydney University staff, students and Alumni are entitled to a Concession ticket (remember to bring your staff/student ID or Alumni card with you when you attend).

Cost for Hands On Workshops
$12.00 attendee/parent/carer ticket
$17.00 child ticket (includes workshop kit)
$5.00 additional workshop kit (for parents/carers that wish to participate in the hands on component of the workshop)
Important: Parents/Carers are responsible for and must remain with their children at all times.

All public visits must be booked and prepaid online through OneStop (opens in a new window).
Sorry, we do not accept cash, cheque or eftpos.

Bring a copy (paper or electronic) with you.

Payment is non refundable, however if you notify us via email r.sommer@westernsydney.edu.au, a minimum of 8 hours prior to the start time for the program, we can transfer your booking to another event. Please include the booking reference or receipt number  in your email.
Your transfer request email will be responded to within a week to confirm your new booking date.
Refer to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy for more information.

Please note: These event speakers/topics are subject to change without notice.
Wherever possible we will try to keep the website updated and our visitors notified of any significant changes.

Public Events Program 2019

Date and TimeEventDescriptionRegister
16 November
8pm – 10pm
Astronomy Night
Meteorites – Visitors from Outer Space
Mr Ross Pogson
Meteorites have fascinated people for thousands of years. They have been objects of fear, curiosity, superstition, religious veneration, and eventually, scientific study.
Their extra-terrestrial nature was only recognised in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s, but the message was slow to spread.
This talk will address historical accounts, what meteorites are, where they come from, the different types of meteorites and what they are made of.
The world’s largest meteorites and meteorite craters will also be mentioned.
Ross Pogson is a Scientific Officer and Collection Manager for Mineralogy and Petrology at the Australian Museum, Sydney, where he has worked for 40 years.
Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).
NOTE: 8pm start time

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