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).

Please Note: We do not accept cash, cheque or eftpos

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 2017

Date and Time Event Description Register
Saturday
28 January
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy Night
Black Holes
Black Holes are the greediest consumers of the universe! They have such a large gravitational pull that if you get too close, nothing can escape them - not even light! We look at what exactly they are, where they come from, how to see them, and what mysterious effects they cause.
Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome area and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting)
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Now
Saturday
11 February
8.00pm - 10.00pm

Astronomy Night

What you can do with a radio dish or two
Radio astronomy involves looking at light from the weakest part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which has such little energy that giant radio dishes are needed to collect it. We'll look at what you can do with a dish or two (or a few thousand), including historic discoveries, the space program, pulsars, radio dishes in space, future massive radio telescopes, and more.
Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome area and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting)
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Saturday
25 February
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightOur Place in Space
Some of the phenomena we observe from Earth. Constellations in the night sky, phases of the Moon, solar and lunar eclipses.
Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome area and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting)
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Saturday
11 March
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
25 March
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
8 April
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
22 April
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
6 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
20 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
3 June
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon
Saturday
17 June
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy NightThe evening will include a presentation with time for Q&A, a short 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area and an opportunity to view the night sky through a variety of telescopes (weather permitting)Bookings will open soon

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