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 (children and accompanying adults) 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
22 April
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy Night
Space Junk
Orbital debris is circling around our planet. How did it get there, why do we care and what can we do about it.
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
6 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy Night
The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Life
If we change the laws of nature just a little bit, our universe would be very different to what we have now. After explaining the science of what happens when you change the way our universe works, we will ask: what does all this mean?
Guest speaker, Dr Luke A. Barnes is a John Templeton Foundation Fellow at the University of Sydney, his research focuses on galaxy formation and the fine-tuning of the universe for intelligent life.
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
20 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Astronomy Night
Gravity
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?
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
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