Event : This Friday Night at Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory

Sydney Observatory

Just a quick post to let eveyone know that this friday, October 23, Sydney Observatory will be holding an event that you may be interested in.

The details are as follows:

On the evening of Friday 23 October 2009 Sydney Observatory will join in the world wide network of Galilean Nights. Details of the night are given below, but additionally an important aspect of the night is that visitors will be encouraged to bring digital cameras and take their own pictures of the Moon. This is easy and fun to do as examplified by the picture seen at http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/blog/

Any picture obtained by visitors could be entered into the associated world wide photo competition. The images need to be lodged on the appropriate Flikr group.

Galilean Night at Sydney Observatory
Friday 23 October
7:00pm to 9:45pm
Discover the seas on the Moon and the moons of Jupiter! Be Galileo for the night! On Friday 23 October Sydney Observatory will expand its normal evening tour to take part in the Galilean Nights being held around the world. These special nights are one of the key events of the International Year of Astronomy.

The evening at Sydney Observatory will start with a short talk about the Italian scientist Galileo and the epoch-making observations of the Moon and Jupiter he made through his telescope four centuries ago. The talk will be followed by sessions in the 3-D Space Theatre and, weather permitting, telescope viewings of the Moon and Jupiter, which are both in favourable positions in the sky, as well as other objects.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 child, $45 family. Members $13 adult, $8 child, $34 family
Bookings essential. Call 9921 3485 to book or online.

~ by sydneystargazers on October 20, 2009.

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