Astronomy Events

Ballardong Stargazing Experience Wongan Hills - Sat 1st Oct 2022

Happy family looking at moon and stars through a telescope at beautiful night sky. Parents and children star gazing on the beach

Spring Into Parks Special Event
Join us in Wongan Hills for a weekend experience rich with Ballardong Noongar Storytelling and dance performances plus stargazing under brilliant dark skies.

The following morning be guided on a wonderful wildflower walk with local guide, learn about bush tucker and then enjoy bush tucker tasting hosted by local Ballardong woman Catrina Smith.

Stargazing Saturday
When: Saturday 1st Oct, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Where: Wongan Hills Airport, Airport Road, Wongan Hills
Food: Indian & Filipino Food Stall
What to bring: Bring your own food, drinks, picnic, chairs, torches, warm clothes, comfortable footwear, fly net and insect repellent.

Wildflower & Bush Tucker Sunday
When: Sunday 2nd Oct, 9.30am – 11am
Where: Wongan Hills Nature Reserve, Waddington-Wongan Hills Rd, Wongan Hills

Bookings: Tickets $30/person, Kids under 12 are FREE. On sale now at TryBooking:

Latest Event - Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 7th Aug 2024    

The annual Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course  run the Sutherland Astronomical Society (SASI) is on!

Wed 7 Aug Getting Acquainted with the Night Sky
Wed 14 Aug Constellations from the Southern Hemisphere
Wed 21 Aug Setting up Telescopes & Understanding Optics
Wed 28 Aug The Solar System
Wed 4 Sep Stars
Wed 11 Sep Deep Sky Objects
Wed 18 Sep Intro to the Big Bang Theory
Wed 25 Sep New Developments in Astronomy & Space, Basic concepts for beginners in Astro-Photography)

Sessions are held at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney.

Recommended: Additional Saturday evenings dark-sky observing during the course, with mentor volunteers.

You will need to book – full details here


Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 4 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

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