Astronomy Events

Earth Conservation x Space Exploration - Tue 15th Aug 2023

What’s more important: Earth’s conservation or space exploration?

It’s a tough question, and in this interactive event, you choose whether you explore the physics of life and energy on Earth or in space, or both!

If exploring the Earth, you can learn about renewable energy and the physics that connects us to the cosmos, or, if space is more your thing, you can learn about cool (literally) space technology and imagine a future where the stars are within your reach. There will also be telescopes and a planetarium for those wanting to immerse themselves deeper into the Universe.

The event will run from 7:30pm – 9 pm, and guests are invited to come and go as they please. We require registration so that all guests can be catered for.

More information on the experiences, getting to UNSW and parking will be sent to guests a few days out from the event. Full details here:

This event is proudly hosted by the School of Physics, in partnership with the Faculty of Science. Members of the BINTEL team will also be attending.

Latest Event - Geminid Meteor Shower – Dec 4th to 17th

Start date: Sun 17th Dec 2023    

The Geminid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs in mid-December. It is called the Geminid meteor shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini in the night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year, with up to 120 meteors visible per hour at its peak. The Geminids are caused by debris from an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, which orbits the Sun once every 1.4 years.

The meteors are visible from around December 4th to 17th each year, with the peak of the shower occurring on the night of December 13th and the early morning of December 14th. To see the Geminids, you should go to a location with a clear, dark sky and look up towards the constellation Gemini. The best time to view the meteor shower is from around 10:00 p.m. to dawn.

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 10 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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