Astronomy Events

BINTEL Family Day December 2022 - Sat 3rd Dec 2022

Bintel Family Day

Saturday 3rd December 11am – 3pm

With just a few weeks to go until the summer holidays and Christmas, we know there will be many things on every family’s To Do List.  If your list includes a telescope repair/service*, picking up an optical gift or thoughtful stocking filler, Bintel invites you to bring the kids along to our Family Day.  Adults will receive expert attention to help cross items off their list and the kids can have some fun with our craft and discovery activities**.  It’s win win!

Kids’ Fun will include:

  • Space Craft
  • Discovery Activities
  • Competitions & Prizes

Popular Stocking-fillers:

  • Astronomy & Landscape Calendars
  • Bird Callers
  • Books
  • Moon & Planispheres

*Telescopes can be brought to Bintel and left with us to be returned before Christmas.  On-the-spot repairs cannot be done on the day.  Book-in here

**Bintel staff will supervise the activity area but accompanying adults must remain at Bintel and responsible for their kids at all times!

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.

1520Days 20Hours 17Minutes 35Seconds


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