Astronomy Events

Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Under the Stars - Sat 23rd Oct 2021

Join us for a magical evening under the stars in Badgingarra. Discover two worlds in the night sky above with Yued Artist and Storyteller, Madeline Anderson, and Astrotourism WA Astronomy Guide, Riley Johnston.

This special event includes a copy of the new Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Planisphere that features Weitj (Emu) in the Night Sky! Journey across the stars with a green laser pointer tour and marvel at Saturn, Jupiter and the brilliant Milky Way through telescopes before a spectacular Moon rise.

WHEN: 6.30pm-9.00pm Saturday 23rd October, 2021

WHERE:  Badgingarra Primary School, McNamarra Rd, Badgingarra

WHAT TO BRING: BYO chairs, torches, warm clothes, comfortable footwear, fly net, insect repellent. If you have binoculars or your own telescope, bring them along. If you don’t that’s okay – there will be telescopes set up that you can share.

BOOKINGS: $25 adults, children 16 years and under are free! Book online here…

Tickets include a hamburger dinner, drinks and a special Weitj (Emu) in the Night Sky Aboriginal Astronomy Planisphere.

This event will go ahead rain or shine. In the case of cloudy weather, entertaining alternative presentations and fun activities for children will be held inside.

*Go to the Astrotourismwa website Events tab for more information.

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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