This family-friendly evening is a fun way to get out in the dark, learn about the night sky and expand your awareness of our night sky heritage.
It may be a little cool, but May is the perfect month to get out and look for celestial objects – IF the skies are clear – Look for far off galaxies through the TELESCOPES provided by the Northern Suburbs Astronomical Society, hear Fred Watson talk about the wonders of the universe, learn about the beauty of the night sky, and participate in a CITIZEN SCIENCE project to map the sky in the area, or jump into Starrs Planetarium and learn first nation stories about the night sky.
Bring your own telescope and binoculars if you have them. You can learn how to use them to stargaze, or just look through the telescopes provided by the team of amateur astronomers.
Download the app and help do some citizen science.
The event is co-hosted by the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, a not-for-profit charity, set up to educate and raise awareness of light pollution. $2 from every ticket sold goes towards supporting this charity. Join the stars and see the universe.
Enjoy award-winning sausages and a drink from the Catering Partner VOLKSWURST.
$27 adult / $15 child / $80 family
Bookings are essential – no tickets sold on the night.
Discover and Parent NSW Vouchers are accepted. Please call 9975 2581 to call and advise your vouchers. (Screenshots of the vouchers will not be accepted.)
Location: Barrenjoey High School, 3 Coonanga Road, Avalon Beach