Free space viewing night July 21

Campbelltown Space Observatory

Space – Campbelltown Rotary Observatory – pic credit -Roger Powell (Macarthur Astronomical Society)

Free space viewing night July 21

Gaze upon the interstellar wonders of space at the Campbelltown Rotary Observatory

Campbelltown’s Rotary Observatory in the Macarthur region will host a series of free space viewing nights over the coming months, allowing people of all ages to peer through the multiple telescopes and glimpse the moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies and other celestial objects.

More commonly used for scientific research, the observatory is located at Western Sydney University’s Campbelltown Campus, and is involved in searching for nanosecond laser pulses from outer space using sensitive and sophisticated equipment.

Situated on the outskirts of Sydney away from the city lights, the event is perfect for families to come and see the wonders of outer space up close and personal for free. The next event will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 5.45pm onwards, weather permitting. Hosted by Western Sydney University in association with the Macarthur Astronomical Society, everyone is invited to make use of the facility for the night and enjoy exploring the night sky.

Another public viewing night will also be held at the same time on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

The observatory is located on University Drive and Milky Way, Campbelltown, and should be approached by Goldsmith Avenue. More information on the viewing night can be found at www.macarthur.com.au

Campbelltown Rotary Observatory Viewing Night

Where: Campbelltown Rotary Observatory, University Drive and Milky Way, Campbelltown
When:  July 21, 2018 – from 5.45pm onwards
Cost:   Free
More Information:  Visit www.macarthur.com.au or call 02 4736 0320

 

Source = Destination Macarthur
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