January Quadrantid meteor shower (QUA) Active from December 26th to January 16th. The Quadrantids have the potential to be the strongest shower of the year but usually fall short due to […]
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Sunrise, Sunset & Astronomical Twilight Times Criteria Location Latitude Longitude Date Ballarat Municipal Observatory And Museum 37° 40.82′ S 143° 51.63′ E 2023 AEST Results Times Of Sunrise And Sunset […]
December 10th Moon lowest 27degrees Nth. 12th Moon at Apogee 11:30hrs AEDT, Dist. 405,870.4km. 18th Mars is rising 19:43hrs AEDT in Taurus E of Aldebaran, a very bright object, […]
2nd Saturn at mag. 0.7 rising 11:49hr AEDT, Dist. 1,442,603,653km. Tilt of Saturn’s North pole towards Earth is 15.2591 degrees. 2nd Jupiter is a brilliant evening object during November […]
September Saturn is Mag.o.5 and a beautiful object in the evening sky. The Parker Solar Probe Team Sheds New Light on Structure, Behavior of Inner Solar System Dust. The […]
Image: Looking towards the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy. Credit: Mark Justice July At this time of the Year the spectacular heart of our Milky Way Galaxy is rising […]
VISITORS All visitors are to welcome to wear a mask inside and outside. The Current capacity will be displayed if there are restrictions in place on each room […]
April 8th Luna Apogee, furthest distance from Earth for the month 05:10hr AEST 404,438.8km. 8th Luna lowest altitude 27 degrees Nth. The Emu, which contains the area of the Centre […]
Federation-Adcock Telescope – wheelchair access.
In October 1998, the Ballaarat Astronomical Society (BAS) applied for a Commonwealth Grant under the Federation Community Projects Program to construct a new reflecting telescope. It was proposed that […]
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