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Music Under the Night Sky-Earth Hour

March 27 @ 06:00 - 10:00

Family Event

Day Program:

5.50pm – Gates open entry Online Bookings ONLY, with ticket will be admitted, numbers restricted. QR code entry compulsory, or register with Booking Officer if no phone in Site Plan 2. Oddie Building. Hand wash available and eating outside encouraged.

A few nerdy door prizes will be available, announced at the end of the musical program.

6.30-8.30pm – Children’s activities outside North of Site Plan 3. Jelbart Dome and Movies including “Losing the Dark”, “Expedition Earth” in Site Plan 1. Baker Hall.

6.30-8.30pm – Come along and enjoy the music of Ballarat SKA Union Band

In Site Plan 13 Tent : Ballarat Ska Union features Stella Savy, Bryn Hills wailing on trombone, Mick Timcke, John “JD” Davey and Scott Mangos rounding out the horn section. Mr Wayne Parker on guitar and Barry Deenick, Geoff Hassall and Andrew “Vinnie” Vincent form the backbone of a super-tight rhythm section. With musicians seasoned by illustrious bands such as Bomba, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Los Locos, Brother Popcorn, Busta Mento, The Boxing Tostados, The Big Fat Skank and Insectgirl, What could go wrong?
Bring a rug or 2, chair, umbrella if we can’t all fit under tent, just in case the cold/rain crowds the event. An open fire if  the temperature is dropping :)
Activities for children. Astroburghers and warm refreshments available. Alcohol free event.
Restricted parking onsite or more space on Cobden or Magpie Streets.
Evening Program:

8.30-9.30pm Viewing at Site Plan 7.Telescopes  and Movies including

“Losing the Dark” Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy but also disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The glows over cities and towns — seen so clearly from space — are testament to the billions of dollars spent in wasted energy by lighting up the sky.

The “Losing the Dark” planetarium show is the result of a collaboration between IDA and Loch Ness Productions. It introduces and illustrates some of the issues regarding light pollution and suggests three simple actions people can take to help mitigate it.

Inside each building has Covid limits so you can take your turn. Plenty of opportunities for all. Several Telescopes will be in operation.

Raincheck available for viewing only if clouds/rain crowd the night sky – Saturday nights only.

Bookings here

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March 27
06:00 - 10:00


March 27
06:00 - 10:00
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