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
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.