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August 12, 2023 @ 14:30 - August 20, 2023 @ 19:00

12th- 20th August 2023

Stunning Saturn!

This week we will travel to Saturn and take a close look at this beautiful planet.

This month Saturn is at Opposition on the 27th August, this means it is at it’s closest point to Earth in it’s current travels around the Sun.

Something interesting is happening with Saturn’s rings as well, come along and find out more about this Gas Giant.

We have two sessions  each day –  Schools can book for a morning or early afternoon session or a different day and this year it is free for schools. (Click here for more information)

Afternoon Session

3.30 – 5.00pm CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES  safe observation of the Sun, camera obscura, rocket launching, draw Saturn, Stunning Saturn  Tour, suitable all ages.

Evening Session

7.00 -7.30pm Stunning Saturn  Tour, suitable all ages.

7.30- 9.00pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays –  a late session to include viewing Saturn later at night, at it’s best with a New Moon this week!

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SPECIAL SUNDAY EVENT 13th August, 2.30pm – 4pm. (a second session will be added soon for this event on 20th August :)  )

Launch Into Science Week!

Ballarat Observatory in partnership with Ballarat Libraries presents an opportunity to come behind the scenes at Ballarat Observatory.

Find out about different types of telescopes, including a public disability access telescope.

You can even try water rocket launching and check out the amazing camera obscura.

This is a free event.





BAS have been running Science Week events since 2002.


August 12, 2023 @ 14:30
August 20, 2023 @ 19:00


August 12, 2023 @ 14:30
August 20, 2023 @ 19:00
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