Tuesday 10th & 17th and Saturday 14th & 21st November
Talk: Come on a journey to discover ancient traditions and knowledge systems.
The night sky belongs to all of us and protecting the environment and our enjoyment of the night sky helps to ensure our beautiful planet and the wonderful abundance of life that we can enjoy, will be intact for future generations.
Recognising that Indigenous Australians have done so for thousands of years.
Viewing at the telescopes after the talk,Jupiter,Saturn, Mars and deep sky objects.
CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT- BALLARAT DARK SKY COMMUNITY
GET YOUR CAMERA READY – ONLY IMAGES FOR THIS DATE ACCEPTED
Saturday 25th March 8.30-9.30pm Images on this date only will be accepted. Rain, Hail or Clear.
TURN OFF ALL UNNECESSARY LIGHTING
ASK YOUR NEIGHBOURS TO JOIN IN AND TURN OFF
Take a photo, noting day, time and phase of the Moon, Latitude and Longitude.
You will be asked to repeat this again next year in the exact same position, time of day, phase of moon, and exposure time, latitude and Longitude, not necessarily the exact same date, as Earth Hour changes each year.
Fill out the survey which is coming by March 25th and send your image with ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS to email@example.com
THIS IS A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
By sending your completed observations you agree to become co-partners in this citizen science project.
EARTH HOUR SURVEY
Lake Wendouree is an important ecosystem in the centre of Ballarat and provides some of the best low horizon viewing in the district because of the wide expanse of the Lake.
The 225 x 5M lights which are currently being installed will impact on the biodiversity and ecology of the Lake given the lights are being turned on pre dawn and post dusk, some of the most active times for the end of the day for diurnal species and the beginning of the night for nocturnal species. This change in the environment will disrupt further the reproduction cycles and circadian rhythms of the fauna and flora.
Link to Survey