6.30pm – Online Bookings ONLY, with ticket will be admitted.
Bring along a picnic to have outside under the stars, beautiful grounds and plenty of space to spread out.
6.30-8.00pm – Children’s activities outside and inside, get involved in our Protecting the Night Activities for Students and Adults :) to go into the draw to win one of several prizes, including a 10″ Reflector Telescope.
8.30-9.30pm Viewing at Telescopes and Movies.
Several Telescopes will be in operation.
Raincheck available for viewing only if clouds/rain crowd the night sky.
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,adding the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 -BALLARAT DARK SKY COMMUNITY
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.
Earth Hour has been held every year since 2014