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Stunning Saturn

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  • Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum
    439 Cobden Street, Mt Pleasant VIC 3350, Australia

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

This month Saturn is at opposition on 27 August, this means it is at it’s closest point to Earth in its 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 public sessions each day, and schools can book for an earlier time.

Afternoon Session

3.30 – 5.00 pm Children's activities including safe observation of the Sun, camera obscura, rocket launching, draw Saturn, and Stunning Saturn Tour, suitable all ages.

Evening Session

7.00 -7.30 pm 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.

Special Sunday Event: Launch Into National Science Week
2.30pm – 4pm, 13 August

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.

Location Information

Disability telescope and facilities.