If you belong to an adventurous troop of Girl Guides or Scouts of any age who are seeking to navigate their way amongst the stars and who are working towards their Outer Space or Astronomy badge/award, then this focused evening of stargazing, navigating the night sky and big question answering is for your group.
You or your Group Leaders can book with the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society at their registered observatory in Mount Martha, south east of Melbourne. There you will be walked through the key requirements of the achievement award, followed by practice outside under the night sky with telescopes and binoculars.
Please note that only current Girl Guides, Scouts or Cubs or their Leaders or Parent/Guardian can book. Booking by other members of the public, is not possible.
The observatory is marked on Google Maps and on the Melways at map reference 151/E1.
Driving directions: The venue is in regional Mount Martha inside the Briars Historic Park and nature reserve, and is entered on the east side of Nepean Highway. Drive carefully through the park, with the possibility of wildlife on the road after dark. You will travel about 2 km along a sealed road, past a visitors’ centre on your left and café and vineyard on your right, up the hill then straight ahead, with the Shire Nursery on your left, then the observatory is 100 m further along on the left, next door to the Eco House.