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Newcastle Astronomy Night

Join the Newcastle Astronomical Association for an informative and fun night of stargazing. Navigate your way to Jupiter and Saturn with the virtual spacecraft before experiencing the thrill of seeing them with your own eyes through the telescope. This is an event for people of all ages.

When: Saturday, August 3 2019. 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Where: Newcastle University Number 4 Oval
University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308
Topic: Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 0415 766 676
davidroberts@exemail.com.au
Other: Wheelchair access

Join the Newcastle Astronomical Association for an informative and fun night of stargazing. There will be an impressive display of telescopes from some of the members who will be happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Learn how to navigate your way through the night sky, and different methods of finding the Celestial South Pole from the Southern Cross.

Dr Angelo Fraietta from the University of New South Wales will help you navigate your way to Saturn and Jupiter with the virtual spacecraft before experiencing the thrill of seeing them with your own eyes through the telescope. Be amazed at finding out what you can see through a pair of binoculars and how you can start your own journey into the study of astronomy without having to spend any money on equipment.

If you are interested in astrophotography, come along and speak with some of the experts in this field and have a look at some of their photos, and how you can get started or get better. Learn about how to find out what is going to be in the night sky next week, next month, or even next year–so you can plan your own stargazing nights with your classmates. This really will be a feature-packed, hands-on night with something for people of all ages.

The event is subject to weather (clouds or rain), Check the Facebook page for last minute status updates or call Dr Angelo Fraietta 0412 447 577.

Contact details:

David Roberts
Newcastle Astronomical Association
Email: davidroberts@exemail.com.au
Phone: 0415 766 676

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