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Reach for the ***Stars***

Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Come and explore the mysteries of the night sky and Universe with a fun, family Astronomy evening with the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society. Hear the REALLY BIG questions, ask your own, hold a meteorite, and spy on the night sky with us.

When: Friday, December 6 2019. 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
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Where: Briars Astronomy Centre and Observatory
450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha, VIC, 3934
Topic: Space and astronomy
Cost: $5 child/student, $10 adult/non-student, $25 family any size
Bookings: 0419 253 252
Other: Wheelchair access
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*** It’s our 50th birthday this year, inspired by humans walking on the Moon! ***

Bring your five senses to an astronomy evening with the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society at their registered observatory on the Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne. See the stars, planets and other night sky objects through our telescopes and get a close look at the giant planet Jupiter and the majestic ringed planet Saturn. Hear the REALLY BIG questions out there. Feel and smell real meteorites scarily up close and personal, and get the taste for more.

The evening starts indoors with a multimedia talk and Q&A then, weather permitting, moves outside onto the observing field and observatory with the assembled telescopes underneath the night sky.

Please dress appropriately for being outdoors and on a grassy or uneven surface. You may bring a small torch if you wish.

The observatory is marked on Google Maps and on the Melways at map reference 151/E1.

Driving directions The venue is in regional Victoria 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, over three cattle grids, past a visitors’ centre on your left and vineyard on your right, up the hill then straight ahead through an open gate. Do not turn left to Josephine’s restaurant. Travel past the righthand side of the Shire Nursery, with the Park Ranger’s house on your right, then the observatory is 100 m further along on the left.

Contact details:

Peter Skilton
Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Inc.
Phone: 0419 253 252

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