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Stargazing at Rouse Hill House & Farm

Expand your universe at Rouse Hill House & Farm in an evening of stargazing, with a fascinating presentation by Indigenous astrophysicist Kirsten Banks. In this family-friendly event, you will have a unique opportunity to hear old and new stories about the cosmos and view planets and stars.

When: Saturday, August 18 2018. 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Where: Rouse Hill House & Farm
356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW, 2155
Topic: Space and astronomy
Cost: Adult $18; Concession $15; Child $12; Family $44
Bookings: http://slm.is/stargazing
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Tens of thousands of years ago the Darug people observed the night sky from Rouse Hill. As the sun goes down, there will be a Darug welcome to country, and Kirsten Banks, an astrophysicist and a Wiradjuri woman, will reveal the wonders of the night sky through Aboriginal and scientific perspectives.

In this family-friendly event, you will have a unique opportunity to hear old and new stories about the cosmos and view planets and stars with astronomers. Go back in time to explore Rouse Hill House by candlelight and experience an 1888 schoolhouse lesson about the Moon, then use modern technology to see the planets and stars up close. Astronomers and experts from astronomy societies will share their knowledge and facilitate your use of telescopes and other equipment.

Observe (weather permitting) four naked-eye planets – Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – along with visible constellations, including Sagittarius (the Archer) and Scorpius (the Scorpion).

Bring a picnic blanket, listen to astronomically themed tunes by the Highly Irregular Orbits live three-piece band, and sit back to gaze at the marvels of the skies. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Bookings essential.

This is a Sydney Science Festival event, part of National Science Week.

Contact details:

Sydney Living Museums Bookings
Email: bookings@slm.com.au
Phone: 02 8239 2211

See more at:slm.is/stargazing

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