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Macquarie Observatory - Public Observing Session, 8pm - 9.30pm, From $10, Free for child under 5, Age: All

Macquarie Observatory - Public Observing Session, 8pm - 9.30pm, From $10, Free for child under 5, Age: All

These sessions run from 8pm to 9:30pm during daylight savings (Oct-Mar), and 7pm to 8:30pm for the remainder of the year.

Marvel at the wonders of the Universe!

The Association for Astronomy (Department of Physics and Astronomy) invites you to observe the cosmos with your own eyes at the Macquarie University Astronomical Observatory. View planets, moons, binary stars, star clusters, nebulae and bright galaxies through our newly upgraded 12" and 16" professional in-dome telescopes. You will be guided by our trained astronomy staff, so please come prepared with any astronomy questions you may have!

All are welcome, but capacity is limited to 40 people so book early!

Age: All ages
When: Varies dates from Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 8:00 pm

Cost: From $10, Child under the age of 5 is free, online pricing and booking here
Where: The Astronomical Observatory is located on Macquarie University campus across from the Sport & Aquatic Centre (click here for a map of campus ). The observatory can be accessed by Gymnasium Road, off the corner of Culloden and Waterloo Roads. Turn onto Gymnasium Road at the roundabout, then take the first left into the N3 carpark. You must get a parking ticket, which is free for 2 hours and after 8pm. The observatory is located at the far northeast end of the carpark.

For any questions or concerns, please email us at starinfo@mq.edu.au.

Parking: N3 carpark. You must get a parking ticket, which is free for 2 hours and after 8pm. The observatory is located at the far northeast end of the carpark.

Nearby Food: Ippudo Macquarie Centre

Awesome Coffee: Quell Cafe

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