Sidewalk Astronomy

Sidewalk Astronomy is Bendigo's favourite astronomy event and is held every month next to the Discovery Science and Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place (opposite Marketplace)
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Bring the family to see cool astro-stuff through our telescopes, our volunteers will give you a tour of the features of night sky. Small groups welcome.
For more information contact: Brien Blackshaw, Ph 03 5447 7690, Email: secretary@bdas.net

October 2019
Friday, 4 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm THE GREAT TELESCOPE MUSTER! TONIGHT'S EVENT IS CANCELLED.
The Moon in detail, Saturn with its beautiful rings Jupiter with its Moons and our first view of Venus for 2019. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 5:30 pm: Blanket cloud cover and intermittent light showers have forced us to cancel this event, the 6th consecutive Sidewalk Astronomy cancellation.

November 2019
Friday, 8 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Weather Permitting) TONIGHT'S EVENT WILL GO AHEAD. WARM CLOTHING ESSENTIAL!
Craters on our Moon in fine detail, Saturn and its beautiful rings, mighty Jupiter with its Moons and Venus. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:00 pm: Some intermittent cloud but mostly clear sky and a cold wind tonight so rug up if you attend! Our 1st Sidewalk astronomy in seven months!

December 2019
Friday, 6 December @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn and its rings, a final look at mighty Jupiter with its Moons, and a late 1st view of the beautiful Orion Nebula. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm:

January 2020(1)
Friday, 3 January @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters and valleys on the Moon, Venus, the mighty Orion Nebula and star clusters around the Southern Cross. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm:

January 2020(2)
Friday, 31 January @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Note: Two January events this year! (Weather Permitting)
Craters and “Mares” on the Moon, Venus, the beautiful Orion Nebula, star clusters around the Southern Cross and Pleiades (the Seven Sisters). And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm:

Note: No Sidewalk Astronomy in February 2020

March 2020
Friday 6 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters on the Moon, Venus, the beautiful Orion Nebula, the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) and star clusters around the Southern Cross. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:00 pm

Watch this space for further dates!