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

February 2019
Friday, 15 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm WILL GO AHEAD
Craters and “Mares” on the Moon, Mars, the beautiful Orion Nebula, star clusters around the Southern Cross and Pleiades (the Seven Sisters). All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm: There will be some cloud but Sidewalk Astronomy will proceed as planned.

March 2019
Friday, 15 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm WILLGO AHEAD TONIGHT
Craters on the Moon, Mars, 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: Excellent viewing conditions are forecast at first, with the possibility of some light cloud later in the evening.

April 2019
Friday, 12 April @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm WILL GO AHEAD TONIGHT
Astronomy for the family! Craters and mountains on the Moon, Southern Cross star clusters and out last look at the mighty Orion Nebula and Mars. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 3:30 pm: There may be some light high level cloud, but this should have little effect on viewing.

May 2019
Friday, 10 May @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
The Moon in fine detail, Alpha Centauri, Mars, the Jewel Box and star clusters in Scorpio. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:30 pm:

June 2019 Friday, 14 June @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters on the Moon, star clusters in Scorpio, Mars the red planet, the Southern Cross and maybe a glimpse of tiny, elusive Mercury! All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:00 pm:

July 2019 Friday, 12 July @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters and mountains on the Moon, our final look at Mars, a peek at tiny Mercury and maybe first glimpses of Jupiter with her Moons and rising Saturn! And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:30 pm:

August 2019
Friday, 9 August @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Our Moon in fine detail, Jupiter and her Moons and Saturn with her beautiful rings. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:30 pm:

September 2019
Friday, 6 September @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Our Moon in fine detail, Jupiter and her Moons and Saturn with her beautiful rings. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 5:00 pm:

October 2019
Friday, 4 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
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 - 6:30 pm:

November 2019
Friday, 8 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
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:

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:

Watch this space for further dates!