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Astronomy at The Calyx

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The Calyx

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Mrs Macquaries Road

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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Join us for a night of astronomy, star gazing and storytelling surrounded by the new carnivorous plant display at The Calyx, a beautiful building in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Two new dates by demand!

January, April and June events - Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez will provide an overview of observing the night sky: how to use a star map to recognize the constellations and planets visible on a particular night, which kind of telescopes and accesories are available for amateur astronomers, and discuss the latest astronomy news.

March and May events - Professor Fred Watson AM will provide a facinating overview on some of the wonders of our solar system, and leave you thinking about life on other planets, space volcanoes, dark energy, and how the human species fits into this picture.

Also hear from Drew Roberts on the Aboriginal interpretation of the Southern Hemisphere's night sky. Then stroll onto the lawns of the Garden and view the night sky through the telescopes.

One complimentary glass of wine is included with each ticket purchase. Drinks and snacks can also be purchsed from the bar.

NB: Night sky viewing through telescopes is weather permitting and cannot be guaranteed. Event will go ahead in all weather.

Frequently asked questions:

Can i bring children?

Unfortunately, no - this is an event for adults and alcohol is served.

What happens it it rains or is cloudy?

This event goes ahead in all weather and refunds are not given if stars are not visible. If it is not possible to use telescopes, our delighful Astronomer, Professor Fred Watson, will entertain you for an extended night-sky presentation, you will have a yarn about Aboriginal astronomy with Arakwal, Bundjalung man Drew Roberts, and explore the intriguing 'plants with bite' carnivorous plant display at The Calyx over a glass of wine.



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The Calyx

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Mrs Macquaries Road

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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