School holiday program


April School Holiday Program 2015
Jupiter Rising – Featuring the new East Dome and Jupiter, king of the planets!
4 – 19 April 

DAYTIME EXPERIENCES
Cost: $10 adult, $8 child/conc, $26 family*. Powerhouse Members $8 adult, $6 child/conc, $22 family*. Book two sessions and get $1 off the second tour per paying visitor.
No bookings required but arrive early as tours sell out. All tours are approximately 30 minutes and include a telescope tour with viewing of the Sun, weather permitting.
10:15am Planetarium: Space Shapes, suits 8years and under.
11:00am 3-D Space Theatre: Elysium 7: A voyage to Mars. Discover the red planet.
12noon 3-D Space Theatre: Space Detective, the mystery of the space battle video.
12:30pm Planetarium: Space Shapes, suits 8years and under
1:00pm 3-D Space Theatre: Bigger than Big, discover the scale of the Universe
2:30pm Planetarium: Sky tonight and Sky over Gallipoli on ANZAC Day
3:30pm 3D Space Theatre: The Little Things, explore asteroids, comets and meteors. 4:15pm 3D Space Theatre: Extreme Places, what’s the weather like on Mars and Venus?.
* A family is 4 people, at least two of whom are children.

Jupiter_by_Cassini-HuygensMini-astronaut Jupiter Party Day
10am to 1pm
Thursday 16 April
This is a morning of astronomical adventure for ages 3 to 8 including the 3-D Space theatre, a fascinating gaseous science show by Kaleidoscope Science, 3D Theatre show featuring Jupiter, dress up as an astronaut and everyone’s favourite, rocket launching. Parents and carers are required to come with the children, this is not a fully supervised workshop. We suggest you bring your cameras!
Cost: $12 child 3 years and over / $10 Members child
Free entry for parents and carers (max 2 per child)
BOOK NOW! Call 9921 3485

Scratch Goes to Space! all-day workshops by Thinkspace!
10am to 4pm
Scratch has taken off to the historic Sydney Observatory for a series of space related coding & animations ideas. These are one day workshops where your child brings their own lunch and we provide morning and afternoon refreshments. Includes planetarium, 3D theatre experiences and weather permitting telescope viewing. *Note: 14 April is Girls only Scratch.
Cost: $100, $90 members
Friday 10 (ages 7-9)  BOOK NOW ; Monday 13 (ages 9-13)  BOOK NOW ; Tuesday 14 (Girls Only) BOOK NOW

Intergalactic Claymation all-day workshop by Thinkspace!
10am to 4pm
Thursday 9 April
Create a short animated movie space inspired by Jupiter using Claymation.   This is a one day workshops where your child brings their own lunch and we provide morning and afternoon refreshments.Includes planetarium, 3D theatre experiences and weather permitting telescope viewing.
Ages 9–13.
Cost: $100, $90 members
BOOK NOW!

Time Ball
1pm See Australia’s most important alarm clock, the Time Ball, drop at precisely 1pm from anywhere in the grounds.

DIG IT! Mini-archaeologists in training workshops 
Friday 17th April, 10:30am-12noon or 1-2:30pm
Become a hands-on archaeological detective and investigate the history of Fort Phillip, on the site of Sydney Observatory. Children do an archaeology dig, clean and analyse the artefacts and use them to discover long-lost treasures from life on Observatory Hill. Plus make a traditional peg doll soldier; signal master or one of the Moffit family, just like the children did that lived here 150 years ago.
Cost: $15 child, $13 member child
Suitable for: Ages 6-10 years
BOOK NOW! Call 9921 3485

Dig it! Vacation care for group bookings
Weekdays 10:30am – 12noon or 1pm – 2:30pm. Interact with history in this fun, hands-on simulated archaeology dig for inquisitive children. Ideally suited to primary and infant school-aged children.
Cost: $10 per child, carers free
Bookings essential, Phone: 9921 3485 during office hours (8:30 – 4:30) or email observatory@phm.gov.au with your name, date and projected numbers. Call 9921 3485

It’s About Time and East Dome tour
11am and 11:50am daily
Entertaining volunteer led tours of 30 minutes duration suitable for 7years and up.

LEGO™
Make an imaginative rocket ship or alien spacecraft with our great collection of space-inspired LEGO.
Free, Daily until 4pm.

NIGHT PROGRAMS
Night Tours featuring Jupiter,king of the planets*
6:15 to 7:45pm and 8:15 to 9:45pm. Bookings and prepayment required.
View mighty Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, a cluster in the Southern Cross and other wonders through telescopes, and experience the new ‘Telescopes’ 3D Space Theatre movie. Cost: $50 family, $18 adult, $12 child; Members $43 family, $16 adult, $11 child.*weather permitting.
BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment via sydneyobservaory.com.au or phone 02 9921 3485 during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm). Please read our conditions before booking a tour.

Total Lunar Eclipse 
Saturday 4 April
9pm – midnight
Sydney Observatory is well placed to view the April lunar eclipse which appears in our north-eastern sky. We will also live-stream the eclipse from 9-11:30pm local time (10-12:30 UT) from our 16-inch north-dome telescope.
Snacks, tea, coffee and hot chocolate available on site. For ages 15 and over.
Cost: $59 family, $22 adult, $15 child; members $48 family $18 adult $12 child. Concessions $18. Bookings essential.
BOOK ONLINE NOW! For enquiries please call 9921 3485 .
A Live stream of the eclipse will be shown 9pm to midnight and you can download a Lunar eclipse factsheet here: April 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Fact Sheet (3)

Dreamtime Astronomy : planetarium and telescope tours 
7 to 8pm, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Hear stories written across the Australian sky as out Aboriginal Guides share their cultural astronomy under the virtual night sky in the planetarium. Then view objects through the telescope.
Cost: $50 family, $18 adult, $12 child; Members $43 family, $16 adult, $11 child.
BOOK NOW! Tickets are limited.