Special Events

  • Revealing The Sky for Seniors at Sydney Observatory: A free NSW Seniors Week event
    Free 30 minute astronomer-led tour of Sydney Observatory’s new East Dome with its accessible telescope and exhibition ‘Revealing the Sky’ free tours at 10am and 11am on 14, 15, 18, 21, 22 March. Bookings required as spaces are limited. Find out more…
  • 2015: Revealing the stars during Earth Hour
    See the stars shine brighter when we turn off our lights on Saturday 28 March 2015, 7:30 to 10pm.
    See an astronomy presentation and then lights will go out from 8:30 to 9:30 when Sydney Observatory will be the perfect location to both view through telescopes and experience the heritage site as it was in a …
  • Dreamtime astronomy: a planetarium and stargazing experience
    This new one hour tour allows everyone to engage with the Dreamtime Stories of the night sky. The tour is run by our Aboriginal Astronomy guides on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings and includes a planetarium and telescope experience.
  • An Easter Total Lunar Eclipse treat
    Total Lunar Eclipse Saturday 4 April 2015, 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 9pm to 11:30pm local time (10-12:30 UT)…
  • Saturday: 120 Years of Astronomy Seminar
    Saturday 14 March 2015, 5pm to 8:30pm. Cost: $10. Organised by Sydney City Skywatchers , the city’s astronomy club, and held at Sydney Observatory this is an opportunity to hear great speakers focus on the contributions of amateur astronomers.













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