Special Events

  • 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.
  • Stargayzing at Sydney Observatory
    Enjoy the stars whilst sipping on a solar system inspired cocktail and canapés specially designed by renowned chef Claire de Lune. Claire is the executive chef at Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon and has appeared on both TV and radio in programs for the ABC, SBS and Channels 9 and 10. Claire also took part …
  • Valentine’s Day at Sydney Observatory
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour followed by stargazing with a drink in hand. Catch a glimpse of Venus (weather permitting) by peering through our amazing North Dome telescopes and explore the night sky with our astronomical experts and courtyard telescopes. Indulge in delicious canapés (gluten free and vegetarian options available) …
  • Sydney Observatory Teachers’ Preview: Accessing the stars in the new dome
    Start 2015 with a special teachers only event at Sydney Observatory. This is the official education launch of the East Dome facility, which has been designed to provide an accessible telescope dome experience and features a new exhibition. Wine and light refreshments will be served on the night and pizzas will be ordered to suit …
  • Wayne Orchiston : ‘Joseph Ward and the Historic Cooke Refractor at the Wanganui Observatory, New Zealand’
    A Sydney City Skywatchers Presentation held at Sydney Observatory 6:30pm, Monday 2 March.













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