Astronomy Open Night 2017

20 May 2017

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Building E7B Indoor Courtyard, Macquarie University

The Macquarie University Association for Astronomy (AfA) and the Department of Physics & Astronomy are proud to present the annual Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night. The AfA was established in 1988 by Dr. Alan Vaughan to promote astronomy outreach to the public, enabling various parts of the astronomical community to interact, and encouraging teaching and research in astronomy and astrophysics at Macquarie University. This has made the Astronomy Open Night one of the most treasured events on the Macquarie University astronomy calendar over the past 25 years.

Please join us for an incredible evening of astronomy, astrophysics, photonics, astrophotonics and all things physics – including a large outdoor area full of telescopes, where you can observe celestial objects for yourself! Weather permitting, there will be up to 30 telescopes aimed at the glittering night sky, operated by both Macquarie University astronomers and amateur astronomers alike. Meet and chat with real-life astronomers, observe stars, planets, nebulae, star clusters and much more, and discover the night sky like you never have before!

Time: 6:30pm – 10pm
Date: Saturday 20 May
Location: E7B Courtyard, Macquarie University, NSW, 2109
Cost: Early bird tickets are available online with limited tickets sold on the door.
Parking: Free parking is available after 6pm in the F5A, F5B, C2, C3, X3, W4 Car Parks. You can find the locations of these carparks on the Macquarie University website.

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