Astronomy Open Night 2018

Date:
19 May 2018

Time:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Macquarie University, 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Balaclava Road


The Macquarie University Association for Astronomy (AfA) and the Department of Physics & Astronomy are proud to present the annual Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night.

Established in 1988 by Dr Alan Vaughan, the AfA aims to encourage teaching and research while also promoting astronomy to the public, providing a platform for various parts of the astronomical community to interact and discuss astronomy and astrophysics.

A much loved annual event for over 25 years, join us in 2018 for another 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.

There will be up to 30 telescopes aimed at the glittering night sky (weather permitting), operated by both Macquarie University astronomers and amateur astronomers alike.

Don’t miss your chance to 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!

Also enjoy Robotics Demonstrations, explore the surface of Mars, or try your hand at our Laser Maze.

A limited amount of tickets will available on the door but to avoid disappointment we strongly recommend registering and pre-purchasing tickets in advance here. Book your tickets before May 4, 2018 to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing.

Please be aware that this event will proceed rain, hail or shine. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details.

Parking is free across campus for this event.

When: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Where: Macquarie University

Cost: $10-$48

RSVP: Register by Friday 18 May 2018 (limited sales on the door)

Other useful links:

Facebook: @MQPhysAstro (use #2018AON)
Twitter: @MQPhysAstro (use #2018AON)
Instagram: @mqphysastro (use #2018AON)
Association for Astronomy (MQ)

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Event contact

Macquarie University Events and Protocol Team

(02) 9850 1883