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Upcoming events

    • 7 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society, The Briars, Mount Martha VIC 3934

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    Come to an Astronomy evening with the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society. Hear the REALLY BIG questions, ask your own, hold a meteorite, and see the night sky through our telescopes.

    Want to escape your daily Earthly concerns and instead ponder the mysteries of the night sky and Universe? Visit the only registered observatory on the Mornington Peninsula. See the Universe through powerful telescopes. Feel and smell real meteorites up close and get the taste for more.

    The evening starts indoors at 8PM with a multimedia talk and Q&A then moves outside with the telescopes underneath the night sky. Please dress appropriately for being outdoors and on a grassy or uneven surface.

    More information & Map on our website Tea / Coffee provided.

    Notes :
    (1) These events are never live-streamed, do not buy tickets from scammers!
    (2) Do not purchase tickets from marketplace as they are registered to the original buyers name. These are usually fraudulent.
    (3) The event proceeds regardless of weather. On a clouded out night you will be issued a return pass (at the event).

    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Moorunde Wildlife Reserve, Moorundie Rd, Fisher SA 5354


    Wombats SA’s Moorunde Wildlife Reserve is inside the River Murray – Dark Sky Reserve and to take advantage of that we are holding another stargazing evening there!
    People and Animals get a great view of the stars and night sky at Moorunde WR!

    We are excited that astronomer Joe Grida will again lead this stargazing excursion changed to Saturday evening, 8th June 2024 from 6:00pm. He brings a large portable telescope and more!
    We begin with an exploration of Stars and Galaxies, etc. Joe Grida will take us on a laser pointer guided starwalk, before travelling millions of light years to a galaxy far far away. The moon rises at 8:28 pm, so once it is well up we will study the moon as well.


    Because it’s at Moorunde Wildlife reserve near Blanchetown and the activity starts after dark, we encourage overnight camping.

    Bring your tent or sturdy caravan that can handle the dirt roads and 2-wheel tracks. We'll send you a detailed map.
    If you need to leave afterwards, drive slowly and watch out for Wombats and Kangaroos.

    Please arrive mid- afternoon at latest. This is to give you time to set up camp and to find the telescope area while still daylight.

    BYO meals and drinks.
     We have two gas fired barbecues which can be used to cook meals.

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