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Newcastle Astronomy Night

3 August 2019
6.00pm – 10.00pm AEST
Newcastle University
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photo of night sky with stars

Join the Newcastle Astronomical Association for an informative and fun night of stargazing. There will be an impressive display of telescopes from some of the members who will be happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Learn how to navigate your way through the night sky, and different methods of finding the Celestial South Pole from the Southern Cross.

Dr Angelo Fraietta, from Art & Design at UNSW Sydney will help you navigate your way to Saturn and Jupiter with the virtual spacecraft before experiencing the thrill of seeing them with your own eyes through the telescope. Be amazed at finding out what you can see through a pair of binoculars and how you can start your own journey into the study of astronomy without having to spend any money on equipment.

If you are interested in astrophotography, come along and speak with some of the experts in this field and have a look at some of their photos, and how you can get started or get better. Learn about how to find out what is going to be in the night sky next week, next month, or even next year–so you can plan your own stargazing nights with your classmates.

This really will be a feature-packed, hands-on night with something for people of all ages.

Location: Newcastle University Number 4 Oval, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308


Contact: Newcastle Astronomical Association, 0415 766 676


This talk is by a UNSW Sydney researcher presenting for National Science Week.

The 2019 UNSW program of events includes talks, tours and events that will reveal the science that blows your mind – from an unexpected method to measure dark matter to the feminist history of the internet. See the full program.