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16 Jan, 13 Mar, 10 April, 9 May & 11 June 2019

Astronomy at The Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy, star gazing and storytelling surrounded by the new carnivorous plant display at The Calyx, a beautiful building in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. See full program below.


16 Jan, 13 Mar, 10 April, 9 May & 11 June 2019


General Admission $39, Foundation & Friends Member $35


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Closest entry is Morshead Fountain Gate, Shakespeare Place cnr Macquarie Street


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
January, April and June events - Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez will provide an overview of observing the night sky: how to use a star map to recognize the constellations and planets visible on a particular night, which kind of telescopes and accesories are available for amateur astronomers, and discuss the latest astronomy news.

March, May and August events - Professor Fred Watson AM will provide a facinating overview on some of the wonders of our solar system, and leave you thinking about life on other planets, space volcanoes, dark energy, and how the human species fits into this picture.

The group will then be split in two. Half the group will take to The Calyx lawns to view the night sky. The other half of the group will sit on the lawns and be given a fascinating and informative insight into the traditional interpretations of astronomy by Aboriginal story teller, Drew Roberts. The groups will then swap so you can experience both activities.

Sound like fun? Then purchase your ticket now for only $39 or $35 for Foundation and Friends members. Book now to avoid disappointment.

One complimentary drink is included with each ticket purchase. Drinks and snacks can also be purchased from the bar. This event will take place regardless of weather. In the event that the night sky cannot be viewed other activities will be set up for you to enjoy.