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THURS 10 FEB 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Astronomy at the Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy and star gazing surrounded by the intriguing Inside the Tide plant exhbition at The Calyx, in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Over a glass of wine, discover what the night sky teaches you with First Nations astronomer Drew Roberts from Shared Knowledge. Travel through space to visit these mysterious planets far from Earth! More than 4,000 planets have been discovered around other stars — tonight Dr Angel Lopez -Sanchez or Fred Watson will take you on a journey to these strange 'other' worlds.

Find out how astronomers detect exoplanets around other stars, and hear about the most interesting planets we have found out there!

Powerful telescopes from the Northern Sydney Astronomical Society will allow an amazing insight into the world beyond Earth.

2022 Dates
Wednesday 10 February  7.00 - 9.30pm
Tuesday 5 April  6.30 - 9.00pm
Tuesday 7 June  6.30 - 9.00pm
Tuesday 6 September 6.30 - 9.00pm
Wednesday 2 November 7.00 - 9.30pm

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Thursday 10th February 2022 | 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM


General Admission $41 | Foundation & Friends Member $37


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Hear from astronomer presenters about everything from space volcanoes to dark energy! Then venture outside to hear an Aboriginal perspective on the stars with Drew Roberts, and view the night sky through the telescopes with volunteers from the Northern Sydney Astronomical Society. 

One complimentary glass of wine is included with each ticket purchase and a light snack.

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.

See here for Terms and Conditions


 Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
For programs taking place prior to 1 December, all attendees are required to sign into the program via the QR code provided and all attendees aged 16 and over are required to show proof of vaccination (two doses) or proof of medical exemption, as per NSW Government guidelines
 Masks are not required, but are strongly recommended.
It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest requirements of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Website, which takes precedence over these guidelines.
These include:

  • bring proof of vaccination (two doses) or proof of medical exemption, as per NSW Government Guidelines
  • do not currently have an active COVID-19 infection
  • have not been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are under instruction from NSW Health to isolate.
  • are not awaiting a test result for COVID-19
  • are not showing any symptoms related to COVID-19

If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance please contact us via email on programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to arrange a change of date for your booking.
On the day of your visit we are required to collect basic personal information of all attendees on this tour. This is in line with Australian and NSW Government guidelines around COVID-19. For more information on how we will use the details you provide, please view our Privacy Statement here
Please be advised as per our terms and conditions:
a. Refunds, Cancellations and Booking Changes
b. Online tickets
 No refunds apply for cancellation of tickets purchased online.
 A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the program commencement time. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.
Please see our website for full terms and conditions.
For any enquiries please contact us on: programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au

Astronomy at the Calyx is supported by Inspiring Australia.

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