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8 Oct & 5 Nov

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.

Tuesday 8 October

Objects visible this date: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, double star Alpha Centauri, bright nebula M8 "The Lagoon", globular cluster M 15. View all these through telescopes on the lawn, weather pending

Guest Astrophysicist Angel Lopez-Sanchez will speak about the wonders of the night sky as well as sharing his new iPad-controlled telescope and new adapter allowing you to photograph the moon up-close with your own iPhone.

Aboriginal Storyteller Drew Roberts will share with you an Aboriginal cultural perspective of the night sky.


8 October & 5 November, - Session times vary across seasons - check ticket for time of event.


General Admission $41, Foundation & Friends Member $37


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


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Hear from astronomer presenters about everything from space volcanoes to dark energy!

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 storyteller, Drew Roberts. The groups will then swap so you can experience both activities.

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.

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