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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 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.

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Astronomy at The Calyx will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

What we're asking you to do...

  • Keep a safe distance from others during your visit and follow NSW Health advice.

  • Please follow current NSW Health rules for mask wearing whilst at our event sites.

  • Please don't visit if you feel unwell or have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days.

  • Keep up to date with NSW Health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks.

  • Please download and register your details on the Service NSW app prior to attending. This will be used to check in on the day.


THURS 10 FEB 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.

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Astronomy at the Calyx is supported by Inspiring Australia.

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