Astronomy Open Night at Macquarie University
Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night 16th October 2010 6:30-10:00 PM
Oct 16, 2010
from 06:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night
16th October 2010 6:30-10:00 PM
Join Macquarie astronomers to celebrate astronomy and lasers, including viewing the night sky through up to 30 telescopes operated by both Macquarie University astronomers and amateur astronomers. Activities include:
* "Photography and the discovery of the Universe", a talk by Dr David Malin
* "Lasers in Astronomy - from Guidestars to Ripples in Spacetime", a talk by Prof. Stuart Wyithe
* Telescopes and stargazing
* The Macquarie Planetarium
* A demonstration Laser Guide star
* Aboriginal astronomy
* Kids activities
* Stall for vendors and clubs, and food and drink
Location E7B Courtyard, Macquarie University. The Campus can be reached by car or by train (Macquarie University Station on the Northern Line).
Cost and payment Please pay at the E7B courtyard entrance as you arrive.
$5 Child (under 18) and seniors; $10 Adult; $25 Family
Parking Free car parking only in the F3A and F7 car parks. If parking in any other carpark, a meter ticket must be purchased at the machine, or they will be booked. Maps will be distributed to those entering campus through the Waterloo Rd. or Balaclava Rd. entrances by Open Night staff, or download here.
Enquiries (02) 9850 7111, No bookings required. The evening will not be cancelled in the event of bad weather, however the telescopes will not be available if it is cloudy. But don't worry, there will still be plenty to do!