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Planets High 5

We now have Venus and Jupiter  in the evening sky and soon three more will be added. Mars is rapidly moving towards it’s closest Opposition for 15 years by the end of July at 57.6Mkm. Find an Observatory or Planetarium … Continue reading

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Earth Hour – Starry Autumn Nights

Saturday March 25th 2017 – 10th Earth Hour The night sky – beautiful, mysterious and “infinite”. The band of the Milky Way made up of numerous twinkling points of light. Over the years the night sky has “disappeared” and its … Continue reading

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Science, Art and Beyond!

These past 6 months have been exciting for the Ballarat Observatory. Earlier in the year, one of our team members put in a proposal for a light installation in Ballarat during the Ballarat Laneways Festivak, which was accepted! Being the … Continue reading

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Past 6 months at the Ballarat Observatory

These past 6 months have been an interesting journey for the Ballarat Observatory. We have been working hard at planning the future direction of the Observatory from expansions to refurbishments and maybe getting a planetarium (one can only dream!). Maintenance … Continue reading

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From Science Education to Science-Fiction and then some…

Over the past 2 years, the Ballarat Observatory has been improving and updating its education and outreach programs, in addition, building up its events, to create awareness among the general public in regional Victoria. A little over a year ago … Continue reading

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