The Port Macquarie Astronomical Association feel responsible for your health and well-being and would like to contribute to slowing down the spread of Coronavirus.
We have decided to suspend all activities at our observatory until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you again soon.
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Lets celebrate the winter solstice together at least in spirit and with those brave scientists and adventureres at Casey Satation in Antarctica'
Activities at the Observatory
'Friday 19 June from 6.30 to 8.30 pm
Outdoor screen viewing through the telescope and showing of short video recordings
Theme: Night sky and Winter Solstice
Saturday 20 June from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Try to spot the International Space Station flying over Port Macquarie
Winter Solstice Dinner Celebration
Sunday 21 June from 6.30-8.30 pm
Evening again using the outside telescope set up and videos made by members
All nights are subject to weather and free to attend
Come to our astronomy open nights
Look through the telescope!
Find out about space and the cosmos by joining in on our open nights. Club members present on a range of topics in our theatre and you can look through the telescope at the moon, Saturn or Jupiter. You might even see a nebula!
Entertaining presentations cover various astronomical topics, or take you for a tour of the night sky and our place in the universe with spectacular images of astronomical objects.
After the presentation, weather permitting, the evening ends with a look at an astronomical object through the observatory's telescope. The presentation goes for about 1 hour and is held regardless of weather.