Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum

Come and explore different types of telescopes, how they work and discover the amazing universe with the Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum. The Observatory is celebrating its 132nd Anniversary this year. Find out about what you observe in different wavelengths using different technologies in the dark night sky. Each different wavelength will tell you a... Continue Reading →

Have you ever seen anything so full of splendour?

Don't be afraid of the dark, embrace it. Low light doesn't mean you can't click photos. The night is one of the best times to capture the beauty of the world. You wouldn't know what you can capture until you take your camera out and point it to that faint light you see in the... Continue Reading →

2016 Walter Boas Medalist

We are very excited to announce our first interstate special guest speaker on the main stage at AstroLight. Every year the Australian Institute of Physics(AIP) awards the Walter Boas medal to a prominent Australian Physicist for outstanding research in Physics. The award started in 1984 and celebrates the contributions of Walter Boas' research in Australia... Continue Reading →

Do you Want to Win a Celestron Telescope?

Celestron is back this year, and one lucky AstroLight attendee will win a fantastic telescope. All you need to do is pre-purchase a ticket before September 21st and come along on the night for a chance to win! The 'scope on offer is the AstroFi 90, a WiFi controlled, modern machine that retails for just under $1000.... Continue Reading →

2017 AstroLight Dates Announced

We are very excited to announce that the 2017 AstroLight Festival will be held on Saturday September 23rd this year. Just like last year we are working very hard to bring you the exciting Light and Astronomy Science from around Victoria, Australia and the world! We are collecting some very special guests this year as... Continue Reading →

The Wrap Up

The AstroLight Festival has come and gone, so for those who missed it, for those wanting to relive it or for those who want to know what else happened on the night, here is the final wrap up! WARNING: Lots of amazing photos taken by Stewie Donn, source: Scienceworks. Lots of thank you's and much... Continue Reading →

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