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 →

Awaken your inner Physicist!!

Light trapped in a stream of water, The Barbers Pole, Moire patterns and many more visual delights that will astound you. The amazing tech behind the latest telescopic innovations. Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Well you should be! Come and visit us in the Pumping Station where we will have... Continue Reading →

The Wrap Up for AstroLight17

The AstroLight Festival for 2017 has been another big success, bringing together scientists, stargazers and artists for a celebration of all things astronomy and light! If you weren’t able to come on the night, or want to relive all the action, here is our final wrap up. To start off with, here’s a brief snapshot... 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 →

More Light Art

We have two more art installations to tell you about, definitely worth a look so make sure to take the time and have a look. Of course we love when Science and Art collide with each other (Some call it STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics) Tomorrow night we have an exhibit by... Continue Reading →

It’s tomorrow!!

We have written about so many things that will be at AstroLight, I thought I would do a quick run-through of the venues and give an over-view of the event. Of course, also head to the Program page for more details and schedule! Amphitheatre After the official welcome, shows from Sean Elliott and Chris Lassig,... Continue Reading →

David Malin

David Malin is best known as the father of Colour Astrophotography. Using his knowledge of processing photography images during his time at Kodak in the UK, he came to Australia to work at the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) and developed a method to colourise (with real colour) the images taken through a telescope. The images are taken in... Continue Reading →

Upulie Divisekera

With so many amazing people on the bill Saturday Night in the CAASTRO Amphitheatre, it was paramount we have an equally incredible host to take you through the events of the evening. So, we are very pleased to to have molecular biologist, science communicator, coordinator of @realscientists and all-round lover of science from Monash University,... Continue Reading →

Food Glorious Food

This post is guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle, your mouth salivate and your belly rumble. OK, so it is about lunchtime while I am writing this, apologies if my over-active stomach gets a little enthusiastic for this post! We have discussed talks, activities, shows, telescopes, Star Wars characters, NASA Astronauts and so much... Continue Reading →

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