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Astronomy night: Secrets of the stars

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

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Experience a night under the stars in Blue Mountains National Park these school holidays. Find out all about astronomy and the night sky over Blackheath during this family-friendly activity.

When

Saturday 28 December 2019 and Saturday 4 January 2020, 6.45pm to 9pm.

Where
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath area
Accessibility
Easy
Grade
Easy. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over.
Price

Adult/child (5 years and over) $55 per person.

Meeting point
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
What to
bring
Torch, suitable clothing
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Join a NSW National Parks ranger and local astronomer Tony Lewis to discover the night sky in Blackheath. You'll hear the remarkable stories behind constellations and take a guided evening stroll through Blue Mountains National Park.

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a planet and a star? Or how and why black holes are formed? This family-friendly event is a great way to learn all about our ever-expanding universe and the latest breakthroughs in astronomy. Your evening includes:

  • An astronomy presentation
  • A guided evening walk in Blue Mountains National Park. Head torches provided
  • Bush food tasting
  • Taking a look through a telescope, weather permitting

It's a good idea to wear warm clothes and be ready to have some fun!

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Govetts Leap waterfall, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government