Science in the Pub 2018. Brought to you by 2357 Partnership Group

Friday 28th September at the Coonabarabran Golf Club
Dinner and Show tickets on sale NOW. Doors will open at 5pm for food and drinks.

Join Our MC - Matthew Dodds and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe including the much anticipated Astro Song live on stage!

Make sure when you book, you write down that question you have always wanted to ask! You may get picked out to have it answered!!

A complimentry event bus will do local pickups from Motels in the town of Coonabarabran starting at 5pm. You will need to purchase a (free) ticket for that.

Our panelists this year include;
  Fred Watson
  Charley Lineweaver
  Kristin Banks
  Nuria Lorente

Celestron will have telescopes set up outside before and after the event to show you the wonders of the Coonabarabran night sky.

Book Now!
Science in the Pub 2017

LIMITED Tickets on Sale NOW, tickets start from $21.50 for Early Bird Admission to $37.50 for Admission, meal and drink. The meal can be either a BBQ Dinner or Chinese from the Lotus Chinese Resturant.


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Open Day. Siding Spring Observatory.

Saturday 29th September 9:30am to 4pm

Come and explore Siding Spring Observatory.
There’s a whole day of activities!

  • Tour the telescopes with ANU Staff (Get the Map!)
  • Hear talks by world famous astronomers in the New Lodge Conference Room (Download the Talks Program)
  • 3D Films in the Exploratory
  • Enjoy activities for the whole family
  • Science displays in the AAT main floor
  • Local Market Stalls
  • Solar viewing by Tamworth Astronomy Club
  • WIN a Celestron Telescope at the Celestron Tent
  • Starr’s Planetarium
  • Eat at the DOME Cafe, or grab a sausage sizzle on the way round
  • And much much more

No booking required, just come on up! We have no eftpos facilities at the Observatory so bring cash with you.


The Bok Lecture. 2018

Saturday 29th September at Open Day
Siding Spring Lodge Seminar Room at 14:30pm

The BOK Lecture this year will be held in conjuntion with Open Day Our Guest Speaker will be Professor Chris Lidman, Director of Siding Spring Observatory.

Have you ever wanted to know where you really come from? We are not talking about biological origins, but your astrophysical ones. Every atom in your body was made somewhere. It turns out, that these atom factories are some of the most violent astrophysical events that we know of. We’ll talk about merging neutron stars, black holes, exploding stars, and the most violent event of them all, the Big Bag itself.

Entry will be FREE

14:30 (AEST).


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Riding the Lightwave of Technology Conference Siding Spring Observatory.

26-28 September

Click here Riding the Lightwave Conference Details.

Riding the Lightwave of Technology brings scientists, researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers and industry leaders together to discuss the many aspects and impacts of light pollution and artificial light.


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The Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park Launch 2018

Saturday 29th September at 5pm - 9pm

The Warrumbungle National Park will be hosting a FUN family filled evening. Bring a picnic supper and your own telescope or use the ones being manned by the Coonabarabran Astronomical Society. The evening will feature the Australian premiere of the film **SAVING THE DARK** by Sriram Murali. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. We will not be allowing anyone who has not pre-registered to enter for safety reasons. This is being planned by TravelOgg

Book Now

Tickets are on sale NOW through Fred Watson Tours

Time 5pm-9pm(AEST).


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