Late night astronomy: Lunar eclipse

31 January 2018–1 February 2018, 10.30pm–1.30am

Visit Sydney Observatory and use our telescopes to catch the best view of the upcoming lunar eclipse during a special late night tour.

Enjoy an evening of astronomy with telescope viewings* and stargazing. Discover the science of lunar eclipses and take a stroll through the Observatory after hours. Pack a late-night snack to bring with you and enjoy the view of the Southern Sky over the harbour.

Only observable in Australia on average once every few years, lunar eclipses occur when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth. During a lunar eclipse, light refracted onto the Moon by Earth’s atmosphere transforms the Moon into a deep red colour. View this natural phenomenon through Sydney Observatory’s telescopes and learn more about eclipses.


*This program is held regardless of the weather. If viewing the eclipse through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged. Tickets are non-refundable.