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Jan 2015 : Celestial Summer Night Programs

January 2015 is predicted to be hot, hot hot. So get out and about to Sydney Observatory and enjoy the evening telescope viewing, hearing amazing stories of the night sky and soaking up the atmosphere in one of the most important heritage and scientific sites in Australia. There are programs for families such as the Celestial Pizza nights, and romantic pre and post dinner programs for couples. Book before its too late.

Venus: goddess of love
23, 24, 25 Jan 6:30 to 8:30pm (Tickets still available for Sunday 25 January)
Watch the sunset, grab a drink and admire the stunning view of Sydney Harbour from atop Observatory Hill. Enjoy telescope viewing of Venus (weather permitting), marvel at incredible juggling performances and relax to live music under the stars.
Cost: $35 per adult $32 concession and $30 members.


Dreamtime Astronomy : planetarium and telescope tours
7:30 to 8:30pm, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Hear stories written across the Australian sky as out Aboriginal Guides share their cultural astronomy under the virtual night sky in the planetarium. Then view objects through the telescope.
Cost: $50 family, $18 adult, $12 child; Powerhouse Members $43 family, $16 adult, $11 child.
BOOK NOWRomantic sunset photo Geoff Wyatt

Celestial Night Tours
8:30 to 10pm until 31 January
View Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull and Canis Major the Great Dog and a beautiful crescent the Moon (end of January), amongst other celestial features through telescopes and experience the new ‘Telescopes’ 3D Space Theatre program. Cost: $50 family, $18 adult, $12 child; Powerhouse Members $43 family, $16 adult, $11 child. BOOK NOW! or phone 02 9921 3485 during office hours (8:30am – 4:30pm) to avoid disappointment. Booking and prepayment is required. Please read our conditions before booking a tour.


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