Saturday 6th April - Young Observers

The weather was kind to us for our April meeting but only a small group of Novae gathered (it was the start of school holidays) to finish off some work on the Periodic table. We tried an introduction to spectra, matching some mystery spectra…

Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Young Observers

Unfortunately the March meeting did not go ahead. Firstly we cancelled on the 2nd of March due to the dangerous fire conditions and the ongoing Bunyip National Park fire event, then the following week smoke from the fire filled the air and made…

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Young Observers

It was great to see so many familiar faces back at Young Observers on Saturday to start the year off, and we also welcomed some new ones. We weren’t able to do any viewing with telescopes because of daylight savings but we still had plenty…

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Young Observers

A good crowd of happy kids filled the cabin for our end of year party which started with a quiz. Nearly all the questions were answered (with a little help) then it off to the dome for a festive laser light show. After some food the kids stuck…

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Young Observers

A good crowd of Novae turned up for the first session of Young Observers on Saturday night where we looked at how high the sky was (the layers of our atmosphere) and then compared the atmospheres of the other planets in the solar system using…

Saturday 6th October 2018 - Young Observers

The sky was beautifully clear for the last dark night of Young Observers for 2018, so we made the most of it by getting the telescopes out and doing lots of observing! With four planets to see there was lots to do as well. The older Supernovae…

Saturday 1st September 2018 - Young Observers

We had a very small group of Novae Young Observers this time around but we still took a look at the weather on other planets, particularly on Venus and Mars. The regular crowd turned up for the Supernovae session afterwards and we took a look…

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Young Observers

  Young Observers celebrated Science Week by putting their brains to work. There was a selection of puzzles to do, a short quiz and some solar system facts to be learnt with a chatterbox game. The older group of Supernovae learnt about…

Saturday 7th June 2018 - Young Observers

The excitement generated by Stargazing Live and the World Record Attempt to have the most people stargazing at one time motivated more people than ever to look upwards and we saw our biggest group of Novae yet at the observatory this year.…