Young Observers Night at the Observatory
Constellation of the month is Sagittarius and the theme of the night is “Space Junk”.
You may know that the Earth is totally surrounded by thousands and thousands of man-made objects, orbiting the planet at very high speed but other than hard-working satellites providing us with communication, scientific data and GST, most of the objects serve no purpose. They are “space junk”.
Come along on July 22nd at 7.30 pm and explore the answers to questions like, “How did so much stuff get up there?”, “What if they run into each other?”, “How can we remove them?” and “Will it be safe for me to go to the Moon when I grow up?”
Weather permitting, we will be pointing the telescopes at the Moon, Mars, Venus, Saturn and other objects of interest.
When booking, choose a role from the drop down box when booking tickets. Select the age group that works for each child.
“MBO Staff” tickets are for the event coordinators only to book in.
You will only be allowed onsite if you have a ticket
You can book tickets up until 5:00 pm on the day of the event, unless booked out before that. We do have a limited number of people we can have up at the event for safety reasons.
These events are for the younger members of our wonderful Observatory family; anyone from the age of 5 to 15 is welcome to come and enjoy a great night. We also of course welcome accompanying adults, who may also learn something they may not know, plus its a great night to enjoy with your kids.