Sidewalk Astronomy

Sidewalk Astronomy is Bendigo's favourite astronomy event and is held every month next to the Discovery Science and Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place (opposite Marketplace)
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Bring the family to see cool astro-stuff through our telescopes, our volunteers will give you a tour of the features of night sky. Small groups welcome.
For more information contact: Brien Blackshaw, Ph 03 5447 7690, Email: secretary@bdas.net

December 2019
Friday, 6 December @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm TONIGHT'S SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY WILL GO AHEAD
Craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn and its rings, Venus and maybe a late 1st view of the beautiful Orion Nebula. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm: Forecast is for clear skies and cool but fine conditions. Wear something warm.

January 2020(1)
Friday, 3 January @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm TONIGHT'S SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY WILL GO AHEAD
Craters and valleys on the Moon, Venus, the mighty Orion Nebula including the recently unstable Betelguese! Pleiades (The 7 Sisters) and star clusters around the Southern Cross. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm: There will be some light to moderate high level cloud which should gradually clear.

January 2020(2)
Friday, 31 January @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Note: Two January events this year! (Weather Permitting)
Craters and “Mares” on the Moon, Venus, the beautiful Orion Nebula, star clusters around the Southern Cross and Pleiades (the Seven Sisters). And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm:

Note: No Sidewalk Astronomy in February 2020

March 2020
Friday 6 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters on the Moon, Venus, the beautiful Orion Nebula, the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) and star clusters around the Southern Cross. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:00 pm:

April 2020
Friday 3 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Astronomy for the family! Craters and mountains on the Moon, Southern Cross star clusters and our last evening look at the Orion Nebula and Venus. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 6:00 pm:

May 2020(1)
Friday 1 May @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
The Moon in fine detail, Alpha Centauri and star clusters in Scorpio. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:30 pm:

May 2020(2)
Friday 29 May @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
The Moon in fine detail, Alpha Centauri and star clusters in Scorpio. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:00 pm:

June 2020
Friday 26 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters on the Moon, star clusters in Scorpio and around the Southern Cross. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:00 pm:

July 2020
Friday 24 July @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters and mountains on the Moon and maybe our first glimpses of Jupiter with her moons. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 4:30 pm:

August 2020
Friday 28 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Our Moon in fine detail and possibly Jupiter and her moons. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 5:00 pm:

September 2020
Friday 25 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Part of International Observe the Moon Night:
Our Moon in fine detail and a late glimpse of Jupiter with her moons and Saturn with her beautiful rings. And all this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 5:30 pm:

October 2020
Friday 23 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
The Moon in detail, Saturn with its beautiful rings Jupiter with its moons, Mars and a peek at elusive Mercury low in the west. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 6:30 pm:

November 2020
Friday 20 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters on our Moon in fine detail, Saturn and its beautiful rings, mighty Jupiter with its moons and our neighbour Mars. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:00 pm:

December 2020
Friday 18 December @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
Craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn with its rings and mighty Jupiter with its moons, close together low in the western sky and a late 1st view of the beautiful Orion Nebula. All this for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm:

Watch this space for further dates!