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:

December 2022
Friday, 2 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn and its rings, Jupiter 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.

Friday, 30 December @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The 1st Quarter Moon in great detail, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's Galilean Moons, the wonderful Orion Nebula and much more, all for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 7:30 pm. Sidewalk Astronomy will go ahead in cool, calm conditions as planned.

January 2023 Friday, 27 January @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
First quarter Moon in wonderful detail: Craters, Mountains, Lava Mares, our last view of Saturn and its astonishing rings, Jupiter and its Galilean Moons, Orion Nebula (The "Saucepan"), Venus, Mars and more, all for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - Friday 8:00 pm: Clear skies this evening so January's Sidewalk Astronomy will proceed as scheduled.

February 2023
Friday, 24 February @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Quarter Moon in great detail, our last view of Jupiter and its Moons, Venus, Mars, Orion Nebula and Pleiades (the Seven Sisters), all for a gold coin donation. Bring the family.
Weather Update - 7:00 pm:

March 2023
Friday, 31 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Quarter Moon - Craters, Mountains and valleys, all in wonderful detail, Venus, Mars, Orion Nebula (the "Saucepan"), Pleiades and more. Bring the family - all for a gold coin donation!
Weather Update - 6:30 pm