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Macquarie University | Astronomy Open Night
Wednesday 11 September 2019 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for an incredible night of astronomy, astrophysics, photonics, astrophotonics and all things physics – including a large outdoor area full of telescopes where you can observe celestial objects.
Weather permitting, there will be up to 30 telescopes aimed at the glittering night sky, operated by both Macquarie University astronomers and amateur astronomers alike. Meet and chat with real-life astronomers, observe stars, planets, nebulae, star clusters and much more, and discover the night sky like you never have before.
There will be a series of short talks about recent discoveries and new technology in astronomy, the role of radio astronomy, the impact of light pollution, and an illustrated talk from Macquarie University’s Dr Richard McDermid about the hunt for supermassive black holes. View our full program here.
Have fun at the Physics Magic Show, experience our universe in a Planetarium and see an exhibition of astrophotography. There will be plenty of food options available on the night and free parking onsite. Alternatively, catch the newly opened Metro to Macquarie University station.