Astronomy at The Quad - POSTPONED

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POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

 

The Quad has partnered with North Coast Astronomy, the Northern Rivers Science Hub and Inspiring Australia to present a night dedicated to exploring and demystifying our night sky on Friday 20th August.

Starting at 2pm there will be Solar viewing to see sunspots and solar activity from dedicated solar telescopes. The North Coast Astronomy Planetarium Dome will be in the Gallery’s event space from 2:30pm until 5.30pm. The planetarium dome allows for 20-30 people at a time to experience our southern sky accompanied by fifteen-minute presentations by Glen Cousins from North Coast Astronomy. The planetarium is wheelchair and all ages accessible. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

At 6pm well known astronomer and radio personality David Reneke, (affectionately known as Astro Dave) from Mid North Coast Astronomy will present Secrets of the Universe, an audio-visual show with an accompanying commentary, followed by a question and answer session. All ages welcome. Bookings essential.

From sunset until approximately 9:30pm the North Coast Astronomy group will have large telescopes on-site for viewing the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Take a picture of the Moon with your smartphone through our telescopes. Step-ladders are provided for the little ones to reach the eyepiece on the bigger telescopes. A mobile observatory with live on-screen streaming from a telescope for lunar and planetary views by Phillip and Marie Hood from Byron Shire Astronomy will also be on-site, look out for their spaceman. 

Slate café will be serving food and drinks and fire braziers will be on site to keep you warm!

 

2pm -9pm

FREE EVENT

Lismore Quad Cnr Keen and Magellan Streets Lismore

 

NB: ELEMENTS OF THIS EVENT MAY BE RESTRICTED OR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-RESTRICTIONS. CHECK BACK HERE FOR DETAILS