Flowers, stars and mulled wine will collide when astronomy comes to The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden. The event — which is running for the second time — invites you to kick back, relax and listen to Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez chat about the night skies.
Dr Lopez-Sanchez is an astronomy research fellow and a science communicator at the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University. Surrounded by the garden's botanic surrounds, he'll bring you a whole new perspective on familiar constellations and show you how to find those that are not-so-familiar. Learn to locate the Jewel Box within the Southern Cross, bright nebulae within Sagittarius and Omega Centauri, a globular cluster.
Tickets are a reasonable $25, with drinks and snacks available at the bar.