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8° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE IN SYDNEY
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 20, 2018
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Astronomy at the Calyx 2019

Learn about the stars in the middle of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden.
By Jasmine Crittenden
December 20, 2018
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Flowers, stars and wine will collide when astronomy comes to The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden. The event — which is running over single nights in January, March and April — invites you to kick back, relax and learn about the night skies.

In April and June, Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez will chat to the group — he's an astronomy research fellow and a science communicator at the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University. In March and May, Professor Fred Watson AM, a well-known astronomer and author, will lead the proceedings. On all nights, Bundjulung man and storyteller Drew Roberts will chat about Aboriginal interpretations of the night sky.

Surrounded by the garden's botanic surrounds, you'll gain a whole new perspective on familiar constellations and learn 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 $35 and include a glass of wine upon arrival. But tickets always book out well in advance — and have already done so for March and April — so get in quick.

Updated: January 31, 2019. 

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