Flowers, stars and mulled wine will collide when astronomy comes to The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden. The event — which is running over single nights in May, June, July and August — invites you to kick back, relax and learn about the night skies.
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. 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. Then you'll sit with an Indigenous community member who will tell stories and chat about Aboriginal interpretations of the night sky. 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 and include a drink upon.